Hanuman Dass Blog

Dharmic resolution for 2013

Now one who perceives that all living beings are actually within the Atman and that the Atman is present in all living beings will he never despises anyone Yas tu sarvani bhutany atmany evanupashyati sarva-bhuteshu chatmanam tato na vijugupsate – Isa Upanishad Namaste, I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and

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Feed People!

Sewa day, as always, was excellent motivation to go out and do some good. The Go Dharmic team joined up with Luton Hindu Mandir to feed the homeless at the Noah Shelter. They were treated to a delicious vegetarian prasad, with all of the dairy products used being organic. It was wonderful, if only for a few hours, to see life from the perspective of people who are less fortunate then most of us, and all involved felt deeply that it was something we should do more often.

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How should I act?

Indian philosophy thought is often heavily scrutinized in the modern world for being outdated with regards to social issues. Discriminatory on the basis of gender, caste, economic position and so on but does this the only world view? The Mahabharata and many other texts display another view which has a very different focus, one that is dedicated to the spiritual nature of every living being. In this world view sectarian walls come down in the face of common identity, class, race, and gender are all to be regarded as temporary. This then becomes the base motive for change; there are many

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India and Nature

He alone sees truly who sees the Lord the same in every creature...seeing the same Lord everywhere, he does not harm himself or others. Bhagavad Gita Two major factors come to my mind when thinking of our recent trip to India. One is that there is a population of over 1 Billion, a lot of mouths to feed. The second is that over 30% of this enormous population are vegetarians. There was a large scale shift in consciousness regarding the animal population, seeing them as part of the same family.

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Festival Spirit

Over the last few months we have been actively promoting the Go Organic, Go Dharmic campaign. This for me is more of a learning curve than anything else, interacting with thousands of people. The response has been very encouraging and very supportive. At these magnificent festivals it is amazing to see the hard work of the volunteers who work selflessly to make the events successful and comfortable for the many visitors who arrive to enjoy the festivities. Cooking countless numbers of free meals for Prasadam, managing the car parks, and directing devotees.

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Omsco Farmer of the year

I was very fortunate to meet last week with Elfyn Davies. Elfyn is this years Omsco farmer of the year. He runs a beautiful organic farm in Wales. For me, more important then the great products Elfyn produces, are his ideas for the future of farming. Elfyn is an Organic farmer who constantly writes letters to organic organisations pushing the boundaries of animal welfare. He truly cares for the cows as part of his family. In any business meeting the standard requirements is an obligation, but to be constantly pushing for stricter guidelines that can often reduce financial profit, for

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The Development of the Go Dharmic campaign

Dear All, my name is Hemal Randerwala and I will be writing the Blog for the Go Dharmic campaign. The inspirations behind this campaign are too many to list here but I will briefly try to describe what we are trying to promote and why. The Go Dharmic campaign is the result of many months of research, development meetings and discussions between a wide variety of individuals and organisations. There is a clear disconnect between what peoples religions and traditions teach them and their purchasing habits.

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