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The Purpose of Hindu Rituals

What purpose the Hindu rituals serve in the life of a worldly person? Are they necessary? This essay answers these questions.

The Concept of Nirvana

Know the historical origin and concept of Nirvana (Nibbana) in Hinduism and Buddhism and what it means from different perspectives.

Compassion in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism

This essay is about the spiritual importance of compassion and associated feelings in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

The Psychology and Spirituality of Compassion

This essay is about the meaning and practice of compassion (Karuna) in human life and the psychology and spirituality associated with it.

The Vedic Symbolism of Gods and Demons

This essay is about the distinction between gods, humans and demons, the children of Brahma, and their relative significance in God's creation

The Problem of Knowing and Not Knowing

Thoughts for contemplation on the problem of knowing and not knowing and limitations of our knowledge and perception.

The importance of food in Hindu Worship

This essay is about the importance of food (annam) in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism.

Finding Your Dream and Creating Your Miracles

This essay is about the symbolism, lessons and the transformative wisdom of the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Pashupata Shaivism Philosophy and Practice

Pashupata Shaivism is one of the oldest ascetic sects of Hinduism. This is a comprehensive essay on the principles, philosophy and practice of the Saiva sect

The Meaning and Significance of Pashupata or Pashupatha

This essay describes the etymology, meaning and significance of the concept of Pashupata in Sanskrit with a brief note on Pashupata Shaivism

Five Great Habits of Successful People

How can you lead a healthy, happy and successful life? These five habits maximize your chances of happy and healthy living and successful career.

Why Religion Matters, The Impact of Religions

The essay is about the positive and negative effects of religions on People and Society and why religions matter in people’s lives

The Spiritual Dimension of Your Religion

This essay is about practising the spiritual dimension of your religion and putting your spiritual values for a better life

Blaming God for Your Problems or Suffering

When things go wrong, people blame God. Find out how far blaming God for your problems and suffering is justified in Hinduism

Honoring Religious Diversity As God’s Will

This essay is about the significance of religious diversity in the ethical practices and spiritual development of human beings

Do You Need a Spiritual Guru?

Is a Guru a necessity? Do you need his help and guidance? In this essay we will examine the importance of a guru in your spiritual journey.

Two Types of Divine Worship in Hinduism

This essay explains the importance of external and internal worship of God (Isvara aradhana and Isvara paridhana) according to the Bhagavadgita and the Upanishads.

Some thoughts on Image Worship or Idol Worship in Hinduism

Find here a few important aspects of Image worship or Idol worship in Hinduism.

God and You in Hinduism

This essay is about the relationship between you and God and the best way to bring him into your life and secure his help and protection.

The Meaning and Significance of Namaskar or Namaste

Find here the meaning and symbolic significance of Namaskar, Namaskaram, Pranam or Namaste in Hinduism.

Aspects of God, the Supreme Being, in the Bhagavadgita

In this essay we discuss the idea of God and the aspects of God according to the Bhagavadgita

Jnana, Right Knowledge in Hinduism

This essay is about the criterial to ascertain jnana, right knowledge or true knowledge, in Hinduism on the path of liberation by the seekers of truth.

Making Right Choices On the Eightfold Path

This essay is about how to overcome the impurities of the mind and think correctly, to solve problems, make right choices and experience peace and equanimity.

Wealth, Sin and Suffering: Is Wealth Sinful?

This essay is about the pursuit of wealth and when wealth becomes sinful and the source of suffering

The Concept of Sin in Hinduism

Find here comprehensive information on the meaning and significance of sin (papam or patakam) and atonement in Hinduism

Why do people go to Gurus?

This essay is about why people go to Gurus, the qualities of a true Guru, and the true purpose for which a Guru’s help is needed.

Dealing with Chance, Fate and Acts of God

This essay is about the role of fate, chance, random events or acts of God in human life according to Hinduism and how to protect yourself from accidents, calamities and unforeseen events.

The Essentials of Right Knowledge, Vijnana, in Hinduism

This essay is about the importance of Vijnana, right knowledge or higher knowledge, in spiritual life for self-transformation and liberation.

Hinduism As Santana Dharma, the Eternal Religion

This essay is about the true meaning and significance of Santana Dharma and why Hinduism can rightly be called so from a moral and practical perspective

What is True Sanyasa or Renunciation

his essay is about the true meaning of renunciation or Sanyasa according to Hinduism

The Kausitaki Upanishad English Translation by Jayaram V

This is an original translation of the Kausitaki or Kaushitaki Upanishad by Jayaram V, also known as Kausitaki-Brahmana-Upanishad, which forms part of the Kausitaki Aranyaka of the Rigveda.

Hindu Marriage Laws For People Who Live Abroad

This essay is about the laws applicable to Hindu marriages outside India regarding registration, divorce, legal custody, bigamy or polygamy.

The Ten Iconic Symbols of Hinduism

Find the hidden symbolism of ten important concepts of Hinduism

Know All About Hindu Temples

This is a very comprehensive essay on almost every aspect of Hindu temples, their history, significance, construction, management, aspects and so on.

The Taittiriya Upanishad Complete Translation

Find here the Taittiriya Upanishad complete, original English translation by Jayaram V with notes and Sanskrit Text

Witnessing Your Own Fears

This essay is about understanding and identifying the mental and spiritual causes of fear and controlling it.

Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma?

The essay presents the historic context in which the names Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma became popular and which name one should use for the faith.

The Powers of God

The essay is about the powers that are commonly associated with the idea of God and invoked by a majority of people during worship.

The Soul Facts of Hinduism

This essay is about the nature of the soul or the Self according to Hinduism, and the method by which you may cultivate self-awareness to achieve liberation or self-realization.

A Lesson in the Art of Appreciation

This essay is about appreciation. How we can learn to appreciate and how we can live with a sense of gratitude and respect for the blessings.

Success Principles Worth Following

This essay is about success principles to overcome problems and difficulties and for happiness, knowledge, skills and excellence.

The Higher Purpose of Your Life

The essay is about the higher purpose of human life and the importance of transcending selfishness to fulfill the aims of God and Dharma upon earth.

Take Responsibility for Your Life

This essay is about taking full responsibility for your life and actions and creating your own destiny through self-effort

Hinduism and Wealth

The essay is about the important beliefs and practices associated with wealth (artha) or money in Hinduism.

Dealing with Unnecessary Sufferingy

This essay is about how we create unnecessary suffering by our thinking, behavior and actions which is avoidable, and how we may overcome it

Basic Spirituality for Worldly People

This is about the essential principles of your basic spirituality and how you can put them to practice in worldly life.

The Samaveda Upanishads

The essay on the Upanishads of Samaveda contains a brief description of the 15 major and minor Upanishads associated with the Veda

Prioritize Your Wellbeing

This essay is about how you prioritize your holistic wellbeing, remove stress, and nurture your inner happiness and self-worth


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