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    The Indian Mutiny

    Namaste,

    The soldiers who rebelled at Sialkot in 1857 were not merely rounded up and executed, they were blown up by a canon. The skull of one of the blown up soldiers was brought to England as a...
  2. Re: ~*~JanmAshTami ~*~ GokuLAshTami ~*~ Nandotsav ~*~ Special

    Namaste,

    That is a very beautiful, soothing bhajan. Thanks.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Kulli rah vich payee

    Namaste,

    Following is the link to a sufi Punjabi song with some Urdu words.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE00KMIJVlE

    Kulli raah vich payee asaN tere, te aunda janda takda raveeN,
    (O God!...
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    Re:LOVE

    Namaste,

    Most of us embellish all that we will do for our spouse and our family, and define that as love. Our definition is grounded in the material world.

    Kabir said,
    paD paD ke sab jag...
  5. Thread: Alwar's works

    by Believer
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    Re: Alwar's works

    Namaste,

    Until a Tamil speaking person stops by and puts in the effort to translate, google translate (even though it is incomplete) is your only option. You might try posting your question in a...
  6. Blacks Attacked - A chapter in American History

    Namaste,

    This is a sad chapter from American History which is neither taught in schools nor talked about.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/27/us/red-summer-1919-racial-violence/index.html

    Pranam.
  7. Thread: Namaste

    by Believer
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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Feedback on the site

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.



    It is unfortunate that you had something that needed to be addressed right away, but consider this,
    In the medical care field, there are doctors whereby you...
  9. Re: Myself chose a mantra, is this correct to do so?

    Namaste,



    So true. Many a lay people associate dhoti/tilak/mechanical chanting combination with the person being "shuddha". Among their ranks, there are many rotten apples.



    They try to...
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    Re: Greeting from Sunderland

    Namaste Peter,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Hello from PH!

    Namaste Oxi.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: New member intro

    Namaste Gajah,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Have you had a chance to visit Prambanan and Borobudur? Would love to compare notes with you about my experiences in Bali and Yogyakarta, Java.

    Pranam.
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    Re: A reintroduction, I guess.

    Namaste,

    Thank you for your visit and bringing us up to date on your journey of the past few years.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Hello from PH!

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum; might help us to know you better if you told us about the depth and duration of your interaction with Hinduism and how did you gravitate towards it. But it is your...
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    Re: Hello, blessings unto all!

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste Prashant,



    What do you think of her?
    And, why?

    - Pranam
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    Re: Ve Mahiya Tere Vekhan Nu

    Namaste Satay,

    Yes, the rendition is in a class by itself and so mesmerizing.

    No, I am not saying that Sartaj will do this one; just that I decided to put it in the same thread to keep them...
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    Ve Mahiya Tere Vekhan Nu

    Namaste,

    The 'Real' punjabis :) might be familiar with this old song 'Mahiya Tere Vekhan Nu', but I came across it in the last few days. It is billed as a spiritual song with the mahiya (beloved)...
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    Re: 100 verse Ramayan

    Namaste,

    Thanks for the link.

    Pranam.
  20. Thread: Hello all!

    by Believer
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    Re: Hello all!

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: The shameless massacre!

    Namaste,

    Four million Bengalis were starved to death and all Churchill had to say was, 'well it’s all their fault anyway for breeding like rabbits'. He said ‘I hate the Indians. They are a beastly...
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    Re: The shameless massacre!

    Namaste,

    100th anniversary of this brutal murder at Jallianwala Bagh by shameless barbarians!

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47887322

    Pranam.
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Namaste,



    Wishing you peace.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste,


    If I understand correctly, you are saying that the North Indians do not enter the Tamil temples in your city. We do not have any acrimony that induces that to happen. So, we do visit...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste,

    Moving away from a tradition that a person grew up with and is familiar with, is a daunting task. But at spiritual level, it has to be done at whatever pace the devotee may feel...
  26. An English Activist - Kabir Bedi's mother

    Pranam,

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46943612

    Pranam.
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste,

    Thanks Indialover for doing the research and educating all of us.

    Pranam.
  28. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    Namaste,

    I don't mean to be disrespectful in any way but when there is a definite expectation of a reward - Moksha - doesn't it remove the condition of 'doing it in a selfless way' from the...
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    The shameless massacre!

    Namaste,

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47070534

    Pranam.
  30. Re: In the scriptures, are there any methods given to improve memory and learning?

    Namaste,

    I have never seen anything on this topic in the scriptures but common sense dictates that performing mental gymnastics might help. If every day you try to remember and list everything you...
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    Re: Using the wrong fingers to chant with mala

    Namaste,

    Nothing you have done so far is wasteful but the chanting process could be improved going forward.
    It was explained to me that you use your index finger in pointing to/cursing at others...
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    Re: What does the term embodied mean?

    Namaste,

    Detailed answers with references below!

    Pranam.
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    Re: unless being born and raised in Hinduism?

    Namaste handy guy,

    You might have been born as a Hindu the last 500 times. This time you were incarnated into a different social and religious set up but your past is pulling you back to where you...
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    Re: Hello :) (Better edition, sorry mods)

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: unless being born and raised in Hinduism?

    Namaste,

    Dilution of Hinduism by Hindus in the West because of social and financial pressures or out of sheer ignorance is sad and some day maybe they will see it and turn the tide.

    Many people...
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    Re: Appropriate Placement of Goddess Uma Figure

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Normally devotees have an alter in a corner of the house, or if possible in a 'home temple' in a designated room of the house; and the deities reside on that...
  37. Re: क्या आप जानते हैं सनातन परंपरा के यह 16 संस्कार

    Namaste,

    Just an observation,

    The first 15 sanskars are from conception through the age of approximately 25.
    The 15th sanskar is marriage and that takes all the joy out of your life :) as...
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    Re: Mixing East and West

    Namaste,



    Do what gives you peace. With spiritual refinement the fluff will fall by the wayside.
    Forcing yourself to practice what you are not happy with creates negative energy and is counter...
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    Re: A thought on religion and dharma

    Namaste,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxFAKLKu1RA&start_radio=1&list=RDYxFAKLKu1RA

    Pranam.
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    Re: Om Namah Shivaya :)

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
  41. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Denials

    Namaste,
    ...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste,


    I now feel I have to chant 16 rounds in a day and if I don't I start to feel guilty and a bit worried. - The suggestion/requirement to chant a certain number of times is to inculcate...
  43. Thread: Hi :)

    by Believer
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    Re: Hi :)

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Pranam.
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste,

    Thank you for taking the time to educate me with the actual ancient text. I really appreciate it.
    But the God Himself is above any categories. If His marriage does not fit into any of...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste,

    'While swamigal may have said that in context to his close disciples who knew the whole story, in desh-kaal-pAtra relevance, pasting it on the internet can bring it out of context.'
    ...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste,

    I abhore the gross misconceptions that some of these owners of Hindu sites dish our in the name of "Indiaspirituality".

    Describing the different types of marriage, they tell you that...
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    Re: When scriptural reading dominates

    Namaste,

    This thread is worth resurrecting for the newer members to read.

    The OP's observation is about how some of us latch on to one aspect of religion, to the total exclusion of all else -...
  48. Re: ~*~JanmAshTami ~*~ GokuLAshTami ~*~ Nandotsav ~*~ Special

    Namaste,

    Beautiful, thanks!

    Pranam.
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    Re: Dear Brothers and Sisters

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Pranam.
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaste,


    Therein lies the problem. Everyone who reads few books, can babble a bit coherently and conforms to some daily rituals labels himself a 'spiritual being.'
    Like you, I too have seen the...
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