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Dharma, Nature and Agro-Ecology – 1

Apr 19,20by admin

In this first part of a series, agro-ecologist Dr. Aditya Dhopatkar explains the origin of life on earth and how everything is interconnecetd. He tells us the interconnectedness and the functions of not only the living beings but also the part that the inanimate material plays in the greater ecological scheme.

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What is Wrong in India becoming a Hindu Rashtra?

In this brilliant short article, Khalid Umar writes on the possibility of the creation of Hindu Rashtra. Liberals often tell scary stories about holocausts and genocides of minorities in India if the Hindu Rashtra is ever created. Khalid Umar, instead claims that it is the creation of Hindu Rashtra that will ensure peace and progress of every community owing to the Hindu ethos of the country.

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Tulsi and Rama

In this article, Ankit Sharma tells us what Lord Rama means to us. He analyzes how Rama is important to all Hindus and how time and again, some great bard like Goswami Tulsidas would re-enact the story and the legend of Rama to make it more accessible to the contemporary audience. He also tells us how the bards, the great poets who re-enacted the story of Rama were deeply and spiritually connected to Rama.

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Hanuman – The Path to Ultimate Knowledge

In this article, Pankaj Saxena explains what Hanuman means to Hindus. How he is not just a character in a story. He is the Prana Shakti that drives the life force of the Universe. He is the path to Self-Knowledge.

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Why do Hindus Worship Cow?

Liberals allege that the reverence of the cow that the Hindus show is just a modern invention of political Hindus in the 'cow belt'. They say that the Hindus did not originally worship the cow and there is no inner logic to do so. Srinath Mohandas in this brief article analyzes, by explaining what the Vedas are and what the Yajna is, why cows are worshiped in India.

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The Art Within

In this article, Ananda Coomaraswamy explains how the inspiration of all art in India is spiritual and comes from within. It is not just an act of observation but an act of absorption of the divine form, which is revealed to the artist when he meditates upon the nature of the truth. All Art in India is thus ideally derived. It is taken from Coomaraswamy’s definitive work on Art, “The Transformation of Nature in Art”.

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The Concept of Shaucha or Cleanliness in Hindu Dharma

In this article, Nithin Sridhar, editor of Indiafacts, tell us what the Indian concept of cleanliness is. In these calamitous times, when COVID-19 is raging through the globe, it is important to understand why India has never given pandemics to the world. We need to understand what standards it followed, which made it possible to live with good general health, despite having one of the largest populations in the world.

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Is ‘Hindu’ the Right Word?

The word 'Hindu' is often objected to by many different shades of political ideologies. It is claimed that the word is foreign origin. Based on this premise it is also claimed that India is a British creation. This article delves into these questions of names and identities.

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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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Religious Pluralism or the Unity of Religions

What does religious pluralism really mean in practice? Does it mean making all religions just the same? Does it mean an uncritical acceptance of all religions? Does pluralism, as the name sounds, actually give any choice, or is it a tyranny of an ideological dogma? David Frawley discusses these questions in this brief foray, which is an excerpt of 'Awaken Bharata'.

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