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A Background on Hinduism

A science embedded in culture

B. B. Vishnu discusses the myths and facts of India. Some of the dates have been revised since this video was made. The Harrappan civilisation existed before 6000 BC and the Rig Veda as old if not older. Characters like Rama and Krishna who were thought to have been mythological characters have been proved to be actual people who lived some 5000 years ago.

Theory has the ancient port city of Dwarka as being built/ occupied about 1600BC, however some think that it was submerged at the end of the last ice age when ocean levels rose. Much of history as has been learned in the West attributes a great deal to the Arabs,

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The Potential of Hinduism

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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Indian History

Myths, Legends and Deliberate Misinformation

One of India’s most famous temples in Maharashtra

If you were to ask a random selection of Indian people about the history of the India, you would get as many different stories as people to whom you asked the question. This is because as the history of the world and human origins remain a mystery, India seems like the epitome of all mysteries.

When we look back and think if we evolved from the apes, some of the evidence says maybe but some of it says not. We may have spread out of Africa or Australia, this remains unclear. When we look at the global landscape and the anomalies in the historical record without

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Vedic Study

The Vedas signify divine knowledge

In the Vedic traditions, knowledge is of two types viz: direct or indirect. Direct knowledge comes through the senses, mind, and objects, while indirect knowledge comes from within, which we call intuitive knowledge.

Originally, the Vedic hymns were divinely inspired by Lord Brahma (the soul of the universe), who revealed them to the ‘Rishis’ (sages), in a higher state of consciousness, and hence known as ‘Shrutis’ (what was heard). Rishis then revealed it to their disciples, Gurus.Gurus, who had heard the revelations, eventually had disciples of their own, and so they passed on this knowledge to them, not as direct revelations, but as something they had remembered.

In this way, the knowledge, which was originally

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