By arguing whether modern scientific theory is superior to faith based on ancient scriptures, we find excuses to ignore the fact that there is something that goes far beyond both theory and faith: truth.
From one perspective, the undulating and gyrating masses (thousands upon thousands at any given time and throughout the weekend in March of this year) could have been observed at any number of places: a rock concert, a dance club, or a college party.
There's Glass Menage-erie. There's Nicky Minaj. There's ménage à trois. And then there's Hasan Minhaj. Think Deepak Chopra meets Chris Rock. Spiritual meets comical. Gandhi meets Woody. He's nimble yet noble, profound yet playful, a rebel with reverence.
Simply put, religious conversion stories are bound to offend sizeable groups of people. Religious people of one faith may label someone in their own camp who goes over to another faith as a traitor, deluded or perhaps as having fallen into heresy.
Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.
Happy 70th birthday, George Harrison! The lead guitarist of the Beatles died of lung cancer in 2001, but his legacy as a
As far as I know, I am the only practicing Hindu at Union Theological Seminary right now, and this leaves me in a tough spot. This is because I am not sure how I, as a Hindu, as a "Hare Krishna," fit into the fabric of social justice that defines Union.
To honor Sri Krishna, one of my mentors, I will read my Bhagvad Gita. The Quran says, to every nation and every community and tribe, God has sent a prophet and peace maker. I believe that Sri Krishna is God sent to restore balance in the society.