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    Re: Mantra for Kalki Avatar?

    Thanks for your reply. I was looking for something like "Om Shree ... namah", but I don't know which grammatical form of the word "Kalki" is to be filled in. :dunno:
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    Mantra for Kalki Avatar?

    Namaste,
    could you tell me the mantra for Kalki Avatar? Thanks!
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    Re: Isha Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita

    Thanks for your answers! :)
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    Re: Sri Ganesha Festival 2014

    My favourite is Ganesha with the cute little rat on his belly.
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    Isha Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita

    I read a version of the Isha Upanisad / Isopanishad with a strongly theistic interpretation, which didn’t suit me. Looking for alternatives, I found various translations of the Isha Upanishad, among...
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    Bhagavad Gita 17.05-06

    Those who undergo severe austerities and penances not recommended in the scriptures, performing them out of pride, egotism, lust and attachment, who are impelled by passion and who torture their...
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    Re: How to pay your bills...

    In fact, European monasteries have been brewing beer for centuries. It was an acceptable food for Lent.

    I don't like beer, anyway.
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    Re: Namaste from Scotland

    A warm welcome from Germany! :hug:
  9. Re: Something new to discuss - The Prophecy of a Golden Age in Kali Yuga

    In the interpretation of the Hare Krishnas, the Golden Age IMHO is related to the appearance of Chaitanya, who founded Gaudiya Vaishnavism by speading the chanting of Hare Krishna in the bhakti...
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    Re: Wanting to convert to hinduism

    Supposedly the most widespread text of Hinduism is the Bhagavad Gita, a dialogue between Krishna and his friend Arjuna, during which Krishna reveals himself as God. You may find cheap versions at...
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    Re: Wanting to convert to hinduism

    Namaste,
    I'm a beginner too but first of all Hinduism has three main branches: worshippers of Vishnu and his avatars like Rama and Krishna (Vaishnava), worshippers of Shiva (Shaivas) and worshippers...
  12. Dumb questions: Chanting Hare Krishna and believing in Shankara?

    Namaste,

    can one chant Hare Krishna and at the same time study Shankara's philosophy? Or is one obliged to a tradition (such as, for example, Gaudiya Vaishnava), with the "obligation" to accept...
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    Isha Upanishad

    Namaste,

    I have two translations of the Isha Upanishad. One version relates to Krishna and the other to the Self. Could you help me for a better understanding of the issue? Which translation...
  14. Re: Bhagavad Gita of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

    Namaste,

    well, I know that I’m an amateur :o, but I’ve been interested in Hinduism for 16 years now. I started with a translation in my native language, German, then I read Prabhupada’s “Bhagavad...
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    What is the plural of namaste?

    Hello,

    Could you answer me what is the plural of namaste? I suppose te is singular as it is in Latin.

    Thanks.
  16. Bhagavad Gita of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

    Namaste,

    has anyone of you read the Bhagavad Gita of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, entitled God Talks With Arjuna? Would you recommend it?

    Thanks for your answers.
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    Change title of thread, please.

    Dear Admins, in the title of the thread,

    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=12749

    please change the word 'nangah to anangah.

    Thank you.
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    Name and story of a god?

    Namaste,

    what's the name and story of this god who rides a tiger? Ebay labels him as "Krishna", who he IMHO clearly isn't.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/13692127485_5bc4bd5502_o.jpg
    ...
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    Bija Mantra

    Dear forum,

    what are bija mantras? I learned that they are "seed" mantras and that they cannot be translated. But what are they the "seed" of?

    Thanks in advance.
  20. Re: Klim kama-devaya vidmahe, pushpa-banaya dhimahi, tanno 'nangah pracodayat

    Thanks, devotee.

    Is this mantra related to Krishna or Chaitanya in any way?
  21. Klim kama-devaya vidmahe, pushpa-banaya dhimahi, tanno 'anangah pracodayat

    Dear forum,

    what is the meaning of this mantra: Klim kama-devaya vidmahe, pushpa-banaya dhimahi, tanno anangah pracodayat?

