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HINDUISM
WHAT THE GREAT THINK
DR.T.V.RAO MD
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 1
HISTORY OF HINDUISM
• ACCORDING TO HISTORIANS, THE ORIGIN OF HINDUISM DATES
BACK TO 5,000 OR MORE YEARS. THE WORD "HINDU" ...
WHAT IS HINDUISM
• HINDUISM IS A TERM FOR A WIDE
VARIETY OF RELATED RELIGIOUS
TRADITIONS NATIVE TO INDIA.
HISTORICALLY, IT...
WHAT IS HINDU PHILOSOPHY
• HINDU PHILOSOPHY HAD SIX BRANCHES,
EVOLVING FROM ABOUT THE 2ND
CENTURY BCE TO THE 6TH CENTURY C...
SUPREME COURT DEFINES HINDUISM
• IN 1995 THE SUPREME COURT OF
INDIA HIGHLIGHTED BAL GANGADHAR
TILAK'S FORMULATION OF HINDU...
HINDUISM IS SANATANA DHARMA
• HINDUISM IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS
SANATANA DHARMA MEANING 'THE
ETERNAL PATH'. THE BELIEF IS A...
HINDUISM IS HUMAN DHARMA
• HINDUISM RESTS ON THE SPIRITUAL
BEDROCK OF THE VEDAS, HENCE VEDA
DHARMA, AND THEIR MYSTIC ISSUE...
DHARMA IS FOUNDATION OF HINDUISM
• DHARMA, A SANSKRIT PHRASE MEANING
"THE ETERNAL LAW", BY ITS ADHERENTS.
HINDU BELIEFS VA...
GAYATRI MANTRA RAISES THE HUMAN
CONSCIOUSNESS
•AUM BHUR BHUVAH SVAH
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA
DHIMAHI
DHIYO YO N...
CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD
ON ORIGIN OF LIFE
• "IN THE BEGINNING WAS ONLY BEING,
• ONE WITHOUT A SECOND.
• OUT OF HIMSELF HE BROU...
EVERY MAN’S PRAYER
•LEAD ME FROM THE
UNREAL TO THE REAL.
•LEAD ME FROM
DARKNESS UNTO LIGHT.
•LEAD ME FROM DEATH TO
IMMORTA...
CONCENTRATION IS MEDITATION
• THE EARTH SEEMS TO REST IN SILENT
MEDITATION;
AND THE WATERS AND THE SKY
AND THE HEAVENS
SEE...
WHO IS GOD
• "HE IS EVERLASTING AND
OMNIPRESENT,
INFINITE IN THE GREAT AND
INFINITE IN THE SMALL.
HE IS THE ETERNAL WHOM
T...
WHAT IS CREATION VEDA UPANISHAD
•WHERE THERE IS JOY
THERE IS CREATION.
WHERE THERE IS NO
JOY THERE IS NO
CREATION: KNOW TH...
OUR FUTURE LIFE IS DECIDED BY..
• LIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR
DEEP, DRIVING DESIRE. IT IS THIS
DESIRE AT
THE TIME OF DEATH...
FROM MORTAL TO IMMORTAL
• WHEN ALL THE DESIRES THAT
SURGE IN THE HEART
ARE RENOUNCED, THE
MORTAL BECOMES IMMORTAL.
WHEN AL...
TRUTH ALONE TRIUMPHS
•WHATEVER TAKES
FORM IS FALSE.
•ONLY THE FORMLESS
ENDURES.
• TRUTH ALONE
TRIUMPHS.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 17
WHO IS INFINITE
•FOR GOD IS INFINITE,
•WITHIN THE BODY AND
WITHOUT,
•LIKE A MIRROR,
•AND THE IMAGE IN A
MIRROR.
Dr.T.V.Rao...
ASHTAVAKRA GITA 1: 18-20
•AS THE AIR IS EVERYWHERE,
•FLOWING AROUND A POT
•AND FILLING IT,
•SO GOD IS EVERYWHERE,
•FILLING...
ASHTAVAKRA GITA
•I AM BOUNDLESS SPACE.
•THE WORLD IS A CLAY
POT.
• THIS IS THE TRUTH.
