Religion

Evolution Theories of Hinduism

Evolution Theories of Hinduism

Hinduism believes in the concept of evolution of life on earth. Although it is not the same as the one known to modern science, in many ways and in a very fundamental sense, it is not much different from the latter but wider in scope. The Hindu theory of evolution speaks about the evolution of not only physical life but …

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Symbolic Significance of Ganga As a Purifier

Those who are familiar with the beliefs and practices of Hinduism know that the River Ganga is the most sacred river for Hindus. People strive to make a pilgrimage to the banks of the river and immerse themselves in its water under the belief that whoever takes a dip in its waters will get rid of their sins and achieve …

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Knowingness Meditation - Your Enlightenment is Now: An Excerpt - By Sherrie Wade (Shree)

Knowingness Meditation – Your Enlightenment is Now: An Excerpt – By Sherrie Wade (Shree)

Below is an excerpt from Shree’s soon to be published book: Knowingness Meditation: Your Enlightenment is Now. The excerpt is a precise rendition of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Paad I verse 41-47 and a message from the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter III verse 42. क्षीणवृत्तेरभिजातस्येव मणेर्ग्रहीतृग्रहणग्राह्येषु तत्स्थतदञ्‍जनता समापत्तिः ॥४१॥ The unaware person believes in whatever thoughts appear in the mind. …

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Words to Live By...

Words to Live By…

Compiled by RajShah Inspiring Commencement Speeches What better time to discuss commencement speeches than in the Desh-Videsh Education special edition. Enjoy these quotable quotes from a few timeless commencement speeches by notable Indians to help you define your own success. Raghuram Rajan 23rd Reserve Bank of India Governor “You are rarely happy simply because you are successful, but you are …

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Mata Amritanandamayi in Atlanta

Mata Amritanandamayi in Atlanta Hilton Atlanta 255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Hosted By : AMMA

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Mount Soma: A Vedic Community for Ancient Spiritual Wisdom in Modern Life

Mount Soma: A Vedic Community for Ancient Spiritual Wisdom in Modern Life

Mount Soma is a Vastu Vedic community in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Developed by visionary Dr. Michael Mamas in 2011, the 448-acre Vedic community was established with the vision to help humanity evolve by integrating ancient spiritual wisdom with modern life. The mission of Mount Soma is to purify spiritual understanding and enliven each individual’s innate wisdom. It also …

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David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

This issue of Desh-Videsh is a special edition covering Indians living in America. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an individual who was not born in India, nor was born as a Hindu, but he is more Indian than many Indians I know and even more Hindu than many Hindus I know. The person is none other …

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Networking for Hindu Professionals

Networking for Hindu Professionals: South Florida

Networking for Hindu Professionals South Florida (Net HP SFL) was founded this year by a group of passionate young Hindu Professionals, a few advisors and like-minded supporters, all of whom felt South Florida lacked the active presence of youth (ages 25-35) when it came to volunteerism, seva and support of Hindu based causes. The goal is to give members access …

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Glossary of Hinduism terms

Aarti Pronounced “AARa-tee.” In Hinduism, the most common ritual that is performed in front of the image of a deity, whether in a temple or in a home shrine. It typically consists of waving, in a clockwise motion, various items in front of the deity. It is done in conjunction with mantras or prayers. Ahimsa Pronounced “ah-HIM-saa.” The Sanskrit word …

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Let Us Be Hindus

Let Us Be Hindus By Swami Chinmayanandaji It has become a new fashion with the educated Hindu to turn up his nose and sneer in contempt at the very mention of his religion in any discussion. Personally, I too belong in my sympathies to these critics of our religion. But when this thoughtless team begins to declare that we would …

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