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ફતવાથી આગળ ઇસ્લામ પાસે કશું છે ખરું?

આ લેખમાં ડૉ. શંકર શરણ ફતવાની દુનિયા અને મૌલવીઓ વિશે ચર્ચા કરે છે. તેમાં કહેવામાં આવ્યું છે કે કેવી રીતે રાજકીય ઇસ્લામની ભાષા ધમકી અને ફતવાથી વિશેષ કશું નથી, તેમાં ચર્ચાને ભાગ્યે જ અવકાશ છે. લેખક કહે છે કે ઇસ્લામિક સમાજની અંદર પણ વાતચીત-વિચારણાની કોઈ શક્યતા નહીં હોવાથી કેવી રીતે આખા સમુદાયને નુકસાન થઈ રહ્યું છે.

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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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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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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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Does Islam Offer Anything beyond Fatwas?

This article by Dr. Shankar Sharan discusses the world of fatwas and Maulvis. It discusses how the language of political Islam is nothing but confined to threats and fatwas, rarely evolving to the level of discussion. He also tells us how this inability to hold dialogue within the Islamic society is harming the community itself.

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Six Kinds of Intuitions (Pratibha)

In this excerpt from his famous work "The Vakyapadiya of Bhartrhari with the Vrtti" Shri K. A. Subramania Iyer discusses the nature of knowledge and the sense with which we acquire it. He does not only talk about the outer knowledge but also inner knowledge in this timeless gem on India's great wisdom in language and linguistics.

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