Tamil literature is a vast subject that has hardly been properly dealt with and explored into by the world. If only we take a peek at the immense amount of knowledge and wisdom that is present in the Tamil literary works, we would be able to grasp the true potential of this untapped gold mine. In that attempt, we explore into the ancient, more than 2000-years old literature called Thirukkural, which is a product of the Sangam period of the Tamil history.
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Our duty is explained beautifully through the above drawing. A child's responsibility towards his aging parent. Son cradles his mum with lots of compassion as he recalls all her sacrifices and hardships as she brought him up. In Hinduism, it is an obligatory religious duty of the children to look after their aged parents and provide them with decent means of living.
There are two distinct life styles - one in pursuit of Artha and Kama, while the other, a life style oriented towards attaining Moksha (liberation). A Sannyasi is an individual who has experienced a level of dispassion and discontentment with the first lifestyle of pursuing wealth, prosperity and pleasure. One makes a choice to put down (renounce) such a pursuits as this individual finds no meaning in such living. In Hinduism, there are four life stages and Sannyasa is one of them.
The Hindu Hub would like to share the awesome news about the birth of the World Institute for Hinduism (WISH). WISH is a dream come true for every Hindu around the world. Hindus from all walks of life can now learn about Hinduism at the comfort of their home. Please read about the News Release here
There are many stumbling blocks when it comes to the Hindu philosophy. There is one in particular that keeps making rounds whenever Sanatana Dharma is brought up – the one about India's caste realities is one of the most obvious. To begin with one must understand what the word "caste" means, it is derived from the Portuguese word "casta" which means lineage, race or breed. There is no exact equivalent for "caste" in the Hindu society. What really exists is the dual concept of varna or jati. There are four varnas and countless jatis.
The gates of hell are three: uncontrollable desire, anger and greed. They destroy the Self. Avoid them.
Anger has plagued me for as long as I can remember. Anger has caused me the following: - fractured or ruined relationships, trouble at school, and even stalled career progression. I didn’t really know then why or what made me angry. It was only much later about ten years ago, when I attended a spiritual talk on Anger management by a Hindu teacher, that I started getting clues. This helped me change the way I looked at anger; in fact it was a revelation for me. Here are some of the things that stuck with me from that talk, and also some personal observations of mine. Hopefully my sharing would be of some use for you.