Sacred Symbols - Hinduism Today
... meditating on the Aum, Pagans parading the ankh at Stonehenge—all
these are potent meditations on cosmic symbols that are gateways to inner
truths. To societies of prehistory, living fully in nature’s raw splendor and
power, symbols stood for supernatural states and beings—as they still can
for us t ...
Sacred Symbols - Himalayan Academy
... as in olden times, religious symbols derive from the world around us. The
sun appears in motifs across cultures from Mexico to Mongolia, including
the Hindu swastika and the wheel of the sun, honored by Buddhists as
the eight-spoked dharma wheel. Hinduism has amassed a vast range of
icons from thous ...
The Vedic Religion
... to oﬀer one-pointed devotion and he adores
it with the conviction that the Lord who is
present everywhere is present in it also. We see
that practitioners of other religions also have
symbols for worship and meditation. So it is
wholly unjust to believe that Hindus alone
worship idols—to regard them ...
Brihaspatideva (The Jupiter Planet)
... into fire and from that fire the great Maha Rishis Marichi, Bhrigu, Angiras and other Maha
Rishis were born. Angiras was so called because he was born out of live coals (angara). It
was the curse of this Angiras that caused the birth of (the greatest superhero of all time)
Shree Hanumanji. Eight so ...
Hindu Rituals and Routines...Why do we follow them?
... Indians greet each other with namaste. The two palms are placed together in front of the
chest and the head bows whilst saying the word namaste. This greeting is for all - people
younger than us, of our own age, those older than friends, even strangers and us.
There are five forms of formal traditio ...
A Glimpse of India - Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA
... Concept of God (Bramhan)
However, on the personal level, its up to individuals to
create a form/view of the same Supreme Bharman to pray.
Hindu accepts only one God, the Supreme. Because of this
flexibility in giving a shape or form, it appears as if there
are many Hindu Gods/Goddesses to a non-Hin ...
the four divine abidings - essential qualities for
... by the sense of pity that goes with the thought: “I am so glad I am not you!”
or by giving advice which is condescending. We must trust that if we listen
to the person’s suffering and allow for the discharge of any painful emotions
attached to that suffering, they will come up with their own next st ...
... Some form of prayer beads are to be
found in nearly all major religious
traditions in the world.
The word bead comes from the
Anglo-Saxon word, ‘bede’ and it
The function of prayer beads in
Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and
Roman Catholicism is the same.
They are used to count devotions. ...
... example that comes to mind is that of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. When he was anointed as
the head of the new religious fellowship that would soon become the Swaminarayan
Sampradaya, he prayed for all his disciples. He said: “Even if it is the lot of a devotee to
suffer from lack of food or clothing or th ...
Glossary of Terms for Siddhartha
... Evil One, the Destroyer, who tempts men to indulge their passions and is seen as the great
enemy of Buddha and of his religion.
Maya: a Sanskrit term denoting illusion, the physical world of appearances that surrounds
us, blinding us to the reality behind it. Maya is that power in Nature that create ...
Meditations On Hindutva
... “There was neither the king, nor State
control, no punishments and punishers.
Only by the power of Dharma, all people
protected each other mutually”
- The Mahabharata
delhi public school aligarh
... ENGLISH: Section-A (Reading) : Unseen Passage: Poem, & OTBA Section-B (Writing) : Diary Entry, Letters
(Formal & Informal), Article, Story Writing Section C (Grammar) : Tenses, Determiners, Reported Speech
(Narration), Subject-Verb Agreement, Modals, Active-Passive Voice (News Headlines, Process com ...
Religious issues for a KAY teacher. Just a few thoughts to share with
... from his kingdom for 14 years.
If one Hindu god’s name is known and recognized throughout
the world, it is Krishna. Hindus identify Krishna as the teacher of the
sacred scripture called the Bhagavad Gita and as the friend and
mentor of prince Arjuna in the epic the Mahabharata.
