What does the Bhagavad Gita say about a person with a neurological disorder?

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By Sunil Kumar The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjuna; an attempt to show the path of dharma and an exhortation to Arjuna to do his duty in the Mahabharata war. That is the literal …

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What was winnowing in world history?

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By Sunil Kumar An agricultural method. Threshing is separating the grain from the stalks. In early days this was accomplished by men hitting it with a flail(an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the en). After …

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What happened to Nachiketa?

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By Sunil Kumar Nachiketa was given to Yama(the god of death) by his father Vajashravasa after he noticed that only old, lame cows were being offered; and asked which god he would be given to.   After waiting for three …

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How is Brahmin-Varna determined based on one’s birth?

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By Sunil Kumar Vedic society was generally non-stratified into a rigid caste system unlike later(a myriad of castes with Vivekananda famously describing Kerala as a madhouse of caste in the late 19th century); but it was based mostly on kin, …

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What is written in the Vedas?

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By Sunil Kumar The Vedas are among the earliest literary compilations on the planet; and were probably composed on the banks of the Saraswati river. There are 4 Vedas and 108 Upanishads currently.(1180 originally). They have been regarded as “apaurusheya”(revelations, …

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What is the meaning of the verse 2.29 from the Bhagavad Gita?

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By Sunil Kumar This verse is attempting to describe the different notions about the soul; depending on the nature of men. Broadly, most Indic philosophy and the Bhagavad Gita describe men to be under the influence of the three gunas; …

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Q Answers: Rabindranath Tagore On The Vedas

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By Sunil Kumar Rabindranath Tagore was the most famous personality of the Thakur family. Thakur in Bengali means a Hindu priest. But Rabindranath’s forefathers were not priests. Their surname was Kushari. Jagannath Kushari was ostracized from the society for socializing …

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Is Christianity An Invention?

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By Sunil Kumar The world’s mindscape is full of religion. Much of human history has been inspired by this singular zeal; a fanatical obsession with beliefs that have no rational basis to them except for mass feeling. The truth will …

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