Vedanta & Hinduism Category

Vedanta...formerly Hinduism...but some Hinduism too...the Religious One...
I don't care about cultures, but a better world...so - If Hinduism is not a Religion, I call it Vedanta...
Vedanta seems too narrow to encompass all 6 Darshanas, and Hinduism too confusing...

Hindus - practitioners of religious duty (Dharma)
not to be confused with Indians & Indian heritage

Definition of Bhakti | Vivekananda

BHAKTI-YOGA is a real, genuine search after the Lord, a search beginning, continuing, and ending in Love. One single moment of the madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. “Bhakti,” says Nārada in his explanation of the Bhakti-aphorisms, “is intense love to God.”—“When a man gets it, he loves all, hates none; he becomes satisfied forever.”

Doctrine of Karma by Swami Abhedananda

No action can escape this law, that every cause must be followed by an effect, that every action is bound to react upon the actor with similar force and effect.This universal law is called Karma.

Sānkhya Philosophy

Sāṁkhya Darśana is a traditional philosophical school of India that assume the existence of two eternal principles – the Nature or Material principle (Prakṛti) and the Spiritual or Soul (Puruṣa).Buddha Shakyamuni himself was practicing under the guidance of Sānkhya teachers, before he reached enlightenment.

Shivaism Scriptures and Basic Teachings

Here I am giving a short, concise introduction in Shivaism Scriptures and basic teachings. This introduction is based on a Tamil Shaivite book issued in 1863 called "A Catechism of the Shaiva Religion" by Sabhapati Mudaliyar of Kanjipuram and Sadashiva Mudaliyar of Chaturangapattanam.

Shri Ramakrishna Quotes and Teachings

Harmony of Religions: Shri Ramakrishna is famous around the world as a prophet of harmony among religions. He didn’t say that all religions are the same. Ramakrishna recognized differences between religions, but demonstrated that regardless of all those differences all religions are leading to the same final goal and that’s why they are true and precious. One of the most significant contributions of Shri Ramakrishna...

Life of Shri Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna was often seen immersed in deep spiritual states since his early childhood. At age of six he first entered the state of spiritual bliss. It took place while he was watching a flock of white cranes flying in the sky covered with black clouds. During the time his tendency to experience ecstatic states became stronger. When he was seven, his father died, and it...

Basic Hindu mantras

Here I am going to give some basic Hindu mantras to main Hinduism deities. It may sound very basic and known to everyone to more experienced practitioners of Hinduism or born in India, yet a terra incognita to many westerners. So, if you already know all mantras, you can leave here and go to practice, for others it may be worth to read on.

Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa is without a doubt one of the most popular and significant devotional poem, prayer, invocation of Hinduism during last centuries. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the king of monkeys, divine half-monkey and half human, the one whose story we can read in Ramayana and a few other Hinduist scriptures. Hanuman appears there as the best and most trusted servant of god, who...

Mother Kali and what she symbolizes

Mother Kali is known as Kali-Ma, the Black Goddess, Maha Kali, Nitya Kali, Smashana Kali, Raksha Kali, Shyama Kali, Kalikamata, and Kalaratri. Among the Tamils she is known as Kottavei. Maha Kali and Nitya Kali are mentioned in the Tantra philosophy. 'Kal' means Darkness; Kali takes away that Darkness.

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