Monthly Archives: November 2012
History & Evolution of Vegetarianism
|WHY HINDUS DON’T EAT MEAT Besides being an expression of compassion for animals, vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health rationales
REASONS: In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters — Hindus and non-Hindus — have made the personal decision to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are five major motivations for such a decision:
1. The Dharmic Law Reason : Ahinsa, the law of non-injury, is the Hindu’s first duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God’s creation as defined by Vedic scripture.
2. The Karmic Consequences Reason: All of our actions, including our choice of food, have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.
FDI in Retails in India …
FDI in retail will hurt Muslims most
November 21, 2012:
The general belief is that Muslims came into India with their invasion of the sub-continent and the formation of the Mughal Empire from the early 16th century.
However, historical facts show that Arab traders visited the Malabar coast of Kerala as early as the 7th century, brought Islam with them, and engaged the local population in a robust and profitable trade in pepper and other spices. They intermarried with the local people and this resulted in the evolution of the large Muslim Maplah community of Kerala.
The Muslims of India thus have a rich tradition of engaging in trading activities for over 1,300 years. Trading is a major source of sustenance for them all across the country.
Will history repeat itself?
Sanskrit As A Language Of Science
By : Justice Markandey Katju, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Speech delivered on 13.10.2009 in the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
It is a great honour for me to be invited to speak in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which is renowned as one of the foremost scientific institutes in India, and which indeed is recognized as a great centre of science throughout the world. Your institute has produced great scientists of international repute.
The topic which I have chosen to speak on today is `Sanskrit as a language of Science’. I have chosen this topic for two reasons:
- You are yourselves scientists, and hence would naturally like to know about your scientific heritage and the great scientific achievements of your ancestors. Read the rest of this entry
ATHEISM & REASON
The theist claims his humbleness before his god while bartering with priests to live forever.
The ass and the priest are both stubborn and neither knows that they are asses, but only one is born with the ability to lie to children.
Revisions are the religious man’s best friend and the acceptance of their fraud deliver him bound and tied before the throne of ignorance.
When beliefs become certainties for the believers, then its sincerity in them appears to relieve men of their responsibilities to measure their worth.
Scientific discoveries and their truths will never satisfy the mind that feeds on the mystery of awe to excite its desires to live forever.
The evolutionary process is the replication of all organic life and the man, that will not understand it is forced to substitute a face and name for it so he can pray to it.
One ignorant man is but a blemish on society, but several ignorant men united can become a weapon of mass destruction that endangers all of humanity.
Spiritual slavery relieves men of their intellectual integrity so that they are free to prey upon its disadvantages.
The Vedic Calculations of “Time & Creation”
According to ancient Indian scriptures, Lord Brahma, the creator creates and destroys the universe cyclically. The life of Brahma is 120 divine years called Mahakalpa. Every day he creates 14 Manus one by one and they create and control the world. So there are fourteen Manus in one divine day called Kalpa of Brahma. The life of each Manu is called Manvantara and it has 71 years of four quarters. Each quarter is has four Yugas – Krita or Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali.
The following are the complete calculations of Vedic units of time and periods.
Sanatana Dharma and Vedas in India have given the idea of the smallest and the largest measure of time.
Krati = 34,000th of a second
The time taken to tear apart the softest petals of a lotus is called ‘TRUTI’
100 Trutis make 1 Lub
30 Lub make 1 Nimesh
27 Nimesh make 1 Guru Akshar
10 Guru Akshar Make 1 Pran
6 Pran Vighatika make 1 Ghatika or Dand
60 Ghatis make 1 day and night
That means, in a day and night, there are 17,49,60,000,00 Trutis
Thus, according to Western science, there are 86,400 seconds in a day and night, whereas in Indian science, a day and night consists of 17,49,60,000,00 Trutis. Read the rest of this entry