Hinduism is the Only Dharma

Hinduism is the Only Dharma in this multiverse comprising of Science & Quantum Physics.

Josh Schrei helped me understand G-O-D (Generator-Operator-Destroyer) concept of the divine that is so pervasive in the Vedic tradition/experience. Quantum Theology by Diarmuid O'Murchu and Josh Schrei article compliments the spiritual implications of the new physics. Thanks so much Josh Schrei.

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Dhanyabad from Anil Kumar Mahajan


Thursday, June 17, 2010

RSS-developed cancer drug gets US patent :

NAGPUR: An anti-cancer drug extracted from cow urine and developed by an affiliate of the RSS has got a US patent for the third time for its anti-genotoxicity properties, a senior official has said. 

The drug developed by RSS-backed Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra had earlier got the US patent as a bio-enhancer with antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs. 

The research for the drug brand named 'Kamdhenu Ark' was carried out jointly by the Anusandhan Kendra and National Environmental Engineer Research Institute (NEERI), Acting Director of NEERI Tapan Chakraborty said. 

The research found that Re-distilled Cow Urine Distillate (RCUD) was useful for protecting and repairing DNA from oxidative damage, Chakraborty and Sunil Mansinghka of Kendra told reporters yesterday. 

Oxidative DNA damage is a leading cause of ageing, cancer and other diseases. 

RCUD works against genotoxicity, a harmful action on a cell's genetic material, they said, adding research has strengthened the efficacy of 'Kamdhenu Ark' as an anti-cancer drug. 

The research was carried out on three patients, two of them having throat and uterus cancer, Mansinghka said.

Ten years back Senior RSS Pracharak Sri. Na Krishnappa was diagnosed with Cancer and had passed the first stage. He took the challenge to fight the cancer. He took Gomutra and stayed in a octogonal pyramid constructed only with wood, mud and mudtiles. Next 12-18 months the cancer was gone! He is still living healthy. In energy he shames any young guy and you can visit him in RSS karyalaya at Keshavakripa, Shankarapuram in Bangalore

Pralaya the Cosmos : liberation from cosmic cycle of creation and destruction is impossible!

........that with Pralaya the Cosmos rolls back to the size of a half a thumb and unable to retain itself for long this cosmic source of energy (a cluster of all purified souls) again splits with a big bang spreading in all directions, thus creating a new cosmos and starting another cycle of birth and death for the purified souls who had become one with God.

Then how does one liberate himself from the cycle of birth and Death forever! Because if one somehow manages to liberate himself From the cycle of birth and death in this particular cosmic cycle 
Then he is destined to manifest in a body somewhere in the new Cosmos which is created subsequent to the destruction of the old cosmos.

So it is apparent that liberation from the cycle of birth and death in a particular cosmic cycle is possible, but liberation from cosmic cycle of creation and destruction is impossible! Then how does one liberate himself?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Why must State governments control Hindu temples?

Our concept of secularism, to put it in a nutshell, is that 'state' will have no religion. The states will treat all religions and religious groups equally and with equal respect without in any manner interfering with their individual rights of religion, faith and worship.  

Then why must State governments control Hindu temples? Why must temple contributions become part of the State Treasury? Why must not Hindus get subsidy for going to Char Dham / Kailash Mansrovar like Muslims, ie if all religions are equal?  

Sri Yantra and Tantra school of philosophy

Many great saints of India – including Adi  Shankaracharya, Dnyaneshwar, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – were believers of the Tantra school of philosophy. 

Most of the Tantric philosophical texts were written by  Abhinav Gupta in Kashmir around the 10th  century CE. 

The fundamental premise of these works was the essential  interconnectedness of the universe and the individual. It promoted the arousing  of the dormant psychic energy in every human being to conjoin with the cosmic  energy. Sri Yantra is one of the sacred shapes designed to symbolize  this union and is a powerful energy centre.

In fact, Tantra philosophy is based on  accurate scientific data. Science believes that there are energy centres in the  universe and after much thought and research, great seers have designed  configurations of shapes – comprising circles, squares and triangles – to  denote these centres. 

