What these renewed accusations against K Pattabhi Jois and the charges against Choudhury drive home is that a guru can be very much fallible in ordinary social affairs.
If you want to get inside the mind of Steve Bannon, and thus understand the political rise of Donald Trump as well as the worldview of some of Trump’s most ardent supporters American Dharma does that. What
On July 10th, HAF wrote to the BBC expressing concern that an article titled “Jai Shri Ram: The Hindu chant that became a murder cry” likely violated the outlet’s own Editorial Standards which require that coverage will
The literal translation of guru is someone who is a “dispeller of darkness.” The darkness here is ignorance.
Idolatry refers to the worship of a tangible idol, such as a statue or an icon. In Abrahamic religions, idolatry denotes the worship of something other than God — a false God, to be exact (note: there
Why can’t we recognize love as it exists, love in the form that our material nature demands it to be?
I’ve practiced yoga on and off for years, but only started a serious, dedicated daily practice on my birthday last year. One and a half years in, I have begun experiencing the truth of the wise words
Aside from the beautiful saris and gold jewelry that characterize much of the Indian subcontinent’s culture, one of the most internationally-known body adornments worn by Hindu and Jain women is the bindi, a red dot applied between the
Rites of passage transport you into a new realm of living. In Hinduism, these are known as samskara. One of the most poignant of these is called upanayana, which marks the beginning of the acceptance of a
The following keynote was presented at the annual BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Women’s Conference in Robbinsville, NJ on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Jai Swāminārāyan. What an honor it is to be here today. I’m reminded of my last