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.A Hindu (About this sound pronunciation , Devanagari: हिन्दू) is an adherent of Hinduism, a set of religious, philosophical and cultural systems that originated in the Indian subcontinent.^ Jump to: navigation , search Hinduism is Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent.
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^ Hindu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Hindu (pronunciation (help · info), Devanagari: हिन्दू) is an adherent of Hinduism, a set of religious, philosophical and cultural systems that originated in the ...
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^ Hinduism , a religious tradition of Indian origin, comprising the beliefs and practices of Hindus.
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.The vast body of Hindu scriptures, divided into Śruti ("revealed") and Smriti ("remembered"), lay the foundation of Hindu beliefs, which primarily include dhárma, kárma, ahimsa and saṃsāra.^ The Vedas are the foundational scriptures of the Hindus.
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^ Ahimsa is not consistent with the Hindu scriptures or practice.

^ Hinduism contains a vast body of scriptures.
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.Vedānta and yoga are one of the several core schools of Hindu philosophy, broadly known as the Sanatan Dharm (Hindi: सनातन धर्म).^ The school known as Vedānta has been the standard form of intellectual Hinduism.
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^ Vedānta and yoga are one of the several core schools of Hindu philosophy, broadly known as the Sanatan Dharm (Hindi: सनातन धर्म).
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^ Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma, and Vaidika-Dharma) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the revealed knowledge of the Veda and the direct descendant of the Vedic religion.

.Hinduism is regarded as the oldest of the world's major religions[1] and Hindu mythology and philosophy have had a profound impact in many parts of the world, especially southern and South East Asia.^ She is an expert on Hindu narratives of agriculture and religion and nature in South Asia.
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^ The major world religions Om Sakthi!
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^ This has given rise to the major world religions.
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.With more than a billion adherents, Hinduism is the world's third largest religion.^ Not a religion but I'm more spiritual than religious!
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^ Of course, there's more to religion than that.
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^ It has become the largest of the world's religions.

.The vast majority of Hindus, approximately 1 billion, live in India.^ Vast majority of Hindus, approximately 1 billion, live in India.
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^ A vast majority of the population were Hindus.
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^ The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayan a, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.

[2] .Other countries with large Hindu populations can be found in various parts of the world.^ Other countries with a significant Hindu population include: .

^ Sikhs are an enterprising lot and large numbers of them can be found in other parts of India and the world.

^ There are also Hindus in other countries.
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One example is Nepal.

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.The word Hindu first appeared in the Old Persian language and most likely was derived from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.^ The word Hindu first appeared in the Old Persian language which most likely was derived from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.
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^ The word 'Hindu' is thought to have derived from the 'Sindu (Indus) River' which is known as Hindu in Persian.
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^ The Persians pronounced the word Sindhu as Hindu, and named the Aryan's Hindus.

[3] .In Persian literature the word Hindu-E-Falak is found.^ The word Hindu is a Persian word that means: .

^ The history of Hinduism is intimately entwined with the complex history of India (the word hindu comes from the Persian name for the river Indus).
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^ This Sindu became Hindu among Persians/ Iranian and to Indus among Greeks and English, so te word itself is not at all Indo-Aryan origin.
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.The usage of the word Hindu was further popularized by the Arabic term al-Hind referring to the land of the people who live across river Indus.^ The word Hindu is derived from the River Sindhu, or Indus.
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^ The word Hindu is a Sanskrit word referring to the Indus River.
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^ The geographical term was Al-Hind, and the people of the land east of the Indus were therefore called Hindus.
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[4] .By the 13th century, Hindustān emerged as a popular alternative name of India, meaning the "land of Hindus".[5] 'Hindus' came to be used for people regardless of their religious affiliation and mainly as a geographical term.^ (See Hindu terms for additional meanings.
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^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
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^ Even the name "Hinduism"came late.

.It was only towards the end of the 18th century that the European merchants and colonists referred collectively to the followers of Dharmic religions in Hindustan—which geographically referred to most parts of the northern Indian subcontinent—as Hindus.^ Hinduism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hinduism is the predominant religion [1] of the Indian subcontinent.
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^ I have heard of Jainism only as that is the religion I follow.
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^ For the Hindu, every religion is true if only sincerely and honestly followed."

.Eventually, it came to define a precisely religious identity that includes any person of Indian origin who did not practice Abrahamic religions or religions such as Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism or Buddhism and came to be known as a Hindu, thereby encompassing a wide range of religious beliefs and practices.^ It is common to Hinduism and Jainism as well as Buddhism.
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^ Vivekananda, Buddhism and Jainism were religions in the meaning of...
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^ Question: Where did the Sikh religion originate?
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[6]. .The word 'Hindu' is neither Sanskrit nor Dravidian and did not originate in India, which was known as Bharata.^ The word Hindu itself is of foreign origin.
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^ The origin of this word is from the Sanskrit samsăra.
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^ Origin of the word Hindu .
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.It was not used in Indian writings until the 17th century.^ The West didn't catch up to Islamic science until the 17th-18th centuries and much of that was based on works passed from great Muslim scholars or preserved by them.

^ Between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD, the terms Mahayana and Hinayana were first used in writing, in, for example, the Lotus Sutra.

^ According to champion grappler Matt Furey, Hindu Push Ups have been used for centuries by Indian wrestlers.
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.The term Hindu was originally a secular word meant to describe all inhabitants of India and it acquired religious and communal overtones during British Raj [1].^ The word Hindu itself is of foreign origin.
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^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
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^ Origin of the word Hindu .
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.One of the accepted views is that ism was added to Hindu around 1830 to denote the culture and religion of the high-caste Brahmans in contrast to other religions.^ To me this is just one religion criticizing the others.
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^ No other religion accepts it.
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^ Religion and culture are interchangeable terms in Hinduism.

.The term Hinduism was soon appropriated by the Hindus in India themselves as they tried to establish a national, social and cultural identity opposed to European colonialism in India.^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
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^ Religion and culture are interchangeable terms in Hinduism.

^ Remove Hinduism and India loses its identity.
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The Bhagavad Gītā, a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna before the start of the Kurukshetra war, is one of the foremost Hindu scriptures[7] and is described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and beliefs.
^ It is a poem describing a conversation between a warrior Arjuna and the God Krishna.

^ In the Bhagavad-Gītā Hinduism comes closest to possessing a universal scripture.
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^ Krishna's advice to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra was recorded in the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most cherished of Hindu scriptures.
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.The roots of the diverse set of religious beliefs, traditions and philosophy of Hindus were laid during the Vedic age which originated in India between 2000 and 1500 BC.[9] The ancient Vedic religion is considered by most scholars as the predecessor of the modern religion of Hindus[10] and it has had a profound impact on India's history, culture and philosophy.^ Most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic religions.
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^ Only 10% consider science and religious belief to be completely incompatible.

^ Origin Of Religion - The ancient foundations of religious belief: Polytheism, pantheism and monotheism.
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[11] .The Vedas are the oldest sacred books of Hinduism and lay the foundation of several schools of Hindu thought.^ The very first sacred books of Hinduism are called Vedas.
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^ The Vedas are the foundational scriptures of the Hindus.
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^ Each school has a canon of sacred books.
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[12] .The Upanishads refers to those scriptures which form the core teachings of the Vedānta philosophy.^ Taken together, these elements form a collection of teachings dating back to the time of the Apostles that could also be referred to as "the teaching of Christ."
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^ As Hinduism was taking form in the Upanishads, it began to teach the doctrine of the identity of the individual self, the Atman, and of the universal self, Brahman as Atman.
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^ History Adherents Beliefs Deities Practices Scriptures Taoist symbols and images Relations with other religions and philosophies See also References External links .
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[13] .Adi Shankara's commentaries on the Upanishads led to the rise of Advaita Vedanta, the most influential sub-school of Vedanta.^ While Vedanta has been the most influential philosophy among the intellectuals of India, the majority of common Hindu men and women are henotheistic or theistic, and worship incarnations of gods and local deities.

^ One of the most influential was Umasvati Acarya, whose commentary is dated somewhere after the third century A.D., and accepted by all orthodox Jains.
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^ Confucius studied it intensively and most of the commentaries on the text which make up the later strata of the book go back to his school.
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.Hinduism consists of several sects and denominations, of which Vaishnavism and Shaivism are by far the most popular.^ This is the way most popular with most Hindus.

^ The ultimate spiritual authority is the Adi Granth, consisting of hymns by the ten Sikh gurus (Hindi for teachers) and Hindu and Muslim devotional poetry in several languages.

^ This amalgamation of the two recognised principal deities Vishnu and Shiva was undertaken to ease out the dualism in the Hindu religion due to the existence of the two principal sects Vaishnavism (worshippers of Vishnu) and Shaivism (worshippers of Shiva) who were frequently at loggerheads with each other.
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[14] .Other aspects include folk and conservative Vedic Hinduism.^ Other Hindu gods include: .

^ Some of these sects derived from the Brahmanical tradition (see Hinduism ), while others opposed the Vedic and Upanishadic ideas of that tradition.
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^ Strictly speaking, most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic ; they recognize a single deity, and recognizes other gods and goddesses as facets, forms, manifestations, or aspects of that supreme God.

.Since the 18th century, Hinduism has accommodated a host of new religious and reform movements, with Arya Samaj being one of the most notable Hindu revivalist organizations.^ Arya Samaj - - New religious movements .
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^ Hindu reform movements - - - Brahmo Samaj .
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^ New Religious Movements in the 21 st Century .
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.Due to the wide diversity in the beliefs, practices and traditions encompassed by Hinduism, there is no universally accepted definition on who a Hindu is, or even agreement on whether term Hinduism represents a religious, cultural or socio-political entity.^ There is no "who" in awareness.
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^ The Sikhs were conceived as a political entity, there is no doubt about it.
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^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
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In 1995, Chief Justice P. B. Gajendragadkar was quoted in an Indian Supreme Court ruling:[15]
When we think of the Hindu religion, unlike other religions in the world, the Hindu religion does not claim any one prophet; it does not worship any one god; it does not subscribe to any one dogma; it does not believe in any one philosophic concept; it does not follow any one set of religious rites or performances; in fact, it does not appear to satisfy the narrow traditional features of any religion or creed. .It may broadly be described as a way of life and nothing more.^ Religion is also often described as a "way of life".

^ Conclusion: ---------- By performing these twelve vows, a lay follower may live a righteous life and advance towards a fuller and more perfect life, and conquer desire.
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^ It may be an expression for life perceived as higher, more complex or more integrated with one's worldview, as contrasted with the merely sensual.

.Thus some scholars argue that the Hinduism is not a religion per se but rather a reification of a diverse set of traditions and practices by scholars who constituted a unified system and arbitrarily labeled it Hinduism.^ Some argue that Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion.

^ Hinduism is characterized by a diverse array of belief systems, practices and scriptures .

^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
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[16] .The usage may also have been necessitated by the desire to distinguish between "Hindus" and followers of other religions during the periodic census undertaken by the colonial British government in India.^ Jainism and other religions - Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism .
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^ During this period the number of followers grew.
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^ Q: What was the difference between christianity and other religions?
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.Other scholars, while seeing Hinduism as a 19th century construct, view Hinduism as a response to British colonialism by Indian nationalists who forged a unified tradition centered on oral and written Sanskrit texts adopted as scriptures.^ The new scriptures were first written in Sanskrit.

^ Hindu scripture is overwhelmingly written in Sanskrit.

^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
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  • follow any of the Hindu schools of philosophy, such as Advaita (non-dualism), Vishishtadvaita (non-dualism of the qualified whole), Dvaita (dualism), Dvaitadvaita (dualism with non-dualism), etc.^ Lindajean said: "You have not answered my question about other non-material experiences such as love, compassion, etc."
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    ^ Brahman is understood either as impersonal brahmajyoti in schools of Advaita Vedanta, person Bhagavan Visnu/Krsna in Dvaita Vedanta, or both in Acintya-bhedabheda-tattva philosophy of Gaudiya Vaisnava Vedanta.
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    ^ S.ad.darshana , the "Six Schools" or "Six Doctrines" of "orthodox" Indian philosophy are the schools that accept the authority of the Vedas and thus religiously are considered part of Hinduism.
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  • follow a tradition centered on any particular form of the Divine, such as Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism, etc.^ The followers of Sikhism don't worship an anthropomorphic God as such, looking to the Universe itself for divinity instead.
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    ^ Certain distinctions need to be made here between the particularized expressions of religion identified with institutional or denominational forms of religion and those broader worldviews that animate such expressions.
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    ^ There are so many varieties: following the breath, paying attention to whatever arises, focusing on something particular (like a prayer), Tonglen, etc.
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In 1995, while considering the question "who are Hindus and what are the broad features of Hindu religion", the Supreme Court of India highlighted Bal Gangadhar Tilak's formulation of Hinduism's defining features:[15]
Acceptance of the .Vedas with reverence; recognition of the fact that the means or ways to salvation are diverse; and the realization of the truth that the number of gods to be worshipped is large, that indeed is the distinguishing feature of Hindu religion.^ The Truth about God and religions .
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^ Not all of these Gods are worshiped by all Hindus.
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^ Hinduism is a religion with various Gods and Goddesses.
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.Some thinkers have attempted to distinguish between the concept of Hinduism as a religion, and a Hindu as a member of a nationalist or socio-political class.^ Hindu philosophicals concepts in some ways.
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^ We ought to distinguish between concepts and instantiations .

^ A fairly recent religion, Sikhism is an attempt to harmonize two of the world's greater religions, Hinduism and Islam.
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Veer Savarkar in his influential pamphlet "Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?" considered geographical unity, common culture and common race to be the defining qualities of Hindus; thus a Hindu was a person who saw India "as his Fatherland as well as his Holy land, that is, the cradle land of his religion".[21] This conceptualization of Hinduism, has led to establishment of Hindutva as the dominant force in Hindu nationalism over the last century.[22]

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The Mother Temple of Besakih in Bali, Indonesia
The Tirupati Temple is one of the most famed hindu temples in India
.Hinduism, its religious doctrines, traditions and observances are very typical and inextricably linked to the culture and demographics of India.^ He teaches courses in the Hindu religious tradition.
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^ Religious and philosophical traditions - Practical Hinduism .
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^ The two modes of thought represented by Nasr and Berry are both so significant that they reach well beyond conventional boundaries of separate religious and cultural traditions.

.Hinduism has one of the most ethnically diverse bodies of adherents in the world.^ Hinduism is one of the oldest of the world's religions.
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^ Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial and tribal groups, it is quite likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet.
  • SocioSite: SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.sociosite.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Hindu religion is the only one of the world's great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths.
  • Hinduism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is hard to classify Hinduism as a religion because the framework, symbols, leaders and books of reference that make up a typical religion are not uniquely identified in the case of Hinduism.^ In any case, Hinduism is not a strictly monotheistic religion.
  • http://www.buddhiwadi.org/myth.htm 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.buddhiwadi.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hindu religion as a sort of comic book religion.

^ Bansi Pandit has an excellent grasp of the depth and breadth of Hinduism and his style is readable, making Explore Hinduism simple and undaunting for those approaching this religion for the first time.
  • Hindu Dharma by Bansi Pandit 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.ikashmir.net [Source type: General]

.Hinduism is almost 4,000 years old.^ In spite of signals from the Vatican discouraging even discussions of obligatory celibacy for Catholic priests, the almost 1,000-year-old rule is under the microscope.
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^ The wise call it by many names," she says, quoting the Vedas, the 6,000-year-old texts that form the basis of the faith.
  • USATODAY.com - Hindu lite 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ J AINISM emerged more than 2,000 years ago (around the same time as Buddhism) out of an effort to reform the Hindu religion.
  • 3e. Jainism and Sikhism [Beyond Books - Culture and Geography] 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC beyondbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most commonly it can be seen as a "way of life" which gives rise to many other civilized forms of religions.^ Most other atheists are not members of any religions.
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^ Most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic religions.
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^ Many call it "A way of life."
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

.Large tribes and communities indigenous to India are closely linked to the synthesis and formation of Hindu civilization.^ The formation of large-scale Muslim community.

