INTERVIEW: Rajiv Malhotra on where his work fits within the Hindu tradition

Medha Editor Note: Below was first published at: http://indospheric.blogspot.com/2012/03/interview-rajiv-malhotra-on-where-his.html Re-published here for wider circulation of this clear articulation of his position by author, the “Medha…

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Being Different-Book Positioning

Dear friends, … I wanted to share some thoughts below regarding what reader segments are targeted by the book, and what I hope it offers…

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New Book:Being Different

‘I am simply using the dharmic perspective to reverse the analytical gaze which normally goes from West to East and unconsciously privileges the former. This…

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Why should Buddhists worship Hindu Devatas?

Buddhist Tripitaka scriptures were written about 200 years after Buddha's parinirvana. These scriptures now form the bed rock of Theravada Buddhism. A perusal of these scriptures shows a clear tendency to make fun of Hindu Devatas. Great Brahma is in fact shown as a humbug and a fool as is clear from Kevatta Sutta in Digha Nikaya which is given below.

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Technologies Of Transformation: From Mysticism to Creation

By Antonio T. de Nicolas, PhD
Introduction

The present paper is an attempt to clarify certain technologies that have come down to us as mystical and yet are the conditions for any creative human act. In these acts we include those needed by people in recovery, and what we name mystical. By mystical experience we refer particularly to an experience which has come to us historically – early Christians, John of the Cross, Ignatius de Loyola, Teresa de Avila, etc. – rather than contemporary "oceanic" experiences not yet historical or verifiable. And what is true of Christianity applies equally to Hinduism and Buddhism, that claim as their origin an experience which is strictly out of time

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