A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE ROLE OF KAIKEYI IN RAMAYANA

Princess of the Kekaya kingdom, Kaikeyi knows from early childhood that she has no value in a world of men. She is “but a dowry of fifty fine horses”, destined not to rule, but to be wife and mother in a world where both queens and mothers are expendable and replaceable. Denied a structured education,…

Lord Krishna in “Stri-Vesha”

One of Lord Krishan’s many Leelas is that of “stri-Vesha”, dressing up in woman’s clothing. This can be seen in temples, songs, and paintings. Some stories say that the ‘Gopis’ exhausted by Krishan’s pranks, dressed him up as a girl to “punish him. To their surprise Krishna enjoyed it. In other stories, Radha and Krishna…

HOW RELIGIOUS VIEWS GET EMBEDDED:

In religion, most people do not read the fundamentals of the scriptures. But they gather their religious knowledge or information thru a third party, like sermons or lectures from priests or religious leaders. It can be biased or prejudiced. But this is where the mindset of religious views gets embedded that often stays lifelong or…

“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.