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  1. Hindu private schools K-12 in the United States of America

    I was wondering given the milieu of various K-12 options for Christians, Jews, Muslims etc in the US, what options are there for Hindus beyond a Sunday-school type thing at the local temple. From a...
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    Re: The Inferiority-Complex of India & Bollywood

    One thing we can read from history is that although the looking up to Caucasian features (skin complexion, facial features) has been brought about by conquest after another, it is the dark skinned...
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    Re: It's Bigger than Egypt

    Hindus are not divided on sectarian lines but on caste lines, while spiritually they follow very accommodating systems like Smartaism (indigenous secularism). Individual Hindu castes have time and...
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    Re: Hindu clothes to wear travelling in India

    I like dhotis, plain white ones. They make ones nowadays where it's ready-made worn like pajamas, if you don't want to deal with the wrapping
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    Washington DC Kalibari

    http://kalitemple-washington.org/

    I wanted to mention that this temple's priest has an amazing voice and soul while doing slokapat and other mantras. You don't have to understand Sanskrit to feel...
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    Re: Iskcon clarification

    Vegetarianism being tied to "higher spirituality" is only one particular strand of thought in Sanatan Dharma. The overall theme behind this is "tyag" or renunciation. So in this frame of mind where...
  7. Re: 2014 Elections - Predictions by Minhaz Merchant

    That would be incredible. I hope Modi stays alive, there are a lot of terrorists trying to knock him out.

    I wish Paschimbanga had its own right-center party. BJP is unfortunately perceived as the...
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    Re: interracial marriage

    "Race" in the biological sense of genetic ancestral lineage is real. If individual X's ancestors took certain path of travel out of Africa (or within Africa for that matter) so many thousands of...
  9. If Buddhism is distinct, what constitutes Hinduism?

    In Indian subcontinent, I understand there was a time when a major portion of the population was Buddhists. What was the name of the religion of the non-Buddhists? Were they called Hindus? As I...
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    Re: Nathuram Godse's last speach

    He should have killed Jinnah instead.
  11. Re: The name Hindu for the people and the country--not a Hindu name?

    Hindu is what outsiders have called us for thousands of years. Bharat is how we have referred to the land bounded between Himalayas and the oceans for thousands of years. According to outsider...
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    Handling oneself on social media

    What are your experiences on social media, particularly with sharing Sanatan Dharm? I have seen Christian, Muslim and only ISKCON-affiliated Hindu friends of mine share religious material, whether it...
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    Re: Shubh Navaratri 2013

    Shubho Mohaloya :)
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    Re: Hi, I do not class myself as Vegetarian!

    I don't profess to be a practitioner of it, and all information I know of it is from the internet and some personal acquaintances back in India. There was a poster on this forum named Arjuna, he had...
  15. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. It is nice to read and have written references available on this platform for most of the teachings that I have picked up orally...
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    Re: Hi, I do not class myself as Vegetarian!

    Luckily for me, the whole vegetarian thing never took root with me. My family is non-veg by tradition, they used to do buffalo sacrifice in our ancestral home 5 generations ago. So while I'm aware of...
  17. Re: The Wife is the Guru and the Deity of the Husband

    Misinformed people are touchy about the "husband is a God to wife" subject because of the abuse the aforementioned philosophy has generated in terms of misogyny. The concept is actually very noble...
  18. Re: Narendra Modi is the BJP's PM candidate for 2014

    It would be great if NaMo could become PM. He is a good and able administrator with a level head above his shoulders. Unfortunately, NaMo's team is needing communal politics to get the much needed...
  19. Re: New Campaign Against Domestic Violence towards Women Using images of Devi

    The practical utility of the visual depiction should not be discounted here. Just like we say the idol/portrait is for the focus, likewise it has value in these applications as well.

    Example:...
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    Dance and religious significance

    This might be a rant, I will try to keep my frustration down in this post. Durga Puja is around the corner, and as a Bengali born and raised in Kolkata, this is a huge event. This thread is with...
  21. Thread: Namaste

    by redifflal
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    Namaste

    Hello everyone, I've been reading this forum for a few months and decided to start posting. I'm here to learn and research Sanatan Dharma.

    Bit about myself: Mother tongue is Bangla, was raised in...
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