Monthly Archives: March 2011


We have all heard of unusual geniuses in art and music, even in science sometimes. But there are extraordinary individuals in every creative field. It is not easy for everyone to understand, let alone appreciate, the work and value of … Continue reading

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Sivapuránam (Civapuránam)

Caiva-ciddántam is a metaphysical-philosophical-spiritual school which takes the Civa (Shiva) Principle as the fundamental substratum in the world. It is very ancient and has a North Indian version as well as a South Indian. In both systems Civa is transcendent … Continue reading

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God in the Hindu framework

Here is an NPR program on Hindu Gods which you may like to listen to:

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Disaster in Japan

Life-destroying disasters arise from Nature’s periodic whims such as hurricanes and earthquakes. But there are also calamities that result from social injustice and iniquities, fanatical beliefs, racial and religious tensions, and the like. Reflections on these matters are certainly stimulating … Continue reading

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Scientific understanding of ethics and experiences

People have traditionally attributed love of children to non-natural causes, which is fine. However, suppose that science/empiricism  is able to establish  that through our efforts to understand fully how all these wondrous dimensions of being fully human (as also the … Continue reading

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How might the discovery of alien life affect religion?

In this context it is also important to distinguish between aliens as conceived by modern extra-terrestrial astronomy and the aliens of mythic lore. In modern astronomical thought, aliens refer to entities which have evolved biologically in distant planetary systems quite … Continue reading

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Lorne Ladner, Ph.D., The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology, 2004.

We live in an extraordinary age of wonderful scientific breakthroughs and marvelous technological achievements. Possibilities for cure of pernicious diseases and for health and longevity keep increasing. But ours is also an age of spiritual anguish and moral confusions, of … Continue reading

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