Spina, Across Boundaries and Borders Abstract The topic of this article is focused within the broader context of transnational religion and migration. The article examines how innovation and performance interact in the context of a North American Hindu temple community and the ways in which belonging and community identity have been cultivated in the diaspora through praxis. The Adhiparasakthi temple society in Toronto, Canada is part of the transnational Adhiparasakthi organization, a South Indian guru-centered tradition with both local and global dimensions.
By Carol Kuruvilla Humans have been inking their skin with tattoos for thousands of years. The ancient practice has been used to show status or tribal affinity, to decorate the body and sometimes as a form of punishment.
One of the oldest reasons for tattooing is, often times, connected to spirituality. Tattoos were used as amulets that safeguarded people against the unknown.
In ancient Egypt, the household god Bes was believed to be a protector of women in labor. Today, tattoos are still ways for people to express their religious beliefs or spirituality. Myers, a theologian and Ph. It's important to note that different religious denominations can have widely different degrees of acceptance towards tattoos.
Some may find it deeply offensiveor ban the practice altogether which is why it's important not to be disrespectful or to appropriate another person's faith as a fashion statement. Tattoos are permanent, and they can be used to tell a story that is uniquely yours.
With that in mind, happy inking! Here's what it traditionally means: The lotus is a powerful symbol in Asian religions.
This tropical plant rises above its muddy, watery surroundings and blooms into a delicate, fragrant flower. Because of its purity, many Hindu gods have been depicted in art sitting on a lotus, or holding the flower in their hands.
In Buddhism, an open lotus flower represents enlightenment. Campaign founder Amy Bleuel first got the tattoo in honor of her dad, who lost his life to suicide when she was 18 years old. The triquetraalso known as the Trinity Knot, is a Celtic and Nordic symbol with pagan roots.
Some pagans believe the three interlocking parts of the triquetra symbolize the connectedness of the earth, sea and sky. The triquetra also represents eternity.
The dove is a symbol that is meaningful within many religious traditions. In Christianity, a dove is said to represent the Holy Spirit. Om is a many-layered word.
For Hindus, it is a sacred syllable that captures the essence of the entire universe. The Mandukya Upanishad, a Hindu sacred text, describes Om: Likewise, all else that may exist beyond the bounds of time, that too is om.p.
Introduction. PHILOSOPHY is the science of estimating values. The superiority of any state or substance over another is determined by philosophy.
Hindu mythology has interesting theories on how the Earth was created and the reincarnation of people, Hinduism is very different to many other mythologies and has some unique key features that make it stand out from the rest. PRINCIPLES OF BUDDHIST TANTRISM The Buddhist, on the other hand, does not want the creation and un- foldment of the world but the realization of the ··uncreated.
unformed" state of sunyata from which all creation proceeds, or which is prior to and This is not the arbitrary reversal of Hindu symbology, but the con-.
Introduction. Focusing on the topic of transnational religion and migration, this article examines how innovation and performance interact in the context of a North American Hindu temple community and the ways in which belonging and community identity have been cultivated in the diaspora through praxis.
other religions, dialogue, mission, and the uniqueness of christ Amaladoss, M., S.J. “Other Scriptures and the Christian,” Indian Theological Studies 22/1 () Geometrical symbology is the simplest, most ancient, and at the same time most efficient type ever known or used.
It utilizes the simplest geometrical forms, many of which were undoubtedly the first attempts at the pictorial expression of thought and idea forms by the progenitors of the human.