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    Re: Inspirations

    From Narada Purana

    There are different types of devotion to Vishnu according to the three basic gunas. Sattvika guna is superior, rajasika guna is medium and tamasika guna is inferior. Different...
  2. Responsibility of family members in Hindu Dharma

    Namaste

    I have been thinking about rv2789's situation for a long time. I feel with him (supposing he is male), who took over such a burden.

    I wonder, that he always writes about what he...
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    Re: Tirupati vow- please advise

    Namaste rv2789

    I wish you to come out of your dilemma. You asked God to cure your father, you saw improvement and fulfilled your vow. What should be wrong if one, out of joy, fulfills a plan in...
  4. Re: Vaishanava Organizations/Institutions

    Namaste Nataraj Das

    I confirm all you wrote, it is exactly what I experienced the last years and I decided more or less for the same solution. I attend whenever there is something interesting for...
  5. Re: Where is the source of Sita Ji lifting the Shiva Dhanush during Her childhood?

    Namaste divyanka2111

    I also stumbled accross these ‚lesser known facts about‘ websites and had to realize, that they tell stories which are not from the original Epic.

    The source is just...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    My question referred to Purushottama only, Believer.

    I thought when Rama ist Maryada Purushottama, Krishna could be ??? Purushottama.
    But seems not to be …

    This is for you...
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    Re: Blindfold Yoga and Goat Yoga

    Namaste Believer

    Regarding the oddities

    They travel with their animals, but do not call it peacock or turkey Yoga.

    Pranam
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    Blindfold Yoga and Goat Yoga

    Namaste

    Some time ago I came across the advertisement of a Yoga seller, who invited to a seminar called ‚Blindfold Yoga‘. I learned, Blindfold Yoga is an extreme intensive Yoga. And as this is not...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste Believer,

    you call Rama 'maryada purushottama' and give me the chance to expand my knowledge.

    I know these types of avatar: Purusha, Lila, Guna, Manvantara, Yuga. Furtheron Amsha and...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste

    Yes, Manthara is the one who made Kaikeyi remember Dasharatha’s two boons he had promised her years ago.

    We see, destiny started weaving long before.

    Why didn’t Kaikeyi express the...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste

    There was a curse on Dasharatha. Once he accidentally killed Shravan Kumar, the only son of a couple.
    His father cursed Dasharatha to too experience grief due to the loss of a son and...
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    Re: Essential texts?

    Namaste Porpoise

    Regarding Bhagavatam, herein you will find another Gita – the Uddhava Gita, spoken by Krishna to His friend Uddhava....
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    Re: Advaita v. Dvaita

    Namaste Porpoise

    I've also heard it said that this is about the relationship between Atman and Brahman (same v. different), is this correct?
    Yes, that‘s what Lokavidu said.

    Is there anything...
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    Re: Shvetashvatara upanishad

    Namaste ameyAtmA

    The verse could be a free interpretation of II.8

    The wise man should hold his body steady, with the three upper parts erect, turn his senses, with the help of the mind, toward...
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    Re: Veda is the source of all

    Namaste Believer,

    it was an organized tour by a tourist train, called the Orient Silk Road Express. It started in Almaty, Kasachstan, crossed Uzbekistan with Samarkand, Khiva, Buchara and ended in...
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    Veda is the source of all

    Namaste

    Just coming back from a Silk Road trip I want to share with you what I saw on the outside wall of the Sherdor Madrasa in Samarkand: the Swastika.

    As I was told it is made in the...
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    Re: Age of Enlightenment

    Dear Believer,

    the term ‚age of enlightenment‘ is so misleading. It has nothing to do with ‚light‘. It was an age of obscuration, a glorification of Maya, a deep step into Kali Yuga.

    In French...
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    Alwar's works

    Vanakkam

    Would someone please translate for me these titles of Alwar's works. I find the translation of the works, but the titles are not translated.

    Muthal Tiruvandhadhi
    Irandam...
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    Re: Most detailed book on Lord Hanuman

    Something really rare for you, BhaktiSevak

    https://santhipriya.com/2019/01/the-significance-of-lord-hanuman-s-tail.html

    Pranam
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    Re: Most detailed book on Lord Hanuman

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    I recommend

    The legendary glory of Hanuman by Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia – meanwhile also availabe as a book...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Namaste

    I deleted the post ... a simple nice story, told by a Krishna devotee after singing and playing music on a joyful Sunday feast.

    It is degrading what is made of it. Have fun with brain...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Namaste Jaynarayan

    All what happens in the universe is the will of the Almighty … Krishna.

    Krishna says in Bhagaved Gita

    10.34: I am the all-devouring Death, and I am the origin of those...
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    Khandavaprastha

    Namaste

    For all friends of mythology - an extraordinary imaginative story.

    https://www.boloji.com/articles/1443/khandavadahana

    Enjoy!
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    How Krishna came to the West

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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste Believer

    What I write refers only to my surrounding, all may be different in big cities.

    Most of the Hindus are Tamils from Sri Lanka who came as refugees long ago. They built up a...
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    Re: sri krishna is real not illusion

    Dear Markandeya 108 dasa

    Seems you are overwhelmed by rajas ...

