January/February/March, 2012 ePub Edition for iOS and other devices
The JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH, 2012, edition of Hinduism's foremost and widely respected spiritual magazine, Hinduism Today, has been released in digital form and is now available for free on your desktop. This issue is a wide-ranging trek through modern dharma, so prepare yourself for the journey.
First stop is our 16-page feature article: A Survivor's Manual for the Mount Kailash Pilgrimage. Our sherpa for this amazing pilgrimage is Dr. T.S. Mohan of Bengaluru. Sure, hundreds of thousands have make the trip around the world's most sacred mountain, but no one we know of has returned with so much insight into how to make the trek successful. With maps, a daily chronicle and lists with tips and warnings, he shows us in detail why this is one of those rare and spiritually charged pilgrimages. Not to mention his advice on keeping us safe and sane.
From the outer climb to the inner, we are taken into the world of japa and mantra. Vamadeva Shastri and Hinduism Today founder Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami unravel the world of sound and its yogic uses, giving plenty of dos and don'ts so this ancient yoga can be practiced safely and with powerful results. It explores how to properly chant Aum, how to use the string of beads for counting, drawing from the great yogis of yore and the original texts. Everything you wanted to know about mantra yoga is here, in beautiful images and easy-to-follow language.
Our India correspondent Choodi Shivaram bravely takes us into the controversial Kerala temple where tens of billions of dollars worth of jewels and offerings, hidden from view for decades, were recently discovered locked in two dark chambers below the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The discovery makes it the richest Hindu temple in the world, and that fact has some scrambling for control of Vishnu's riches.
Our publisher, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, offers wise words on how we can change our nature, giving four easy-to-follow steps to make the task practicable. Ever want to change a little? Here is how it's done. Other articles cover: what it means to be a proud, modern-day Hindu; character building according to Swami Vivekananda; the sari's special place in a Hindu woman's life and the age-old dual between monotheism and polytheism.
In Book Reviews we take great joy in the release, after 39 years of effort, of The Guru Chronicles. It is the worthy work of our own Hinduism Today editorial team, an 832-page, fully illustrated biography of our guru paramparai, going back some 2,200 years and including the life of Hinduism Today founder, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927–2001) and his guru, Yogaswami of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. Their stories, their day to day lifestyle, their magic and antics, their surprising conversations are all told here, giving you a glimpse of the life and teachings of that rare human breed, Homo enlightenis.
There is more: humor and sayings in Quotes & Quips; updates on how dharma is going digital; a piece on America's first Hindu Army chaplain and one woman's life-changing climb to Tirupati. It’s all there in the current issue of Hinduism Today, where you go to stay in touch with Sanatana Dharma. In print and online.
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