Sri Yantra is one such configuration of triangles,  which denotes the four-fold abstract energy, which is called Purusha, and the  five-fold matter energy, which projects itself as creation. 

“The Tantrik configuration of  shapes is not only common to Indiacentric religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism  and Jainism but also to Christianity and Judaism. 

The recent best-seller book –  Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code – chronicles that the Blade and the Holy  Grail (Purush and Prakriti) were two triangles, one facing upward and one  facing downwards. These were considered sacred symbols of Christianity and  symbolized the energy of creation – combining the male and female aspects of  Nature or divinity.  The Star of David –  a holy symbol for the Jews – too included two such triangles. 

Recently, Rashmi delivered a  lecture in on the evolution of the Sri Yantra at the Museum Society of  Bombay. 

“This Yantra is part of the expression of the epiphanic  experience of Tantrik art. The Sri Yantra is a figure which has four  upward facing triangles and five downward facing triangles,” she says, 

“The  four upward triangles represent consciousness – and symbolize Chitta, Mana,  Buddhi and Ahankar (Antahkaran) which describe the Purush or the doer-witness  concept of nature. The downward pointing triangles symbolize the five Tanmatras  i.e. Sparsh or vayu, Roop or fire, Rasa or water, Gandha or prithvi and Akash  or shabda. These are the five elements through which the universal consciousness  or Purush creates matter. 

The concept describes cosmic energy, which through  its vibrations creates matter and movement. It is also seen as a combination of  the male and female aspects of power or the confluence of Karmendriyas and  Gyanendriyas.”

Long Live Sanatan Dharam-- Why in every Siva temple, the head of Nandi, the bull is towards the temple?

In every Siva temple, the head of Nandi, the bull is towards the temple. Why? 

Ours is a predominantly agricultural country, the bull had and does play an important part in the lives of our farmers. It toils the whole day in the hot sun, in weather conditions as diverse as Assam, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. Yet, what does it get in return except some water and dry grass. It does not go on strike demanding minimum wages or ask for stock options. It goes on serving its owner without expecting the fruits of action. 

It has no desires, does not want to wear a ten yard Kanjeevaram saree or Color Plus shirt. In a way, it symbolizes Hindu philosophy. Men of any religion can achieve self - realization by giving up desires, doing self-less action without worrying about the fruits of action. 

It is for these reasons that the Bull is worshipped by Hindus all over the country. The head of a bull is turned towards God in a temple, indicating that the bull’s actions are dedicated to God, in the absence of ego and desires. By worshipping a bull, the Hindu invokes the spirit of dedication to higher values and service to fellow human-beings. 

Long Live Sanatan Dharam

Who is a Jain? from Essentials of Jain Philosophy

Who is a Jain? “The term Jaina is derived from the term Jina. 

And the term Jina is the common name for the supreme souls who are totally free from all the feelings of attachment, etc that defile the soul. 

It is a noun from Sanskrit verbal rcot ‘ji’ meaning ‘to conquer’. Arhan (the Worthy) and Vitaraga (One free from attachment) and Paramesthi (the Supreme Divinity) are the synonyms of Jina. 

And devotees of Jina are called Jaina. And the Dharma propounded by Jina is called Jaina Dharma. Arhata Dharma (dharma propounded by the Worthy), Anekantadarsana (Philosophy of Non-one-sidedness), Nirgranthasasana (Teachings of the Knotless), Vitaragamarga (Path made and enlightened by one who is free from attachment) – these are the terms employed for Jaina Dharma & Philosophy”. 

