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Indian Deities Worshipped in Japan

Posted on 2016/2/11 19:51:53 ( 482 reads )

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JAPAN, February 10, 2016 (youtube): There is a bridge of religiousu culture joining the countries of India and Japan. In the words of Mr. Yasukuni Enoki, Former Ambassador of Japan, "It is very important for the Japanese to know that in the bottom of Japanese culture, Indian culture is very firmly imprinted".

Along with the ideas of Buddhism and Hinduism, the culture of Indian deities traveled all across Asia. Buddhist and Hindu deities of India are worshiped by the people of Japan. The 5th century Sanskrit script is revered in Japan and its letters denoting different deities, are considered sacred by the Japanese.

Very nice video on this topic at "source" by Benoy Behl. Highly recommended.

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Why Saying 'I Am a Hindu' Should Be Respected

Posted on 2016/2/11 19:51:43 ( 440 reads )

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UNITED STATES, February 10, 2016 (Daily O by Dr. David Frawley): Saying "I am a Hindu" is bound to meet with denigration in the West and even in India - more so if someone born in the West states to have formally become a Hindu. Yet for someone in the West to say that they have become a Buddhist or a Muslim does not meet with the same negative response. Nor does it occur for someone in India, even from a Hindu background, to say that they have become a Christian or a Muslim.

Like a number of Westerners starting in the 1960s, I became immersed in Hindu based practices of yoga and vedanta, extending to the worship of Hindu deities like Shiva and Devi. When people asked me what religion I followed, I realized that I was clearly a Hindu in my way of life from puja and pilgrimage, to mantra and meditation. I decided to formally become a Hindu to affirm this.

However, most in the West who take up yogic teachings do not formally call themselves Hindus, even if they adopt Sanskrit names relating to Hindu deities. This is owing to deep-seated propaganda against Hinduism as characterized by backward social customs, not enlightened spiritual teachings.

Many yoga students claim to be followers of their particular guru or sect. Others claim to be part of a universal tradition of yoga that includes all religions, of which Hinduism is only one. Yet all follow ideas and practices rooted in the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras - primarily Hindu sources - overlooking the fact that they are benefitting enormously from Hindu teachings. Fortunately, there is a slow awakening to the value of Hindu dharma and its rishi traditions. To respect Hinduism is to respect our ancient spiritual roots and our potential for higher consciousness.

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Digitized Manuscripts Available Online-Correction URL

Posted on 2016/2/11 19:51:32 ( 398 reads )

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INDIA, February 9, 2016 (dharmathatrustJK): Ancient manuscripts from the Raghunath Temple are now available online at source above.

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Daily Inspiration

Posted on 2016/2/11 19:51:22 ( 280 reads )

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In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it. Inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything but possessed by nothing.
-- Appolonius of Tiana (2-97 ce), Greek philosopher and occultist. His work deeply influenced Western mysticism.

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Digitized Manuscripts Available Online

Posted on 2016/2/10 18:20:00 ( 716 reads )

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INDIA, February 9, 2016 (dharmathatrustJK): Ancient manuscripts from the Raghunath Temple are now available online at source above.

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