•THERE IS NOTHING TO
ACCEPT,
NOTHING...
SRI RAMAKRISHNA
• THE FORMLESS ABSOLUTE IS
MY FATHER, AND GOD WITH
FORM IS MY MOTHER.”
GOD REVEALS HIMSELF IN
THE FORM WHI...
TIRUKKURAL ON COMPASSION
• FIND AND FOLLOW THE GOOD
PATH AND BE RULED BY
COMPASSION.
• FOR IF THE VARIOUS WAYS
ARE EXAMINE...
MUNDAKA UPANISHAD
• NOT BY THOSE WHO
PRACTICE WRONG
DISCIPLINES
• CAN THE SELF BE REALIZED.
THE SELF REVEALS
• HIMSELF AS ...
SARVEPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN (1888–1975)
• HINDUISM IS NOT JUST A FAITH.
IT IS THE UNION OF REASON
AND INTUITION THAT CAN NOT
...
MAHATMA GANDHI (1869 – 1948)
• AFTER LONG STUDY AND
EXPERIENCE, I HAVE COME TO THE
CONCLUSION THAT
ALL RELIGIONS ARE TRUE;...
THE MAHABHARATA ON HIGHEST HUMAN
DHARMA
• DO NOT TO OTHERS WHAT YE
DO NOT WISH
DONE TO YOURSELF; AND WISH
FOR OTHERS TOO
W...
RIG VEDA
• WHEN THERE IS HARMONY
BETWEEN THE MIND, HEART AND
RESOLUTION THEN NOTHING IS
IMPOSSIBLE
• “ONE SHOULD PERFORMED...
RIG VEDA
• “ EGO IS THE BIGGEST ENEMY
OF HUMANS.
• PEOPLE WHO ARE SOFT
SPOKEN AND TRUTHFUL ARE
LOVED BY ALL. ”
• A PERSON ...
RIG VEDA
• BY GETTING UP EARLY IN
THE MORNING ONE ALSO
GETS MORE TIME AT HIS
DISPOSAL FOR WORK AS
COMPARED TO LATE-RISERS....
RIG VEDA
• ONE SHOULD, PERFORM KARMA
WITH NONCHALANCE WITHOUT
EXPECTING THE BENEFITS BECAUSE
SOONER OR LATER ONE SHALL
DEF...
RIG VEDA
• ONE SHOULD BE CAUTIONS NOT
TO SPEAK ANYTHING THAT
HURTS OTHERS. SUCH KIND OF
SPEECH NEVER HELPS BUT
ALWAYS BRIN...
RIG VEDA
• KINDLED IN VARIOUS FORMS,
THE PERENNIAL FLAME IS
ONE; SPRINKLING THE
WORLD WITH GOLDEN
BEAMS AT DAWN; PAINTING
...
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
•YOU HAVE TO GROW
FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
NONE CAN TEACH YOU,
NONE CAN MAKE YOU
SPIRITUAL. THERE IS NO
OTHE...
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
•WE ARE WHAT OUR
THOUGHTS HAVE MADE
US; SO TAKE CARE ABOUT
WHAT YOU THINK.
WORDS ARE SECONDARY.
THOUGHTS...
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
• “THE GOAL OF MANKIND IS
KNOWLEDGE ... NOW THIS KNOWLEDGE
IS INHERENT IN MAN. NO KNOWLEDGE
COMES FROM O...
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
• NEVER THINK THERE IS
ANYTHING IMPOSSIBLE FOR
THE SOUL. IT IS THE
GREATEST HERESY TO THINK
SO. IF THERE...
DHARMA BASIS OF HINDUISM
•DHARMA IS GOD'S DIVINE LAW PREVAILING ON
EVERY LEVEL OF EXISTENCE, FROM THE
SUSTAINING COSMIC OR...
DHARMA IS DIVINE LAW
• WHEN WE FOLLOW DHARMA, WE
ARE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE
TRUTH THAT INHERES AND
INSTRUCTS THE UNIVERSE,...
WHAT IS SUPERIOR
• THE DESIRES ARE SUPERIOR
TO THE SENSES, THE MIND IS
SUPERIOR TO THE DESIRES,
THE INTUITION
(UNDERSTANDI...
