The beauty of Hinduism

All about Hinduism, art, Hindu temples, social life, and other related topics.

Hindu is Beautiful

Global Hindu

Hindu is Universal

Showing posts with label Hinduism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hinduism. Show all posts

Bhagavad Gita: An incredible dialogue between Arjuna & Lord Krishna

Bhagavad Gita means 'song of God'. This noble mandate is at the heart of Indian spirituality. This holy book teaches man to overcome his low instincts and realize his full potential as a human being, that is to know himself as an eternal Atman, one with God.

There is an expression that states that Bhagavad Gita is the 5th Vedic, which seems very sensible. If you read the Gita, you will find the essence of the supreme purification of humanity, human struggle, the true truth about God and the human obligation of the neighbor, the universe, not just the obligation to God, the Creator himself. Bhagavad Gita is very universal, and there are many world leaders from ancient times read and inspired by Gita. The Bhagavad Gita is the universal teachings for all mankind, not only for Indians or Hindus.


Bhagavad Gita, Song of God, Mantra, Lord Krishna, Arjuna, Hinduism, Sacred knowledge

Five thousand years ago Bhagavan Sri Krishna taught this knowledge to Arjuna in the battle field just before the great battle began, a fight between good ability against evil. The battle represents an ongoing battle in the human heart to do right and eradicate the wrong, an inner struggle that continues to this day.

Gita speaks to the struggling man, his eternal and universal mandate addressed to people from all sorts of backgrounds and ages, from Arjuna to modern humans. Readers who do not know Bhagavad Gita yet, here we include a quotation containing a summary of his story and teachings.

There is a very interesting part of the Bhagavad Gita, which is in chapter 12, which emphasizes the way of devotion and chapter-2 that emphasizes the path of wisdom and activity. Each of these conversations each other continuously, though each is a complete dharma discourse. The reader can start with any conversation and by taking his life in accordance with this mandate he can enjoy the beauty of increasing spiritual awareness that filled his life.
 
Bhagavad Gita, Song of God, Mantra, Lord Krishna, Arjuna, Hinduism, Sacred knowledge
Bhagavad Gita. Image: nova-heri.blogspot.co.id
Krishna drove a chariot between the two warriors ready for battle, so Arjuna could see all his relatives facing each other. With a heart full of deep compassion Arjuna said, "Oh Krishna! I can not fight! I am overwhelmed with helplessness I do not understand what my duty is, I am Your follower I fully surrender to You.

Then the Most Gracious replied, "Arjuna, leave this weak attitude, it is not right for you, do not give up on weakness, your grief is of no use to the truth, know the truth of Atman (Soul), Arjuna. And wear new clothes, as well as the Atman leaves the old (old) body and goes into the new body. The body was born and what was born would die; But the eternal Atman never was born and never died. Weapon can not hurt it, fire can not burn it, water can not wash it, and the wind can not dry it.

Atma is not the body to be destroyed. It is the eternal self of every one. When you already know this why grieve? The wise have never grieved, both for the dead and for the living. "

"I am the Atman, Arjuna, I am the Almighty who dwells in every creature, I am the Father and the Mother and the care of it, I am the beginning, the middle and the end, Everything comes from Me. My way. Although I was never born and never changed forever, I incarnate from age to age. When welfare decline and rampant crime, I incarnate, to defend the virtue and destroy evil. "

Bhagavad Gita, Song of God, Mantra, Lord Krishna, Arjuna, Hinduism, Sacred knowledge
Lord Krishna & Arjuna (Partha). Image: balikasogatan.blogspot.co.id
"Because I am hidden by my supernatural ability, they do not know Me, though they do not know Me, Arjuna, I know all of them ... what has happened, what is happening now, and to come. -The supernatural I, the fools assume that I am the intangible and eternal being as ordinary people, because they do not know my reality, they ignore me and are busy in the world, filled with hopeless hopes. Because of the lost in the virtual world, they twisted around like puppets on the carousel.

"This mystical Maya is very difficult to overcome, among the thousands, perhaps only one who seeks to know my truth, even among those who strive hard, is perhaps only one who knows my true reality. Who has a solid wisdom, therefore, Arjuna, be a yogi! Fit yourself to Me, and with My mercy you will attain the highest peace.

From now on keep your mind steadfast with Me in your heart. Be at peace with me, prostrate to Me, praise me always in you, and you will soon unite with Me. Yes, this is true I promise to you, Arjuna, because you are so I love, "

"Arjuna, who works for Me and makes Me the ultimate goal, anyone who worships Me and is not bound, has no hatred of any creature, will come to Me immediately, who knows the birth and my work. Who is holy, will not be born again after the dead, he sees me everywhere, eternal in eternity, dwelling in every creature, yet he sees, and I still see him. 

