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    Re: Happy Janmashtami 2021!

    Namaste,

    Wishing you all a safe, healthy and happy Janmashtami. May Bhagwan Krishan always watch over you and give you peace.
  2. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste,

    Thank you for describing the European stratification of society.

    Regarding the disrespect shown to EU Commision President, it is a battle of wills - her not letting it go and Erdogan,...
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    DIWALI Stamp in US

    Namaste,

    The US Post Office sells a Diwali 'Forever 55 cent' stamp. Like all other speciality stamps, they will keep printing it ONLY if the demand meets their threshold. Lot of work must have...
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    Re: Interview with an ex-Christian

    Namaste,

    Interesting to hear confessions/observations/introspective deductions of this lady.
    I like the tag lines of having being invaded by the 'religion of peace' and the 'religion of love'....
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    UK MPs on Uyghurs

    Namaste,

    UK parliamentarians appear to be worried about the plight of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and have passed a resolution declaring that China is committing genocide against them. Yet they have never...
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    Re: Sect - Sectarian

    Namaste,


    In Hinduism, since we don't have one established Mandir or religious thought(specific interpretation of scriptures), no group separates itself from anything established to form a sect....
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    Namaste,

    It makes me mad when I hear such stories of foreigners being fleeced but am unable to do anything. Sorry that you were a victim. Bharat is a land of million fake gurus and one has to be...
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    Namaste,

    The point being made here is that most of our orators/writers regurgitate what they have read/heard somewhere. Nothing is from personal experience. So, it is all borrowed/stolen material....
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    How a true devotee Meditates on His name

    Namaste,

    A sufi saint says (Punjabi verse written in Devnagri script),

    औदी याद विच कत्तदी रही हर दम
    खबरे केड़ी वी तंद मंज़ूर होवे

    Approximate translation: Devotee says, 'In His remembrance,...
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    Running with the Baton

    Namaste,

    When we are handed a baton, we can stare at it, admire its workmanship, be enchanted with the color scheme of its outer paint, admire its sturdiness and more. But standing there with a...
  11. Re: Did God create us in his image or did we create God in our image?

    Namaste,



    You got that right; we are all ears. :)



    You got it mostly figured out; why are you torturing yourself then?
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    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Namaste,

    Remembering the countless victims on this International Holocaust Remembrance day.
    1. 10 million killed and many more brutalized and maimed in Congo by the Belgian King Leopold.
    2. 6...
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    Happy Lohri/Pongal/Makar Sankranti

    to all.
  14. Thread: Happy Diwali

    by Believer
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    Re: Happy Diwali

    Namaste,

    Wishing you all a very happy and blessed Diwali/Deepavali.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Organ Transplants

    Namaste,

    Personally, I would not wait for a validation from scriptures or from any humans to justify such donations to prolong other people's lives. What could be better than making 'dana' of your...
  16. Thread: The Donald

    by Believer
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    Namaste, I too want to congratulate my...

    Namaste,

    I too want to congratulate my countrymen and indeed the whole world for getting past the saddest period in the history of our nation, but there are about 71 million souls in our country...
  17. Re: Dadi Janki, leader of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris, departs for heavenly abode

    Namaste,

    Sorry to hear that.
    Any loss of senior leaders of any of the Hindu orders is a loss for all of us. I hope and pray that the Pajapita Brahamkumaris organization will stay strong and...
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    Happy Dussehra

    Namaste,

    Wishing all of you a very happy and blessed Dussehra/Vijayadashmi!

    Pranam.
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    Links to Some History Posts - 1

    Namaste,

    History consists of stories of bygone eras. These stories are not necessarily meant to blame the long dead but to raise the awareness of the present living beings so that the same...
  20. Re: Inspirational teachings on mental strength in Hinduism....

    Namaste,

    Thank you for making a timely post on mental toughness/mental strength/willpower - maansik shakti. It is a must have tool for all beings in order to be able to deal with the daily...
  21. Re: ~*~JanmAshTami ~*~ GokuLAshTami ~*~ Nandotsav ~*~ Special

    Namaste,

    Wishing everyone a very happy Janamashtami.
    May Bhagwan Krishan keep us all safe and healthy.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Hello, All! My Name is Tim.

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    More attacks on Indian owned businesses

    Namaste,

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/24/us/santa-fe-store-vandalized-trnd/index.html#:~:text=The%20restaurant%20India%20Palace%20was,was%20vandalized%2C%20the%20report%20said.
    ...
  24. Thread: Tulsi Gabbard

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    Re: Tulsi Gabbard

    Namaste,

    Thank you for sharing this item. It was heartening to note that the Hindu Students Council organized this effort.

