Krishna

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India

Palghar Lynching: Who are the Dashanami Sanyasis?

On April 16th, in what has come to be known as the Palghar Lynching case, two Sanyaasis from the Dashanaami order were killed mercilessly by a mob in Palghar district. > The incident occurred on the night of April 16 when two ascetics, 70-year-old Mahant Kalpavruksha Giri and 35- year-old Sushilgiri

21 Apr 20 5 min read
Indian Culture

Doordarshan launches DD Retro to telecast classic hits

Doordarshan is starting a new channel called DD Retro to telecast programs that bring back nostalgia from the 1980s. > To relive the nostalgia of your favourite memorable serials of Doordarshan, watch DD Retro. pic.twitter.com/h8mo3Otd14 [https://t.co/h8mo3Otd14] — DD RETRO (@RetroDD) April 12, 2020 [https://twitter.com/

13 Apr 20 1 min read
Spirituality

What is Truth and Why it is Not a Belief?

Sometime back I was talking to a friend, who is a Yoga teacher.  He has grown up in a mid-west state of US and is a very curious person who has undertaken work that is aligned with his concern for the environment.  He is surely one of the more sensitive

09 May 18 7 min read
Religion

Breaking Dharma: Vilification of Bhakt, Bhakti and Guru

Over the last few years, the left (and the their ideological allies, the Congress and its bedfellows the regional so-called secular parties) – in order to spite their political rivals, the BJP – have used a word pejoratively – “Bhakt”.  Which means devotee.  Clever ploy to use Dharmic terms in a negative way

10 Jul 16 5 min read
Hinduism

Does Yoga have a Religion?

On International Yoga Day in 2016, in celebrations at the UN, Sadhguru led the celebrations and answered a lot of questions of the dignitaries there.  Amongst the things he said some were: * Yoga is technology.  Just as gravity is not Christian, Yoga is not Hindu. * Yoga is India’s gift

24 Jun 16 14 min read
Hinduism

Why do Hindus Have So Many Gods?

Moksha or Liberation from the limitations of human existence – basically the Karmic Cycle in existential terms – has been the main goal of all Spiritual pursuits, specifically in India.  Towards that end, Yoga was the means.  If Moksha was the goal, Yoga was the vehicle.  And here, Yoga is absolutely not

23 May 16 5 min read
Hinduism

This Diwali Light a Lamp for Humanity’s Future

Diwali celebrations in India start with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi and then Deepavali on the third day. Diwali is followed by Diwali Padva and then Bhai dooj which celebrates the love between sister and brother. Diwali is celebrated for two main events.  Narakasura was killed by Krishna and Ram

10 Nov 15 3 min read
Spirituality

Meera and Krishna: All are women except He.

There is a beautiful story about a great woman mystic of India, Meera. She was really a mad devotee, a mad BHAKTA, in tremendous love and ecstasy with God. She was a queen, but she started dancing on the streets. The family disowned her. The family tried to poison her

27 Feb 13 3 min read
Personal

My Mother is “no more”

Death is a strange phenomenon. Specifically for a Spiritual seeker. During the Mahabharat War, Bhishma had been put on a bed of arrows by Arjun – having shot him many times. But Bhishma didn’t leave his body. He hung around alive till after the war was over and willingly left

08 Feb 13 14 min read
History

Did Krishna really exist?

Was Krishna real or not.  Did he walk this earth?  Well some people are doing some research and here is an interesting video based on research on one guy – Prof Achar. ALso read through the detailed research articles by another person, Mr. Ramesh Panchwagh, which differ slightly from Prof. Achar’

17 Jan 13 1 min read
Spirituality

How would I know if Krishna was in my room?

There was a time when I was seeking without a Guru.  I had decided I won’t go to one.  At that time, he called me a “confused guy”, because “I couldn’t make up my mind what was right” as I would read up and appreciate every Enlightened Master

01 Dec 12 4 min read
India

Drona and Eklavya story: Its NOT about Casteism at all!

