Translatability of Gods – If it doesn’t exist?

A simple Venn Diagram. A ∩ B exists only when there is something common between the both. Building upon Assmann, who says two of the major advantages of ancient polytheistic religions were religious tolerance and international law, this intersection exists there because though everyone has got their own religions, there is an equivalent god for… Read More Translatability of Gods – If it doesn’t exist?

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Dara Shikoh’s Introduction to the Upanishads – Sirr-e-Akbar

Anquetil Duperron found a copy of Sirr-e-Akbar, Dara Shikoh’s translation of Upanishads and royally defaced the name, in the usual European style as Oppenk’hat. At the start of the book, Dara gives the author’s introduction to the work. This preface, where Dara says Upanishads are a commentary of the Quran, is considered to be the… Read More Dara Shikoh’s Introduction to the Upanishads – Sirr-e-Akbar

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The Concept of Alternate Religion – Something which coexists with Religion

Somewhere, I wrote, Communism is also a religion – Communists follow the principle “No god is my god”. But, the trigger is a tweet by Prof Makarand Paranjape – Sir, isn’t terrorism itself a kind of religion, with a wide range of adherents, some fanatic, some moderate, some even “liberal”? This makes one think of… Read More The Concept of Alternate Religion – Something which coexists with Religion

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