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Yogic Indology

Itihaas

इतिहास  Itihaas is not mere history इतिहास means "Thus it happened" as witnessed and experienced in first person, not simply narrating what happened around or to someone else. In Vedic model of the Universe there is no such thing as something being only in the Past, it can be relived again, or a Future can be manifested, right now in this dimension, in this current timezone through the power of Yoga. The Ramayana is Itihaas because we can relive the Ramayana, and so too the Mahabharatha, by understanding that we are in the middle of a play ourselves, who are the other characters and who...

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Hindu

Hindu is geoculturally an Indian The word Hindu is more likely a loan word mapped into Sanskrit with apparent ease because the nature of the Sanskrit language allows it to absorb words from any language, hence it is the natural/foster mother of all natural languages. The word Hindu was borrowed from outsiders like Persians who referred to us in one broad sweeping stroke as Hindus, those who belonged to a particular vast sub-continental landmass exhibiting an incredibly variegated social culture. Hindu is considered a noun today so its essence as an adjective is called Hindutva. But Hindu is so complex...

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Dharma

धर्म Dharma is definitely not religion Religion, from Latin, means something that you tie back to, like with a "ligament", and is more akin to the literal meaning of Yoga ("to yoke"), but in usage it is hardly the same as it dramatically reduces individual freedom, instead of the opposite in Yogic model which is to liberate us from the fetters of small mindedness. Thus if we use the word Religion or the word God (capitalized) in our discussions, it will be in a pejorative way, putting these memes down as they deserve to be! So be warned. However, gods, in plural...

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Meera Nanda's Freudian slip reveals her Hinduphobia

Meera Nanda's Freudian slip reveals her Hinduphobia

Please read this article - our first published post in a mainstream site.  This is what got us so stoked up to get going on the Yogic Indology effort! It is common in Vedic lore to first state the negative forces that we have to battle, and then the means to battling them. For instance in the Aditya Hrudayam when ShriRam is battle weary he is visited by Rishi Agasthya who inspires him to take arms with renewed vigor. Note the very first shloka itself invokes Ravana, the Brahma-Rakshasa that needs to fought!  ततो युद्धपरिश्रान्तं समरे चिन्तया स्थितम्। रावणं चाग्रतो दृष्ट्वा...

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