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A Chronology of Hindu History

Re-Writing the narrative from emerging discoveries

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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. Finding this narrative to be heavily tainted by political expediency, personal bias, religious and other belief systems, I set out to explore and have discovered the rationality behind Sanatana Dharma.

The Western, patriarchal capitalist point of view backed by the irrational idea of moral authority dominates today’s world in

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Amitayus Buddha

The Buddha of Infinite Life

Amitayus also known as Amitābha or Amida Buddha is the celestial Buddha of Infinite Light, and resides in the heavenly abode of Sukhavati, also known as the Western Pure Land.

Adored throughout eastern Asia, devotees of Amitabha, Amitayus or Amida (as known in Japan), recite mantra, meditate and pray to awaken these Buddha qualities within themselves.

As the Buddha of Infinite Life and Infinite Light, Amitayus has special popularity amongst Buddhist practitioners due to the infinite benefits that can be received from expanding consciousness, the immediate result being inner peace and joy.

“Amitābha is known for his longevity attribute, magnetising red fire element, the aggregate of discernment, pure perception and the deep

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Max Muller

An anti Hindu scholarly bigot

It is true that Friedrich Max Muller, the German born philologist and Orientalist, spent most of his life studying the Vedas. It is also true that he edited and published a 51 Volume Sacred Books of the East. But few people knew that he was an employee of the East India Company who started translating the Vedas to specifically denigrate them and in so doing help to break India.

“The Christianity of our nineteenth century will hardly be the Christianity of India. But the ancient religion of India is doomed—and if Christianity does not step in, whose fault will it be?” ~ Max Muller

As he matured, he changed his views a little. But even

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Dharma

The art and science of living while supporting life

Published on: 23 Jun 2016 updated June 8 2018

Dharma is described as a noun meaning to live by the eternal law of the cosmos that is inherent in the very nature of things. For many people, this may be too much of a stretch of the imagination, but it can be redefined as living in accord or in harmony with nature.

The idea of Dharma arises from Yoga and Hinduism because the ancient yogis were able to identify and relate with nature. Unfortunately this is beyond any people’s ability today because we live in such a consumer driven world where personal identity and happiness is dependent on external phenomena.

But

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Enlightenment

Entering the light

Published on: 30 Aug 2016, Updated May 30 2018

Enlightenment is a term especially common within Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga and Tantra, but the idea of ‘seeing the light’ is a common expression in most cultures implying that the seer has realised something of importance.

What enlightenment means in an ultimate sense is to know the nature of existence or the meaning of life. This may sound far fetched and even irrelevant in terms of day to day living, work, paying bills, keeping up with people, gossip and struggling to survive.

This survival struggle is punctuated by moments of learning, pleasure and perhaps real joy. But so often these moments are the result of external things happening. For

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Buddhist mantras

To generate peace, wisdom, love and compassion

A “mantra” is a sacred utterance, a prayer, a celebration, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or group of words in mostly in Sanskrit or Tibetan that have psychological and spiritual powers. Sanskrit and Tibetan represent two of the world’s first languages and describe the technology of how to become more fully human.

Most people are content with the peace of mind that comes from repeating these phrases but to get more out of them, it helps to know more of the actual meaning so that you set your mind on a journey for the truth of life and these mantras have nothing to do with the common conception of prayer.

Within

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Karma - Cause and Effect

A science fact denied by many

Isaac Newton famously stated that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there are a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects.

As with Albert Einstein’s equation of E=MC2, the scientific world is in complete agreement. This theory has clearly been demonstrated and proved in many different ways. For instance when someone says something nice to you, the reaction is appreciation and a nice sense of feeling. If someone is hostile toward you, then you may also react with hostility.

The karma’s affecting our lives extends from before the birth of the universe and the existence of life as we know it.

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Links Between India and the Americas

A history many are reluctant to consider

As much as many modern archaeologists and researchers deny the possibility of ancient connections between India and the Americas, there is a massive amount of evidence indicating that it was so. It’s tragic that so much was lost under Islamic and European colonialism and that so much of Indian history has been reduced to legend.

There have been recent publications concerning DNA evidence supporting Hindu migration into Australia five thousand years ago and yet many modern historians downplay and sometimes continue to deny the fact that in this civilisation encompassed all of Asia from the Mediterranean to the Pacific Islands. We know from Angkor Wat in Cambodia that a Hindu civilisation flourished but

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The Buddhist Path Explained

Dispelling ignorance

If one seeks happiness in this or any other life, the talk below provides a foundation for understanding Buddhism.

An Introduction to Buddhism with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:

Buddhism

The birth date and teachings of Gautama Buddha

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Siddhartha Gautama was born in north India (now Nepal) some 600 – 1200 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. His birth date has been contentious with a general agreement among Western scholars that Buddha died within a few years of 480 B.C. giving a birth date about 560 B.C.

Some Hindu Pundits define his birth date as 566 B.C, others have said his birth was as early as 1200 BC. but: “Since Western historians mistakenly identified “Sandrokottus” with Chandragupta Maurya, they generally fixed the date of MahÀparinirvÀõa of Buddha around 486 BCE or 483 BCE considering Aœoka’s consecration around 268 BCE or 265 BCE. According to the

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