    The difinition of Ishvara varies from darshana to darshana. Your definition may by one of many. Anyhow it is the closed term for...
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    Re: sri krishna is real not illusion

    Namaste

    I do not understand what the advaitic people mean by the word “ God”. We who belong to sanatan hindu dharma prefer to take the name ‘sri Krishna’ so far Gita is concerned. By using “ God”...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste

    We have to distinguish between religion and metaphysics/mysticism. On the religion level we will always find duality - separation. In my near suorroundings we have Tamil temples - the few...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste Markandeya 108 dasa

    I am the last one who would defend Christianity, but moral laws, man made rules and social pressure we find also in Hinduism, we find it in this forum, we find it in...
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    Sampradayas in daily life

    Namaste

    I had to realize that I know nothing about sampradayas thus I have a lot of questions, like

    Are sampradayas important in a Hindu‘s daily life?
    If you meet someone do you ask for...
  31. Re: Shaiva Sampradayas/Traditions - An attempt to List

    Namaste

    Now interested in sampradayas I tried to find out informations on Shaiva sampradayas and google guided me diretly to the forum where Ram11 composed an overview in 2014. He called his work...
  32. Re: The Complete Reference: SUMERIAN EGYPTIAN GODS = HINDU GODS = GREEK ROMAN GODS

    I apologize satchidananda ... my answer was obviously misleading. It was not a correction, but an add on, to show the body of thought of the church and the perverted ideas that are taught ... they...
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste jopmala

    Not I am saying that everythihng and every living entity including lord Brahma and lord Shiva are non different from Vishnu. Everything is manifestation or expansion of lord...
  34. Re: The Complete Reference: SUMERIAN EGYPTIAN GODS = HINDU GODS = GREEK ROMAN GODS

    Namaste satchidananda

    Regarding 'Lucifer got tainted as Dark and his worship got corrupted' I want to add, that Lucifer means 'The bringer (ferre) of light (lux)'. It was the poetical name of...
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    Re: Confusion on terms and languages

    Thank you both!
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    Confusion on terms and languages

    Namaste

    Since long I am confused on terms and languages - the thread of Gurmat Gurvani Veechar has now caused me to ask.

    Following are my examples

    Which language adds a ‚ru‘ at the end?...
  37. Re: The Complete Reference: SUMERIAN EGYPTIAN GODS = HINDU GODS = GREEK ROMAN GODS

    Namaste

    There is a deity mentioned Baphomet, He is a horned God similar to Pashupati, the horned God of the Indus Valley.

    Baphomet meanwhile is demonizated by Christians. ...
  38. Thread: Nidra Devi

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    Nidra Devi

    Namaste

    A good night story for those who like to sleep

    https://paragraje.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/nidradevis-revenge-why-laxman-laughed

    Pranam
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste

    Nimbarka and Madhva in Bhavishya Purana

    1.5 The Prediction of Nimbarka Acharya
    [From the 7th chapter of the Pratisarga Parva.]

    The sun god, being pleased by the praise of the...
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste again … I‘m overrun by passion … there is an endless ocean of information.

    Brahma is a Vaishnava

    Brahma had experienced the sight of Lord Vishnu sleeping on the back of Ananta...
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    Re: vaishnava sampradaya

    Namaste jopmala

    I dealt with your interesting question and learned a lot. This is what I found out.

    Since for Vaishnavas Vishnu is the source of the universe Brahma, His sons and Shiva are a...
  42. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    Namaste Siddharth

    There is no cookbook for the spiritual path. There is no best way and no easiest way like the best or easiest way to come from one place to the other.

    I am not getting rid of...
  43. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Dear Viraja,

    the term ‚sin‘ always makes me suspicious … thus I read about Karna’s death in Karna Parva 91. Krishna is talking about ‚virtue‘, Krishna does not use the word sin. Krishna does not...
  44. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Dear Viraja,

    This is a slightly differend version of the Karna myth - connected with Karnaprayag.

    Krishna realized that Karna could not be killed as he was protected by Dharma Devi due to his...
  45. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Namaste

    One of my instructive parts of Mahabharata is to be found in Udyoga Parva.

    King Shalya, on his way to fight on the side of the Pandavas, thought to be welcomed by the Pandavas but had...
  46. Re: why even the great acharyas have different view of God?

    Namaste

    They are mystics, philosophers, great souls. This is why their teachings are called ‚darshana‘ – their respective view, their interpretation of the mystery.

    In Hinduism (as opposed to...
  47. Re: Are our souls eternal like that of Brahman or created by Brahman?

    Namaste

    For all who are interested in complexity of creation according to the Veda, I recommend the following awesome work.

    I Conception of God arising in Vedic Literature
    The Aitareya...
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    Re: 4 things - Japa, Tapa,

    Namaste timetraveler

    This is an interesting question ...

    In Bhagavad Gita XVII.27 Krishna mentions three - sacrifice, penance, charity

    yajñe tapasi dāne cha sthitiḥ sad iti chochyate
    karma...
  49. Re: I now undoubtedly accept that Earth is flat (According to Vedas)

    Namaste markandeya 108 dasa

    Access to the scriptures and their interpretation are different for each individual. Equally diverse is the assignment of divine beings to the chakras.

    From...
  50. Re: I now undoubtedly accept that Earth is flat (According to Vedas)

    Namaste

    Reading Agni Purana I found a flat earth mentioned - albeit in a different context

    Destruction

    Periodically pralayas (destructions) take place. A destruction comes at the end of four...
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