The Vedic culture of visiting the Pilgrimages
After visiting Raṅgakṣetra, Lord Balarāma gradually proceeded toward Madurai, commonly known as the Mathurā of southern India. After visiting this place, He gradually proceeded toward Setubandha, the place where Lord Rāmacandra constructed the stone bridge from India to Laṅkā (Ceylon). In this particularly holy place, Lord Balarāma distributed ten thousandContinue Reading
A Letter to Prime Minister : Early marriage for girls- the other perspective
To, The Prime Minister, Government of India, New Delhi. From, Rama Aprameya dasa (Rakesh Joshi) 39, Guruprasad nagar, Belgaum Sub: Early marriage for girls- the other perspective Dear sir, The age of marriage for girls being increased to 21 years by the government of India is in news recently.Continue Reading
Book Summary – The Secret of the Fifth Canto by Mayesa dasa ACBSP
Summary of the book The 5th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam provides us arc measurements. On earth, latitude is measured in an arc on maps. For example, the arc of the sun on earth is measured like this: 1,652 miles ( arc or latitude ) ÷ 23.6 ( degree of theContinue Reading
Why Save One Boat & Drown the Other
While our little Sravanam Diaries podcast was on a break, a hiatus so to speak, I’ve observed a very interesting phenomena around myself. I’ve seen this trend my whole life, but, perhaps, now I’m old enough to talk about it. Or even just acknowledge it and try to see itContinue Reading
Defending Vedic Tradition for Survival of Hindu Dharma by Stephen Knapp
If you did not see this the first time it came around, This is a video talk I did for the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation on the means how a united global Hindu community can work to defend the Vedic Traditions for the Survival of Hindu Vedic Dharma. It explainsContinue Reading
What is going on inside OCHS?
The Oxford Center for Hindu Studies (OCHS) is a non-profit education center started by a devotee in 1997 and is a Recognized Independent Centre of the Oxford University. As per OCHS’s website, OCHS is “an academy for the study of Hindu cultures, societies, philosophies, religions, and languages, in all periodsContinue Reading
Is the SAC’s Overarching Principle Supported by Śāstra?
The SAC’s mistake is just like quoting the Vedic injunction that the stool of an animal is impure and then using inference to say that because a cow is an animal, its stool is also impure. Shastra is quoted, but the conclusion itself is still based on inference, not shastra. This is a mistake, however, because there is also a Vedic injunction that says that the stool of a cow is pure. The SAC made the same kind of mistake when they created their overarching principle.Continue Reading
Perfecting Sravanam Makes it all Perfect
From Teachings of Queen Kunti, Chapter 19: Therefore, even though the Lord may be present before our eyes, it is not possible to see Him unless we have the necessary vision. This necessary qualification is developed by the process of devotional service only, beginning with hearing about the LordContinue Reading