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The Origin And Development Of Karma Doctrine In Hinduism

The purpose of this essays is to explain you some of the earliest Vedic beliefs and concepts associated with the doctrine of karma and how they developed into our current knowledge of the law of karma in Hinduism.

Tapping Into The Hidden Intelligence

This is about tapping into the intelligence that is hidden and inherent within every object of creation and how it manifests itself in the beauty, diversity and symmetry of the universe.

Does God Control Your Life?

This essay explains role of God, fate, karma, and free will in Hinduism and answers who controls your life and who is responsible for your and actions and destiny. .

Birth and Conception in Hinduism

The Essays explains the process of birth and rebirth according to the Upanishads, and the role of mother, father and their sexual union in the conception of beings and rebirth of the souls.

The Twelve Manifestations of Brahman

The Essay describes twelve most important and highest manifestations of Brahman, the highest God, and their significance in Hinduism

The Ten Manifestations Of Sattva

Sattva is the purest among the triple gunas of Natute. This essay explains how sattva manifests in human behavior, thinking and attitud

The Ten Main Duties (dharmas) in Hinduism

This essay graphically explains why duties are important in Hinduism, and the ten main duties or dharmas of a Hindu

Ten Distinguishing Features Of Hinduism

Find the ten most distinguishing features of Hinduism such as Atman, Brahman, gods and goddesses, literature, karma, rebirth, and liberation

Yin and Yang, and the Hindu Connection

This essay explains the possible historical origin and connection between the Yin and Yang principles of Chinese culture and the Linga and Yoni symbolism of Hinduism

The Mind and The Illusion of Reality

The Vedanta perspective on the illusion of reality in our perceptions and how to cultivate the vision of a seer to see things clearly without the delusions and modifications of the mind

The Meaning And Significance Of Swastika In Hinduism

Find out the different meanings of Swasti and Swastika (svastika) in Sanskrit and their importance in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism

The Origin and Significance of the Epic Mahabharata

This essay explains how the epic Mahabharata was composed, its historic significance, why it is considered greater than the Vedas, and why it is called the Mahabharata instead of Bharata

Conditioned Ignorance, The New Social Evil

How modern education has not helped people to become more knowledgeable, rational, intelligent, and self-aware, but selectively ignorant, dependent and mentally enslaved to certain beliefs and ideologies.

Letting your God live in You - The True Essence of the Hindu Way of Life

 The importance of internalizing your religious beliefs and spiritual values and letting God and religion live in you and through you is essence of the Hindu way of life

Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs From The Perspective Of Hinduism

A Cultural Path To Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs and a comparative analysis of Maslow theory of motivation with the four aims of human life as prescribed in Hinduism

Significance of Happiness in Hinduism

About happiness as a way of life in Hinduism, with special reference to achieving physical, mental and spiritual happiness here and hereafter

The Origin and Character of Hindu Drama

About the origin, construction, and history of Hindu Dramas in ancient India with special reference to famous Sanskrit plays, literary compositions, and playwrights such as Kalidasa, Bhavabhuti, and Vishakadatta

Why Hinduism is a Preferred Choice for Educated Hindus

The author presents four important reasons why many educated Hindus are devout Hindus and why they prefer Hinduism

Teaching Faith in Classrooms

Hinduwebsite Editorial on the importance of teaching faith to children so that they can learn to take responsibility for their lives

The Construction of Hinduism

The construction of Hinduism in colonial times and how the false narratives effected our understanding of its beliefs and practices

Three Myths about Hinduism

Three important myths people entertain about Hindus and Hinduism, namely tolerance, vegetarianism, and non-violence.

Does the Bhagavadgita Teach Violence?

The essay examines whether the Bhagavadgita teaches violence. This is part of the Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita Series, presented by Jayaram V for Hinduwebsite.com

Significance of Death in Hinduism

About the ritual and spiritual significance of death in Hinduism, the hidden purpose of Vedic rituals and spiritual practices, and symbolism of death in the beliefs and practices of Hinduism

Who Am I?

About the difficulties in establishing self-identity, the nature of your existential self, and how you may explore your consciousness to know certain vital aspects about yourself

Self-knowledge, Difficulties in Knowing Yourself

The author explains Upanishadic perspective on the barriers to self-knowledge in the journey of self-discovery and how one can cultivate the seeing of the Seer.

Lessons from the Dance of Kali, the Mother Nature

About symbolism of Mother Nature as Kali in Hinduism and what lessons we can learn from the creative and destructive functions of Nature

Hinduism and Diversity

About the diverse nature of Hinduism which sets it apart from other world religions, and how diversity is reflected in the theory and practice of Hinduism

Love Jihad - War in the Name of Love

About love jihad, and how radical Muslims are using the weapon of love to convert Hindu women

The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita, Day 35

The Bhagavadgita on why discretion is important in life and how to cultivate it.