Those who always put me in his heart and who always serve Me with love, will bear his burden and I will give them what they need. They are always satisfied and happy when speaking about Me.

Because of my love for them, I increased their ability to discriminate, and by the rays of knowledge I eliminated the darkness and ignorance that hindered their views. Because they are able to master the senses, they achieve the ultimate knowledge; Because they are free from evil, they achieve the highest happiness because they are able to surpass the world of death and destruction, they attain eternity. "

"Arjuna, whoever offers me lovingly, whether it be a leaf, a flower, or a piece of fruit, even water ... such a gift that comes from a pure heart, I will accept it. You do whatever you eat, or whatever you do, or whatever you do, offer it to me.

You will be freed from the consequences of your actions, and soon your mind will be calm and blessed with self-denial. By having an inner balance and not taking into account your efforts, you will be freed forever from the chains of birth. Therefore, submit your deeds to Me. Center your mind through yourself and set you free from all sin. Do not be afraid. Thanks to my mercy you will overcome all obstacles. "

"But because of your arrogance you will not listen to me, you will certainly perish, you may think, 'I do not want to fight' but driven by your sense of responsibility, your nature will force you to fight. You do not want to do it.

Arise Arjuna! With the sword of the knowledge which I have given you, basry the foolishness and imagination that arise from him, who doubted the truth of the Lord dwelling in your heart. Arjuna, arise and win! You have been sworn to establish the dharma! The fate of power has been rampant.

You have to face it and destroy it. Protect me, Arjuna. Remember me always ... and fight! You're not going to kill these knights, but me. I am the creator of this nature and its maintainers, but I am also the time, the mighty power that destroys the world and destroys everything. All the officers in this opponent's army have perished by Me. "

"Arjuna, you are only a tool for me to act, now I am giving you my universal appearance, where you can see the essence of the whole universe, see the ability of my god! Look at the whole moving and stationary universe, They all belong to me! " Covered by his astonishment and admiration Arjuna bowed his head respectfully and clasped his hand as he said, "O God Almighty!

Praise be to You! Praise for ever! The excellence of a thousand sun that goes together in space will not mean when compared to Your splendor! You are the Most High ... the eternal protector of the eternal dharma. You are everything to know. Seeing your awesome shape, the whole world trembled with fear, so did I. Like the rivers flowing into the sea, so the heroes in this human world come into your Blazing Thing. "

Then the Most Holy God came back to his original form and said, "I have shown you my great First Message, it is very difficult to see what you have seen." Such Myths can not be seen through the study of the books Neither by the tapa, charity, or yajna 'sacrifice', but only through devotion or earnest devotion.
 
Bhagavad Gita, Song of God, Mantra, Lord Krishna, Arjuna, Hinduism, Sacred knowledge
Gita. Image: download-wallpaper.net
The experience I have given you and the knowledge that I have taught you is a precious treasure. Are you listening to me with Arjuna's concentration? Is the imagination that comes from your ignorance has vanished? Think of everything I say to you, think deeply, then do what pleases your heart. "

Arjuna said, "O Lord of the universe of the universe! Your magnificent and marvelous words contain very high knowledge, and You have spoken it with all patience: For your mercy, my deceitful illusions have now been destroyed. Rise without a doubt, I beg your guidance, and I will do whatever you ask. "


That's the dialogue Arjuna is in doubt with Lord Krishna. You will probably be inspired by this colossal story. You can find the complete dialog of Bhagavad Gita completely. You can find this wonderful book in the nearest bookstore, so you will get enlightenment.

The beauty of the Hindu tradition in Indonesia

The beauty of the Hindu tradition in Indonesia

History has shown that the teachings of Hinduism is the oldest in the world. This religion has evolved from India to the rest of the world by peaceful means. We can find a way to pray and culture or tradition, culture and art based on the Hindu in various continents and countries. Which makes proud because Hindu traditions outside India is very unique in that it blends beautifully with art, tradition and local culture.

If you travel to countries that have a Hindu, then you will find a Hindu who did not seem the same with Hindu rituals and traditions in India, then we should be grateful for the Hindu has proved as a doctrine and a universal religion.
 
