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    Re: "Skirting" the Issue

    What is a sarcastic stare?
  2. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    I thought this was unnecessarily negative for a first post. Is how you would introduce yourself in person? Is this your best self, how you want to be seen? My first thought was, "Another whiner".
  3. Thread: Backfired?

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    Re: Backfired?

    I have no sympathy for them. Just because the girls weren't physically hurt doesn't mean they're okay. I'm sure they did it out of fear for the repercussions they would face and not because they had...
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    Re: Dream - Lakshmi/Saraswati?

    I have Mercury in my 9th house but that was as much as I could figure out, sadly the rest was wasted on me. I know nothing in this area.

    I've never wondered why they might take birth, I'm a...
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    Re: Dream - Lakshmi/Saraswati?

    Thanks Arjuni and ShriBala. :)
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    Re: Dream - Lakshmi/Saraswati?

    I think if it were just Lakshmi I would have have felt anything else or be confused.
    I know there's the option of praying to both but I asked since a particular God or Goddess' form gives me...
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    Re: Dream - Lakshmi/Saraswati?

    This made me smile. You had a really nice dream. My favourite dreams are the ones with conversation. I'm sure you and Goddess Karumariamma had a nice long talk but a lot of it isn't for us to...
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    Dream - Lakshmi/Saraswati?

    I had a dream last night about Lakshmi with her owl. Although it looked like her, I had this feeling that it was Saraswati. I can't say why. Feeling isn't the right word, almost a kind of knowing. I...
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    Re: Difference between "Namaste" and Namaskar"

    Familiarity I think. Like "tu" and "vous" in french.
  10. Thread: 2012 Anxiety

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    Re: 2012 Anxiety

    Do you mean your suffering? :D


    Okay, okay, I can take a hint.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4tHpUflDA - Relax
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjxSCAalsBE - Let the sunshine in...
  11. Thread: 2012 Anxiety

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    Re: 2012 Anxiety

    "Supposedly according to many spiritual sources, including some Hindus, the world will end on Dec. 21 in a rather violent fashion. Natural disasters, global destruction, massive wars, and other fun...
  12. Thread: Equality

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    Re: Equality

    "Britain is the most stunning example. The aristocracy is almost dead and their dumb descendants are busy squandering away generations of accumulated wealth. The Queen "seems" overjoyed that her...
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    Re: Jyotish Diwali Predictions

    There's also supposed to be a solar eclipse on that day.
    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012Nov13Tgoogle.html
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    Re: How to prepare for the guru?

    I think to answer like that a better question might be, is the student ready for a guru.

    Has anyone ever has a guru via a website? A face-to-face relationship seems more beneficial.
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    Re: How to prepare for the guru?

    Once, someone asked me at a function, how I ended up there. Did I sing, dance, play and instrument? I told them it just happened. Same with my guru.
    I don't think my guru found me, but I, him. The...
  16. Re: The book - Emergence of Hinduism from Christianity

    I don't see why this is even being discussed. It is laughably untrue. Discussions will only bring interest and awareness.
    There's no such thing as bad publicity or however the saying goes.
    Better...
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    Re: 2nd marriage, Hindu wedding?

    One would have to be quite stupid to think of any particular group of people as "cold, insensitive and closeminded" based on the opinion of ONE person. Did you really care for an answer when you...
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    Re: 2nd marriage, Hindu wedding?

    It seems pretty stupid for a convert to immediately shack up with someone of a religion that is polar opposite in belief. Enjoy yourself since fun is your main concern.
  19. Thread: Hugging

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    Re: Hugging

    Why should one avoid eye contract? Could you tell me more about this?
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    Re: Secret societies in Hindu.

    Oh honestly, if a society is secret do you expect to find out about it on some random internet forum? That wouldn't be a very good secret society.
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    Re: Tidbits from here and there

    Similar joke
    An old Italian man lived alone in the country. It was Spring and he wanted to dig his tomato garden, as he had done every year, but it was very hard work for the aging man as the ground...
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    Re: Do you ever cried for ......

    I'm a big crier and have always been(shhh :o ) but lately I've been crying for Ganesh. Well, not really for, but every time he is mentioned I feel quite overcome with emotion. I don't like sharing...
  23. Thread: Discouraged.

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    Re: Discouraged.