Listen to the Messages Life Delivers

Learning from observation, intuition, perception, and attentiveness the messages delivered by the forces of Nature.

Creation in Hinduism As a Transformative Evolutionary Process

Find answers to the role of God and Nature in creation according to creation theories in Hinduism and whether Hinduism believes in evolution and intelligent creation.

Devotion and Meditation in Hinduism

Find out the unique aspects of meditation and devotion in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism according to different schools of philosophy.

Siddhas

About the meaning, origin and history of the siddha tradition (siddha sampradayam) in Hinduism, and Buddhism

Appreciating Diversity in Daily Life

The essay is about the practical implications of the practice of the Jain theory known as Anekantavada or Syadavada in daily life.

Hinduism and Conversions

This essay deals with conversion of Hindus by Christian missionaries, attitude of Christianity and Vatican towards Hinduism and other religions, the methods used by missionaries in India to convert Hindus, and facts and politics about Christian missions

Objective Concentration Techniques

This essay describes five powerful techniques to gain control over your mind and emotions and experience peace, insight, mastery, stability and creativity

Suppression of Thugs in British India

This article explains how the thugs were suppressed by the British

Mahatma Gandhi on Swadeshi, Hinduism and Conversions

Find out what Gandhi said about Swadeshi, its relevance to Hinduism and what he felt about religious conversions by Christian missionaries

The Early History of Madras (Chennai)

The finding of the city of Madras (Chennai) in the 17th Century and life under the British Rule.

Have You Ever Gone in Search of Peace? (Hindi)

An exposition in Hindi by Jayaram V on whether you can ever search for peace anywhere.

Is Anyone Watching You? (Hindi)

An exposition in Hindu by Jayaram V whether you think that no one is watching you.

When Will You be Free From Responsibillities? (Hindi)

An few answers in Hindi by Jayaram V about duty and liberation.

Slavery in British India

The article presents a historical account of Slavery and the Slave Trade in India during the early British occupation and how the Mughals stopped it

How to Deal With Unpleasant Situations

This essays explores strategies and approaches to deal with difficult and unpleasant situations.

Healing Your Consciousness - Advanced Self-healing Techniques

In this essays, the author suggests an integrated approach to self-healing which will eventually lead to the liberation of the soul, peace and happiness.

How to Avoid Stereotyping People

The mental habit of stereotyping people and how to avoid stereotype thinking and behavior in your dealings and decisions.

Suicide Help - How to cope with suicidal feelings?

This essay examines the reasons why people commit suicide, its implications to society, how to cope with suicidal thoughts and how you may prevent suicide by helping people who suffer from suicidal thoughts.

The Interest of European Scientists in Indian Calendar and Chronology

This essay by an eminent historian examines the influence of Indian chronology, Cosmology, astronomy, mathematics and other sciences upon the European scientists of 16th-19th centuries.

Advaita For Practical People

What can you learn from Advaita, and how a practical person can understand and approach the subject

The Role of Archakas, Temple Priests, in Hinduism

The roles, duties and responsibilities of temples priests, known traditionally as archakas, or yajakas, in Hinduism.

The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita, Day 33

The Universe as an information system, and the purpose of consciousness. A look into the recent researches on consciousness.

Five Great Thoughts That Can Change Your Life

Five great thoughts that can potentially transform your thinking and attitude and change your life and destiny

How to Manage Worldly Success

This essays expalins how to manage worldly success and why you should pursue both spiritual and material goals simultaneously

Why is Life Such a Struggle?

Why is life such a struggle? Why do you face problems and resistance when you want to achieve or change something? Understand the forces that shape your life and influence your thoughts and actions.

Are You a Secular Person? Should You Be?

What is the true meaning of the word secular and the true definition of the word secularism? Find out.

Finding Happiness In The Simple Pleasures Of Life

Five simple positive affirmations to increase your happiness from the simple pleasures of your daily life.

Simple Miracles of Yoga

Experience the immediate and miraculous benefits of yoga practice with these simple meditation techniques.

How to Solve Problems With Spiritual Help?

This essays explains how to seek spiritual help to solve complex problems that defy rational solutions.

Bollywood Seculars and their Hidden Agenda

Why certain Bollywood people want to harp on Secularism during elections time? What is their hidden agenda?

Is Enlightenment the Right Word for Spiritual Liberation?

Is the world enlightenment adequately describes the state of liberation? Find out?

Little Known Health Facts

Find five not so well known facts about your physical and mental health

Hinduism and Judaism

A comparative study of Hinduism and Judaism, persecution and discrimination of Hindus and Jews in history.

Symbolism of Snakes in Hinduism

Snake symbolism is very complex in Hinduism. The Snake (naga) symbolizes many energies, deities and objects. This is a pictorial representation of Snake symbolism in Hinduism.

Please Come Back to Earth and Be Here

Why pursuing ideals, ideologies and idealism is not good enough, why they do not solve our problems or improve our circumstances, and why we need a different approach.


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