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Is Religion opposed to Science? A Vedic Perspective

The western tradition believes that science and religion cannot get along. But what is the Vedic perspective to this debate? Read on to find out.

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The Dazzled Vision of the Hindus

How is the Hindu concept of creation and divinity different from that in Abrahamic religions? Daniel J.Boorstin provides a lucid and concise answer.

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Hindu Roots of Sikhism – 2

Feb 3,21by Ram Swarup

Did Sikh Gurus repudiate Hindu scriptures? Was Sikhism fashioned out of a conflict with the Hindu pantheon? In this article, Ram Swarup Ji answers these doubts and shatters many myths.

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Hindu Roots of Sikhism – 1

Did the Sikh gurus fashion a new religion as is often claimed? In this excerpt from Ram Swarup's work, we learn that Sikh teachings were rooted in Hindu scriptures.

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Three Nights as Three Knots in Consciousness: Spiritual Symbolism in Kathopanishad

Jan 12,21by Shri Anirvan

What is the symbolic meaning of three nights that Nachiketa spent in fasting? Read this insightful piece to find out.

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ऋत Ṛta: Nature’s Cycles and Biodiversity

Life evolves, enriching Earth to make up Nature, and why we must maintain eternal obligation towards Earth and Nature. What plays out in this interaction of the living and non-living was the merging of the amazing cycles of living and non-living components of Nature, as cycles of Living Nature got aligned with the preexisting pre-Life cycles of Earth. In this article, we shall discover these amazingly beautiful cycles, periodicities and rhythms of Earth and Nature (which Vaidiks normatively call ṚTA). We shall also study habitats and biodiversity.

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Vedic Gods: One God: Many Gods: Advaita – Part II

When the urge for unity is spiritual, the theology of One God is no bar and the seeker reaches a position no different from Advaita, from ekam sat. He realizes that God alone is, and not that there is only One God. But if the motive for unity is merely intellectual, it helps little, spiritually speaking. God remains an outward being and does not become the truth of the Spirit. It does not even help to reduce the number of Gods; instead it multiplies the number of Devils – if Christianity is any guide in the matter.

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When Gods choose their own Teertha

There are various stories about how the gods chose their own teerthas. There is a Shiva Linga which froze somewhere; a Krishna who refused to move any more; or a Raghunath vigraha which almost flew to its destination, being that light. What do these stories actually mean? Read on to know.

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Vedic Gods: One God: Many Gods: Advaita – Part I

The Hindus do not call their Gods either ‘One’ or ‘Many’. According to them, what they worship is One Reality, Ekam Sat, which is differently named. This Reality is everywhere, in everything, in everything. It is One and Many at the same time and it also transcends them both. Everything is an expression, a play, an image, an echo of this Reality.

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How Secularization leads to Ecological Degradation

Secularism is a western notion that historically arose in response to European problems. It is not only alien to Indian society, it is highly unsuitable as it completely ignores Indian ethos that are rooted in the notion of ‘dharma’ (duty/righteousness). Hence, the secularization of Indian life and society that has been carried out in the last many decades has resulted in disastrous consequences. One such area where secularization has distorted the issue and has caused enormous damage is ecology and environment.

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