^ Hindi has close historical and cultural links with Sanskrit, the classical language of Hinduism, and is written (from left to right) in Devanagari script.
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^ This is because no great man from tribals origin of India had ever tried to write or did original research to claim that Hindu religion is born out of their tribal indigenous faith.
  • Tripura Society's Website, Independant, and Aunthentic Information & Views About Tripura 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC tripurasociety.org [Source type: Original source]

.People of East Asian roots living in the states of north eastern India and Nepal were also a part of the earliest Hindu civilization.^ The roots of Hinduism can be traced to this civilization.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ANARCHISM IS USUALLY CONSIDERED a recent, Western phenomenon, but its roots reach deep in the ancient civilizations of the East.
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^ And finally, sensitive Christian outreach to Hindus has demonstrated that Jesus Christ can free people from the domination of demons and bondage that often is an integral part of Hinduism outside of textbooks.
  • Witnessing to Hindus - EffectiveEvangelism.com 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

.Immigration and settlement of people from Central Asia and people of Indo-Greek heritage have brought their own influence on Hindu society.^ Needless to say that modern day leaders of Independent India have increased the divisions in Hindu society for their own political gains.
  • Hinduism- Frequnetly asked questions 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.gatewayforindia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Credit is not to be taken, it will be awarded when the people realize that it was the subtle influence of the leader that brought them success.

^ Under his influence, Gandhara, a Buddhist settlement, flourished and created a distinctive Graeco-Buddhist art form, which affected the arts in Central Asia and eastward in the first four centuries of our era, which is to be discussed later.
  • Buddhism and Its Spread Along the Silk Road 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.silk-road.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The roots of Hinduism in southern India, and amongst tribal and indigenous communities is just as ancient and fundamentally contributive to the foundations of the religious and philosophical system.^ It is rooted in an array of philosophical systems.
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^ Religious and philosophical traditions - Practical Hinduism .
  • Hinduism (religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ancient Hindu India was destroyed.
  • Hinduism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Ancient Hindu kingdoms arose and spread the religion and traditions across South East Asia, particularly Thailand, Nepal, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, and what is now central Vietnam.^ Theravada Buddhism , the school of Buddhism found in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar & in part, Indonesia, Vietnam & Malaysia.

^ She is an expert on Hindu narratives of agriculture and religion and nature in South Asia.
  • Hinduism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The areas which eventually choose Buddhism are Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
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.A form of Hinduism particularly different from Indian roots and traditions is practiced in Bali, Indonesia, where Hindus form 90% of the population.^ Hinduism , a religious tradition of Indian origin, comprising the beliefs and practices of Hindus.
  • Hinduism - Search View - ninemsn Encarta 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Practical Hinduism - Hinduism and other traditions .
  • Hinduism (religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hindu practice and tradition .
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.Indian migrants have taken Hinduism and Hindu culture to South Africa, Fiji, Mauritius and other countries in and around the Indian Ocean, and in the nations of the West Indies and the Caribbean.^ Hindu Resources Hinduism without Indian Culture?
  • Beliefnet Presents a Comprehensive Look in to Hinduism: Beliefs and Practices - Beliefnet.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ As well, there are large populations of Hindus in Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Suriname, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tabago, and Bhutan.
  • Witnessing to Hindus - EffectiveEvangelism.com 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Nepal, and countries with large Hindu diaspora such as Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, the UK, Mauritius and Fiji.

Hindu ceremonies, observances and pilgrimages

.Hinduism is also very diverse in the religious ceremonies performed by its adherents for different periods and events in life, and for death.^ Hindus believe in life after death.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Monastic and religious life (Hinduism) .
  • Home page of Hinduism pathfinder 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.albany.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ "I had reached a critical stage in the illness and was hovering between life and death - I was aware of being involved in an intense and very real struggle for my life," she told The Telegraph.

.Principal Festivity of the Hindus also vary from region to region which include Diwali, Shivratri, Ram Navami, Janmashtmi, Ganapati, Durgapuja, Holi, Navaratri, etc.^ The Center also celebrates Hindu religious festivals such as Diwali and Holi.

^ The Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is an excellent place to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, since approximately 43 percent of the population is of Indian descent.
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^ The Hindu Festival of Colors, also known as Holi or Phagwah, is celebrated in India on the first three days after the first full moon in early March (the date varies with the Hindu calendar).
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.Many Hindus make pilgrimages to the holy shrines (known as tirthas).^ Hindus have many holy places.
  • Hinduism 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.qcc.cuny.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Hindu faithful make pilgrimage to honor...
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^ At the shrine, Hindus make offerings to a murti.

.Hindu holy shrines include Mount Kailash, Amarnath, Vaishno Devi, Rameshwaram, and Kedarnath.^ Convert Currency ADD TO SHOPPING CART Kailash Mansarovar: Diary of a Pilgrim by Nilesh D Nathwani This profusely illustrated travelogue is is the gripping story of a Hindu pilgrims's trek to the sacred Mount Kailash and the holy Lake Mansarovar in Tibet.

^ Some of the Hindu aspects of God include Devi, Vishnu, Ganesh, Krishna and Siva.

^ Other texts considered important by today's Hindus include the Devi Mahatmya, an ode to Devi, the Divine Mother, and the Yoga Sutras, a key meditative yoga text of Shri Patanjali.

.Prominent Hindu holy cities include Varanasi (Benaras), Kathmandu (Nepal), Tirupati, Haridwar, Nashik, Ujjain, Dwarka, Puri, Prayaga, Mathura, Mayapur and Ayodhya.^ For example, Hindu tradition regards seven cities as holy: Varanasi (sacred to Shiva); Hardwar (where the River Ganges widens into a plain); Mathura (where Krishna is believed to have grown up); Ayodhya (believed by devotees to be the birthplace of Rama); Kanchipuram (associated with the Hindu philosopher Shankara); Ujjain (site of the temple of Mahakala); and Puri (associated with the later life of Krishna).
  • Hinduism - Search View - ninemsn Encarta 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Countries with Hindu majorities include Bali, India, Mauritius and Nepal, though countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas have sizable minorities of practicing Hindus.
  • Hindu Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Gautama preaches his first sermon at Sarnath, about 5 miles (8km) north of the sacred Hindu city of Varanasi.
  • History of BUDDHISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.historyworld.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Goddess Durga's holy shrine in Vaishno Devi attracts thousands of devotees every year.^ Every other year this holy man travels around the world sharing the light of Buddhism, and he had paused in Southern California to make a series of loving lectures .

^ Anti-abortion rights activists who equate global oral contraceptives to chemical abortion are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths of unborn children, every year.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its great centre was Jerusalem, the "Holy City", whither repaired in hundreds of thousands Jews of every part of the world, anxious to celebrate the yearly festivals in the "City of the Great King".
  • Judaism - Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.catholic.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hundreds of millions of Hindus annually visit holy rivers such as the Ganges ("Ganga" in Sanskrit) and temples near them, wash and bathe themselves to purify their sins.^ Bathing in sacred rivers (notably the Ganga i.e.
  • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]
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^ Vaisakhi/Indian Solar New Year--Hindus ritually bathe in the Ganges River to purify themselves.

^ Many Hindus try to bathe in the River Ganges, as it is said to wash away sins.

.The Kumbha Mela (the Great Fair) is a gathering of between 10 to 20 million Hindus upon the banks of the holy rivers at Allahabad (Prayag), Ujjain, Nashik, as periodically ordained in different parts of India by Hinduism's priestly leadership.^ Corinthians 10:20 This is Kali, one of the millions of gods of Hinduism.

^ Hinduism prides itself on its tolerance of many different approaches to religion, and, consequently, there is a great amount of diversity in beliefs and practices.
  • Witnessing to Hindus - EffectiveEvangelism.com 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Koenraad Elst quotes Professor K.S. Lal's "Growth of Muslim population in India", who writes that according to his calculations, the Hindu population decreased by 8O MILLION between the year 1000 and 1525.
  • India, Hindus, Hinduism - The Peace FAQ 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.peacefaq.com [Source type: Original source]

The most famous is at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh which is known as "Sangam".
Pashupatinath Temple panorama of the Pashupatinath Temple from the other bank of Bagmati river, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Initiation

Sixteen sanskars (rituals)

A young Nepali Hindu devotee during a traditional prayer ceremony at Kathmandu's Durbar Square.
.These are various rituals necessary within a life of Hindu.^ These changes had far-reaching effects in narrowing the breach between Buddhism and Hinduism but at the cost of departing from the essence of the way of life that Buddha established.
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^ Hence, all sorts of religious faiths, various forms of worship or Sadhana, diverse kinds of rituals and customs, have found their honourable place side by side within Hinduism, and are cultured and developed in harmonious relationship with one another.
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^ The nature of the individual Christian's obedience and quality of life was generally left to private judgment within these parameters.
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.These samskaram are applied during different phases of life.^ These are a means of giving formal expression to the Buddhist ideals of symmetry, form and sense in life: the Sanskrit word tantra meaning system or model is applied.
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^ Gradually, these people adopted the life style prevalent in India and that is how, it is a country made up of different kinds of people and in real sense, it is a melting pot.
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^ These four denominations share rituals, beliefs, and traditions, but each denomination has a different philosophy on how to achieve life's ultimate goal.
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These are:
  1. Garbhadhan Sanskar (Conception)
  2. Punsavan Sanskar (Protection)
  3. Simantanayan Sanskar (Bringing Happiness to mother)
  4. Jatakarm Sanskar (Child Birth)
  5. Namakaran Sanskar (Naming of Child)
  6. Nishkraman Sanskar (First outdoor visit)
  7. Annaprashan Sanskar (First food feeding)
  8. Chudkaram Sanskar (Haircutting)
  9. Karnavedh Sanskar (Ear piercing)
  10. Upnayan (Sacred thread wearing)
  11. Vedarambh Sanskar (Study starting)
  12. Samavartna Sanskar (Education completion)
  13. Vivah Sanskar (Marriage)
  14. Vanprasth Sanskar (Preparation for renouncing)
  15. Sanyas Sanskar (Renouncing)
  16. Antyesti Sanskar (Funeral)
.Some Hindus may perform initiation ceremonies like Upanayana or Janoy or 'Bratabandha'. These ceremonies have variants depending on the caste, the culture and the region.^ These vary from region to region.
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^ Some of these questions may s...
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^ Handscrolls vary considerably in length; although some are quite short, others may extend to over 70 feet in length (see scroll diagram ).
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.In a ceremony administered by a priest, a coir string, known as Janoy, Poonool (lit.^ Fire ceremony (homam) - The sacred fire is lit and the priests chant sacred mantras offering oblations to various gods to make the marriage a success and bless the couple.
  • The Hindu Marriage, Past and Present 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwebsite.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no priest to conduct the ceremony, because there is no concept of a sacrament, in the sense of a visible sign of God's saving intervention that needs to be administered by a hierarchy.

."flower thread, "Tamil), janivara (Kannada, Marathi), is hung from around a young boy's left shoulder to his right waist line for Brahmins and from right shoulders to left waistline by Kshatriyas.^ Do you go around from the left, and I will go from the right."
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^ The young Har Gobind took the seat of his father with two swords tied around his waist, one to symbolise spiritual power and the other for temporal.

^ As he walks round the pyre, his sacred thread, which usually hangs from the left shoulder, has been reversed to hang from the right.
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.The ceremony varies from region to community, and includes reading from the Vedas and special Mantras and Slokas.^ Bochasanwasi Shree Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is a socio-spiritual religious community with its roots in the Vedas and in the Gujarat region of India.
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^ Geographically, Taoism flourishes best in regions populated by Chinese people: inland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and various Chinese diaspora communities.

^ Hindu death rituals in all traditions follow a fairly uniform pattern drawn from the Vedas, with variations according to sect, region, caste and family tradition.
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Religion for the common Hindu

.
The Vaishnavite sect of Hinduism considers Vishnu to be the Supreme Ishvara (God) and Ātman (soul).
^ It was a development of the Hindu Vaisnava Bhakti movement (a devotional movement among followers of the god Vishnu) that began in Tami l country and was introduced to the north by Ramanuja.
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^ 'The Hindu can see God in stone and water, fire, air and ether, and inside his own soul,' the book says.

^ For the Hindu, God is the one supreme universal spirit that underlies all human, animal and material life, and towards which all religious feelings and theology strive.

Shown here is an icon of Vishnu at the Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
.By tradition, the distinction between "believer" and "unbeliever" (Nastika) was simply whether the person, in principle, accepted the authority of the Vedas.^ The Jains do not accept the authority of the Vedas.
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^ The religious person must always believe and accept what is taught by their religious authorities .
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^ Traditionally, there has been a sharp distinction between Buddhism and what is today called " Hinduism "; this distinction is more accurately between Astika and Nastika philosophies, that is, philosophies in India which either affirmed the Vedas as divinely revealed scriptures or else regarded them as fallible human inventions.

.Such acceptance was in many cases a matter of common terminology and purely nominal, detached from the actual text of the Vedas.^ In the orthodox view, among such texts, the Vedas and the Upanishads are the foremost in authority, importance and antiquity.
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^ The truth of the matter is, most of the common people on the street have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the validity of science and rationality and [rational] atheistic spokespersons such as Dawkins et.
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^ Many of the poems describe experiences common to all people, such as: love, work, and war.
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.Consequently, wildly different belief systems coexist (including atheistic, polytheistic, monotheistic, among others) within the community of "believers" and, for the common Hindu, the connection to the Vedas is mostly through certain chants that are performed at various ceremonies.^ The Vedas are mostly a collection of ritualistic hymns to various Hindu gods.

^ The fourth belief common to Hinduism is .

^ The second belief common to Hinduism is .

.The Puranas are a wide collection of religious treatises, biographies and stories on the historical, mythological and religious characters in Hindu folklore, classic literature and sacred scriptures.^ The most ancient sacred literature of the Hindus.
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^ Hindu scriptures and sacred texts .

^ Myths & Legends of India presents a rich and dazzling collection of 46 tales taken from the sacred books of Hinduism - from the ancient hymns of the Vedas to the Ramayana and Mahabharata epics and on to the later Laws of Manu and the Puranas .

.They are often the source of popular Hindu folk tales and religious lessons and thus play a much bigger role in the emotional/spiritual dimension of the common Hindu's life.^ Thus they have a quasi-religious sanction.
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^ Monastic and religious life (Hinduism) .
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^ Their religious source is Hinduism.
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.Yoga is an important connection for a Hindu to his religious and historical heritage.^ Hindu Mythology: Encyclopedia II - History of Hinduism - Hindu Mythology Apart from religious philosophy, mysticism and spiritualism and tales of superhuman heroes and events, Hindu mythology has a strong historical nature and character.

^ Hinduism does not attach the same religious significance to historical events that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam do.
  • Hinduism - Search View - ninemsn Encarta 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC au.encarta.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eight Immortals a group of legendary, semi-historical figures important in both religious Taoism and popular religion .
  • Taoism and the Arts of China (Art Institute of Chicago) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.artic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The art of spiritual and physical exercises are a distinguished native tradition pursued by millions of Hindus worldwide.^ It is a spiritual exercise to get the Hindu in union with Brahman.

^ Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; also known as Sanātana Dharma, and Vaidika-Dharma) is a worldwide religious tradition that is based on the revealed knowledge of the Veda and the direct descendant of the Vedic religion.

^ A convert to Catholicism, Turkish-born Meltem Aktas has embraced the art of iconography as part of our ancient spiritual tradition.

