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  1. Re: 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered in Nepal's animal sacrifice ritual

    Namasthe

    No problem. Perhaps then I should have assumed that the original poster was just making a rhetorical point. I understand your concern about defaming Hinduism, however if that is our main...
  2. Re: 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered in Nepal's animal sacrifice ritual

    Namasthe Anirudh



    Who is selling what? I am vegetarian and I wish to remain so. However you started this thread and I am trying to have a serious discussion on this issue.

    o.k. so it is...
  3. Re: 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered in Nepal's animal sacrifice ritual

    Namaste

    I said that I heard it, that's all. Specifically I heard this claimed about the horse sacrifice. Either the animal is helped or it isn't. However merely mentioning this isn't...
  4. Re: 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered in Nepal's animal sacrifice ritual

    Namasthe

    How many more buffaloes are slaughtered in India for it to be the world's top exporter of beef? I am vegetarian but I have heard that an animal that is slaughtered in sacrifice gets a...
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    Re: Losing Hope

    Pranams R markandeya 108 dasa,

    If you want a response then please re-post what you shared in another thread (perhaps Sikhism?). I will not comment anymore in this thread.

    Hari Aum
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    Re: Meditation to reach enlightenment, how?

    Namaste

    Dear MountainSpirit,

    In the shastra we read that Arjuna had to conquer two enemies. The first was his mind. The second was other beings opposed to his mission. Similarly, we have to...
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    Re: Losing Hope

    Pranams markandeya 108 dasa,

    I agree that we should not derail this thread. I have no desire to start a new one but I will be happy to read what you (and possibly others) have to say in a new...
  8. How did an engineer become a revered guru?

    namaste

    I would like to know if anyone has any insights or opinions that they would like to share about Rampal.

    Rampal: How did an engineer become a revered guru?...
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    Re: Losing Hope

    Namaste,

    Dear Dhanya, I will not criticize Sikhism but that is not Vaishnavism. If you are a Vaishnav, kindly remain so and do not offend your ishta devata by identifying as something else.

    I...
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    Re: Best Gita version

    namaste

    I own several Gita's now and have owned many more previously. Currently I am partial to Bhagavad Gita The BELOVED LORD'S Secret Love Song by Graham M. Schweig, PhD because it has been...
  11. Re: answering those who say Hindu adoptees are adharmic

    Namaste Devotee,

    Thank you.

    Hari Aum
  12. Re: answering those who say Hindu adoptees are adharmic

    namaste devotee ji,

    I myself would appreciate having that quote for future reference. Thanks.

    Hari Aum
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Pranam

    Your quote was interesting but I don't think I got the source of the quote.
    Sri Aurobindo also describes this idea of stretching when talking about Sri Shankara's commentary on the Isha...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Dear Marga mana das ji

    I think that it is only human for a person's opinions to be colored by their deeply held convictions and let us remember that the Gita said "every work is covered by some...
  15. Re: answering those who say Hindu adoptees are adharmic

    Namaste

    "you" is meant generically and can refer to any person. "When you breathe your last" is (in American English) a common idiomatic expression which refers to 'the moment of death' referenced...
  16. Re: answering those who say Hindu adoptees are adharmic

    Namaste

    I think that when you breath your last it will matter far more what you devoted your life to than what term people used to categorize you. I have not heard of Sri Vishnu rejecting the...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste

    Dear Marga mana das

    I am curious as to what exactly Ganeshprasad said that you found offensive. Criticism of someone's opinion is not the same as criticism of the person himself. How...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste

    Dear Marga mana das

    Couldn't we just as easily ask "Why is the Supreme omniscient?"
    If it is simply part of his eternal nature to be omniscient, omnipotent,
    to expand, retract and...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste



    Dear SanathanaDharma

    You have written many excellent things but I must strongly disagree with you on this idea because I think it is very dangerous. There are things which should...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste Anirudh,

    When I used term 'rhetorical' what I meant is that I thought that maybe you might have your own opinion about the question you were asking. That is a common way to stimulate...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste

    Dear Anirudh, your question sounds rhetorical but I will share my perspective anyway. Some believe in an omnipotent and omniscient being who wants nothing more than for all beings to...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste

    Dear Marga mana das

    Yes I believe that on faith. However Narada Muni was not a human guru, he was a liberated spiritual being. Therefore can not any swami in Rishikesh claim to have...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste

    Dear Marga mana das

    Bhagavad-gita verse 4.34 does not have a Sanskrit term that corresponds to the word 'bona-fide'. I can't believe that Sri Krishna would have forgotten to add that...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    namasté

    Thank you for giving me an opportunity to think again about such an important question.

    In this life I find time mainly for the Bhagavad Gita and so I get my ideas from there. I
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste Kalicharan Tuvij


    If my use of the word 'Supreme' made the question hard for you to understand then perhaps I should have asked "What does the wholeness really want?" but I hadn't thought...
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    What does the Supreme really want?

