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A land of colours and contrasts

Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh, India

Since Siddhartha’s Journey to The East, seekers of truth have traveled India. In the 1960’s hippies called India home hanging out in this tropical paradise. Today the hippy hangouts have become fashionable and affordable holiday resorts with services and amenities to rival any in the English speaking world. For the modern visitor, India may be a place of learning, or a fantastic and affordable holiday destination.

History

India has a rich history, it has been invaded by successive armies including the Mongols to Alexander (the not so Great) and then the British, but India has survived them all. Kings and Maharajah’s have ruled, the British left their

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A Sanskrit Glossary

Commonly used Sanskrit words used in Yoga and Dharma studies

Sanskrit is thought to be the world’s first language from which all have evolved or been influenced by. The sounds are primal and focussed on describing a world view based on the intrinsic nature of matter, and an internal world view describing the nature of mankind.

These words are used in books about Yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism and they are often a challenge to understand.

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Abhyasa: practice – the act of practising

Acharya: teacher

Adwaita a philosophy according to which there is no duality – only a singular state of consciousness

Agni: fire

Agnisar kriya: one of the shatkarmas (cleansing practices) -intestinal cleansing

Aham: ego

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A Cronology of Hindu History

Re-Writing the narrative from emerging discoveries

Like many people seeking to know the truth of our existence, I have questioned the historic narrative handed down to us through various governmental agencies to find this narrative has been heavily tainted by political expediency, personal bias, religious and other belief systems.

The Western, patriarchal capitalist point of view backed by the irrational idea of moral authority dominates the world in pursuit of pleasure. History instead of being a search for truth is only important to validate patriarchal capitalist point of view and justify behavior as in drawing borders and exercising authority.

Under a Western flexible morality, people say nice things but do dastardly deeds in the name of power and profits. Conversely

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Why Remove Article 370?

A personal story of a policy dividing India today

What is Article 370? Get educated!

“Article 370 of the Indian constitution gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir—a state in India, located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, and a part of the larger region of Kashmir, which has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947 allowing it to have a separate constitution, a state flag and autonomy over the internal administration of the state. The government of India revoked this special status in August 2019 through a Presidential Order and the passage of a resolution in Parliament.” ~ Wiki

It would be polite to say that Article 370 came about

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Why the British and Christians hated the Brahmin's

A legacy of imperial belief

(I am using the word “Brahmin” exactly as it is ment to be used: the class that represented the intelligentsia of Brahmic society: be it Hindu, Sikh, Jain or Buddhist.)

To be against “Brahminism” is part and parcel of the political correctness of “progressive” scholars in twenty-first-century India. This indicates that something is very wrong with the Indian academic debate. Promotion of animosity towards a religious tradition or its followers is not acceptable today, but it becomes truly perverse when the intelligentsia endorses it. In Europe , it took horrendous events to put an end to the propaganda of anti-Semitism, which had penetrated the media and intelligentsia. It required decades of incessant campaigning before anti-Semitism

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Liberal Media Hype

To those blissfully ignorant of India

Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is flourishing in most countries yet modern India is stressed, more so because of its location, its aggressive neighbour and 20 to 30% Islamic population that is becoming increasingly militant and pushing to make India an Islamic state as per the Islamic agenda.

There are of course many political ideologies at play that are hyped up by irresponsible media organisations painting India and a negative light. These organisations are believers in the colonialist narrative of India, are divorced from actual knowledge and therefore their opinions erroneous and often biased.

Along with Islam, Christianity is fighting for its share of the take, because both of these religions are colonialist seeking more land,

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Ghandi

Love him or hate him?

Most commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, this iconic man is seen by some as the father of modern India and by others as a traitor to India. This post is in response to the more scathing comments circulating in the social media that just don’t go away.

And looking at is life and the consequences of it one must remember that he was educated according to British indoctrination. Like so many Hindus of the time, he may not have questioned the British idea of an Aryan invasion lifting the intellect and capacity of Hindus to participate in a modern world.

With his further education in London, the British narrative probably became more ingrained within

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26000 YO Vishnu Idol

An ancient mystery

It is generally thought that the first gold manufacturing took place around 7000 BC in the vicinity of the Black sea. While we are discovering that Hindu culture indeed extends back to this time the claim regarding this discovery turns history even more on its head.

The following article is from ajitvadakayil.blogspot and it also appears on many other websites. It is generally thought that gold was worked before copper and bronze but you can do further research and decide for yourself.

The narrative – italics mine:

A heavy chest containing a 47 gram metal alloy idol was given to CIA officials for safekeeping at Lo Monthang (called “Mustang, northern Nepal” in

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Revising the Official Hindu History

An urgent need for the well-being of ALL nations

Most people consider that it’s important to know one’s past and to know one’s ancestry because that knowledge provides insights into one’s nature from which we can more clearly determine our reason for being and place in the universe.

Without knowing one’s history, any individual is left in a kind of vacuum, a state of limbo of not knowing. In our recent past the archaeological and historical explorers conjectured that modern humans developed independently in different regions. The Africans in Africa, the Asians in Asia and the Europeans in Europe as independent human species that next giving rise to the variety of peoples in the world today.

This theory was then

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Lord Ram in Mesopotamia

Proving the antiquity of Hindu Civilisation

The Ramayana is one of India’s epic books and lord Rama, a man known for his honour, faith and tenacity has been suggestively and now proven falsely dated by scholars’ to anywhere between the 7th to 4th centuries BCE. Some even attempt a date even as late as the 3rd century CE based loosely on interpretations of texts and archaeology, but there is steadily growing evidence calling these suppositions into question.

Modern researchers are learning a controversial and more accurate history, that Hindu history is far older with the Mahabharata now dated to around 6000 BC which provides context for regional travel, trade and further dating of the Hindu narrative as

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India Begat Egypt

Tracing our ancient origins

In the first of the BBC programs on the history of Egypt narrated by Bettany Hughes, the film opens with her describing a large block of what looked like just a big block of sandstone. Bethany describes as rock as an original depiction of a bull created around 5000 BC. This is at the time when the Sahara was beginning to dry out a second time, previously it had dried around 8000 BC so that time (by thousand BC) the Kiffian people may have migrated to the Nile Valley and mixed (or been absorbed into) with the more dominant African culture prevalent through Sudan and Ethiopia.

For me

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