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  1. Re: “You STILL eat with your hands.” by Oprah Winfrey

    Namaste,

    I do find there are some interesting people that come to Eckhart Tolle's teachings, but as far as Eckhart himself, I have never heard him say anything that is questionable. He really...
  2. Re: “You STILL eat with your hands.” by Oprah Winfrey

    Namaste,

    One should not be too mad at Oprah. She herself is on her own spiritual journey. From her works it seems she enjoys the teachings of Eckhart Tolle (mindfulness based) and other teachings....
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    Re: I feel "Devilish"

    Namaste,

    If you want to be luciferian you can be one. Its totally your choice. I am not sure what aspects you enjoy about the path, but you might be interested in Tantra. I mean in particular...
  4. Re: Astrophysicist jokes about intelligent design

    Namaste,

    Everyone is entitled to their view points including Atheist. But I find it quite odd that one would think the 'design' of the Universe is stupid. Empty space is not so empty so to speak....
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    Re: Shaivite refutation Of Advaita

    Namaste,

    Thank you Yajvan, your advice is accepted. I am currently reading Back to the Truth: 50000 Years of Advaita. Maybe this will help me understand some of the basic concepts and premise of...
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    Re: Shaivite refutation Of Advaita

    Namaste,

    Yajvan would you say that Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita arrives at the same point of Self Realization?

    I am very new to all this, so I feel much ignorance as I am trying to grasp all...
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    Re: Shaivite refutation Of Advaita

    Namaste,

    So what do you think about Ramana Maharshi? Was he a traditional Advaita teacher or was he of the neo advaita? Also does one who does not come from a particular lineage somehow less...
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    Re: Shaivite refutation Of Advaita

    Namaste,

    Thank you for the link, I am reading through it now. I have recently been reading on Kashmir Shaivism and I am quite fascinated with its way of expressing the truth. I would consider...
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    Re: Aghori Sadhu

    Namaste,

    I dont know why Aghori discipline chooses certain ascetic practices over others. In reality all of the things the Aghori does and the things you mentioned above are not necessary. All...
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    Re: Aghori Sadhu

    Namaste,

    I do not know much in detail about the Aghora. They worship many deities. There are many goddesses that they worship in esoteric worship. They revere Lord Bhairava and his Shakti...
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    Re: Bhakti ... I finally get it!

    Namaste,

    I think the disputes about Bhakti vs Jnana are usually by those who may have no experience of either. That is why I love when Sages reveal how both paths contains the other. How many...
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    Re: Aghori Sadhu

    Namaste,

    I was browsing through videos on Youtube and somehow stumbled along a rap song about Aghoris lol. I know it sounds weird, but litening to the lyrics I saw that whoever the rapper is he...
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    Re: Evolution

    Namaste,

    On the issue of Plants and their validity as a sentient being so to speak, we have the example of Umapati Sivam who 'transferred' moksha to a bush. Plus the many new discoveries about...
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    Consciousness is Everything

    Namaste,

    I am currently reading, Cosciousness is Everything: The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism by Swami Shankarananda.
    ...
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    Re: Bhairava

    Namaste,

    http://youtu.be/irBw8U4TFSo Vijnana Bhairava Tantra reading

    Om Namah Sivaya
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    Re: An authentic Sufi

    Namaste,

    It is difficult when deciphering the Quran in a Sufistic way. That is why I like traditions that are straight forward like the many paths in Sanatana Dharma. There does seem to be verses...
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    Re: An authentic Sufi

    Thank you Omkara. I remember reading briefly about al-Hallaj being murdered by fundamentalist Muslims for his statements of his recognition of Oneness with the Divine. I will check this out.
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    An authentic Sufi

    Namaste,


    Recently I have been fascinated with some of the writings of Ahmed Hulusi who is a Turkish Sufi. There are many different Sufi sects within Islam. Some are simply spiritual paths that...
  19. An Aghori speaking of Hanuman as Siva

    From the book: Agora: At the Left Hand of God by Robert Svoboda

    Once upon a time Shiva and Parvati were on Mount Kailasa in the High Himalayas enjoying the night air, the stars, and the intense...
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    Re: Effortlessness and Inquiry

    Namaste,

    Thank you for sharing this. I am saving this copy. I was never able to actually read this before.


    Om Aruncahala Siva
  21. Thread: 24-7

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    Re: 24-7

    Namaste,

    I understand where your coming from. I think there may be a danger of beginning to judge others who are deemed to be once out of the week hindus. Then while we are outwardly hindu...
  22. Thread: 24-7

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    Re: 24-7

    Namaste,

    And just what does a Hindu have to do to be a non-phony hindu? How many miles should he or she travel? What should they do to look like a non sunday Hindu?

    Arunachala Siva
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    Effortlessness and Inquiry

    Namaste,

    http://youtu.be/uzf8OVFbBA8 A Shift to Effortlessness by Mooji

    http://www.intermission.nu/wp-content/uploads/mooji3.jpg
    Arunchala Siva
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    Re: Free Will in advaita

    Namaste,

    This is a topic that seems to confuse a lot of people. Some think that they have no free will, so they do not have to do anything, or they feel that anything goes. To a certain extent...
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    Re: Aghori Sadhu

    Namaste,

    A blog: http://aghories.blogspot.com/2009/10/introduction.html


    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MM4je3Kban4/TV4fZzCpuOI/AAAAAAAAAFc/OVbnhG81jHs/s1600/aghori1.png

    Arunachala Siva
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    Re: Bhairava

    Namaste,

    I like hearing about different forms of Siva. I love them all. I also find Rudra fascinating. "I" am a very fearful person and have been like that much my life. There is something with...
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    Re: Bhairava

    Wow that was great to go along with this, you can feel the devotion.

