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    Re: Dharmic trance :)

    I couldn't see the first post's music, but like some of the other Goa trance (category that Dharmic trance is probably in) that was posted. Anyone know of any new Goa trance using Indian...
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    Re: GOA Trance music..

    Anyone know of any new Goa trance using Indian instruments? I know about Space Zitar, Prosad, and Asian Stars, but that might have been all I have heard (besides music I made.) I'd like to hear a lot...
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    Ravi Shankar (musician)

    I'm a fan of Ravi Shankar. Anyone know if his concert at the Edinburgh, Scotland music festival in the 1960s was ever recorded?
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    Re: Hindu Graphic Novels and Comic Books

    I'd like to see some of these in the West. What do you think of Graphic India? They did some interesting fiction (The Sadhu; Mistry, P.I., which I've read both) and famous British comic writer Grant...
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    Sri Guru Granth Sahib questions

    Apparently the Sri Guru Granth Sahib is available, in volumes of separate parts, in bookstores such as ‘print-on-demand’ ones or certain publishers (also digitally.) If a non-Sikh buys all volumes,...
  6. Re: mathematicism (Pythagoreanism, Leibnizianism, etc.) and Hinduism

    I'm not sure you read my whole post. Pythagoras, etc., were idealists/mentalists/spiritualists--mathematics is mental, not material. In philosophy, idealism/mentalism/spiritualism opposes...
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    Re: religion choices in profile

    Well you or someone definitely added four I suggested almost 10 years ago (http://hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?1142-Our-discussions-on-HDF-your-assessment&p=34985&highlight=#post34985) and it...
  8. mathematicism (Pythagoreanism, Leibnizianism, etc.) and Hinduism

    Much/most of this sub-forum refers to Western dualist or materialistic science. However, when science started in the West, maybe around the time of Pythagoras or one of his teachers (or some people...
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    Re: religion choices in profile

    and I was probably the one to recommend adding Zoroastrianism/Mazdayasna/‘Mazdaism.’ In their original language, it's Mazdayasna, and in much of the rest the world, it's ‘Zoroastrianism.’ I don't...
  10. Re: Who was the Buddha, according to Sanatana Dharma?

    The Bhagavad-gita version by ISKON (well-illustrated) showed Buddha as some avatar of Vishnu. Is that really the view of most Hindus? Having now being interested in studying Hinduism, Buddhism/Zen,...
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    Happy solstice, Pancha Ganapati!

    Happy solstice! (Yule in Northern hemisphere, Lithia in Southern)... and it's Pancha Ganapati, right?
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    religion choices in profile

    I noticed there are three instances of Mazdayasna (which non-members call 'Zoroastrianism') in the profile religion choices, including 'Mazdaism.' There is also a choice for 'African-Eurasian,' which...
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    adding the Usenet Hindu discussions?

    Older than this forum is the Usenet newsgroup nntp://soc.religion.hindu (also accessible through Google Groups Usenet section,) and it might be neat to have part of this forum access that and allow...
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    Re: other Yoga paths?

    I am now on the last few pages of Shiva Samhita and I see it has yet another classification of Yoga... outside of these books the only one of the three classifications I have ever seen is the one...
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    Re: playing sitars, etc.

    Thanks for the advice! I am also wondering if I really need a full sized one or if a 3/4 size one is fine. I have heard of those but have never seen a picture of one.
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    playing sitars, etc.

    In the arts section, I posted 'how can one learn or try Classical instruments (esp. sitars). Perhaps the title or post was too long, but lately I asked what is important when buying a sitar. If any...
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    Re: other Yoga paths?

    Just to be clear, the text I had found listing other Yoga types is Yoga Tattva Upanishad (see the previous post.) It lists raja Yoga and two that are karma Yoga, but is mantra Yoga classified as one...
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    other Yoga paths?

    In the section on Philosophy--Yoga--Patanjali, I edited my post basically into a new post, but I could not delete it and re-write it so it appears with a new time. I found a upanishad that...
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    Re: English translations

    Did not Swami Paramhamsa Yogananda do a translation? Which translations do you think are most accurate and esoteric, and do any pull it off without excess commentary?
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    the structure of Om

    How about a discussion on the structure of Om, such as the structure of the letter. I have read it represents four states of consciousness.

    One question I have is if the top dot should be square...
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    I have thought about it more than twice--maybe for 10 years, and I made up my mind several years ago.

    What sort of quality aspects should I pay attention to when considering a used or new...
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    Re: questions about jainism....

    On a documentary I saw it is pronounced 'Jay-in.' I suggest reading Saman Suttam, the most recent book that all Jain sects agree on. It is not that long or difficult.
  23. Thread: The Third Eye?

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    Re: The Third Eye?

    Well, I think you have misunderstood me and Eastern Mind.

    I did because the Yoga section Kundalini thread discusses how Kundalini opens the third eye, and the biological functioning of the third...
  24. Thread: The Third Eye?

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    Re: The Third Eye?

    You are right that these will give way to calmness. However, I think you have been too critical of Eastern Mind, and if you are saying the third eye is mainly a hallucination that is just evidence...
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    Om Shanti,

    As I have said in earlier arts posts, I have listened to Classical Indian music for several or actually (but not all the time) many years, and I compose music on my computer with...
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    Re: other Yoga paths?

