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February 14, 2017


December 21, 2016

Hindutva Is Different From Hinduism” caption from

  Many do not know the difference between Hinduism and Hindutva, and so it is disturbing to read and hear about ‘Hindu fundamentalism’.

October 11, 2016

Atman is Distinct from the Pancha Koshas

August 2, 2016

Thanks to Dr. D. Samarender Reddy for sending this piece.

Daniel Erway (aka Nirmala) on Identity Formation


June 12, 2016

Multiculturalism describes the existence, acceptance, or promotion of multiple cultural traditions within a single jurisdiction, usually considered in terms of the culture associated with an 

June 12, 2016

 ‘E Pluribus Unum’ – From many one.
That’s what’s stamped on the  American currency. It means that it acknowledges that it is a pluralistic society. Not so much a melting pot but a stew. A society in which minority groups maintain their independent cultural traditions and where no one minority imposes its views on the other.

April 24, 2016

Write up provided by Dr. D. Samarender Reddy

(Edited from an extensive discussion on the Advaitin List Dec. 2000 – Jan 2001. This was triggered by the following quotation from Swami Dayananda Saraswati:

April 8, 2016

This article is included in the Research Section since the author has been researching on the thoughts and words of Ramana Maharshi for a long time.

We exist in deep sleep or dreamless sleep as evidenced by our remembrance of the state during the waking state as when we say “I slept happily”. What also characterizes the dreamless sleep is that we exist during it without being associated with the body and mind. What is our real or true nature should be with us all the time. So, if the body and mind do not exist for us in deep sleep, then body and mind cannot be our real nature or true selves. But what exactly exists during deep sleep. Only pure awareness.