Hanuman Dass Blog

Have a Dream

Namaste, On my recent travels to the United States, myself and my wife were fortunate to visit a civil rights museum in Savannah, Georgia. We wanted to learn more about slavery and the struggle for equality for blacks in the South. We listened to a tour guide describe the deplorable conditions people suffered, but we also heard inspiring

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Dushasanna – Who Not To Be Like

If we ever wanted an example of a person who not to be like, it would be Dushasanna,  he is one of the most wicked individuals in the Mahabharata. He is the evil younger brother of Duryodhana and is remembered for dishonourably disrobing Draupadi in the royal court. The Mahabharata through Dushasana  teaches us the

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Back Then – Nasadiya Suktam

This is the worlds oldest and perhaps the greatest hymn on creation.  It is found in the oldest of religious texts, the Rig Veda 10.129. I find it mystical but also deeply profound in its inquiry of existence. Back Then – Nasadiya Suktam Rig Veda 10.129 BACK THEN, there was neither any being nor non-being.

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Free Will or Destiny?

Namaste, A close friend recently asked me, What do you think of free will? Here is my take on it. When you are seated on a train and you have arrived at your destination, the walkway starts to fill up with passengers trying to leave the train.  You have two choices, you can sit and

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Krishna's view on Dharma

The third verse included in ‘The Eternal Path’ is Lord Krishna’s view on Dharma.  So often in the Mahabharata he provides us with a common sense approach to life, this verse exemplifies this approach. 3.Mahabharata 8.49.48-50 48. The superior understanding is hard to achieve, but one may be able to reach a determination on the

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The Eternal Path

These sacred teachings are from Hinduism, the sources are all definitely Hindu. But, the essential definition of Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma, what I mean when I say the Eternal Path. This path belongs to neither Hindus, Christians, Jews or Atheists.  It is the path we are all on, it is neither religious, or non-religious. It is the

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What is Sanatana Dharma?

What is Sanatana Dharma? Here is Bhisma’s definition in the Mahabharata. This is the second verse included in our new book ‘The Eternal Path: Pearls of Wisdom from Hinduism’ Not harming, truthfulness, remaining free from anger, and charity, are the four practices you must adhere to, Ajatasatru. This is the Sanatana Dharma. In this verse,

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Our New Book

Namaste, Thank you for all of the support you have given me.  By subscribing to this blog, facebook page and by purchasing ‘The Power of Dharma’, you have allowed me to do the work I feel most passionate about. I am truly grateful to you. Introducing.. ‘The Eternal Path’.  This project has taken 2 years

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How To Meditate Like Christ..

Meditate Like Christ --by Krishna Das (Sep 16, 2013) Listen To Reading! One day a Canadian man arrived for his first visit with Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). He didn't know much about Maharaj-ji but had heard about him. Maharaj-ji didn't give lectures or formal teachings; didn't write books; and, as far as I know, didn't formally initiate people. He just kept shining like the sun. Flowers don't need to read a manual on how to bloom in the sunshine. So when Maharaj-ji asked this man why he'd come and what he wanted, he was unsure how to respond. Finally, he replied, 'Can you teach me how

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