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Has Vedanta Eclipsed the Diversity of Hinduism

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Has Vedanta Eclipsed the Diversity of Hinduism
Has Vedanta Eclipsed the Diversity of Hinduism

What is the ONE WORD that has become synonymous to Hinduism?

Yes, you guessed it right. It is Vedanta.

In my 20 years of Seva in the Hindu community locally and studying the development of Hinduism across the world, one thing appeared very clear to me. And that is the over exposure to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta and its allied school, Yoga.

Thirukkural: The Book of Ethics from Thiruvalluvar

Thirukkural: The Book of Ethics from Thiruvalluvar
Thirukkural: The Book of Ethics from Thiruvalluvar

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.

Filial Piety

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Filial Piety
Filial Piety

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.

Sannyasa - Facts and Misconceptions

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Sannyasa - Facts and Misconceptions
Sannyasa - Facts and Misconceptions

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 birth of the World Institute for Hinduism (WISH)

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The birth of the World Institute for Hinduism (WISH)
The birth of the World Institute for Hinduism (WISH)

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

Caste system - the bane of Hinduism?

Caste system - the bane of Hinduism?
Caste system - the bane of Hinduism?

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.

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