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Take a belief test

It is just like the IQ test….try it only if you have time and patience to answer the 20 questions. Find the test here.A warning - some of questions are really stupid and confusing. And some questions clearly define in which religion you are.But it is fun, especially if you do it with your friends and family. We had a good time doing the belief test. From my test, I am a Neo-Pagan – I never knew what it was. But soon learned about it. And I am qualified to be ‘a modern witch.’Here is my result:1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. New Age (86%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (84%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (83%)
5. Jainism (80%)
6. Scientology (78%)
7. Hinduism (76%)
8. Liberal Quakers (75%)
9. New Thought (73%)
10. Reform Judaism (71%)
11. Sikhism (63%)
12. Theravada Buddhism (62%)
13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (59%)
14. Bah' Faith (57%)
15. Taoism (55%)
16. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (54%)
17. Secular Humanism (54%)
18. Orthodox Judaism (47%)
19. Orthodox Quaker (43%)
20. Islam (40%)

A true testimony

It is very rare that I get to read a good blog on Hinduism. But this blog by Inim Aduos, - no idea what it means - was different. It was a testimony. In each word in the article, I could feel the celebration of freedom, which incidentally is the true essence of Hinduism. Some extracts from the blog.“Somehow, from the stories my father used to say, I started feeling that there is only one God and you can interpret Him in any way you want and also He is present everywhere; one does not have to go to a temple to see Him. I believed that God is in our hearts and we don’t have to sit down at a particular time and place to pray to Him.”“Both my parents never insisted that Hinduism was the only way to God. Although Lord Krishna was his devotee, religion was immaterial to my father. Because of this nature of my parents I had the freedom to read and understand other religions also.”“Understanding Gita and knowing the life of Gandhi really changed my life around. Gandhi was also an ardent foll…

Prasanna’s Electric Ganesha Land

Some of you might be confused about the title of the article – well it is an album by Prasanna. The album was released earlier this year. Now who is Prasanna? Jazz enthusiasts and western music lovers might be aware of this unique talent. For those who have not yet read or heard about him there is a short and crisp biography in allaboutjazz.

From the biography: From being a pioneer in bringing the electric guitar to international acclaim as a concert instrument for the ancient Indian art form of Carnatic music, to being a force in the cutting edge of Jazz, Classical and World music, Prasanna continues to stun music enthusiasts with an ever-evolving palette of vocabulary as a composer and improviser.About ElectricGaneshaLand from all about jazzPrasanna’s Be the Change (Susila Music, 2003) was a remarkable combination of the South Indian Carnatic tradition with a fusion energy comparable to better-known guitarists like John McLaughlin. Electric Ganesha Land moves away from jazz, paying…

Hindu links for 10/26/2006

Timeless universality – IIThe most amusing and no less abominable aspect of the Euro-centric mind or the Western mind is the smug racial conviction that everything profound, everything sublime, everything beautiful, everything lofty and everything perennial and everlasting in human culture and civilization can be traced back only to Athens in Greece and Rome in Italy. The rest of the world never existed; it can never exist; it must never be allowed to exist.Faith call for Charles coronation"The prince has said he wishes to become "Defender of Faith", not "Defender of the Faith", when he is king." In A Pulsating Universe God Can Only Be A Verb"The atheist says there is no god, but when I say there is no god, and atheists like Charvaka, Karl Marx, Lenin, Epicurus say there is no god, there is a tremendous difference between my statement and their statement. Because I say at the same moment that there is godliness." – OshoThe highest knowledge"…

Happy Diwali

This Diwali may Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi bring you the true wealth of peace, health, happiness, prosperity, knowledge and love.

Happy Diwali

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