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Monthly Archives: November 2011

INDIA ~ Been there, Done that…


India of the past was a world leader in both the sacred and the secular. Modern achievements seem to just exaggerate what India achieved before the invasions. What Indians called ‘Gurutvakarshan’, Newton rediscovered it as gravity only after a millennium. India’s past points out to the vast knowledge, experience and intelligence in all fields of human endeavor. Indian history helps us find out who we are, how we got to where we are now and where we might be heading.

The $20 billion Indian gym for the MIND

Tanjore temple

More than $20 billion worth of wealth in a temple? That’s the account of hidden wealth in the 8th century Shree Ananta Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. But this abundance of wealth has not been unusual in the history of some Indian temples. While ancient Indian temples were built as spiritual gymnasiums for the mind, they also had enormous wealth to consistently provide that opportunity for spiritual development. But there are other types of wealth in the ancient Indian temples that are much more valuable than its material wealth. What’s that?

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