Tuesday, 13 June 2017 06:05

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.

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 16:06

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.

Friday, 31 January 2014 18:20

The Vedas

Every veda has 4 parts

The root of the word Veda is Vid, which means 'To Know'. Vedas though popularly known to be four in number, knowledge is only one, as the compilation by Sage Vyasa is for human convenience and they are parts of the same whole.