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    Re: What am I?

    Namaste deafAncient,

    Thank you for sharing. This looks like a valuable resource!

    Pranam
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    Re: What am I?

    Namaste deafAncient,

    This is exactly how I feel, ever since I first started learning about Sanatana Dharma. Here was a path that fit all my beliefs and worldview. I had learned about other...
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    Re: Active members

    Namaste,

    I am usually around every day at least for a bit, but rarely post. If I feel I have something to contribute I will, but mostly I am here to learn and absorb. I imagine there are many...
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    Re: fem_pheonix's temple visit

    Namaste Believer, and thank you for asking! I have not yet visited the temple, but I am still considering it. Whenever I do visit the temple I end up going to the Shiv Abhishekam (spelling?) and...
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    Prideful Postures

    Namaste,

    I receive a daily master course email from Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's trilogy: Dancing with Siva, Living with Siva and Merging with Siva, and one of the excerpts from yesterday's...
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    Re: Aum Namah Shivaya

    Namaste, and thank you to everyone who has posted. I love this mantra, and the more I study it, the more depth I find in it.
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    Aum Namah Shivaya

    Namaste,

    I have tried to explain to a couple of people who have no knowledge of Hinduism at all the meaning of Om Namah Shivaya, and have found it very difficult to do.

    I was wondering, how...
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    Re: Humour in the Tirukural

    Namaste,

    Here is another that gave me a chuckle:

    Load too many of them, and even peacock feathers
    would break a sturdy cart's axle.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Tantra, Please explain?

    Namaste,

    I have to agree with this. A lot of the popular 'Tantra" that you will find here in the west has been very far removed from what it might have meant originally, and has nothing to do...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    Here is something very beautiful, the Shiva Sahasranama:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iRdzHQqrC4

    I can't put into words how enchanting this one is! Does anyone know where I might...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    Here is another I have been enjoying very much lately! Bhagavan Das - Shiva Shambho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cuy-lHwUZ70.

    Enjoy!
  12. Re: When God helped you - Share your experiences if any.

    Namaste,

    I have found that anytime I sincerely pour my heart out to Lord Shiva, he finds a way to resolve my pain in ways that I could have never thought possible, and ways I never could have...
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    Re: I Got a Tattoo Today!

    Thank you so much IcyCosmic! I am very happy with the way it turned out.
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    Re: Namaste, introductions, a question.

    Namaste, and Welcome!

    I can very much relate to the 'staggering chain of events' which brought us here. Things seem to line up in ways that I could never explain as anything other than divine.
    ...
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    I Got a Tattoo Today!

    Namaste,

    I have been considering getting a tattoo for several months now. I never thought that I would get a tattoo, as I never knew anything that I would want permanently until I found this...
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    Re: Humour in the Tirukural

    Namaste,

    Here is one, in Chapter 17: Avoidance of Envy:

    Goddess Fortune, intolerant of those who cannot tolerate others'
    success, introduces them to her sister, Misfortune, and goes away.
    ...
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    Re: Is hell eternal in hinduism ?

    Namaste,

    In which books can we learn more about all of the lokas and what the soul goes through between births?

    Pranam
  18. Re: Safe hindu practices for the unitiated

    Namaste, and welcome aboard!

    I don't have a lot of answers to your questions, I just wanted to suggest that even though you are eating meat, you can still offer food to god, just not the meat. ...
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    Re: Anyone else like Trevor Hall

    Namaste Aanandinii,

    I am so happy that you like it!! I was absolutely thrilled to find an American artist who is spiritual and works it beautifully into the music. He is a Shakta and has a few...
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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Namaste,

    Agreed, language is constantly evolving. As long as your audience understands what you mean when you say it, I guess it doesn't matter if it is 'officially' a word. There are entire...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    Here's another one I really like, it's called Hara Shiva Shankara, by Jai Uttal. It starts off very slow, then about two minutes in picks up a really jazzy beat, it's different but I...
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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Namaste,

    I have never heard of the word prepone either. In what context would you use that word? So postpone means to put off till the last minute, does that mean prepone would mean to do...
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    Re: Just How Hard on Myself Should I Be?

    Namaste,

    Don't be so hard on yourself. Just be yourself, and work to the best of your abilities to make that self the best you can be. It will be a journey and a transformation, not an...
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    Re: Question about worshipping Krishna

    Namaste Ram, and thank you for sharing the different sects dedicated to Lord Siva. Hinduism is such a vast religion, even each differing sect of Hinduism, the more I learn, the more vast it becomes!...
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    Re: Question about worshipping Krishna

    Namaste Ram, thank you for taking the time to explain. That does make sense. I started noticing that none of Siva's other forms, such as Nataraj or Ardhanarishvara do not seem to have whole sects...
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    Question about worshipping Krishna

    Namaste,

    I have always been curious why so many Vaishnava traditions focus mainly on one incarnation of Lord Vishnu (Krisha) rather than Vishnu himself? I truly hope this is not an ignorant...
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    Re: What is Lakini?

