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  1. Thread: The Donald

    by Jetavan
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    Re: The Donald

    Namaste,

    I suspect most Americans want Trump to do "well". Both Tom Hanks and President Obama have wished for Trump to do "well". But that doesn't mean that they will help Trump deport 11 million...
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    Re: Where to get a chart and reading

    Greetings,

    The short answer is "No", but the answer would really depend upon what sort of interpretation you did for your Western chart.
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    So you agree that the Buddha was enlightened, had realized mukti?
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    'In the supreme perfection in wisdom and righteousness, Ambattha, there is no reference to the question either of birth, or of lineage, or of the pride which says: "You are held as worthy as I," or...
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    Greetings,

    Ambatta initially interacted with the Buddha as he would have interacted with "shavelings, sham friars, menial black fellows, the offscouring of our kinsman's heels". The Buddha then...
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    Greetings,

    B. R. Ambedkar.
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    Greetings,

    I notice that the Buddha declared Kshatriyas superior to Brahamanas in the context of responding to Ambatta, who had previously made fun of the Shakya tribe as being an inferior tribe....
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    Greetings,

    On the other hand, Dhammapada 393 says:

    "Na jatahi na gottena
    na jacca hoti brahmano
    yamhi saccanca dhammo ca
    so suci so ca brahmano."

    "Not by wearing matted hair, nor by...
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    Greetings,

    Is this the same ambaTTha who reviled the Shakyans as being an inferior tribe? It seems that the Buddha was simply giving ambaTTha a taste of his own medicine.
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    Re: Was Siddhartha of the Solar Dynasty?

    Greetings,

    Where can one find this list of 43 omens of the ancient Persians?
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    Re: Sadhus and Rastafarians

    Greetings,

    Do they really believe in reincarnation?
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    Re: Avatars Of Lord Shiva

    Greetings,

    Could not one say then that Shiva takes an infinite number of avataars?
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    Re: the world is an illusion, but its real enough

    Greetings,

    What word does Shankara use that is translated as "illusion"?

    In English, "illusion" comes ultimately from Latin "ludere", "to play", and "in", "on, upon, with, against"; implying...
  14. Thread: 330 million

    by Jetavan
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    Re: 330 million

    Greetings,

    Where the English has "gods", what Sanskrit word does Yajnavalka use there?
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    Re: Species of life

    Greetings,

    I'm not sure if Hindu scriptures mention dinosaurs.
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    Yoga: The Art of Transformation

    Yoga: The Art of Transformation

    October 19, 2013–January 26, 2014
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    Yoga is a global phenomenon practiced by millions of people seeking spiritual insight and better...
  17. Re: If Buddhism is distinct, what constitutes Hinduism?

    Many scholars call the Vedic-based religio-culture of the Buddha's time Brahmanism or Vedicism.
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    Re: Why is Buddhism More Accessible in the US

    The Buddha may have been trying to thread a 'middle path' between an asceticism that tries to eliminate every conceivable form of killing (as found in ascetic Jainism) and a sacrificial culture in...
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    Re: Why is Buddhism More Accessible in the US

    I believe at least some Chan monks do inform householders that eating meat (from the almsbowl) would violate the precept against killing.
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    Re: Segmented animals vs. individual jiva/soul

    Only one half will grow into a full earthworm.
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    Re: Anatta and Rebirth

    Greetings,

    How would you interpret the gandhabba in the context of the five koshas?
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    Re: Venus mahadasha for Aquarius lagna

    Greetings,

    The sun would represent the atma (or perhaps the body as a whole).
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    Re: Anatta and Rebirth

    Greetings,

    From a Theravada Buddhist perspective, yes, there are many "things" (or "dhammas") that survive physical death -- like the atoms in the body, the elements of the mind, and the...
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    Re: Is Buddhism theistic or atheistic?

    Greetings,

    The word "atheism" is so embedded within Western assumptions of theism, that it doesn't help to apply it to Buddhism.
  25. Re: After 25-year international effort, ‘Encyclopedia of Hinduism’ to be unveiled

    Greetings,

    The encyclopedia aims to synthesize traditional Hindu understanding with modern scholarship, involving about a thousand scholars, Indian and non-Indian. A trailer of the encyclopedia:...
  26. After 25-year international effort, ‘Encyclopedia of Hinduism’ to be unveiled

    "COLUMBIA, S.C. — A comprehensive encyclopedia of one of the world’s major religions is set to be unveiled next week in South Carolina. The 11-volume work covers Hindu spiritual beliefs, practices...
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    Re: Venus mahadasha for Aquarius lagna

    Greetings,

    Candra is the fastest moving graha.
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    Re: Venus mahadasha for Aquarius lagna

    Greetings,

    When read from moon as ascendant, Venus rules 8th house.
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    Re: Neurology Conflicts with Atman?