Pura Besakih, a Hindu temple in Bali. Image: klikhotel.com
The beauty of Hinduism outside India has unique characteristics, such as the architecture of the Hindu temple. You will also find the uniqueness in ceremony, ritual, tradition, even in dance, music, and a variety of branches of art and world culture. If you are an Indian, someday you need to travel from India to Nepal, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and make sure you visit the island of Bali. Island of the Gods you will discover the beauty of Hindu temple or Pura (Balinese to mention Hindu Temple). The same thing you also find on the island of Java, neighboring Bali. The Javanese call Hindu temple as a Candi, for example Prambanan, Yogyakarta near the Central Java.

The beauty of Hinduism outside India has unique characteristics, such as the architecture of the Hindu temple. You will also find the uniqueness in ceremony, ritual, tradition, even in dance, music, and a variety of branches of art and world culture. If you are an Indian, someday you need to travel from India to Nepal, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and make sure you visit the island of Bali. 
Candi Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Image: twisata.com
In the Island of the Gods you will discover the beauty of Hindu temple or Pura (Balinese to mention Hindu Temple). The same thing you also find on the island of Java, neighboring Bali. The Javanese call Hindu temple as a Candi, for example Prambanan, Yogyakarta near the Central Java. If you did not get to Java, from Bali continue your trip to the island of Lombok, just 15 minutes by plane from Bali. You will also find a beautiful Hindu tradition.

Hindu people in Indonesia not only exist in Bali, but also in other areas such as Jakarta (capital of Indonesia), Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua and other regions. Hindu tradition and culture in Indonesia was initially grown on the island of Java, and developing very great in Bali, and now the community that comes from Bali definitely brings a Hindu tradition and culture to various regions in Indonesia.

On this beautiful occasion, I want to share a video about the beauty of the Balinese Hindu tradition held in Amarta Pura Jati, a Hindu temple in Cinere, South Jakarta. Let's watch this video, so as Hindus all over the world will always be proud and grateful to God Almighty, that the Hindu respect for local culture. It also proves that the teachings of Hinduism is very universal and timeless of all time.


                                 A Hindu ritual in Pura Amarta Jati, a beautiful Hindu temple in Jakarta.

In addition to video Hindu rites and rituals of the above, I also wanted to share a video of a sacred dance of Bali.


Tari Baris Gede, a beautiful Balinese Hindu sacred dance. 

Candi Prambanan a beautiful Hindu temple in Yogyakarta, Java Island

Do you want to see the majesty of Hinduism outside India? You can find it on the island of Java, Indonesia, a beautiful Hindu heritage, Candi Prambanan. The temple is very beautiful, that you should visit in the near future. 

If you vacation in Indonesia, in addition to (an island with a population of Hindus), you need to visit Yogyakarta, Java. Not far from Yogyakarta, you can make a pilgrimage to a Hindu temple. Prambanan temple also called Lara Jonggrang, is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia, which was built in the 9th century BC.

Based on the inscription Mantiasih, Siwargha, and a short inscription on the Prambanan temple, it is known that the founder of Prambanan temple is Sri Maharaja Rakai Pikatan. This temple was built in the ninth century AD, at the time of the Ancient Mataram Kingdom.
Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple,

Candi Prambanan. Image: mangyop.deviantart.com

Prambanan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, once known as one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. 

Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple,
Spectacular sunset in Prambanan. Image: klikhotel.com
The architecture of the building is tall and slender shape in accordance with Hindu architecture in general with the Shiva temple as the main temple has a height reached 47 meters towering in the middle of the complex cluster of temples are smaller. As one of the grandest temples in Southeast Asia, Prambanan temple is the main attraction of tourists visiting from all over the world.

Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple,
Full moon in Prambanan. Image: twisata.com
This temple is dedicated to Trimurti, the three major Hindu Gods: Brahma as God the Creator, Vishnu as the preserver god, and Shiva as the god of destruction. Based on the inscriptions Siwagrha original name of this temple complex is Siwagrha (Sanskrit which means 'The house of Shiva'), and indeed in garbagriha (main hall) of the temple sits a statue of Shiva Mahadeva three meters high which shows that in this temple of Lord Shiva are preferred.

Prambanan temple is divided into 3 parts. The third part of it is the first page or offal, the second page or mid, and the third page or Jaba (the outermost part of the Temple). The temples that you can see in the Prambanan temple complex of which are Shiva Mahadeva temple, the temple of Vishnu, Brahma Temple, Temple Geese, Nandi temple, and the temple Garuda.
Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple,

Relief in Candi Prambanan. Image: wisatawanalam.blogspot.com

According to the inscription Siwagrha, this temple was built in about 850 BC by Rakai Pikatan, and continue to be developed and expanded by Balitung Maha Sambu, during Medang Mataram kingdom.

