Interpretation of Non-Practicing Westerners Damages Hinduism: Rajiv Malhotra and Sri Nithyananda Swami

Rajiv Malhotra: Swamiji, There is a lot of a confusion because of language translations that people make. People translate that heaven is same as Svarga and Punya Paap is same as sin. Can you explain differences between Svarga and heaven because – and there is no devil in our system. There is no anti-Brahman. There’s no anti-Shiva, like there More...

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By hinduismnow On Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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Sastra Praman, Apta Pramana and Atma Pramana: A Dialogue between Swami Nithyananda and Rajiv Malhotra

Swami Nithyananda: Basically, Veda and Āgamas are considered as Śāstra Pramāṇa. It is non-controversial. Anyone who is the follower of Sanatana Hindu Dharma, accepting the superiority, authority of the More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Indian Thought Is Not Understood In America

I was quite shocked when I discovered that Indian philosophy is not being addressed properly in American universities. In fact, only two American universities offer a doctorate in Indian philosophy. In general, More...

By hinduismnow On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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The American Guilt Syndrome

The subconscious mind of a victim of heinous crime often responds to the trauma by developing a Victim’s Guilt Syndrome, which is a psychological defense mechanism to stop having to deal with an external adversary. More...

By rajivmalhotra On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Should we support “LIBERAL” Muslims?

I am responding to numerous requests to give my views on Tarek Fatah. I want to first examine Benazir Bhutto and Fareed Zakaria, both well-known liberal Muslims. This gives insights into other liberal Muslims. Bhutto More...

By hinduismnow On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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The Asymmetric Dialog Of Civilizations

The History In contrast with the clash of civilizations now being popularized, I would much rather propose a dialog among them. But what are the historical reasons for lack of this dialog, and what prevents More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Yoga: Freedom From History

When I first moved to the United States 4 decades ago, I was struck by the efforts made by individuals, civic societies and the American government to instill in Americans a strong historical identity. Secular More...

By rajivmalhotra On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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Stereotyping Hinduism In American Education

This essay is based on an inquiry in which I wondered why: Hindu kids and even adults in America are apologetic about their religion, generally preferring to distance themselves from it and keep quiet about More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Ours is the only philosophy that we dance : In Conversation with Sonal Mansingh

There is nothing equivalent to kavya in the Abrahamic relogions. That is because liturgy is, for the most part, disconnected from the performing arts. There is no equivalent Jewish, christian or Islamic dance, More...

By Moksha On Saturday, October 8th, 2016
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Do All Religious Want Peace? Rajiv Malhotra Answers

The peace promised by Islam happens only after all non Muslims are converted. Likewise the secular left. The solution to peace is mutual respect, says Rajivji.  More...