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When Spiritual Practice May Not Work For You

This essay explains why your fascination with spiritual practice may draw you into the delusion of spirituality and worldliness rather than set you free

The Amazing Power of Manasa Puja or Mental Worship

An important, and amazing, devotional and spiritual practice of Hinduism that leads to mental stability, peace, and happiness.

Hinduism, Problems, Prospects and Future Challenges

Hinduwebsite editorial about the problems and challenges faced by Hinduism and Hindu community and how they may shape its future

Human Worship in Hinduism

This essay answers the question of whether human worship (vyakthi puja) is allowed in Hinduism and if so in what context

The Darshanas or Schools of Philosophy in Hinduism

This essay explains the meaning of darshana and presents a brief summary of the six Hindu darshanas or schools of Hinduism

Hinduism and the Theory of Motivation

This essay compares and contrasts the modern theories of motivation with the ideas present in Hinduism about motivation and motivated actions

Popular Prayers of Lord Ganesha

Find here the most popular Hindu prayers addressed to Lord Ganesha who is worshipped devotees as the remover of obstacles

A World Without Mirrors and Milestones

This essay is about the transcendental state of nonduality and why it is difficult to perceive it or know it with the mind and the senses

Why You Matter in God's Infinite Universe

This essay explains your role and purpose in the infinite creation of God and why dharma and karma are important in your life

The Nature of Consciousness

This essay is about the nature, meaning, types and states of consciousness according to different schools of opinion in Hinduism

Are You Willing To Be Yourself?

This essay is about the importance of cultivating an authentic personality and being true to yourself and your feelings rather than blindly following popular opinions and personalities.

How To Escape From Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Limiting Patterns?

A practical analysis of how attahcments maninfest in your life, how they motivate you and influece you, and how to break free from them for peace and happiness.

THE Sanatsugâtîya, A Spiritual Dialogue

This is the English translation of Sanusgatiya, a spiritual dialogue between sage Sanatsugâta (Sanatkumara) and Dhritarashtra from the Mahabharata.

Anugita English Translation

This is the complete translation of all the 36 Chapters of Anugita, which like the Bhagavadgita forms part of the Mahabharata

Theism and Atheism in Hinduism

The essay deals with different perspectives on theism and atheism held by different schools of Hinduism. The treatment of the subject is very unique, long (7200 words), well researched, balanced, comprehensive, and well presented

How to Feel Good About Yourself

Know how to be comfortable With yourself, and feel good about you to be an authentic person and keep your esteem high.

Pollution and Evolution

Is pollution really bad for the Earth? According to the author climate change and pollution may be part of an evolutionary process for Nature to create better and more capable human species.

Buddhism, Journalism, and Journalistic Ethics

This essay is about how journalists, writers, and news reporters can use the principles of Right Living on the Eightfold Path for professional integrity.

New Facts About the History and Antiquity of Hinduism

How old is Hinduism? The author speaks about some recent discoveries that throw new light upon the history and antiquity of Hinduism

What is the Color of God?

This article examines the color prejudice against black color that persists among many Indian men and women, and why Hindus should appreciate dark color as a divine quality

The River Sutra, Lessons From the River

The River sutra, What the rivers can teach you and what lessons you can learn from them.

Creating Harmony In You And Around You

This essays compares life to music and teaches an important lesson about creating harmony in your life and the best way to do it.

Should We Call Hinduism Santana Dharma?

Find out what Dharma truly means in Hinduism, why it is important in human life and how it is applicable to you.

Symbolism of Ganga As the Purifier and Liberator

The essay describes the symbolism of the River Ganga as the purifier and liberator of mortal beings and how it similar to other purifiers or sources of liberation.

Hinduism And The Evolution of Life And Consciousness

This essay explains the Evolution of Life and Consciousness According to Hinduism, contrasted with the current scientific theory of evolution.

Kaivalya, the State of Aloneness

This essay explains the importance of aloneness or Kaivalya in spiritual practice and why it is important to become free from the influence of everything to achieve liberation or the state of aloneness

The Importance of the 10th Chapter of the Bhagavadgita, Day 38

Find out the spiritual significance of the 10th Chapter of the Bhagavadgita which speaks about the manifestations of God.

Gandhi, Jesus, Hitler, What is Common to Them?

The author ponts to a rather unsual similarity in character of Gandhi, Hitler and Jesus, despite their dissimilar and contrasting backgrounds

Can Downloading Mind Into a Computer Help Humans to Reconnect to Their Past Lives?

The author discusses the possibilities and advantages of downloading human consciousness into computing systems and its implication to future world including remembering or recalling past life memories and experiences.

Are You Stuck Between Being and Becoming?

The essay is about managing your expectations, knowing the states of being and becoming, why we must accept the current reality to learn from it and make progress in life

Helping Others

Hinduwebsite editorial. About the need for charitable activity among Hindus and willingness to serve the community with philanthropic activity to outgrow selfishness and prevent conversions

A Great Hindu Emperor Not Many Hindus Know

This essay speaks about the greatness of Samudra Gupta a Hindu ruler who played a prominent role in the preservation and continuity of Hinduism

The Symbolism of Mahishasura Marddini

The essay presents the true symbolism hidden in the legend of Mahishasura Mardanam found in the Hindu Puranas and what the goddess Chandika represents

Does God Take Birth?

Does God take birth? What does Hinduism say about it? This essay answers this question according to the beliefs of Hinduism, and explains the hidden connection between God and the humans as enshrined in the Vedas and the Bhagavadgita

Hinduism and Premarital Relationships

The essay presents an analysis of trends in Hindu socieity towards premaritial sex and changing sexual and moral values

The Problem of Conversion - Make Hinduism a Missionary Religion

Conversions cannot be stopped by legislation. Hindus should deal with the problem of conversion by changing their mindset about conversions and transforming Hinduism into a missionary religion to protect and promote the faith.

What is Your Notion of God?

The author presents the idea and the illusion of God according to Hinduism and the diversity of opinion regarding his existence or nonexistence

Why do we want our World to End?

The author examines the reason why people are drawn to science fiction (sci-fi) movies, novels, and popular literature that deal with apocalyptic themes and end of the world scenarios.

How Can You Combine the Power of Five Yogas To Wash Away Your Sins? 

 The essay examines the importance of karmayoga and its relation with four other yogas, namely jnana yoga, buddhi yoga, sanyasa yoga, and bhakti yoga.

Should December 25th be a Public Holiday in India?

Hinduwebsite editorial on how Hindu festivals are not declared as public holidays outside India in Christian and Muslim majority nations, and why the controversy raised by Time of India about a Navodaya School circular is unjustified.

The Meaning and Significance of Heart in Hinduism

This essay is about the meaning, symbolism, and significance of heart in Hinduism in different planes of existence and its various interpretations in the Upanishads.

Do You Have Any Plans For Your Rebirth or Reincarnation?

Planning for your rebirth or reincarnation. If you believe in rebirth, you must plan for it in this life and know how your current life and actions (karma) will shape your next life?

Making Peace With The Imperfections of Your Existence

This essay reflects the wisdom of the Upanishads about idealism and realism, and treating the opposites and the dualities of life with sameness, as you pursue your ideals and values.

Racism in America, The Truth

Hinduwebsite Editorial regarding the truth about race relations in America and elsewhere, different types of racism and discrimination, and how it effects the lives of people.

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