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The end of the world is near but Shiva will save us

The Mayans have predicted the end of the world will occur on 21 december 2012. While some believe a cataclysm is going to destroy the universe, others may consider the time of Shiva has come.   For hindus, Shiva is one of the three most important gods. … Continue reading

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India : Gayatri mantra, the sacred hindu mantra

A mantra is a properly repeated hymn or formula used in rituals and meditation by hindus but also jaïns, buddhists. First uttered by an inspired seer (“rishi”, a prophet who lived something like 4000-3000 years ago, one of the sage who … Continue reading

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Indian spirituality : U.G. Krishnamurti

“My mission, if there is any, should be, from now on, to debunk every statement I have made. If you take seriously and try to use or apply what I have said, you will be in danger.” U.G.Krishnamurti was an … Continue reading

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The muslim castes in India

Hindus have their own caste system founded on the degree of ritual purity. But indian muslims have also a hierarchical system ( this goes against the koranic teaching of equality), with professions considered as more or less respectable and “pure”. But the muslim hierarchy … Continue reading

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The “Gadaba”, an Indian tribe.

The Gadaba are one of the most primitive tribes of India. They live in the forests of Orissa ( an indian state). Their population is estimated at something like 80.000. Their main source of livelihood is agriculture. Besides it is supplemented … Continue reading

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Among the Bonda, one of the most primitive tribe in India

The “Bonda” are one of the many tribes living in the jungles of Orissa ( an eastern Indian state), one of the most primitive undoubtedly. Though few in numbers ( something like 6.000), they have successfully retained the distinctive features of … Continue reading

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Thaïland : the indian influence

Located in a swampy area, the Wat Phra Ram, one of the oldest monument at Ayutthaya, has started to be constructed around 1369 by the king Ramesuan on the cremation site of his father, Ramathibodi I, the first king of the Ayutthaya … Continue reading

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