Jesus Yoga - the website
Ravi shares a link.
My new blog - THE HIJACKING OF WHARTON
I just tweeted this new blog. (Given the controversial nature of my blog, it took them 2 days to finally accept it completely unchanged.) ..
"... In a Daily Pennsylvanian report, Toorjo Ghose, one of the U Penn humanities sepoys who led the campaign to disinvite Modi, has sought to justify his position as not being contrary to free expression:
I just wanted to post a note about about my recent encounter with Jehovah's Witnesses. It was Saturday and while I had better things to do I started on fixing ...
...They started on the idea of "being saved". I asked, "saved from what"?
"Oh, don't you know, we are all born sinners", said the JW. I then asked why I was a sinner and the reply was exactly along the lines Rajiv Ji talks about - Adam/Eve and Original Sin, Virgin Birth blah blah blah. And therefore, he concluded that we must accept Jesus as our savior. I
gave him a small talk about my birth being divine and God being within myself and the notion of God realization etc. Then I asked him if he (the JW) would pay for my sin. He said No, but that Jesus would. I pointed out the fact that either he unwilling to do what JC would do and
therefore somewhat hypocritical, or expected another person to pay for his faults including any sin he commits. A blank stare ensued and by now they were a tad uncomfortable. Seeing his weakness I had to nuke now, so
I asked rather innocently "Does Jesus believe in the Original Sin"? He frantically searched his copy of the Bible and merely muttered, Umm, Jesus believed in the Old Testament ... and so must be... Was time for them to leave. [But I myself do not know if JC himself
believed in the original sin]...."
Universities in US & China are getting lessons on human values from
Universities in US & China are getting lessons on human values from the great epic - Ramayana ...
AHMEDABAD: Students at universities in China are getting lessons on human values from the great Hindu epic - Ramayana.
Wise sayings from Valmiki's text are being adapted by the universities teaching Hindi in China and are being made relevant to the current world situations. At least six leading universities in China including the prestigious Peking University, the Beijing Foreign Studies University as well as colleges in different parts of China are teaching Hindi, which has become a popular foreign language in China.
"We are taught verses from Ramayana as part of literature classes at the university," said Eric Huidram, a student-turned Chinese translator and interpreter from Manipur.
Several universities in the US have included reading the Ramayana as part of comparative humanities and literature sessions on Asia.
It was through the efforts of Chinese indologist Ji Xianlin that many Chinese learnt the language of Sanskrit and the epic Ramayana. Ji, who founded the Department of Eastern Languages at Peking University, translated Ramayana from the original Sanskrit to Chinese in poetry form. Ji's translated work of Ramayana and Mahabharata will be displayed at the culture park being planned at Kailash Mansarovar by India China Economic and Cultural Council (ICEC)..."
[Sandeep's 'Rediscovery of India' is among the very best, if not the best blog whose content if filled with original Indian thought]
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JP shares: How Wharton Scored a Huge Self-Goal March 5, 2013 By Sandeep Balakrishna
My Wikipedia entry is obsolete, misleading
- It gives too much importance to wendy doniger as though i have nothing useful or original of my own to say, and i am some sort of heckler bothering her.
- even in the context of doniger it does not lead the reader to my extensive articles at Sulekha (at least half a dozen large ones) on the whole freudian psychoanalysis issue.
- there is no mention of BI or BD- each even deserves its own page. There is abundant material available on these books at their respective web sites, and other places like the hitchhiker's guide.
- no mention of my YouTubes
- No mention of my writings on Huffington Post, FirstPost, Niti Central, Patheos, Beliefnet and lots of other places.
- Paralysis by analysis: this means going on and on with planning, analyzing some very large scale project that becomes too unwieldy to ever happen, rather than DOING something manageable quickly which can be extended later.....
- Most references given are NOT my work but the works of opponents being promoted, or completely irrelevant items. So delete references to Kurien, Campbell, Prothero, Wilberg, Hinnells, Block. Frankly I had no idea of such things until I saw Wiki. What a bunch of rubbish to define me in those terms.
- The Youtube seems to have been just added. But the direct Youtube site gives scattered and unorganized videos, often part 1 and part 2 of same item show up unrelated. Better is to have "Videos - Being Different" and "Videos - Breaking India"
- Beliefnet, Firstpost, Sulekha home pages for me should get added.
- http://beingdifferentbook.com/blogs/ also has many of my blogs
- http://beingdifferentbook.com/articles/ contains some excellent works by third parties on my ideas
- http://beingdifferentbook.com/downloads/ has several pdfs that give useful summaries, such as the first one in 8 pages
- http://beingdifferentbook.com/faqs/ has useful FAQs
- The hot link to my book Breaking India should be given: http://www.breakingindia.com/
- http://invadingthesacred.com/ is the link to a site on Invading the Sacred maintained by Ravi and friend
- Why only one sulekha article listed with hot link? There are a few dozen that should be individually listed. See them at:
- Speakingtree - http://www.speakingtree.in/rajivmalhotra/profile
- Each individual item in Sulekha one has to click and see if its my blog and if so, add it. (The have revised their presentation so many times and messed up so bad that I stopped writing there. But old writings are precious and must get salvaged.) Go to the list of many, many pages at: http://rivr.sulekha.com/rajiv-malhotra_225884
- Rediff has a home page with old articles I did many of which say things that were ahead of their time: http://www.rediff.com/news/malhotra.htm
- A precious old debate I had online with Vijay Prashad, head sepoy of FOIL. See home page: http://www.outlookindia.com/taghome3.aspx?tag=102635
- More debate: http://creative.sulekha.com/follow-up-on-manusmriti-to-my-article-in-outlook-india_135208_blog
- UChicago magazine (home of Doniger and Nussbaum) does a balanced interview with me: http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0412/features/index.shtml
- Even the links to Infinity Foundation's projects go to the wrong places. For instance, a project at Columbia has a link to Columbia's general home page which has nothing to do with us. it should go to the specific page at Infinityfoundation.com dealing with that project - see:
- The Mandala site stopped being updated but was the single most popular source of research works on these subjects for a decade. it deserves a listing: http://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/indic_mandala_frameset.htm
- The Global Renaissance Conference was the first large scale conf of 4 days done by us. The papers are available online and (still) in the process of being edited by volunteers for publication. The entire conference site is at: http://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/s_pr/s_pr_GRC_frameset.htm
- Our HIST project (History of Indian Science and technology) has produced 8 pioneering volumes and is the ONLY such project on India. Has continued for 12 years. Why no mention of it. Pls include: http://www.indianscience.org/index.html