    Does the Supreme really want our offerings or our devotion?
    Does he really want us to spread our concept of 'the truth'?
    Maybe even defend it to the death?
    ...
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    Re: The Equality of Vishnu and Shiva

    Namaste prabhu

    I think that your argument is for someone else. I never even suggested that I thought Bhagavatam was supreme nor have I said a word in support of this sect that you keep alluding...
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    Re: The Equality of Vishnu and Shiva

    Dear Prabhu, Think you for sharing those inspiring quotes about Parabrahman. However I think you misunderstood me.



    It gives me peace of mind to think that the personalities of godhead are not...
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    Re: The Equality of Vishnu and Shiva

    Dear Prabhu,

    I don't know anyone who can harmonize all scriptures however I have chosen to believe the scriptures which give me peace of mind.

    When I read 4:6 and 4:7 of the Bhagavatam I learn...
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    The Equality of Vishnu and Shiva

    Hari Aum

    There are some Vaishnavas that refer to Sri Shiva as a 'demigod'. Is not the prefix 'demi' synonymous with 'semi' which means 'not full' or 'not complete'? Below however are some quotes...
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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    Namaste Devotee

    A search will reveal that I have not posted in some time so I don't think that I have spent too much "energy in finding faults with other Dharmas/religions." It is easy to find...
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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    Sanjaya, my intent was not to disparage their faith. I posted a link to a chapter of their own scripture and I do not think that they will find their own scripture offensive - only worthy of an...
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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    Hari Aum

    C. Smith, I don't think that my post would fit into the Abrahamic portion of the forums as it is no more about Abrahamic religions than it is about voodoo cults within Africa which I also...
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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    Your advice does have some utility since it can eliminate the discussion of most controversial topics; "better don't think about them".

    However I think the real question is "Do you think that...
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    Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    In my life I have had several awkward encounters with people whose religious beliefs and practices I found objectionable. The ideal would seem to be respect the person but not the belief. By this I...
  36. "Who wants to kill their own children?" ...

    "But whatever God wanted, happened," said a relative of Nidhi.

    Namaste

    Apparently 'falling in love' is extremely taboo in some areas and is considered by them to be a dilution of their...
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    Re: Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA

    Namaste

    As a training discipline I think that MMA has a lot to offer (physical fitness, self defense and greater self confidence) however as a sport I find it kind of distasteful to see 'sound...
  38. Re: The Wife is the Guru and the Deity of the Husband

    Namaste

    I think Swami Prabhupada's point is different than philosoraptor's:


    Hari Aum
  39. Thread: jnana yoga

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    Re: jnana yoga

    Namaste

    This is a very complex subject:



    Hari Aum
  40. Thread: jnana yoga

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    Re: jnana yoga

    Namaste

    I find it hard to understand such an assertion in light of chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita.

    Hari Aum
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    Re: How to Deal with Ganesha's Vehicle?

    Namaste



    Indeed, speaking of incompatibility with healthy human existence, 75 - 100 million human beings were
    once wiped out by a disease largely attributed to infected fleas which were...
  42. Thread: jnana yoga

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    Re: jnana yoga

    Namaste

    Bill, I am very devoted the Bhagavad Gita but it is not a beginners text and is proscribed for those who are not advanced in devotion.
    That may be the source of your confusion. I...
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    Re: How to Deal with Ganesha's Vehicle?

    Namaste

    Some people choose to use non-violent traps and ferry each one captured out to a wooded area and release them. Havahart has different methods for repelling and different sizes of...
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    Re: Western Hindu Movements?

    namaste

    As mentioned by Eastern Mind Universalism seems to suit some perfectly and so if you think that suits you but you
    absolutely must have the idea of a Christ involved then you can look...
  45. Re: Guide lines for selecting a bride or bridegroom

    Namaste

    While I don't accede to much of the Uddhava Gita, it
    does mention something that could add to the conversation.
    I hope that you don't accept any scripture at face value without
    first...
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    Re: Why are people still so shocked?

    namaste

    I agree with you with regards to the average activity level. However I started a very strenuous weight-training program
    some time back and although I ate as much whole foods that I could...
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    Re: A.K.A. Osho

    namaste

    To speak in a general sense, many people will impute additional attributes to a person who may be extraordinarily gifted in one area or another. For instance, if a person is very brilliant...
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    India's TV Gurus

    namaste

    I wonder how many people consider someone who they only interact with through television as their guru?

    When I was last in India (2005 - 20006) there were a couple of teachers on TV...
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    Poll: Re: Self Realization

    Namaste

    I disagree that human life is "only" to get Self Realization. The four purushaarthas are dharma, artha, kama and moksha and I think the order is important. Dharma should be my first...
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    Re: Mock meat considered vegetarian?

    namaste

    But what action is desired by a person eating a mock meat burger? Many have converted to vegetarianism for the very reason that they want to stop harming animals.

    Hari Aum
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