Archive: Rajan Zed
Whether we like it or not, politicians will exploit all the "tools" available to them on the campaign trail to grab power, including religion. We, as voters, should be more mature to read between the lines.
By Rajan Zed | February 25, 2011; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (2)
Ignorance usually causes misunderstandings. We have a tendency to distrust and even fear what we feel uncertain of or what seems mysterious to us.
By Rajan Zed | February 11, 2011; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (3)
Religion is a search for the holy, the eternal, the real; which is clearly far beyond politics and political theories. It is quest for the God. We should be asking Him to fill our hearts with infinite peace instead of claiming to be the sole executer of the political blueprint stemmed out of the edict from heaven.
By Rajan Zed | February 4, 2011; 01:02 PM ET | Comments (1)
If somebody is a non-believer in our belief system and wants to undergo a legally valid procedure (which is sin according to us, the provider), the provider may explain its viewpoint to the consumer but then leave it to the consumer and let consumer answer God on this particular decision. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each person to adhere to their own moral, ethical and spiritual beliefs.
By Rajan Zed | January 28, 2011; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (0)
Although things may look inflammatory and polarized sometimes in the political and social arena, we really are not as divided as it might appear on the surface.
By Rajan Zed | January 14, 2011; 02:29 PM ET | Comments (0)
Let us be more inclusive; get rid of the caricatures of "others" handed to us by previous generations; and explore the interconnections, interdependencies and similarities.
By Rajan Zed | January 7, 2011; 03:17 PM ET | Comments (0)
We wholeheartedly welcome Julia (and we are thankful to RNA also for at least keeping us in their system), but Hinduism, being the oldest and third largest religion with about one billion adherents, is much more than that and it went through lot of noteworthy issues during 2010.
By Rajan Zed | December 31, 2010; 04:54 PM ET | Comments (3)
Christianity is the largest religion of the world and Christmas is the most widely celebrated religious festival around the globe. Even if one is a non-Christian, at many places of the world it is all around you and you end up celebrating at least non-religious portions of it.
By Rajan Zed | December 24, 2010; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (0)
We need to build a new world free from greed.
By Rajan Zed | December 16, 2010; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (2)
Homosexuality is not a religious issue.
By Rajan Zed | November 19, 2010; 07:17 PM ET | Comments (0)
Pope Benedict, being the single largest religious leader of the world with about 1.17 billion in his flock, carries a big influence on the world and is important. Moreover, he is said to be the successor of St. Peter and the Vicar of Christ upon earth. If one's consciousness believed in something contradictory, one is always free to choose a different path.
By Rajan Zed | November 5, 2010; 04:17 PM ET | Comments (0)
This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding "a rally to restore sanity" on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck's religion-infused "Restoring Honor" rally. Beck said he was called by God to hold the rally. Now atheist groups are planning to...
By Rajan Zed | October 29, 2010; 11:22 AM ET | Comments (5)
Even with a cursory look at the problems faced by the nation and solutions offered, division based on religious convictions will show up. That is why the religious beliefs of candidates frequently come up for scrutiny and claims that "my belief is right" while the "opponent's faith is misguided".
By Rajan Zed | October 22, 2010; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (1)
These are not matters to be legislated about except to promote social order and cohesion.
By Rajan Zed | October 15, 2010; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (4)
Life is getting complex and distractions are mounting, so religion appears to be slipping away from the priority list of many.
By Rajan Zed | October 1, 2010; 03:54 PM ET | Comments (0)
Money and materialism cannot buy immortality....
By Rajan Zed | August 13, 2010; 05:40 PM ET | Comments (0)
Hindus believe that humans can be reborn as animals and animals as human beings. "Keep the horses happy", says Rig-Veda, the oldest existing scripture of Hinduism and mankind.
By Rajan Zed | June 14, 2010; 09:26 PM ET | Comments (0)
Besides being very crucial to the moral credibility of Catholic hierarchy, this crisis has also eroded the faith of believers in religion in general and resulted in their falling confidence.
By Rajan Zed | March 31, 2010; 04:02 AM ET | Comments (5)
The 'Honor Code' at Oral Roberts University says a lot about the man who founded it.
By Rajan Zed | December 16, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)
Torture betrays the Hindu concept of ahimsa, wishing no harm to another being, the highest law.
By Rajan Zed | May 11, 2009; 05:19 PM ET | Comments (2)
National Day of Prayer idea is even better when the nation prays together in unison.
By Rajan Zed | May 5, 2009; 05:26 PM ET | Comments (12)
What role, if any, will U.S. religious leaders will play in your administration?
By Rajan Zed | August 14, 2008; 12:28 AM ET | Comments (4)
Astrology continues to be popular in Hindu society
By Rajan Zed | July 18, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (7)
Religion can be funny, but mocking the faith of others and spreading misinformation about that faith is not.
By Rajan Zed | June 19, 2008; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (124)
Ancient Hindu scripture, Bhagavad-Gita says: there are three gates to self-destructive hell—greed, anger, and desire.
By Rajan Zed | June 2, 2008; 05:18 AM ET | Comments (4)
The married couple is looked at as a complete module for worship and participation in cultural/social acts.
By Rajan Zed | May 19, 2008; 06:11 PM ET | Comments (1)
We would also appreciate some of the other virtues in him/her, mentioned in the dharmasastras, like compassion, purity, equanimity, fortitude, and hands off from untruth and greed
By Rajan Zed | May 12, 2008; 12:18 AM ET | Comments (7)
Sacred texts can be misapplied through handpicked reading, deciphering and interpretation.
By Rajan Zed | January 28, 2008; 05:29 AM ET | Comments (14)
In Hinduism, shunning of sinner is advised as sin is thought to be transmittable by physical contact, by thought, and by speech.
By Rajan Zed | January 21, 2008; 06:33 AM ET | Comments (19)
Judge candidates on the issues. Stop religion from trespassing into politics.
By Rajan Zed | January 4, 2008; 12:36 PM ET | Comments (27)
Forgiveness is godly. Forgiveness is a virtue. Forgiveness is holiness. Forgiveness is powerful. Forgiveness is peace. Ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita says, “Develop purity, forgiveness, vigor, patience, a good will, and avoid pride—these are the riches of the person who is...
By Rajan Zed | November 14, 2007; 04:41 AM ET | Comments (19)
In Hinduism, science and religion go hand in hand.
By Rajan Zed | October 24, 2007; 06:14 AM ET | Comments (58)
As other human run establishments, all religions are equally vulnerable to pollution and exploitation.
By Rajan Zed | October 18, 2007; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (57)
Life rolls on till it merges in the Absolute. Life drifts on to achieve its triumph of the universal.
By Rajan Zed | October 11, 2007; 07:11 AM ET | Comments (55)