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6 years ago
corboy
Quotehttps://reason.com/archives/2010/07/28/the-truth-about-tibetan-buddhi#comment If you haven't seen Unmistaken Child I would highly recommend it. There are parts of that movie that touch on what Mr. O'Neill is referring to in this article in terms of the not-so-calm-and-peaceful aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. There are a few scenes wherein the four year old that has been
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6 years ago
corboy
Sexy Sadie Meera Nanda descriptions and assessment of neo Hinduism A Critical Look at Neo Hinduism and Spiritual Fads When a Great Tradition Hinduises - The God Market
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6 years ago
Misstyk
Quote The Gobbler|7.28.10 @ 2:19PM|# " But what is striking, and what caused me to be so startled by the weirdness, is the way in which this religion has come to be viewed in Western New Age circles as a peaceful, pure, happy-clappy cult of softly-smiling, Buddha-like beings." I would contend that this is because the bulk of "Buddhists" in the US are influenced by wha
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6 years ago
corboy
General search Comments following the second article Some of the more interesting comments QuoteThe Gobbler|7.28.10 @ 2:19PM|# " But what is striking, and what caused me to be so startled by the weirdness, is the way in which this religion has come to be viewed in Western New Age circles as a peaceful, pure, happy-clappy cult of softly-smiling, Buddha-like being
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7 years ago
corboy
"......the freedom to explore things with well established scientific methods without enchanting science or subsuming it to non-testable transcendental beliefs." "In other words, India’s anti-Eurocentric intellectuals claim that the Brits were trying to brainwash the Indians not only with their culture but their science also." Anyone involved with yoga and thinking of
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7 years ago
corboy
"Asaram Bapu’s alleged sexual assault on a young girl offers an opportunity to throw light on India’s superstition industry and lift the veil on the state-temple-corporate complex.... "Asaram’s arrest is not just a matter of one more godman’s personal failings. "Rather, this episode dramatises the thin line between faith and blind faith, and the near complete merger of fait
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8 years ago
corboy
"The claim is only that much of hathayoga, including many of the asanas, is of relatively recent and largely Western origin, grafted onto older Hindu practices." Discussion following the article "How Hindu is Yoga After All? by Meera Nanda was lively. One person summed it up as an article about yoga as it is marketed and misunderstood. QuotePaul W. January 29, 2011
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12 years ago
corboy
And they are trying to get this stuff into our schools, via Transcendental Meditation: QuoteYou can contact John Knapp at: jmknapp53@gmail.com 1-518.651.6490 DETAILS Join us for a lively, free Web Event, April 2, 8 pm EST, to learn a side of the Transcendental Meditation story they won't
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12 years ago
corboy
(What I have offered are a few excerpts, bits and pieces, from longer essays. I urge readers not to be prisoner to my own selective bias but to read all this for themselves. Here is an article to read that gives some of the political and ideological background for what Mohit is describing: Postmodernism Hindu Nationalism, and 'vedic science'. (part one) and
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12 years ago
corboy
A surprising amount of New Age anti intellectualism, especially if one moves around in yoga circles, originated with a movement termed Hindu Renaissance/Hindu Reform. It sought to reconcile Hinduism with inherant dignity of the human person and tried to revive Hinduism in a way that would break the power of the Brahmin caste holders and support young Indians in thier attempts to gain western e
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