Hinduism

Kumbha Mela

Bathing in holy rivers during the Kumbha Mela is considered a very important part of the spiritual life of every person, because it brings the purity of body and soul, and leads to liberation. All sins are surrendered to Mother…
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Altar

The altar is a place where God “lives”. The altar and the objects on it are the place where we can physically express our worship, prayers and devotion to the Almighty, the universal truth. It is also the central place…
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Sannyasa

Renunciation The term renunciation needs to be understood properly. In Sanskrit the word is tyaga, and is translated as abandonment, release, waiver, renunciation, separation, detachment. Through this process one does not feel pain, longing, or lacking of anything. This kind…
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Ashram and Satsang

Besides the regular satsangs and organised yogic activities for the community, ashrams often have Gurukuls (schools where students live and where, besides learning worldly knowledge, they also practice spiritual skills) and Gosalas (a place for old and sick animals to…
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The six major systems of Hindu philosophy

The Soul, different from human mind and body and all other created objects. The intellect or Buddhi, an attribute of the Soul not of the mind. The five sense organs of perception: seeing, hearing, feeling smelling and tasting. The five…
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