    How we shoot ourselves in the foot? The Indian newspaper which...
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    Muslims converting back to Hinduism

    Namaste,

    Arya Samaj is the only institution which performs 'shuddhi' havans to help muslims convert back to their original Hindu faith. Here are they performing the miracle,
    ...
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    Killing animals for food and more...

    Namaste,

    Here is an explanation of the absence of meat in the Hindu diet,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecCPLt5rE58



    Pranam.
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    Re: Spiritual confusion

    Namaste,

    Transcend, transcend, transcend!
    Transcend all the labels - advaita, dvaita, tri-veta, quad-veta and all else.
    Latch on to the deity(ies) and the scriptures that help you with your...
  28. Thread: Dharmayudha

    by Believer
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    Re: Dharmayudha

    Namaste,



    Sorry I missed this post and did not reply in time.

    Having observed the changes in people over a period of time, it became evident somewhere along the line that we are not fixed in...
  29. Thread: Back to Forum

    by Believer
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    Re: Back to Forum

    Namaste,

    Welcome back.
    I hope it was not the Corona caused cabin fever that made you come back to the forum. :)

    Pranam.
  30. Thread: Dharmayudha

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    Re: Dharmayudha

    Namaste,

    That is an excellent point. To further elaborate on your post, a sattvic person is constantly involved in dharmayudha as the onslaught from the non-sattvic forces of this world is a...
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    Re: Accidents predictions in Kundali.

    Namaste,

    If somebody told me that they could accurately predict the time of accident, mode of travel it would happen in and the extent of my injury, I would run away from that person as fast as I...
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    Re: HOLI CELEBRATIONS

    Namaste,

    Happy Holi. Hope you were able to find like minded people in your city.
    Here is how the Hare Krishna temple in Utah celebrates Holi,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9qqaLi1THM
    ...
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    Re: Namaste - Introduction

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Namaste - Introduction

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Blindfold Yoga and Goat Yoga

    Namaste,

    People fly (or at least try to) with all kinds of emotional support animals to sooth their nerves; why not have goats during yoga to make you calmer?

    Some more oddities,...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste,


    I am not starting a new trend, :) that is how He is honored in our scriptures.


    None that I can think of right now.

    Perhaps someone else will come along to answer your question...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste,



    I could not have said it better.

    The trove of Hindu sacred literature is for reading and reflecting upon. We have to dig into the intricacies of the events without using our puny...
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    Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

    Namaste,

    As a deterrent to trolls, who by the way visit us quite often, the moderators screen the initial posts. As the moderators are busy householders with myriad responsibilities and are also...
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    Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

    Namaste,

    Welcome!

    Pranam.
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    Re: Hi, New to HDF but very glad to be here

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum; looking forward to your inputs and conversations.

    Pranam
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    Unusual Hindi Singers

    Namaste,

    An Afghani and an American team up for these numbers,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALFM5izhr70
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK8OmhmCn3A


    Pranam.
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    Re: Veda is the source of all

    Namaste,

    Interesting!

    Tell us more about your trip - starting point (country/city), points of interest along the way and the end of journey point, ease of travel (train/bus/private taxi), mode...
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    Re: Does God really punish

    Namaste,

    If I may interject and provide a viewpoint,
    In Hinduism, God set in motion this universe and established the law of karma. So, every action good or bad will meet its karmic reaction...
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    Sikhism and Sufism in India

    Namaste,

    Sufism in generally associated with Islam. But at least in India, it was mysticism, both among the adherents of Hinduism and Islam that molded the religious thinking of many people.
    ...
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    Re: How often does one perform puja?

    Namaste,

    The amount of time that you spend on puja, meditation, learning and reciting bhajans, visiting a temple, studying various scriptures, finding and associating with like minded people, all...
  46. Thread: Hello, HDF

    by Believer
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    Re: Hello, HDF

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Pranam.
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    Re: Age of Enlightenment

    Namaste,

    Thanks for educating me.



    That is what I meant when I said that they killed God. By emphasizing that we should trust only the things that we can measure quatitatively and accept...
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    Age of Enlightenment

    Namaste,

    In Europe the time period between 1685 and 1815 is called the Age of Enlightenment. It was during this time frame that the noted scientists and philosophers of the day from all across...
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    Re: Ayurveda and Natural Hygiene

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forum.
    Thanks for all the good information.

    Pranam.
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    The Indian Mutineers

    Namaste,

    The soldiers who rebelled against the British Raj at Sialkot in 1857 were not merely rounded up and executed, they were blown up by a canon. The skull of one of the blown up soldiers was...
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