Common query by westerners – How can idol be God?? It’s a Scientific “Inside Out” approach of Hinduism, one of paths of transforming human being into Enlighten beings through Murti (loose translation-Idol) worship is very well explained here.
Journey of experiencing Unity consciousness via Murti (Cosmic Power) Worship…from Subjective Truth (Heart) towards Objective (Mind) and understanding Nature of Reality with Murti and Rituals!
Watch simple explanation in clip below
Hinduism: Understanding Image and Temple Worship
More scientific explanation of Hindu Murti (idols) and Neurology by famous American-Indian Neurologist Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, at UC San Diego, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition,USA.
“Neurology of Hindu Art” by Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Neurologist, USA
Other Hindu Thinkers explaining Science and Philosophy behind Murti Worship in Hinduism.
Swami Chinmayananda – Morti (idol) represents you the picture of Ideal
Mr. Jay Lakhani – Hindu Scholar from UK
Sri Sri Ravishankar
Hindi Explanation- Why Murti Worship in Hinduism
Experience of Western Hindus:
Ms. Gauri Maheshwari (formally Danielle Riordan)- USA explaining Basics of Hinduism, questions asked by her US friends.
Mr Koi Fresco- His experience of being Hindu
Radha Madhav dham
In western multicultural class, Kids understanding “Experiential Approaches to Hinduism”
Vishnu -Celebrate Unity Consciousness…
Image Credit: Dharma Speaks
Sources: Google search, Dharma Speaks, YouTube channels, and all links in the post.
How to Save 95% of Body & Mind Energy in life??…Every individual generally spends 90-95% of energy on thinking only about Money & Bodily Pleasures…which is a major cause of sufferings/problems in today’s world.
Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder ISHA foundation in India, a spiritual organization, sharing great Ancient Hindu Wisdom to Save you energy and utilize it for better Karma…
See how deep Sanatan Dharma Wisdom is and how it was misjudged by western Abrahmic invaders as per their western gaze & later propogated it wrongly for last 600 years in World History books…
Its high time now to Decolonize World History Books on India/Hinduism and preach Truth!
Modern Ugly Art, is another product of western Anglo-Saxon/Marxist education system to create confusion what is Right and Wrong, which ultimately leads to Chaos in society! (see interesting clips & pics below).
Justifying anything under argument of Freedom of Speech/Expression has created this confusion in western society and their dumb Indian followers (slaves)!
Since last few decades Western Anglo-Saxon education is creating great confusion among people between Right and Wrong doing…Argument is given whatever you think and do is GOOD/RIGHT, it’s your Human Right…without properly analyzing its impact on self, society and world.
This situation in India we refer as justifying Adharma in the name of Dharma (read Bhagwad Gita for detail arguments and clarifications).
Why Modern Art is deliberately made UGLY? See its impacts on Mind, Thinking Action on Person & Society...
Watch- Robert Florczak of Prager University exposing – Why Modern Art is So Bad
– English subtitles available, click CC at bottom
Creating further confusion- Bad Art is not Bad!!
A tour of “Museum of Bad Art” Somerville, MA-USA
In Hinduism/India, Art is integral part of Hindu Yogic way of life (Sanatan Dharma)…
Hindu Art itself is YOG – union of Aatma-Body-Mind-Consciousness-Cosmos!
Day to day Hindu life is full of Art e.g. Rangoli or Kolam (also Wall Drawings/ Homemade Crafts etc)…
Every Hindu home and Temple draws Rangoli/ Kolam outside front door as a sign of welcoming Luck, Prosperity, Auspiciousness and for coming guest.
Rangoli/Kolam– is objective reflection of Beautiful, Positive, Stable and Peaceful Mind of Artist (especially Hindu ladies living in that house).
Similarly for Art/ Rangoli/ Kolam viewer, its soothing and peaceful experience as image puts certain positive reflection on mind….makes mind calm, peaceful and stable… attains blissful experience /mood.
Beautiful Rangoli/ Kolam at Hindu homes:
– Click any pic to see slideshow
On contrary, Ugly and disturbing images/Art creates Negative impact on Mind, Thinking, Mood and Action!
So, Art is not just creativity but has long term impact on society – both on Artist and Viewers…This applies to Music, Movies, TV, Dance, Sculptures and all forms of Arts…..
You are free to Choose Positivity or Negativity through Art / Music / Dance/ Creativity….depending on your Karma your life and society around you will take its shape and you will face the Consequences of your Action…
|| OM Shanti Shanti Shanti ||
Peace@ Inner World…
Peace@ Outer World…
Image Credit- From clip, Twitter photos, Snydle-com, Indiatimes website
Sources: Prager University, Youtube, Twitter, India times, Google Search, and all links in the post.