.Indian Vedic astrology is important to the conduct of any of life's important events such as marriage, applying for a post or admission, buying a house or starting a new business.^ That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house.
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^ And this is why unpleasant events are "news"; compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are taken for granted and , therefore, largely ignored.
  • Buddhism - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It gives us comfort in times of uncertainty and provides a way to celebrate marriages, births, deaths, and other life-changing events.
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.To millions of Hindus the kundali is an invaluable possession that charts the course of life for a man or a woman from the time of his birth, all ascertained by Vedic mathematics and astrology.^ Not all of their time, of course.
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^ So, too, the Vedas arc said to follow a man-of-Realisation in the sense that all his actions, thoughts and desires are in perfect accord with the principles enunciated in the Vedic textbooks.
  • HINDU TRINITY - Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, RUDRAKSHA SHIVA BEADS/RUDRAKSHAS-SHIVA BEADS 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.rudraksha-ratna.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With all their faith and trust being focused on what they can do to sustain them in difficult times I have to wonder where does their faith in God fit in their daily life?
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.Perhaps the most popular Hindu scripture is the Mahabharata, depicting a civil war within a family that takes on dimensions of the struggle between dharma and adharma.^ This is perhaps the most popular example.
  • Internet Islamic History Sourcebook 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The post- Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayan a, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majority of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.

^ We take for granted the most valuable things in our life; the love from our families and friends, the roof over our heads, and even the air we breathe.
  • Free Buddhism Essays 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.123helpme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Krishna's discourse to the warrior prince Arjuna, known as the Bhagavad Gita and contained in the Mahabharata, is the guide book on life for the common Hindu.^ Within the Mahabharata is a dialogue between the teacher, Krishna, and his disciple, Arjuna, a dialogue known as Bhagavad Gita .
  • Ackland Art Museum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.ackland.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The best known is the Bhagavad Gita, a philosophical conversation between the deity Krishna and the warrior Arjuna.
  • Ohio.com - Spotlight on weeklong Hindu celebration 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.ohio.com [Source type: News]

^ In the Bhagavad-Gita, Arjuna asks Krishna, “Krishna, what is it that makes a man do evil even against his own will under compulsion as it were?” Krishna answers, “The rajo-guna has two faces, rage and lust; the ravenous, the deadly.
  • RCRC - Hindu 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.rcrc.org [Source type: Original source]

.For many Hindus the Bhagavad Gita is considered a source of divine guidance and inspiration.^ Many consider Bhagavad Gita as the most important scripture of Hindus.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bhagavad Gita , for Hinduism, describes the detachment of mind that is needed for the yoga (the means of salvation) of doing one's dharma without producing karma thereby.

^ Many pithy source-texts are quoted from the vast ocean of scriptures, including the Vedas, Agamas, Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, bhakti literature, etc.

.Devotional readers apply Krishna's teachings to the personal and worldly contexts of their life.^ It is through Muhammad's personal teachings and actions -- which make up the "way of the Prophet," the Sunnah -- that Muslims discern what is a good and holy life.
  • Islam 101 - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sri Krishna - the most popular incarnation; Krishna's contributions throughout his life include the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna.
  • Hindu Wisdom - Symbolism in Hinduism 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwisdom.info [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a personal testimony to the sacred life and teachings of Krishnamurti, that Gold Light of eternity.

.It is often considered as the main source of religious teaching for Hindu practitioners.^ He teaches courses in the Hindu religious tradition.
  • Hinduism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Their religious source is Hinduism.
  • Khushwant Singh and His Continuing Distortion of Sikhism 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.sikhspectrum.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These efforts at self-explanation have been intended to set Hinduism on a par with other religious traditions and to teach it systematically to Hindu youths.
  • Hinduism (religion) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Similarly, the Ramayana, depicting the life of the prince and king Rama, also plays a big role through its many different versions.^ Rama , Ramachandra, the prince and king of Ayodhya.

^ There are many versions of Ramayana.
  • http://boloji.com/hinduism/036.htm 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boloji.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Ramayana – An epic tale of the adventures of the deity Rama who fights to free his love, Sita, from the hold of Ravan, the King of Ceylon.
  • Hinduism: a guide to U.S. experts and organizations | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: Academic]

.To hundreds of millions of Hindus, Rama is more than just an incarnation of the Supreme, or simply a just king of Ayodhya.^ I will admit that transcience can be more than just that.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But among the Hindus, the Guru, has traditionally been considered to be more than just a tutor.
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^ Rama , Ramachandra, the prince and king of Ayodhya.

.He is the still living, thriving soul and identity of real Hinduism.^ We used to live, and still live, surrounded by Hindus.

^ The essay on the living soul describes how the person who follows the stillness of the inner way does not fear death and therefore cannot be made to do wrong.
  • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fundamental to Hinduism is the belief in a cosmic principle of ultimate reality called Brahman and its identity with the individual soul, or atman .
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.Rama is the image of Hinduism, the Perfect Man, its conscience and undying hope of deliverance.^ According to Hindus, it speaks to the idea that certain spiritual principles hold eternally true, transcending man-made constructs, representing a pure science of consciousness.

^ A perfect man from Punjab awakened the conscience of the Indian people with his message of universal love and humanism.
  • Khushwant Singh and His Continuing Distortion of Sikhism 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.sikhspectrum.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first man was short, and then he evolved into something like the Stone Age man and then reached perfection in Sri Rama.

.The doctrines of moksha by the diligent discharge of personal, social and religious duty is the cornerstone of Hindu society.^ You will also find information on Saivism, gods and goddesses, ethics, social and religious code of conduct, tantras, darshanas and other aspects of Hinduism.
  • Hinduism, Resources, Traditions, History, Scriptures And Philosophy 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduwebsite.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite all the difference of metaphysical doctrines, modes of religious discipline, and forms of ritualistic practices and social habits prevalent in the Hindu society, there is an essential uniformity in the conception of religion, and in the outlook on life and the world, among all sections of Hindus.
  • HINDUISM 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC lakshmi.4mg.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The term Hinduism refers to the religious and social institutions of India.
  • Hinduism and Christianity: Hindu Teaching or the Bible? 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

.By following one's duty (Swa-Dharma) one gains merit and, when the process is completed, union with the Godhead and cessation of the cycle of birth and death.^ In this process of birth and death the individual is maintained.
  • HINDU TRINITY - Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, RUDRAKSHA SHIVA BEADS/RUDRAKSHAS-SHIVA BEADS 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.rudraksha-ratna.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are countless cycles of births and deaths.

^ If one fails here, one has to go through the cycle of birth and death.
  • Introduction to Sikhism - Section II: God and His Universe 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.gurmat.info [Source type: Original source]

.Dereliction of duty will result in all sorts of misfortunes, including birth into a lower level in the social hierarchy.^ The social vision of Buddhism is to unite the entire cosmos and all beings within it into one harmonious whole.
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^ They both result from a social hierarchy that allows, if not encourages, the abuse or destruction of anything or anyone who is low status.
  • Everything Is Connected: Philosophy--Deep Ecology, Ecofeminism, Pantheism, Taoism, Agnosticism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.everything-is-connected.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I included this question because I am a woman, and I love Sikhism because it specifically states that all people, regardless of caste, social standing, gender, age, race, etc...
  • Sikhism - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 8 January 2010 6:58 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: Original source]

.This is a strong motivation to stick to the right path of human nature.^ Which one is right about human nature?
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Euro-American culture upholds the natural human rights of all citizens regardless of race, sex, religion, and ethnicity.
  • Omdurman.org: exposing Islamic Supremacist and Palestinian terror 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.omdurman.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many of these Christian groups have been strong allies in my human rights/anti-Islamist efforts.
  • All Comments - Hindu Currents 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinducurrents.com [Source type: Original source]

.Commonly this swa-dharma or varna is misunderstood as caste, the class identity in Hindu society.^ The caste of merchants and tradesmen in Hindu society.
  • Glossary of Terms at Kamat's Potpourri 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.kamat.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hindu communities are organized in part by caste (as well as class, which is more of an economic than a religious categorization) and in part by sectarian affiliation.
  • Hinduism Origins, Hinduism History, Hinduism Beliefs 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.patheos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They also created a caste system to keep different segments of society separate and to prevent the mingling of people, and maintaining the priestly and warrior class.
  • History of Buddhism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.truthnet.org [Source type: Original source]

.Varna is determined by a soul's karma, while Jat or caste is determined by birth and is not necessarily in a person's nature.^ Karma or previous actions of a being are the factors that determine the condition into which a person, after his death and subsequent stay in heaven or hell, is reborn in one form or another.

^ Hindus follow a strict caste system which determines the standing of each person.
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^ I believe that the soul reincarnates, evolving through many births until all karma have been resolved, and moksha, spiritual knowledge and liberation from the cycle of rebirth, is attained.

.So it is important for a person to follow their true nature and seek to do their duty in life.^ Dharma – “The way that man should follow in order to fulfill his true nature and carry out his moral and social responsibilities.” Burtt, p.

^ A person of noble character follows the laws of nature to ride on the transformation of Breaths, and thus makes an excursion into the infinite.
  • Religion Universe: Taoism, UNDERSTANDING of DAO and ESTABLISHING of VIRTUE 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.religion-religions.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Theism is the belief in a personal God who is interested in the minute details of daily life and who intervenes in the workings of nature through miracles.
  • Dogmatic Atheism and Scientific Ignorance 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.deism.com [Source type: Original source]

Notes

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Almanac 2008 - By Inc NetLibrary, inc Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. ^ CIA World Factbook - India Demographics 80.5% of 1.166 billion Indians are Hindus
  3. ^ "India", Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, 2100a.d. Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ Thapar, R. 1993. Interpreting Early India. Delhi: Oxford University Press. p. 77
  5. ^ Thompson Platts, John. A dictionary of urdu , classical Hindī, and English. W.H. Allen & Co., Oxford University 1884. 
  6. ^ a b Gavin, Flood. "Hare Krishna: Hinduism, Vaisnavism, and ISKCON: Authentic Traditions or Scholarly Constructions?". Cults and Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001. http://www.icsahome.com/infoserv_articles/flood_gavin_hinduismvaisismandiskcon.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  7. ^ Pandit, Bansi. Explore Hinduism. p. 27
  8. ^ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; On The Bhagavad Gita; A New Translation and Commentary With Sanskrit Text Chapters 1 to 6, Preface p. 9
  9. ^ N. Siegel, Paul. The meek and the militant: religion and power across the world. Zed Books, 1987. ISBN 0862323495, 9780862323493. 
  10. ^ Hoiberg, Dale. Students' Britannica India. Popular Prakashan, 2000. ISBN 0852297602, 9780852297605. 
  11. ^ Gupta, Om. Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gyan Publishing House, 2006. ISBN 8182053897, 9788182053892. 
  12. ^ see e.g. Radhakrishnan & Moore 1957, p. 3; Witzel, Michael, "Vedas and Upaniṣads", in: Flood 2003, p. 68
  13. ^ Brodd, Jefferey (2003). World Religions. Winona, MN: Saint Mary's Press. ISBN 978-0-88489-725-5. 
  14. ^ Adherents.com Hinduism
  15. ^ a b Supreme Court of India, "Bramchari Sidheswar Shai and others Versus State of West Bengal", 1995.
  16. ^ Frykenberg, Robert. "The emergence of modern 'Hinduism' as a concept and as an Institution: A reappraisal with special reference to South India" in Hinduism reconsidered, Manohar, Delhi, 1989. ISBN 8-17-304385-X
  17. ^ Hardy, F. "A radical assessment of the Vedic heritage" in Representing Hinduism: The Construction of Religious and National Identity, Sage Publ., Delhi, 1995.
  18. ^ Muller, F. Max. Six Systems of Indian Philosophy; Samkhya and Yoga; Naya and Vaiseshika. 1899. This classic work helped to establish the major classification systems as we know them today. Reprint edition: (Kessinger Publishing: February 2003) ISBN 978-0766142961.
  19. ^ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore. A Source Book in Indian Philosophy. (Princeton University Press; 1957) Princeton paperback 12th edition, 1989. ISBN 0691019584.
  20. ^ Swami Tattwananda. .Vaisnava Sects, Saiva Sects, Mother Worship.^ Vaishnava Agamas - worship God as Lord Vishnu Saiva Agamas - worship God as Lord Siva Sakti Agamas - worship God as Mother Goddess.
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    (Firma KLM Private Ltd.: Calcutta, 1984). This work gives an overview of many different subsets of the three main religious groups in India.
  21. ^ Savarkar, V. K. Hindutva, Hindi Sahitya Sadan, 2003. ISBN 8-18-838825-4
  22. ^ Ram-Prasad, C. "Contemporary political Hinduism" in Blackwell companion to Hinduism, Blackwell Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-631-21535-2

References

  • Flood, Gavin (Editor) (2003). The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism. .Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd..^ Malden, MA and Cambridge: Blackwell, 111–117.
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    ^ Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers] .

    ^ Malden, MA: Blackwell: 305-29.
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    ISBN 1-4051-3251-5.
     
  • Radhakrishnan, S.; Moore, CA (1967). .A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy.^ A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy , Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ.

    Princeton. ISBN 0-691-01958-4.
     
  • Tattwananda, Swami (1984). .Vaisnava Sects, Saiva Sects, Mother Worship.^ Vaishnava Agamas - worship God as Lord Vishnu Saiva Agamas - worship God as Lord Siva Sakti Agamas - worship God as Mother Goddess.
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    Calcutta: Firma KLM Private Ltd..
      First revised edition.

Quotes

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.Hinduism is Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent.^ The wedding rituals of a Hindu-Sikh couple honor the religious traditions of both.
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Hinduism is often referred to as Sanātana Dharma (सनातन धर्म) by its practitioners, a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law."

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Definitions of Hinduism

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888–1975), first Vice President of India (1952-1962), and the second President of India (1962-1967).
    • Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and intuition that can not be defined but is only to be experienced. Evil and error are not ultimate. .There is no Hell, for that means there is a place where God is not, and there are sins which exceed his love.^ I don't "believe there is no god."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That is what I mean when I say there are no absolutes.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When I say I am an atheist, I mean that I believe that there are no god or gods.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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Klaus L. Klostermaier, Professer Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba, former director of Oxford Centre of Hindu Studies
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    • Hinduism has proven much more open than any other religion to new ideas, scientific thought, and social experimentation.^ But we are all much more than that.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So, I have no more reason to believe in your religion than I have to believe in any other.
      • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When we can do this then any thought we have becomes so much more powerful.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      .Many concepts like reincarnation, meditation, yoga and others have found worldwide acceptance.^ Like many others you say you couldn’t bring yourself to torture a baby, but depending on the circs it is quite possible for any of us to do that awful thing.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You haven't noticed Gad and Jeff and many other posters not only criticizing people like Sam and Lindajean for experimenting with meditation but eluding that Sam the great atheist is backsliding into supernatural thought?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So it might not seem so to you Bernie, but from the outside looking in, it sure seems like you have a need for all others to appreciate poetry and disregard meditation.” .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It would not be surprising to find Hinduism the dominant religion of the twenty-first century.^ The twenty first century game.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It would be the first religion oriented toward the future,and not a slave and messenger of the past,it will be humanistic, tolerant and creative.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I would invite you to first find an answer (good luck besides God) for these questions, before denying that He exists.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It would be a religion that doctrinally is less clear-cut than mainstream Christianity, politically less determined than Islam, ethically less heroic than Buddhism, but it would offer something to everybody.^ Islam claims to be a religion of the people of " T he B ook" , or Ahel al-Kitab, which would have one believe it is a continuance of that B ook God revealed to H is Jewish Prophets.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Quote: If something so simple as cause/effect here can not be measured, than why would any scientifically minded person have an opinion on the topic.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Categories: Around America , Christianity , Islam and Muslims , Judaism , News from afar , Politics , Quote of the day .

      .It will appear idealistic to those who look for idealism, pragmatic to the pragmatists, spiritual to the seekers, sensual to the here-and-now generation.^ 'Look, here is the living Shiva.’ How can He who is the Absolute Brahman, omnipresent and pervading the whole universe, incarnate Himself as man?
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Pope said he is spiritually close to those who suffer as a result of HIV-AIDS, as well as to their families, and that he offers prayers for them all.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ As I gazed on the picture of those first Western believers, a huge banquet hall with what looked to be at least a thousand believers, I noticed a man in the very front who looked so familiar.

