As a Christian who lives in a predominantly Hindu suburb I know from personal experience that it is important to understand Hinduism through the eyes of Hindus (and not just their Western interpreters). So when a Hindu writes on “What makes a person a Hindu?” or “What does following Sanatana Dharma mean?” I pay attention.Continue reading “What makes a person a Hindu?”
Sin is a much misunderstood word. Even the experts can miss the mark. The other day I was reading a comparison of Christianity and Buddhism in which the author opinioned that Christianity is more concerned with sin whereas Buddhism is more concerned with suffering. This, however, is a category confusion. A more helpful way ofContinue reading “Karma, Sin and Suffering”
Those who judge will be judged Those who forgive will be forgiven What about those who give just to get?
Wow, here’s me referencing Christianity Today for once. Check out this interview with Bono entitled Grace over Karma. Here’s a quick excerpt: Bono: You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for aContinue reading “Bono: Grace over Karma”
The Ooze has posted an interesting review of Love Trumps Karma by Karyn Henley, which kicks off with this Sri Lankan translation of John 1:1. In the beginning was the dhamma, And the dhamma was with God, And the dhamma was God… The true light that enlightens everyone. I want to buy it already.