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Wendy Doniger - Lies and Distortions

This page is dedicated to analyze the distortions and misinterpretations which Wendy Doniger of Chicago University used in her book the Hindus, an alternate history.

The True Meaning of Prakriti in Hinduism

An examination of the true meaning of Nature, Prakriti, Maya and Illusion in Hinduism and why artifiicial intelligence may not be artificial but natural.

Thinking Outside the Box

What thinking outside the box actually means and its implications in your life, thinking and behavior, with reference to karma, truth and your mental state

Navaratri - The Hindu Festival

About the Hindu festival of Navaratri, Ramalila, or Vijayadasami, how it is celebrated in various parts of India and why for nine days.

How to Find Original Content For Your Blog or Website

A few ideas about writing for blogs and websites and using original content rather than duplicate content, how you can do it creatively and find your own niche audience.

Hindu Society Contemporary Problems

An analysis of the problems faced by contemporary Hindu society in India and how they will influence the future of Hinduism.

Will Hinduism Take Over Christianity?

An examination of the moral and ethical influence of major world religions upon the people of the world and whether Hinduism will ever overtake Christianity

Why Older Workers Find It Difficult to Get a Job?

Reasons for long-term unemployment among older workers, and why joblessness is on the increase among seniors and older people above fifty

Why do battered women prefer to stay?

This essays briefly examines the primary reasons why battered women in many cultures prefer to stay with their abusive husbands, or batterers rather than leave them

The Wisdom of the Bhgavadgita, Main Page

The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita is presented at Hinduwebsite.com on daily basis by Jayaram V, in which he explains the truths, concepts and philosophy hidden in the scripture

The Wisdom of the Upanishads, Main Page

The Wisdom of the Upanishads is presented at Hinduwebsite.com on daily basis by Jayaram V. This section contain important concepts and secrets of the Upanishads.

Thus I Have Heard Once - Buddhism

An explanation about the Buddhist tradition of using the expression, Thus I have once heard, in the Buddhist Sutras, such as Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Lotus Sutra etc.

How to be Assertive and Tolerant

Know how to practice assertiveness and tolerance, and difference between assertive and aggressive behavior.

Reincarnation or Rebirth in Hinduism

Find answers to several questions about reincarnation or rebirth in Hinduism , rebirth means, journey of souls, ancestral world, karma and rebirth, according to the Vedas and Upanishads

Symbolism of Sri Satyanarayana Puja

Find the true meaning, significance and symbolism of Sri Satyanarayana Puja or Vratam, a popular ritual of Hinduism and the katha associated with it

Meat Eating in Hinduism and Buddhism

Is meat eating allowed in Hinduism and Buddhism. What is the historical truth?

What is Mount Meru?

Descriptions of Mount Meru in Hindu and Buddhist texts

Devayana - The Immortal Path of Liberation

What is Devayana? Devayana means the journey (yana) of the gods (devas). It is mentioned in the Mundaka Upanishad in the same verse which contains the famous saying, satyameva jayaete.

Morality and Nature in Good Vs. Evil

About Nature's approach to morality and ethical values in human life and why evil people triumph usually while good people suffer

Hinduism and Same-sex Marriage

About the status of marriage equality, same-sex marriage, or gay marriage in Hinduism and whether Hinduism recognizes marriage between persons of same biological sex, same gender sex, or transgender sex

Hinduism and Homosexuality

About how Hinduism regards homosexuality (gay sex) and treats homosexuals (gays, lesbians) and transgender people, with specific reference to their status in Hindu society

Seven Simple Techniques to Peace and Happiness

Find latest list of Featured Articles published from Hinduwebsite.com on Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Yoga, Self-development, Spiritualism and other subjects

The Importance of Right Knowledge

About the importance of right knowledge, discretion and pure commonsense in human life and why we need to pursue right knowledge.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Worship Shiva

Ten best reasons why you should choose Lord Shiva as your personal God and Guru and worshp Him with love and devotion

What is Kaivalya?

About the meaning and significance of Kaivalya or final liberation in Hindu spiritual and yoga practice. Audio version is also available.

Taking Responsibility For Your Life

About what responsibility means, meeting your duties and obligations and taking responsibility and accountability for your life, failures and successes with right attitude

The Self-Confidence Gospel

This essay is about what is self-confidence, the factors influencing self-confidence and how to build self-confidence holistically

How to Deal with the Monotony of Life?

Are you easily bored? This essays is about dealing with the monotony and boredom of life

What is True Surrender?

About the true meaning and significance of surrender and devotion in spiritual life and how devotion and surrender are interrelated.

Materialism and Spirituality, The Two Paths of Life

An essay about the difference between materialism and spirituality, the basic approaches to life and how one may choose for peace and happiness.

Understanding the Meaning and Methods of Success

An abstract analysis of the meaning, implications, philosophy, methods and strategies of reaching goals and achieving success

What Makes You Happy?

Find out factors that are responsible for happiness, how to be happy with simple strategies that boost your morale and wellbeing.

