Religion

Ramadan: May Peace Prevail Everywhere

Ramadan: May Peace Prevail Everywhere

The time has come for the Muslims around the world to observe the month-long period of extreme abstinence, discipline, and self-control – Ramadan. The absence of food and drink and other pleasures provides a perfect opportunity to concentrate on prayer and worship. Not having the luxuries of life on hand makes it easier to reflect on life, start afresh, and …

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Saptapadi

Saptapadi: The Seven Vows of Hindu Wedding

Saptapadi Hindu Wedding marriage knot northeasterly direction Besides the religious meaning behind the significant seven steps also called Saptapadi, there is also a mathematical rationale on performing the seven rounds circling the fire. A circle is 360 degrees and all numbers between 1 and 9 divide into 360 except the number 7. It becomes a non-terminating number, hence symbolizing the marriage …

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Huj

Dhul Hijjah and the Spirit of Hajj

There are a number of religions practiced in the world, and deep within the ultimate aim of all of them is to spread love, harmony, peace, compassion for others, and establish faith in a Supreme Being. The approaches and the methods may differ, but the goal is the same – a belief in a higher being. Likewise, Islam, one of …

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WHAT IS CHRISTMAS

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS

In Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs practice their religious beliefs. Our languages, foods, and our cultures are somewhat similar to each other. Eid and Diwali were celebrated in October. Now Christmas is coming in December. All these special days are beautiful and meaningful for every religion. What is Christmas? It is not decorations, shopping, or toys. …

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MY SIX WEEK WITH DIDI MAA SADHVI RITAMBHARA

MY SIX WEEK WITH DIDI MAA SADHVI RITAMBHARA

Her speeches are soul stirring and so eloquent that many men and women in the audience weep openly and make no attempts to hide their tears. I accompanied Didi Maa to Florida, New York, New Jersey, the United Kingdom and Belgium. Our itinerary included several lectures at varied venues, visits to private homes and celebrating important Hindu festivals of Rakshabandhan …

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What does Spirituality mean to me?

What does Spirituality mean to me?

“Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.” “Having been born and raised in a Christian home, you would think I had it all figured out, but my biggest problem was guilt, in spite of all that I heard in churches.” As I have considered the question of what spirituality means to me, I thought about …

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How to Raise a Religious Child

Throughout much of India, a baby’s birth is celebrated with rites of welcome and blessing–songs, drums, happy distribution of sweets, auspicious unguents, gifts for infant and mother, preparation of horoscopes, and inscriptions in the genealogist’s record books. In general, children are deeply desired and welcomed, their presence regarded as a blessing on the household. Babies are often treated like small …

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The Relevance of Mahavir’s Values in Modern Times

The Relevance of Mahavir’s Values in Modern Times

Jainism is a magnificent treasure temple of Philosophy, Mathematics, Astronomy, Geography, History and Science it self. There cannot be a need to equate it with Science. Science is making steppingstone in the fields of several mysteries the world is keeping secret However Jainism have probably all the answers to them. Jainism is a magnificent treasure temple of Philosophy, Mathematics, Astronomy, …

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Advice

Bhagavad Gita and Management Dear Asha, I am 25 years old and just finished my graduate studies. I have been dating my boyfriend for about 5 years now and I recently told my parents about him. The reason I waited to tell them was because they always said I needed to finish my education before I ‘settled’ down, plus like …

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Bhagavad Gita and Management

Bhagavad Gita and Management

Introduction One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita. Arjuna got mentally depressed when he saw his relatives with whom he has to fight. The Bhagavad Gita is preached in the battle field Kurukshetra by Lord Krishna to Arjuna as a counseling to do his duty while multitudes of men stood by waiting . It …

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