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Hinduism: An Overview
Hinduism is believed to be the oldest organized religion in the world. It ranks as the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam.
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
How The Major Arcana and The Tibetan Book of The Dead can work together
There are some striking complements to the Major Arcana of the Tarot and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. They are a nice enhancement to the meanings of these powerful cards. I claim no expertise on Buddhism but I found the resonance and compatibility to Tarot...
Religions >> Buddhism
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Looking For The Hub Of The Sacreed Wheel: Part 1
It is often said that all paths are like spokes on a wheel. We start at the rime and follow a spoke to the hub of central truth from which all paths arise and to which they all return. Those of you who've been following my articles should also know that to a...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Buddhism: An Overview
BUDDHISM, as recognized by its million followers in the eastern and western world, is both a religion and a philosophy. It originated from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama who become the Supreme Buddha.
Religions >> Buddhism

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15 Offensive Remarks on Women Made by the Great Manu Rishi
Manusmriti is the most important and most studied ancient legal text among the many Dharma Shastras of Hinduism. According to Hindu mythology, the Manusmriti is the word of Brahma consisting of 2690 verses, divided into 12 chapters. It is presumed that ...
'Authentic' Vande Mataram Library aims to challenge Sheldon Pollock's 'foreign
What we are making it clear through this project is that every shastra – whether you call it secular or non-secular, and especially when you come to the spiritual and religious texts – every shastra contains two elements. ...
Secularisation of society is a long, historical process: Romila Thapar
Kulluka's extensive commentary on the Manu Dharmashastra includes reactions to social changes involving caste and sect hierarchies. Many aspects are discussed at length, including for instance, an assessment of the status of temple priests. This was a ...
Chhattisgarh: Youths allegedly vandalise church, thrash worshippers
Violence and vandalism is the anti-thesis of Dharma. Don't kill your own faith on the pretext of saving it. The culprits should be ...
Dalit-Bahujan Perspective On The Mahishasura Debate

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