Quoted from Jaina Darsana by Munisri Nyayavijayaji translated into English as Jaina Philosophy & Religion by Shri Nagin Shah. Read ‘Essentials of Jain Philosophy in Jain section

Friday, June 11, 2010

Peruvian Envoy Investigates Link Between Hinduism and Ancient American Religions

Peruvian Envoy Investigates Link Between Hinduism and Ancient American Religions

June 10th, 2010

KANCHEEPURAM, INDIA, June 7, 2010: Attracted by the teachings of Adi Sankara, the Peruvian envoy in India has decided to undertake research on the eighth century philosopher of Vedanta at a university run by the Kanchi Kamakoti Trust. Carlos Irigoyen Forno, Deputy Chief of Mission, Peruvian Embassy in New Delhi, introduces himself as a descendent of Incas tribals of the South American nation. He says that the Incas, who are part of the tribal population of Peru, share many ritual elements in common with Hindus, adding they have similar beliefs.

Forno has applied for doing research on Adi Sankara at the Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya (CSVMV) in nearby Enathur. Mr. Forno was here in Kancheepuram to visit the famous Kamakshi Amman temple on Sunday, and is no stranger to Hinduism. He said he had been drawn to Adi Sankara for over 42 years

Mother India is the mother of us all-- Will Durant, American Historian

India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages.

India was the mother of our philosophy, of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in Christianity… of self-government and democracy. 

In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all. 

Will Durant, American Historian (1885-1981)


Siddhi Vinayak

11 Headed Hanuman

Hanuman and Ravana

Panchamukha Dwadasabhuja Anjaneyar Deity at Mylapore

Pancha Mukha Hanuman-rameshwaram

Panch Muki (5 faced) Hanumanji in south Tamil Nadu

Lord Hanuman in Coimbatore

Hanumanji Deity at Kainchi

Hanuman Deity in Puri

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hinduism and Democracy: A Comparison by Ashok M. Kuber, PhD

Hinduism and Democracy: A Comparison by Ashok M. Kuber, PhD Source: www.prlog.org

May 10, 2010 – The basic principles of democracy were embedded in Indian Civilizations and its religions long before they occurred in the West. Democracy in Europe was born in people’s struggle against Church and ruthless rulers. Democracy is not limited to elections and majority rule. More importantly, democracy involves freedom of expression and liberty – along with equal opportunities and protection of all minorities. Throughout history, religions of Indian origin have imbedded these principles in their belief. 

Hindu scriptures, Vedas, are a collection of teachings from over many thousand years. Hinduism allows followers to interpret scriptures according to the current times. 

Dogmatic interpretation and its forceful execution are not a part of Hinduism, as it has been with Islam and Christianity.  These religions often ignore the basic teachings of their founders. 

Hinduism does not seek converts.  No forceful or violent conversion, no religious wars with Christians, Jews, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, atheists occurred until Islam came to India . You can become Hindu by your own free will by accepting Bhagavad-Gita, essence of Vedas spoken by Lord Krishna as a final authority. The mythology of Purana or the great epics Ramayana or Mahabharata explain the Vedas to common people in a simple way. Numerous sects of Hinduism co-exist peacefully under the supreme guidance from the Vedas. 

Hinduism offers lots of freedom to operate. An individual decides his Guru, and follows him or her. When many devotees come together a sect is formed.  Like democracy, the people select a leader. Sects come and go like political parties in a dynamic democracy. 

Often, those of other faiths portray Hinduism as a religion of confusion. It is like communist or a dictator might consider democracy as a confused state where the news media, congressmen, senators, the president and scholars challenges each other dramatically and sometimes unreasonably. Like American democracy, where challenging a President or burning a flag is tolerated - Hinduism tolerates challenges. Contrast to Hinduism, Christianity and Islam offer very limited freedom and tolerance for other faiths. 

According to Hinduism, there are different paths to reach God, just like there are many ways to reach the top of the mountain. As you go higher, differences between them are reduced. Anyone who believes that his is the only way to reach God is full of ignorance just like a frog in a well unable to comprehend the outside world. Bhagavad-Gita suggests the following Yogas to reach God:  Knowledge, Devotion, Meditation, and Karma. Karma Yoga is pure selfless service. Missionary service is not Karma Yoga, as missionaries hope to convert people to their faith and thus expand their power base to reestablish domination of the church which will ultimately curtail democracy. 