    Thanks in advance.
  22. Klim Krishnaya Govindaya Gopijana Vallabhaya Swaha

    Dear forum,

    what information can you give me about the mantra: Klim Krishnaya Govindaya Gopijana Vallabhaya Swaha? Like, what is the translation and when is it used?

    Thanks :)
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    Souls, gender, sarupya

    I learned that one may achieve the liberation called sarupya; to achieve a body like that of the Lord (Vishnu). Does that mean that the primordial state of all souls is male? Are there no women in...
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    Re: Lord Krishna's Childhood

    Krishna’s childhood is narrated in the Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) in the Tenth book.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagavata_Purana

    Supposedly the most widespread version of is...
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    Re: Worshipping Radha - yes or no?

    I know but Radhe Krishna Radhe Shyam seems to come from Nimbarka's tradition.

    http://sriradhabhakti.org/ - The mantra is on their website.
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    Re: Worshipping Radha - yes or no?

    Shree Rama to me seems a "man"/God of exemplary fulfillment of duties. I'm afraid of not fulfulling high standards as Rama seems to embody for me.
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    Worshipping Radha - yes or no?

    Namaste,

    I was told that the Hare Krishna mantra addresses Radha and Krishna but that one should not worship Them until one is really experienced. (When I recite the Hare Krishna mantra then...
  28. BG 4.16 - Is the Supreme originally manifest or originally formless?

    Namaste, I'm looking for an explanation of Bhagavad Gita verse 4.6. To my limited understanding, some commentators like Shankara suggest that the Highest / Krishna is originally unmanifest and...
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    Why prescribed number of japa rounds?

    I'm into the Hare Krishna mantra but I don't feel alright when doing it on japa. A religious group prescribes 16 rounds of japa but I have a hard time achieving just one. I also like mantras like Om...
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    What about Upendra?

    In a book named Srimad Bhagavatamrita I read about a god named Upendra, but I couldn't find anything on the net. Please give me some information about Upendra.
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    Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 11 and 12

    I purchased a set of Srimad Bhagavatam. The set contains up to canto 10. Why is this so and where can I get Cantos 11 and 12 from?
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    Role of female goddesses, energies?

    Can somebody explain to me the concept of why the female consorts to gods are their "energies" and what are the implications of this? I guess I'm too much affected by Christianity and the scientific...
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    Re: Hare and Hara also E and A

    I used to think that "Hare Krishna" refers to Vishnu, Rama and Krishna, but I read that the Hare Krishna mantra refers to Radha and Krishna. Is that grammatically possible? (I read in the Bhagavatam...
  34. What is the moral lesson of the Nrsimha story?

    Dear users,

    I recently read the 7th canto of the Bhagavatam. Maybe it's the illustrations that confused me but I have trouble to draw the moral lesson out of it. What can we "learn" from it? That...
  35. Re: What is the first Shankara's book to be read?

    Shankara's Bhagavad Gita commentary.
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    Shankara invocation

    The Hare Krishna's start bhajan session with an invocation of their leader. I don't like to do so and therefore I'd like to know whether there is an opening prayer (Shankara invocation?) in Advaita...
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    Re: The Quotes about Evangelist

    Evangelist can refer to:

    * one of the Four Evangelists, the authors of the canonical Christian Gospels in the New Testament
    * a Christian who explains his or her beliefs to a non-Christian and...
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    Damodarastakam

    I learned that the song Damodarastakam is to be sung in the month of Kartik. How long does this month take?
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    Arati for beginners

    Namaste, I'm looking for an explanation of arati. (is it a song? Is it the name of the ceremony? etc.) and a how-to perform it for beginners.
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    Position of Guru (blind faith)

    Namaste,

    I'm trying to figure out the position of the guru. I learned that the guru is a representative of God, but does that mean that he has equal position to God?
    If a guru makes statements on...
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    Meaning of Rama mantra

    Sri Rama Rama Rameti, Rame Rame Manorame;
    Sahasrenama tattulyam, Rama Nama Varanane

    What does the mantra mean?
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    Questions about Adi Shankara

    (How) does Advaita Vedanta actually respond to achinta bheda abheda tattva? I think it's a logical fallacy it's saying A=B and A is not B at the same time. You can conclude anything and nothing from...
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