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Showing posts from November 15, 2007

Hindu Dharma Summit Planned in Orlando, December 14, 15, 16, 2007

Hindu Collective Initiative (HCI) of North America has announced its second biennial Hindu Dharma Summit to be held at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL on December 14 (Friday), 15 (Sat) and 16 (Sun), 2007. The conference is being organized in collaboration with the Hindu University of America and under the guidance of HH Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukul, PA.The purpose of this conference is to bring together heads of all Sampradayas, Devalayas, spiritual institutions, Hindu intellectuals and interested individuals to exchange thoughts and ideas, and share experiences on how to impart spiritual and cultural education to our future generations, remove bias and misperceptions about our faith traditions from the society, and raise a strong, united voice of Hindus of North America for the protection of Hindu Human Rights across the globe in order to maintain the Dharmic traditions of our community, with dignity, in North America and in the world. The conferen…

Swami Vivekananda on Hanuman and his Nishta

There is a story of Hanuman, who was a great worshipper of Rama; just as the Christians worship Christ as his incarnation of God, so the Hindus worship many incarnations of God; according to them, God came nine times in India, and will come once more.When he came as Rama this Hanuman was His great worshipper. Hanuman lived very long, and was a great Yogi, and during his lifetime Rama came again as Krishna, and he, being a great Yogi, knew that the same God had come back again as Krishna. He came and served Krishna, but he said to Him, ‘I want to see that Rama form of yours’. Krishna said ‘Is not this form enough? I am this Krishna; I am this Rama; all these forms are mine’. Hanuman said, ‘I know that, but the Rama form is for me. The Lord of Janaki and the Lord of Sri are the same; they are both the incarnations of the Supreme Self; yet the Lotus-eyed Rama is my all in all’. This is Nishta; knowing that all these different forms of worship are right, yet sticking to one, and rejecting…