    I was going to suggest livemocha.com but Rosetta Stone is better. Good luck!
  24. Thread: Discouraged.

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    Re: Discouraged.

    What are you using to learn?
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    Re: Prostitutes of God

    I wasn't as offended as I thought I would be. Child prostitution is absolutely disgusting. I'm surprised you didn't mention it at all. Its a short documentary so I can forgive the reporter a bit for...
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    Re: Devon Ke Dev Mahadev

    September 9th episode - http://capschool.in/mission-statement.php?url=b251fp5gfu7pg
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    Re: Death rituals in the animal kingdom

    Ants bury their dead.
  28. Re: “You STILL eat with your hands.” by Oprah Winfrey

    Why should we care what Oprah thinks? Because she's rich? Would we raise such an uproar if say, Howard Stern made similar comments? I've never liked Oprah. I bet her ancestors are spinning in their...
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    Re: Misuse of Sanskrit by westerners

    I'm not bothered at all. Don't be dramatic, I'm sure if I repeatedly stab you with a knife it would be worse than any name I can call you. One would have to be very insecure to be bothered by a...
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    Re: An interesting and beautiful story

    I must have a heart of stone. This was like one of those terrible stories people forward by email.
  31. Re: So Long India. It was nice knowing you all this while.

    With that attitude I'm guessing you won't be part of the revolution.
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    Re: Veggie Growth in Malaysia

    Don't get too excited, the first story on that site's Latest News section is Live baby octopus: A unique dining experience.
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    Re: Speaking Truth - What is called Thruth ?

    I don't see any connection between truth and kindness.
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    Re: Why you love Lord Ganesh ?

    He's so loving. It would take forever to properly explain everything but after two further suicide attempts and a very long and terrifying hospital stay, I'm somehow out and better than before. I...
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    Re: Reasoning for not shaving on Saturday?

    I'm not sure if our members are just lazy or unable to perform basic searches. I didnt provide a specific site since I'm trying to show you how easy it is and also because of the variety of answers....
  36. Thread: Quotes

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    Re: Quotes

    Well you could either google some quotes or actually read the gita and find one that speaks to you. Something that could aid in self improvement.
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    Re: Hello Everyone!

    You and I are quite alike. Welcome!
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    Re: Where to next?

    Anywhere in India where I can live life as a wandering holy man or woman. :)
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    Re: Lord Shiva symbolic meaning

    Written with so much love. :)
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    Re: what about Maa Kâli ?

    I did not realise this forum was driven only by reputation points, the number of posts and the length of ones membership. Substance is not required. Why not just close the forum to new members and...
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    Re: what about Maa Kâli ?

    The issue was not regarding you being a Vaishnava and praying to Kali. You do not understand but tell me to grow up. I am only 22 yet for your 55 years on this earth you make no allowance for the...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    *Sigh* And yet you still quote me. It wasn't a thinly veiled insult and I won't apologise if you see it that way. It was a friendly bit of advice and it remains, do as thou wilt.
    I don't see the...
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    Re: Brains and Realities - Jay Alfred

    Sounds fascinating. i just downloaded it but I'm reading the last of the Millennium trilogy and World War Z right now. I hope we can have a discussion on it soon.
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    Re: what about Maa Kâli ?

    Completely insulting. You are a Vaishnava. Obviously you will find Vishnu and his various avatars more pleasing to the eye and approachable but how can you insult that which you do not understand? ...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Why reopen the issue if u claim to take neither side? Don't quote me. I already said I would not waste anymore time on this matter.


    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. - Aleister...
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    Re: what about Maa Kâli ?

    I feel very close to her, to all forms of Shiva actually. I love ferociousness. She reminds me not to internalise my anger. I do not focus on material items, prestige and power when I think of her,...
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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    I was really absorbed in religious music. My music tastes changed from violent, explicit gradually without realising. I was doing a lot of mediation and worship so I was in a completely different...
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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    I was ready to defend against gypsy sirens from outerspace...I can be a bit dramatic
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    Re: Very weird dream

    I dont think its weird but lovely. I would not advise you to rely on dream interpretation by others. I think the dreamer usually has all the answers and outside influences confuse everything. You...
  50. Re: Track my progress towards vegetarianism and overall health

    If you find yourself too attached to the taste of meat and it is difficult to give up, you should consider visiting a slaughterhouse. Watch the entire process. We are so distanced from the actual...
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