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    Re: The Import of Turiya ...

    Namaste ZN,

    I think what works, as you said, is the best path to walk.
    Comment from a loved one just yesterday, made this crystal clear for me; When we develop and become our own true nature,...
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    Re: Cleaning up your hosue

    Speaking of evangelical Christians there was a documentary released some time ago which exposed a most loathsome tactic in building their "army" for Christ.

    http://www.jesuscampthemovie.com/
    ...
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    Re: Hymn for Forgiveness

    DearSatay,
    Where from is this verse?
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    Re: Pictures of Deities

    It's beautiful
    Were you there?
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    Re: Saga of the "ego"

    Namaste Nirotu,

    Hari om



    Yes I agree there is very much that can be learned from the contributors of this and other discussions here. We agree on that at least, and some other points. A...
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    Re: What I Find to be 'Maya'

    I think Goswami said that if you eat food prepared by a wicked person you will become wicked.
    It could be the vibrations from the agitated mind of the cook go into the food and then into the...
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    Re: Who Can Learn the Veda's

    Namaste Willie,
    Interesting, I did not see it that way. I always saw the story as putting Jabala in a very good light. Because in spite of her plight and the condition of her life, she was not so...
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    Re: Who Can Learn the Veda's

    Namaste Yajvan,

    Thank you for the story and please do continue. I read about Satyakama some time ago and loved it. "Listening" as you tell it is even better than the reading.

    Hari Om
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    Re: Saga of the "ego"

    Dear Mr. Nirotu,

    I take exception to your habit of pulling references in part and inserting them into your own vehicle to fabricate a half-baked theory for the purpose of slinging pebbles at...
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    Re: Practical Advaita

    Namaste Atanu,

    I appreciate your clarifications. Comprehension is still emerging in me. I have only some small beginning of understanding, and constantly strive for clarity. Thank you for...
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    Re: Practical Advaita

    I am not any authority on Advaita or Vedanta either, I am a student like you, but you may find this "definition" pleasing; I like it very much:

    Mundaka Upanishad II, Second Khanda
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    Re: Practical Advaita

    Dear Satay,
    I believe it will be impossible to define "Lord" until that time when one is able to define "self" for it is only by the mirror of self that Lord can be perceived.
  13. Thread: Krishna

    by mirabai
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    Re: Krishna

    Namaste Manji

    What are the qualities that most appealed to you in Buddhism and attracted you to it?

    Hare Hare
  14. Thread: 07-07-07

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    Re: 07-07-07

    It is very interesting and puzzling. Can you give us the characteristics of some other core numbers?

    In my childhood there was a saying about a "7th son of a 7th son" being a situation of...
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    Re: Surrender, its approach and implications

    This is really quite beautiful to contemplate. I see what you mean by devotion must be focused and one-pointed and must come from true bhakta, and that devotion is lacking which is given without...
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    Re: Surrender, its approach and implications

    Namaste Yajvan,
    Thank you for the post, and for inviting Members to bring their skills and knowledge. I have little of either but if you would humor me on comments?
    I like your questions, and I...
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    Re: Abrahamic Religions and God Realization

    Namaste,
    I try to maintain my silence and learn, but I have to call your bluff on this one Willie.
    Churches and other non-profit orgs in the United States are under no legal obligation or...
  18. Thread: Meditating

    by mirabai
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    Poll: Re: Meditating

    Me too! Sometimes I think we just need a moment of separation from the daily insanity of life. That few minutes of connection with the Omniscient One recharges and strengthens
    :)
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    Re: Katha Upanishad

    Thank you to Yajvan and Agnideva for insights and explanations in addressing my question..
    Contemplating on the sap of the tree as Atman and the Tree itself as physicalbody, or even Tree as the...
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    Re: Katha Upanishad

    Atman becomes different according to whatever it enters. A beautiful concept for sure.

    “And It exists also without.” seems to say that Atman also exists without entering a physical body,...
  21. Thread: Teachers.

    by mirabai
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    Re: Teachers.

    For me, the Lord has been my greatest teacher all my life. Years ago in constant tears I asked the Lord for nearness to Him and He
    has given me Sanatana Dharma. When I asked to know Him He poured...
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    Re: Hindu Dharma Websites

    Namaste Saidevo,
    Many thanks for posting all these links
    What a feast for my aching soul and thirsting mind. I am in your debt :)

    Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare
    Hai Natha Narayana Vasudeva...
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    Re: Dharmic Wisdom Quotes

    Acquittance she must win from her past's bond,
    An old account of suffering exhaust,
    Strike out from Time the soul's long compound debt
    And the heavy...
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    Re: Dharmic Wisdom Quotes

    " The vast universal suffering feel as thine:
    Thou must bear the sorrow that thou claimst to heal;
    The day-bringer must walk in darkest night.
    He who would save the world must share its pain. ...
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    Re: Dharmic Wisdom Quotes

    If I Cannot Forgive Myself

    If I cannot forgive myself
    For all the blunders
    That I have made
    Over the years,
    Then how can I proceed?
    How can I ever
    Dream perfection-dreams?
    Move, I must,...
  26. Thread: hello again

    by mirabai
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    Re: hello again

    Thanks for the welcome.. hope I can have some thoughts good enough to post ;)
    There's a lot of reading to do.
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    Mmm! I love peppermint tea :)
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    Re: Posting for Willie...

