Articles--Hinduism

HINDUISM

VARNA VYAVASTHA (CASTE SYSTEM)

Writer : Dr. Balvir Acharya || Translator : Dr. Ramesh Gupta 2016-05-03

Vedas, the original scriptures of humanity, have spelled out clearly, that the society can be divided in 4 types of people. These are: those who educate and guide others(Brahmins), those who protect(Kshatriys), those who do business(Vaishyas) and finally those who cannot do any of the....

AASHARAM VYAVASTHA (STAGES OF LIFE)

Writer : Dr. Balvir Acharya || Translator : Dr. Ramesh Gupta 2016-05-03

Our sages have divided the life span of 100 yrs in to 4 stages. This division is called the "Aashrams of life". The 4 stages are: Brahamacharya, or celibacy, Grihastha, or family life, Vaanpristha, or social life, and, sanyaasa, or the stage of total detachment. The word Aashram denotes....

DHARMA

Writer : Dr. Balvir Acharya || Translator : Dr. Ramesh Gupta 2016-05-03

Dharma is to follow the laws of nature, and religion is a manmade set of beliefs. Dharma binds people together, whereas religion may serve to divide people. The way religion is commonly practiced has been responsible for many wars. Hindu dharma was originally....

FAMILY LIFE

Writer : Dr. Ramesh Gupta 2016-05-03

Family life actually incorporates all facets of living. The householder couple is the center piece of the whole structure of the whole society. They are the breadwinners and parents who will bring up children, inculcate values and mold them so that they can become the future of society. It....