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    Re: Sanatana Dharma questions

    Namaste Rijuji,

    I have been encountering these kind of questions

    1. What is the purpose of this existence?
    2. Why is the existence so painful?

    The very fact that you are asking about the...
  2. Re: Fundamentals of Advaitha - Request from a newbie

    Namaste Vipranarayanan,

    Please go through the blog I have written below

    http://hindudharmaforums.com/entry.php?5-Fundamental-terms-within-Advaita.

    Also for a better understanding of Advaita...
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    Re: Short write ups on Dharmic philosophies

    Namaste Harih,

    The idea is not about interacting with other philosophies but merely introducing the Dharma to a new comer, he or she can read the short write ups and understand the Dharma that is...
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    Re: Short write ups on Dharmic philosophies

    Namaste Harih,

    Mine is also the same, however your statements are like Sutras which need to be unfolded for example to understand your 1st statement

    "vAchArambhanam vikaro nAmadheyam...
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    Short write ups on Dharmic philosophies

    Namaste Everyone,

    I observe that many of us including me have been fighting like cats and dogs on this forum.
    I made an interesting observation that certain Iskcon members also decided to...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Believer,

    I am sorry if calling the Sampradaya "dogmatic" or "story like" offended you, but please note that my object was not to belittle it, my main objective was merely to show...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Silence Speaks,

    Where did I explicitly say that recognition is of an object ? Do you mean to say "Soyam Devadattaha" i.e this devadatta is that devadatta. From the example point of view it...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Silence speaks,

    So where are we disagreeing on this, notice that you have also used the words recognize, the recognition over here is not something objective but subjective. The problem is...
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    Re: Hindu or none ... the new choice.

    Namaste Everyone,

    According to me the young generation both in India and US do not know what they mean when they say they are "free thinkers", this means that religious people are not free...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Believer,

    I also feel you have twisted what I said to suit your own charge against me this is what I clearly said

    "However if you still feel that the word "dogma" is something negative...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    "Every sampradaye has a set of non-negotiable tenets at its core. Even you have some non-negotiable parts of your personality which states that everything must pass 'your rational perspective' and...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Silence Speaks,

    Post removing Ajnana is when you get Pratyabhijna hence recognition.
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Believer,

    Your assumption is wrong that by calling a Sampradaya dogmatic it is being portrayed in a negative light not so , it only means that when stating another Sampradaya as dogmatic...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Silence Speaks,

    When you change it to recognition it makes a lot of difference, since you are merely recognizing something which is already cognized by you. Classic examples given here is...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste,

    I do not disagree with you however you seem to be fixated on reveal. So let me use another word which would be "recognition" the Shastra provides me recognition of the Atman. I think this...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Believer,

    I don't understand how calling certain statements dogmatic is belittling the Sampradaya.Ok in that case let me reconcile the statements with 2 things Literal meaning...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Omkara,

    I agree that this is the position of all Sampradaya, but on the Apaurasheyatva of the Shastra there is a small disagreement. Why is the Shastra not of human origin, if a ritualist...
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    Re: Prasthana Traya

    Namaste Megabite,

    1stly one must understand why we are reading these Shastras , we are reading them to solve the human problem.

    Advaita Vedanta is the only Shastra that diagnoses the human...
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    Re: Atheist reconsidering stance on religion.

    Hi Rishab,

    Initially when I read your post, I was thinking "oh just another guy with his own problems and issues" later I read your other posts and saw your enthusiasm.
    As the other posts are...
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    Re: What is wrong with this forum

    Namaste Devoteeji,

    Could we have a separate forum for discussions and debates within the Hindu Dharma forums however, the rules are that all debates must be had only in that forum.
    We can put...
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    Re: I'm Definitely A Hindu in Real Life

    Namaste Webimpulse,

    In such a case you are absolutely more Hindu than any Hindu who was born a Hindu. In fact you could teach such Hindus to be more Hindu. It is people like you who explore the...
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    Re: I'm Definitely A Hindu in Real Life

    Namaste Webimpulse,

    I understand the Hindu reaction since in the past there have been people who defined themselves as Hindus and then decided to turn back to the religion of their origin. There...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Hinduism+Krishna,

    I like you quote from the Bhagavatha I think the Sanskrit text is "Ahameva Parabrahma Brahmaivaaham paramam matam". The Advaita Mahamantra.
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Omkara,

    My only point is this, Shastra only comes into play when Pratyaksha and Anumana both fail, that is when we have Shastra. The Shastra's domain is not within Pratyaksha and Anumana...
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    Re: Srimad Bhagvatam and on Tattvas

    Namaste Ash,

    Thank you for posting the translation but I see the translations of Iskcon to be biased and hence not reliable, in the last verse "AtmaaParijnana" is translated as incomplete...
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    Re: Srimad Bhagvatam and on Tattvas

    Namaste Grames,

    Thank you for explaining "Aham Brahmasmi" from the Dvaita point of view with the Antaryami concept and so on.