      Hinduism, by virtue of its lack of an ideology and its reliance on intuition, will appear to be more plausible than those religions whose doctrinal positions petrified a thousand years ago.

Quotes on Hinduism

Romain Rolland (1866-1944) French Nobel laureate, professor of the history of music at the Sorbonne and thinker.
.
    • If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India....For more than 30 centuries, the tree of vision, with all its thousand branches and their millions of twigs, has sprung from this torrid land, the burning womb of the Gods.^ There is only one God (Deut.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Yes, there is more than one version of the 10 commandments.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ More than Dreams on DVD .
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      .It renews itself tirelessly showing no signs of decay.
    • Let us return to our eagle's nest in the Himalayas.^ There is no boasting on our part before God, but thankfulness in His mercy to us who deserve His justice for doing what is wrong in His sight.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ What would have us tell our children, you ain't got no hope in hell of ever having everlasting love so just take what you can get when it comes along.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Show me the gods we Africans worship and I will show the extent of our moral and ethical decay .

      .It is waiting for us, for it is ours, eaglets of Europe, we need not renounce any part of our real nature...whence we formerly took our flight.
    • Religious faith in the case of the Hindus has never been allowed to run counter to scientific laws, moreover the former is never made a condition for the knowledge they teach, but there are always scrupulously careful to take into consideration the possibility that by reason both the agnostic and atheist may attain truth in their own way.^ Arabs have always coveted Israel, and in the Christian Gospel, they will never get their way there.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Each of us must find our own nature and flow with it where it leads us.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ They do not understand the Spiritual Nature of their Teaching!!
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      .Such tolerance may be surprising to religious believers in the West, but it is an integral part of Vedantic belief.
    • The true Vedantic spirit does not start out with a system of preconceived ideas.^ Believing is such things is religious thinking.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In what other parts of life does "belief" hold such power over reason?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But I’m of the opinion that such a relationship should form part of a love relationship, not merely a commitment to have a sexual relationship, no matter how spiritual, free and without constraints it may be.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It possesses absolute liberty and unrivalled courage among religions with regard to the facts to be observed and the diverse hypotheses it has laid down for their coordination.^ They cannot set an absolute standard unless they follow the one laid down by God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ They cannot set an absolute standard, they can only follow the one laid down by God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Grahasthya (Householder) From The Mahabharata) As regards the domestic mode of life, four kinds of conduct have been laid down by the learned.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      .Never having been hampered by a priestly order, each man has been entirely free to search wherever he pleased for the spiritual explanation of the spectacle of the universe.
    • The greatest human ideal is the great cause of bringing together the thoughts of Europe and Asia; the great soul of India will topple our world.
    • The vast and tranquil metaphysics of India is unfolded; her conception of the universe, her social organization, perfect in its day and still capable of adaptation to the demands of modern times; the solution which she offers for the feminist problem, for the problems of the family, of love, of marriage; and lastly, the magnificent revelation of her art.^ "And the Temple of God [which is represented of earth by the 90% of the functions and dynamics of the human brain that belongs the spiritual universe, or the divinely inspired mental universe, of pure and perfect thought and thought energy] was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the Ark of his Testament [which is the Ark of the Covenant that Moses never fully understood]; and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."

      ^ To accomplish great achievements, during this time in history, men and women were gathered together by spiritual concept, or a declaration of the Word of God.

      ^ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      The whole vast soul of India proclaims from end to end of its crowded and well ordered edifice the same domination of a sovereign synthesis." There is no negation. All is harmonized. .All the forces of life are grouped like a forest, whose thousand waving arms are led by Nataraja, the master of the Dance.^ Well my point was that we all have groups or (stereo) types of people that we don't like, I was dividing by don't like, not the degree of dislike or badness of a group or type.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Daoist philosophy, as I hoped to show, generally affirms the world of "presence" ( you ), that is, all the "ten thousand things <' life and death, even action and speech.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Like all groups of humans some men are bent on evil, some bent on good and some rather neutral.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Everything has its place, every being has its function, and all take part in the divine concert, their different voices, and their very dissonances, creating, in the phrase of Heraclitus, a most beautiful harmony.^ It's the most beautiful place in all of life.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For such is the divine order the Creator himself placed in Creation, and all of Creation had to follow his divine order.

      ^ Symbolising all your levels of the Auric Body which need to be fed and created, so that we can function at our full capacity.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      .Whereas in the West, cold, hard logic isolates the unusual, shutting it off from the rest of life into a definite and distinct compartment of the spirit.^ "And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them."

      ^ What I don't want to do is shut myself off to new knowledge, understandings, truths, insights into reality.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .India, ever mindful of the natural differences in souls and in philosophies, endeavors to blend them into each other, so as to recreate in its fullest perfection the complete unity.^ Science is the perfect tool to "measure and quantify" not only music and other arts but also religion because science just is the business of measuring and quantifying natural phenomena in all their variety.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ From my perspective, what people do in their lives to seek different states of mind is their business as long as they are not causing harm to others.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Of its eight chapters, one is about the strongly pro-nature face of the Bible, and it briefly mentions other religions and philosophies that stress the great importance of nature.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The matching of opposites produces the true rhythm of life.
    • Of course, this entire fabric of Indian life stands solidly on faith, that is to say, on a slender and emotional hypothesis.^ Experiments with electromagnetic stimulation that produces emotions indistinguishable from religious bliss would seem to confirm this hypothesis.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So you don't force your one true faith on your wife (as the bible says) and children?"
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Which is what you say when you say something that makes no sense and you have no way to explain but claim is true in any case, which is what the term "faith" was invented to hide.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .But amid all the beliefs of Europe, and of Asia, that of the Indian Brahmins seems to me infinitely the most alluring.^ YOU: "Men seem to be able to have X without all the emotional stuff in non-committed relationships, but I argue most women cannot.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Men seem to be able to have X without all the emotional stuff in non-committed relationships, but I argue most women cannot.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Me: "Men seem to be able to have X without all the emotional stuff in non-committed relationships, but I argue most women cannot.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .And the reason why I love the Brahmin more than the other schools of Asiatic thought is because it seems to me to contain them all.^ It has not been any more standard than other moralities."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ One is more than the other.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But we are all much more than that.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Greater than all European philosophies, it is even capable of adjusting itself to the vast hypotheses of modern science.
      Our Christian religions have tried in vain, when there were no other choice open to them, to adapt themselves to the progress of science.^ But that is religion, no different than any other religion, fundamentally.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That is how science progresses unlike religion.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If we were all programmed there would be no choice in the matter.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .But after having allowed myself to be swept away by the powerful rhythm of Brahmin thought, along the curve or life, with its movement of alternating ascent and return, I come back to my own century, and while finding therein the immense projections of a new cosmogony, offspring of the genius of Einstein, or deriving freely from the discoveries, I yet do not feel that I enter a strange land.^ And feel free to come back here and comment -- or to weigh in there.

      ^ Please feel free to ignore my questions if they come across to you as too personal.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Because of my conversation with Gad, I had to find out for myself what most atheists thought.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .I yet can hear resounding still the cosmic symphony of all those planets which forever succeed each other, are extinguished and once more illumined, with their living souls, their humanities, their gods – according to the laws of the eternal To Become, the Brahmin Samsara – I hear Siva dancing, dancing in the heart of the world, in my own heart.
    • In the great philosophy of Brahma, such violent turns of the scale are quite unknown.^ First of all, God is living, loving, personal and warm hearted.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Life came from the eternal living God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A celestial body such as a planet: the possibility of life on other worlds.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      It embraces vast stretches of time, cycles of human ages, whose successive lives gravitate in concentric circles, and travel ever slowly towards the center...."

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolence.
.
    • I am a proud staunch Sanatani Hindu.
    • Hinduism has made marvelous discoveries in things of religion, of the spirit, of the soul.^ The wedding feast, therefore, is the new thing which God is doing in the earth at this time, in which He, the Spirit of God, is overshadowing the elect and INSEMINATING their souls with His own DIVINE NATURE..."
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He was with God in the beginning [again showing the difference between Father and Son and Holy Spirit] Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In the ninety years since Darwin we have made stupendous discoveries; with a spirit of scientific humility and of faith grounded in knowledge we are approaching even nearer to an awareness of God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      We have no eye for these great and fine discoveries. We are dazzled by the material progress that Western science has made. .Ancient India has survived because Hinduism was not developed along material but spiritual lines.
    • Hinduism is a relentless pursuit of Truth.^ Below is a Shiva Lingham and Yoni from the india and the Ancient, 5000 years old Hindu religion.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      ^ If that's what he wants to do, OK, yes disappointing, but the anger is not with him, it's with the people who tell you you are on the wrong side of "the line" for not going along with him because he is on the right side of "the line".
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ H.G. Wells in the Outline of History describes him as 'the greatest of Kings' because he tried not only for the material but also spiritual welfare of the people.
      • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

      ."Truth is God" and if today it has become moribund, inactive, irresponsive to growth, it is because we are fatigued; and as soon as the fatigue is over, Hinduism will burst upon the world with a brilliance perhaps unknown before.
    • I believe that the civilization India has evolved is not to be beaten in the world.^ He was influenced by both God and Satan and he chose to believe a lie instead of the truth.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is believed that "al-llah" in Muhammad's time before Islam referred to a vague moon god and that Muhammad believed that al-Uzza was a daughter of this "al-llah".
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ YOU: "The truth be told: Creationist and ID believers hold that accepting a scientific view of evolution will challenge their faith in god.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Nothing can equal the seeds sown by our ancestry. .Rome went; Greece shared the same fate; the might of the Pharaohs was broken; Japan has become westernized; of China nothing can be said; but India is still, somehow or other, sound at the foundation.
    • The Geeta is the universal mother.^ Unless science is able to prove that something can come out of nothing, we are still left with the scientific explanation of God as the uncreated Creator of the Universe.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Soja said: " Believers have nothing against any kind of explanation that atheists might think up."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Although some aspects of the elevator visibly change, and at varying rates, something about the elevator is still the same, uniquely identifying it, visibly designating it as an elevator and distinguishing it from other elevators.

      I find a solace in the Bhagavadgeeta that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. .When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad Gita.^ I see nothing at all to back up this kind of remark and find it deeply annoying."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "More allegations that no one was around to see or knows exactly what happened, except for God who made it all and understands it completely.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Think about all those "dead" ovaries and sperm our parents produced that never made it to see the light of day.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .I find a verse here and a verse there , and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies - and my life has been full of external tragedies - and if they have left no visible or indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of Bhagavadgeeta.
    • Hinduism is a living organism liable to growth and decay subject to the laws of Nature.^ Life is meant to be lived full throttle.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Divorced women are often left with no financial means to support themselves and often without a place to live.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ There is no natural harmony between these two, for they go in opposite directions.

      .One and indivisible at the root, it has grown into a vast tree with innumerable branches.^ Darwin had a vision of the tree of life branching over geological time into countless species, all struggling to prevail.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ With Roots in Heaven: One Woman's Passionate Journey into the Heart of Her Faith.
      • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      The changes in the season affect it. .It has its autumn and its summer, its winter and its spring.^ We know that summer and autumn and winter and spring will continue because God has promised such things in His word and He does not lie.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      It is, and is not, based on scriptures. .It does not derive its authority from one book.^ Accepting the absolute authority of one messenger and one book is unscientific.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The artifact is a one-page translation from the Latin Vulgate Bible and is a section derived from the book of Job.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      .Non violence has found the highest expression and application in Hinduism.
    • I think I have understood Hinduism correctly when I say that it is eternal, all-embracing and flexible enough to suit all situations.
    • I am a Hindu because it is Hinduism which makes the world worth living.^ Could be, was all I could think tae say.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When I say "we", I mean all living things.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The point mjf was making was that scientists embracing different theories have never attacked each other because of their differences.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      .I am a Hindu hence I Love not only human beings, but all living beings.
    • Hinduism is a living organism.^ All futures are made by human beings.

      ^ As for your contention that the only meaningful love we can have is that for another human being.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We are human beings living in the physical world.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .One and indivisible at the root, it has grown into a vast tree with innumerable branches.^ Darwin had a vision of the tree of life branching over geological time into countless species, all struggling to prevail.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ With Roots in Heaven: One Woman's Passionate Journey into the Heart of Her Faith.
      • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      Knowledge is limitless and so also the application of truth. .Everyday we add to our knowledge of the power of Atman (soul) and we shall keep on doing so.
    • I am unable to identify with orthodox Christianity.^ Though our studies have been so different, I believe that we both earnestly desire the extension of Knowledge, & that this is in the long run sure to add to the happiness of Mankind.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ YOU: "If God is, as you report, our perfect creator, all knowing, all powerful and omniscient, then we ARE doing things his way."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He sought this power that they might forever have faith in the knowledge of eternal life given to humanity by our African ancestors.

      .I must tell you in all humility that Hinduism, as I know it, entirely satisfies my soul, fills my whole being, and I find solace in the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount....I must confess to you that when doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon I turn to the Bhagavad Gita, and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.^ Not even telling you!
      • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I must confess to being a lousy blogger.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A group of beings approached from my right and turned to face me one by one.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      .My life has been full of external tragedies and if they have not left any visible and indelible effect on me, I owe it to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
    • I have no other wish in this world but to find light and joy and peace through Hinduism.
    • Hinduism insists on the brotherhood of not only all mankind but of all that lives.
    • Hinduism is like the Ganga,, pure and unsullied at its source but taking in its course the impurities in the way.^ And of course, finding a way to get there.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Fear CAN be the result with all OTHER courses.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      ^ I have been searching for you all my life!"
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Even like the Ganga it is beneficent in its total effect. .It takes a provincial form in every province, but the inner substance is retained everywhere.
    • On examination, I have found it to be the most tolerant of all religions known to me.^ Which form of all is the most difficult to obtain?
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "The way into the kingdom is found by questioning and answering, by seeking and finding, and by the obedience to that inner voice which can be heard when all other voices are stilled.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Take away all of the religion, and a theist is just one who answers the big unanswered questions.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Its freedom from dogma makes a forcible appeal to me inasmuch as it gives the votary the largest scope for self-expression.
    • Hindu Dharma is like a boundless ocean teeming with priceless gems.^ Mawdudi's views are not accepted by most Islamic schools of law, especially in regard to freedom of expression like criticism of Islam and the government.

      ^ Ancient Hindus saw consciousness as like an ocean that we swim in, and the sheep of monotheism see their own souls as immersed in the heavenly glory.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You still have the freedom to chose, in that you make choices everyday, of your own volition, but you will never choose God unless He gives you the ability.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .The deeper you dive the more treasures you find.
    • Hinduism is like Ganges, pure and unsullied at its source, but taking in its course the impurities in the way.
    • It is impossible for me to reconcile myself to the idea of conversion after the style that goes on in India and elsewhere today.^ I'm finding myself liking Harris more and more every day.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ YOU: "I think it is more likely the reverse i.e.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And of course, finding a way to get there.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It is an error which is perhaps the greatest impediment to the world’s progress toward peace … Why should a Christian want to convert a Hindu to Christianity?^ URI (www.uri.org) is based in San Francisco, CA. Its purpose is to build global interfaith cooperation by seeking peace and cooperation among religions toward a more peaceful world.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Although, perhaps we could grant the claim: if atheists want to argue that atheism requires no more intellect than that which an infant can muster, why should we argue?
      • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Halfway through it, a gentlemen peddled advertising in his Christian Business Directory saying “we can’t trust the world and we should want to do business with those who share our same values.” Needless to say he (Bradley) got upset.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      Why should he not be satisfied if the Hindu is a good or godly man?

