Radhey Krishna Painting Portrays Love

Artist: Tejpal Singh Mann, Surrey,BC,Canada This painting is called “Radhey Krishna” . It is included in the album “Jin Prem Keeyo,Tin Hee Prabhu Paayo”. It depicts Radha and Krishna at Vrindavan in and around the banks of the Yamuna river. Radha Krishna are the zenith of an ideal love.Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Visnu….

Progressive Hindu Dialogue Among Top 20 Hindu Websites

Progressive Hindu Dialogue,which was launched only last year, has been selected one of the top 20 Hindu blogs on the web. Thanks all for your support. Following is the letter of recognition: Hi Promod, My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Progressive Hindu…

Rakshabandan’ – the festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond

Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross This year, Monday, August 7 marks one of the most important celebrations for Hindus throughout the world: Rakshabandhan, a ceremony honoring the bond between sisters and brothers. The date of Rakshabandan varies from year to year since Hindus follow a lunar calendar for religious celebrations. During Rakshabandhan sisters…

BC Fires And The Sun

The Sun is in the news. It is presenting itself up in the sky as round light bulb with scarlet ring. The ongoing forest fires in the Interior of BC has tinted the Sun god because of the haze produced which spreads out in the Greater Vancouver area. Whereas, we are wishing that the BC…

Social Divinity And Hinduism

By Promod Puri, Editor Progressive Hindu Dialogue Seeking the divine spirit is a spiritual pursuit. And within that pursuit is the social aspects of the divinity which impact the Hindu mind to develop a personality of goodness. Divine or divinity relates to all those aspects coming from God or god which are basically understood as…

Hinduism and its complicated history with cows

Hinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them) Are cows sacred to all Hindus? PRODaniel Incandela, CC BY-NC Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago Just this past June, at a national meeting of various Hindu organizations in India, a popular preacher, Sadhvi Saraswati, suggested that those who consumed beef should be publicly…

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

By Promod Puri “The past is history, future is mystery, but today is a gift……”, stay in the present and enjoy the moments. These are some of the many favored in-vogue quotes. The popular quotations or advisories suggest our prospects belong to the moments we live in. We are told to live, feel, and enjoy…

Dharma, Karma & Moksha

An outstanding feature of Hinduism is the doctrine of “purusarthas”, advocating four complementary engagements in an individual’s life. These are dharma, artha, kama and moksha.   Dharma seeks conscious conduct of life on moral values of honesty, compassion, truthfulness, and purity of body and mind. It is a behavior toward ethical living. Dharma involves austerity,…