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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The Science of Living and Attaining World Peace
Most people associate the idea of Hinduism with India and the pantheon of gods and goddesses as depicted in this image to the right. But this is only part of the story that stretches back for tens of thousands of years.
There is no quick or five-minute description that can convey much of this subject, but what is called referred to as the Hindu or the Indian civilisation is the oldest and most enduring civilisation on record. In this world of fast moving politics, hostile takeovers and general corruption, India has survived against all the odds.
The country we call India today is smaller than it once was and like the
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Part of and ancient Vedantic Empire
Our knowledge of the world and its history is poorly known, but in the past few years it has become well-established that what people refer to as Hinduism which may be better described as Vedanta influenced all life from the Mediterranean to the Pacific.
Over 2000 years ago, Indian elephants helped to build Roman edifices and before them, Vedanta helped to shape Greek civilisation. But in the Far East architects and builders from India created the great temple complexes of Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom. Not only that, you’ll find Sanskrit words in the Filipino language and the Japanese and Korean temples all feature Hindu deities.
In fact Southeast Asia is filled with what
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In his History of the Jews, the Jewish scholar and theologian Flavius Josephus (37 – 100 A.D.), wrote that the Greek philosopher Aristotle had said: “…These Jews are derived from the Indian philosophers; they are named by the Indians Calani.” (Book I:22.)
Clearchus of Soli wrote, “The Jews descend from the philosophers of India. The philosophers are called in India Calanians and in Syria Jews. The name of their capital is very difficult to pronounce. It is called ‘Jerusalem.'”
“Megasthenes, who was sent to India by Seleucus Nicator, about three hundred years before Christ, and whose accounts from new inquiries are every day acquiring additional credit, says that the Jews ‘were an Indian tribe or sect called Kalani…'” (Anacalypsis, by
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A 75000 year history
Bhārata is the official Sanskrit name of the country we call India. The name is derived from the Puranas; ancient Indian texts refer to the land that comprises India as Bhārata varṣam, and uses this term to distinguish it from other varṣas or continents.
Scientifically the entire out of Africa theory for the populating of the world is looking more unsound as it is the Big Bang theory and the entire story of our creation. There is no doubt that evolution is a fact, however the way in which this universe, this solar system and life on earth have evolved is still a mystery.
There is evidence that India was populated 75,000 years ago and artworks
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A land of mysteries
One of the worlds most exotic countries, Indonesia is a tropical archipelago with more than 17,000 islands of which about 6,000 are inhabited. It straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans (between mainland Asia and Australia) and is one of the worlds most crowded countries with and estimated population of over 238 million.
There have been some controversial archaeological discoveries in Indonesia from pigmy men dated to more than 70,000 years ago and more recently architecture has been uncovered dating to more than 30,000 BC. In more recent history, about 5000 years ago Indonesia like much of Southeast Asia came under the influence of Hinduism.
Then Buddhism spread across the region. It complemented Hindu
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