CONTROLLING SELF REMAIN THE HIGHEST YOGA
• THE SENSES, THEY SAY, ARE THE
HORSES; THE OBJECTS OF SENSE,
WHAT THEY RANGE OVE...
MAHATMA GANDHI (1869-1948)
• HINDUISM HAS MADE MARVELLOUS
DISCOVERIES IN THINGS OF RELIGION,
OF THE SPIRIT, OF THE SOUL. W...
MOTHER SARADA DEVI,
•HINDUISM
DOES NOT SEE
SINS, BUT
ONLY
MISTAKES
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 42
WHY I AM A HINDU
MAHATMA GANDHI
•I AM A HINDU BECAUSE IT
IS HINDUISM WHICH
MAKES THE WORLD
WORTH LIVING. I AM A
HINDU HENC...
HINDUISM IS SPIRITUAL PROGRESS
• HINDUISM HAS MADE
MARVELLOUS DISCOVERIES IN
THINGS OF RELIGION, OF THE
SPIRIT, OF THE SOU...
SRI AUROBINDO
• HINDUISM.....GAVE ITSELF NO NAME, BECAUSE IT SET ITSELF NO
SECTARIAN LIMITS; IT CLAIMED NO UNIVERSAL ADHES...
WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT
• BHAGVAD-GITA IS THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL, PERHAPS THE
ONLY TRUE PHILOSOPHICAL
SONG EXISTING IN ANY
KNOWN
...
VOLTAIRE ON SACRED LAND
•I AM CONVINCED THAT
EVERYTHING HAS COME
DOWN TO US FROM THE
BANKS OF THE GANGES,
- ASTRONOMY,
AST...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON ON BHAGWAD GITA
• IT IS SUBLIME AS NIGHT
AND A BREATHLESS OCEAN.
IT CONTAINS EVERY
RELIGIOUS SENTIMENT...
DR. ANNIE BESANT
• AFTER A STUDY OF SOME FORTY
YEARS AND MORE OF THE GREAT
RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD, I FIND
NONE SO PERFECT,...
Dr.T.V.Rao MD 50
WILL DURANT
HINDUISM TEACHES LOVE FOR ALL
• PERHAPS IN RETURN FOR
CONQUEST, ARROGANCE AND
SPOLIATION, INDIA WILL TEACH US
...
HINDUISM CONTINUES TO
INSPIRE GREAT THINKERS IN
THE WORLD IN SPITE OF
SEVERAL RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
EMAIL
DOCTORTVRAO@GMAIL.CO...
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  1. 1. HINDUISM WHAT THE GREAT THINK DR.T.V.RAO MD Dr.T.V.Rao MD 1
  2. 2. HISTORY OF HINDUISM • ACCORDING TO HISTORIANS, THE ORIGIN OF HINDUISM DATES BACK TO 5,000 OR MORE YEARS. THE WORD "HINDU" IS DERIVED FROM THE NAME OF RIVER INDUS, WHICH FLOWS THROUGH NORTH-WESTERN INDIA. IN ANCIENT TIMES THE RIVER WAS CALLED THE "SINDHU", BUT THE PERSIANS WHO MIGRATED TO INDIA CALLED THE RIVER "HINDU," THE LAND "HINDUSTAN" (SANSKRIT, HINDI), AND ITS INHABITANTS "HINDUS". THUS THE DAILY LIFE PRACTICES EVOLVED AS THE RELIGION FOLLOWED BY THE HINDUS CAME TO BE KNOWN AS "HINDUISMDr.T.V.Rao MD 2
  3. 3. WHAT IS HINDUISM • HINDUISM IS A TERM FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF RELATED RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS NATIVE TO INDIA. HISTORICALLY, IT ENCOMPASSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGION IN INDIA SINCE THE IRON AGE TRADITIONS, WHICH IN TURN HARK BACK TO PREHISTORIC RELIGIONS SUCH AS THAT OF THE BRONZE AGE INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION FOLLOWED BY THE VEDIC RELIGION. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 3
