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RELIGIONS ARE MORE THAN BELIEFS, GODS AND GODDESSES:

Religions offer more than rituals, customs and traditions, dos and donts, gods and goddesses. In fact, they also embody profound philosophies, ideologies, and intricate thoughts that are deeply intertwined with spirituality. In the realms of faith, belief, conviction and perception, while lacking empirical or laboratory-based evidence, religions often appear to clash with the principles of... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 19 Feb 2024 8:56 am

WHAT IS PRANA PRATISHTHA THAT INVOKES THE LORD RAM IDOL

The sprawling Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ram was inaugurated on January 24 in Ayodhya. The ceremonial and sacred word Prana-pratishtha emerged in the extensive coverage of the event. According to its dictionary meaning, the English equivalent is consecration, to make or declare sacred. Prana-pratishtha carries the same sense, plus elaborate rituals involved to declare... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 31 Jan 2024 6:02 am

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

(320 words, 2mts. of reading time) Staying in an environment exclusively reserved for the self leads to an experience called mindfulness. Residing in this environment are the present moments connected to what one is doing, cohering internally with ones body and mind while keeping an absolute awareness of breaths inhalation and exhalation flow. Mindfulness is... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 25 Jan 2024 11:54 pm

Hindu Sentiments Are Hurt

What is that delicate and feeble Hindu Sentiment that often gets hurt? We hadnt heard about it till in the last few years as we hear more about the hurt sentiments of a community across India who are the victims of bruised feelings. The latest injury gets inflicted through culinary indigestion by watching the just-released... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 14 Jan 2024 12:03 am

Do Atheists And Non-religious people Need To Have A place for Congregation?

Church without God: How secular congregations fill a need for some nonreligious Americans Jacqui Frost, Purdue University Shared testimonies, collective singing, silent meditation and baptism rituals these are all activities you might find at a Christian church service on a Sunday morning in the United States. But what would it look like if atheists... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 12 Jan 2024 7:08 am

WHAT IS INTELLECTUAL HUMILITY AND WHY THE WORLD NEED IT

Once its worth is recognized and accepted as a way of life, intellectual humility leads to a better understanding of the self and society around us. Among the philosophers and academic scholars studying human behaviour, intellectual humility is one of the favourite topics of deliberation and emphasis for contemporary society. Intellectual humility offers multiple traits,... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 9 Jan 2024 6:13 am

MY VISION OF A HAPPY NEW YEAR

The moment clocks second hits midnight and the year 2023 slips away in the realm of history. We step into the optimism of 2024. Two images flash; one switches off, and the other switches on, reflecting two storylines: an imprint of the old one, while the history begins with the new one. Do we spot... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 1 Jan 2024 7:52 am

BESIDES THINKING AND OTHER FUNCTIONS, HUMAN BRAIN CREATES LIVE IMAGES, TOO

(This is my last article of the year, conceived during our recent vacation in Maui, Hawaii. Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year.) Reading time: three minutes. It always happens when we plan a vacation to an exotic place we have never been before; an indefinite image of the location gets created in... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 25 Dec 2023 1:20 am

REALIZING THE AUTHENTIC IMAGE OF SELF

(Authentic: 2023 The Word Of The Year) Every year, Merriam-Webster selects the word of the year. This year, its chosen word is authentic. its the most searched word according to the dictionary officials. The word authentic is often used as an adjective, like authentic cuisine, art, or artifice. Among other meanings, it relates to true... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 29 Nov 2023 2:30 am

MERELY BELIEVING GOD EXISTS IS A RITUAL

It is a practice based on our mindset image of His embodiment up there and everywhere. When we form an image of Him, then God gets personified. In this dominant perspective, most people believe in His existence. This devotion does not lead to His actual study. The buzzword does not establish a logical understanding of... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 27 Nov 2023 3:46 am

What Does Goddess Kali With Her Unusual And Scary Look Worshipped?

(It is the revised version of my article on the Hindu goddess Kali. A fierce-looking but with traits of motherly love, Kali is revered as a protector and destroyer of evil. The article tries to evoke her combating personality to fight and kill the devils threatening society. We need Ma (mother) Kali as there are... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 21 Nov 2023 1:13 am

Indias goddesses of contagion provide protection in the pandemic just dont make themangry.

Tulasi Srinivas, Emerson College Hindus in India have had a helping hand several in fact when it comes to fighting deadly contagions like COVID-19: multi-armed goddesses co-opted to help contain and kill pestilence. Collectively known as Amman, or the Divine Mother, the goddesses of contagion and it always goddesses, not gods ... Read More

Progressive Hindu Dialogue 9 Nov 2023 10:37 am