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Four Facts of Hinduism: Karma, Reincarnation, All-Pervasive Divinity, and Dharma

August 11, 2010

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1. Karma Karma literally means “deed” or “act” and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction which governs all life.  Karma is a natural law of the mind, just as gravity is a law of matter. Karma is not fate, for man acts with free will, creating his own […]

Nine Beliefs of Hinduism

August 11, 2010

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1 Hindus believe in the divinity of the Vedas, the world’s most ancient scripture, and venerate the Agamas as equally revealed. These primordial hymns are God’s word and the bedrock of Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion which has neither beginning nor end. 2 Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Being who is both immanent […]

A Bird’s-Eye View of a Family of Faiths

August 11, 2010

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Hinduism, also known as the sanatana dharma, or “Eternal Way,” is our planet’s original and oldest living religion, with no single founder. For as long as man has lived and roamed across Earth’s land and water masses, breathed its air and worshiped in awe its fire, it has been a guide of righteous life for […]

Do you Know?

August 8, 2010

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Researchers believe Sanskrit and computers are a perfect fit. In 1985, Rick Briggs, a researcher for NASA, published a paper on the potential uses of Sanskrit as a machine language. Natural languages are basically too imprecise for use as machine languages, thus programmers have been forced to create artificial languages. However, Briggs hailed Sanskrit as […]

Some Facts from our History

August 8, 2010

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The great seats of learning in ancient India like Nalanda, Vikramasila, Pataliputra, and Tamralipti are said to have contained libraries of their own and striven hard for the promotion of education and learning in the country. The library in ancient times was called either Saraswati-bhandara or Pustaka bhandara. The fall of Nalanda at the hands […]

An Interesting Draft of The New Constitution of Bharat

August 8, 2010

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Draft of THE NEW CONSTITUTION of BHARAT Presented most humbly to the Nation On 50th anniversary of Independence of The New Constitution of Bharat Contents Page No. First Publisher’s Note 2 Special Note 2 Preface 3 Preamble 4 1 The Union And Its Territory 4 2 Citizenship 5 3 Fundamental Rights 5 4 Directive Principles […]

-:: Gyatri Mantra ::-

August 5, 2010

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Gayatri Mantra Detailed Word by Word Meaning: The Gayatri Mantra consists of twenty-four syllables – three lines of eight syllables each. The first line (Aum Bhur Bhuvah Swah) is considered an invocation, and is not technically a part of the original Gayatri Mantra as it appears in the Upanishads. Gayatri is also referred to as […]