“In whatever way people surrender unto me, I reciprocate with them accordingly.” “Everyone follows my path, knowingly or unknowingly, O son of Pritha.” (Bagavad Gita Ch 4:11)
We seek and find God in various ways, and however we reach, s/he will grasp IH
Few words have been as oversimplified and trivialized as the word karma. Once a word primarily heard by westerners in conjunction with the occult, it now gets brandished about as a meaningless cliché
Continue reading “Hi, I’m Karma, How Well Do You Know Me?”
Generally, when people refer to “western Hindus” they mean white or European Americans. Are there non-whites who have embraced the path of Sanata Dharma?? Of course there are.
Continue reading “The Invisible (Western) Hindu”
You may have heard the expression “I know just enough to be dangerous”. It is usually said by someone who has an interest in a certain subject and feels pretty impressed with themselves at the amount of their newly acquired knowledge. Yet occasionally, something will humble them and show them how much they don’t know. Continue reading “The Shiva Egg”
A popular misconception about Hindus is that we have “millions of gods”. Yet we have at our core one God the absolute, formless, only Reality – the Supreme Universal Soul, who is called Brahman. Recently I had a visit from two very nice ladies of a religious order whose mission is to gain converts via door to door proselytizing . They introduced themselves, and one of them gave me a small publication (which she referred to as a magazine). To be polite, I accepted it and after a cursory browse put it where I put other such materials.
Continue reading “What’s God’s Name?”
Why would a multiple decade Christian become a resolute Hindu? I mean, why not after decades, just stay in my birth religion? A fear on some level that maybe it is true? That maybe Christianity is the only path to God and if I don’t follow exactly what The Bible says, I will burn in Hell forever. Or perhaps passive acceptance, as in I know there is something more but just where is it?
Continue reading “How We Got Here”