  4. 4. WHAT IS HINDU PHILOSOPHY • HINDU PHILOSOPHY HAD SIX BRANCHES, EVOLVING FROM ABOUT THE 2ND CENTURY BCE TO THE 6TH CENTURY CE, VIZ. SAMKHYA, YOGA, NYAYA, VAISHESHIKA, MIMAMSA, AND VEDANTA. MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS LIKE SHAIVISM AND VAISHNAVISM DEVELOPED DURING THIS SAME PERIOD THROUGH THE BHAKTI MOVEMENT.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 4
  5. 5. SUPREME COURT DEFINES HINDUISM • IN 1995 THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA HIGHLIGHTED BAL GANGADHAR TILAK'S FORMULATION OF HINDUISM'S DEFINING FEATURES: ACCEPTANCE OF THE VEDAS WITH REVERENCE; RECOGNITION OF THE FACT THAT THE MEANS OR WAYS TO SALVATION ARE DIVERSE; AND THE REALIZATION OF THE TRUTH THAT THE NUMBER OF GODS TO BE WORSHIPPED IS LARGE, THAT INDEED IS THE DISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF HINDU RELIGION. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 5
  6. 6. HINDUISM IS SANATANA DHARMA • HINDUISM IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS SANATANA DHARMA MEANING 'THE ETERNAL PATH'. THE BELIEF IS A CONGLOMERATE OF RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL AND CULTURAL IDEAS CHARACTERIZED BY THE BELIEF IN REINCARNATION, THE PATH TO RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND THE DESIRE TO LIBERATE FROM THE CYCLE OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 6
  7. 7. HINDUISM IS HUMAN DHARMA • HINDUISM RESTS ON THE SPIRITUAL BEDROCK OF THE VEDAS, HENCE VEDA DHARMA, AND THEIR MYSTIC ISSUE, THE UPANISHADS, AS WELL AS THE TEACHINGS OF MANY GREAT HINDU GURUS THROUGH THE AGES. MANY STREAMS OF THOUGHT FLOW FROM THE SIX VEDIC/HINDU SCHOOLS, BHAKTI SECTS AND TANTRA AGAMIC SCHOOLS INTO THE ONE OCEAN OF HINDUISM, THE FIRST OF THE DHARMA RELIGIONS. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 7
  8. 8. DHARMA IS FOUNDATION OF HINDUISM • DHARMA, A SANSKRIT PHRASE MEANING "THE ETERNAL LAW", BY ITS ADHERENTS. HINDU BELIEFS VARY WIDELY, WITH CONCEPTS OF GOD AND/OR GODS RANGING FROM PANENTHEISM, PANTHEISM, MONOTHEISM, POLYTHEISM, AND ATHEISM WITH VISHNU AND SHIVA BEING THE MOST POPULAR DEITIES. OTHER NOTABLE CHARACTERISTICS INCLUDE A BELIEF IN REINCARNATION AND KARMA, AS WELL AS PERSONAL DUTY, OR DHARMA. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 8
  9. 9. GAYATRI MANTRA RAISES THE HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS •AUM BHUR BHUVAH SVAH TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM BHARGO DEVASYA DHIMAHI DHIYO YO NAH PRACODAYAT • WE MEDITATE ON THE TRANSCENDENTAL GLORY OF THE DEITY SUPREME, WHO IS INSIDE THE HEART OF THE EARTH, INSIDE THE LIFE OF THE SKY, AND INSIDE THE SOUL OF THE HEAVEN. MAY HE STIMULATE AND ILLUMINE OUR MINDS. " Dr.T.V.Rao MD 9
  10. 10. CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD ON ORIGIN OF LIFE • "IN THE BEGINNING WAS ONLY BEING, • ONE WITHOUT A SECOND. • OUT OF HIMSELF HE BROUGHT FORTH THE COSMOS • AND ENTERED INTO EVERYTHING IN IT. • THERE IS NOTHING THAT DOES NOT COME FROM HIM. • OF EVERYTHING HE IS THE INMOST SELF. • HE IS THE TRUTH; HE IS THE SELF SUPREME. • YOU ARE THAT, SHVETAKETU; YOU ARE THAT." Dr.T.V.Rao MD 10
