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Who Speaks for Hindu Studies?

A non-Hindu may certainly teach Hinduism, but Hinduism must be taught on par with other traditions. The Vedas, Upanishads, Brahmasutras, Itihasas are not a playground for one to reconcile...

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Svādhyāya: Self-Study

Svādhyāya is ‘self-study’, recommended by the Yoga Sūtras, and is an integral part of Kriyā Yoga defined in its second chapter. 
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How Hindu Dharma Transformed America: A Reflective Essay

The footprints of Hindu philosophy (on America) are so subtle that even today, a common American person may not be aware of anything with regards to Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma.

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Arjuna’s Problem and Bhagavān’s Solution: A Reflection

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Bhagavān’s expertise in revealing this infinity to Arjuna in a palatable way competently provides the resolution to his, and subsequently, all of humanity’s problems.

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To Om or Not to Om?

From songs to movies, bumper stickers, tattoos, meditation classes, clothing lines, and yoga sessions, Om is chanted and adorned, but is the meaning of Om actually understood?

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Takeaways and Surprises on How Hindu Dharma Transformed America

While I had known some of the impact of Hinduism on America, prior to beginning this course, I had not known of the extent and scale of impact, the nature of certain impacts and the adaptions that...

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Ayurveda and Beyond: The Need for Hindu Studies in Academic Institutions

Hindu studies in academic institutions of all levels is important to present the breadth and depth of Hindu thought to humanity. The opportunity to receive this education is important for the sake...

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Allow Your Breath to Take You Deeper

When you start experiencing your breath viscerally, it is easier to move deeper into the asana and experience स्थिरम् sthiram and सुखम् sukham in the posture, as mentioned in the Yoga Sutras.

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How Hindu Dharma Transformed America: A Personal Essay

There was a void in the West, and the wisdom that was so abundant in the East flowed here easily and effortlessly.

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Hindu Studies in an Academic Setting

A look at the characteristics of formal academic settings where Hinduism's traditions and the immense knowledge contained therein have been studied for centuries.

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Śrī Vyāsa's Ethical Approach to Storytelling

Śrī Vyāsa aspires to influence our view of the world, life in general, and of Self; by painting a more enriching narrative, through the poetical, layered narrative in Mahābhārata.

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Us vs Them — A Reflection

When Hindus talk about Ahimsa, Shanti and Peace, but do not seem to have a big stick to back it up with they often seem unprepared for conflict, merely engaging in naïve, happy talk.

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