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The Logic of Rebirth in Hinduism

Hinduism philosophy states that a soul reincarnates through births again and again until it becomes perfect suitable to reunite with its Source. During this process, the soul enters into many bodies, assumes many forms, and passes through many births and rebirths. This concept is summarily described in the following verse of the Bhagavad gita:   “Just as a man discards worn out clothes and puts on new clothes, the soul discards worn out bodies and wears new ones.” (2.22) The Hindu concept of reincarnation is based upon the logical notion that life on earth did not emerge suddenly, but evolved gradually, involving great epochs of time and a vast multitude …

Accuracy of Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology

Vedic astrology is one of the oldest forms of astrology. It evolved over 5,000 years ago and is based on a body of knowledge known as the ‘Vedas,’ which translates to ‘knowledge’ or ‘wisdom,’ and is referred to as Jyotish, — the ‘light of the heavenly bodies’. Today, Vedic astrology is acknowledged as one of the most powerful forms of astrology in practice and is followed by millions around the world. While Western astrology is known for its emphasis on the psychological nature and personality of the individual, Vedic astrology’s primary focus is on predicting cycles and events of the future, putting more emphasis on understanding when certain events are …

The River of Hinduism Runs Eternal

Hinduism is not a doctrine but an eternal philosophy of life in perpetuity empowering individual to spiritual realization. Terms such as guru and avatar, ideas as karma and reincarnation, Self-realization and God-realization, such practices as Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, vegetarianism and non-violence, all arise from the spiritual matrix of Hinduism in India. The Western world is experiencing the spiritual side of the culture preserved better in the East, particularly in India, the ancient land of Vedic Sciences. Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas. It originates from the rishis, seers of the Vedas, who were said to have envisioned it originally through the power of the Divine Word “OM”. The Sanskrit …

Karma & Reincarnation in Vedic Hinduism

Reincarnation The twin beliefs of karma and reincarnation are among Hinduism’s many jewels of knowledge. Others include dharma or our pattern of religious/spiritual conduct, and enlightenment through personal realization of our identity in and with God. As per Hinduism, the life on earth is not a discrete one time event. It is just one episode in multiple appearances (births) before the soul finally takes leave from the cycle. The birth is not just limited to being born as human; it also includes the births as the animals and even as the divines who rule the parts of nature! After-all, all these things have a life and the appearance of the …

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Origins of Hinduism

In terms of its religious development there are now two basic theories that attempt to explain how Hinduism first developed within India, and they both draw on the famous ekam sat viprah bahudha vadanti verse for their effectiveness. One suggests that at some time towards the end of the Indus Valley Civilization (circa 1700 BCE) a group of nomadic people called the Aryans moved into northern India from the steppes of central Europe or even Asia Minor. This is called the “Indo-Aryan Migration Theory” and it was first posited after the relationship between Sanskrit, Greek and Latin was discovered along with other archeological evidence that emerged in the late 18th …