  11. 11. EVERY MAN’S PRAYER •LEAD ME FROM THE UNREAL TO THE REAL. •LEAD ME FROM DARKNESS UNTO LIGHT. •LEAD ME FROM DEATH TO IMMORTALITY.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 11
  12. 12. CONCENTRATION IS MEDITATION • THE EARTH SEEMS TO REST IN SILENT MEDITATION; AND THE WATERS AND THE SKY AND THE HEAVENS SEEM ALL TO BE IN MEDITATION." ON EARTH, THOSE WHO REACH GREATNESS ACHIEVE IT THROUGH CONCENTRATION.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 12
  13. 13. WHO IS GOD • "HE IS EVERLASTING AND OMNIPRESENT, INFINITE IN THE GREAT AND INFINITE IN THE SMALL. HE IS THE ETERNAL WHOM THE SAGES SEE AS THE SOURCE OF ALL CREATION. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 13
  14. 14. WHAT IS CREATION VEDA UPANISHAD •WHERE THERE IS JOY THERE IS CREATION. WHERE THERE IS NO JOY THERE IS NO CREATION: KNOW THE NATURE OF JOY. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 14
  15. 15. OUR FUTURE LIFE IS DECIDED BY.. • LIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR DEEP, DRIVING DESIRE. IT IS THIS DESIRE AT THE TIME OF DEATH THAT DETERMINES WHAT OUR NEXT LIFE IS TO BE. WE WILL COME BACK TO EARTH TO WORK OUT THE SATISFACTION OF THAT DESIRE. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 15
  16. 16. FROM MORTAL TO IMMORTAL • WHEN ALL THE DESIRES THAT SURGE IN THE HEART ARE RENOUNCED, THE MORTAL BECOMES IMMORTAL. WHEN ALL THE KNOTS THAT STRANGLE THE HEART ARE LOOSENED, THE MORTAL BECOMES IMMORTAL, HERE IN THIS VERY LIFE.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 16
  17. 17. TRUTH ALONE TRIUMPHS •WHATEVER TAKES FORM IS FALSE. •ONLY THE FORMLESS ENDURES. • TRUTH ALONE TRIUMPHS.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 17
  18. 18. WHO IS INFINITE •FOR GOD IS INFINITE, •WITHIN THE BODY AND WITHOUT, •LIKE A MIRROR, •AND THE IMAGE IN A MIRROR. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 18
  19. 19. ASHTAVAKRA GITA 1: 18-20 •AS THE AIR IS EVERYWHERE, •FLOWING AROUND A POT •AND FILLING IT, •SO GOD IS EVERYWHERE, •FILLING ALL THINGS •AND FLOWING THROUGH THEM FOREVER. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 19
  20. 20. ASHTAVAKRA GITA •I AM BOUNDLESS SPACE. •THE WORLD IS A CLAY POT. • THIS IS THE TRUTH. •THERE IS NOTHING TO ACCEPT, NOTHING TO REJECT, Dr.T.V.Rao MD 20
  21. 21. SRI RAMAKRISHNA • THE FORMLESS ABSOLUTE IS MY FATHER, AND GOD WITH FORM IS MY MOTHER.” GOD REVEALS HIMSELF IN THE FORM WHICH HIS DEVOTEE LOVES MOST. HIS LOVE FOR THE DEVOTEE KNOWS NO BOUNDS.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 21
  22. 22. TIRUKKURAL ON COMPASSION • FIND AND FOLLOW THE GOOD PATH AND BE RULED BY COMPASSION. • FOR IF THE VARIOUS WAYS ARE EXAMINED, COMPASSION WILL PROVE THE MEANS TO LIBERATION. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 22
