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Hindu Quote of the Day

Food, clothing and such are not much different among people, It is modesty that distingiushes good men from others. All life clings to a body, Perfect goodness clings to all that is modest.

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Tirukkural 102:1012-1013

Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications, www.himalayanacademy.com.

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Thursday, July 17 2014 2:48 PM

Is Asana Religious?

Last week, I received an inquiry from a Christian theologian interested in showing that “the postures of Yoga” (asana) are directly tied to Hinduism and thus, cannot be easily incorporated into daily life by Christians.  While the origin of yoga is undoubtedly tied to the Hindu sacred texts, the Vedas...

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