Science, Vedanta and Free-will

Vedanta Vichara - Inquiry into Vedanta

(CHAKRA Blogs) I am sharing some of my thoughts on Science, vedAnta and free-will. I will be looking at these ideas through the Vedic lens, incorporating them into our present scientific understanding. Science does not ‘define’ fundamentals, it ‘describes’ phenomenons and interactions. Science helps us see connections and make material sense of this jagat by coming […]

New Book Defends Hinduism’s Philosophical Unity – Indra’s Net

Indra's Net Book

(CHAKRA) It is fashionable among intellectuals to assert that Dharma traditions lacked any semblance of unity before the British period, and that the contours of contemporary Hinduism were bequeathed to us by our colonial masters. Such arguments routinely target Swami Vivekananda, a key interlocutor who shattered many deeply rooted prejudices against Indian civilization. They accuse […]

America’s Largest Hindu Rights Group Responds to Allegations Leveled by Islamist and Communist-Linked Groups

Hindus are constantly targeted (verbally and physically) by Islamists and Marxists worldwide

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was made aware today that the internet portal calling itself the Coalition Against Genocide (CAG), released a report to various media outlets ostensibly attacking HAF. More of a personal attack on certain leaders of HAF, the report repeats nearly decade old accusations that organizations now affiliating under the umbrella of […]

Picture of the Week: Goddess Lakshmi (Laxmiji)

Hindu Goddess Laxmi (Lakshmi) - Diwali Deepavali

Lakshmi ji (or Laxmi) the a goddess in Hinduism known to symbolize wealth, spiritual and physical wealth, good health and fortune. She is wife of Lord Vishnu Bhagawan. Representations of Lakshmi are also present in Jainism temples. People give their attention to Lakshmiji most during Deepavali (Diwali). Lakshmi pooja is a religious ritual and celebration […]

Reincarnation in the Vedas

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By Yogi Baba Prem Yogacharya, Veda Visharada It has become common to hear from followers of Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) and scholars that reincarnation is not found in the Vedas; regrettably this is often due to a great deal of misinformation  as well as an emerging literalist mentality that is attempting to sweep the global community.  While it […]

“Yoga” or “Not Yoga”- The Greatest Heist of the 20th Century

A traditional yoga camp held by popular yoga guru Swami Ramdev - source divyayoga.com

(CHAKRA) I was recently involved in a controversial group discussion over e-mail on the topic of Yoga. The contention was whether Yoga- that is widely practiced today in the Americas is really Yoga, or is it “Voga”- a term coined by a close friend to describe the practices abroad that no longer carry the essence […]

My Acharya, Pujya Swami Dayanand Saraswati

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hariH Om. 66 years ago, Bharat (is said to have) gained Independence from the invaders, though i am yet to understand what exactly we gained freedom from. Yes, the colonizers are physically distant, but they left behind a colonial mindset that plagues us even today, and with greater ferocity with each passing year. I will […]

Refuting the False Islamic Argument Against Idol Worship

Vedanta Vichara - Inquiry into Vedanta

 (CHAKRA Blogs) Harih Om. It is not uncommon to be faced with the ageless, boring question: “If Bhagavan is formless why go to a temple and worship idols”. Ever so often, these are the queries posed by zealous Islamists on the internet, who make it their business to style themselves after a Wahabi mindset. 1) Because a […]

Opinion: Hindu Monotheism

Hindu Monotheism

By Ajay Nemade Hindu monotheism is very interesting and attractive subject. Hindu Monotheism is far different from Judaist (abrahmic) monotheism ( i.e. monotheism of Jew, Christen and Islam). It is not ideology or any dogmatism, it is just common belief of all Hindu that the God of mankind is one. As per Hindu philosophy, monotheism […]