“In God We Trust.” WAS CHALLENGED IN US COURT

“In God We Trust.” WAS CHALLENGED IN US COURT: Guess Who Won. Almost 70 years ago, Walter Plywaski fought for the right of atheists to become U.S. citizens – and won. He died of the Coronavirus early this year. In August 1952, Plywaski, a Hungarian refugee, petitioned for U.S. citizenship while in Hawaii. All he…

Health Benefits of Fasting Beside Its Ritual Values In Religions

Fasting may have become a health fad, but religious communities have been doing it for millennia Iqbal Akhtar, Florida International University The practice of fasting has entered popular culture in recent years as a way to lose extra pounds. Featured in the bestselling book “The Fast Diet,” it advocates eating normally on select days of the…

SANT KABIR’S CONTRIBUTION TO EVOLVING MODERN WORLD

“It did not take long to realize that the ‘modern’ world we inhabit had evolved not in one of its provinces, namely Europe, nor in a limited frame of time, between the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries; indeed all societies and all civilizations had contributed to its evolution through all periods of human habitation in…

For Hindus to Defend Criminals Just Because They Are Hindu is un-Hindu

Sunita Viswanath and Deepak Joshi One of the core principles of Hinduism is ahimsa, or non-harm. And yet we are perturbed by a trend in our Hindu communities – that when Hindus perpetrate violence, especially against non-Hindus, other Hindus feel compelled to rush to their defence. Three years ago in Kathua, Jammu, an eight-year-old Muslim girl from…

CONSCIOUSNESS IMPACTS THE HUMAN MIND

Consciousness is a biological phenomenon with psychological implications.

Consciousness impacts the functioning of the human mind and sets our behaviour.

“HINDUISM IS IN DANGER!”

by Promod Puri Indeed, it is in danger because a Muslim boy entered a temple premises to quench his thirst from a water tap inside. A Hindu-Muslim couple travels together on a train. A Muslim girl is in love with a Hindu boy and marries him. A Muslim man marries four women to produce more…