Hindu Concepts

Hindu view of “scriptures”

A man of true knowledge who has attained enlightenment, has the same use for all the scriptures as one has for a small reservoir of water in a place flooded on … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The meaning of Aum (Om)

This is what we hear about AUM: The past, the present and the future are AUM, And That beyond these three is also AUM (Mandukya Upanishad) AUM is the most popular … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Upanishads: The “distilled” essence of Hinduism

The Upanishads – what (or who!) are they?”This would be the response of many Hindus of today if asked about the Upanishads!The Upanishads are in fact Hindu scriptures. They can … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hindu Concept of “God”

Monotheism or Polytheism (One God or many God’s) Is Sanatan Dharma a Monotheist (believes in only one god) or a Polytheist (believes in many Gods) philosophy? This a common question/confusion … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

An alternative look at the “caste system”

This article put another perspective on a phenomenon that no-one usually dares to mention without putting on a grimace of horror and uttering shrieks of indignation: Chaturvarna, usually mistranslated as … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

The philosophy of Mother Kali’s eternal dance on Lord Shiva

We have all seen the image of Kali at a temple or in a Navratri shrine. This article provides a fascinating insight into who Kali really is! Kali is one … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 1 Comment