    I found the text I was thinking of, and here is a translation: http://www.celextel.org/108upanishads/yogatattva.html . It lists mantra, hatha, laya, and raja Yoga. There are also other Yoga...
  27. Re: Is Classical-influenced Goa trance good, bad, both, or neither?

    Trisilex's recent song about Krishna has more to do with Goa than metal does. The title of this thread is about Classical-influenced music, not metal....
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    Re: My Krishna Song..

    The link worked for me; I liked the song.
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    I probably should not have mentioned metal in the first post. Maybe some Western Goa is like it but a little of the good stuff I have heard from India is nothing like metal at all. It is more like...
  30. Re: Is Classical-influenced Goa trance good, bad, both, or neither?

    I use trackers. I started with Fast Tracker ][ (FT2) and have used some trackers for Windows and GNU/Linux. There is not really one I like now, except Milky Tracker since it is free and like FT2,...
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    Re: other Yoga paths?

    I recall those from Shiva Sutra or its main commentary in my copy. I guess all the Yogas I am thinking of would involve #3, but I am not sure. Maybe they would also be types of karma, bhakti, raja,...
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    Re: AWAKENED KUNDALINI ENERGY

    That is another topic, but no, that is not why I am here: nor to mock Yoga. Now I realize the stuff I posted that may just be an idea in later Theosophy is from a rather unreliable source, though I...
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    other Yoga paths?

    The Bhagavad-gita describes the four Yoga types that are in the Yoga forum here, but I thought some text (a upanishad or about Shiva?) mentions about three others. Of course they would have to have...
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    Re: GOA Trance music..

    Earlier I posted asking people what they think of Goa, after probably telling too much about myself as a musician who does the style (http://www.traxinspace.com/profile/darwin). Are you sure it was...
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    Re: Anyone here celebrate Christmas?

    My grandparents were Christian, but my parents are philosophical and somewhat religious pluralist (except for non-ahmisa religions) from Christian and scientific viewpoints--though not as though...
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    Re: AWAKENED KUNDALINI ENERGY

    I guess I should never have spoken on spiritual forums or participated in these topics because first of all, many people might misunderstand and disbelieve, which leads to longer drawn-out or heated...
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    Re: Star of David - the Jewish Shatkona?

    I am not an expert on mainstream Judaism, but I have read the star of David is only a recent symbol of Judaism and that before then the menorah was the symbol. I do not know; that may be wrong.
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    Re: 'heterodox' Essenes/Nazareanes

    I wrote 'pan(en)theism;' I thought Dharma is panentheist, which is a bit better than plain pantheism. If you do not know what pan(en)theism is in Judaism, but Dharma has it, why assume the 'Western'...
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    Re: English ...jheesh!

    It is true about the language, but the line I left quoted is American English. In the British isles, there is a vegetable called aubergine, but probably not 'eggplant,' and as for the demonic food...
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    Re: 'heterodox' Essenes/Nazareanes

    This is in reply to Sanjaya's questions about Semitic divinities.

    I do not know if the Essenes worshipped Ashtoreth, and I am not sure if any sect formally did, but a fair amount of ancient...
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    Re: AWAKENED KUNDALINI ENERGY

    I was not clear what sannyasins and sadhus are, but the previous thing I was talking about was chelas. I thought sannyasins and sadhus do certain practices but do not necessarily achieve the state...
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    Re: 'heterodox' Essenes/Nazareanes

    Whether Judaism was influenced by Sanatana Dharma, to the rest I say 'not necessarily.' Just as there are many sects of Dharma, there have been quite a few sects of Judaism, which disagree. Even...
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    Re: AWAKENED KUNDALINI ENERGY

    Yes. It can be at different levels in the spine at different times. Taoists may also think that something descends from the head down the front of the body, but I think that has more to do with...
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    When to read Anu-gita?

    When are people encouraged to read Anu-gita? When they are dead? Because I have read it has to do with the transmigration of souls. I guess the Bhagavad-gita has to do with incarnate life. ...
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    Re: ātman & individual soul

    Om Shanti, Atanu,

    So, neti-neti also refers to the Udana quote about the unborn atma?

    I guess dimensions are inferrable, but so is atma, though one can also call both beginningless. Actually...
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    Re: English translations

    Another translator was William Q. Judge, a Theosophist.

    Also do not forget the Anu-gita, which is the rest of it and more Yoga teaching from Krishna to Arjuna.

    I like to see the commentary of...
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    Re: Omniscience In Varying Degrees

    Om Shanti, Devotee,

    You went a little off-topic. I still disagree, and earlier you said everything happems because of the Divine, which means there is a reason for everything. My definition of...
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    Re: ātman & individual soul

    Om Shanti, Atanu,

    I have printed out some stuff at Access to Insight and have looked at part of Udana, though I think there is no one complete version there. I agree with you, though I would also...
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    Re: Discussion about God with Buddhist

    I asked a similar question in Sanatana Dharma - Philosophy -ātman & individual soul.

    What some 'Buddhists' told me lately is Buddha-nature does not mean Divinity because each Buddha has its own...
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    Re: Omniscience In Varying Degrees

    Om Shanti, Harjas Kaur Ji. I am unsure you read my posts closely enough (I tried to clarify my quote above) and I am not sure what Devotee Ji's opinion really is. Different definitions of...
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