Core Values For A Principle Centered Life

About the core principles and values around which you have to organize your life and actions to achieve peace and happiness and realize your cherished goals

Relevance of Scriptures in Modern Life

This essays is about relevance of the knowledge of scriptures and epics in this modern age of information, inventions and scientific exploration.

How to Improve Curiosity and Sustain It

This essays explains what curiosity means, its importance and how to develop and sustain curiosity to increase knowledge and awareness, and achieve success

Mental Liberation: Achieving Mental Freedom

his essay explains how to free the mind from conditions and limitations and achieve mental liberation to live unconditionally, which is important for spiritual liberation

Finding Your Soul

A brief explanation of how to find your inner Self by restraining your mind and senses and practising meditation, concentration and concentrated meditation

Present Moment Awareness in Everyday Life

How to apply present moment awareness to simple daily tasks and learn to live here and now and experience peace and happiness

Proven Techniques to Make Money and Grow Rich

An essays on the Secret Formula proposed by Napoleon Hill to turn your thoughts, desires and dreams into riches and make money using your subconscious mind

When You Lose Your Job

What to do when you have lost your job? Here are few actions you may take to recover from job loss, find new employment and rebuild your career

Enjoying the Simple Pleasures of Life

A guide to enjoying the simple joys and pleasures of life within your means with right mental attitude

When You Are Criticized

This essays is about how to respond or deal with crticism and use it as a feedback for self-improvment.

The Witness Self or the Observing Self

This essays is about the witness Self or the observing Self and becoming centered in it with mindfulness and other yoga techniques

The Theory of Knowledge in Jainism

This article is about the various views in Jainism and Jaina philosophy regarding the theory of knowledge, perception, intelligence, standpoints, nayas and viewpoints.

An Outsider Perspective on Jainism

In this essays the author speaks about his personal views on Jainism and its emphasis upon virtuous living and self-sacrifice.

Confusion Over Indian History

This essay is about the myths and distortions in Indian history and the need to correct them

Symbolism of Meerkat Island in the Life of PI

This essays analyzes the symbolism hidden in the movie and novel, the Life of PI regarding the meerkat island, the ocean and some related incidents

Hindu Goddess - Rati Devi

A description of Rati or Rati Devi, the Hindu Goddess of love and sexual passion who figures prominently in the Puranas as the consort of Manmatha, the god of love.

The World as a Matrix

The essay analyzes the idea presented in the movie Matrix that the world is a temporary construct or an illusion created by machines.

The Causes of Success and Failure

The author identifies the causes responsible for success and failure and explains that success is largely due to effort, self-reliance, and proper use of time.

Hinduism - Sex and Gurus

This essay examines the moral code regarding sex in Hinduism and the sexual conduct applicable to spiritual gurus and ascetic people

Healing Through Compassion

This essays is about the practice of compassion, karuna or loving kindness and how you can use it to heal others and yourself

How You Can Attract Abundance, Healing Others

This article suggests two ways to attract abundance into your life and a very effective wayt to overcome suffering and advesity.

The Basis For Spiritual Life

This essays is about the justification to aspire for the best and the highest in us and aim for the ideals of spiritual life

How Karma Applies to Animals?

This article explains how the law of karma applies to the animals who lack intelligence and free will.

Breath or Prana in the Upanishads

The meaning and importance of breath, breath control, types of breath, and their significance in the Upanishads

The Truth About Karma

Know what karma means, types of karma, karma in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainsim, and truths about karma

The Buddhist Heavens and Buddhist Comology

his article explains the Buddhist cosmology consisting of 4 hells (asura lokas) below and 26 heavens above. The heavens (deva lokas) are divided into kama lokas, rupa lokas and brahma lokas inhabited by gods and goddesses.

Buddhism - The Concept of Anatta or No Self

The concept of Anatta or non-existence of an eternal Self in Buddhism is explained based on the teachings of the Buddha

Hinduism - Gods and Goddess in the Vedas

An account of the Vedic deities or gods and goddess of the Vedas such as Indra, Agni, Vayu, Varuna, Soma, Rudra etc.

Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism

This is a complete manual of the gods and goddesses in Hinduism, probably the one of its kind on the internet. The work is still incomplete.

Tolerance and Dogma in Hinduism

An article explaining why Hinduism is not a religion and why tolerance is practiced.

Hinduism - Rules for Fasting

What can you eat when you are fasting? Customs and manners associated with fasting in Hinduism.

Traditional Status of Women in Hinduism

What tradition has to say about the status of women in Hinduism. The problems and challenges faced by modern Hindu women

Hinduism Beliefs About War

A historical review of what Hinduism has to say about wars and when a war is justified

Hinduism and suicide

How suicide is viewed in Hinduism and when it is justified.

Violence and Abuse in Hinduism

A review of Violence, non-violence, domestic abuse, violence against women and female children and cruelty to animals in Hinduism

Religious Tolerance in Hinduism

What is true tolerance and how tolerance for other religions is practiced in Hinduism

Why the Disaster Happened At Kedarnath?

Find information about why the disaster at Kedarnath happened. Who is to blame for it? Is it Shiva or Devi?

Two Important Success Factors

Two important success factors common among successful people and necessary for achieving goals and improving your luck.