A lot is said about how Eklavya – a tribal warrior – was deprived off of his archery ability by a Brahmin, Dronacharya.  It is showcased as an example of Caste system.  However, the details from Mahabharat suggest something totally different. Balaji V. sums it up very well, when he talks of

29 Nov 12 1 min read
India

Radha-Krishna “love” and the idiotic myths

Is Krishna 10 years old here?In the movie “Student of the Year” Radha – of Radha-Krishna context – is called “Sexy”.  Some Hindu organizations are up in arms [http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2012/oct/221012-bollywood-Protest-against-Student-Of-The-Year-over-Radha-song.htm#EverythingHurtsReligiousSentiments] about it.  They want the movie to be banned etc. > Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

25 Oct 12 2 min read
Hinduism

Living a Complete Life is the Legacy of Krishna

Shri Krishna cannot be understood in percentages. He has to be known completely. Anything less and you will miss everything about Krishna. He was a lover, statesman, politician, warrior, Sage, friend, Dancer, Artist and Pacifist. At least those are the dimensions that we can see. But when he was asked

06 Dec 10 2 min read
Spirituality

Discussion on Bhagwad Gita: Chapter 1; Verse 19 through 25

> स घोषो धार्तराष्ट्राणां हृदयानि व्यदारयत्। नभश्च पृथिवीं चैव तुमुलो व्यनुनादयन्॥१-१९॥ Hindi शंखों की उस महाध्वनि से आकाश और पृथिवि गूँजने लगीं तथा

15 Sep 10 3 min read
Spirituality

Discussion on Bhagwad Gita: Chapter 1; Verse 10 through 18

Today, we go in as the war is about to start. > अयनेषु च सर्वेषु यथाभागमवस्थिताः। भीष्ममेवाभिरक्षन्तु भवन्तः सर्व एव हि॥१-११॥ Hindi इसलिये सब लोग जिन जिन स्थानो

13 Sep 10 3 min read
History

Astronomical Proof of the Mahabharata War and Shri Krishna: Part I

Why one more date based on the astronomical evidence quoted from the Mahabharata?  I have made this effort for the following reasons: * All the previous dates by various scholars are from misunderstood quotes, incorrect translations and incorrect conversions between the Gregorian calendar and the Indian astronomical calendar. These scholars here

01 Sep 10 7 min read
Sciences

Ancient Hindu Science and the effect on the world – II

(continued from Ancient Hindu Science and the effect on the world – I [https://www.drishtikone.com/ancient-hindu-science-and-effect-world-i]) Vedantic philosophy or Hindu Scientific ways experienced and found millennia back and document many centuries ago, also became the basis of the greatest modern scientific discoveries. How Ancient Hindu science impacted greatest modern

21 Jun 10 9 min read
Spirituality

Krishna made Bhakti (Devotion) possible

Asceticism has long been the sine qua non of spiritual exploration.  In Hindu Tradition, it was long figured out that the basic, foundational and primordial existence was consciousness.  How it manifested as matter was the only point of debate and discussion.  Most learned called matter as vibration of the consciousness

02 Oct 09 3 min read
History

Krishna and Mahabharat: Historical reality

Dr Manish Pandit, a nuclear medicine physician from UK is making a movie on Krishna as a historic figure.  Pandit has based his movie on dates and timelines coming out of scientific based research by credible evidence based on Archeology, Astronomy and Linguistics, apart from Oral evidence from Indian tradition.

30 Aug 09 13 min read
Spirituality

Search for Historic Krishna

I have always considered Sri Krishna as my eternal Guru.  I can most relate to His logical mind and clear thinking in terms of spiritual ideas.  He is considered to be the Highest Ego by some and I feel it was an ego out of compassion and an Infinite Ego

19 Apr 09 5 min read
Spirituality

Bhagwad Gita and Why was Sri Krishna so critical of Vedas?

Some months back, I had written a blog post “Was Krishna’s Gita a Rebellion of his times? [https://drishtikone.com/?q=blog/was-krishnas-gita-rebellion-his-times]“, where I had failed to make one major connection – that between the Vedas and Upanishads came Gita.  And in my view, the difference in direction of

11 Feb 09 5 min read
Special Stories

Was Krishna's Gita a Rebellion of his times?

Lord Krishna has been known as the greatest Vedic philosopher of his time, probably of all times. Vedas [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedas] – four as they are named in modern times – are said to be the scriptural authorities for the Hindus. They represent the eternal knowledge captured in words.

04 Mar 08 4 min read
Spirituality

Bhakti Yoga, Krishna and the beyond

Dr. Avtar Singh is writing a series of articles titled “Are Science & Spirituality Two Mutually Exclusive Pursuits?”  In the second part [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/12/are_science_spi_1.html] he wrote: > Their experiments showed that the blind following of religious rituals/beliefs, memorized information and knowledge

16 Dec 07 2 min read
Spirituality

Bhakti Yoga, Krishna and the beyond

Dr. Avtar Singh is writing a series of articles titled “Are Science & Spirituality Two Mutually Exclusive Pursuits?”  In the second part [http://www.intentblog.com/archives/2007/12/are_science_spi_1.html] he wrote: > Their experiments showed that the blind following of religious rituals/beliefs, memorized information and knowledge

16 Dec 07 2 min read

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