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Amish Tripathi’s drug addicted Shiva!

Shiva, the one who is beyond the cause and effect, time and space, good and bad and the dualities of life personifies detachment in actions, truth and highest order of dharma. Shakti which is the field of  the various cause and effects listens only to Shiva, the universal consciousness. This science of Purusha and Prakriti, the highest order of consciousness and three gunas (rajas, satva, tamas) has been presented in various ways i.e through poetry (Vedic and Bhagvad-geet), idols (nataraj) and the seven levels of consciousness elaborated further by Shri Aurobindo. The Upanishadic riddles, the stories, metaphors and personifications not only beautify but also vivify with creative splendour and artistic touch giving the closest experience of the truth that a language can get. It has been done through a language (Sanskrit) … Read entire article »

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Osho – The Exaggerated Soul

India is a country which is considered as the earliest of the civilizations, a country which not only gave different perspectives on science like Dwaita, Adwaita, Vaisheshka, Yoga etc but also music (raga), medicine (ayurveda), mathematics etc. In his commentary on India and women, Rajneesh Osho opines that Indian culture is insane and schizophrenic, that India thinks that the highest has already happened, that Manu and the scriptures condemns and condescend upon the women and sex has always been a taboo in India. O Arjuna, I am the strength of the strong devoid of attachment and passion and the energy of procreation in all beings which is not contrary to righteousness. (Gita 7.11) Bhagvad Gita clearly outlines the difference between needs and wants, duties and attachment, controlled and uncontrolled mind. A few verses from … Read entire article »

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Zakir Naik and Idol worship

The field of consciousness as we know has originated from the Indian sciences, expounded further by Sri Aurobindo and further propagated by westerners like Ken Wilber. It is a science which revolves around the art of detachment to free the mind from attachment to name, fame, power, lust, greed, anger etc which blinds the person from perceiving the truth and obstructs the psychological evolution. “tvamev matach pitach tvamev, tvamev bandhuch sakhasch tvamev, tvamev vidya dravidam tvamev, tvamev sarvam mam devdev” 1: You Truly are my Mother And You Truly are my Father . 2: You Truly are my Relative And You Truly are my Friend. 3: You Truly are my Knowledge and You Truly are my Wealth. 4: You Truly are my All, My God of Gods. The Indian thought perceives mother as divine (matri devo … Read entire article »

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Promotion of Indian culture and ‘minority appeasing’ Secularism

Every country’s primary education revolves around its history, languages, philosophies, art, culture and sciences. Ancient greece is characterised by greek philosophies and sciences, egypt with pyramids and the science behind it etc. It is only natural for any school of a country to be teaching the ancient language of that country along with the philosophies. Would it sound logical to a rational mind if, in his own family, someone else’s lineage and history is given more importance and taught to him than his own? Would it be hypocritical if his own history is given much more importance to him than someone else’s?   Similar is the case with India. Today, if one vouches for the promotion of Indian culture, sciences or dharma (righteousness, ethics and duty) as expounded by Veda, Gita and … Read entire article »

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Yoga, Indian Sciences, Vedas and Tradition – Koenraad Elst: Mistaken Identity?

The modern era is full of writers who expound the essence of Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharat, Ramayan, Indian politics etc. Some sanskrit scholars did an indepth analysis and gave their own interpretations of the Indian scriptures. Many who did not know sanskrit gave their analysis based on the translations and interpretations done by other people. Of those who neither had a sound sanskrit knowledge or understanding of Indian culture, many ended up in distorting the Hindu scriptures under the guise of translating them. Wendy Doniger gave a sexual twist to the Indian scriptures, while Patrizia Norelli reduced them to a set of future predictions and claiming herself to be the “third” in the solar line of avatars. There exist those who expound the philosophy of chakras in many twisted ways in the … Read entire article »

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