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Showing posts from January 23, 2007

Krishna – Makan Chor to be premiered on cartoon Network on Republic Day

Krishna: Makhan Chor’ will be aired on Friday, January 26, 2007 at 12 noon and 7:30 p.m Indian time. The episode contains the playful years of Krishna at Gokul. Krishna also takes on the demons of ‘Kans mama’ in the episode.The first part ‘Krishna: the Birth’ was a major success for Cartoon Network India.

On Bhakti Yoga and its Scientific Background

Delivering a lecture on Bhakti Yoga, the Vice-president of Indian Academy of Yoga, Prof IM Gupta said that the Bhakti Yoga has a scientific background. The lecture titled ‘Bhakti Yoga: An Analysis with a Scientific Backdrop Based on Bhagavad Gita’ was delivered at the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) in BHU in Varanasi.
The following points are excerpts of the lecture from Hindustan TimesBhakti Yoga, the inevitable and logical culmination of all other forms of yoga — karma yoga, gyan yoga and dhyan yoga — the different pathways recommended for the elevation of human form in its various facets, has a scientific background.Energy in scientific term is required by all living creatures for their subsistence and activity. The primary source of all energy in nature is the Sun, a manifestation of Lord Himself. The plant kingdom (green plants) alone has the means and ability to convert Sun’s energy into food for subsequent use through the process of photosynthesis.No animal is capable of ma…

Jeffery Long's New Book Calls Hinduism a Universal Religion

Jeffery Long, an ElizabethtownCollege religion professor, has written a book that presents Hinduism as the "universal" religion, capable of providing a model for global inter-religious cooperation and world peace. The book is titled "A Vision for Hinduism: Beyond Hindu Nationalism."In his book, he argues for a traditional pluralistic understanding of Hinduism - as articulated by such figures as Sri Ramakrishna and Mahatma Gandhi - in opposition to the narrow identification of Hinduism with Indian nationality and ethnicity that characterizes contemporary Hindu nationalist movements.Long asserts that Hindu nationalism is not only destructive of communal relations, but that it also prevents Hinduism from emerging as a world religion in the true sense of the term. He presents a vision of Hinduism as a tradition capable of pointing the way toward a future in which all the world's religions manifest complementary visions of a larger reality - and in which they all, i…