Friday, June 13, 2014

What is Hinduism


Let us see what swamy Vivekananda has to say about our religion.


4 comments:

  1. Anantha Shankar asked - do all laws stand the test of time? or are they related to the time they are propounded in? If they are time relevant, how do we decide which laws are relevant for the current time and which arent?

    Ravindranath Kondda Rajaram Anantha Shankar in my opinion laws will not change and is eternal. For example the Upanishads tries to explain the nature of Para Brahman the Supreme God. this will not change for eternity. The entire Universe as explained by todays' modern science is there. But the Dharma Sastras will vary according to Kaala (time) and place and this is very clearly explained in Manu Dharma. For example the dharma that prevailed during the days of Lord Rama in Threta Yuga cannot be applied for today in Kali yuga. You cannot restore RAma Rajya in today's world. Shrimad bhagavata purana explains, that for every yuga there is a dharma. In due course of time I will explain. please wait for further postings of mine.

    Geetha Murali asked - What is the difference between the soul and a spirit. ..

    Ravindranath Kondda Rajaram Geetha Murali Both the words Soul and Spirit are English words and has been used by Swamy Vivekananda, in his speech in Chicago USA. The dictionary meaning for SOUL = the spiritual or immaterial part of human being or animal regarded as immortal.
    The tamil meaning for SOUL = ஆன்மா

    The dictionary meaning for SPIRIT = The non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotion.

    Though both the words look like meaning the same, In short the word SOUL is to be used for people who believe in Aatma and the word SPIRIT is to be used for people who do not believe in Aatma

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  2. Namaskar,

    The first I must say thank you very much to the God, because of Him then I meet you, even though via internet and then via whats App (WA). After discuss with you via WA few days ago, then I read slow by slow your article in internet. Your article very good, it fact that our religion is so vast, or so large of the Vedic knowledge, is like ocean of knowledge; but just few Hindu scholars to explore and exposed. So, please continue your and explore our knowledge.

    If possible, I suggest to you, that better if you write Hindu Body of Knowledge with its schematic as tree as describe in Mundaka Upanishad I.1.4:

    Dve vidye veditaye iti ha sma yad brahmavido vadanti, parā caivā parā ca ‘two kinds of knowledge are to be known, as, indeed, the knowers of Brahman declare – the higher as well as the lower’ (Mundaka Upanishad I.1,4)

    It is very important for us as Hindu scholar communities in Indonesia. I hope you would like to do that.

    with my
    Best regard,

    I KETUT DONDER




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  3. Namaskar,

    The first, I must say thank you very much to the God, because of Him then I meet you, even though meet you via internet and then via whats App (WA)too. After discuss with you via WA few days ago, then I read slow by slow your article in internet. Your article very good, it is the fact that our religion is so vast, or so large that come from the Vedic knowledge, it is like the ocean of knowledge; but just few Hindu scholars to explore and exposed. So, please continue your articles and please explore our knowledge.

    If possible, I suggest to you, that better if you write the Hindu Body of Knowledge with its schematic as tree knowledge as describe in Mundaka Upanishad I.1.4:

    Dve vidye veditaye iti ha sma yad brahmavido vadanti, parā caivā parā ca ‘two kinds of knowledge are to be known, as, indeed, the knowers of Brahman declare – the higher as well as the lower’ (Mundaka Upanishad I.1,4)

    It is very important for us as Hindu scholar communities in Indonesia. I hope you would like to do that.

    with my
    Best regard,

    I KETUT DONDER

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