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Ramdas Lamb
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Ramdas Lamb is a professor at the University of Hawai’i, where he teaches comparative religion, religious traditions of India, and contemporary American religion. From 1969-1978, he was a Hindu monk and lived in India. He writes from the perspective of an academic scholar as well as a practitioner.

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Polytheism and Monotheism: A Hindu Perspective

Posted March 31, 2011 | 22:08:26 (EST)

Today, the two most popular theological beliefs in the West are monotheism (the belief in a single all-powerful divinity) and atheism (the belief that there is no divine entity). The Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam preach the former, while those who base their world view exclusively on material...

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Diwali: A Day of Light and Liberation

Posted November 4, 2010 | 22:19:08 (EST)

Holy days are a common occurrence in India, since nearly every day is considered holy somewhere in the country. Some holy days are limited to a particular region, others are pan-Indian, while a few also connect the multiple religious traditions that have their origins in the land -- Buddhism, Hinduism,...

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