MANUSMRITI AND AMERICA’S JIM CROW LAWS AGAINST BLACKS

by Promod Puri An objective parallel can be drawn between the racial caste system, known as Jim Crow in the history of the United States between 1877 to late 60s, and the inhumane treatment of low-caste Hindus triggered by the centuries-old caste culture of India. Jim Crow was a legitimized and even legalized anti-black racism which…

In Leonardo’s Philosophy Man, Animals Have Same Structure As Earth

Leonardo da Vinci saw in animals the ‘image of the world’ From cats to dragonflies, Leonardo sketched scores of animals. Leonardo da Vinci/Royal Collection Trust Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College About six months ago I stopped eating meat. I was teaching a graduate course at UCLA that investigated how Italian Renaissance writers conveyed their concepts about…

CORRIDOR OF PEACE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

By Promod Puri It is hailed as a “Corridor of Peace” between India and Pakistan. The Kartarpur Corridor to be ready by November of this year is also a long-awaited and welcome historical development for Sikhs worldwide. The much-desired Corridor will connect the border town of Dera Baba Nanak from the Indian side and Gurdwara Kartarpur…

CORRIDOR OF PEACE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN

By Promod Puri It is hailed as a “Corridor of Peace” between India and Pakistan. The Kartarpur Corridor to be ready by November of this year is also a long-awaited and welcome historical development for Sikhs worldwide. The much-desired Corridor will connect the border town of Dera Baba Nanak from the Indian side and Gurdwara…

Bhagavad Gita Studies

Master Gita Master Life is a 20-month course set to begin in January 2019. The course will be held on one weekend (the second weekend) every month for 20 months. All 700 slokas of the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita will be taught to the seekers via discourses, group discussions, reflections and they will also…

Could consciousness all come down to the way things vibrate?

What do synchronized vibrations add to the mind/body question? agsandrew/Shutterstock.com Tam Hunt, University of California, Santa Barbara Why is my awareness here, while yours is over there? Why is the universe split in two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects? How is each of us our own center of…

Believing In Oneself Dispels Blind Faith

by Zile Singh  (Ambassador(Retd.)                                                Believe Yourself Believing in oneself is a Magic. If you can do that, you can make anything happen. – Johann Goethe In English language the word Believe is…

Welcome

Progressive Hindu Dialogue is an initiative to explore, recognize and advance the rational, liberal and progressive nature of Hinduism. It is also a forum to debate the symbolic aspects of Hinduism’s rituals, customs, traditions and thoughts in an intelligent and prudent environment. In this dynamics the overall objective is to invigorate the continuity of Hinduism’s…