Hinduism Today Launches New Website!

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KAUAI, HAWAII, June 3, 2009: Hindus have always embraced technology. We know that every ingenious work of man can be of spiritual service if it is infused with the light of the soul, be it the discovery of palm leaf writing, the God-inspired architecture breakthroughs that built our temples or the mystical, astrological insights of the sages.

Hinduism Today magazine is, once more, on the cutting edge with the launch of its new website at www.hinduismtoday.com  The editorial excellence that you, the reader, are used to in the magazine can now be seen online in a new format, with enhanced organization, interactivity and many more resources than before.

We have offered the magazine in HTML (web) format for some time, but it is now easier to read, navigate and have your say. You can comment on any article you read on the new website, and see the opinions of others. Plus, you can download any issue as a PDF to enjoy on your own computer with all the visually stunning impact of the printed edition. All for free.

At the new website, you will read the latest world news from Hindu Press International — and find a link to our Twitter page. Easily peruse our publisher’s latest insights, our many videos and an archive of Hinduism Today going back 30 years. You can read about others who, like you, are interested in the Hindu renaissance: famous readers of the magazine, the latest lifetime subscribers and also the monks who are behind Hinduism Today. We have a corner for youth, too, written by vibrant young Hindus who have intelligent things to say.

Hinduism Today has accumulated, over the decades, a treasure-trove of information about Hinduism in all its aspects, from the mystical to the trivial, from the personal to the global. See the best and most relevant Education Insight sections from the magazine in our “What Is Hinduism?” area of the new website, drawn from the eponymous book. You can also read and download the acclaimed series of lessons created for the purpose of accurately portraying Indian and Hindu history to America’s sixth-grade students.

Join the Hindu renaissance and explore Hinduism Today’s new website!


Our Thanks to an Outstanding Team

The magazine's editorial staff immensely thanks all involved in the laborious and successful launch of the new website.

The new site was designed and developed by Tim Mize of Crafted Images & Design of Pennsylvania, USA, with assistance from Andre Garzia in Brazil, Dharmalingam Siddhan also of Pennsylvania, USA, as well as the Hinduism Today editorial staff.

East and West

Someone sent us this funny and revealing list counterpointing the cultural values of the East and the West. It was presented by Tran Van Mai, Ph.D. at the Second Annual Indochinese Conference, CSUF, Fall, 1981. East: We live in time. West: You live in space. East: We are always at rest. West: You are always on the move. East: We are passive. West: You are aggressive.

East: We agonize over the refinements of food and drink. West: You love fast, robust and hearty fare. East: We like to contemplate. West: You like to act. East: We accept the world as it is. West: You try to change it according to your blueprint. East: We live in peace with nature. West: You try to impose your will on her. East: Religion is our first love. West: Science is your passion.

East: We gather as a community. West: You love smaller interactions. East: We delight to think about the meaning of life. West: You delight in physics. East: We believe in the freedom of silence. West: You believe in freedom of speech. East: We lapse into meditation. West: You strive for articulation. East: We marry first, then we love. West: You love first, then marry.

East: We don't queue up well. West: You are disciplined in line. East: Our marriage is the beginning of a love affair. West: Your marriage is the happy end of a romance. East: It is an indissoluble bond. West: It is a contract. East: Our love is mute. West: Your love is vocal. East: We try to conceal it from the world. West: You delight in showing it to others.

East: The discursive communication is our love. West: You prefer to get right to the point. East: Self-abnegation is the secret of our survival. West: Self-assertiveness is the key of your success. East: We are taught from the cradle to want less and less. West: You are urged everyday to want more and more. East: We glorify austerity and renunciation. West: You emphasize gracious living and enjoyment. East: Poverty is to us a badge of spiritual elevation. West: It is to you a sign of degradation. East: In the sunset years of life, we renounce the world and prepare for the hereafter. West: You retire to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

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