B. R. Ambedkar, Indian politician and founder of the Indian Constitution
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    • The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual.^ That idea creates religions which are divisive.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When Constantine in 325 A.D. took ideas from African spirituality and created a control mechanism at Council of Nicea he was trying to organize a system for using African spiritual ideas.

      ^ So we seek out a religion or spiritual system that promises a solution to the problem that we’ve created ourselves.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .This being the situation, it is clear that you cannot develop your personality at all in Hinduism.
    • In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
    • My religious conversion is not inspired by any material motive.^ When you practice independently, your Buddhist practice is self motivated.

      ^ Remember: For each character, you can click on the link in the "religious affiliation" column to see supporting material, excerpts from the comics, images, discussion, etc.
      • Religion of Comic Book Characters (esp. Super-Heroes) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: General]

      ^ And my death is exactly what the believers want if I cannot obey them or perhaps to be homeless and then you can turn to your children and say look, that's what happens when yopu do not believe.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      This is hardly anything I cannot achieve even while remaining an Untouchable. .There is no other feeling than that of a spiritual feeling underlying my religious conversion.^ Praise Allah, for there is no other but he!
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There have been no others.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is no other God in existence.

      Hinduism does not appeal to my conscience. My self-respect cannot assimilate Hinduism. .In your case change of religion is imperative for worldly as well as spiritual ends.^ The demonstrators, including women and men, are demanding an end to discrimination based on gender, as well as changes to Islamic laws that protect men at the expense of women.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Most religions would have us believe that spirituality is other-worldly, a state to be achieved by denying physical desires, ignoring physical sensations, eschewing physical wisdom.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If, after acquiring spirituality, you lead a worldly life, you will never lose your peace of mind.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      .Do not care for the opinion of those who foolishly ridicule the idea of conversion for material ends.^ We reserve the right to ridicule, ban, or generally ignore and then delete those who burst our bubble.

      ^ The idea that the label "Atheist" was not helping but hurting the efforts of those who have been using it as their label had never occured to me.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That person who bears in his understanding merely the texts of the Vedas and other scriptures without being conversant with the true sense or meaning of those texts, bears them fruitlessly.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      .Why should you live under the fold of that religion which has deprived you of honor, money, food and shelter?
    • Law and religion are two forces which govern the conduct of men.^ You asked me why you should believe me?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ How do you force them to obey His laws?
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You cannot live under the laws of God and be free.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .At times they act as handmaids to each other.^ They have their head bowed down so as to no longer remain in control of their acts, whilst on the other hand, the victims keep for longer their vivid memories’ (Gatwa, 17).

      ^ I see atheists call other atheists agnostics all the time on these blogs, and they don't call them that because they think that they are wishy washy about Jehovah.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Here you are telling other people what they should do with their time.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .At other times they act as check and counter-check.^ They have their head bowed down so as to no longer remain in control of their acts, whilst on the other hand, the victims keep for longer their vivid memories’ (Gatwa, 17).

      ^ At other times people tell me they are glad to see that practicing independently is a viable option without any kind of bad consequences attached to it.

      .Of the two forces, Law is personal while religion is impersonal.^ The committee for Kurdistan, is leaning toward having one personal status law that can be applied to all regardless of religion.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Whereas Nichiren Buddhists believe in a Universal Law which is not a personality, but more like a force or like a law of physics.

      ^ However, Article 39 of the national constitution says the personal status law should be applied according to one's religion.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Law being personal it is capable of being unjust and iniquitous. But religion being impersonal, it can be impartial, it is capable of defeating the inequity committed by law. .Religion is believed to ennoble man and not degrade him.^ I believe the dichotomy gained acceptance during the Enlightenment when man tried to separate science and religion, faith from reason.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The man whose mind is pure is competent to tread the path of knowledge, and to him comes knowledge; and thus (indirectly) the religion of Works forms also a means to the Supreme Bliss.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Quite simply because all his religionists have been converted to another religion, and there is no one left to make children believe they need him.
      • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

      Hinduism is an exception.

Niels Bohr, (1885-1962) Danish nuclear physicist who developed the Bohr model of the atom. His received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1922, for his theory of atomic structure
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Erwin Schrödinger (1887--1961) Austrian theoretical physicist, was a professor at several universities in Europe.
^ Jeffrey S. Wicken, Professor of Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, "The Generation of Complexity in Evolution: A Thermodynamic and Information-Theoretical Discussion," Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

He was awarded the Nobel prize Quantum Mechanics, in 1933. During the Hitler era he was dismissed from his position for his opposition to the Nazi ideas and he fled to England. He was the author of Meine Weltansicht
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    • This life of yours which you are living is not merely apiece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance.^ I hope you will one day come to your senses Lindajean.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You have your explanation that you seem certain of.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When you lose your blood, you lose your life.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .This, as we know, is what the Brahmins express in that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear; tat tvam asi, this is you.^ And what did knowing " Ultimate Reality sustaining the whole universe" do for India, not a mystical dam thing!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But although I gave you an answer Bernie, my answer isn't really credible, or clear, nor could anyone's be, really.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The real meaning of these will not necessarily be clear unless you’ve looked at more detailed explanations.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Or, again, in such words as "I am in the east and the west, I am above and below, I am this entire world."
    • The unity and continuity of Vedanta are reflected in the unity and continuity of wave mechanics.^ It is entirely wrong to think that we have done, or can do, good to the world, to think that we have helped such and such people.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A more pertinent reflection would be that if they did not escape such blindness, we are no more likely to, as indeed the daily record of our behaviour continues to show.

      In 1925, the world view of physics was a model of a great machine composed of separable interacting material particles. .During the next few years, Schrodinger and Heisenberg and their followers created a universe based on super imposed inseparable waves of probability amplitudes.^ A few years ago, Al-Jazeera reported that roughly six million Muslims are leaving Islam and becoming followers of Jesus every year in Africa.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Based on the U.S. Bureau of Census rate of growth, the U.S. population will double again within the next 75 years and will reach 540 million people.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ So, as you just read, this proves that the baby Jesus was born during the summer, in the year 7 A.D. based on the death of Herod.

      .This new view would be entirely consistent with the Vedantic concept of All in One.
    • Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.
    • Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge..^ There is no consistency in what good is.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If we were all programmed there would be no choice in the matter.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Also, there's a couple of new ones for you above.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      It has nothing to do with individual. The ego or its separation is an illusion. .The goal of man is to preserve his Karma and to develop it further – when man dies his karma lives and creates for itself another carrier.
    • There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction....The only solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad.
    • The multiplicity is only apparent.^ Should it be simply that there is no God?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So there is no common language dividing us at all.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is no law that say something can only come from nothing.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West.

Dr. Carl Sagan, (1934-1996) famous astrophysicist.
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    • The Hindu religion is the only one of the world's great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths.^ There is only one true faith.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "There is only one true faith.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The one world religion is a revival of the Babylonian one world religion.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond, to those of modern scientific cosmology.^ II.Tim.4:3-4 "...it is suggested that not only demythologizing religion is necessary, but that the Church should play a part in remythologizing Christianity to make it credible to modern man."
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ At times I will teach these people the immeasurable length of the Buddha's life, and to those who see me only after a long while I will explain how difficult it is to meet the Buddha."

      ^ We only know our time here is limited, that's what all religions and most philosophies have tried to address, and one thing science can't.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      .Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long.^ It took Homo sapiens 2 million years to reach our first billion in about 1800 but only about a century to add the second billion in 1927.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Their vision is of a natural time machine, because the light from those stars can take from minutes (our Sun) to billions of years (the edge of the universe) to reach us.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half the time since the Big Bang.^ These people are so hell bent on "RELIGION", that they've long since forgotten about the pure Spirit of a loving God a looooooooong time ago.

      ^ Every since that time, the Spiritual Evolution of Man and the history of God on earth has been governed through that very same baptism.

      ^ It takes about eight and a half minutes for light to reach Earth from the sun.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .And there are much longer time scales still.
    • The most elegant and sublime of these is a representation of the creation of the universe at the beginning of each cosmic cycle, a motif known as the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva.^ I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If time (and the universe) had a beginning, what caused that beginning?
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We can not create flaws in ourselves that were not there from the beginning.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      The god, called in this manifestation Nataraja, the Dance King. In the upper right hand is a drum whose sound is the sound of creation. In the upper left hand is a tongue of flame, a reminder that the universe, now newly created, with billions of years from now will be utterly destroyed.
    • A millennium before Europeans were willing to divest themselves of the Biblical idea that the world was a few thousand years old, the Mayans were thinking of millions and the Hindus billions.

Count Hermann Keyserling (1880-1946) philosopher, author, public speaker. He is the first Western thinker to conceive and promote a planetary culture, beyond nationalism and cultural ethnocentrism, based on recognition of the equal value and validity of non-western cultures and philosophies.
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    • Hinduism at its best has spoken the only relevant truth about the way to self-realization in the full sense of the word.
    • Hinduism has produced the profoundest metaphysics that we know of.
    • The absolute superiority of India over the West in philosophy; poetry from the Mahabharata, containing the Bhagavad-Gita, “perhaps the most beautiful work of the literature of the world".
    • Benares is holy.^ The only way to be secure is to have full faith in the Way.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Do all atheists really have a sense of superiority?
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That's partly what I was referring to way back on this thread, when I suggested you can have "secular Christians" in a cultural sense, in the same way a "secular Jew" is an accepted reality.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      .Europe, grown superficial, hardly understands such truths anymore.....I feel nearer here than I have ever done to the heart of the world; here I feel everyday as if soon, perhaps even today, I would receive the grace of supreme revelation...The atmosphere of devotion which hangs above the river is improbable in strength; stronger than in any church that I have ever visited.^ Perhaps, even more than a jolt.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We both would agree this could (and even in today’s world can ) turn on a dime.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I know I'm pushing it here, even for me, but we'll see if anybody feels the need to talk me down from this one with some physics or something.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Every would be Christian priest would do well to sacrifice a year of his theological studies in order to spend his time on the Ganges; here he would discover what piety means.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) also known as Samuel Clemens, one of the most widely loved and celebrated American writers since his first books were released in the late 1860s.
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    • Land of religions, cradle of human race, birthplace of human speech, grandmother of legend, great grandmother of tradition.^ There are many instances where spirituality and religion are uprooting the veery fabrics of the human race.
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But the general undervaluation of the human soul is so great that neither the great religions nor the philosophies nor scientific rationalism have been willing to look at it twice.” .
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Harris would do well to heed it -- as he would the subjugation of more than half the human race, the female half, under religion.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .The land that all men desire to see and having seen once even by a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the globe combined.
    • It is a good and gentle religion, but inconvenient.
    • India had the start of the whole world in the beginning of things.^ But in the extreme all things can begin to unravel.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is a whole new way of seeing the world.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ God is sovereign and works his will in history, and the goal of all things in this world is the complete glorification of Jesus Christ as Lord (Phil.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      .She had the first civilization; she had the first accumulation of material wealth; she was populous with deep thinkers and subtle intellects; she had mines, and woods, and a fruitful soul.
    • Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India.
    • "Land of religions, cradle of human race, birthplace of human speach, grandmother of leagacy, great grandmother of tradition.^ In attempting to encompass what religions provide humanity, it appears that much of known faith-based scriptures are intended to act as a platform for clarifying the rights of people on one another, obligations and responsibilities towards others, towards their wealth, life, intellect, as well as towards the most sacred resource humanity has, environment.
      • In Good Faith: Judaism - A blog for news and discussion on matters of faith - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

      ^ His most recent book, A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom, looks at a pivotal moment in world history, the world’s first genocide.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ A great example of this is Jimmy Carter's book, Our Endangered Values.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      The land that all men desire to see and having seen once even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the globe combined."

Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975) the great British historian. .His massive research was published in 12 volumes between 1934 and 1961 as `A Study of History'. Author of several books, including Christianity: Among the Religions of the World and One World and India.^ Volume 1, Book 12, Number 711.

^ Studies in World Christianity 6:1-20.

^ The one world religion is a revival of the Babylonian one world religion.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

Toynbee was a major interpreter of human civilization in the 20th century.
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    • It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in self-destruction of the human race.^ Genesis: A history of the beginning of the world, the human race, and God's early dealings with mankind through the Patriarchal Age.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      .At this supremely dangerous moment in human history , the only way of salvation is the ancient Hindu way. Here we have the attitude and spirit that can make it possible for the human race to grow together in to a single family.
    • So now we turn to India.^ Only on the principled issues of the violation of human dignity and the commercialization of the human person is the Church at odds with modern science in any fundamental way.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But if they say no, and this is so often the case, the only way to make them share everything is to take away their free will.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The aggression that powered human evolution has now become a perilous legacy, an original sin, transmitted not only in our education but in our genes.

      .This spiritual gift, that makes a man human, is still alive in Indian souls.^ This chain of events was started by other spiritual entities when they exhibited w bbur (bad character) by laughing the old man who was trying to make merry.

      ^ But even great souls like Moses are not exempted from making mistakes while still on earth in the flesh.

      ^ The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment: 'For who has known the mind of the Lord that He may instruct him?'
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Go on giving the world Indian examples of it.^ You are going to define away any example I give you, aren't you?
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      .Nothing else can do so much to help mankind to save itself from destruction.
    • There may or may not be only one single absolute truth and only one single ultimate way of salvation.^ I contend that there is only one.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is only One who does.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We can have it only one of two ways; either there is an ID or there is chance."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      We do not know. .But we do know that there are more approaches to truth than one, and more means of salvation than one.’’‘‘This is a hard saying for adherents of the higher religions of the Judaic family (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), but it is a truism for Hindus.^ More than one version?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ What can I say, there is no higher appeal.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is no difference in speaking of Ptare as one religion and speaking of Christianity or Islam as one religion.

      The spirit of mutual good-will, esteem, and veritable love ... is the traditional spirit of the religions of the Indian family. This is one of India’s gifts to the world.
    • At the close of this century, the world would be dominated by the West, but that in the 21st century "India will conquer her conquerors."

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) Scientist, philosopher, bohemian, and radical. A theoretical physicist and the Supervising Scientist for the Manhattan Project, the developer of the atomic bomb. Graduating from Harvard University, he traveled to Cambridge University to study at the Cavendish Laboratory.
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    • Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.
    • The general notions about human understanding… which are illustrated by discoveries in atomic physics are not in the nature of things wholly unfamiliar, wholly unheard of or new.^ Which one is right about human nature?
      • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That is all I am saying (about women in general).
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I can accept that as humans we may not understand presently all there is to understand.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Even in our own culture they have a history, and in Buddhist and Hindu thought a more considerable and central place.^ "Yes, and in all instances it reduces to dreaming about our own immortality, even if it is by proxy" .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I have to agree with earlier posters who lament that the religionists (majority of the US population) lack even the BASIC tools needed to fathom our world and our places in it.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The first and only life form in the billions of years history of life on this planet that can imagine the likelihood of other life forms existing elsewhere in the universe, or even outside of our universe.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      What we shall find [in modern physics] is an exemplification, an encouragement, and a refinement of old wisdom.
    • The juxtaposition of Western civilization's most terrifying scientific achievement with the most dazzling description of the mystical experience given to us by the Bhagavad Gita, India's greatest literary monument.

Klaus L. Klostermaier professor of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba.
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    • Hinduism has proven much more open than any other religion to new ideas, scientific thought, and social experimentation.^ But we are all much more than that.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So, I have no more reason to believe in your religion than I have to believe in any other.
      • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When we can do this then any thought we have becomes so much more powerful.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      .Many concepts like reincarnation, meditation, yoga and others have found worldwide acceptance.^ Like many others you say you couldn’t bring yourself to torture a baby, but depending on the circs it is quite possible for any of us to do that awful thing.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You haven't noticed Gad and Jeff and many other posters not only criticizing people like Sam and Lindajean for experimenting with meditation but eluding that Sam the great atheist is backsliding into supernatural thought?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So it might not seem so to you Bernie, but from the outside looking in, it sure seems like you have a need for all others to appreciate poetry and disregard meditation.” .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It would not be surprising to find Hinduism the dominant religion of the twenty-first century. It would be a religion that doctrinally is less clear-cut than mainstream Christianity, politically less determined than Islam, ethically less heroic than Buddhism, but it would offer something to everybody.^ First he gives a clear-cut analysis of the spiritual and natural dimensions of the disease called smallpox.

