Human health is an issue. The longevity of humans may have increased but they are not healthy. Why people in old age has to use a walker and carry a bag of Urine and a diaper full of excreta? Modern medicine may have progressed in military science especially surgery but it has very little to offer for healthy living.
Pandemic from China
This pandemic from China has exposed the myth that good health care infrastructure is a sign of good health. The fact is that providing food is not enough if it is not healthy and does not boost immunity. But what is right food?
India had lowest rate of fatalities in this Pandemic and it is not due to squalor. It is due to personal hygiene and the herbal food which people of India take which is based on the principles of Sanatan Dharma and Ayurveda.
What are the core principles and how any person can take advantage of these principles has been explained in depth in this book. Sanatan Dharma is not a belief. It is a human science. This book explains this science of life step by step.
Not a religion:
When we talk about Sanatan Dharma there is a tremendous amount of intellectualization. There is this sect against that sect. There is this practice placed against that practice. It is made out as if the rituals define the Dharma. The rituals do not determine the doctrine.
Doctrine is diagnosis of the ailment which has been diagnosed. Now all these sects, practices and rituals are different experiments to deal with the different problems. Follow no ritual. Follow yourself and see what is making you unhealthy and even sick. Stick to the principles and continue with your own religious belief but do take care of your health.It is even better if you are healthy. Read the book and know what you are doing right.
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The practices which are prescribed with fancy names like Spirituality, Mindfulness or Inner Engineering are components of Sanatan Dharma. Just like Yoga, whose name mercifully remains same.
Maria Wirth is a person of German origin who has embraced Hindu religion has articulated this question. She has argued that if Germany with 59% of population calls itself Christian nation why India is apologetic to call itself Hindu nation with 80% or more of population practicing Hindu Religion in one way or the other. Her full article is here.
Her question is appropriate but she could not find answers. Infact there are many reasons, why it has not happened.
A simple reason offered by a Nehru baiter would be that since he was a Muslim converted to non practicing Hindu, he did not do it. His grandfather is stated to be last Kotwal (Police Commissioner) of Delhi with the name Ghiazudeen Gazi and after 1857 freedom war they changed the surname. I couldn’t find the factual foundation of this fact either way. How ever let’s consider serious reasons.
If we look at historical monuments it will be apparent that symbols of Hinduism are found even today in the central Asia, Persia, Yezdis (Sun and fire worshipers), Uzbekistan (who count numbers in Hindi) Afghanistan in the west and right upto Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and other the Asean countries. Asean countries may have different methods of worshiping today, they continue with traditional Ramleela, in one form or other. Numerous temples and images of Hindu Gods cover this entire landscape. Some say that Saudi Arabia too has statues similar to Hindu Gods.
Hinduism is a misnomer rather a colloquial term given by outsiders mainly Turkish and Arabs. Bharat i.e. India as it originally stood was separated from rest of the land by river Indu (later called Indus by English speaking people) in the West and Brahamaputra in the East. India was called by the name of river Indu. However, the Turkish & Arabic languages have no vowels & therefore they chose to speak Indu as Hindu. Thus, the term Hindu was coined. As a matter of fact the so called Hindus call all creatures on Earth as ‘Jeev’ and human beings as ‘Manav Jati’(human cast). The law governing Universe including human beings is called Sanatam Dharam.
Core Principles of Sanatam Dharama
According to Sanatam Dharam, the world exists between Pralay to Pralay. There are 4 yugyas called Satyug, Treta, Dwapar and Kalyug. Thereafter, the world destroys itself which is Pralay (a kind of cosmic catastrophe which destroys everything ) and the cycle starts again. In a way it is similar to the views of Stephen Hawking’s views on “Beginning of time.” Click on link to read his lecture on the subject.
When there was/is nothing, there existed a sound pronounced as Om. Om written in Devanagari (Hindi/Sanskrit) script is also a reverend Hindu symbol. Which is:
Elections process kick started today on the day of Ashtami, considered auspicious by most of Hindus, which is the 8th auspicious day of the celebrations of Navratra. India shall vote to elect the Union/Central Government in New Delhi. The Constitution of India is quasi-federal. In other words it is heavily biased in favour of Central/Union Government in terms of power. Every adult person is entitled to vote for the Government. This being Parliamentary form of Government, a representative from each constituency shall be elected and all elected representative shall form a Government. But that is only in principle.
Involvement of political parties with their legal power to whip the members of parliament to act in a certain way, makes the formation of Government, a mere formality if that particular party comes into power with majority seats in Parliament. However the larger question is: How electors elect the representatives? Continue reading →
Maya is a Sanskrit word which is often used in Hindu Mythology and scriptures to define the phenomenon called ‘the World.’ A variety of translations or interpretation of this word exist and are being propounded. It however appears to me that real meaning of word ‘Maya’ is ‘enchanting illusion.’ To explain it is an illusion which not only look real but appear to be there when it is not. A kind of backward Mirage of past, extending into present. To exemplify, the Blogging efforts made by some bloggers.