Dharma is the first word of Bhagavad Gita. It’s also one of the most misused words in the language. Although it has multiple meanings in different belief systems, and there’s no single word translation, it doesn’t mean religion. It means the path of righteousness, eternal duty, or the universal laws of nature, that apply to … Continue reading Dharma Isn’t Religion
Religion usually involves following to a certain dogma or belief system. Spirituality places little importance on such beliefs but is concerned with experiencing the divine consciousness. Religion is for those who are asleep. Spirituality is for those who are awake. Religion is often concerned with virtue or sin, and a concept of a God who … Continue reading Religion vs. Spirituality: The Truth and Meaning
Why are you playing such loud music?We're celebrating our festival?Nice. Please tell me about it.It's our God's birthday.Who is your God?Buddha.But Buddha doesn't believe or preach in a personal God, as per my little knowledge?What? What do you mean by that?Forget it. But what are you celebrating?We're celebrating Buddha's birthday—it's May 22 and he was … Continue reading HBD Buddha! But When Were You Really Born?
The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by an ill glare, usually given to a person when they're unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune and this can be avoided by a black dot. Origin of the black dot as a protection The evil eye is a curse or … Continue reading The Great Black Indian Dot: Protection or Superstition?
The moment human 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 most number of lives and caused the most amount of agony on the planet for thousands of years. This is only because people believe … Continue reading Flip Side of Religion, Dharma and Madhab