The future is in our hands
I invite you to play this short video to your right in which Neil deGrasse Tyson argues the case of science and our collective knowledge about what works as a means for our decision-making.
We can use this rational scientific approach to ask whether peace is better than war or whether we should have greater social equity or to continue shaping the world based on sociological and economic systems that are failing.
Can take his dialogue further and ask what is the meaning of life?
For many, life has no meaning at all and as individuals we have absolutely no responsibility and no need of any morality. For others life has become a quest
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What Everyone Should Know About Hinduism
One in every six people in this world as a Hindu by virtue of their birth yet all around the world, people of all nations are becoming Hindu because it offers a lifestyle where life is celebrated and not controlled. Hinduism offers freedom and a way of living that generates happiness from within, a happiness and the joy that is not dependent on any external factors. It could be said to be the art of happiness and joy which arises when one’s life is aligned with the nature of existence. As a lifestyle, Hinduism is about living with nature, understanding the cycles and seasons and learning to adapt. But for years
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India’s loss to foreign invaders
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Over 1400 years, India has been raped and exploited by foreigners with different ideologies. It’s somehow ironic that the underlying ideologies of the Arabs, the Greeks, British, French and others are all based of seeds of knowledge from India that have been genetically manipulated.
From a psychological perspective, these invasions are akin to the children attacking their mothers for India is the mother of all nations. Many historians disagree, but the scientists agree that without India’s contribution of knowledge and wisdom, our world could not have developed as it has.
An ancient civilization where Dharma prevailed, India consisted of many polarized societies led by
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Transcending space and time
Japan has a rich past and in the temples today one see the clear influence from ancient India. The Japanese like some other cultures have absorbed Hindu wisdom and made it their own giving it a unique flavour and form of expression.
If a problem can be solved, then it’s not worth worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, then it’s useless to worry about it. Having taken the time to think, venture to act. Once you’ve done so, stop thinking. Do not hold back that which is departing; do not chase away that which is arriving. Fast means going slowly without interruption. It is better to be the enemy of a good person than
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The Art and Science Known as Yoga
The great sage Agusteya Muni who introduced yoga and the art of living known as Sanatana Dharma to India
A system or a methodology for maintaining the health and fitness of the body and the mind. The practice of yoga is about initially connecting and understanding relationship between oneself as a human being and the body which is the vehicle for being human.
For many the process of yoga begins with training the body to keep it healthy and strong, but also to understand it as a vehicle for life. In training the body the mind is also trained because where the body goes, the mind must go and with practice the
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And the nature of suffering
Most people at some stage in their lives, and more so if they fall into the middle and lower socio economic classes in Western society will disparage their life and experience of time passing. How often have you heard someone say that they hate their life or that they can’t wait for it to be over?
There are many reasons to take on such an attitude. When we are very young, adults tend to act very nonsensical and as such child’s minds are filled with trivia until such time as they can make sense of their world. There is a time and place to go “goo goo gaga” but very often parents do not know
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The art and science of living while supporting life
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 I 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 the idea of Dharma and the idea of living
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Is the Dharma under threat?
Hindu or Hindustan is a geographic region but there is much confusion as so many consider Hinduism to be a religion. The land was named Hindustan by the British and the people came to be called Hindus by default. The people of Baratha; the actual name of the land are open and welcoming, however those they welcomed have taken advantage and the essence of India is at risk.
Stephen Knapp writes:
The typical Indian mentality and the path of Hinduism, or the Vedic path of spiritual progress, is one of great individuality and freedom for each person to decide what they want or what is best for their own spiritual development. Thus, it
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The Four-Fold Spiritual Wealth
To avail full benefit from any branch of knowledge, one has to have the prerequisite qualifications to ensure complete fulfilment in that particular field. This is known in Sanskrit as ‘Adhikara.’ For example, the part of Vedic literature dealing with rituals (Mimamsa) states that only a person with the following four qualifications is eligible for performing Vedic Karmas (sacrifices etc) and their fruits thereof:
1). He should have the desire to perform the Vedic Karma (in order to obtain the desired fruits). 2). He should be competent to perform the Karma. 3). He should understand the secret behind the Karma (Karma Rahasya). 4). He should not be prohibited by
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