HINDU WORSHIPPING

Besides the devotional practices at dedicated places like temples, home or public shrines, a striking and environmental sensitive and gratifying feature of Hindu worshipping practices and reverence is the deification of natural landmarks like rivers, lakes, and mountains.There is divinity in all elements of nature as well as in plants and animals. The belief is…

Guru Ravidas Shrine Demolished

Thousands of people protested in Delhi August 21 over the demolition of 500-year-old Guru Ravidas shrine on August 10 by the BJP-controlled Delhi Development Authority. Guru Ravidas is a revered Indian poet-saint of 15th century. He was also a social reformer. He fought social divisions under the Hindu caste system, and gender equality. He was born…

Don’t Believe “Because It Is Said”

Lord Buddha said: “that we must not believe in a thing said merely because it is said; nor traditions because they have been handed down from antiquity; nor rumors, as such; nor writings by ages, because sages wrote them; nor fancies that we may suspect to have been inspired in us by a Deva (that is, in…

What’s Hinduism

Ignoring its ritualistic aspects Hinduism truly is a “union of reason & intuition.”

REFORM IN WORLD RELIGIONS

An integrated approach is needed to reform most of the world religions in which all the sciences and disciplines like physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, etc., etc. along with computer sciences help in the ethical and rational understanding of religious orders including their cleansing. This review is now due. -Promod Puri

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…