The granddaughter is 7 years of age. The grandfather is 75 already. This is a dialog between 7 and 75, while they were walking in a park with a dog.
75: Do you know what is a life?
Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion with an estimated 1 billion adherents or approximately 14% of the world population of 6.9 billion. Some of my friends belonging to other faiths have, on a number of occasions, told me derisively that Hinduism is no religion, that it is only a way of life.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Char Dham highway development project in Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun. PM laid the foundation stone for Char Dham Yatra- an annual pilgrimage to the shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.
[Editor’s note: The following story is narrated by Mayesvara Dasa, who is a disciple of Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He had the unique service of building many Ratha chariots for use in temple festivals in major cities all over the world including for the ISKCON temples at Calcutta and Bombay. One of the most exhilarating Rathayatras he had the fortune to coordinate was the one for Calcutta ISKCON in 1978. Here he begins the narration of the events surrounding that historic program, which will be presented weekly in a total of 24 parts.]
శివానందలహరి — చాకిచర్ల నాగసుదర్శన్ రావు
ఎందరో మహాపురుషులు తిరుగాడిన పుణ్యభూమి మన హింధూదేశం. వారిలో ఆదిశంకరులు అగ్రగణ్యులు. వారు ప్రాత:స్మరణీయులు. దైవం మానుష రూపేణా అన్నట్లుగా 32 సంవత్సరములు ఆ మహానుభావుని పాద స్పర్శతో పునీతమైనది ఈ అవని. ఏమనుకున్నారు మరి , రూపొందిన సాక్షాత్ శంకర స్వరూపము ఆదిశంకరాచార్యులు ! ఆశేతు హిమాచలము పర్యటించి అవైదిక వాదనలు ఖండించి , మరలా వైదిక ధర్మాన్ని మనదేశములో నిలబెట్టిన కారణ జన్ములు ఆదిశంకరలు !
Hatred, envy or fear for another person often intimidates and consumes us. When the primary purpose of our existence becomes dictated by hate or rivalry towards a specific individual, it forces us to give up living our own lives and start imitating the life of the person we envy.
There are several documented incidents of Hindu Gods and Saints responding to prayers and devotion of foreigners while staying in India and also blessing people of other religions residing in India. The few instances mentioned here show that God looks at something deeper in devotees than just race, religion or national origin.