“In God We Trust.” WAS CHALLENGED IN US COURT

“In God We Trust.” WAS CHALLENGED IN US COURT: Guess Who Won. Almost 70 years ago, Walter Plywaski fought for the right of atheists to become U.S. citizens – and won. He died of the Coronavirus early this year. In August 1952, Plywaski, a Hungarian refugee, petitioned for U.S. citizenship while in Hawaii. All he…

SANT KABIR’S CONTRIBUTION TO EVOLVING MODERN WORLD

“It did not take long to realize that the ‘modern’ world we inhabit had evolved not in one of its provinces, namely Europe, nor in a limited frame of time, between the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries; indeed all societies and all civilizations had contributed to its evolution through all periods of human habitation in…

CONSCIOUSNESS IMPACTS THE HUMAN MIND

Consciousness is a biological phenomenon with psychological implications.

Consciousness impacts the functioning of the human mind and sets our behaviour.

“HINDUISM IS IN DANGER!”

by Promod Puri Indeed, it is in danger because a Muslim boy entered a temple premises to quench his thirst from a water tap inside. A Hindu-Muslim couple travels together on a train. A Muslim girl is in love with a Hindu boy and marries him. A Muslim man marries four women to produce more…

PERCEIVING GOD

–Promod Puri God is more than our mindset imagination of being a superhuman governing this universe.A brief and straightforward, but still far from complete, God’s characterization can be: the total of everything and every process in this universe and beyond is God. Everything, known or unknown, that exists is what the universe or Nature is…

HINDU DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES

Besides the devotional practices at dedicated places like temples, homes, or public shrines, a striking and environmentally sensitive and gratifying feature of Hindu worshiping practices and reverence is idolizing natural landmarks like rivers, lakes, mountains, plants, animals, etc. There is divinity in all elements of nature. The belief is that gods and goddesses manifest in…

RITUALS IN HINDUISM

The liberalism in Hinduism has encouraged genesis of rituals. Over its long history, rituals generated to build up a maze that gives the religion its complex identity. Within that complexity lies an inclusive mosaic of Hinduism. From a religious point of view, a ritual is a symbolic and sacramental repetitive activity. It provides manner and…