Vedas means knowledge. It is not only religious rituals with chanting of hymns, but it includes philosophy, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, and grammar. When philosophy is the origin of religion, it permits freedom of speech and thought, and acknowledges Atheism. Just like democracy, Hinduism accepts Atheists as equal citizens. 

About 2300 years ago India peacefully became predominantly Buddhist during the Maurya Empire. During that period, Takshila University was the center of learning Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and Atheism.  Also, Nalanda University was formed 2000 years ago with its 10,000 students and 1500 teachers. In the 8th century Hindu Guru Shankracharya debated one to one Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Atheist women and men gurus who upon defeat accepted his synthesis of Vedic metaphysics philosophy and India became again predominantly Hindu. 

According to Hindu philosophy there is one GOD, an eternal, formless, supreme, all pervading spirit. Observed multiplicity in the Universe is just like the waves in the ocean - they come and go. Waves are nothing but sea water which is the only essence, just as the supreme spirit is the only essence (the underlying reality). As a Hindu, one is free to worship a formless GOD in any form and name one wish. As you progress spiritually, you will realize the absolute invisible all pervading supreme spirit. No one is between you and GOD. Religion and the holy man just give you the direction, but they are not the end. This assures individual freedom and discourages dictatorial control with its abuses. 

Ridicule of the caste system in Hinduism by others is extremely overdone. Critics must look at their own history of religious wars, bloody conversion and annihilation of natives in occupied lands.  The caste system was a class system not by birth but by profession:  Labor, Merchants, Ruler (warriors) and Brahmin (teachers and preachers). The King and his ministers collectively ruled the kingdom according to very strict ethic rules given in the Vedas which protect freedom and liberty. Brahmins were mainly teachers until the later part of the Buddhist period (6 A.D.), when they started temples and idol worshipping and were mainly involved in the religious rituals. At about that time, they became Brahmins by birth in order to protect their livelihood. Movement between other classes was more or less free. 

Chanakya of Takshila University, who contributed economics in the Vedas, uprooted the Greek Alexander's rule from India and established the Maurya Empire by appointing his student, who was born in the labor class, as a king. The great sages, who wrote the most important Hindu scriptures Puranas, Mahabharata and Ramayana, were born in the labor class! 

The caste system already coexisted and there were no real conflict between the groups. Untouchability is often misunderstood and Hinduism has nothing to do with it. Untouchables were outclass persons who had committed crimes. In other civilizations, criminals and their family were killed. In India , they were put out of society and given cleaning jobs. Unfortunately, their families remained untouchables for subsequent generations. The efforts of Hindu reformers and the civil rights laws have brought the untouchables back into society - resulting in the election of an untouchable as President of India in 1997. 

In AD 52, the apostle St. Thomas came to South India . His followers known as Syrian Christians were free to practice their apostolic faith. However, during the Portuguese colonial rule, the Catholic Church forcefully absorbed them. Next the British rule came and the Protestant Church ruled them. After India became independent, the followers reestablished the Syrian Christian Church of India free from European control. When Jews and Zoroastrians (Parsis) came to India to escape persecution, they were given shelter and were free to practice their faith. Contributions of these relatively miniscule minorities to India have been immense, and their success in every aspect of life is striking. In India non Hindus including Christians and Muslims have occupied many top positions including president and prime minister without a single threat of violence against them from the 80% majority Hindus. 

Recently, America broke the racial barrier by electing the first black president. Even though there is freedom to practice any religion in western nations, most of them have Christianity as a state religion. US constitution states only separation between state and church. In reality, USA is not a secular nation. America and the West have a long way to go to break the religious barriers in order to catch up with India .  For Islamic democratic countries, even separation of state and religion is a mere dream. A real democracy requires secularism in practice and India is the only major nation who can claim this. The credit goes to Hinduism. 

The author is thankful to Dr. Dilip Amin and Mr. Sam Barnabas for valuable suggestions. 

