I don't know how does it work abroad but in India blood relation plays an important role in daily life. People are crazy about it! Parents have expectation from their children because they're their own blood. Children also help blood relatives more. As a common practice, if you ask for some help for a friend … Continue reading Family Isn’t About Blood
Ganesh Festival is one of the biggest festivals of India. It's a Hindu festival that reveres Lord Ganesha—fondly called Bappa. However, there is more to the LORD OF BEGINNINGS and DESTROYER OF OBSTACLES than intelligence and power. His legends offer lessons in compassion, gratitude, duty, righteousness, kindness, and forgiveness. Through the video, see what happens when a cup of tea … Continue reading Bappa Is Here To Give A Deep Message
No. There are several reasons for this. The Buddha, like modern sociologists and psychologists, believed that religious ideas and especially the god-idea have their origin in fear. Gripped by fear men go to the sacred mountains, sacred groves, sacred trees, and shrines. Primitive humans found themselves in a dangerous and hostile world, the fear of wild … Continue reading Do Buddhist Believe In God?
With the 42nd amendment of the Constitution of India enacted in 1976, the Preamble to the Constitution asserted that India is a secular nation. However, neither India's constitution nor its laws define the relationship between religion and state. To add to this confusion, people have distorted the meaning of the word religion itself. If the real essence is understood, religion can be a useful … Continue reading Do Muslims Really Do The Opposite Of Hindus?
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि | This is an extremely popular verse of the Bhagavad Gita, so much so that even most school children in India are familiar with it. It's the 47th verse of the second chapter. But what does it really mean? It offers deep insight into the proper spirit … Continue reading Do Your Duty, But Don’t Concern Yourself With The Results
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most ancient religious scriptures of the world and it provides a scope for deep thinking and perspective of life. What is the purpose of our life? What do we want to achieve? What is it that we crave for? It's happiness. We may be keen on performing certain … Continue reading What Does Bhagavad Gita Say About Happiness?
In this blog post, I am trying to explore something unusual and this may only relate to people who are believers in God; public or personal. Quite often we hear words like MAY GOD BLESS YOU or MAY THIS FESTIVAL BRING LIGHT AND HAPPINESS TO YOUR LIFE. My question of, why this element of MAY? Why this … Continue reading Saying MAY GOD BLESS YOU May Be One Of The Many Dangers Of Doubt
Different cultures have a different representation of colors; especially black or white. Let's explore. People wear white in Hindu funeral, while people black in a Christian funeral. Indian babies have applied a black dot on the forehead to protect them from the evil eye, while a temple for home is built with white marble. Throughout the … Continue reading Can Black Or White Be Auspicious Or Inauspicious?
The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by an ill glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. I don't know about other cultures but I definitely have seen Indian parents tying black threads and applying a … Continue reading The Great Black Indian Dot: Protection Or Superstition?
I have explained in detail about the word religion, it's essence, relevance, misuse, and misinterpretation, in my previous blog post. In this post, let us understand the meaning, genesis, essence of Hinduism. This is from my point-of-view after reading various ancient scriptures, understanding and limited knowledge of the subject. The term Hindu has been coined … Continue reading Hinduism Is Not A Religion But A Way Of Life; A Path To Religion
Marriage is a sacred bond entered into by two people who are committed to their goal to fulfill their lives and attain the pleasure of their creator. It's also a natural human impulse to want to share your life with someone special and create a family. When everything is new, it is easy to remain enthusiastic, … Continue reading Husband And Wife In Islam
Women in ancient India enjoyed high status in society. Their condition was good. The women were provided an opportunity to attain high intellectual and spiritual standard. Though monogamy was most common, some section of the society indulged in polygamy. There was no system of early marriage. But from enjoying free and esteemed positions in the … Continue reading Role And Status Of Women In Ancient India
Myths are the stories people tell to explain nature, history, and customs. Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths. A myth is a feature of every culture. Many sources for myths have been proposed, ranging from the personification of nature or personification of … Continue reading What Is Mythology?
Though the ordinary man looks upon death with dread and sadness, those who have gone before know it as a wondrous experience of peace and freedom. Every one of us is going to die someday, so there is no use in being afraid of death. You don’t feel miserable at the prospect of losing consciousness … Continue reading Understanding Death—The Vedic Way
It's my strong belief that the Quran contains one of the best personal-development technologies in existence. Islam has all the tools we need to succeed and we must put them to use. The following lessons can transform our lives in profound ways: Every little thing matters: Anyone who does an atom’s weight of good will see it, and … Continue reading 5 Powerful Lessons From Quran
The moment man became religious should have been the end of all conflict, but unfortunately, everywhere in the world, religion has become the main source of conflict. This has taken the maximum number of lives and caused the maximum amount of pain on the planet for thousands of years. This is only because people believe … Continue reading A Different Perceptive On Religion, Dharma and Madhab
This is a whole new thing, a very unique perspective on happiness that the Bhagavad Gita speaks about and it’s in the very last chapter. Speaking to Arjuna, Lord Krishna says: O best of the warriors, now please hear from me about the three kinds of happiness by which the conditioned soul enjoys, and by which … Continue reading 3 Types Of Happiness As Per Bhagavad Gita
The phrase अहिंसा परमो धर्म, largely popularized by Mahatma Gandhi is repeated by many across the world to emphasize non-violence. The phrase was first used in the epic Mahabharata and means non-violence is the ultimate duty. But, this is the half-truth. The full phrase is: अहिंसा परमो धर्म: | धर्म हिंसा तथिव च | The second … Continue reading Non-Violence: The Half Truth
I am reading a book on action and reincarnation. I got to know something very interesting. Sometimes, the soul not only is in a certain situation because of past actions but sometimes, it sacrifices to balance someone else's actions. This implies that it's not that only rich and healthy are spiritual and poor and ill are … Continue reading कर्म And Reincarnation