About Hinduwebsite.Com - Our Aims and Mission
I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. - Swami Vivekananda
Hinduwebsite.com is dedicated to providing quality information on Hinduism and related religions that originated in India, without belittling other religions. We aim to represent main stream Hinduism for Hindus all over the world, not just a particular community, caste or nation. We focus on the essential principles, beliefs and practices of Hinduism, not a particular version or variety, as found in the ancient scriptures.
Through our articles, books and other presentations we want to present the richness and diversity of Hinduism without aligning ourselves to any particular sectarian movement, guru tradition or practice. We respect all beliefs, gods, saints and gurus and all philosophies and sectarian approaches to Hinduism. We believe that the paths to God are many and individuals have to choose what suits them best.
We respect life in all forms and recognize each individual's inalienable right to enjoy life and pursue his or her beliefs with dignity and responsibility. However, we do not support such beliefs and practices that undermine the value of life, the institution of family or endanger the order and regularity of society, and those ideologies that denigrate religion or usurp the role of God. We believe that as far as religion is concerned, governments should mind their business without overstepping upon our religious freedom or individual liberties.
We also believe that religion is a means, not an end in itself. We pursue religion to experience peace and happiness upon earth. Our identity should not come from the religions we practice, but the humanity we represent. If religions create discord and disharmony amongst us, we believe it is because of lack of discretion and our inability to deal with our base nature.
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Suggestions for Further Reading
- The Samkhya Philosophy and 24 Principles of Creation
- The Bhagavadgita On The Problem Of Sorrow
- The Concept of Atman or Eternal Soul in Hinduism
- The Practice of Atma Yoga Or The Yoga Of Self
- The Problem of Maya Or Illusion and How To Deal With It
- Belief In Atman, The Eternal Soul Or The Inner Self
- Brahman, The Highest God Of Hinduism
- The Bhagavad Gita Original Translations
- The Bhagavadgita, Philosophy and Concepts
- Bhakti yoga or the Yoga of Devotion
- Hinduism And The Evolution of Life And Consciousness
- Why to Study the Bhagavadgita Parts 1 to 4
- The Triple Gunas, Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
- The Practice of Tantra and Tantric Ritual in Hinduism and Buddhism
- The Tradition Of Gurus and Gurukulas in Hinduism
- Origin, Definition and Introduction to Hinduism
- Hinduism, Way of Life, Beliefs and Practices
- A Summary of the Bhagavadgita
- Avatar, the Reincarnation of God Upon Earth
- The Bhagavadgita on Karma, the Law of Actions
- The Mandukya Upanishad
- The Bhagavadgita On The Mind And Its Control
- Symbolic Significance of Numbers in Hinduism
- The Belief of Reincarnation of Soul in Hinduism
- The True Meaning Of Renunciation According To Hinduism
- The Symbolic Significance of Puja Or Worship In Hinduism
- Introduction to the Upanishads of Hinduism
- Origin, Principles, Practice and Types of Yoga
- Hinduism and the Belief in one God