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Tavprasad means with thy grace. This composition strongly rejects Idolatry, Pilgrimages, Grave Worshiping, Samadhis of Yogis and other ritualistic beliefs in Hinduism, Jainism and Islam so thereby included in Nitnem, daily morning prayers of Sikhs. It is recited after completing Jaap Sahib. It is started from Sravag Sudh Samuh Sidhan Ke and ends up to Koor Kriya Urjheo Sab Hi Jag. Among many famous quotes of Tav Parsad Savaiye, Jin Prem Kiyo Tin Hi Prabhu Paayo is widely quoted by different ...
 
Through this medium we plan to explore, test, prove, question, accept, reject, believe, disbelieve the journey to finding god. We begin the journey to find one in all, the all in one Guru Nanak, Allah, Buddha, Mahavira, Christ, Krishna. The essence of all religions Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Judaism, Hinduism, Atheism. Through the understanding of science, psychology, philosophy, theology and more. We begin journey to find the self, the soul, the advaita, the anatta, th ...
 
How Was the Universe Created? Creation Of Universe/Nature by Saint Rampal Ji in English. Amazing and unbelievable, How planets rotate perfectly in their orbit? How is Sun a hot moving ball and moon so cool? Who created the sky, the Earth, the Water, the Air and above all human beings/living beings? Is there some Supremely intelligent being? Certainly, the universe was not created by chance. There is definitely some divine power, some supremely powerful person who has created everything. The ...
 
If I told you that you have access to the most sophisticated supercomputer that has ever existed in the known Universe that can guide you step by step in your life in ways that will leave you fulfilled, thrilled, and in awe. Would you believe me? What if I told you that it's ALWAYS been there inside you and has ALWAYS been communicating with you whether you have noticed it or not? What if I told you that it can help you find your life's purpose, discern truth from lies, help you make decisio ...
 
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Raj Balkaran speaks with Laurie Patton, Professor of Religions and President at Middlebury College, about her scholarly journey, educational administration, poetry, trends in scholarship, the significance of Indian myth, and more. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com. Learn more about …
 
Today we are joined by Alistair Shearer, a freelance scholar of South Asian religion and culture, and teacher of yoga and the psychology of yoga. He is also the author of The Story of Yoga: From Ancient India to the Modern West (Hurst and Co, 2020). In our conversation, we discussed the origins of yoga, the differences between mind and body yoga pr…
 
In Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory (Oxford University Press, 2020), Professor Jonathan B. Edelmann develops a constructive and comparative theological dialogue between Hinduism and Western natural sciences. Describing the Bhagavata tradition and Darwinism as worldviews, the author asks the question in the bo…
 
Neha Sahgal, Associate Director, Research, at the Pew Research Center speaks of Pew’s ground-breaking research on Indian public opinion on religion. The data shows that Indians maintain a commitment to religious tolerance while also living highly religiously segregated lives. The survey report explores these themes in greater detail along with Indi…
 
Astrologers play an important role in Indian society, but there are very few studies on their social identity and professional practices. Based on extensive fieldwork carried out in the city of Banaras, Words of Destiny: Practicing Astrology in North India (SUNY Press, 2021) shows how the Brahmanical scholarly tradition of astral sciences (jyotiḥśā…
 
This book introduces readers to Indian philosophy by presenting the first integral English translation of Vaiśeṣikasūtra with the earliest extant commentary of Candrānanda on the old aphorisms of Vaiśeṣika school of Indian philosophy. A new reference work and a fundamental introduction to anyone interested in Indian and Comparative Philosophy, this…
 
Acharya Shree Yogeesh defines what real forgiveness is and suggests how to forgive. Sharing a spiritual approach, forgiveness is not some lofty idea of "bestowing forgiveness" and "pardoning" someone of their mistake -- which is a sign of ego. Forgiveness means having no anger and no guilt. In the video learn how to forgive others and forgive yours…
 
The Cloud of Longing: A New Translation and Eco-Aesthetic Study of Kalidasa's Meghaduta (Oxford UP, 2021) is a translation and full-length study of the great Sanskrit poet Kālidāsa's famed Meghadūta (literally: "The Cloud Messenger") with a focus on its interfacing of nature, feeling, figurative language, and mythic memory. While the Meghadūta has …
 
Raj Balkaran has a candid conversation with seasoned scholar Dr. Vasudha Narayanan about her academic journey, the current state of Hindu Studies and her ground-breaking work on Hindu temples and traditions in Cambodia. Dr. Narayanan is Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, at the University of Florida, Director for the Centre for the St…
 
Gloria Maité Hernández's Savoring God: Comparative Theopoetics (Oxford UP, 2021) compares two mystical works central to the Christian Discalced Carmelite and the Hindu Bhakti traditions: the sixteenth-century Spanish Cántico espiritual (Spiritual Canticle), by John of the Cross, and the Sanskrit Rāsa Līlā, originated in the oral tradition. These te…
 
In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about religious communities’ role in environmentalism. Does n…
 
The autumnal Navarātri festival—also called Durgā Pūjā, Dassehra, or Dasain—is the most important Hindu festival in South Asia and wherever Hindus settle. A nine-night-long celebration in honor of the goddess Durgā, it ends on the tenth day with a celebration called “the victorious tenth” (vijayadaśamī). The rituals that take place in domestic, roy…
 