  23. 23. MUNDAKA UPANISHAD • NOT BY THOSE WHO PRACTICE WRONG DISCIPLINES • CAN THE SELF BE REALIZED. THE SELF REVEALS • HIMSELF AS THE LORD OF LOVE TO THE ONE • WHO PRACTICES RIGHT DISCIPLINES. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 23
  24. 24. SARVEPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN (1888–1975) • HINDUISM IS NOT JUST A FAITH. IT IS THE UNION OF REASON AND INTUITION THAT CAN NOT BE DEFINED BUT IS ONLY TO BE EXPERIENCED. EVIL AND ERROR ARE NOT ULTIMATE. THERE IS NO HELL, FOR THAT MEANS THERE IS A PLACE WHERE GOD IS NOT, AND THERE ARE SINS WHICH EXCEED HIS LOVE. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 24
  25. 25. MAHATMA GANDHI (1869 – 1948) • AFTER LONG STUDY AND EXPERIENCE, I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT ALL RELIGIONS ARE TRUE; ALL RELIGIONS HAVE SOME ERROR IN THEM; ALL RELIGIONS ARE ALMOST AS DEAR TO ME AS MY OWN HINDUISM, IN AS MUCH AS ALL HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD BE AS DEAR TO ONE Dr.T.V.Rao MD 25
  26. 26. THE MAHABHARATA ON HIGHEST HUMAN DHARMA • DO NOT TO OTHERS WHAT YE DO NOT WISH DONE TO YOURSELF; AND WISH FOR OTHERS TOO WHAT YE DESIRE AND LONG FOR, FOR YOURSELF. THIS IS THE WHOLE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, HEED IT WELL. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 26
  27. 27. RIG VEDA • WHEN THERE IS HARMONY BETWEEN THE MIND, HEART AND RESOLUTION THEN NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE • “ONE SHOULD PERFORMED HIS DEEDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF MANKIND WITH AN UNBIASED APPROACH BECAUSE OF BIAS GIVES BIRTH TO EVIL, WHICH CREATES THOUSANDS OF Dr.T.V.Rao MD 27
  28. 28. RIG VEDA • “ EGO IS THE BIGGEST ENEMY OF HUMANS. • PEOPLE WHO ARE SOFT SPOKEN AND TRUTHFUL ARE LOVED BY ALL. ” • A PERSON CAN ACHIEVE EVERYTHING BY BEING SIMPLE AND HUMBLE.” • HAVE A CHILD LIKE INNOCENCE Dr.T.V.Rao MD 28
  29. 29. RIG VEDA • BY GETTING UP EARLY IN THE MORNING ONE ALSO GETS MORE TIME AT HIS DISPOSAL FOR WORK AS COMPARED TO LATE-RISERS. SCHOLAR AND THINKERS GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING AND CONTEMPLATE Dr.T.V.Rao MD 29
  30. 30. RIG VEDA • ONE SHOULD, PERFORM KARMA WITH NONCHALANCE WITHOUT EXPECTING THE BENEFITS BECAUSE SOONER OR LATER ONE SHALL DEFINITELY GETS THE FRUITS. ~ • PEOPLE ACCEPT ONLY THAT PERSON AS THEIR LEADER WHO IS RADIANT WITH GOOD KNOWLEDGE AND KARMA (DEEDS). ~ Dr.T.V.Rao MD 30
  31. 31. RIG VEDA • ONE SHOULD BE CAUTIONS NOT TO SPEAK ANYTHING THAT HURTS OTHERS. SUCH KIND OF SPEECH NEVER HELPS BUT ALWAYS BRINGS DESTRUCTION. ” • “THE MAIN FACTOR BEHIND SUCCESS IS - SELF CONTROL • .Dr.T.V.Rao MD 31
  32. 32. RIG VEDA • KINDLED IN VARIOUS FORMS, THE PERENNIAL FLAME IS ONE; SPRINKLING THE WORLD WITH GOLDEN BEAMS AT DAWN; PAINTING THE EVENING CLOUDS WITH CHANGING COLORS, THE SUN IS ONE.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 32
  33. 33. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA •YOU HAVE TO GROW FROM THE INSIDE OUT. NONE CAN TEACH YOU, NONE CAN MAKE YOU SPIRITUAL. THERE IS NO OTHER TEACHER BUT YOUR OWN SOUL.”Dr.T.V.Rao MD 33
