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    Vow to not smoke anymore

    Namaste!

    More than an hour ago,I did a vow before an image(that is found on the wall of my room) of my beloved Lord Krishna: I will not smoke anymore.
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    Re: Sharing your pictures

    https://ibb.co/sPwgk4q
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    https://ibb.co/0B0S2CD
  3. Question about "the three secrets" of Sri Vaishnavism

    Namaste

    Sri vaishnavas believe in what they call "the three secrets":

    1)Ashtakshara (Thirumanthra)= Om Namo Narayanaya

    2)Dwaya Manthra= SRIMAN NARAYANA CHARANAU SARANAM PRAPADYE
    SRIMATE...
  4. Thread: Tattoos

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    Re: Tattoos

    These are my tattoos:
    https://ibb.co/ctgcrRD
    https://ibb.co/ZxTjRct
    https://ibb.co/F8G2zJk
    https://ibb.co/nMyJDk8
    https://ibb.co/JyWWwDS
  5. Re: What is the first Shankara's book to be read?

    Only the Upanishads commented by Sri Shankaracarya or also those that he didn't comment?
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaskar!



    Actually this is my problem: I don't have the possibility to meet an enlightened self-realized guru(spiritual master).

    Pranam
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    Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaste all.

    I am a white westerner who lives in Europe and apologise for my low english.

    I used to be a gaudiya-vaishnava until about a week ago...now,although I still worship only Lord...
  8. Re: Bala Raama, incarnation of Sriman Naaraayan or Adishesha?

    http://www.harekrsna.com/philosophy/radhakrsna/krsna/balarama.htm
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    Re: Sharing your pictures

    https://thumb.ibb.co/kwfXCF/DSCN0433.jpg
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    Re: Why are souls found in samsara?

    Revered elder,thanks for your interesting answers but I asked my question from a VA perspective :)

    Please note that I am not criticizing you,I respect you and your advaitic belief
  11. Re: Scriptural verses that show that Sri Caitanya is an avatara of God

    I found something.

    In this way, my Lord, You appear in various incarnations as a human being, an animal, a great saint, a demigod, a fish or a tortoise, thus maintaining the entire creation in...
  12. Scriptural verses that show that Sri Caitanya is an avatara of God

    Namaste all.

    According to gaudiya-vaishnava,what scriptural verses bear witness that Sri Caitanya was an avatara of Lord Krishna?

    Pranama,
    Orlando.

    P.S:sorry for my bad english
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    Re: Vaishnava sectarianism

    Revered vaishnava...thanks for linking the book,it is a very constructive and interesting reading
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    Why are souls found in samsara?

    Namaste all.

    According to Vishishtadvaita,why are souls found in samsara?

    Pranama,
    Orlando
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    Vaishnava sectarianism

    Namaste all.

    I hope this is right section for this thread.

    I want to share with other hindus my regret about vaishnava sectarianism.

    I used to be a gaudiya-vaishnava until a few time ago and...
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    Re: Yama and Niyama: Truth or satya

    Is true that fiction(for example reading books) is against satya?
  17. Thread: Inspirations

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    Re: Inspirations

    Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.
    (Bhagavad-gita 18:66)
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    Is Raja-yoga practicable in Kali-yuga?

    Namaste.

    According to Srila Prabhupada and other gaudiya-vaishnava guru,Astanta-yoga is not practicable in Kali-yuga.

    Is it true?

    Dandavat Pranama,
    Orlando.
  19. Thread: Bhaja Govindam

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    Re: Bhaja Govindam

    I have a question: is verse 34 a later interpolation?
  20. Thread: Tapa

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    Re: Tapa

    Namaste

    Austerity, the third niyama, is described in Yoga philosophy as power to stand thirst and hunger, cold and heat, discomforts of place and postures, silent meditation and ritual fasts. It...
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    NIYAMA 9 — Japa, Recitation

    Namaste.

    Chant your holy mantra daily, reciting the sacred sound, word or phrase given by your guru. Bathe first, quiet the mind and concentrate fully to let japa harmonize, purify and uplift you....
  22. Re: why is Krishna the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu ?

    Namaste Suhita.

    Since you posted in Hare Krishna forum I will answer from a gaudiya-vaishnava perspective.

    Lord Krishna is not an avatara of Lord Vishnu but His(Vishnu) source.

    I suggest you...
  23. Thread: Tapa

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    Re: Tapa

    Vaishnavas must totally avoid meat,fish and eggs.
  24. Thread: Tapa

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    Re: Tapa

    About fasting...I will try to observe a partial fast(not eating cereals and legumes) on ekadashi.

    I am not able to follow a complete fast.
  25. Re: Relation b/w worshiping Lord Krishna's different forms and worshipper's next birt

    Namaste follower12.

    According to Gaudiya-vaishnavism if you worship Lord Vishnu you will go to one of the countless Vaikuntha planets where Lord Vishnu is the Supreme Deity.

    If you worship Lord...
  26. Thread: Tapa

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    Tapa

    Namaste!

    My question is about one of the five niyamas listed in Patanjali's Yoga-sutra: what is tapa?

