Category Archives: Religion

4 Degrees of Human Speech

As the information age gains momentum, the most primitive level–the spoken and written word–is drowning out the higher, subtle tongues.— Read on yogainternational.com/article/view/4-degrees-of-human-speech According to the Vedas, there are four degrees of human speech. As the information age gathers momentum, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Ancient India: Its Language and Religions by Hermann Oldenberg

Ancient India: Its Language and Religionsby Hermann Oldenberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars A good book to understand the history of Sanskrit studies in West. How it started and which personalities made clear inroads into that field is all detailed … Continue reading

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Book Review – How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram Goel

How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram GoelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars   Sita Ram Goel was a towering personality of India’s right-wing movement and this book is his intellectual autobiography. This covers his personal journey from being … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism by A.L. Basham

  The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduismby A.L. Basham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book synthesise Basham’s great knowledge of the art, architecture, literature, and religion of India, this concise history traces the spiritual life of India … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Survey Of Buddhism by Bikshu Sangharakshita

A Survey Of Buddhism: Its Doctrines And Methods Through The Agesby Bikshu Sangharakshita My rating: 5 of 5 stars A great overview of Buddhism and the doctrines of its different schools. I’d purchased the book from the Bodhi temple’s Temple … Continue reading

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गायत्री महामन्त्र

गायत्री महामंत्र वेदों का एक महत्त्वपूर्ण मंत्र है, जिसकी महत्ता ओ३म् के लगभग बराबर मानी जाती है। यह यजुर्वेद के मंत्र ओ३म् भूर्भुवः स्वः और ऋग्वेद के छंद ३.६२.१० के मेल से बना है। इस मंत्र में सविता देव की … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Battle for Sanskrit by Rajiv Malhotra

This book by Rajiv Malhotra brings out into the open, the existential threats facing Vedic civilisation today. This battle for Sanskrit has to be fought tooth and nail by every Hindu, better would be to wage an outright war against … Continue reading

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Pathni (पत्नी)

Sanskrit terms used by the husband for the wife were Pathni (पत्नी), derived from Sanskrit पथ (pathá) i.e. path or course (the one who leads the husband through life), Dharmapathni (the one who guides the husband in dharma) and Sahadharmacharini … Continue reading

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Book Review – Black Wave by Kim Ghattas

Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle Eastby Kim Ghattas My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a brilliant, well researched book that unravels everything which is the cause of so much turbulence in … Continue reading

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Is Atheism good for Human society?

Religion or a belief system in an omniscient God has played an important part in the growth of human society. Some might argue that it also has led us to numerous mindless wars and violent persecutions but it is hard … Continue reading

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