    Arunachala Shiva
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    Bhairava

    Namaste,

    Bhairava Ashtakam: http://www.bhakthi.in/stotras.php?id=120


    Very lovely
    http://photomas.net/images/nepal/katphotos3/i26katbb1a.jpg

    Arunachala Shiva
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    Sticky: Re: Sadhana

    Namaste,

    I loved your advice Indiaspirituality. It is very matter of fact and straight to practical usefulness.

    Om Namah Shivaya

    ...
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    Re: Why You Love Shiva Bhagavan ?

    Namaste,

    I love Shiva, because he has brought me to hear about Him. He is Pure within and without. His love is the greatest and His gifts are the most abundant. He is always near to comfort. His...
  31. Re: You know what irks me the most about Islam..

    Namaste,

    Yea if muslims want to say the Qur'an speaks of the big bang, then they have to accept the fact of evolution. Hindus can accept this, but a muslim I do not see able to. But there are the...
  32. Re: A meditation experience i need help understanding!

    Namaste,

    good to hear you meditating. The pressure may be the subtle energy coursing through your body. It is usually doing that, but when calm and focused it can intensified. I feel this energy a...
  33. Re: Bhagavad Gita for those with just a basic understanding of Hinduism

    Namaste,

    Nice explanation Devotee.


    I recommend reading or listening to the audio book version of The Bhagavad Gita according to Paramhansa Yogananda. He goes into the many details of the...
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    Re: Islam is impossible

    Namaste,

    Here is the Sunni narration first:

    Abu al-Nu‘man Muhammad ibn al-Fadl related to us: Hammad ibn Zayd related to us from Ayyub from ‘‘Ikrimah who said: “Some Zanadiqah were brought to...
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    Re: Daily ritual for Lord Shiva

    Namaste,

    I enjoy reciting the holy five characters Namah Shivaya. I also enjoy serving Shiva by isolating the I am from objects. I feel this is a very intimate connection with Shiva. I sometimes...
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    Re: Humble introduction

    Namaste,

    Please do not go anytime soon. It seems that Israel and the US are bent on leveling Iran. I think the US and Israel underestimate the Iranians though. I am afraid that Israel might use...
  37. Re: 2500 years old Industrial state unearthed !

    Namaste,

    Fascinating read thanks Devotee
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    Re: Islam is impossible

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forums. I am glad that you are here, regardless if you pursue Hinduism or stick with Islam.

    Yes, this puts people off a lot. The reason is because the rules are very...
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    Re: Anger crisis with Jesus

    Namaste,

    I also question if Jesus ever existed, but I do not accept the literalist christian interpretation. The Gnostics were the original orthodox christians. The Christians we see today that...
  40. Re: Is there One God worshipped with many forms and names or are there many ?

    Namaste,

    I bow to you Devotee. This is one of my favorite threads. I want to study the scripture content you have posted. Thank you

    Om Namah Shivaya
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    Re: Is Buddhism theistic or atheistic?

    Namaste,

    I would say Buddhism is neither Theistic nor atheistic.

    Buddhism accepts that there are multiple gods and devas. They do not worship them. The Buddha says: Verily, there is an Unborn,...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Please google Cannabis or Ganja. Read a book on it at your local bookstore. Go on youtube. Find some way of getting information on it, because it seems like you are confusing Ganja with some type of...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Namaste,

    I understand where you are coming from Mana, but who is saying to sit around and be stoned all day? See all these negative views on Cannabis comes back to the same old excuses we were...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Namaste,



    I still do not think that this means Cannabis does not have a place in Sanatana Dharma. There are many other places in India you can go and have Bhang or smoke from a chillum.
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Namaste,

    Thank you Dharma brother. Once again though it seems that there is a negative association with Cannabis when we speak about it. No one is saying Lord Shiva is Smoking Ganja with baggy...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Namaste,

    Bob Marley wasn't the only cannabis smoker. Your insults are funny though. I do not take you too serious so don't think I am offended. You are still my Dharma friend.


    Om Namah Shivaya
  47. Re: Buddha Not a Reformer (of the then Hindu Dharma)?

    Namaste,

    I always enjoy seeing your post Shian. You seem like a very authentic human being. I love your approach to this. I feel realized saints who are raised in Hinduism or Buddhism will accept...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Namaste,

    Who has a habit? Which one of us here has a habit? Out of curiosity so we know who you are talking about my dear friend believer. As far as Obama, we already see his track record. None of...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Namaste,

    Charitra I am having difficulty understanding what you are saying. Firstly I want to say that Ganja is in no way similar to cocaine, meth, or any other of those types of drugs. Cannabis...
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    Re: Yoga and Drugs (Chemicals)

    Namaste,

    Giza I feel that it all depends on one's ability to focus. For example. Some people smoke Ganja and have difficulty concentrating. This is usually, because a lot of thoughts may arise....
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