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February 2010 Archives

I’ve been wanting to blog about the Olympics because, well, let’s face it, everyone is absorbed in Olympics Consciousness right now. Wouldn’t it be cool to find a Hindu connection? It hasn’t been easy. I thought I did a pretty […]

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Beliefnet’s latest gallery — Seeing Jesus (and Mary) in Food and Other Objects — features photos from religious sightings in nature or non-religious objects. The gallery, crafted by pop-culture experts Harry and Sandra Choron (who also wrote a book, Look! It’s […]

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“Roses are red, violets are blue,don’t even think about celebrating Valentine’s Day if you’re a Hindu…” There are few things that get right-wing Hindu fundamentalists quite as rabid as the twang of cupid’s bow every year. In fact, on the […]

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, a meditation on love: So, this is the idea people have, that surrender means to lose. Surrender is something that is very, very undesirable, by force. But in Sanskrit, the word sharanagati [surrender] is something […]

In a case of life imitating art imitating art, it appears that the blockbuster (and, as I’ve discussed, sort of Hindu-ish) film Avatar has a very real-world application. Reportedly, a British charity called Survival (which campaigns on behalf of tribal […]

Today marks the day of Maha Shivaratri, a night of celebration in praise of Lord Shiva, the Hindu deity that is largely understood to be the aspect of the Divine that oversees the inevitable annihilation or destruction of all things. […]

With Winter Olympics XXI kicking off, I’m wondering if there will be a Hindu connection to speak of. Lets face it — India, the seat of Hindu culture, is not exactly renowned for its excellence in sports that involve snow […]

It is natural, though never pleasant, to question the workings of the Divine when we see (and feel, and weep over) suffering on a grand scale. In the West, philosophers like Epicurus and David Hume lay it out for us. […]