Buddhism is a religion with a complex history and system of beliefs. Its four noble truths comprise the essence of Buddha’s teachings. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. [...]
Archive for October, 2011
The Puranas being expressed in the form of parables and narratives have become the scripture for the common people. They are encyclopedias furnishing an image of spiritual, religious, social, political and cultural life comprising an astonishingly varied repertory of folklore and information regarding diverse topics including philosophy, ethics, legal institutions, popular festivals, and several arts. [...]
The Dharma Sastras contain treatises on ethical and social philosophy compiled to deal systematically with the proper conduct of life and describe social, ethical and religious obligations. The Sruti and the Smriti are the two authoritative sources of Hinduism. Sruti literally means what is heard, and Smriti means what is remembered. They contain the ancient [...]
The Bhagavad-Gita contains the essence of Indian teaching about the duties of life as well as spiritual obligations. It emphasizes on the importance of knowledge, charity, penance and worship. It is referred as the song of the divine one, the Krishna. Commonly called as the Gita, it is mainly the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna [...]
In the period of the Epics which succeeded the period of the Upanisads, the Ramayana and the Mahabharat, philosophical doctrines were presented in the form of stories and parables. The Avatars or the incarnations of Vishnu, assume a prominent place in the Epics and the Puranas. The Ramayana is a Sanskrit epic by Valmiki, based [...]
The Upanisads being diverse in character and outlook recognize the intuition rather than reason as a path to ultimate truth. Even though there are supposed to be 108 or more Upanishads, twelve of them are recognized as the principal units. The Isa Upanisad emphasizes on the fact that this world is enveloped by the Supreme. [...]
The earliest literary creations were the Rig-Veda, the Sama Veda, the Yajur Veda and the Atharva Veda. The Vedas had the Mantras or the hymns, the Brahmanas or the ritual and the ceremonies, the Aranyakas or the forest speculations and the philosophical Upanisads. The Rig-Veda hymns were regarded as the outpourings of child-like nature worship. [...]
Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani on Tuesday announced that the BJP would support the Telangana Bill if it is introduced during the winter session of the Parliament.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani on Tuesday announced that the BJP would support the Telangana Bill if it is introduced during the winter session of the Parliament. Addressing a road show in Adilabad as part of his nation-wide Jana Chaitanya Yatra against corruption which entered Andhra Pradesh here on Tuesday, Advani criticised the UPA [...]
Known as “Santana Dharma” in Sanskrit, the Hinduism is the world’s oldest organized and most profound religion. It is the everlasting religion which was founded, exists and flourishes in India. It is not founded by a single leader and does not have a starting point in the history. It aims to explore the truth behind [...]
The Coal Production in Singareni Collieries Limited and schools and colleges in the Telangana region which were hit due to the ‘Sakalu Janula Samme’ (General Strike) in support of separate Telangana state, resumed its operations.
The workers in Singareni and the teachers decided to resume the duties after the latter said it had postponed its stir after getting concerned on the future of the students. Coal workers in 50 mines spread over four districts of Telangana returned to work after unions decided to ‘temporarily’ call off their strike around midnight [...]