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Vedantic Concept of Life and Modern Science - How and Where Did Life on Earth Arise?

The Vedantic concept of origin of life was discussed in a paper presented by Phalguni Banerjee at the International Conference on Science and Spirituality for World Peace. The paper talks about the failure of modern science to provide any satisfactory answer regarding life and its deeper reality. In the paper, Phalguni Banerjee points out that a synthesis between the Vedantic idea and modern science can expand the domain of our scientific conception of Life and find some satisfactory answers. The paper was published in KangalaOnline (the site is no longer available). Some excerpts from the paper Science Magazine in its 125th Anniversary Issue came up with the title “What Don’t We Know?” where it listed 125 crucial questions facing science over the next quarter-century. A major question of foundational importance that is listed is, “How and Where Did Life on Earth Arise?”  Over the years in an attempt to understand life, modern science has made extensive attempts

Door Vastu Shastra – House Door Related Vastu in Hinduism

Kali Yuga is the age of superstition and fear. The deadly cocktail of superstition and fear will force us to perform all kinds of activities. Because of this, we have Vastu Shastra for every room and part of the house. There are numerous vastu tips related to the doors in the house. Here are some of them: The main door in the house is very important, as it is the entrance to both positive and negative energy. Doors Should Not Make Noise - Vastu Shastra There should be no noise while opening and closing the house. If there is any kind of noise, it should be corrected at the earliest. No Slamming Doors The door should not be bang shut. If the wind is affecting the closing and opening of the door then it should be properly taken care by installing bushes and stops. Main Door Should Open Towards Inside The main door of the house should always open towards the inside. If the door is opening towards the outside then a family member will face constant health trouble.

Bateshwar Temple – Chambal – Architectural Wonder Hindus Should Be Proud Of

Bateshwar Temple, in Chambal is Madhya Pradesh, is the common name used to refer to a cluster of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Goddess Shakti and Ganesha. Location of Bateshwar Temple Chambal Temples are located 35 km north of Gwalior and 30 km east of Morena in Madhya Pradesh. The entire temples complex is spread over 25 acres in the Chambal river valley. The oldest temple here is as old as 600 AD. Majority of the nearly 200 temples were built during the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty. The temple was in ruins for a long period of time. It is believed that an earthquake during the 13 th century destroyed the temples. Archaeological Survey of India took over the site in 1924 and restored a vast majority of the temples. In 2005, Bateshwar was reborn under the leadership of archaeologist K.K. Muhammad, the ASI Bhopal’s regional superintendent.   By 2012, out of the 200 temples at Bateshwar, 80 have so far been restored. Bhuteshwar temple, dedicated to Lor

When is Shani Good in Horoscope - Janam Kundali?

Shani is generally good to people who follow Dharma. Shani maintains balance in the living world by providing justice. Shani is a terror and punisher for those who perform Adharma, intentionally hurt other living beings or take what away what belongs to others. There are few times when the positioning of Shani is good and beneficial in horoscope or Janam Kundali. Shani is good in Horoscope - Janam Kundali – when it is positioned in three houses (places). The three places where Shani is beneficial are Shani in third, fifth and eleventh house in a horoscope. ( जन्म - कुंडली में शनि तीन स्थानों - तृतीय , षष्टम एवं एकादशी - पर शुभ माना जाता है । ) Shani is bad when Shani is on the twelfth, first and second house from Janam Kalin Chandra (from the house of moon during birth). This is known as Sade Sati. ( जब शनि जन्म कालीन चंद्र से द्वादश , प्रथम एवं दूसरे स्थान पर आता है तो इसे शनि की साढ़ेसाती के नाम से जाना जाता है। ) Apart from this w

Kajali – Folk Music in Uttar Pradesh And Bihar – Kajari Folk Songs

Kajali is one of the most popular types of folk music in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Kajari folk songs are mostly sung during the rainy season when dark clouds gather and people express their joy, welcoming rain on the parched earth. Some musicologists opine that the very term, kajali, has been derived from kajala, i.e. the darkness that shrouds the land when dark clouds gather. Kajali folk songs contain vivid description of nature and symbolically relate nature to the agony of the beloved’s heart. The beloved longs for her lover’s company. In most of the songs the beloved is Radha and the lover is Krishna or Kanahiya. They occasionally come up with very imaginative similes. One of them compares the river Yamuna’s swollen floods during the rainy season with the beloved stretching out her arms to her lover. The themes of these songs are generally romantic and the language is Avadhi or Bhjpuri dialect of Hindi, with a liberal use of onomatopoetic expression for a profound i

Teachings from Isha Upanishad - Quotes From Isavasya Upanishad

A small collection of teachings and quotes from Isha Upanishad, it is also known as  Isavasya Upanishad. When one sees all beings in the Self, and the Self in all beings, he hates no one. Renunciation is renunciation of the ego, of selfishness and not of life. Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear. The whole creation is filled with Divinity. Well may he be content to live a hundred years who acts without attachment who works his work with earnestness, but without desire, not yearning for its fruits – he, and he alone. The Self is within all, and it is without all. He who sees all beings in the Self, and the Self in all beings, hates none. For him who sees everywhere oneness, how can there be delusion or grief? I am that very person that is in the Sun. He who sees everything and all beings in the Atman (Self), and the Atman (Self) in all beings, feels no hatred by virtue of that realization.