Sanatan Dharma and Hinduism

Sanatan Dharma and Hinduism are NOT the same thing I have been observing that the words Sanatan Dharma and  Hinduism are used by many well intentioned writers and bloggers almost interchangeably. And while I am ready to accept that modern usage doesn’t always honour meanings of words, and indeed, changes meanings of words, …

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Alchemy – VI

In 1527, the alchemist Agrippa stressed that there is a secret interpretation and understanding which cannot be conveyed through the printed word alone.

Baba Rampuri makes some comparisons between European Hermetic Alchemy and Indian Alchemy. “In 1527, the alchemist Agrippa stressed in a letter that there is a secret interpretation and understanding which cannot be conveyed through the printed word alone, but must be transmitted from the master to the disciple, echoing Pythagoras …

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Becoming a Baba – V

Becoming a Naga Baba, in the Oral tradition of Juna Akhara

Baba Rampuri talks about his trials and tribulations in becoming a baba. “Becoming a baba starts out as an exercise in copying and mimicking. This is to prepare the soil for a great spirit to enter. Many great spirits live in the world of babas, some benign, some horrific. Some …

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The Book of the World – IV

The Book of the World

Baba Rampuri talks about how the Yogi reads the world as if it were a book. “‘Hinduism’ is a recent word constructed in the West by India’s colonizers to represent a set of beliefs thought to be held by most Indians, thus a religion. But traditionally, those thought of as …

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