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  1. Re: How to forget some painful deep rooted memories?

    There are mental and physical scars. We should learn to live with them. Sometimes the mental hurt more. She should not waste her life living through the eyes of her mom. You can't have everyone like...
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    Re: Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA

    I think MMA is exciting to watch. Now some people may call it b.s. but the reason there are rules in the sport is to avoid serious injury. Training in it does help one to defend oneself. In MMA...
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    Re: Meeting Other Hindus

    There's this meetup site. There are like various groups there of people who want to meet up and continue to meet up over long periods, whether muslim, wiccan, philosophy, whatever.
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    Re: I Don't Want Another Life

    Just take it easy. There are alot of scriptures and the like to read if you care to read them, just do what you can. The Bhagavad Gita to me was always a good read and it is also short and clear....
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    Re: NY Times on Yoga

    Interesting. I have the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Satchidananda. I did not know he did this. The article does seem to reflect positively on the asanas. Maybe I should start doing them to get my...
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    Re: Govt to make ‘insulting’ Gandhi a crime

    I believe that it was this practice that inspired Martin Luther King in the U.S.

    I do not believe in censor however. Say someone unearthed something about someone who the law says a negative...
  7. Re: Has anyone read the Mahabharata in its entirety?

    I have not read the whole Mahabharata but I do think there is a free version you can get on kindle, the Ganduli one, which I also have physically.
  8. Re: Hindus await LDS apology on Gandhi's proxy baptism

    When I read this I was wondering why these guys are reaching so much. I don't think it much effects the destiny of the deceased, but it does sort of mar who they were [to people interested in...
  9. Hindus await LDS apology on Gandhi's proxy baptism

    Anyone aware of this stuff with the LDS Church baptizing the ancestors of people who were Hindu? What are your thoughts?
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  10. Thread: Gold

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    Re: Gold

    India really has that much of the world's gold? Reading the Mahabharata there's alot of gold given here and there with animals decked in it, coins made with it, and weapons decorated with it.
  11. Re: CNN Hero Narayanan Krishnan: A True Karma Yogi

    Maybe there should not just be one hero and all should share in the glory. ;)
  12. Re: Anti-Hindu elements try to break Sri Hanuman Idol

    Is Chopra comparable to the New Agers you find in the Western Occult community?
  13. Re: Anti-Hindu elements try to break Sri Hanuman Idol

    Imagine that, people claiming to adhere to what they do not follow.
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    Re: Words in Verses 10-11 in Katha Upanisad

    Good stuff, thanks.
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    Re: Words in Verses 10-11 in Katha Upanisad

    Yes, as Naciketas noted in verse 2: "'Joyless' are those worlds called, to which a man goes who gives them as gifts." Now is this the reason why he asked about himself to his father thrice, perhaps...
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    Re: Aliens in scripture?

    I think there was a part in the Adi Parva with a city flying in the sky. I'm not sure what the event was.
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    Re: Words in Verses 10-11 in Katha Upanisad

    Since I brought it up, about him being disembodied, why would Naciketas ask about the transition, that is, what happens after death when he is in the after death?
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    Re: Words in Verses 10-11 in Katha Upanisad

    I don't get what you mean here. I cannot read the original language. My translation has for the first verse: "Usan [this means desirous? - something to do with his sacrifice?], the son of Vajasravas,...
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    Re: How does one find a guru

    Thanks for those references. It would be interesting to see how they were accepted socially.
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    Words in Verses 10-11 in Katha Upanisad

    In these 2 verses Naciketas reveals to Yama his 1st wish which is to have his father's anger cooled and to be released from Yama's grasp. Yama says Asan will be restless seeing his son returned from...
  21. Re: Katha Upanishad: discrepancy in English translations?

    The good, which is beneficial, and the gratifying both bind according to v. 1 ch. 2, though the former leads to what is good and the latter does not lead to the goal. The wise choose the former [v....
  22. Re: Katha Upanishad: discrepancy in English translations?

    Syvedi40 said that the K. U. does not clearly say how Naciketas could go to Yama's house. In ch. 2 v. 12-13 Yama says to whom his house is open. I'm not sue if Naciketas grasped this doctrine before...
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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    I think that's a good idea too with perhaps a concordance dictionary of some sort so that you can look at the context in which a word appears to see what may be best.
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    Re: English translations

    I liked The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi. I can't compare translations accuracy however.
  25. Re: Katha Upanishad: discrepancy in English translations?

    Does this part in the 2nd chapter have something to do with a solution?

    "The word that all the Vedas disclose; the word that all austerities proclaim; seeking which people live student lives;...
  26. Re: Katha Upanishad: discrepancy in English translations?

    Thanks for posts 15-16 yajvan. I'm trying to understand the Katha U. now.
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    Re: Clearly advanced yogi?

    I've read in the Mahabharat about munis living on air. I'm not sure if it meant they went without food but it certainly sounded like it. I cannot recall if mention was made also of their living off...
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    Re: Spousal Abuse and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.

    Is there a Vedic injunction where the husband is obliged to have sex with his wife when she is fertile?
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    Re: ātman - Stretched Out

    In the Katha U. it is stated near the end of chapter 2, "Sitting down, he roams afar. Lying down, he goes everywhere." It appears as if this means the atman extends beyond the physical body.
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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    It sounds like you expect all people to read Sanskrit [personally I'm horrible with languages]. This is reasoning I've seen with muslims who believe the quran should only be read in Arabic. However,...
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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    Thanks for this informative post. My first book of Upanishads contained 13 but some of them had portions removed. So I got another translation of them which had 12 complete Upanishads and this one...
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    Re: Scripture on a Deserted Island

    Since the Bhagavad Gita is in the Mahabharat I'd take the Mahabharata, but it will have to have a nice, what do they call it spine?, so that the pages won't fall apart and it's durable. :)
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    Re: How does one find a guru

    Earlier in the thread a poster had a preference for a female guru and I'm familiar with religious practices that tend to be patriarchical, with gender seperation [like some muslims do when they...
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    Re: How does one find a guru

    Okay sounds cool. Do you know any examples in the scriptures where there is no gender bias, specifically some female guru with students of any sex.
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    Re: Hinduwisdom.info

    The site looks great. Thanks.
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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Doesn't the brachmacharya practice lend one to have sexual intercourse in order to procreate? In the Mahabharata Arjuna was supposed to be a brachmacharin for 12 years after coming upon Yudhisthira...
  37. Thread: Photography

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    Re: Photography

    Nice. That first lightning storm looks cool and the Andhra sunset looks good too. I want to take some bananas from those banana carriers.
  38. Re: What type of Hinduism would this be considered?

    Kallol I think you raise some good points and Gandhi's Bhagavad Gita translation/commentary has been good for me.
  39. Re: What type of Hinduism would this be considered?

    Is this one report versus how many others?
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    Re: How does one find a guru

    Is this applicable to both sexes that the guru's gender does not matter?
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    Re: The 5th Veda - Mahabharata

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    Do you think section 98 of the adi Parva also has relevance to this where it is stated that, "This [Bharata] is equal unto the Vedas: it is holy and excellent. It bestoweth wealth, fame, and...
  42. Re: WHO IS THE BEST DHARMIC PERSON IN MAHABHARATA?

    Is this the rishi Narada who told the Pandavas the story of the brothers Sunda and Upasunda?
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