Fasting can help you cleanse and heal your body, mind, and soul. With the right understanding of this spiritual practice you will have a safe experience among many benefits. Acharya Shree Yogeesh will guide you on this journey by revealing one of the most ancient systems that can help free the soul from pain, darkness, ignorance, and negativities. …
 
Acharya Shree breaks down the full list of the seven fears: Fear of life (death); Fear of next life; Fear of being unprotected; Fear of absence of control; Fear of pain and suffering; Fear of dying. He briefly covers the 8 types of karma and completes reviewing Chapter 29 of the Uttardhana sutra.By Acharya Shree Yogeesh
 
In Hindutva as Political Monotheism (Duke University Press, 2020), Professor Anustup Basu provides a genealogical study of Hindutva. The interview is a discussion upon the connection drawn by the author between the Hindu nationalism and Carl Schmitt’s idea of political theology to portray the orientalist and Eurocentric nature of the Hindutva ideol…
 
Devotional Hindu Dance: A Return to the Sacred (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) sheds light on the purpose of Hindu dance as devotional. Dr. Sabrina D. MisirHiralall explains the history of Hindu dance and how colonization caused the dance form to move from sacred to a Westernized system that emphasizes culture. Postcolonialism is a main theme throughout…
 
Acharya Shree Yogeesh shines lights on how fear blocks awakening and liberation. He first talks about the fear of death and continues the full list of fears on Day 8 of Paryushan. For Chapter 29 of the Uttardhyana, he focuses on what happens when you see and realize the truth, when you have right conduct, and control over the senses, and achieving …
 
Acharya Shree Yogeesh says we need to be aware of the 6 types of living beings, the categories of life, so that we can protect them and not hurt, harm or kill them. The type of living being is based on the body types, which Acharya Shree explains. Moving forward with Chapter 29 of the Uttardhyana, Acharya Shree addresses greedy-less-ness, innocence…
 
In Elusive Nonviolence: The Making and Unmaking of Gandhi’s Religion of Ahimsa (Westland, 2021), Jyotirmaya Sharma argues that Gandhi acknowledged the absence of any serious tradition of non-violence in India. His uncompromising insistence on ahimsa, then, was a way of introducing non-violence as an Indian value by fabricating a tradition around it…
 
Pink Revolutions: Globalization, Hindutva, and Queer Triangles in Contemporary India (Northwestern UP, 2021) describes how queer politics in India occupies an uneasy position between the forces of neoliberal globalization, on the one hand, and the nationalist Hindu fundamentalism that has emerged since the 1990s, on the other. While neoliberal forc…
 
Acharya Shree Yogeesh explains how a seeker needs to learn how to discipline and have control over the 5 senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. When there is a lack of discipline in the senses, then there is automatically an undisciplined mind. Continuing through Chapter 29 of the Uttardhayana, Acharya Shree focuses on renunciation in a d…
 
Raj Balkaran interviews Atmadarshan Laura Santoro co-owner of Dharma Kshetra Yoga and author of forthcoming book The Song of Your Soul (an original new translation of the Bhagavad Gita) on the role of yoga and Indian spirituality in fostering life wisdom. They discuss her rich relationship to the Bhagavad Gītā and issues of cultural appropriation i…
 
A scholarly yet accessible biography of the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, one of the great historical figures of Tibetan Buddhism. Known for his mastery of teachings across sectarian lines, his treatises on medicine and astrology, and his work as spiritual advisor to the last Yuan emperor of China, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339) is considered one of th…
 
This interview continues the conversation with Martin Gluckman, Researcher at University of Capetown and Director at Sanskrit Research Institute. We discuss his Panini Research Tool, Sanskrit Writer, Text to Speech Sanskrit tool and research into the Indus Valley Script. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For informati…
 
Acharya Shree Yogeesh explains how one needs to have mastery, control and discipline over the 4 kshayas: anger, ego, greediness and deceitfulness. He continues with Chapter 29 focusing on forgiveness, self study, the benefits of listening to spiritual talks, doubts, and predicting your next life's karma.…
 
By studying the history and sources of the Thomas Christians of India, a community of pre-colonial Christian heritage, this book revisits the assumption that Christianity is Western and colonial and that Christians in the non-West are products of colonial and post-colonial missionaries. Christians in the East have had a difficult time getting heard…
 
In Kali in Bengali Lives: Narratives of Religious Experience (Lexington Books, 2021), Suchitra Samanta examines Bengalis' personal narratives of Kali devotion in the Bhakti tradition. These personal experiences, including miraculous encounters, reflect on broader understandings of divine power. Where the revelatory experience has long been validate…
 
This interview features amazing open-access digital Sanskrit projects spearheaded by Martin Gluckman, Researcher at University of Capetown and Director at Sanskrit Research Institute. We discuss Martin’s Sanskrit and computer science backgrounds as well as the on-line Sanskrit dictionary. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life co…
 
Tony Nader, MD, PhD, a medical doctor trained at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD in neuroscience) and globally recognized expert in the science of consciousness and human development. His training includes internal medicine, psychiatry, and neurology. He's the successor to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the head of the …
 
India’s maharajahs have traditionally been cast as petty despots, consumed by lust and luxury. Bejewelled parasites, they cared more, we are told, for elephants and palaces than for schools and public works. The British cheerfully circulated the idea that brown royalty needed ‘enlightened’ white hands to guide it, and by the twentieth century many …
 
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