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When The Journey To Happiness Throws Two Paths

Almost every thinking Indian must have had this dilemma at least once in his mind: whether to enjoy life or to pursue the Ultimate Truth and devote one's life to knowledge. Nithin Sridhar in this brief piece answers this question.

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बौद्ध मत की हिन्दू धर्म के साथ एकात्मकता

वामपंथी विश्लेषकों द्वारा महात्मा बुद्ध और बौद्ध मत को सनातन हिन्दू धर्म के विरुद्ध प्रतिक्रयावाद के रूप में प्रस्तुत किया जाता है। इस लेख में सौरभ शुक्ला ने अनेक उदाहरणों के द्वारा बौद्ध मत के सनातन धर्म के साथ साम्य को दिखाया है और ऐसा करने के पीछे उनके निहितार्थ को समझाया है।

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The Fourth Way

Materialism is about being, prophetic visions are about transportation of being to rapture upon death, mindful emptiness is enlargement of being to mind, whereas the fourth way is about becoming and creativity and joyful life.

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ऋत (ṚTA): Nature’s Amazing Cycles, Wildernesses and Biodiversity – 1

Life evolved, enriching Earth to make up Nature, and why we must maintain eternal obligation towards Earth and Nature. What played 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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Buddhi is not Intellect alone : An Indic Perspective

May 7,20by Shri Anirvan

On this Buddha Purnmia, in this enlightening piece, Shri Anirvan explains to us, what the real meaning of Buddhi is in Indian tradition. It has been universally admitted that buddhi, whether as a spiritual stage or an instrumentation, is something above the mental plane; It has both a psychological and a cosmic aspect, the relation between the two in spiritual realization being that between a means and an end; and its intrinsic character is in the nature of an illumination granted by divine grace. This is an excerpt of "Buddhiyoga of the Gita", Prabudha Bharat, 1948.

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How Dharma can Help Survive us in a Fragile World?

Times of crises are when one's svadharma is tested. In these times, we get to know how strong the cultural foundations of our society are, how strong we ourselves are, standing upon those foundations. In this article, author Rabinarayan Swain has attempted to explain in simple terms how to have a grip on our mental and physical health in these hard times.

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The Vedic Yajña: A Conduit for Transcending the Conditioned Consciousness

Feb 18,20by Sreejit Datta

Evolutionist and anthropological frameworks of interpretation have belittled the Vedic mantra as well as the Vedic Yajña by categorizing the two as naïve and obscure religious expressions (e.g. through labels like hymns and rituals, respectively) of the early humans. This article highlights the consciousness-altering potential of the Vedic Yajña and the role of the Vedic mantra in it by positing that the Vedic Yajña is neither just a ritual nor merely a metaphor; rather it is a powerful performative element in its own right, which pervades the ‘conditioned consciousness’ of its performer and uplifts the same to ever higher planes of consciousness, thus revealing to the performer/practitioner subtler layers of reality on the way to the Truth.

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Religious Pluralism and Freedom of Religious and Spiritual Experience

Freedom in the West, is often interpreted as the freedom of action of individual in this world. But David Frawley, in this brilliant excerpt of 'Awaken Bharata' explains how freedom has many modes and internal freedom is the freedom which Hindu Dharma has always focused upon.

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A Hindu Call for Religious Pluralism

While pluralism is the by-word of today's liberalism, it is seldom practised by its own proponents. In this brief excerpt, from 'Awaken Bharata' David Frawley talks about how the offer of Hinduism is pluralist in intent and what real pluralism looks like.

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Matter or Consciousness – What Came First?

In this article, Shri Anirvan discusses the theory of material evolution that is prevalent in the modern world and he charts out how the spiritual evolution of man is different from this and one should not fall in the trap of explaining everything with the idea of Evolution.

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