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The Meaning and Significance of Vratas in Hinduism
A Comprehensive manual of Vratas or ritual observances of Hinduism from the Vedic period to the modern times.A Comprehensive manual of Vratas or ritual observances of Hinduism from the Vedic period to the modern times.
Symbolism of Vedic Rituals or Sacrifices
The essay is about the symbolic significance of Yajna, the Vedic rituals and how the idea or the basic framework of the Vedic sacrifice is hidden in various aspects of creation and existence.
Aspects of Vedic Ritual or Sacrifice
This essay is about the essential aspects or components of Yajna, the Vedic Sacrifice or Sacrificial Ritual
Vedic Rituals and Sacrifices, Srauta Yajnas
This is a complete manual of Vedic Rituals, Sacrifices and Sacrificial Ceremonies, Srauta Yajnas, with detailed description of each based upon the Vedas and Kalpa Sutras
Eight Realizations of the Great Beings
The Sutra on the eight realizations of the Great Beings (Mahasattvas) of Buddhism on the Eightfold Path, commentary by Jayaram
Find here the complete original translation of the Prasna Upanishad by Jayaram V with notes.
Finding Islands of Happiness In the Sea of Suffering
Life is full of suffering. This essay helps you with techniques to find and create opportunities for peace and happiness in daily life.
Find here fifty most important beliefs, ideas or concepts associated with the doctrine of karma in Hinduism.
A Pledge For Hindus to Uphold Sanatana Dharma
This self pledge or oath is mainly meant for lay Hindus to strengthen their resolve to practice Hinduism and uphold it as part of their service to God.
The Virtue of Giving Charity in Hindu Community
How charitable are Hindus? A review of the World Giving Index 2014 and the giving behavior of people in various cultures, with specific reference to Hindu Community in India.
The essay is about the implications of the latest researches and discoveries in quantum physics and their relevance to human life
The Enigma of the Universe and the Quantum Reality
This essay points out some of the latest discoveries in modern physics and quantum mechanics regarding the nature of reality and how they influence our understanding of the causality, unpredictability and uncertainty of the universe.
Four Important Lessons of Life
Life teaches many lessons. They are part of your karma. Learn these four valuable lessons for peace and happiness in life.
A Brief History Of The Soul According To Hinduism
The essay explains the nature of the individual soul, the difference between embodied soul and free soul, how souls become bound to Nature and how they can achieve liberation.
Ten Reasons Why Hinduism is a Way of Life
This essay lists ten reasons why Hinduism is considered a way of life rather than a religion.
The Definition of Hindu and Hinduism
The essay is about the origin, definition and beliefs of Hindus and Hinduism
Natural Evolution Vs. Spiritual Evolution
The essay is about changing the course of natural evolution with spiritual evolution
The Meaning and Significance of Guru in Hinduism
Find out the meaning, symbolism and significance of a true guru or satguru in Hinduism
What is Faith? Faith According to Hinduism
Find out what is faith according to hinduism, how faith manifests in your life, types of faith, and crisis of faith
Ethical Behavior and the Bhagavadgita
This is about the importance of virtue, righteousness and ethical behavior according to the Bhagavadgita.
Why Idol Worship or Image Worship is Justified in Hinduism?
This essay answers why image worship or idol worship is justified and acceptable in Hinduism as a superior form of divine worship.
The History of image or Idol worship
Find out the origin and history of image worship or idol worship in Hinduism from the ancient times
Vedanta Definition, Purpose and Importance
This essay is a review of the literary, philosophical and spiritual definitions of Vedanta and its relevance and significance in modern times.
Find out the meaning, concept, importance and practice of truth and truthfulness (Satyam) in Hinduism with specific reference to the Vedas, Upanishads and Dharmashastras
The Symbolism of War in Hinduism
The archetypal meaning, cultural significance and symbolism of war (ranam or yuddham) in Hinduism
Life’s Lessons from Mother Nature
This essay is about the lessons, which one can learn from Nature about survival, success, flexibility, openeness, adaptability, strength, and discipline.
Yamas and Their Significance in Spiritual Life
Why the monks are prohibited from certain actions? Find out the importance of yamas or restraints in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
The Duality of Shakti, the Two Faces of Creation
The essay deals with a few fundamental dualities of Nature and how one may deal with them on the spiritual path.
What Is the Highest Siddhi or Perfection in Yoga?
This is about what constitutes the highest siddhi or perfection in the practice of Yoga according to the Bhagavadgita
A Look at the Growing Campus Unrest
Hinduwebsite editorial. A review of the growing campus violence and student unrest in many parts of the world and their causes.
Why Did Swami Vivekananda Die?
The essay examines the reasons why Swami Vivekananda died at an early age of 39 and what factors contributed to it.
To Be Like a Flower in the Winds of Life
This essay is about manifesting your essential nature or dharma and fulfilling your role and purpose in the creation of God.
