hinduism

standard 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 [...]

video The Disappearance of the Yogi – XII

Disappearance of the Yogi

The noble, rigorous, and restrictive figure of the Yogi is to be forgotten.
The signs that mark him are to be thought of as the fantasies and charms of a knowledge that had not yet attained marketability.

video 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 [...]

video 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 [...]

video The Book of the World – IV

The Book of the World

Baba Rampuri talks about how the Yogi reads the world as a text. “‘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 [...]