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Attainment of the Supreme (Gita)

Posted in enlightenment, god, hinduism on March 25, 2009 by ewakening

Physical nature is known to be endlessly mutable. The universe is the cosmic form of the Supreme Lord, and I am that Lord represented as the Supersoul, dwelling in the heart of every embodied being. Whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.

— Gita 8.4-5 (trans. Prabhupada)


Hindu tribesmen convert to Buddhism

Posted in buddhism, hinduism on May 27, 2007 by ewakening

MUMBAI (Reuters) – About 50,000 Indian low-caste Hindus and nomadic tribespeople converted to Buddhism before a vast crowd on Sunday in the hope of escaping the rigidity of the ancient Hindu caste system and finding a life of dignity.

Monks in orange and saffron robes administered religious vows to the converts as about half a million spectators, mostly Buddhists, cheered the ceremony at a horseracing track in downtown Mumbai.