Ashok M. Kuber, PhD 
Lansdale, PA 

Friday, June 4, 2010

The God Project: Hinduism as Open-Source Faith by Josh Schrei

The God Project: Hinduism as Open-Source Faith by Josh Schrei
Josh Schrei is a full time Marketing Director and a part time writer, activist, critical thinker, and student of Indo-Tibetan history and philosophy. His work focuses on the dissection of all-too-common memes in China-Tibet propaganda and American political and religious thought.

UNITED STATES, June 2, 2010: Trying to explain the core beliefs of “Hinduism” to an interested observer can be challenging to say the least. Its often stated that the word “Hinduism” itself is a total misnomer, as it basically refers to the sum total of spiritual and religious thought and practice that has taken place on the Indian subcontinent over the past 5,000 years. And lets just say it’s been a busy 5,000 years. The sheer volume of spiritual literature and doctrine, the number of distinct Gods worshiped (over 30 million, according to some sources), the breadth of distinct philosophies and practices that have emerged, and the total transformation over time of many of the core Indic teachings and beliefs can be disconcerting to those raised in monotheistic cultures, as we are used to each faith bringing with it a defined set of beliefs that — with the exception of some denominational rifts over the centuries — stay pretty much consistent over time. 

However, the key point of differentiation between Hinduism and these other faiths is not polytheism vs. monotheism. The key differentiation is that “Hinduism” is Open Source and most other faiths are Closed Source. “Open source is an approach to the design, development, and distribution of software, offering practical accessibility to softwares source code.” 

As the Gods change and the evolution of Indic thought leads us to increasingly modern and post-modern views of the nature of reality, the old Vedic codes still remain front and center. One of Hinduism’s defining factors is that the historic view of god, the nature worship and shamanism, never went away, so that god as currently worshiped exists simultaneously as symbol and archetype as well as literal embodiment. 

That Shiva, for instance, could simultaneously be the light of ultimate consciousness and an ash-smeared apparent madman who frequents cremation grounds is a delight to us spiritual anarchists, while mind numbing to most western Theologists. Western and Middle Eastern monotheistic faiths have simply not allowed such liberal interpretation of their God. They continue to exist as closed source systems. 

“Generally, closed source means only the binaries of a computer program are distributed and the license provides no access to the program’s source code. The source code of such programs might be regarded as a trade secret of the company.” One of the defining facts of Christian history is that access to God has been viewed — as in most closed source systems — as a trade secret. The ability to reinterpret the bible, or the teachings of Christ, or the Old Testament or to challenge the basic fundamental authority of the church has been nonexistent for most of the church’s history. Those who dared to do so were quite often killed. 

In Indic thought, there is no trade secret. The foundation of yoga is that the key to god, or the macrocosm, or the absolute … lies within the individual and can be accessed through a certain set of practices. It’s a beautifully simple but ultimately profound concept that has been allowed to flourish unchecked for millennia. The process of discovering and re-imagining the divine is in your hands. The God Project. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time to Analyse for Neighbour and Indian success stories

First thing you need to do at this stage is . . read your Book. . with a clear mind and conscience . . 

Second thing, look back at your country . . why it was founded, what happened when it was founded how it has progressed in the past 62yrs and what you have contributed to your country . . 

Try to think with a neutral, non judgmental conscience with literature from your own country as well as from writers from the western world and Indian authors.. 

Once you have read the arguments from all the sides, only then would you be in a position to make up your mind based on facts . .

Otherwise you are just going to be a one in the mob or a sheep in a herd . .

NB: for your info. Satyam is not dead . . it still supports the IT system of more than half of the fortune 500 companies around the world. At the moment it is being restructured. . Further atleast we have got some companies to even involve in malpractice . . 

Indian Tata’s own Land Rover and Jaguar… Mittal steel is one of the biggest in the world . . I can give you an unending list of Indian success stories . .

victims of terrorism

As with most libs, you say what we shouldn't do, never what we should do. Other than tuck our tails between our legs and whimper away, what do you propose we do to show the world we will not just sit back and be victims of terrorism? 

"Appeasement only insures that the crocodile will eat you last!"

"Appeasement only insures that the crocodile will eat you last!"

You cannot be friends with people who think you don't deserve to live if you aren't like them.

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