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Hindu Beliefs

Avatars -- Are They God in Human Form?

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 10.26.2016 | Religion
Shammi Paranjape

Hindu belief incorporates the concept of 'avatar'- the descent of divinity into a form. Sri Krishna declares in the Bhagawad Gita that whenever there is an upheaval of unrighteousness and rampant decay of dharma, God Himself incarnates for restoring order.

Hinduism Quiz

Posted 05.10.2012 | Religion

Originating in the Indian subcontinent, Hinduism is one of the oldest surviving religions in the world dating back more than 5000 years. With more tha...

Hinduism And Modernity

Pankaj Jain, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.

Where does Hindu tradition stop and modern values begin? The main argument presented here is that the so-called modern values were already imbibed in the Hindu culture.

Death: The Elephant In The Room

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

The Hindu scriptures explain that we come into this world with a certain number of breaths and the countdown begins the moment we exit the womb. Every moment should be lived to prepare our consciousness for the final moment.

The Dharma Dilemma: The Challenge Of Competing Duties

Ramnath Subramanian | Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion
Ramnath Subramanian

The ancient Vedic texts encourage us to live by dharmic principles and furthermore struggle through despairing contradictions to seek deeper answers on responsibility, integrity and duty.

Gandhi's Dharma And The West

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

Mahatma Gandhi articulated his sva-dharma ("my dharma") using a few key Sanskrit words that do not have an exact English equivalent. One of these is satya, his practice of truth.

Polytheism And Monotheism: A Hindu Perspective

Ramdas Lamb | Posted 05.31.2011 | Religion
Ramdas Lamb

In Hinduism, polytheism and monotheism coexist in a relationship much like the parts of a wheel. The many deities are like the spokes, emanating from the hub and each playing an important role.