  34. 34. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA •WE ARE WHAT OUR THOUGHTS HAVE MADE US; SO TAKE CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK. WORDS ARE SECONDARY. THOUGHTS LIVE; THEY TRAVEL FARDr.T.V.Rao MD 34
  35. 35. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA • “THE GOAL OF MANKIND IS KNOWLEDGE ... NOW THIS KNOWLEDGE IS INHERENT IN MAN. NO KNOWLEDGE COMES FROM OUTSIDE: IT IS ALL INSIDE. WHAT WE SAY A MAN 'KNOWS', SHOULD, IN STRICT PSYCHOLOGICAL LANGUAGE, BE WHAT HE 'DISCOVERS' OR 'UNVEILS'; WHAT MAN 'LEARNS' IS REALLY WHAT HE DISCOVERS BY TAKING THE COVER OFF HIS OWN SOUL, WHICH IS A MINE OF INFINITE KNOWLEDGE.” Dr.T.V.Rao MD 35
  36. 36. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA • NEVER THINK THERE IS ANYTHING IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE SOUL. IT IS THE GREATEST HERESY TO THINK SO. IF THERE IS SIN, THIS IS THE ONLY SIN TO SAY THAT YOU ARE WEAK, OR OTHERS ARE WEAK. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 36
  37. 37. DHARMA BASIS OF HINDUISM •DHARMA IS GOD'S DIVINE LAW PREVAILING ON EVERY LEVEL OF EXISTENCE, FROM THE SUSTAINING COSMIC ORDER TO RELIGIOUS AND MORAL LAWS WHICH BIND US IN HARMONY WITH THAT ORDER. EVERY FORM OF LIFE, EVERY GROUP OF MEN, HAS ITS DHARMA, THE LAW OF ITS BEING. RELATED TO THE SOUL, DHARMA IS THE MODE OF CONDUCT MOST CONDUCIVE TO SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT, THE RIGHT AND RIGHTEOUS PATH.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 37
  38. 38. DHARMA IS DIVINE LAW • WHEN WE FOLLOW DHARMA, WE ARE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE TRUTH THAT INHERES AND INSTRUCTS THE UNIVERSE, AND WE NATURALLY ABIDE IN CLOSENESS TO GOD. A DHARMA IS OPPOSITION TO DIVINE LAW. DHARMA IS TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHAT ITS NORMAL DEVELOPMENT IS TO A SEED--THE ORDERLY FULFILMENT OF AN INHERENT NATURE AND DESTINY.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 38
  39. 39. WHAT IS SUPERIOR • THE DESIRES ARE SUPERIOR TO THE SENSES, THE MIND IS SUPERIOR TO THE DESIRES, THE INTUITION (UNDERSTANDING) IS SUPERIOR TO THE MIND, THE GREAT SELF IS SUPERIOR TO THE INTUITION.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 39
  40. 40. CONTROLLING SELF REMAIN THE HIGHEST YOGA • THE SENSES, THEY SAY, ARE THE HORSES; THE OBJECTS OF SENSE, WHAT THEY RANGE OVER.. • HE WHO IS EVER OF UNRESTRAINED MIND, DEVOID OF TRUE UNDERSTANDING, HIS SENSE- DESIRES THEN BECOME UNCONTROLLABLE LIKE THE WILD HORSES OF A CHARIOTEER.Dr.T.V.Rao MD 40
  41. 41. MAHATMA GANDHI (1869-1948) • HINDUISM HAS MADE MARVELLOUS DISCOVERIES IN THINGS OF RELIGION, OF THE SPIRIT, OF THE SOUL. WE HAVE NO EYE FOR THESE GREAT AND FINE DISCOVERIES. WE ARE DAZZLED BY THE MATERIAL PROGRESS THAT WESTERN SCIENCE HAS MADE. ANCIENT INDIA HAS SURVIVED BECAUSE HINDUISM WAS NOT DEVELOPED ALONG MATERIAL BUT SPIRITUAL LINES Dr.T.V.Rao MD 41