Since 50 years, West/Americans have Digested / Appropriated Hindu yoga from India,now branding it as “American Yoga” and deliberately disconnecting from original Hindu/Indian Yoga source! (See 2 clips below)
But, in accord with typical US Materialistic Culture, American Yoga is also highly commercialized and looked upon only as Fame/Business/Money making machine ($10 billion annual market, over 20 million daily practitioners in USA alone & growing very fast) rather than its true blissful Intangible benefits.
Western/American Civilization approach toward life is very OBJECTIVE and MATERIALISIC (external) based…so anything you teach them they will make it quick MONEY/ FAME oriented or business related! More as Career than (Internal/Eternal Hindu way) Knowledge source, Mental Peace, Consciousness, Spiritual or Self-less Service/SEVA!
Many crazy westerners join few months of Hindu Yog training from Hundu/Indian teachers and then open some ‘XYZ Yoga” studio in America/West, claming one as Expert/ Guru / Yogi/ Yogini, etc to mint money by fooling ignorant/innocent people.
Thus, American Yoga became just name, not TRUE 6000+ years old Hindu Yoga practice!
YOG, an integral Hindu way of life in 12000+ years old Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) civilization in India.
Hindu YOG lifestyle, exactly opposite to western thinking, is Scientifically & Systematically designed by our Hindu Rishis/Sages – Kapil Muni, Maharshi Patanjali & others to get rid of BHOG (Materialism) and ROG (Diseases).
Thus, Many Yoga teachers in America made their Yoga practices totally worthless as per true Yoga principles! It has become just substitution to Aerobics or Gym, without inner benefits of Body-Mind-Soul-Cosmos (BRAHMAN stage) Union, which is core of Hindu Yog-Sutras.
You may not find many authentic Hindu/Indian Yoga studios in USA, because Hindus knew since start that Americans doing Yoga wrong!
Recently, CBS This Morning show has raised this issue in small story to realize what’s wrong with American yoga practitioners, how they are doing yoga wrong!
Why Indians say Americans are doing yoga wrong
How West/Americans trying to Digest/ Appropriate/ Colonized Yoga
Here Mr Malhotra exposed how west is trying to Digest / Appropriate yoga practices and claming as if their own inventions as Mind Scinces, Mindfulness, Holistic Lifestyle, etc.
Correction- Its YOG not YOGA, westerners have pronunciation problem with Indian Sanskrit words. They add extra “A” to Indian names. e.g. Ram became RamA, Krishn became KrishnA, Dharm became DharmA, Karm became KarmA, etc.
Similarly, western civilization Digested/Appropriated many cultural practices from other non-western civilization like African, Native Americans, Old Native Europeans , Asians, etc but arrogantly propagated as their own culture and later finished the original source (competition) by claming it uncivilized/ Satanic/ Demonic!
Even many western festivals are from ancient non-western civilization, they copied/digested/appropriated and claimed monopoly over that!
Hindu color festival -“HOLI” is now celebrated in west (again wrongly) without giving credit or true information about its Hindu/Indian roots.
Western Hypocrisy – West will hit heavily on other country if anyone uses their Patent, Copyright, Trademark etc but same thing shouldn’t be applicable on them when they shamelessly copy and brand it as their own??
Westerners who understood True Hindu Yoga:
See Mr. Adam Carney from USA, who learnt Yoga from Hindu guru, is urging US people to learn authentic Yoga which is nice humble, non-materialistic and healthy way of life.
Bring a Humble Indian Yoga Teacher to America
Ms Stephanie Quirk, a New Zealander-qualified as a psychiatric nurse in NZ, is Pune India based BSK Iyengar Yoga student/teacher since 1987. Listen her experience of Indian/Hindu Yoga. She quotes “..before coming to Yoga…the Unimportant things were too Important in my Life and actual fact those thing lost their meaning…those things lost their importance (after Yoga)..”
Yoga gives Purpose and Meaning to Life..”Yoga is Philosophy, Science and Art – BSK Iyengar”
It seems, no matter how many hours of authentic training and lectures you give to such Materialistic /Self-centered/quick fame oriented westerners; very few will understand the importance of YOG in life as Inner Intuitive connection, Consciousness, Body-Mind-Soul-Cosmos Union!
Will they ever show some curtsey to Respect/Give credit to original authentic Hindu source??
Indian bloggers and readers voted this post as “Top post on IndiBlogger” Site! Thank you 🙂
Image credit: screen shot from CBS clip
Sources: History of Yoga, Rajiv Malhotra lecture, CBS news, google search, youtube, twitter, and all links in the post.
Have you ever experience the Inner Silence? Feel it when you are Lonely, Alone, even in Crowd! Did you listen what it says? Have you ever dive deep into inner consciousness sea to understand what your soul says? Here is English translation of beautiful Shayari (Poetry) from Hindi movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara on experiencing the INNER SILENCE…