Sufi Thinking

“An eighth-century female Sufi saint, known popularly as Rabia al-Adawiyya, is said to have walked through her hometown of Basra, in modern-day Iraq, with a lit torch in one hand and a bucket of water in another. When asked why she replied that she hoped to burn down heaven and douse hell’s fire so people…

Tradition Of Langar In Sikhism

Langar is one of the most sacred and important aspects of Sikhism. The word langar simply means community eating place in Gurudwara (Sikh temple) where free food is served to all devotees and visitors without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status, or ethnicity. The free meal is always vegetarian. People sit on the floor,…

Hinduism Thrives In Its Open Structure

by Promod Puri Hinduism is a wide-open structure. It is an abode where believers in God, atheists, and ethicists can comfortably reside together and share their knowledge, beliefs, and experiences for the betterment of humanity and its environments. Hinduism evolves by itself in its conflicting, contradicting, and controversial framework. In its spacious design and architecture,…

Shabad In Gurbani by Bhagat Kabir

Awal Allah noor upaya (In the beginning God created light) Kudrat ke sab bandey (All are nature’s creations/people) Ek noor se sab jag upja (From that One Light the whole world has been born) Kaun bhaley,kau mandey? (So how can some be good and some evil?) prgressivehindudialogue.com

Who Are Right: Atheists Or Believers In God  

Atheists (e.g. Christopher Hitchens in “The Portable Atheist”) deny or disbelieve the existence of a supreme being, not by putting forward their own reasons or facts, but by ridiculing, condemning and even satirising believers who themselves accept and trust absurd, unrealistic, and imaginary explanations about God, and still have firm convictions in Him. progressivehindudialogue.com

REDISCOVERING GOD

“While on the progressive path one can explicitly observe that in our religious places, God’s existence is marred by elaborate rituals and customs which impact and disturb invoking His presence in the prayers and reverence for Him. Furthermore, our antiquated scriptures are not of much help either in His realisation. Written in the language(s) of…

Perception Of God

God is more than our mindset imagination of being a super human governing this universe. A simple and brief, but still far from complete, portrayal of God can be: the sum total of everything and every process in this universe and beyond is God. Everything, known or unknown that exist is what a universe is…

Ram On The Spot

“Ramayana remains a metaphorical study in the way Ram’s glory is chanted as ‘Maryada Purush’. His adventures are no doubt fascinating but he can and should be questioned on being termed the perfect husband. It pretty sums up the agni pariksha modern women in our society are going through and how they are labeled as…