How To Be Happy With Meaning and Purpose

A research based article on what is happiness, the psychology and philosophy of happiness and steps to boost your happiness

The Psychology Of Happiness

A study in what is happiness, what makes you happy or unhappy and how to boost happy feelings

Hinduism - Upanishads - Mahavakyas

The list contains mahavakyas, or great sayings from Hindu scriptures with their English meaning. They are useful for meditation.

prajnanam brahma - Brahman is Intelligence

The meaning of the mahavakya, Prajnanam Brahma from the Aitareya Upanishad is explained.

What is Brahmacarya in Hinduism?

Brahmacarya means the practice of celibacy or sexual absinence. In Hinduism all students who study the Vedas have to practice it invariably.

Caste System and the Varnasrama Dharma in Hinduism

Caste system from the perspective of the Varnasrama dharma in Hinduism in the four stages of human life.

Ashrama Dharma, The Four Stages of Human Life

Ashrama Dharma, a unique perspective on the Four Stages of Human Life in Hinduism according to the Vedas

Is Islam a Copy of Hinduism?

People do try to establish a connection between the two. But what is the truth?

What is Intelligence? A Definition of Intelligence.

How do you define wisdom or intelligence? Can it be acquired?

What is the Highest Yoga?

Of the three types of yoga, the highest yoga is contemplation upon Isvara or the Supreme Self

What is faith?

Faith means not just religious faith, but the sum total of your convictions and beliefs.

Don't look for happiness at the end of the journey

Happiness comes not only from having but also from being and doing

How to break free from the monotony of life

How to break the monotony in life? A few suggestions to breatk free from the monotony of routine life.

Hinduism and the God of Death

The importance and symbolic significance of death in Hinduism. Why this knowledge may change your thinking and outlook.

How To Keep Your Motivation High?

Seventeen suggestion to keep your motivation and morale high.

The Four Feet of Wisdom, Part One

Four feet of wisdom. Four simple, free and easy means to cultivate knowledge, wisdom and awareness to grow mentally, intellectually and spiritually.

Find Your Inner Guru, the Truth Inside You

There is a mirror inside you which reflects and reveals the truth. It is your true inner guru. Find it and follow it.

What is Your Natural State of Mind?

What is your natural state of mind? How you can you regain peace and equanimity which are your natural states with the help of yoga?

The Essential Purpose of a Religion - A Hindu Perspective

What is the purpose of religion? Why a Hindu should practice religion, go to a temple or pray to God? Is religion necessary?

If Peace Is All You Want

If you want peace, you must seek it with all seriousness. Are you serious about having peace?

Extraterrestrial Life, Genetic Engineering and The Future of Hinduism

How Hinduism will cope with the emerging scientific discoveries in the apocalyptic age of planetary search, space exploration and genetic engineering.

Panca Darsanas - The Five Means of Knowledge and Wisdom

This article explains five means by which we may acquire knowledge and wisdom.

Child Death in a Hindu Family

This article explains briefly, how child death is viewed in Hinduism and handled by members of a Hindu family.

True Awakening Is Not Just About Enlightenment

True awakening is not just about spiritual enlightenment or liberation. Awakening implies manythings in life. Find out.

A Cosmic Prophecy - The Rise of the Asuras

The author makes a prediction about the future of mankind based upon the modern scientific theories of Evolution. What happens if Nature prevails and humanity fails?

Pursuit of Knowledge and Ignorance, Vida and Avidya

A new interpretation regarding the pursuit of Knowledge and Ignorance, Vida and Avidya, according to the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.

How to Survive a Recession Economy

How to survive through a recession economy and manage your job or business and finances.

Knowing Atman, the Imperishable Self - Part 1

Knowing Atman, the imperishable Self, a Guide to Self-realization based upon the teachings of the Upanishads in seven parts.

The Little Book of Happiness

This is a very comprehensive and detailed presentation on happiness from various perspectives. Ideal for both academic and personal study.

Saivism or Shaivism - Basic Concepts

Basic concepts of Saivism or Shaivism, such as Pati, Pasa, Pasu, Prakriti, Jiva, are explained briefly

What is Jnana or Knowledge? Free Knowledge and Cheap Knowledge

Find answers to what is knowledge, is knowledge a function of memory, what happens when knowledge becomes cheap and what is knowing without knowing.

What is Intuition and How to Develop Intuition

What is intuition, what intuition means, how to develop intuition, understanding intuition...

The Delusion of Being a Khan

A point by point response to the recent article written by Shah Rukh Khan on Being a Khan

Isa or Isavasya Upanishad, Verse 2

Are we here for duty or for enjoyment? What happens if we ignore our duties?

How to write, what to write and how to become a writer

"On writing, written vs. spoken words, why you should write, what are the benefits of writing, some myths of writing, and how you can become a writer

What is Citta or Chitta?

Yoga's best kept secret. What is citta? Is it mind, is it consciousness, is it some supernatural state or something else? Find out

The Decline and Fall of Indian Society

Hinduwebsite editorial. How evil has become the norm as people including celebrities use perverted logic to defend their rights and interests.

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