    Namaste,

    I did a little searching, and it appears that it is referring to Lakini Shakti, the name of a goddess who rules one of the chakras. If you look up Lakini Shakti instead of just Lakini...
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    Re: CAN HINDUS EAT THIS?

    Namaste Ram,

    What is it? I must say it does not look very appealing!

    Pranam.
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    Re: Anyone else like Trevor Hall

    Namaste,

    Here is another one, called 'My Baba' also featuring Krishna Das. It is a tribute to Sri Baba Neem Karoli.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojuWia21gI

    Pranam.
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    Anyone else like Trevor Hall

    Namaste,

    I just wanted to share with all of you my absolute favorite American musician. His name's Trevor Hall, and he does mostly acoustic/alternative type music that is very spiritual. He is...
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    Re: Sri Saibaba Temple

    Namaste, and thank you all for sharing your thoughts on this. I am glad that all different viewpoints are being shared, so that we may look at it from all angles.

    So if I am understanding...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    Just wanted to share another favorite: Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach - Mahadeva
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEW1vA4rfIk

    I am ecstatic over the abudance of beautiful music I have been...
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    Re: Devon Ke Dev Mahadev

    Namaste,

    I have really enjoyed watching this show, and I have completed the 10 disc set that I was able to find which has English subtitles (it can be found here:...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste Ram, and thank you for taking the time to translate that for me. I feel I get so much more from listening to and singing the songs when I know the meaning behind the word. I am always...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    I just wanted to share with all of you a song that I have been listening to a lot lately. I will play it in my car to and from work, and after listening to it and singing it for 20 or 30...
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    Re: Sri Saibaba Temple

    Namaste Aanandinii,

    Thank you for the information. It does seem that we are on parallel paths, and whenever I have a question you have something current to share! I do not currently know much of...
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    Sri Saibaba Temple

    Namaste,

    I have come across another temple in my area that I was previously unaware of. It is called the Sri Saibaba Temple Society of Ohio: http://www.srisaimandir.org/Home.aspx. I really do...
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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Namaste,

    I wonder something similar, people sometimes end their posts with pranam or pranams, what is the difference and which is correct?

    Thank you.
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    Re: A Guide for Non-Veg to Go Veg?

    Namaste Webimpulse,

    I would be very interested in checking out your guide. I look forward to its availability.
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    Thank you everyone for your input! I love that song and appreciate it even more now that I understand it a bit better.

    Can we do another one? There is a song called Om Namah Shivaya...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste Seeking,

    I do not know the translation of that song, but I love that one as well, very much. I have actually heard several different versions, so it must be a popular one. Will you share...
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    Re: i want to adopt hinduism.

    Namaste, and thank you for clarifying. I am actually very familiar with the Himalayan Academy, the acronym just didn't click for some reason!
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    Re: i want to adopt hinduism.

    Namaste Eastern Mind,

    What is HA and how does it differentiate between converts and adoptives?

    Pranam.
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    Re: i want to adopt hinduism.

    Namaste,

    Personally to me it doesn't even feel like a conversion, but rather a realization. A conversion implies a change in beliefs, whereas I didn't have to change my belief system to embrace...
  45. Re: Need a small help from all Shiva bhakts here

    Namaste sapansaxena,

    Congratulations on this wonderful news!

    :D
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    Re: An incredible revelation

    Namaste Eric,

    Thank you for sharing this experience with us. I appreciate hearing about your journey.

    I have nothing to add, I just wanted to thank you and wish you well. I look forward to...
  47. Poll: Re: Resources for Learning Sanskrit, the language of the past... and the future!

    Namaste,

    Lately I have been getting great enjoyment out of delving into the Sanskrit language. I am studying a book called Introduction to Sanskrit, part 1, by Thomas Egenes, which I think is...
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    Re: Beginning to Learn Sanskrit

    Namaste Believerji!

    You definitely make a good point there. I do have a tendency to want to learn and figure things out on my own, and that is something that could get in the way of my spiritual...
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    Beginning to Learn Sanskrit

    Namaste,

    I am on a mission to teach myself Sanskrit. I am so intrigued by the language, and ultimately my goal is to read and understand some spiritual texts without relying on someone else's...
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    Re: Good Hindu Fiction?

    Namaste,

    I recently downloaded an ebook onto my Nook that I read about in a newsletter on Hinduism I subscribe to. It is called 'The Immortals of Meluha.' It is the first book in a trilogy...
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