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Making Sanatana Dharma, “Hinduism”, relevant to Modern times. Find Hinduism stripped of its supernatural and ritualistic elements. No dogmas attached.

Actionable tips on how to achieve mindfulness

Actionable tips on how to achieve mindfulness

  Resolving the struggle: Most of us, not including those who’re lucky to be enlightened, don’t want to live in the present moment, because we don’t accept life as it has manifested itself. We then find ourselves in conflict with the moment. When our needs and...

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Why should we live in the now?

Why should we live in the now?

  What is living in the now?  Read about what mindfulness is and why it is such a struggle to live in the now.    The opposite is Mindlessness:  Consider the opposite of living mindfully. It would be a life filled with wishful thoughts and day dreaming. In fact, mind...

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Why living in the present is so hard

Why living in the present is so hard

  What is living in the now?  Living in the now is living in the present moment and feeling good in its natural stimuli and banality. Although for millenia before us, people had been doing exactly that, albeit with a little day dreaming here and there, only recently...

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Food according to Hinduism

Food according to Hinduism

  Food according to Hinduism: Food is medicine. The Gita has verses that describe the three types of people based on the foods they consume: Satvik, Rajasic and Tamasic. Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 17 - Verse 7 Food should be consumed after a sincere thought about the...

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How to meditate

How to meditate

  1. Create a sacred bubble in your house. It can be a small mat or rug on which you can sit comfortably. Pick a favorite thing to give you company. It can be a pillow, a trinket or even a book. Now you have created a shell where you are full of bliss (Go with the...

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Everything you wanted to know about Hinduism

Everything you wanted to know about Hinduism

Shiva from the Holy Trinity of Hinduism Hinduism:  The word Hindu etymologically means an inhabitant of the land of the river Sindhu. Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma - the eternal way of life. Hinduism is a scientific and spiritual religion based on the principals of...

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The Yoga of Karma, Bhakti and Gyana

The Yoga of Karma, Bhakti and Gyana

What is Yoga? The root of the word Yoga comes from "Yug", the means to unite. Yoga is the path to unite with something that's great. What are the different kinds of Yoga? In Hindu scriptures, there are 4 main yogas. 1. Karma 2. Bhakti 3. Gyana 4. Ashtanga. There are...

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How to be a Hindu in 6 easy steps

How to be a Hindu in 6 easy steps

  * * * What is Hinduism? What happens when someone asks you this question out of genuine curiosity? Do you find yourself hopelessly tongue tied or not in a position to give a crisp 5 minute brief on the topic? * Hinduism, like any other religion was created to allow...

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Want to transcend the plight of life? Meditate.

Want to transcend the plight of life? Meditate.

Why this guide: (Long claim.) It has no hyperbole or BS. Things you will need: Just your phone. BUT, out of reach on a 20 minute timer. Nothing else, not even a Sanskrit prayer or an orange robe. * What is meditation:  The action of inaction Nothing but your state of...

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Karma Yoga and the secrets to Inner Transformation

*** Source: Lessons of Life of Bhakthi (Devotion) from the Ramayana: By Swami Tejomayananda, an Indian spiritual leader and head of Chinmaya Mission. These are my notes on the discourse I attended when he visited Atlanta in July of 2015.  * I feel that it is my duty...

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Teaching the law of Dharma to the ISIS

Teaching the law of Dharma to the ISIS

Spoiler alert: This essay is committed to making a point in gravitas, which I have understood can only be done by not expressing myself in emojis or the texting slang language. * Dear ISIS, Did you know that irrespective of religion and cultural references, once you...

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