What is religion?

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What is religion? Birendra (Barry) Nirmal Tiwary Religion is a philosophical system that meets a basic need of the human beings. Religion has no competition in the sense that the needs met by religion cannot be met by any other philosophical system. This is why even though some countries... more →
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Swami Prakashanand and the Sins of Society

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  Swami Prakashanand and the Sins of Society Birendra (Barry) Nirmal Tiwary Swami Prakashanand who is the founder of Barsana Dham temple, near Austin Texas was indicted in April 2008 for child molestation. After three years the trial finally took place in March of 2011. A jury of... more →
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Thoughts on Chanakya – My Guru

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Thoughts on Chanakya – My Guru Barry Nirmal Just as I consider Swami Vivekananda as my Guru (i.e. teacher) in spiritual affairs, I consider Chanakya as my Guru in political and worldly affairs. My first introduction to Chanakya was through my grandfather who was a very practical... more →
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WikiLeaks

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WikiLeaks Barry Nirmal But starting 29 November, 2010, selected new media e.g. the Guardian and the New York Times released the contents of the selected cables passed to them by Wikileaks, after editing them and removing the names of people e.g. informers and the staff. This editing... more →
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