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In a temple: Rituals vs. Devotion

If journalists are asked by their boss to visit a temple and find out whether attendants are performing a non-devotional ritual or an act of pure devotion, why would this task be scary for them? Because both events would probably … Continue reading

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Defeating corruption

Hinduism, with its eternal focus on righteousness, the rich guidance it has continuously received from the self-realized, and the disciplined lifestyle that it supports, is the most equipped among world religions for combating corruption [1]. For individuals who wish to … Continue reading

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Satsang

Satsang, meaning “companionship of the righteous,” is emphasized for spiritual aspirants of all levels….What is so important about worshipping together or interacting with other people who share the same interest in spirituality? First of all, it teaches us to connect … Continue reading

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Can humans claim to be incarnations of God?

Before you answer this question, let us look at a logically related but devotionally incorrect question: Why do Hindus worship Sri Rama and Sri Krishna? Try to select an answer from the following options: because they were extremely righteous in … Continue reading

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Cows, India, and Compassion

In a story written by Munshi Premchand, an Indian peasant has to sell his cow, his sole possession, for money. In spite of financial hardship, he sells it to a Hindu at a lower price, not to a butcher. It … Continue reading

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