Marriage in the Hindu tradition is a sacred and ancient ceremony
... canopy under which the holy ceremony takes place) The four-pillared structure represents the four
goals of a fulfilled Hindu life: Dharma (righteousness), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire), and Moksha
(eternal bliss/salvation). The symbolism of the Mandap goes further with each pillar being understood
Glossary of terms used in Siddhartha
... Narayana. Like Venus, she was born from the ocean's foam.
Maya: a Sanskrit term denoting illusion, the physical world of appearances that surrounds us, blinding us to the reality
behind it. Maya is that power in Nature that creates this illusion. The work of spiritual aspirants is to seek and experi ...
Namaste Sada Vatsale
Namaste Sada Vatsale (Sanskrit:नमस्ते सदा वत्सले) is Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's prayer. This prayer is in Sanskrit except last line which is in Hindi. It is compulsory to sing this prayer in all programs of Sangh. It was written by Shri Narhar Narayan Bhide, a Sanskrit professor in guidance of Dr. K. B. Hedgewar and Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar.नमस्ते सदा वत्सले मातृभूमे,(हे परम वत्सला मातृभूमि! मै तुझे निरंतर प्रणाम करता हु,)त्वया हिन्दुभूमे सुखं वर्धितोहम् ।(तूने सब सुख दे कर मुझको बड़ा किया|)महामङ्गले पुण्यभूमे त्वदर्थे,(हे महा मंगला पुण्यभूमि!)पतत्वेष कायो नमस्ते नमस्ते ।।१।।(तेरे ही कारण मेरी यह काया, तुझको अर्पित, तुझे मै अनन्त बार प्रणाम करता हु।।)प्रभो शक्तिमन् हिन्दुराष्ट्राङ्गभूता,(हे सर्व शक्तिमय परमेश्वर! हम हिंदुराष्ट्र के अंगभूत घटक,)इमे सादरं त्वां नमामो वयम् |(तुझे आदर पूर्वक प्रणाम करते है।)त्वदीयाय कार्याय बध्दा कटीयं,(तेरे ही कार्य के लिए हमने कमर कासी है,)शुभामाशिषं देहि तत्पूर्तये ||(उसकी पूर्ति के लिए हमें शुभ आशीर्वाद दे||)अजय्यां च विश्वस्य देहीश शक्तिं,(विश्व के लिए अजेय ऐसी शक्ति,)सुशीलं जगद्येन नम्रं भवेत् |(सारा जगत विनम्र हो ऐसा विशुद्ध (उत्तम) शील|)श्रुतं चैव यत्कण्टकाकीर्ण मार्गं,(तथा बुद्धि पूर्वक स्वीकृत, हमारे कंटकमय मार्ग को सुगम करे,)स्वयं स्वीकृतं नः सुगं कारयेत् ।।१।।(ऐसा ज्ञान भी हमें दे।।)समुत्कर्षनिःश्रेयसस्यैकमुग्रं(अभ्युदय सहित निःश्रेयस की प्राप्ति का,)परं साधनं नाम वीरव्रतम्(वीर व्रत नामक जो एकमेव श्रेष्ठ, उग्र साधन है,)तदन्तः स्फुरत्वक्षया ध्येयनिष्ठा(उसका हम लोगों के अंत:करण में स्फुरहण हो,)हृदन्तः प्रजागर्तु तीव्रानिशम् ।(हमारे र्हुद्य मे, अक्षय तथा तीव्र ध्येयनिष्ठा सदैव जागृत रहे।)विजेत्री च नः संहता कार्यशक्तिर्(तेरे आशीर्वाद से हमारी विजय शालीन संघटित कार्य शक्ति,)विधायास्य धर्मस्य संरक्षणम् ।(स्वधर्म का रक्षण कर ।)परं वैभवं नेतुमेतत् स्वराष्ट्रं(अपने इस राष्ट्र को परम वैभव की स्थिति,)समर्था भवत्वाशिषा ते भृशम् ।।३।।(पर ले जाने में अतीव समर्थ हो ।।)भारत माता की जय ।।