    Greetings,

    One potential conflict is that according to some teachers, like Ramana Maharshi, the seat of awareness -- for those who identify with the body -- is the Heart (felt just the right of...
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    Re: Lord's devotees from other religions

    Greetings,

    Interesting. "Siki" in Greek means "curved dagger".
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    Re: Do you know of any NDEs with Krishna in it?

    Greetings,

    Suresh Kothari experienced a post-NDE state in which he experienced Lord Krishna:

    http://www.lifepositive.com/spirit/death/nde.asp

    http://www.neardeathandbeyond.org/dev/about-us/
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    Re: Personal Experience?

    Greetings,

    By "Shaivism", are you referring to any particular tradition of Shaivism?
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    Re: Kolokatta, the forgotten city

    Greetings,

    Why did the Bengalis embrace communism?
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    Re: Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal to run for mayor

    Greetings,

    I find it interesting that her campaign website shows a picture of her and her son ( http://www.sujalowenthal.org/about-suja/ ). Is she single? (Not that there's anything wrong with...
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    Re: Original Indo Iranian Homeland

    Greetings,

    A mild attempt at failed humour.
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    Re: Original Indo Iranian Homeland

    Greetings,

    I think Jamaica cannot be underestimated.
  37. Thread: Nan is here

    by Jetavan
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    Re: Nan is here

    Greetings,

    Were you practicing Suomenusko?
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    Re: Swami Vivekananda

    Greetings,

    According to Vivekananda: A Biography, by Swami Nikhilananda, Vivekananda did not claim that Jesus did not exist, but he did have a vision which raised some interesting questions about...
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    Re: Brief thoughts on Sanskrit's origins

    Greetings,

    Do you mean Graham Hancock and his 2003 Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization?
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    Re: Swami Vivekananda

    Greetings,

    From the perspective of a traditional Christian (one who believes that Elohim spoke directly to Moses), the Pentateuch (that is, the first five books of the Torah: Genesis, Exodus,...
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    Re: The son of Will and Kate

    Greetings,

    Perhaps he will renounce his wealth and become a renunciate.
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    Re: Mixed Marriages

    Greetings,

    What is he "agnostic" about?
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    Re: Mixed Marriages

    Greetings,

    By "receive" do you mean receiving the Eucharist (the host/bread and possibly the chalice/wine)?

    Usually, Catholic priests won't allow non-Catholics to do so.

    However, it is...
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    Re: Book Preview: Voice of God

    Greetings,

    What were Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati's views on shudras' prohibition from "hearing, studying, and acquiring the meaning of the Vedas" (Brahma Sutras 1.3.38)? Does he specifically...
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    Re: Devotion to Surya and Questions

    Greetings,

    I venerate the physical sun as a non-human manifestation of the Divine Sun, Siva-Sakti. The guru is the human manifestation of the Divine Sun.
  46. Thread: My Details

    by Jetavan
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    Re: My Details

    Greetings,

    Concerning career path, it seems that the 2nd house associations (languages; speech; psychotherapy; historical knowledge; family lineage; inherited wealth) would play a large role.
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    Re: Guru Ketu Conjuction

    Greetings,
    The ruler of Ketu probably also has to be taken into account. If the ruler of Ketu is in, say, the 9th house, that would imply a greater tendency to believe in God.
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    Re: Guru Ketu Conjuction

    Greetings,

    Ketu is also associated with loss.
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    Re: Navamsa chart indicates 2nd half of Life?

    Greetings,

    Your lagnesha (Mercury) is in 8th house, Capricorn. Lagnesha should indicate tendencies that are present (on some level) throughout life. Does the 8th house or its significations play a...
  50. Re: More Indians have stopped believing in God-A recent survey

    I think some Hindu traditions teach that perfect enlightenment is only possible in a human form, on earth -- because in realms (the higher heavens) where existence is pleasurable, who wants to do...
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