HYMN OF CREATION (Nasadiya Sukta)

Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterward, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen? Whence this creation has arisen—perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not – the one who looks down on it, in…

धार्मिक गुलामी से मुक्ति पानी होगी

“सड़े हुए विचारों को जब तक हम निकाल बाहर नहीं करेंगे, तब तक भारत कभी आगे नहीं बढ़ सकता। परमात्मा इंसान के खुद के अंदर है, परमात्मा का मतलब है एनर्जी आफ ट्रूथ, एनर्जी आफ लव एंड जस्टिस। जब से इस बात को मैंने समझा, किसी मंदिर में नहीं गया। 70 साल से बिल्कुल ठीक…

SABARIMALA TEMPLE CONTROVERSY:

A Renaissance in South Indian Hindu Tradition “the entry of two women, including a Dalit woman – Bindu and Kanakadurga – into the temple in the early hours of January 2, 2019, stands as a symbolic historical corrector that marks a small victory reminding one of the colossal efforts ahead to take many such remarkable…

SIGNIFICANCE OF KARTARPUR CORRIDOR:

The Kartarpur Corridor to be ready by November of next year, will connect the border town of Dera Baba Nanak from the Indian side and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. Guru Nanak Dev founded Kartarpur in 1504 AD and established the first commune for his followers there. He lived in Kartarpur till his death. It…

Celebration of light

Diwali, the celebration of light In this light there is hope. Diwali, the celebration of sharing In this sharing there is caring. Diwali, the celebration of love In this love, there is compassion. Diwali, the celebration of faith In this faith, there is bliss. –Promod Puri

LEARNING FROM SUNFLOWER IN PRAYERS TO SUN GOD

by Promod Puri Surya Devta or Sun god enjoys a unique status in Hindu iconography as the visible divine personality emerging from the horizon every day. But when it is not seen because of rain or cloudy sky, a devotee can learn from the devoutness of sunflower towards the Sun. Sunflower is a true devotee…

RIGHT TO CHANGE RELIGIOUS VEHICLE

Religion basically is just a vehicle for delivering goods of spirituality, ethics, and morality. If the vehicle fails to deliver the desired goods or it is loaded with unethical and immoral junk by its operators, the recipient can refuse to accept that delivery. And rightfully seek another vehicle which only delivers the good stuff. In…

RELIGION IS MORE THAN JUST A BELIEF

by Promod Puri That it is just a matter of personal belief is a mindset and restricted understanding of religion. And one can be absolutely right within that perception. In fact, belief is the base on which fear, miracles, and emotions are developed and endorsed by the priest class of all the world religious orders….