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India

A heritage the world mostly ignores

Goddess Ganga – a Nepali paintingvia Tumblr

Renowned as a land of colour, the home to Yoga and Buddhism, and a curious range of sciences but ostracised as being third world with unacceptable levels of poverty and crime, yet India has a long heritage that few appreciate.

India was home to the worlds first civilisation with cities, water supplies and sewerage

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The Potential of Hinduism

The Science of Living and Attaining World Peace

Most people associate the idea of Hinduism with India and the pantheon of gods and goddesses as depicted in this image to the right. But this is only part of the story that stretches back for tens of thousands of years.

There is no quick or five-minute description that can convey much of this subject, but what is referred to as

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Why is Yoga a Science?

And why is Hinduism not a religion?

Vishnu – the sustainer

The word yoga as most people know means unity, but no one can possibly understand the word unity until that unity has been experienced. Therefore until one has achieved the unity of being connected to our inherent nature, yoga cannot be understood and the word is only used in reference to all the methodologies that may or may

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Could You become a Hindu?

A trend sweeping the world

From St Petersburg in Russia to Tennessee in the USA, Guyana in Africa, Melbourne in Australia and many places in between tens of thousands of ordinary everyday people are embracing Hinduism.

Before continuing let me clear up the misconceptions about what is Hindu and what is Hinduism. The word ‘Hindu’simply refers to the geography of the region we know as India. A Christian born in

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Bharatanatyam Dance

‪Meditation in Movement

Image courtesy of Sheela Unnikrishnan http://www.sridevinrithyalaya.com/

Originating in the temples of Tamil Nadu, South India, Bharatha Natiyam Dance (more commonly written as Bharatanatyam), has been an important aspect of Hindu tradition for over 2000 years.

Bhartanatyam is considered as one of the classical dance forms of ancient India that signifies the elements of the Earth and human body, the others being Odissi, Kuchipudi,

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Eye Yoga

Maintaining your vision

Let’s remember how the eye functions. Refracted light from the world around us passes through the lens of the eye to shine on the retina in the back of the eye. Sensory receptors register this light and send a signal to the brain. Then the brain interprets those signals to create the actual image we perceive.

Perhaps more than any other organ of perception, we rely on

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Tears for Mother

The modern tragedy

Sita and Rama in exile via Arjuna Vallabha

Why I the reason I wonder why? As far as we know there is no beginning and there is no end, but here we are desperately searching for meaning and happiness. In the process of the search, some are exalted and some are despised. We manipulate matter and learn new thing’s, yet such happiness is

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Dharma

Action for harmonious life and living

Shiva blessing Arjuna with the Pashupatastra, Pushpagiri via Arjuna-Vallabha

What is referred to simply as Dharma or as Sanatana Dharma is a concept central to Hinduism and Buddhism that was once known over most of the world. It came from the sharing of knowledge as to our creation and the reasons why we are here wherever that may be.

From

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Samadhi

The goal of yoga

In the Western world including New Zealand, the nature of life is unknown and only ever subject of discussion. Our scientists have dissected the atom and yet they cannot understand the nature of the different parts of an atom just like they cannot understand life.

Life is not to be understood in this way, but yet we continue to manipulate and each other for short-term profits.

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The Courtship of Shiva and Parvati

So the legend goes with a commentary

One day, when Parvati was only eight years old, her father, Himavan, took her to see Lord Shiva. From birth, Parvati had always been very spiritual. She always wanted to know about God, so she was thrilled to see Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva was in a meditative consciousness and he did not pay any attention to the little girl.

After that first

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