Purvapaksha

A Purvapaksha of Darwin-ism: #DialecticSpiritualism

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Editorial Note : The book Dialectic Spiritualism presents a purvapaksha of thirty six Western Thinkers in incisive Srila Prabhupada style. A few select ones will be republished as part of the IK Masters Series. From 1973 to 1976 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami …

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Videshi scholarship accuses Charaka of “plagiarism” : The Battle for Āyurveda begins …

Dr Priyanka Shandilya Editorial Note: This article is part of a Series on the purvapaksha of Western interpretations of Āyurveda. The claims and arguments made in the paper “The Path to Liberation through Yogic Mindfulness in Early Ayurveda” by Dominik Wujastyk are examined with the traditional drishti. One of the traditional “tools”of the videshi trade …

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A Purvapaksha of Marx : #DialecticSpiritualism

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Editorial Note : The book Dialectic Spiritualism presents a purvapaksha of thirty six Western Thinkers in incisive Srila Prabhupada style. A few select ones will be republished as part of the IK Masters Series. From 1973 to 1976 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami …

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AYUSH Kwath & Immune Boosting : The “Empire Strikes Back” – without Evidence

Prologue I must confess that I winced, shocked at the maliciousness of the authors of the piece titled “AYUSH Kwath or Kadha cannot boost immunity to fight against COVID-19” that appeared in ALT News on 10th August 2020[i]. I had just taken my eyes off an engaging article published in …

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Varna –> Transcapitalism : We cannot Ignore the Reality of Varna

Author: K Sankaran. The “Caste” system in India is a big in-your-face existential problem. If honestly analyzed (ignoring the political, evangelical,vote-banking, colonial motives etc.), the problem that the “caste” narrative tries to address is larger – one of entitlement orientation. In this case, the entitlement on account of birth. If …

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Indians and Caste : “Made in the USA” Atrocity Literature

Author: Damo. Editorial Note: The obsession with Indians and the things Indian, lies deep in the American psyche. Indians are forever a deep threat (living “pagans”) to this new “Christian Nation”. The threat from the other group of Indians (100+ Million of them) was successfully seen off, thanks to the …

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In(dia)Culturation : A vicious Church Strategy

Author: Keshav Rathnam Editorial Note: Young IK Keshav , presents a video on the strategy of Inculturation in the context of present-day India. In Christianity, inculturation is the adaptation of the way Church teachings are presented to other, mostly non-Christian, cultures and, in turn, the influence of those cultures on …

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Measuring Purush(ARTHA) – a Purvapaksha of Economic metrics – Part 2

Author: Arun Subramanian. Read part 1 here Essential Consumption index The computation of this index will indicate the production and consumption of essentials (one can define a set of 10 essentials covering food and health), and must be measured bottom-up in the country to indicate how the basic physiological needs …

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Measuring Purush(ARTHA) – a Purvapaksha of Economic metrics – Part 1

Author: Arun Subramanian. Does the economy exist for people, or do people exist for the economy? The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global economic event and game changer, comparable to some of the most challenging milestones of this century. We have seen the level of panic manifest in the public …

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Hinduism Through Its Scriptures-7 – Mutual Respect

Author: Ananth Sethuraman. Read the earlier parts in this Series by Shri Ananth here Introduction edX is a provider of massive open online courses [Ref 1]. It was founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the courses that edX offers is titled Hinduism Through Its Scriptures …

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Is Āyurveda Videshi or is it just another case of Greediocy ? The Battle for Āyurveda begins …

Author: Dr.Priyanka Shandilya. Editorial Note: This article is part of a Series on the purvapaksha of Western interpretations of Āyurveda. The claims and arguments made in the paper “AGNI AND SOMA: A UNIVERSAL CLASSIFICATION” by Dominik Wujastyk are examined with the traditional drishti. Serious claims as to Ayurveda’s “foreign” origins are made by Wujastyk. The interesting and …

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California v. Cisco – “Caste” in the Valley

Are caste identity and casteism the defining feature of Indian American ethnic and religious interaction? Should American companies mandate caste sensitivity training courses? Those who scoff at the absurdity of such questions should perhaps pay attention to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), a state agency charged with enforcing….

History needs to be History ! .. We need an Alternative To History

Author: Subhodeep Mukhopadhyay. History as it is In Indian history curriculum, Emperor Ashoka is an important figure, being the only other emperor in India apart from Akbar to have received the honorific “Great”. The following is an excerpt on Ashoka from a typical NCERT history text book used in Indian schools. …

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Enter the Kurukshetra – 2

Eden Frontier Dichotomy – It refers to a Biblical Christian myth that where the life of Christians is civilized, developed because of providence is Eden, and whatever is beyond their influence is a Frontier, land of the “others”, pagan and Satan worshipers, evil and

Enter The Kurukshetra – 1

Rajiv Malhotra ji has pioneered a new movement and kindled reawakening of Hindu Dharma against various existential threats it is facing in the modern Kurukshetra. He has successfully inspired and motivated many for this cause by his path breaking brilliant