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  1. Thread: Maha Shivratri

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    Re: Maha Shivratri

    I am a great devotee of Shiva, and I will be going to the temple this evening, I will try my best to worship Shiva and try and meditate for a longer period of time- chanting 'Om namay Shivaya,...
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    Re: Vaikuntha is not eternal [Explained]

    There are countless Vaikuntha's though- this is where it can be confusing- Vaikuntha's within the Causal Ocean that gets destroyed after trillions and trillions of Kalpas, like Buddha Amithaba- which...
  3. Missing Vishnu book/cosmology purana translation

    Hi,

    I am looking for a book on exoticindiaarts.com, it is over 770 pages, I think
    it's a red book, it
    costs £34- I had a look at the content page- it
    definitely included
    brahman effulgence...
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    Re: Some thoughts on loka-s

    There are many planets beyond our comprehension- only Sri Hari and Mahavishnu know them as they are bigger than the uncountable number of planets that they eminate.
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    Re: Being saved by God

    Another point- Brahmacharya can save too, if one does not discharge he can save himself from tragic stuff, laws of God/Manu.
  6. Thread: Samadhi

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    Re: Samadhi

    One who is a master has reached the spiritual region of satlok and can guide his sadhaks to that level.
  7. Thread: Prajapati

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    Re: Prajapati

    From what I've read from a few sources there are acetics who are not under the creation of 'Brahma,' and are even older than him- as Vishnu showed him when he thought he was the oldest person.
  8. Re: To be Absorbed in the Devotion of KUNDALINI ENERGY is the Grace of the Lord.

    Is satlok the equvalent of spiritual realm?
  9. Thread: Brahmacharya

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    I am motivated by the fact that the urdhavereta's bliss is literally more than a zillion times greater in quality and unlimited in quantity, that puts paid to the few seconds of sexual bliss when one...
  10. Thread: Brahmacharya

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    At least my waking state has been good so far- I am feeling less guilty, but am still getting over the amount of times I used to masturbate as a teenager. I think a big breakthrough will be...
  11. Thread: Brahmacharya

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Arjuna was also able to defeat the celestials due to his brahmacharya. Bishma also was able to defeat Parasurama because of his strict vow in celibacy. Viswamitra was so powerful after 10 years of...
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    Re: Twice Born or dvija

    I would say one who is practising brahmacharya now regrets his previous habits of masturbation and now with firm determination promises not to fall in this pleasurable vice again!
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    Re: What is the goal of life?

    [quote=isavasya;47901]Another thing ananda should not be tranlated as bliss, it should be translated as peace, calmness , shanti. And there is nothing called grandeur in state of moksha. Next are we...
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    Re: What is the goal of life?

    Actually, there is even more- above the brahman is sada-shivaloka- and this bliss is far greater than the infinite brahman- devotees there spit at impersonal liberation is disgust- still, even...
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    Re: What is the goal of life?

    I must respectfully disagree, I thought years ago as a child Indra's heaven was the only place, but as I matured and deepened my reading, I realised that there are many lokas above Indra,...
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    Re: What is the goal of life?

    Yes- but this is still a prelimerary stage- compared with brahman this happiness would appear 'tasteless,' and what to speak of even higher levels like sada-shivaloka and the spiritual world.
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    Re: What is the goal of life?

    Unlimited bliss seems to be the goal of most- but unfortunately many do not get it- and even then, there are many levels of unlimited bliss, and the quality and knowledge would therefore be far...
  18. Thread: Brahmacharya

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Thanks for the advice, why was he banned?
  19. Thread: Brahmacharya

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    Brahmacharya

    Is it possible to reach a stage where one does not have wet dreams/erections? I heard that if one wants to reach samadhi even a wet dream is a break, I don't want to lose any semen, I hear it is very...
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    Re: LORd SIVA : A Gaudiya Vaisnava Perspective

    In one translation it (brhg bhagvamitra) said after holding the position of Shiva for a thousand births, one becomes a vaisnava- engages in bhakti and attains Visnu-loka, if so, it just shows the...
  21. Thread: Meditation

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    Meditation

    During meditation I want to experience a higher state of consciousness- and hence have taken to brahmacharya. I experience wet dreams sometimes, does this have a big effect on my level of...
  22. Thread: Continence

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    Re: Continence

    Yes I agree, I was terribly unfortunate to have a re-lapse a couple of days ago, and believe me I felt awful, and a feeling of helplessness and craving for that orgasm.
    I would urge you to visit...
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    Re: two months of intensive meditation

    Are you practising celibacy also?
  24. Re: When I have sex I lose consciousness for 3 days!