Devotion in the Age of Kali or Kaliyuga
This is about devotion in today's world according to the Bhagavadgita with specific reference to how the triple gunas influence human behavior and various types of devotion
Meditation, Visualization and Your Emotions
Know how you can cope with your emotions with the help of meditation, visualization and other techniques.
A Lesson About Life from A Zen ‘Dog Master
Learning life's lessons the right way. How problems and difficulties can be used as opportunities to cultivate peace and wisdom
What Is the Aim or Purpose of God's Creation?
This essay examines why God creates the worlds and beings, and what is purpose of his creation
Literary Evidence in The Construction of Indian History
This essay is about the possible distortions that may arise when we solely depend upon literary evidence to construct Indian history
What Language Did the Buddha Speak?
This essay is about the sacred languages of Buddhism and in what language did the Buddha speak
How to Deal with the Fear of Rejection
Find here effective strategies and solutions to deal with the problem of rejection
The Essential Practice of Dharma in Today’s World
Find here the true meaning of dharma and how you can practice it in the contemporary world for peace and prosperity
The Four Virtues of Varnashrama Dharma
The essay is about cultivating four qualities or virtues in human life based on Hindu Varnashrama Dharma
Simple Methods to Change Your Moods and Feelings
You can use these simple methods to change your moods, feelings, and emotions when you are not feeling good
This essay explains life after death, the reason for different near death experiences, and the fate of liberated souls and bound souls in afterlife.
How to Practice Spirituality in a Materialistic World?
Five effective techniques to practice spirituality in a materialistic world and live spiritually
A Tale of Two Worlds - Conquering the World Within
The essay explains how the world becomes projected into your consciousness and what you can do about it
Climate Change, Fact and Fiction
The essay proposes a Commonsense approach to climate change, environmental studies, and global warming.
What to do when you think your faith is weak and wavering? Should you stop believing?
How to Prepare for the Difficulties of Spiritual Life
This essays suggests how to prepare for the difficulties of spiritual life according to the ideals present in Hinduism, Part 2
The Difficulties of Spiritual Life
This essay explains the difficulties of spiritual life and why many people pursue materialism rather than spirituality. Part 1
This essay discusses the meaning and significance of japa in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism
Suffering and its Solutions in Indian Mysticism
This is an analysis of Indian mysticism, with specific reference to Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain mystic teachings about suffering and its resolution
What Purpose Religions Serve in Human Life?
This essay is about the importance of religion in human life and what purpose they serve
Why Are Religions Destructive?
Find answers to why religions are so destructive, why they cause strife, and what can you do about it.
Dealing With Conversions in India
The Author suggests how through affirmative actions Hinduism can deal with the problem of conversions and protect Dharma
The four gems of wisdom from the Advaita school of Hinduism and why its vision and philosophy elude the minds of many
This essay is about how to practice detachment in worldly life and protect yourself from shocks and setbacks.
Religious People of All Faiths Must Unite
Hinduwebsite editorial. About religious amity and why all religions must unite against their common modern enemy
When You are Working from Home
This essay is about importance of self-discipline and not to be complacent when you are self-employed or working from home
Advaita Vedanta and Shunyavada
This essay is a comparative study of the Advaita Vedanta of Hinduism and the Shunyavada Siddhantha (emptiness theory) of Buddhism
In life, in love, in business, how do you spot a liar? This essays discusses the current studies in spotting liars and how to detect them and their deception
Who is the Dwarf in the Cosmic Dance of Shiva?
This essay explains the meaning of and significance of Anava, symbolized in the images of Nataraja as the Dwarf, Apasmara.
Three Types of People and Two Solutions for Liberation
This discussion is based upon the teachings of the Bhagavadgita about the classification of beings according to the triple Gunas and how they influence human behavior
Why Renunciation is Prescribed for Seekers of Truth?
This essay explores the importance of being yourself and seeing things clearly as they are
The Sacred Animals of Hinduism
This essays describes the significance and symbolism of important sacred animals of Hinduism, and the treatmentof animals by Hindus
The Significance of Animals in Hinduism
This essay is about how animals are treated in Hinduism and their importance in Hindu ritual and spiritual beliefs and practices.
An Alternate View of India's Religious History
A Review of India's religious history, its existing false constructs, and how they can be rectified by accepting the diverse faiths as convergent paths to one eternal Dharma
A Prayer to the Trimurthis, the Triple Gods of Hinduism
This is an english devotional prayer composed by Jayaram V to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the triple gods, or the Trimurthis, of Hinduism
Why Brahma is Not Worshipped in Hinduism?
A historical analysis of why Brahma is not devotionally worshipped in Hinduism and why there are not many temples built for him
Skanda Matha, the Mother of Skanda
Find out the significance Skanda Matha, an aspect of Durga, who is worshipped on the fifth day of Navarathi
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