      ^ Some argue that Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion.

      ^ Islam would have Christians and Jews believe that this pagan Allah who insists on world domination and death to non-believers -- and who is the same god who offers Muslim terrorist martyrs hedonistic sex with virgins in heaven - is the same Christian and Jewish "holy God of the Book".
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It will appear idealistic to those who look for idealism, pragmatic to the pragmatists, spiritual to the seekers, sensual to the here-and-now generation.^ As I gazed on the picture of those first Western believers, a huge banquet hall with what looked to be at least a thousand believers, I noticed a man in the very front who looked so familiar.

      ^ We reserve the right to ridicule, ban, or generally ignore and then delete those who burst our bubble.

      ^ The purification and perfection of such knowledge also gave him power to appear before those whom he loved the most, as one who was resurrected from the dead.

      Hinduism, by virtue of its lack of an ideology and its reliance on intuition, will appear to be more plausible than those religions whose doctrinal positions petrified a thousand years ago.

George Bernard Shaw, (1856-1950) a vegetarian and Nobel Laureate in Literature.
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    • The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life.^ The way I see it, everything real is natural.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But when it's the foundation of religious or spiritual faith, we're out of balance, way up there in our own head, not grounded in natural reality.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. .On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creators hand.
    • The apparent multiplication of gods is bewildering at the first glance, but you soon discover that they are the same GOD. There is always one uttermost God who defies personification.^ There is only one God (Deut.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is only one God and one baptism.

      ^ Sarfati, J., If God created the universe, then who created God ?
      • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

      .This makes Hinduism the most tolerant religion in the world, because its one transcendent God includes all possible gods.^ Those are your possibilities and only ONE can make sense of all of this.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But apparently his world-view is the only one that can make sense of it all.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That is not possible because religion invented marriage.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      In fact Hinduism is so elastic and so subtle that the most profound Methodist, and crudest idolater, are equally at home with it.

Sir Charles Eliot (1862-1931), British diplomat and colonial administrator, a famous scholar and linguist of Oxford.
    • Let me confess that I cannot share the confidence in the superiority of Europeans and their ways which is prevalent in the West. .European civilization is not satisfying and Asia can still offer something more attractive to many who are far from Asiatic in spirit.
    • I do not think that Christianity will ever make much progress in Asia, for what is commonly known by that name is not the teaching of Christ but a rearrangement of it made in Europe and like most European institutions practical rather than thoughtful.^ I resonate to notions of the One much more than the Many.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Each re-reading offers up new insights, with some thoughts popping out of a page with much greater vigor than before.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Conversely, the more marked intellectualism of Christianity, especially in Western Europe, can be a challenge to Japanese Buddhists to think beyond cherished practices and to pose afresh questions of religious truth, in more open dialogue with contemporary philosophies.

      And as for the teaching of Christ himself, the Indian finds it excellent but not ample or satisfying. .There is little in it which cannot be found in some of the many scriptures of Hinduism..."
    • The claim of India to the attention of the world is that she, more than any other nation since history began, has devoted herself to contemplating the ultimate mysteries of existence and, in my eyes, the fact that Indian thought diverges widely from our own popular thought is a positive merit.
    • Hinduism has not been made, but has grown.^ There, this man found some people.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It has not been any more standard than other moralities."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is found from within and we become aware of it from our own and others' experiences and contemplation.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      It is a jungle, not a building. .It is a living example of a great national paganism such as might have existed in Europe if Christianity had not become the state religion of the Roman Empire, if there had remained an incongruous jumble of old local superstitions, Greek philosophy, and oriental cults such as the worship of Sarapis or Mitras.
    • Compared to Islam and Christianity, Hinduism’s doctrines are extraordinarily fluid, and multiform.^ There are many national variations to this religion.

      ^ Religion in such cases becomes a cocoon.

      ^ If there is progress it is in the direction of pragmatic efficacity, of bringing the religion closer to the lives and the needs of the people.

      India deals in images and metaphors. .Restless, subtle and argumentative as Hindu thought is, it is less prone than European theology to the vice of distorting transcendental ideas by too stringent definition.^ It has less to do with theses than with a wisdom enacted in daily life, a sensibility as prone to esthetic as to religious expression.

      ^ You say earlier: "He gives our side of the argument credibility by being so open minded and willing to explore transcendental thought.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Logically, by definition you cannot be less than 100% human, if you are human, just as Jesus cannot be less than completely God and still be God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      It adumbrates the indescribable by metaphors and figures. .It is not afraid of inconsistencies which may illustrate different aspects of the infinite, but it rarely tries to cramp the divine within the limits of a logical phrase.
    • The Hindu has an extraordinary power of combining dogma and free thought, uniformity, and variety.^ "GAD: "The thing to note is that they are trying to make free will work within the physical world laws."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It's just my way of illustrating that there may be a higher (or different if you prefer) purpose that we serve that we are not aware of like the bee."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The thing to note is that they are trying to make free will work within the physical world laws.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Utmost latitude of interpretation is allowed. In all ages Hindus have been passionately devoted to speculation. It is also to point out that from the Upanishads down to the writings of Tagore in the present day literature from time to time enunciates the idea that the whole universe is the manifestation of some exuberant force giving expression to itself in joyous movement.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founder of the Bangalore based Art of Living an International Foundation. He recently addressed the UN Peace Summit on Aug 28.
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    • Hinduism is not a religion; it is just a way of life that thousands of Rishis have written about.^ We need a lot of media coverage to let people know that the spindoctors only represent a small part of the population, and that all the hoopla about religion is just that B.S. .
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Seven Stages of the Hierarchy of Needs is just a plagiarism on the Theories of Tantric or Kundalini Yoga known about in India for thousands of years.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      ^ On Religion: It's not just about paying lipservice to an unknowable Essence that we think will punish us if we act 'wrong' .

      .It is such a democratic religion where everybody has the freedom to think, write or say whatever they want.^ If you say you are against their religion, they think your are bad.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If you say your are for their religion, they think you are good.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I don’t think so yet they are saying what they think he wants, says and desires….
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .We have no opposition for any other philosophy coming into us.^ What would have us tell our children, you ain't got no hope in hell of ever having everlasting love so just take what you can get when it comes along.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The other, and less bad, vices come from the devil working on us through our animal nature.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Yes there are other ways to know about God for God speaks to us by what He has created, but only through His Son and by His Spirit can we truly come to know Him in Person.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .We have no opposition for the Bible to be part of our own study.^ No we do not exist by our own power.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is no boasting on our part before God, but thankfulness in His mercy to us who deserve His justice for doing what is wrong in His sight.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We close our eyes to the big problems in our own part of the world with pathetic policies that promote more problems and more pathetic policies.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Nobody here will say, 'If you read the Bible, you will go to hell'. It is an inclusive way of looking at life, and that is what we need in the world today.^ Do you see that we are going in circles here?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ That is because of the way you look at the evidence.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is when you look at the nature of this world and the living.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .We have no objection taking food from every part of the world, listening to music from every part of the world.^ They take part in rites, they listen to sermons, they repeat prayers; but their thirst remains unassuaged.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I have also saved eight other stray cats and one stray dog by feeding them, getting to know them, and then taking them to a no-kill shelter, where every one was eventually adopted.

      ^ You have no absolutes in your world view, in your morals, so whose position are you going to take as the "good"?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .So we need to globalize wisdom too.
    • Indian astronomers had calculated that life started 1 billion, 955 million, 818 thousand and 501 years ago and that 28 cycles of yugas have already happened.^ That need will still continue on in our genes for thousands or millions of years.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Yet, they all want to believe that such things literally happened thousands of years ago.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Anti-abortion rights activists who equate global oral contraceptives to chemical abortion are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths of unborn children, every year.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      The ancient sages knew these facts. .This is why they devised the mala (necklace) with 108 beads, which stand for the 12 constellations and the nine planets and the 108 different permutations which affect one's life."^ Can you tell me why they are different?"
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Can you tell me why they are different?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Judeo-Christian, I have contended all along, is the only one that can make sense of why things are the way they are.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Everything is this universe is interconnected.

Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933) was an active socialist on the executive committee of the Fabian Society along with George Bernard Shaw.
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    • After a study of some forty years and more of the great religions of the world, I find none so perfect , none so scientific, none so philosophical and none so spiritual that the great religion known by the name of Hinduism.^ URI (www.uri.org) is based in San Francisco, CA. Its purpose is to build global interfaith cooperation by seeking peace and cooperation among religions toward a more peaceful world.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For these African philosophers, the role of religion and spirituality in African ethics can be encapsulated by the following questions: From whence does ethics derive its moral force of appeal?

      ^ Some within the church are teachers or preachers who help others to grow spiritually by teaching them more of the truth (Eph.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Make no mistake, without Hinduism, India has no future.^ And make no mistake, I am an atheist and advocate for the "secular" society.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So He is under no obligation to make you see what He says is obvious, for all humanity is without excuse, "for what be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Make no mistake that what is at stake here in the battle for the hearts and minds so that the atheist can have their way, which will result eventually in total chaos.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Hinduism is the soil in to which India's roots are stuck and torn out of that she will inevitably wither as a tree torn out from its place.^ After He drove the man out, He placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .And if Hindus do not maintain Hinduism who shall save it?^ NEW HEAVENS & NEW EARTH Only the saved will inhabit the New Jerusalem; none shall dwell there who 'defileth or worketh abomination or maketh a lie'.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      .If India's own children do not cling to her faith who shall guard it.^ A people who refuse to express its love and appreciation for its ancestors will die because in traditions, if you are not expressing your own, you are participating in and expressing faith in someone else's ancestors.

      ^ "How shall Allah guide those who reject faith after they accepted it and bore witness that the Apostle was true and the clear sign had come unto them.

      ^ What about the damage to the souls of men who use this to "legally" abuse these women and children, just to satisfy their own lust?
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      .India alone can save India and India and Hinduism are one.
    • This is the India of which I speak - the India which, as I said, is to me the Holy Land.^ India's leading population expert said that between 1991 and 2001, the Muslim community's growth rate has declined at a greater rate than the Hindus.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The Bible even speaks about predestination, but this does not involve choosing one person to be saved and another person to be lost.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And one cried to another and said:"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!"

      .For those who, though born for this life in a Western land and clad in a Western body, can yet look back to earlier incarnations in which they drank the milk of spiritual wisdom from the breast of their true mother - they must feel ever the magic of her immemorial past, must dwell ever under the spell of her deathless fascination; for they are bound to India by all the sacred memories of their past; and with her, too, are bound up all the radiant hopes of their future, a future which they know they will share with her who is their true mother in the soul-life.
    • India is the mother of religion.^ Yet, even then; how do they know?
      • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He said, “I was born on dry land and feel content on the land, where I know what I know.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ They all want to feel good!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .In her are combined science and religion in perfect harmony, and that is the Hindu religion, and it is India that shall be again the spiritual mother of the world.
    • During the early life of a Nation, religion is an essential for the binding together of the individuals who make the nation.^ To accomplish great achievements, during this time in history, men and women were gathered together by spiritual concept, or a declaration of the Word of God.

      ^ Science is the perfect tool to "measure and quantify" not only music and other arts but also religion because science just is the business of measuring and quantifying natural phenomena in all their variety.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Based on a recent joint statement made by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and 57 other nations' academies of sciences, serious imbalances already exist between the level of world population and the basic resources that support human life.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .India was born, as it were, in the womb of Hinduism, and her body was for long shaped by that religion.^ Below is a Shiva Lingham and Yoni from the india and the Ancient, 5000 years old Hindu religion.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Calcutta Hindus have been urged by their representative body to stop using contraceptives so that India remains a Hindu-majority nation.
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Religion is a binding force, and India has had a longer binding together by religion than any other Nation in the world, as she is the oldest of the living Nations.
    • Based on knowledge it need not fear any advance in knowledge; profound in spirituality, the depths of the spirit find in it deeps answering into deep, it has nothing to dread, everything to hope, from growth in intellect, from increasing sway of reason.

Queen Fredricka of Greece (1931- 1981) The wife of King Paul of Greece.
    • It was my advanced research in physics that had started me on a spiritual quest. .It culminated in me accepting the non-dualism or absolute monism of Shankara as my philosophy of life and science.
    • You are fortunate to inherit such knowledge.^ God said let those who truthfully seek after Knowledge find it and from such discovery may you become wise with understanding.

      ^ Daoist philosophy, as I hoped to show, generally affirms the world of "presence" ( you ), that is, all the "ten thousand things <' life and death, even action and speech.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ White racism and the fact that knowledge is currently increased of earth under an ungodly philosophy of white supremacy, the world has been made blind to such truth.

      I envy you. While Greece is the country of my birth, India is the country of my soul.

Alfred B. Ford grandson of Henry Ford (founder of the Ford Motor), and Trustee member of Ford Motor Company.
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    • For me the most important thing is to spread the Hindu knowledge about the soul.^ Other, more intelligent Muslims, knowledgeable about the sources, respond by saying that the shock of the experience caused him to attempt suicide; it was a natural thing to do.

      ^ This is about ideas and ideas that most people on this blog think are important.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ By persistent questioning he persuades Yama to part with the mystic knowledge about the soul and the Supreme Spirit.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      This is more important than any other knowledge and is my main priority.

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (1932 - ) Nobel Laureate
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    • The key Hindu concept of dharma - the right way, the sanctioned way, which all men must follow, according to their natures - is an elastic concept.^ Me: "And if it is natural for men to be promiscuous then by all means be promiscuous.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And if it is natural for men to be promiscuous then by all means be promiscuous.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ According to Muslim jurists, the following legal ordinances must be enforced on Zimmis (Christians and Jews alike) who reside among Muslims: .

      .At its noblest it combines self-fulfillment and truth to the self with the ideas of action as duty, action as its own spiritual reward, man as a holy vessel.^ The results of the Enlightenment, where man was moving away from looking to God for the answers and as evolutionary thinking was coming into its own; the consequence of such ideas.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ When a conglomerate of people claim this atheistic idea as their own, and collectively decide that all (or certain) "spiritual" ideas are ridiculous and must be denounced with "reason"...
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ EGO If a man knows his own self, he knows other beings and God.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      India was trampled over, fought over. You had the invasions and you had the absence of a response to them. .There was an absence even of the idea of a people, of a nation defending itself.^ Prayer can even through there is no god, positive thinking can (people are making Millions selling it) the placebo effect etc, etc.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Agreed, there weren't people on Earth a billion years ago to see the slime where it all began, but even if there were, who would believe them?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And if there's going to be an addressing of why people hold to crazy ideas in religion, there's got to be an addressing of all the horrendous bad institutions at the source of this.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Only now are people beginning to understand that there has been a great vandalizing of India.^ Right now, only a few people believe it.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This applies to the string theory or to wart removal (now there is one of the great unsolved mysteries--never mind the purpose of the universe.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is only now, as the dust begins to settle, that the deepest theological lessons can be drawn from the conflict.

      The movement is now from below. It has to be dealt with. .It is not enough to abuse these youths or use that fashionable word from Europe, 'fascism', There is a big, historical development going on in India.^ But some atheists are skeptical that these ideas don't go far enough in engaging the public consciousness.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There's something ingenuous about boasting that "we're going to put Harper on his heels", and then citing issues which are historical in nature and certainly had nothing to do with "Harper".
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Again, is there a real contradiction between Suzuki’s stress on the ‘ahistorical nature of Zen’ and his explanation of the uniqueness of Zen through its historical development (65)?

