Archive | October 13, 2014

The Problems for Hindu Minority in Bangladesh


Hindus in Bangladesh

Protest Movements in Bangladesh

The emergence of a secular Bangladesh has risen great hope for many stake-holders. Recently, the coalition of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami has been portraying itself as a victim of state-sponsored witch-hunting. Jamaat-e-Islami has been derecognized as a political party, for using religion in the democratic process. Much of the Jamaat leadership was actively involved in rape, arson, murder and forced conversion. Awami League government has been convincing the youth movement in Shahbag to pursue the war crimes trial seriously. Faced with such offense against itself, Jamaat response has been three-point offensive. Read More…

Lessons From Life of Indian Thinkers: Swami Vivekananda


Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was a pioneer of rational thought, in ethics and religion, in modern India. He tried to reconciliate Sankara’s concept of Advaita in Ramakrishna Paramhansa’s teachings. He tried to give a rational, concrete and scientific account of practical Vedanta. He viewed the central point of Vedanta as the unity in diversity. His ideas synthesize the philosophical and material aspects. He worked to bring out the philosophical ideas in the Hindu religion out for the common man. His version of Vedanta is called Practical Vedanta. Vivekananda’s teachings are full of ideas of humanism.

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