History Matters

Like it or not, we are shaped by our history

Regardless of whether our forefathers may have been the invaders, defenders or defeated, those actions performed 100 years ago thousand years ago set in motion a chain of cause and effect (karma) that affects us today. Our past influences every aspect of our daily lives even though we are most often completely unaware.

We wonder where we came from and the origin of the universe. Was there a big bang or a big birth and an act of creation? Yet the source of creation is in every atom, every creature, and every cell of your body. If you can access it, you will know the nature of existence and your

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India In The World

A nation re-emerging

“India is perhaps the most creative civilization in the history of the world and has been so for thousands of years. To begin with, Indic or Bharatiya culture embraces all aspects of art, from poetry, drama and literature to sculpture, painting and architecture, music and dance, and each in a wondrous variety of forms, modes and applications. India has never suffered from the devastating cultural split between the sacred and the profane that has long shadowed over Christianity and Islam, which have often limited or even denied representational art and evocative music forms as unsacred, and which still provokes intolerance leading to violence.” ~ David Frawley, American Thinker & Author.

“It is true that even across the

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The Bhagavad Gita

An extract from the worlds greatest book; The Maharbarata

Arjuna seeking answers from Lord Krishna

The Bhagavad Gita (भगवद्गीता)(often referred to as ‘the Gita’) translates as “Song of the Lord” – Gita means song and Bhagavad means God. It is an eternal message of spiritual wisdom from ancient India and a 700 verse extract from the Hindu epic scripture; The Mahabharata (chapters 23–40).

Regarded as one of the world’s most valued scriptures, the story line of Bhagavad Gita is set in the narrative framework of a dialogue between the Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer, Lord Krishna. The conversation takes place as Arjuna faces his duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha,

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The New Face of Sexism

The perverse logic that women are always right

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After an incident on June 6, 2016 a man was later convicted (march 2018) in Belgium of sexism in a public place for the first time sparking fresh debate about sexism and a call for similar new laws in other countries.

Before jumping in, lets remember that sexism or gender discrimination is a prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s sex or gender but it mostly pertains to control, contempt, negativity or hostility towards women and girls. According to Belgium law, sexism is defined as “every gesture or deed” that is “clearly meant to express contempt of a person based on sex,” or considers a person inferior based on

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Linguistic origins of Sanskrit

The worlds oldest language

Unfortunately the world in general does not have much idea of Origins or nature of Sanskrit. Sanskrit can never ever be dead. It is a natural language for higher beings and you can form thousand words for just one idea you want to communicate. So it is not a normal language in linguistic sense. This is the only language that has almost 100 words for all key concepts human beings can express. Sanskrit is not only a linguistic system, that is unique and has no comparison with any other living language but it is an original source of all acquired knowledge of terrestrial and non-terrestrial sources whose scope is dimensions not known to modern human senses.

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Lord Shiva in Arabia

A time before Islam

This is about the history of the southern Arabian kingdom of Shiva and what Supreme Lord Shiva means. Subhan Allah wa bihamdihi = Om Namah Shivay.

Shaivism was the most important influence in ancient Arabia before Islam along with pre islamic Babylonian Deities. Arabs when they converted to Islam took the Namaz ritual from Persians [Arabs called it Salat] and also Sajda [will elaborate on that shorlty ] & Prayer of evening, Isha is always invoking Lord Shiva also known as Isha. Those who do not understand live in ignorance but they are praising the Supreme force of creativity.

Those who destroy or vandalize any Shiva temple or relic in any form, have known to be

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The Windup Doll

The Women of today’s Iran

Iran like so many countries has a troubled history, it has fallen from its greatness as Persia, an empire related by Dharma to India. It was a principled country based on truth but after being conquered by Islam, it has degenerated into divisiveness and oppression. Oppression particularly against women and children.

Excerpts from Iran Oppresses Women

The main religion in Iran is currently Sunni Islamic. In the Quran (the Islamic holy book), it states that women may try to manipulate and distract men from making important political decisions. Women are said to be evil. To prevent these distractions, women often are forced to wear head coverings such as hijabs. They can

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Polygamy under Islam

A base herd instinct

A religion’s purpose is to connect with God but Islam does anything but that. Instead it teaches men to abuse children, women and encourages slavery and above all treat them in the most inhuman way possible. Obviously social pictures of a few rich and famous show bejewelled women who look very lavish but the reality is very very different inside the veil.

Majority of Muslim women, as much as 89% suffer more than any other women born under any other social system or so called religious faith. On surface and text books, news media and public statements talk of great love and peace and nobility towards women. However the reality is that women are considered

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The Sati Myth

It is said that Hindu women must throw themselves into their husbands cremation pyre

You can ask any Hindu community if they know of any woman who has done this and the answer is universally no. In fact the idea is seen as horrendous in all eyes, Hindu and otherwise. There may have been a few occasions in the distant past where this may have happened, yet it is so rare there is no record of it happening so where does this myth come from?

Before answering, it must be recognised that:

Remember the myth of the powerful priest Daksha who made a great yagna (ritual sacrifice) but did not invite his youngest daughter Sati and

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What is Dharma?

A mystery to those not knowing the essence of life

To get the best from life, you must love life and treat it with love.Via Vogue and lemonade

Dharma is living in accord with life while sustaining what is known and fruitful for all life.

In other words, to know Dharma in its fullness you must know life in its fullness and that is something few people achieve in their lifetimes. Therefore to know Dharma as a layperson without access to the accumulated knowledge of Vedanta requires a relaxation of beliefs and an openness to explore.

To put it simply, Dharma is a way of being in the world that sustains

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Caste and Class

Social divisions throughout history

In looking at the world we have naturalism which sees biology as being the determining factor in life, modern humanism that sees cultural norms as the defining factor which is where we are now, yet this is based on the perception of power and possession of animalism or base survival.

The natural world isn’t fair, just or kind. It’s a place where the strong dominate, exploit, use or even kill the weak because it’s the natural order of life. In the race for survival, the fittest and strongest life-form on Earth are humans. The natural world is not devoid of compassion and kindness, it’s just that the more powerful rule over the weaker and from a

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