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    Re: Shvetashvatara upanishad

    Namaste ameyAtmA

    The verse could be a free interpretation of II.8

    The wise man should hold his body steady, with the three upper parts erect, turn his senses, with the help of the mind, toward...
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    Re: Veda is the source of all

    Namaste Believer,

    it was an organized tour by a tourist train, called the Orient Silk Road Express. It started in Almaty, Kasachstan, crossed Uzbekistan with Samarkand, Khiva, Buchara and ended in...
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    Veda is the source of all

    Namaste

    Just coming back from a Silk Road trip I want to share with you what I saw on the outside wall of the Sherdor Madrasa in Samarkand: the Swastika.

    As I was told it is made in the...
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    Re: Age of Enlightenment

    Dear Believer,

    the term ‚age of enlightenment‘ is so misleading. It has nothing to do with ‚light‘. It was an age of obscuration, a glorification of Maya, a deep step into Kali Yuga.

    In French...
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    Alwar's works

    Vanakkam

    Would someone please translate for me these titles of Alwar's works. I find the translation of the works, but the titles are not translated.

    Muthal Tiruvandhadhi
    Irandam...
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    Re: Most detailed book on Lord Hanuman

    Something really rare for you, BhaktiSevak

    https://santhipriya.com/2019/01/the-significance-of-lord-hanuman-s-tail.html

    Pranam
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    Re: Most detailed book on Lord Hanuman

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    I recommend

    The legendary glory of Hanuman by Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia – meanwhile also availabe as a book...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Namaste

    I deleted the post ... a simple nice story, told by a Krishna devotee after singing and playing music on a joyful Sunday feast.

    It is degrading what is made of it. Have fun with brain...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Namaste Jaynarayan

    All what happens in the universe is the will of the Almighty … Krishna.

    Krishna says in Bhagaved Gita

    10.34: I am the all-devouring Death, and I am the origin of those...
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    Khandavaprastha

    Namaste

    For all friends of mythology - an extraordinary imaginative story.

    https://www.boloji.com/articles/1443/khandavadahana

    Enjoy!
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    How Krishna came to the West

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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste Believer

    What I write refers only to my surrounding, all may be different in big cities.

    Most of the Hindus are Tamils from Sri Lanka who came as refugees long ago. They built up a...
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    Re: sri krishna is real not illusion

    Dear Markandeya 108 dasa

    Seems you are overwhelmed by rajas ...

    The difinition of Ishvara varies from darshana to darshana. Your definition may by one of many. Anyhow it is the closed term for...
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    Re: sri krishna is real not illusion

    Namaste

    I do not understand what the advaitic people mean by the word “ God”. We who belong to sanatan hindu dharma prefer to take the name ‘sri Krishna’ so far Gita is concerned. By using “ God”...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste

    We have to distinguish between religion and metaphysics/mysticism. On the religion level we will always find duality - separation. In my near suorroundings we have Tamil temples - the few...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste Markandeya 108 dasa

    I am the last one who would defend Christianity, but moral laws, man made rules and social pressure we find also in Hinduism, we find it in this forum, we find it in...
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    Sampradayas in daily life

    Namaste

    I had to realize that I know nothing about sampradayas thus I have a lot of questions, like

    Are sampradayas important in a Hindu‘s daily life?
    If you meet someone do you ask for...
  18. Re: Shaiva Sampradayas/Traditions - An attempt to List

    Namaste

    Now interested in sampradayas I tried to find out informations on Shaiva sampradayas and google guided me diretly to the forum where Ram11 composed an overview in 2014. He called his work...
  19. Re: The Complete Reference: SUMERIAN EGYPTIAN GODS = HINDU GODS = GREEK ROMAN GODS

    I apologize satchidananda ... my answer was obviously misleading. It was not a correction, but an add on, to show the body of thought of the church and the perverted ideas that are taught ... they...
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste jopmala

    Not I am saying that everythihng and every living entity including lord Brahma and lord Shiva are non different from Vishnu. Everything is manifestation or expansion of lord...
  21. Re: The Complete Reference: SUMERIAN EGYPTIAN GODS = HINDU GODS = GREEK ROMAN GODS

    Namaste satchidananda

    Regarding 'Lucifer got tainted as Dark and his worship got corrupted' I want to add, that Lucifer means 'The bringer (ferre) of light (lux)'. It was the poetical name of...
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    Re: Confusion on terms and languages

    Thank you both!
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    Confusion on terms and languages

    Namaste

    Since long I am confused on terms and languages - the thread of Gurmat Gurvani Veechar has now caused me to ask.

    Following are my examples

    Which language adds a ‚ru‘ at the end?...
  24. Re: The Complete Reference: SUMERIAN EGYPTIAN GODS = HINDU GODS = GREEK ROMAN GODS

    Namaste

    There is a deity mentioned Baphomet, He is a horned God similar to Pashupati, the horned God of the Indus Valley.

    Baphomet meanwhile is demonizated by Christians. ...
  25. Thread: Nidra Devi

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    Nidra Devi

    Namaste

    A good night story for those who like to sleep

    https://paragraje.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/nidradevis-revenge-why-laxman-laughed

    Pranam
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste

    Nimbarka and Madhva in Bhavishya Purana

    1.5 The Prediction of Nimbarka Acharya
    [From the 7th chapter of the Pratisarga Parva.]

    The sun god, being pleased by the praise of the...
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste again … I‘m overrun by passion … there is an endless ocean of information.

