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Hindu Scriptures

Mimicry? Mockery? Mimic. Cry.

Deepak Sarma | Posted 07.16.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

By performing the play of the pilgrim, does the Indian-American elementary school student inadvertently become the oppressor? Or confirms the oppression? Or conforms to the oppressor?

The Hindu Santa 'Clause'

Deepak Sarma | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

That festive "Holiday" season is again upon us. It's a challenging time for members of the Hindu Diaspora, who often reflect upon the degree to which they and their children have acculturated or assimilated.

The Bhagavad Gita Comes To Congress

Varun Soni | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
Varun Soni

When Tulsi Gabbard takes her oath on the Gita, its political wisdom will not only be instructive for her as a Hindu but also for all members of Congress.

A Splinter In The Mind: The Matrix Through Hinduism

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

I didn't hear about "The Matrix" until five years after it had come out. I had moved into the monastery the same year it was released and had cut myself off from all TV and movies. When I finally decided to watch it, I was completely blown away.

Are We The Reason For The Universe's Existence? The Anthropic Principle Reconsidered

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Indeed, the Universe, as science has revealed it, bears little resemblance to the description of Divine creation in various Scriptures.

The Caste System Of Hindu Society

Pankaj Jain, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.

The system of varna insisted that the law of social life should not be cold and cruel competition, but harmony and co-operation. Society should not be a field of rivalry among individuals.

Distinguishing Between Shallow And Deep Religion

Ramnath Subramanian | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion
Ramnath Subramanian

Instead of rejecting religion completely, it would be wise to discriminate between substance and shadow -- and encourage the substance.

A Hindu's Search For Meaning In Sound And Silence

Deepa S. Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepa S. Iyer

Take a minute to stop and listen to anything -- it can easily turn into a rather profound metaphor of life's experiences.

The Sacred Act Of Eating: A Hindu Foodie's Daily Ritual

Deepa S. Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepa S. Iyer

Creating a new dish after a long workday, I feel a connection to my (now deceased) great grandmother, who also viewed cooking as a daily ritual.