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….

CONTROLLING FAKE HINDU GURUS

Unlike some other religious orders, Hinduism does not have a centralized controlling authority to guide or to safeguard its values. Without any governing body, Hinduism over the centuries developed the “parmpara”(tradition) of establishing the institution of independent gurus, ‘swamis’ and ‘babas.’ However, looking at the disgraceful conduct of many of these so-called god’s men and…

Fanatics Can Demolish Disgraced Kathua Temple

Before goons and fanatics (using the word Hindu for them disgraces sacred Hindu religion) demolish another mosque or church, they can go and bulldoze the Kathua temple, a disgraced structure now, and a symbol of national shame and stigma.   Till now it was a place of reverence and tranquility. But the temple’s sanctity and…

What Is Neologism And Why We Need It

Neologism means to introduce a new word or new senses of existing words. In its expanded definition neologism also involves “a new doctrine, especially a new interpretation of sacred writings”, according to the Dictionary.com.   Many rituals, customs, and traditions related to our religions need a review for their practicality in our ever-changing world culture….

Should Politics Be Separate From Religion

“Politics and religion must be kept separate” is an acknowledged doctrine in secular and democratic-socialist systems. But there are elements in most religions which are liberal, secular, and democratic. For these reasons, politics can incorporate religion in its order, whereas religion can keep its sanctity if the “dirty politics” stay out of it. It is…

God And Religion Of Stephen Hawkins

Physically-challenged Stephen Hawking’s mind explored the cosmos, and from where he got a clear picture of how the universe came into existence. In this quest, he could not find the god commonly believed to be up there and responsible for this creation. However, as a physicist, he found his god in his dedicated daily karmas…

Stephen Hawkins God And Dharma

For most of us we have a mindset personified image of God. And that is what Hawkins rejected. His God resided in his rational thinking and dedicated research which was in the cosmos world and beyond. For that reason he knew more about God than the god most of us perceive. His God was in…