    Brahma is a Vaishnava

    Brahma had experienced the sight of Lord Vishnu sleeping on the back of Ananta...
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste jopmala

    I dealt with your interesting question and learned a lot. This is what I found out.

    Since for Vaishnavas Vishnu is the source of the universe Brahma, His sons and Shiva are a...
  29. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    Namaste Siddharth

    There is no cookbook for the spiritual path. There is no best way and no easiest way like the best or easiest way to come from one place to the other.

    I am not getting rid of...
  30. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Dear Viraja,

    the term ‚sin‘ always makes me suspicious … thus I read about Karna’s death in Karna Parva 91. Krishna is talking about ‚virtue‘, Krishna does not use the word sin. Krishna does not...
  31. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Dear Viraja,

    This is a slightly differend version of the Karna myth - connected with Karnaprayag.

    Krishna realized that Karna could not be killed as he was protected by Dharma Devi due to his...
  32. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Namaste

    One of my instructive parts of Mahabharata is to be found in Udyoga Parva.

    King Shalya, on his way to fight on the side of the Pandavas, thought to be welcomed by the Pandavas but had...
  33. Re: why even the great acharyas have different view of God?

    Namaste

    They are mystics, philosophers, great souls. This is why their teachings are called ‚darshana‘ – their respective view, their interpretation of the mystery.

    In Hinduism (as opposed to...
  34. Re: Are our souls eternal like that of Brahman or created by Brahman?

    Namaste

    For all who are interested in complexity of creation according to the Veda, I recommend the following awesome work.

    I Conception of God arising in Vedic Literature
    The Aitareya...
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    Re: 4 things - Japa, Tapa,

    Namaste timetraveler

    This is an interesting question ...

    In Bhagavad Gita XVII.27 Krishna mentions three - sacrifice, penance, charity

    yajñe tapasi dāne cha sthitiḥ sad iti chochyate
    karma...
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    Namaste markandeya 108 dasa

    Access to the scriptures and their interpretation are different for each individual. Equally diverse is the assignment of divine beings to the chakras.

    From...
  37. Re: I now undoubtedly accept that Earth is flat (According to Vedas)

    Namaste

    Reading Agni Purana I found a flat earth mentioned - albeit in a different context

    Destruction

    Periodically pralayas (destructions) take place. A destruction comes at the end of four...
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    Re: Inspirations

    I know, that I know nothing (latin - ipse se nihil scire id unum sciat)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT-iK2OjZSk
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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    ... what agression four simple words - the universe is eternal - can cause ...
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    Re: Inspirations

    Shankaracharya - Nirguna Manasa Puja - Worship of the Attributeless Spirit
    Translated by Swami Yogananda Sarasvati

    The disciple said:
    1. In the indivisible Satchidananda whose nature is only...
  41. Re: Using the wrong fingers to chant with mala

    Namaste TelluriaLyra


    Believe me, no divine being will care of a finger! But this is not what you want to hear, isn’t it?

    Thus I’ll take a common proverb: What I do not know will not hurt...
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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    Namaste handy guy

    I cannot provide what you await.

    Dance with Shiva, Live with Shiva, Merge with Shiva is a trilogy of Himalayan Academy where I did the one year lasting master course they...
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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    Namaste handy guy

    Only Vishnu and the universe are eternal. Every new creation has a new Brahma, a new Indra, a new Manu ...

    I agree with what Satay said.

    Pranam
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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    Dear Satay,

    the universe is eternal, Shiva is eternal, Pancakshara is eternal … what are 8 years … ???

    Why should newcomers not have the opportunity to contribute their questions and thoughts...
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    Re: Pancakshara Mantra

    Namaste handy guy

    Ganesha, Shivas son, is the gatekeeper in Hindu mythology.
    http://talesfrommythology.blogspot.com/2011/05/ganeshwara.html?q=ganesha

    Furtheron He is seated in Muladhara...
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    Re: VaishNav Oasis

    Thank you ameyAtmA for bringen up this thread again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvIL-Ycz6HI

    Pranam
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    Re: Silent versus Vocal Chanting

    Namaste

    Inspired by this post I found three websites which I want to share ... they confirm what conquersex noted: Loudly or silently, everything is all right.

    One can utter the holy name...
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    Re: Ignortant Praveen Taaneja

    Namaste Praveen Taneja

    The Vedic scriptures are the source of what you are looking for. Start with Bhagavad Gita, where Krishna describes in Chapter 10 who He is.

    BG 10.19: The Blessed Lord...
  49. Re: Appropriate Placement of Goddess Uma Figure

    Namaste DBinSJ

    The divine – in your case the goddess - is omnipresent and all-pervading … present in your bedroom with and without a figure. Thus you don't have to hesitate ...

    Pranam
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    Re: Meaning of Mantra at Sathya Sai Ashram

    Namaste Hindudawn

    The mantra is the Satya Sai Gayatri

    Om Sai Ishvaraya Vidmahe
    Satya Devaya Dhimahi
    Tanno Sarvah Prachodayat

    Find following the meaning (ignore the fancyful...
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