      .What is happening in India is a new historical awakening....Indian intellectuals, who want to be secure in their liberal beliefs, may not understand what is going on.^ God said let those who truthfully seek after Knowledge find it and from such discovery may you become wise with understanding.

      ^ "You hear it from your parents, from your teaches, from your peers and from those who are the respected intellectual elite of society; all of whom are subjective and limited in their understanding."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In your new honest world, for women who don’t want to be promiscuous and don’t/can’t separate x from love it will change.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .But every other Indian knows precisely what is happening: deep down he knows that a larger response is emerging even if at times this response appears in his eyes to be threatening.
    • Indian intellectuals have a responsibility to the state and should start a debate on the Muslim psyche, To speak of Hindu fundamentalism, is a contradiction in terms, it does not exist.^ I don't know that free will does not exist.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And He confirms that deep down we know He exists but we suppress that truth in unrighteousness.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And we know that the definition of an atheist is "one who believes that God does not exist."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Hinduism is not this kind of religion. .You know, there are no laws in Hinduism.
    • I think when you see so many Hindu temples of the tenth century or earlier time disfigured, defaced, you know that they were not just defaced for fun: that something terrible happened.^ I mean, you can guess that something will happen and it will happen!
      • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And there are a great many, which you will see below.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ You know, just in time to get a tax break.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      .I feel that the civilization of that closed world was mortally wounded by those invasions.^ By following this feeling we may move close enough to the border of the fourth dimensional world to get a glimpse of that reality.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .And I would like people, as it were, to be more reverential towards the past, to try to understand it; to preserve it; instead of living in its ruins.^ I would like to comment more.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I would have liked to think this over more.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Mom and dad are having X with other people and it is consensual and this is considered "normal" and dad is more likely to stick around?"
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      The Old World is destroyed. That has to be understood. The ancient Hindu India was destroyed.
    • The older I get, the more Hindu I become.

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) aide-de-camp to George Washington and first secretary of the Treasury.
    • When we read in the valuable production of those great Oriental scholars...those of a Jones, a Wilkings, a Colebrooke, or a Halhed, - we uniformly discover in the Hindus a nation, whose polished manners are the result of a mild disposition and an extensive benevolence.

Christopher W. B. Isherwood (1904-1986) Translator, biographer, novelist, and playwright.
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    • I believe the Gita to be one of the major religious documents of the world.^ For one thing the vast majority of people do believe in God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Which I do everyday, which you refuse to believe or accept because that would collapse your world view which is based on no one who doesn't believe as you do being able to do that.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Where do you ever see something coming from nothing and yet your world-view expects one to believe that all this just happened without any reasonable explanation?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .If its teachings did not seem to me to agree with those of the other gospels and scriptures, then my own system of values would be thrown into confusion, and I should feel completely bewildered.^ My own and others.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ My own and others."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Be that as it may, I must confess (it is Sunday morning--an appropriate time to bear all), and I would be totally awry if I did not stand up to speak my own thoughts, while defending all others' right to do so.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      The Gita is not simply a sermon, but a philosophical treatise.

David Frawley
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    • The Hindu mind represents humanity's oldest and most continuous stream of conscious intelligence on the planet.^ (Most) humans do") Intelligence comes from a mind Timmy.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But there is definitely no reason to believe that anyone on this planet has ever connected to transcendent consciousness and it is most logical that they haven't.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I am not saying that inanimate objects, the rock, the minerals, the sky, the clouds, the stars, the planets, etc..have consciousness and humans can "tap" into it through our experiences.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Hindu sages, seers, saints, yogis and jnanis have maintained an unbroken current of awareness linking humanity with the Divine since the dawn of history, and as carried over from earlier cycles of civilization in previous humanities unknown to our present spiritually limited culture.
    • The Hindu mind has a vision of eternity and infinity.^ Since throughout history, women were perceived by men as "property" , and therefore, it was important to have cultural (and religious) constraints to prevent women from having multiple fathers of their children.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ As we consider Christ's position in heaven at the right hand of God, we ought to obey God and set our minds on spiritual things instead of worldly things (Col.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Wherefore, Christ (Maashua) has been present throughout the entire Spiritual Evolution of Man and the entire history of God on earth-even in the New World before the coming of Columbus.

      It is aware of the vast cycles of creation and destruction that govern the many universes and innumerable creatures within them.

Muhammad Dara Shikoh (1627-1658 AD) the favorite Sufi son of Moghul emperor, Shah Jehan.
    • After gradual research; I have come to the conclusion that long before all heavenly books, God had revealed to the Hindus, through the Rishis of yore, of whom Brahma was the Chief, His four books of knowledge, the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda and the Atharva Veda.The Quran itself made veiled references to the Upanishads as the first heavenly book and the fountainhead of the ocean of monotheism.

Sylvain Levi (1863-1935) French scholar, Orientalist who wrote on Eastern religion, literature, and history.
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    • From Persia to the Chinese Sea, 'from the icy regions of Siberia to the islands of Java and Borneo, from Oceania to Socotra, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales and her civilization.
    • She has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries.^ Racing to ‘put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes,’ he never stops long enough to argue in detail any one of his suggestions.

      ^ It comes from one source alone; a supposedly nazil ( or tanzil - the belief it has been sent down from God, unfettered by human hands) revelation to Muhammad only.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For there is no way for that to occur on earth as long as one race is promoted as being superior and another race is put down as being inferior.

      She has the right to reclaim in universal history the rank that ignorance has refused her for a long time and to hold her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity.

Solange Lemaitre author of several books, including Le Mystère de la mort dans les religions d'Asie and Râmakrishna et la vitalité de l'hindouism
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    • The civilization of India, at root purely religious, is only now becoming known in Europe; and as the mystery surrounding it is unveiled it emerges as one of the highest achievement in the history of mankind.^ And it seems like I am the only one who marvels at the significance of the fact that humanity now finds itself dealing with a problem that no other living creature in the billion year history of life on earth has ever had to deal with.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The only one religious around here is Peter Huff.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He is one strange and peculiar atheists that believes religion is the “bedrock” of our civilization, of our achievements, of our legacies and even of our gratitude.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .By the very breadth of the outlook it affords on to the destiny of man the Vedic religion offers in abundance the spiritual experience that has inspired the Indian people since the dawn of their history.^ That very simple experiment is not within the reach of people who have to make a living.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Both Satchiji and Devi are beautiful and inspiring souls, passionately committed to helping people grow spiritually and accelerating each students progress towards enlightenment.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Thus we have The Five Books of Emmanuel -not in contradiction to the Bible, but rather in harmony and unity with the Bible, as a part of the continuing evolution of the history and presence of God on earth-for such is the spiritual evolution of man (or the divinely inspired mental evolution of man).

      The vocation of India is to proclaim to the world the efficacy of religious experience.

Stephen Cross, in his book on Hinduism, pg 1, says,
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    • It is no secret that we in the West live in a time of spiritual crisis.^ To me it is a spiritual guide, and the God I worship is a living God, He is not frozen in time and compressed into the pages of the Bible."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ To me it is a spiritual guide, and the God I worship is a living God, He is not frozen in time and compressed into the pages of the Bible.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ No doubt the people living at that time thought he was inspired by a devil, so Muhammad spoke these words, as the Quran, in self-defense.

      .Western civilization has been guided by Christianity.^ The Destruction of Western Civilization, As Seen Through Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

      Now it appears that this period is drawing to a close. Both religious institutions and social structures are in disarray. .A great many things that were considered basic assumptions of western thought are being challenged.^ There is such a thing as “good/great” x; “bad” x which is x that is not satisfying on many different levels; and there is is also x that just sucks!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He is basically stating that he believes that all spiritual and transcendent thoughts are supernatural thinking and challenging LindaJean prove otherwise.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For it is atheists who have accused him of backsliding into religious and supernatural thought for simply being open minded and willing to try things before criticizing them.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      The reality of the external world, the soul, the linear nature of time.

W. J. Grant
    • India indeed has a preciousness which a materialistic age is in danger of missing. .Some day the fragrance of her thought will win the hearts of men.^ We in thought will join your throng, Ye that pipe and ye that play, Ye that through your hearts to-day Feel the gladness of the May!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Such are the initiations through which all men must some day pass.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I'm pretty sure that all of the men of the day thought that verse to be absolutely God's wishes.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .This grim chase after our own tails which marks the present age cannot continue for ever.^ Yet, he cannot even admit, or fails to see enveloped in his own prism of unreality, that our arguments are much more evidence-based than his ever will be.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Not surprisingly, our present day atmosphere has many, many more times the amount of CO2 than it did in past ages.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Not surprisingly, our present day atmosphere has many, many more times the amount of CO2 than it did in past ages."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .The future contains a new human urge towards the real beauty and holiness of life.^ In several verses in the New Testament we are urged to live a life "worthy" of something else.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Human life is much, much more than a fleeting pastiche of existential angst, genital urges, bowel movements and a repetitive succession of other animal functions.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to develop a new respect for life even when it is "sick or damaged."
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      When it comes Hinduism will be searched by loving eyes and defended by knightly hands.

Robert R. C. Zaehner (1913-1974) British historian of religion.
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    • In the family of religions, Hinduism is the wise old all-knowing mother.^ The fundamentalism of the eighties and nineties is just a reawakening of the old-time American religion that's been there all along.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He pointed out that the people of the Bible were Black and that in all the early Catholic Churches of Europe: "the God Christ, as well as his mother, are described in their old pictures to be black (peoples).

      ^ Limited in knowledge, since God made us in His likeness, but not all knowing, all wise, all powerful, everywhere present, as He Himself is.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Its sacred books, the Vedas, claim, 'Truth is one, but sages call it by different names.'^ Number 1 is calling a rose by a different name.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For him to claim that he was without sin was either one of the most arrogant claims ever made by a human being, or it was the truth.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Osiris spoke unto God, the force who know the destiny of all that is created and said , the son of man (Caucasian)has a book that is call the Bible and claim that the contents in the book which is claimed to be sacred and holy is written by God.

      .If only Islam, and all the rest of the monotheistic 'book' religions, had learned that lesson, all the horror of history's religious wars could have been avoided.^ Think of all the nonsense us oversexed galoots could avoid if only it could be so!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ His most recent book, A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom, looks at a pivotal moment in world history, the world’s first genocide.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Science is the perfect tool to "measure and quantify" not only music and other arts but also religion because science just is the business of measuring and quantifying natural phenomena in all their variety.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Which other religion has its God say, as Krishna does in the Bhagavad Gita, 'All paths lead to me.'
    • If only the Church had the sense to allow so many different and seemingly contradictory approaches to God, how much saner its history would have been!
    • It was the sublime ancient tolerance of Hinduism that he often stressed, that was the true proof of the wisdom and mature dignity of the Hindu tradition.

Vecente Avelino who was the Consul General for Brazil in India in 1930.
    • India is the only country which has known God and if anyone wants to know God he must know India.

B B Lal (1921- ) On joining the Archaeological Survey in January 1946, he held charge of the Excavations Branch and participated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler in the excavations at Harappa, now in Pakistan. In 1951 he was deputed for advanced studies at the Institute of Archaeology, London. In 1961, under a UNESCO project, he conducted excavations in Nubia, Egypt, and brought to light valuable evidence relating to prehistoric and protohistoric periods of that country.
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    • The great civilization of the Indian subcontinent, has had its roots deep in antiquity, some seven to eight thousand years ago, and its flowering in the third millennium B.C. still lives on.^ Yet, they all want to believe that such things literally happened thousands of years ago.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "When I began my career as a cosmologist some twenty years ago, I was a convinced atheist.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A year ago I packaged some raw notes for a Sam chapter as: http://www.andyross.net/gash.pdf .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .In contrast, when we look round the world we are surprised by the fact that the Egyptian and Mesopotamia civilizations that flourished alongside this Indic Civilization have all disappeared, leaving hardly any trace behind.^ The crucifixion continued until Heru, the Heavenly Father of all humankind, became one of the most obscure figures in both Egyptian and world history.

      ^ Until I'd done enough looking around, both inside and outside of me, and realized that this world is all there is.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Look at all the highly respected people over the last two centuries who voiced their opinions and hardly achieved anything.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Why? .The Indian psyche has indeed been pondering over this great cultural phenomenon of 'livingness', and this quest.
    • What is that ‘something’, some inherent strength?^ With the impact of the Muslim culture, some sections of the Jainas began to denounce idol worship with great vehemence.
      • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A bodhisattva should cultivate certain modes of thought and ponder on some great principles, so that he may understand why he should forgive others...

      .Doubtless it lies in the liberal character of the Indian civilization, which allows for cross-fertilization with other cultures, without losing its own identity.^ Accept the incoming with little tension, then redirect it without losing your own center.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But he concludes that when man loses the respect for life, he ends up "losing his own identity."
      • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ He helps Christians to engage in meaningful dialogue with other religions, learn from them without giving up their own Christian faith.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Even time (kala), the great devourer, has stood testimony to the fact that the deep foundations of Indian culture could not be shaken either by internal upheavals, however great may have been their magnitude....^ The Indian sources draw me more powerfully, because of their foundational status, their penetrating analytical style, and their connections with the wider web of Indo-European culture and thought.

      ^ I've argued many times that the long-standing faith traditions in the West have internalized this imperative, and have even actively upheld it.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In fact, the West will even help the wolves to devour them.

      " the soul of India lives on!"

General Joseph Davey Cunningham (1812-1851) author of A history of the Sikhs, from the origin of the nation to the battles of the Sutlej
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    • Mathematical science was so perfect and astronomical observations so complete that the paths of the sun and the moon were accurately measured.^ Science is the perfect tool to "measure and quantify" not only music and other arts but also religion because science just is the business of measuring and quantifying natural phenomena in all their variety.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Archeology is just one branch of science that is used to prove the Bible accurate in what it says, although God is the perfect standard, not archeology.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Although His word is perfect, you do not need a complete and perfect understanding of it, just an accurate one on what are the essential teachings of God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .The philosophy of the learned few was perhaps for the first time, firmly allied with the theology of the believing many, and Brahmanism laid down as articles of faith the unity of God, the creation of the world, the immortality of the soul, and the responsibility of man.^ The Hindus had believed that the soul or Atma was identical with Brahman or God, and that it was eternal.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ As the Lawgiver God will hold man responsible.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ If God created man, God is responsible for man's flaws.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      The remote dwellers upon the Ganges distinctly made known that future life about which Moses is silent or obscure, and that unity and Omnipotence of the Creator which were unknown to the polytheism of the Greek and Roman multitude, and to the dualism of Mithraic legislators, while Vyasa perhaps surpassed Plato in keeping the people tremblingly alive to the punishment which awaited evil deeds."

Professor Arthur Holmes (1895-1965) geologist, professor at the University of Durham. He writes regarding the age of the earth in his great book, The Age of Earth (1913)
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    • Long before it became a scientific aspiration to estimate the age of the earth, many elaborate systems of the world chronology had been devised by the sages of antiquity.^ I made my appearance teaching in many different worlds using different names, and explaining how long a period my teaching would be efficacious.