    Namaste,



    If I may interrupt ,
    I am curious as to what is relevance of the 6% of Vedas that is refered to?

    To correct a small point , the NT was originally in Greek yes, but the OT was...
  29. Thread: hello again

    by mirabai
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    hello again

    Namaste,
    Just want to say hi again and nice to see that I can still log in after some time of inactivity. Great to be reading your posts again :)
    Mirabai
  30. Thread: Dead?

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    Re: Dead?

    Namaste Satay,

    With twenty genuine users logging in everyday plus guests I think the forum is not dead.
    But nevermind the numbers; the posts I have read here are intelligent and the...
  31. Re: Castor OIL in removing toxins and internal lubrication

    http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slides-self/facts/gen-posaf-treat.html

    My humble apologies. It appears that Ipecec to induce vomiting is not recommended by most sources. This Cornell still...
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    Re: English translations

    Thank you for posting the links. The International Gita Society's site is espeically helpful for me because it offers different study levels and study plans to match the level of experience, or the...
  33. Re: Role of Karma (Prarabdha) in the context of creation.

    I apologize for interjecting in this conversation, and at this late date too! I am slowly working my way through some of the threads here, and trying to digest this one. Slow, partly for lack of...
  34. Re: Castor OIL in removing toxins and internal lubrication

    I am not sure what you mean YogSadhak, where did I speak about usage of salt?


    Sri Krishna Govinda
    Sri Hari Murare
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    Namaste Yog,

    I think it is also used to induce vomiting in case of poisoning if no syrup of ipacec is on hand.

    mira
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    Re: God meeting you where you are

    I think it does too.
    I have seldom read anything truer than this quote. It is very humbly beautiful.

    All the books and scriptures in the world are just human interpretations. Good for...
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    Re: Dharmic Wisdom Quotes

    "Where Râma is, there is no room for any desire — where desire is, there is no room for Rama; these never coexist — like light and darkness they are never together."
    ........The Complete Works of...
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    Re: Dharmic Wisdom Quotes

    It is in the spirit of Mirabhai, who wrote (among other things):

    if by bathing daily, God could be realised
    sooner would I be a whale in the deep
    if by eating roots & fruits God could be known...
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    Re: Canines of Interest

    Saidevo,

    It is true that the protein found in flesh is not easily found in any ONE other food except soy. However, the same protein intake can be accomplished by consuming a variety of many...
  40. Thread: On fasting

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    Re: On fasting

    Namaste friends,
    Thank you Satay, YogSadhak, and Agnideva for sharing your experiences with fasting. I apologize for the long time since posting last; my schedule is a bit intense lately.
    Satay, I...
  41. Thread: On fasting

    by mirabai
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    On fasting

    Thank you Satay and others for your thoughtfulness in providing this forum. I can see there is a river of knowledge here at HDF of the combined wisdom and experiences of all of you. I haven't very...
  42. Thread: Yudhishtira

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    Re: Yudhishtira

    Namaste,

    In my very unscholarly opinion, Arjun's struggle with moral issues of going to war with his kin, and his confusion about duty and the nature of life and death are the very traits that...
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    Re: Maiden voyage of hiking boots

    Sounds wonderful, and very beautifully described! Thank you for sharing it.
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    Re: 40 Day Fast...why so?

    Namaste Willie,



    Would you mind giving your source of reference for claiming the inaccuracy of the "old testament version" of the Jews' exodus from Egypt?

    Narayanan
    Mirabai
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    Re: Greetings Friends

    Thank you Saidevo, Agnideva and Ganeshprasad for your kind welcome.
    And so nice to meet other appreciators of Mira's poetry.
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    Greetings Friends

    I would like to say hello and I am also very happy to have found this forum. I am looking forward to learning a lot from these discussions and in turn I wil try to share what I can.
    My avatar is...
  47. Thread: vegetarianism

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    Re: vegetarianism

    Namaste Friends,

    This is another good point, and I tend to agree.

    My understanding is that the digestive process is designed to accommodate fermentation, which is how vegetation breaks down. ...
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