The temple complex is located in the district of Prambanan, Sleman and sub Prambanan, Klaten, approximately 17 kilometers northeast of Yogyakarta, 50 kilometers southwest of Surakarta and 120 kilometers south of Semarang, exactly on the border between the provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta. 

It is very unique, Prambanan temple is located in the administrative area Bokoharjo village, Prambanan, Sleman, while the entrance to the Prambanan temple complex located in the village administration Tlogo, Prambanan, Klaten.

Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple,
Ramayana dance in Prambanan. Image: desatourjogja.com
Name of Prambanan, is derived from the name of the village where the temple stands, believed to be the change of the name of the dialect of Javanese language of the term theology Hindu Para Brahman means "Brahman Supreme" is Brahman or the eternal realities highest and greatest that can not be described, which is often equated with the concept God in Hinduism.

Another opinion considers the Brahman may refer to the heyday of the temple was formerly filled by brahmins. Another opinion put forward the notion that the name "Prambanan" comes from the root word mban in the Java language that is meaningful to bear or have a task, refer to the Hindu gods who took on the task to organize and run the harmony of the universe.

Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple,
Hanuman, a character in Ramayana dance. Image: yogyatrip.com
There are a total of 240 temples in the complex of Prambanan. The entrance to the building complex is located in the four corners of the wind direction, but the direction toward the building is to the east, the main entrance of this temple is the east gate. Prambanan temple complex consists of:

There are 3 Trimurti temple: the temple of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma
There are 3 Wahana temple: temple Nandi, Garuda, and Geese
There are 2 Apit temple: located between rows of Trimurti temples and temples rides in the north and south
There are 4 Kelir Temple: located in the 4 direction right behind the entrance to the inner courtyard or the core zone
Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple, Jokowi
Jokowi, the president of Indonesia gave a speech at the ceremony Hindu (Nyepi) at Prambanan. (beritasatu.com)
There are 4  PatokTemple Stakes: located at the 4 corners of the pages or the core zone
There are 224 temples Perwara: 4 rows are arranged in concentric with the number of temples from the innermost to the outermost rows: 44, 52, 60, and 68.
Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Hinduism, Candi Prambanan, Hindu temple, Vishnu, Brahma, Ramayana, Hanuman, Yogyakarta, Beautiful Hindu temple, Jokowi
Hindu ritual in Prambanan. Image: bali-bisnis.com

The existence of the Prambanan Temple is very impressive, and more beautiful full moon. You can watch the ballet Ramayana, an epic story and a true love of the golden age of Hindu. Ramayana is one of the beautiful attractions that you can see in this beautiful temple.

On the day of Nyepi, the Hindu New year, then you will witness the ceremonies or rites of Hindus who live around Yogyakarta, Central Java and surrounding areas. Is a beautiful memories when you visit Prambanan with your family. You can find the grandeur of Hindu triumph in Java.

Do you believe in reincarnation? Then, who are you in the past?

Do you believe in reincarnation or Samsara? If you believe, then you imagine who you are or, as if you are in your life in the past? Is it possible that you will be reborn in the future, and where? Whether as a musician or become a famous billionaire.

Also believed that Karma (what you did in the past) will also affect the new life in the present or in the future. Experience during your life in the last century, probably will be an opportunity for you to fix in your new birth, that reincarnation is believed to be an opportunity to do good things or Dharma.
reincarnation, Hinduism, karma, atma, global hindu, reincarnation proof, Nirvana, Moksha, numitis, rebirth, Dharma, samsara
Reincarnation cycle. Image: thespiritscience.net

From wikipedia there are quotations as follows: Reincarnation (from the Latin for "born again" or "born in originally" or tumitis or numitis (Balinese and Javanese word), refers to the belief that someone was going to die and be reborn in the form of another life. The birth was not a manifestation physical as our existence today. the born again it is the soul of the person who took a particular form in accordance with the results of his behavior in the past.

There are two main streams of reincarnation in the world: first, those who believe that humans will continue to be reborn. Secondly, those who believe that humans will stop born originally in a while when they do good things when life as a human being, or if it gets supreme consciousness (Nirvana) or united with God (moksha). Hinduism believes in the second stream.