    I have been celibate (well not at the subtle level) for over a year. As one guy @celibacy.info bluntly put it;

    'wanking destroys the mind, and leaves one feeling empty. One should only use his...
  25. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    That is correct in a sense, but even if one could resist and control the dream in sleep, this is an advanced stage- which shows that one has good control over lust and desire.
  26. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    [quote=atanu;26420]

    Dear Atmaram,



    . But alas, you seem to have your constant attention on your virya (i am sure because of its constant loss) Mahesvara is summit of all summits and...
  27. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    Does this mean Shiva consciousness is more elavated than Mahavatar Babaji? But when we say 'pure bliss,' is this the bliss of brahma sukra, because Lord Shiva also chants the name of Lord Rama, so he...
  28. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    If one has attained to Shiva consciousness- he gets to taste the bliss of Shivaloka, so attaining Nirvakalpa samadhi is blissful, but to get past brahmic bliss to Narayana/Krsna bliss is yet...
  29. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    Lord Shiva is also known as an Urdhaverata- one who has complete sublimation of semen, but as the spiritual world is even beyond, it would be safe to assume they have also conquered kamadeva.
  30. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    I have read other posts- Gita and Bhagavatam both state Krsna as the supreme goal, whoever worships the demigods goes to their planets, but whoever worships me comes to my planet.
  31. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    You are talking about mayavadis here, who just focus on brahman/spirit/void. Samadhi is relative, I just looked at a youtube video, and a Vaishnava lecture was explaining how even liberation can also...
  32. Thread: lord shiva

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    Re: lord shiva

    Lord Shiva is given a higher position than Lord Brahma, but his realm is said to be marginal, between the spiritual and material creation. It is not disrespecting to call him a demigod, he is the...
  33. Thread: I am a Vaishnava

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    Re: I am a Vaishnava

    Vaishnavas also do not have illicit sex or masturbate- they are meant to gradually reach the stage of Urdhaverata.
  34. Thread: Urdhvareta

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    Re: Urdhvareta

    We can, with grace. I do hope to beat my year record +. I am gradually feeling good.
  35. Thread: No Room for Hell

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    Re: No Room for Hell

    Yes this is right- I must also stress the need for purity- contol of mind and sexual desire, this will save you from naraka, as well as giving you good quality of life on earth and in your next life....
  36. Thread: Urdhvareta

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    Urdhvareta

    I read that it takes 12 years, but this is an incredibally difficult task. Also one has to transcend the astral state, which is far more difficult, anyone else finding this hard, I am trying very...
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    Re: Revisitng Turīya: Why Pursue?

    I heard Brahmacharya is necessary to get into turiya.
  38. Thread: No Room for Hell

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    Re: No Room for Hell

    I was told Hell is right here on Earth- especially when you commit sexual sin.
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    Re: AWAKENED KUNDALINI ENERGY

    Well from what I've heard one can't allow any sexual loss of sperm in order for the kundalini to be awakened. It is normally given by a guru through 'shaktipat.'
    Below enlightened masters you have...
  40. Thread: Shiva Dwesha

    by Atman
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    Re: Shiva Dwesha

    Interesting point- but where it is said without the senses, it is talking material senses- otherwise Phabupada wouldn't have mentioned spiritual senses and dimensions of the atman 1/10,000 part of a...
  41. Thread: Shiva Dwesha

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    Re: Shiva Dwesha

    Aye, I think I pay more than enough attention than most people (take the hint). I think you must be referring to mayavadi philosophy/impersonalism. If atman was devoid of senses, why is there so...
  42. Thread: Shiva Dwesha

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    Re: Shiva Dwesha

    A body that expands into spiritual bliss- it is said again by Prabupada that the soul does have dimensions- which includes eyes, nose face etc.

    Not to have a boundary, naturally true happiness...
  43. Thread: Shiva Dwesha

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    Re: Shiva Dwesha

    As a follower of Hara Krsna Philosophy, I do not consider 'formlessness,' or soul to be the highest goal. Those are for Buddhist/mayavadi sects. I do agree that atman is meaningful, but in various...
  44. Thread: Shiva Dwesha

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    Re: Shiva Dwesha

    If they are both equal why is Vishnu's paradise higher- and in various texts Shiva is quoted as saying he and Lord Brahma with other saints always yearn to go there.
    I think the analogy of the...
  45. Thread: Shiva Dwesha

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    Re: Shiva Dwesha

    Shiva is also a devotee of Krsna- he meditates on him and protects Vrindavana.
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    Website relating to Vrindavana

    I forgot the webpage, but the author said something like 'how can I describe the glories of the spiritual world fully in a few paragraphs on this site, even the opulences of millions and millions of...
  47. Thread: Hinduism pdf

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    Hinduism pdf

    This pdf Hinduism describes an intriging analysis of bliss relating to the Upanishads- and has the word Vaikuntha in it- I can't seem to find it, where can I get it?
  48. Thread: God in Puranas

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    God in Puranas

    I was searching for this in the index of the 16 Hindu Puranas, there is one story where God spoke to the other devas, and told them not to worry, but it didn't specify which one- and then they went...
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    Re: The terrible Bhishma!!

    It's trying to say that by Brahmacarya one can not be killed- even by the Lord of Death. No ordinary mortal could survive so many arrows pierced through his body. It was also said Ahbiymanu had sex...
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    Re: Demigods and Krishna

    http://www.pranami.org/index.shtml I don't know much about this organisation- but some parts are in accordance with the Bhagvatam.
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