Deity is a Person per Law: Rajiv Malhotra with Paramahamsa Nithyananda

This is part of the Q&A session by Sri Rajiv Malhotra with Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In this segment Swami Nithyananda answers to basic questions of Sanatana Dharma that a Hindu Deity is a person and the property of the deity must be respected as such.   Rajiv Malhotra: I know that, in my neighbourhood, they just built some temple somewhere, More...

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By Moksha On Sunday, April 30th, 2017
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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 More...

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 Vedagamas 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 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 this 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 American 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 it. Educational 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, epic More...

By Moksha On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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3 Indias at War: Sensex India, Maoist India, and Bharat: Rajiv Malhotra

In order to understand India’s present dynamics, it is helpful to think of three competing forces at work internally, each with its distinct support bases and strategic ambitions. Of these forces, Sensex India More...