      ^ First is finding a sitting position that is comfortable for a long duration and second is squaring the body to tap into the earth's energy system.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      ^ There are many souls on this earth (whatever faith or belief systems they come from) who could hugely benefit from this unique course.
      • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

      The most remarkable of these occult time-scales is that of the ancient Hindus, whose astonishing concept of the Earth's duration has been traced back to Manusmriti, a sacred book.
    • When the Hindu calculation of the present age of the earth and the expanding universe could make Professor Holmes so astonished, the precision with which the Hindu calculation regarding the age of the entire Universe was made would make any man spellbound.
Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) was a Belgian writer of poetry, a wide variety of essays. He won the 1911 Nobel Prize for literature. In his book Mountain Paths, says
    • he falls back upon the earliest and greatest of Revelations, those of the Sacred Books of India with a Cosmogony which no European conception has ever surpassed.
Huston Smith born in China to Methodist missionaries, a philosopher, most eloquent writer, world-famous religion scholar who practices Hatha Yoga.
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    • The invisible excludes nothing, the invisible that excludes nothing is the infinite – the soul of India is the infinite.
    • Philosophers tell us that the Indians were the first ones to conceive of a true infinite from which nothing is excluded.^ I think the third option is the only one open to us; the first will lead to disaster, the second will not stand long in the courts.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Unfortunately there's no such thing as a group that represents all atheists so we can never take a vote that tells us what the true collective atheist position is.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "The one true God is mentioned in places like Genesis 1:26, "Let US make man in our image, in our likeness..."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      The West shied away from this notion. The West likes form, boundaries that distinguish and demarcate. .The trouble is that boundaries also imprison – they restrict and confine.
    • India saw this clearly and turned her face to that which has no boundary or whatever.India anchored her soul in the infinite seeing the things of the world as masks of the infinite assumes – there can be no end to these masks, of course.^ There is no need for this marriage thing.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Of course there is tradition with these gods!

      ^ There is no they.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      If they express a true infinity. .And It is here that India’s mind boggling variety links up to her infinite soul.
    • India includes so much because her soul being infinite excludes nothing.” It goes without saying that the universe that India saw emerging from the infinite was stupendous.”
    • While the West was still thinking, perhaps, of 6,000 years old universe – India was already envisioning ages and eons and galaxies as numerous as the sands of the Ganges.^ To say the universe is 19 billion years old is far fetched.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Lindajean says that I am being dogmatic because: .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Horror that goes without saying.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      The Universe so vast that modern astronomy slips into its folds without a ripple.”

Alan Watts (1915-1973) a professor, graduate school dean and research fellow of Harvard University
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    • To the philosophers of India, however, Relativity is no new discovery, just as the concept of light years is no matter for astonishment to people used to thinking of time in millions of kalpas, (A kalpa is about 4,320,000 years).^ No one has ever witnessed matter thinking.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And that's just 20,000 years.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ About 10,000 people showed up at Bangor Auditorium, so I only saw his 5 minute stump out in the snow.

      The fact that the wise men of India have not been concerned with technological applications of this knowledge arises from the circumstance that technology is but one of innumerable ways of applying it.
    • It is, indeed, a remarkable circumstance that when Western civilization discovers Relativity it applies it to the manufacture of atom-bombs, whereas this Oriental civilization applies it to the development of new states of consciousness.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American Philosopher, Unitarian, social critic, transcendentalist and writer.
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    • In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.--Walden
    • What extracts from the Vedas I have read fall on me like the light of a higher and purer luminary, which describes a loftier course through purer stratum.^ LJ says: "LOL, do you actually think the world is reading our blogs and that they are going to “get it” after digesting a Timmy or LJ post?"
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Like a big, prosperous, modern city growing up around a little old tumbledown churchhouse, the world has moved on.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In Isaiah 64, we read that our righteousness are like filthy rags to God.
      • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

      .It rises on me like the full moon after the stars have come out, wading through some far stratum in the sky.
    • Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me.^ Surely ye’ll all agree coming away with stuff like that at a Burns Supper of aw places is completely out o’ order!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I also appreciate the fact that he didn't just preach to the choir but instead pointed out some problems that come with proclaiming yourself an atheist.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism.^ "There is no teaching by Jesus that prohibits women from fulfilling any role they wanted" .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Atheism teaches that humans are just a biologically advanced animal, that there are no absolute standards for ethics, that meaning is what you create meaning to be and that ultimately life has no purpose.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is no teaching by Jesus that prohibits women from fulfilling any role they wanted.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It is of all ages, climes and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge.^ Millennium (end): All nations will worship God at the Great White Throne judgment.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      .When I am at it, I feel that I am under the spangled heavens of a summer night.
    • The Vedas contain a sensible account of God.The veneration in which the Vedas are held is itself a remarkable feat.^ Wouldn't it be more sensible and beneficial to unite under the one thing that we do have in common, the disbelief in God or gods.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Is it acceptable or sensible to think that God changes His mind during the night?
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I guarantee that by the third such beverage you'll be well in orbit with that wonderful feeling that God's in his Heaven and all's weel wi' the wurld.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Their code embraced the whole moral life of the Hindus and in such a case there is no other truth than sincerity.^ Praise Allah, for there is no other but he!
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I say that that is a lie and there is no truth in it.

      ^ There is no such thing possible.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Truth is such by reference to the heart of man within, not to any standard without.
    • The Hindus are most serenely and thoughtfully religious than the Hebrews.^ The philosophical dialogue, in contrast, can treat disinterestedly of such themes as the self, causality, time and space, knowledge and language, logic and ethics, relative and absolute truth, without any worry about religious issues.

      ^ Without Him there would be no matter, no reasoning, no logic, no truth, no universals, and no ethical standard, and for that matter, nothing would matter.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Where does he get off spewing such hostilities at a man who has some of the most sound arguments one can read on the internet and in print (about religion/atheism)?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .They have perhaps a purer, more independent and impersonal knowledge of God.^ They believed that the knowledge was revealed to them from God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ They believed that the knowledge was revealed to them from God."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Beside this law written in their hearts, they received a command, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which while they kept, they were happy in their communion with God,and had dominion over the creatures.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Their religious books describes the first inquisitive and contemplative access to God.
    • One sentence of the Bhagavad Gita, is worth the State of Massachusetts many times over.
    • Most books belong to the house and streets only, .^ I have stated many times that it is, and so has lindajean.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is only one God by nature, .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is only one true God.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      . . .But this(Bhagavad Gita) . . . . addresses what is deepest and most abiding in man. . . . .Its truth speaks freshly to our experience.^ What we believe is modulated by our own experience, experiments, speculation and on on, and this activity refines our inherited beliefs in the general direction of better reflecting the truth.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      [the sentences of Manu] are a piece with depth and serenity and I am sure they will have a place and significance as long as there is a sky to test them by.

Will Durant (1885-1981) American historian.
.
    • It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to us such questionable gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all our numerals and our decimal system.^ Even if a sky god were responsible for creating and shaping us, we humans are in the epistemological predicament of starting from where we are and from what we are in our journey toward the truth.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Yes, and in all instances it reduces to dreaming about our own immortality, even if it is by proxy" .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Weve seen that even the mega method of cleansing karma leaves a small residue of our karmic accumulation for us to expiate now.

      .But these are not the essence of her spirit; they are trifles compared to what we may learn from her in the future.
    • Perhaps in return for conquest, arrogance and spoliation, India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of the mature mind, the quiet content of the unacquisitive soul, the calm of the understanding spirit, and a unifying, a pacifying love for all living things.
    • India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy.^ I vow to study all teachings however limitless they may be.

      ^ Thus the Spirit of Knowledge is the Father of our souls, and the Spirit of Love is the Mother of our souls.

      ^ It is our imagination and creativity that separate us from all other living things.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.^ Maybe, LindaJean, many of the people there are different than many of the people here in ways neither of us know about.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The introduction of a book or a gun caused us to lose our footing, to stumble on our way, to denounce our fathers and mothers.

      ^ However, we also affect the ecosystem in many other ways--we have probably caused the extinction of many species, however those extinctions have not hurt us much.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Nothing should more deeply shame the modern student than the recency and inadequacy of his acquaintance with India....This is the India that patient scholarship is now opening up like a new intellectual continent to that Western mind which only yesterday thought civilization an exclusive Western thing.
    • "As flowing rivers disappear in the sea, losing their name and form, thus a wise man, freed from name and form, goes to the divine person who is beyond all."^ It's all interesting, but nothing that a sensible modern person should base their lives on, imho.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Things are flowing along as they should.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Westerners should keep this in mind.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Such a theory of life and death will not please Western man, whose religion is as permeated with individualism as are his political and economic institutions.^ Much of contemporary African philosophy is impoverished because it fails to assess the conduct of institutions and individuals on the basis of the moral theories upheld by individuals in contemporary African societies.

      ^ Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires...The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace..."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ For the most part religion is man's attempt at knowing God in which he/she invents a god that is suitable to his/her view of life based on earning the favor of that god by what he/she does.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      But it has satisfied the philosophical Hindu mind with astonishing continuity.
    • Even in Europe and America, this wistful theosophy has won millions upon millions of followers, from lonely women and tired men to Schopenhauer and Emerson.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) an author, essayist, lecturer, philosopher, Unitarian minister who lectured on theology at Harvard University.
    • I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita. .It was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.
    • It is sublime as night and a breathless ocean.^ Samantabhadra (about second century A.D.) dilates on sallekhan which consists in abandoning the body for the accumulation of merit in calamities, famines, extreme old age and incurable diseases.
      • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ So let us cast off our old sinful "night life"- outrageous behavior, drunkenness, lustfulness, infidelity, contentiousness and envying.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ I firmly believe in reincarnation, so when death comes (hopefully in advanced old age), I can face it with serenity.

      .It contains every religious sentiment, all the grand ethics which visit in turn each noble poetic mind....
    • The Indian teaching, through its clouds of legends, has yet a simple and grand religion, like a queenly countenance seen through a rich veil.^ GAD: "First of all, not all the wishful thinking of the religious nor the most advanced science has yet to provide a single shred of evidence for the "non-material" in this "material universe".
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ After all no one would ever think of taking harmless musings of god and mind powers and turn them in to a religion(s), would they?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Like Andy most people have a "soft spot" for the idea of freewill, yet, despite all the hopping through of hoops, I haven't seen a truly convincing argument for it.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It teaches to speak truth, love others, and to dispose trifles.^ Others boldly proclaim the truth as journalists or newscasters, many teach our children, or teach at the college level; still others serve in hospitals as doctors and nurses.

      ^ From the Speaking the Truth in Love archives, Fr.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Speaking the Truth in Love .
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      The East is grand - and makes Europe appear the land of trifles. ...all is soul and the soul is .Vishnu .
    • All science is transcendental or else passes away.^ "Men of devout faith during this time I taught people about Nento Buddha and others saying that I would end all sufferings and pass away.

      ^ I pray for my deceased relatives and for all those who have passed away, particularly for these individuals: (Sound the bell continuously while offering prayers.

      Botany is now acquiring the right theory - the avatars of Brahman will presently be the text-books of natural history.
.
  • "Many Hindu intellectuals are just not able to comprehend the fact that there is no human aspiration or experience which lies outside the range of Hinduism; it provides for even demon-Gods.^ Are you or are you not convinced that there is no god?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't "believe there is no god."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Should it be simply that there is no God?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    In contrast, all religions are in the nature of sects, though they cannot be so defined because of their insistence on their separateness and, indeed, hostility to Hinduism " [2]

On relation of Hinduism with Jainism and Buddhism

.
  • "In view of deliberate attempts in recent decades to project Buddhism and Jainism as separate religions, distinct from Hinduism, it would be in order to deal with them in passing.^ At both these places, there are the ruins of both Jaina and Hindu temples which indicate that the followers of Brahmanical religion and Jainism lived in peace and amity in this region.
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Muslims would have others believe that Islam is a religion of peace, but this is problematic both in view of its past history and its current policies and practices.

    ^ The deliberate attempt by the European to separate Africans from the classical civilizations of the Nile is one of the biggest falsifications in history.

    the attempts have clearly been motivated by the design to separate their followers from the parent body called Hinduism just as Sikhs have been to an extent. Though not to the same extent as in the case of Sikhs, the attempts have succeeded in as much as neo-Buddhists and at least some Jains have come to regard themselves as non-Hindus.
In reality, however, Buddhisms and Jainism have been no more than movements within the larger body of Hinduism, not significantly different from Lingayats, Saktas or Bhaktas of more recent times." [3]
.
  • "Over time, apparent misunderstandings have arisen over the origins of Jainism and relationship with its sister religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.^ The major religions of the world, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are all imperialistic and seek to spread their views and ethics and power as wide as possible.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The kings used to worship both Hindu gods and Jaina Trthakaras at the same time and used to participate in the affairs and functions of both the religions.
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I am wrong then billions of others who profess no religion, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, primitive religions, Wicca, and on and on and on are all destined to burn in hell.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There has been an ongoing debate between Jainism and Vedic Hinduism as to which revelation preceded the other.^ And there is a non-duality between spiritual bondage and freedom on the one hand and political and economic bondage and freedom on the other.

    ^ There is a direct historical continuity between the romantic tradition and the new paradigm in science of Fritjof Capra and others.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ At both these places, there are the ruins of both Jaina and Hindu temples which indicate that the followers of Brahmanical religion and Jainism lived in peace and amity in this region.
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    .What is historically known is that there was a tradition along with Vedic Hinduism known as Sramana Dharma.^ Why should we care how far the main threads of ancient Hindu tradition can be said to parallel historic threads in Christian belief?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is well known that Hinduism has been historically associated with the caste system in India .

    ^ There is a direct historical continuity between the romantic tradition and such new paradigms in science as quantum holism and transpersonal psychology.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Essentially, the sramana tradition included it its fold, the Jain and Buddhist traditions, which disagreed with the eternality of the Vedas, the needs for ritual sacrifices and the supremacy of the Brahmins."^ The elected include practitioners of many spiritual traditions including: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Taoist, and Indigenous traditions, to name a few.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    [4]
  • " As to Jains being Hindu dissenters, and, therefore governable by Hindu law, we are not told this date of secession [...] Jainism certainly has a longer history than is consistent with its being a creed of dissenters from Hinduism." [5]
  • "Jainas themselves have no memory of a time when they fell within the Vedic fold. Any theory that attempts to link the two traditions, moreover fails to appreciate rather distinctive and very non-vedic character of Jaina cosmology, soul theory, karmic doctrine and atheism" [6]

References

  1. Bhagavad Gita - By S. Radhakrishnan
  2. Page 5, The Hindu Phenomenon, ISBN 81-86112-32-4.
  3. page 24-25, The Hindu Phenomenon, ISBN 81-86112-32-4.
  4. Harry Oldmeadow (2007) Light from the East: Eastern Wisdom for the Modern West, World Wisdom, Inc. ISBN 1933316225
  5. . L. Jaini, (1916) Jaina Law, Bhadrabahu Samhita, (Text with translation ) Arrah, Central jaina publishing House p.12-13
  6. .S. Jaini, (1979), The Jaina Path to Purification, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, p. 169

External links

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See also hindu, and hindú

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English

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Adjective

Hindu
  1. Of, or relating to Hinduism, or to Hindus and their culture.

Proper noun

Singular
Hindu
Plural
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Hindu
  1. An origin of many religions including Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism.

Noun

Singular
Hindu
Plural
Hindus
Hindu (plural Hindus)
  1. A person adhering to the Hindu religion (Hinduism).

Translations

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of dhinu
  • unhid

Hungarian

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'hindu/
  • Hyphenation: Hin‧du

Proper noun

Hindu
  1. (astronomy) Indus

Turkish

Noun

Hindu
  1. Hindi (language)
This Turkish entry was created from the translations listed at Hindi. .It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses.^ That invocation itself is a good argument not to circumcise: what could be less compassionate or merciful than to hold a boy down and cut off his most intimate part?

^ Part of this book is designed to respond to the main arguments posed by some Muslims for following other books in addition to the Qur'an for religious guidance.
  • City of Light; The Path to the True Islam and (Submission) Islam and muslims islaam Allah god muslim moslem moslems GOD God muslims religion quran koran muhammad mohammad mirracle miracle rashad khalifa 19 code god alone GODALONE 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC quran.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Because Judaism is built around a relationship involving agreements and promises in this life, the afterlife is less essential for Judaism than for other world religions.
  • Jewish afterlife beliefs 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

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Hindu in the Turkish Wiktionary.^ While in Indonesia, we were pleased to see that the local Hindus had started taking non-Hindus in.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 5: Does Hinduism Accept Newcomers 19 November 2009 17:23 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • How to Defend Your Judaism - wikiHow 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

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