    I was not interested in answering the questions as they would...
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    Re: Srimad Bhagvatam and on Tattvas

    Namaste Devotee,

    Thank you for putting this on the forum, with reference to this I would like to add that a true devotee of God will not be interested in arguing with others and proving their...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Devotee,

    Not quite, this will mean that the Shabda Pramana is giving me theoretical knowledge and that for practical verification I will have to practice meditation to realise it. Not...
  29. Thread: Brahman

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    Re: Brahman

    You really do have a thirst for knowledge.
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    Re: nirgun brahman maya and sagun brahman

    good to know.
  31. Thread: Brahman

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    Re: Brahman

    Namaste All,

    In my opinion "Avyaydya" has given the best answer to "PestThurse 's" question.

    Avyaydya I simply love your answer.

    Namaste PestThurse,

    I would like to add one more thing,...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Devotee,

    I completely agree with what you say, you have taken the notion of Agama and Agama is what you say about Neil Armstrong going to the moon which we believe based on the words of...
  33. Re: Sanatana Dharma for Kids: Hindu Trinity: Brahma - Sarasvati

    Namaste Eastern mind,

    I will look at the dates before responding thank you.
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    Re: Genuine Questions on Advaita

    Namaste Grames,

    It is fine, I am ok to live with interruptions, as I told you before I am absolutely fine with you having your assumptions.
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    Re: Genuine Questions on Advaita

    Namaste Smaranam,

    Following is your question,

    "1. When the individual is Self-realized fully, NO ignorance, No vikAr (blemishes, faults), No shadripU (six vices of kaam krodh lobh moha matsar),...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Amrutji,

    Till now I was satisfied with your answer but I feel you have deviated a little, so let me give the answer if you don't mind,

    We ourselves cannot simply approach the Shastra...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Amrut,

    I only found your answer to be most convincing. Now at this juncture one more question, you have clearly stated that the Shastra brings clarity to the understanding of my own self....
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Amrut,

    I willfully accept that Shastra is the record of the embodied knowledge that was discovered by the Rishis, that is fine, but how does it become a Pramana to know Brahman.

    Like...
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    Re: Neo-Hinduism?

    Namaste Deaf Ancient,

    I am glad you have asked this question there is nothing Neo Hindu about that. But what I was talking about was the unnecessary dichotomy he created between Shruti and...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Devotee,

    Finally a friendly discussion, so you are telling the answer from the Yogic perspective of Agama, I am fine with that.

    But the next question is that how does the Shastra show...
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste Avyaydya,

    It appears that I have upset you a little bit, but I was under the impression that you would not comment on this thread.

    Following is what you said

    "I am able to entertain...
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    Re: Neo-Hinduism?

    Namaste All,

    I wanted to say that the very concept of Neo Hinduism is a threat to our own Hindu Dharma

    Following is the summary of the Neo Hinduism argument


    Neo-Hinduism, according to the...
  43. Re: Sanatana Dharma for Kids: Hindu Trinity: Brahma - Sarasvati

    Namaste Saidevo,

    This is a beautiful presentation, but I have one question, will children understand what is told over here ?
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste All,

    Avyaydya gave a very interesting statement that he or she ( don't know the gender) does not believe in the absoluteness of any view or philosophy. This is very much appreciated,...
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Ok got you.
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste Again,

    Question is not about hurting Advaita Siddhanta, it seems devotee was hurt , not me but for me since you are interested in eliminating the absoluteness of all views and assumptions...
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste Avyadya,

    We are not against alternative view nor are we saying we are right and another person is wrong, that is not the way an Advaitin approaches alternative views.

    You seem to have...
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    Shastra is Pramana

    Fellow Advaitins,

    I have been having an interesting thought, we are told that Shastra is the Pramana for Brahma Vidya, it is my own conviction that only Advaitins can answer this question of mine...
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste Avyaydya,

    If you are not interested in truth no one is asking you to go after it. Even to say that I do not believe that there is such a truth is a perspective is it not. Also all I see...
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste Avyaydya,

    I am not here to argue with you but personally I feel you have a misconception. Advaita does not start with any assumption what so ever. It does not make any assumption, it gives...
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