  42. 42. MOTHER SARADA DEVI, •HINDUISM DOES NOT SEE SINS, BUT ONLY MISTAKES Dr.T.V.Rao MD 42
  43. 43. WHY I AM A HINDU MAHATMA GANDHI •I AM A HINDU BECAUSE IT IS HINDUISM WHICH MAKES THE WORLD WORTH LIVING. I AM A HINDU HENCE I LOVE NOT ONLY HUMAN BEINGS, BUT ALL LIVING BEINGSDr.T.V.Rao MD 43
  44. 44. HINDUISM IS SPIRITUAL PROGRESS • HINDUISM HAS MADE MARVELLOUS DISCOVERIES IN THINGS OF RELIGION, OF THE SPIRIT, OF THE SOUL. WE HAVE NO EYE FOR THESE GREAT AND FINE DISCOVERIES. WE ARE DAZZLED BY THE MATERIAL PROGRESS THAT WESTERN SCIENCE HAS MADE. ANCIENT INDIA HAS SURVIVED BECAUSE HINDUISM WAS NOT DEVELOPED ALONG MATERIAL BUT SPIRITUAL LINES MAHATMA GANDHI Dr.T.V.Rao MD 44
  45. 45. SRI AUROBINDO • HINDUISM.....GAVE ITSELF NO NAME, BECAUSE IT SET ITSELF NO SECTARIAN LIMITS; IT CLAIMED NO UNIVERSAL ADHESION, ASSERTED NO SOLE INFALLIBLE DOGMA, SET UP NO SINGLE NARROW PATH OR GATE OF SALVATION; IT WAS LESS A CREED OR CULT THAN A CONTINUOUSLY ENLARGING TRADITION OF THE GOD WARD ENDEAVOR OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. AN IMMENSE MANY-SIDED AND MANY STAGED PROVISION FOR A SPIRITUAL SELF-BUILDING AND SELF-FINDING, IT HAD SOME RIGHT TO SPEAK OF ITSELF BY THE ONLY NAME IT KNEW, THE ETERNAL RELIGION, SANTANA DHARMA...." Dr.T.V.Rao MD 45
  46. 46. WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT • BHAGVAD-GITA IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, PERHAPS THE ONLY TRUE PHILOSOPHICAL SONG EXISTING IN ANY KNOWN TONGUE…....PERHAPS THE DEEPEST AND LOFTIEST THING THE WORLD HAS TO SHOW. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 46
  47. 47. VOLTAIRE ON SACRED LAND •I AM CONVINCED THAT EVERYTHING HAS COME DOWN TO US FROM THE BANKS OF THE GANGES, - ASTRONOMY, ASTROLOGY, METEMPSYCHOSIS, ETC." Dr.T.V.Rao MD 47
  48. 48. RALPH WALDO EMERSON ON BHAGWAD GITA • IT IS SUBLIME AS NIGHT AND A BREATHLESS OCEAN. IT CONTAINS EVERY RELIGIOUS SENTIMENT, ALL THE GRAND ETHICS WHICH VISIT IN TURN EACH NOBLE POETIC MIND… Dr.T.V.Rao MD 48
  49. 49. DR. ANNIE BESANT • AFTER A STUDY OF SOME FORTY YEARS AND MORE OF THE GREAT RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD, I FIND NONE SO PERFECT, NONE SO SCIENTIFIC, NONE SO PHILOSOPHIC, AND NONE SO SPIRITUAL AS THE GREAT RELIGION KNOWN BY THE NAME OF HINDUISM. THE MORE YOU KNOW IT, THE MORE YOU WILL LOVE IT; THE MORE YOU TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT, THE MORE DEEPLY YOU WILL VALUE IT” Dr.T.V.Rao MD 49
  50. 50. Dr.T.V.Rao MD 50
  51. 51. WILL DURANT HINDUISM TEACHES LOVE FOR ALL • PERHAPS IN RETURN FOR CONQUEST, ARROGANCE AND SPOLIATION, INDIA WILL TEACH US THE TOLERANCE AND GENTLENESS OF THE MATURE MIND, THE QUIET CONTENT OF THE UNACQUISITIVE SOUL, THE CALM OF THE UNDERSTANDING SPIRIT, AND A UNIFYING, A PACIFYING LOVE FOR ALL LIVING THINGS." Dr.T.V.Rao MD 51
  52. 52. HINDUISM CONTINUES TO INSPIRE GREAT THINKERS IN THE WORLD IN SPITE OF SEVERAL RELIGIOUS BELIEFS EMAIL DOCTORTVRAO@GMAIL.COM Dr.T.V.Rao MD 52
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