Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Publisher’s Desk editorial from Hinduism Today magazine’s July/August/September, 2019 issue.
“As an emanation of God, each soul has the eternal truths of Hinduism encoded within itself, available through meditation”
The July issue will be online the 1st of July. But we wanted to issue a preview of the Educational Insight section. It’s a new rendering of Hindu Basics. The most popular part of our website for years. Now available in ebook formats. Perfect to give away or share with friends.
Hinduism In a Nutshell
A Simple Overview of a Complex Faith
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Recent Google search on What is Hinduism yielded some 223,000 answers. Many are from outsiders offering their best take; many are from antagonists taking their best shot. Too few are knowledgeable; fewer still are authentic. Rare is the answer that goes beyond parochial sectar-ian understandings; scarcely any encompasses the huge gamut implied in the question. For these reasons alone, the book from which this article is taken was inevitable. Written by devout Hindus and drawn from the deepest wells of spiritual experience and cultural insight, it is a definition coming from deep inside the inner sanctum and depicting in words and amazing images the living, breathing entity that is Hinduism.
The next issue of Hinduism Today in the Russian language is coming together in Moscow. The team just sent these cover images of their work. It's amazing they have made this major publishing initiative work so well in a far off land. Congratulations to all of you!
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In this issue's Publisher's Desk editorial, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami addresses how to separate your awareness from what you are aware of and enjoy a part of your mind that is always peaceful and all-pervasive
Hinduism Today is pleased to announce the release of their first history movie music video, "Let's Go Back 6,000 Years." The Indus Valley Civilization is the song's subject. It a song for children intended to supplement the popular History of Hindu India documentary "From Ancient Times." In the course of our extended involvement with the California textbooks and the teaching of the history of India and Hinduism in California middle schools, we found out that music videos like this are very much appreciated by teachers for their classes. They serve as an appealing summary of the lesson material.
The song is the first of three being worked on for this time period.
Produced by: Hinduism Today
Music: Aks and Lakshmi
Lyrics: Dragan Stojkovski
Video and subtitles: Artyom Kuchma
Funding: Uberoi Foundatio
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In this issue's Publisher's Desk editorial, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami addresses how we can enhance the peace and contentment in our life. He gives a number of effective techniques for the individual and for members of the household. Especially useful are his guidelines for a reduced-stressed existence achieved by living in the eternal now, and not bringing stress and contention into the home.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the October/November/December 2018 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "A look at some specific suggestions on what we can do to experience the peaceful state of mind called contentment"
Today our magazine editors received a box of the latest issue of Hinduism Today to be printed in the Russian language. Our sincere thanks to Dinanatha and his team in Russia for their sincere and successful efforts to bring Hinduism Today to the Russian people. Aum Namah Sivaya
This phase, our monastery was delighted to meet long-time acquaintances for the first time, Mukund and Vaijayanti Hanumante of New Orleans, USA. Here they are with Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Kaivalyanathaswami, visiting the Media Studio. They are Hinduism Today lifetime subscribers since the mid 1980s and generous donors to Iraivan temple. Mukund has also been a faithful advertiser for past 30 years, advertising his books. The first was A Glimpse of Divinity, which Gurudeva was so impressed with that he contacted Mukund and wrote a glowing review of it which is now part of the book. We know of no other instance when Gurudeva did such a thing. Mukund has since written a second book, Eternal Friend, which posits that we all carry within us a being longing to be our best, loyal and perfect friend forever, waiting patiently, and waiting for us to give the ok. When asked whether he plans a third book, he said, "For now, I am concentrating on reading my own inner book."
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads an older editorial from the July/August/September 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "With the modern distraction of digital media, we must be more mindful than ever of person-to-person communications. Sound is regarded as divine in Hinduism, so it is fitting that listening has always held a central role in the faith. Our core scriptures, the Vedas and Agamas, are referred to as shruti, which means “that which is heard,” as they were originally heard by rishis as an aural transmission directly from God. In the early days of human civilization, prior even to writing, shruti was faithfully preserved without alteration (important because this is the word of God) by means of aural instruction from guru to shishya. This went on generation after generation for thousands of years. Considering the vast body of texts, it is remarkable that this was achieved, and more remarkable still when you know it was accomplished by requiring students to learn each verse in eleven different ways, including backwards."
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