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Nrisimhavatara

For someone alien to Sanātana-dharma or its allied faiths, the most curious feature is the multitude of gods and the curious forms they assume. Neither pantheism nor zoolatry or the worship of animals (in which humans are partly included) is restricted to Bhāratīya culture. Many religions . . .


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A few anecdotes from the Uddhava-gita

A few anecdotes from the Uddhava-gita

In the previous article, the conversation between king Yadu and an enlightened brāhmaṇa was presented, in which twenty-four facets of nature were put forward as preceptors of Vedic wisdom. Of the twenty-four preceptors were a pigeon, a prostitute by the name Piṅgalā, a Kurara bird . . .


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A crucial lesson from the Uddhava-gita

The Uddhava gita

Science points out that the ability to adapt is the core of evolution and anything that cannot adapt necessarily dies out. This incisive observation is not true merely of organisms, but of religion as well. While the core values of religion are eternal and hence are not subject to decay . . .


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Who is a true Brahmana?

True Brahmana

Theories of meaning explain that a man makes sense of the world around him based on distinctions. For instance, if a man must understand a tree, he must first distinguish a tree from everything that is not a tree. Hence, drawing distinctions is not necessarily evil or problematic, but is . . .


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Sudyumna and Budha – A curious history

Sudyumna and Budha – A curious history

The word ‘medieval’ often brings pictures of horrific cruelty to mind; cruelty that would have any individual of the present-day vociferously denouncing the perpetrator. This analogy essentially highlights the ideology that the evolution is linear; the nearer it is to the present day, the more “sophisticated” the ideologies . . .


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