    Pranama,
    Orlando
  27. Re: Why cant Hindus eat Egg if it's not living and another question

    Namaste Samraat Bhismadeva Maurya:)

    Allow me to suggest you to read this link:
    http://www.harekrsna.com/practice/4regs/vegetarian/vegetarianism.htm

    Pranama,
    Orlando.
  28. Thread: Meera

    by orlando
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    Re: Meera

    Namaste.



    I believe that the answer is that Krishna and Radha are one and hence Krishna has not need to marry Him-self.

    Perhaps the following link may help you to understand my answer from a...
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    Re: A dream about Lord Krishna

    Namaste Ram116040:)



    The five vaishnava sampradayas are the following:
    Brahma/Madhava sampradaya
    Sri/Lakshmi/Ramanuja sampradaya
    Rudra/Shiva/Vallabha sampradaya
    Kumara/Nimbarka sampradaya...
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    Re: A dream about Lord Krishna

    Namaste govind_das:)

    It was a pleasure to read your post since I am a (aspiring) devotee of Lord Krishna;)

    My answer is that Lord Krishna is trying to make you fall in love with Him.

    By...
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    Re: Direct dialouge from Vishnu himself?

    Namaste SonAnthony:)

    About Lord Vishnu the answer is Srimad Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana.

    I assume even the other main four vaishnava puranas:)

    Pranama,
    Orlando.
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    Re: How do you get a Hindu name?

    Namaste all.

    From a gaudiya-vaishnava perspective(however I suppose that this is true for the other four vaishnava sampradays as well) it the only the guru the one who can give you a spiritual...
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    Re: Astanga Yoga and Raja Yoga - Explanation

    Namaste.



    Do you mean in an Advaita perspective?

    Pranama,
    Orlando.
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    Difference between Raja-yoga and Astanta-yoga

    Namaste all.

    In another thread Sahasranama said that Astanta-yoga is not Raja-yoga and that the former is older than the latter.

    Could someone please expose the main and more important...
  35. Thread: Vaishnava

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    Re: Vaishnava

    Namaste.



    Please note that I wasn't talking from a generic hindu point of view but from a gaudiya-vaishnava perspective:) ;)

    Pranama,
    Orlando.
  36. Thread: Vaishnava

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    Re: Vaishnava

    Namaste shiv.somashekhar

    A good definition of vaishnava could be one who belongs to one of the five main vaishnava sampradayas:...
  37. Re: To heal mind,better to focus on...which yama and niyama?

    Namaste Yajvan.

    Reveread elder,could you please elaborate the following?



    Pranama,
    Orlando.
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    Re: The best commentary on Yoga-sutra

    Namaste all.



    Yes,you are missing the fact the he mentions(more than one time) also the mantra Om Namo Narayana and the mantra Om Namah Sivaya(which is not a vaishnava mantra but a shaivite...
  39. Thread: Egg

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    Re: Egg

    Namaste all.

    I believe that all vaishnavas affiliated to one of the five main vaishnava sampradaya(I am a gaudiya-vaishnava) strictly avoid meat,fish and eggs.

    As far as I know,several other...
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    Re: My prayers and hymn to Lord Krishna

    Namaste charitra.



    No.Unfortunately these is no ISKCON or gaudiya-vaishnava temple in the region where I live:(

    In my life I associated fisically with Krishna's devotes only two times:(
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    Re: My prayers and hymn to Lord Krishna

    Namaste Omkara.



    I just edited it.Thank you:)
    My english is not yet perfect:(

    Pranama,
    Orlando.
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    My prayers and hymn to Lord Krishna

    Namaste all.

    In the past I have wrote several verses dedicated to Lord Krishna.
    Since they are almost all in my mother tongue(italian),I will need some time to translate and post them all here.
    ...
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    Re: Where to buy Sri Shadbhuja Mahaprabhu?

    Namaste Gaurapriya.

    Mataji you may try here:
    http://krishnastore.eu/deities-gaura-nitai-om-71_168.html
    http://store.krishna.com/Detail.bok?no=8871&bar=...
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    Re: How many Siksa Gurus in Tandem in One Life?

    Namaste ShivaFan



    As far as I know,every branch(of course ISKCON as well).

    You understood well:)

    Pranama,
    Orlando.
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    Re: How many Siksa Gurus in Tandem in One Life?

    Namaste.

    In Gaudiya-vaishnavism,as fas as I know,one can have several siksha-guru but there must be the permission of diksha-guru to have even one siksha-guru only.

    Pranama,
    Orlando.
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    Re: Are gods mortal in Hinduism?

    http://www.harekrsna.com/philosophy/incarnations/saktyavesa.htm
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    Re: Limits of Meditation?

    http://veda.wikidot.com/ashtanga-yoga
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    Re: Are gods mortal in Hinduism?

    Namaste all



    Actually I answered from a generic vaishnava perspective: in fact I said Vishnu,not Krishna.



    You are right.
    Now I will answer Crane-Foot King from a generic hindu...
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    Re: Are gods mortal in Hinduism?

    Namaste Crane-Foot King!

    You must know the difference between God and a god(deva).

    Indra is not what we call God but only a His servant.
    Brahma him-self is not immortal since he is a deva but...
  50. Re: The afterlife, or rather the happening after life

    Namaste penguin10916

    I strongly suggest you to read Bhagavad-Gita with a commentary of a hindu guru you like.
    I am almost sure that in this way you will find the answer you seek:)

    Pranama,...
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