The Vedas Revisited: Paurusheya/ Apaurusheya, Anitya/Nitya??

A. Introduction: A.1.    Recently I came across this article by Dr. Nicholas Kazanas,  in which he ‘proves’ that nityatva/ apaurusheyatva (‘eternality/universality’ and ‘non-humanness’) exist…

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Is Wikipedia perpetrating prejudices against Native Scholars?

In the midst of a heated debate over the now almost-defunct Aryan Invasion Theory, I came upon Subhash Kak’s wikipedia page. For those who don’t know much about Dr. Kak, n 1979 he was tenured as Delaune Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. In 2007, he was appointed head of the Computer Science department at Oklahoma State University.

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Hinduism Misinterpreted: Encyclopædia Britannica insults Hinduism

This article will highlight some of the misinterpretations of Hinduism in Encyclopædia Britannica, many of which are very offending to any Hindu reader and those who know and respect Hinduism. The author has based this article on the contents of [1]. Text quoted from Encyclopædia Britannica 2009 Student and Home Edition is in slanted red typeface. In the following lines an argument is presented, which shows and questions the biased intentions of a popular reference source like Encyclopædia Britannica. Information conveyed by an encyclopedia should be unbiased, impartial, based on facts, true to the greatest extent, and not anybody’s personal opinion. In this light, the article on Hinduism in Encyclopædia Britannica has been examined. The absurd choice of contributors of an article on Hinduism by the authorities of Encyclopædia Britannica will also be analysed. It is felt that Britannica’s article on Hinduism is written in a sense that ill-disposes a reader towards Hinduism, whereas this is not the case with Britannica’s articles on other religions like Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. After thought and analysis, I have been left with an impression which can be best summarized in the following question: Why is Encyclopædia Britannica hostile towards Hinduism?

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The Unity of India

{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}his article1 is an attempt to explore the idea of an India – to see whether the idea is meaningful, and if so, to trace the birth and the evolution of the idea. Was this concept indigenous to India? Was it a bequest by outsiders, or invaders, or colonizers? Chronologies are rarely given – the reader can pick her/his favorite dates for the various Purānas and epics; it should not matter to the conclusions we have drawn.

An English authority, Sir John Strachey, had this to say about India:
… this is the first and most essential thing to learn about India – that there is not and never was an India or even any country of India, possessing according to European ideas, any sort of unity, physical, political …2

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Faith is NOT Positive Thinking

Are faith and positive thinking synonymous..? Or is faith the basis of positive thinking..?

On the surface, though it appears that either they are synonymous or faith is the basis of positive thinking, on deeper analysis, I think, it is not so.

Some people suggest that either faith is positive thinking or faith is the basis of positive thinking.

According to our scriptures, Positive Thinking is of passionate or Rajas nature and not the correct method to be followed. We need Saatvik Faith, which is balanced thinking and not Positive Thinking.

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Invading the Sacred

New Book, “Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America,” Explores Academic Anti-India Bias

New York, July 9 2007:
The launch of a new book titled Invading the Sacred: an Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America, edited by Dr. Krishnan Ramaswamy, Prof. Antonio de Nicolas and Aditi Banerjee was announced today. This book brings together essays by many well-known scholars and seeks to facilitate a nascent grassroots movement to challenge the systemic misrepresentation of Indian culture and philosophy by certain American academicians.

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