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hinduwebsite.com - A simple and unique formula based on three ancient Indian spiritual virtues to gain control over the mind and senses and control overeating and excess weight

amazon.com - This is the translation and commentary of Shankaracharya's Sadhana Panchakam, by Jayaram V. Available in kindle version at Amazon.com

hinduwebsite.com - This essay traces the origin and aspects of tantra in early Vedic tradition which is one of the oldest traditions of Hinduism

lionsroar.com - At the heart of the legend of the Great Boudha Stupa in Kathmandu, we find the pure aspiration of a “poultry-woman,” Jadzim, and her four remarkable sons. Patrick Dowd tells the tale.

tricycle.org - Robert Thurman discuss Buddhist science and argues that the Buddha’s scientific worldview is less dogmatic than modern science.


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lionsroar.com - Thich Nhat Hanh's fourteen precepts of engaged Buddhism, with introduction by Fred Eppsteiner.


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beliefnet.com - From reincarnation to koans to the the Dali Lama, Buddhism is a fascinating and unique way of life. Read on to find out what surprises it has in store!


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nybooks.com - In 1819, a British hunting party in the jungles of the Western Ghats had followed a tiger into a remote river valley and stumbled onto what was soon recognized as one of the great wonders of India: t…


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tricycle.org - Rodney Smith explains that lay Buddhist practice means embracing the moment in order to find transformation in daily life.

lionsroar.com - How David Bowie almost became a Buddhist monk and other details about his interest in Buddhism.


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lionsroar.com - By reciting the short verses known as gathas, says Zachiah Murray, we transform any activity into an opportunity to awaken to our true nature.


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medium.com - So you call yourself a woke Hindu? You’ve gone to a Hindu group since childhood, learned about the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and done puja now and then — maybe you even joined a Hindu club in…


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republicworld.com - Nearly a year after having created Kailaasa, it has been learnt that absconding rape accused and self-styled godman Nithyananda has now begun issuing visas


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newyorker.com - The making of a charismatic, unorthodox Democrat.


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medium.com - I hear stories of anguish that your American-born children have suddenly turned against you — worse, against Hinduism itself — after spending a semester or two in college. They are making stunning…


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livemint.com - In a speech at the UN session on 'Culture of Peace' last week, first secretary in India’s Permanent Mission, Ashish Sharma had pointed out what he described as 'disconcerting trends' in the world tod…


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thediplomat.com - What are the historical origins of animosities between South Asia’s two largest religions?


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qz.com - Do you view space as being empty or full?


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sundayguardianlive.com - Liang Qichao (1873-1929) was perhaps the first Chinese scholar to pay attention to the influence of Buddhist literature on Chinese language. Prussian philosopher and linguist, Wilhelm von Humboldt ha…


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vice.com - His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.


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buddhistdoor.net - What Buddhism and contemporary philosophy offer as we head toward 2021

ancient-origins.net - Maya is a word which is very familiar to the western world, but very few know what it actually means. It is a word which was used by the rishis (sages) of ancient India to describe the nature of this…


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pinkvilla.com - Saif Ali Khan's statement on playing Raavan in Prabhas starrer Adhipurush faced backlash. The actor has now issued clarification and withdrawn his statement.


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pinkvilla.com - A section of netizens have slammed Aashram series, which stars Bobby Deol playing a corrupt Godman, over the portrayal of Hindu saints.


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medium.com - During my freshman year of college, we were asked to pick a topic for a communication project. I chose mine as “Death Is Beautiful.” I remember being laughed at for coming up with something that…


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lionsroar.com - In this excerpt from her new book co-edited with Cheryl A. Giles, "Black and Buddhist," Pamela Ayo Yetunde offers advice for POC considering entering a dharma community, and shares the importance of …


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thewire.in - Das argued that Hinduisation was an attempt by the RSS to counter the consolidation of the larger Dalit/Buddhist social groups.


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