Rebirth is a two-step process of birth in a previous life. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the philosophy of reincarnation teaches people to be aware of the actual happiness and responsible for the fate that is being received. If the man was tied to the cycle of reincarnation, then his life was not spared from the grief. During soul bound to the results of bad deeds, then he will be reincarnated into a person who is always sorrow.
reincarnation, Hinduism, karma, atma, global hindu, reincarnation proof, Nirvana, Moksha, numitis, rebirth, Dharma, samsara
Karma and reincarnation. Image: world-faiths.com

In the Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, reincarnation process gives people a chance to enjoy the highest happiness. This happens when humans are not affected by the pleasures and the pains of the world that never feel sorrow, and if they understand the real meaning of life. At this life, we have many opportunities for a better life, and do good karma, so we can be one with God or live happily in Nirvana.

Is there any concrete evidence of reincarnation?

Reincarnation (the Law of Samsara) literally means 'entering the body again' or 'transmigration of souls', although different concept of reincarnation is real believed by some stream of Hinduism, Buddhism and a splinter group of Islam and Christianity. Although it is very difficult to provide evidence that reincarnation exists, many studies have claimed evidence of human reincarnation in the world.

There is a story about reincarnation in the modern world, perhaps you can you believe to be evidence of the existence of reincarnation.

The story of the Austrian Edward:

A 4 year old boy named Edward Austrian has a phobia day overcast and gray clouds. Besides these infants also had problems with his throat and often complain of pain. Whenever throat ache, Edward always complaining, "Hit the shot was sick". Edward then recounts in detail when in a previous life he served as a soldier during World War I where he eventually died because of a shot in the throat. On the day when he died, was blanketed in gray overcast.
Edward Austrian. Image: mbakbro.com

Initially doctors thought this famous children's tonsils, but upon inspection it turns out there is a cyst in his throat which is large enough. Surprisingly, after Edward tells a story about a previous life, suddenly cysts disappear by itself. 

Doctors said it was not know how suddenly a cyst growing in her throat that toddlers can suddenly disappear. Because according to the experience of the doctor, the cyst may not disappear overnight.
The story of the Rebirth of Cameron Macaulay

Since the age of two years, Cameron Macauley had told his mother that he came from an island called Barra, located on the west coast of Scotland. Macauley also tells the story of a white house on a beach near the airfield. In addition, he also said to have black and white dog father's name in a previous life was Shane Robertson, who died hit by a car.
Because children often whine'm invited to Barra nostalgic reasons to 'other mother', Macauley was taken on a plane to Barra. And indeed, the family Macauley find a white house near the airstrip which is located on the beach. 

The house is owned by a man named Robertson and it is true that the family used to have a black and white dog who is now dead. Macauley little too familiar with hallways and rooms in the mansion. Stories about reincarnation Macauley has been documented in a TV show in the UK which makes it one of the best reincarnation story.

There are many stories about reincarnation in the world, you can search on search engines like Bing, Yahoo or Google. Confidence about rebirth or reincarnation is a unique human life. You are free to choose to believe, doubt or you reject altogether about reincarnation. However, you need to ponder more deeply, that you live in this world because you have a soul, and one day the soul or Atma will leave your body. Do you know where the Atma go?

Lord Shiva is the restorer for a better universe

Bali, Dewa Siwa, Hindu religion, Hinduism, India, Lord Shiva, Ramayana, Shiva history, Mahadev, global hindu
Lord Shiva. Image: sonagiri.ord
For Hindus, would know and respect, and of course worship to Lord Shiva (Dewa Siwa), who is worshiped as Mahadeva (Mahadev). Lord Shiva is one of the important gods in the Hindu religion other than Vishnu and Brahma. 

If you are in Bali, you need to visit the island's largest temple, the Pura Besakih. In this temple you will see a symbol of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the main courtyard of Besakih. Besakih Temple is the largest temple in Bali, and is one of the largest Hindu temple in the world.

On this occasion, I present a wonderful article about Shiva which I quoted the whole of Lord Shiva in the Google+ community. Perhaps, if you are not familiar with Lord Shiva, the article below will help you. 

Before you read it, the depiction of Lord Shiva in India - Hindu origin - and in Bali is different in the sense of art, and I show the photos in this article. 

Bali, Dewa Siwa, Hindu religion, Hinduism, India, Lord Shiva, Ramayana, Shiva history, Mahadev, global hindu
Wonderful Besakih Temple on the slopes of Mount Agung, Bali.
Hinduism is a universal religion, not only embraced by the people of India. Bali, an Indonesian island that has a very unique Hindus. Bali is also known as the Island of the Gods, and famous as well as the island of thousand temples. 

Of course you also know, that Hinduism is also found in Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, South Africa, Australia, Fiji, England, Canada, and in various countries.

By the way, have you ever watched a TV series about Lord Shiva? You can know better about Shiva from tv series titled "Mahadev".