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    The Devi Suktam (RV 10.125)

    Namaste,

    I wish to direct attention to this, because a casual internet search for "Devi Suktam" will result in references to the Aparajitastuti (DM 5.9-82).
    While there is nothing wrong with...
  2. Re: Kamya bhakti - A valid path that will eventually lead to god

    Namaste,

    It is peculiar how sneaky pride can be; so many read through descriptions of the various paths, and never want to be the "poor student"- they say to themselves, "I will take that path...
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    Re: The Holographic Priniciple: THoughts?

    Namaste follower12,

    You are most welcome, it has worked for me ;)

    As for your question- your understanding is basically correct, "Maha-" meaning "great" and "Para-" meaning "beyond, highest,...
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    Re: The Holographic Priniciple: THoughts?

    Namaste follower12,

    I have occasionally had the "italics" problem on forums before, unfortunately the best I can tell you is to type all out as normal, then select afterwards only what you wish to...
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    Re: The Holographic Priniciple: THoughts?

    Namaste follower12,

    I am glad there is more clarity; perhaps with also a better understanding of your thoughts concerning science and religion (and how you differentiate between religion and...
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    Re: The Holographic Priniciple: THoughts?

    Namaste follower12,

    I humbly ask that you please re-read my post, and note that it is the absence of conflict with my devotion that I mention.

    As for what it means to me, perhaps it is worth...
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    The Holographic Priniciple: THoughts?

    Namaste,

    As some members are already aware, there has never been any conflict for me between my devotion to Devi, and the scientific method;
    there has been lately some news blurbs concerning...
  8. Re: Should I totally give up on our Hindu religion ?

    Namaste,

    Although there has been plentiful helpful replies already, and most likely the OP is no longer following this thread, I cannot help but be reminded of the merchant Samadhi's tale in the...
  9. Re: DEVI MAHATMYAM SUGGESSTIONS? ( DURGA SAPTASHATI/CHANDI PATHA )

    Namaste Ram11,

    I am pleased to have been of help; I have not read the other work you mentioned, but the preview available on Google Books is interesting-
    it seems to be an effort to make the...
  10. Re: Hindu Deity's and their effects. Seperating Reality from Superstition.

    **Edit: I see there has been good discussion since I pressed the reply button, bear in mind there were no replies when I started typing! ;) **

    Namaste Spirit Seeker,

    I will answer only from my...
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    Re: JaiMaaDurga has issue needs help

    Namaste,

    My most sincere thanks to ShivaFan and satay for the assistance- perhaps I am not posting very often lately, but I certainly value the opportunity!

    PS The new forum look is nicely...
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    Re: Happy Birthday!

    Namaste satay,

    An auspicious number indeed- many thanks for 9 years of HDF and best wishes for the future!

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Practical Neutrality

    Namaste Icy,

    To address this from purely practical perspective and in light
    of your elaboration- a goodly part of the difficulty is already overcome,
    though it may not seem so; that is, you have...
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    Re: Approaching Materials?

    Namaste Icy,

    You have answered your own question- yet one thing remains:
    regardless of intention or preparation, each totality of circumstance must be met "as it is": no more, no less. If one...
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    Re: Approaching Materials?

    Namaste,

    Let's say, for an example, I am sitting here with one hundred light bulbs,
    also one hundred chocolate bars, and one hundred bandages.
    I enjoy being able to see at night; I enjoy the...
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    Re: Your plan to honor Devi?

    Namaste,

    I have been instructed not to share details, but this year will be a special one!

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Reveling as Self

    Namaste,

    "The veil-
    Under the veil-
    Beyond the veil-

    Who else?"

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Reveling as Self

    Namaste,

    "Three worlds in a puddle."

    JAI MATA DI
  19. Re: Would you accept the fruits of sadhana from such devotees?

    Namaste,

    It boils down to the overall effect observed from exposure to what is
    offered- first is observing the general effect on others at large, second
    observing the effect on myself- is the...
  20. Thread: 108

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    Re: 108

    Namaste,

    I remember an earlier thread in which 108 was discussed; one more
    interesting coincidence- the average distance between the ears is said
    to be 6 inches, while the average distance from...
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    Re: The Divine Feminine in the Hindu tradition

    Namaste,

    Perhaps not surprisingly, I have contemplated overlong on how best to
    answer John's question- and therefore have found other members already
    addressing points which would have found...
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    Re: Critical thinking...

    Namaste,

    Not too long ago, I was presented with such a learning experience
    as yajvan describes- an acquaintance sent me a link to a page in which
    Shaktism is presented as the lowest level of...
  23. Re: Tripura Bhairavi the goddess of transcendence

    Namaste,

    This may seem somewhat cryptic to some, but hopefully reflection
    will increase clarity- fellow Shaktas will likely have less trouble.

    Her flame allows no shadows- one's closest enemy...
  24. Re: DEVI MAHATMYAM SUGGESSTIONS? ( DURGA SAPTASHATI/CHANDI PATHA )

    Namaste Ram116040,

    My apologies for the delay in replying.

    The one you mention is indeed beautiful and simple, and if one is not
    in need of commentary, has the advantage of being small in...
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    Re: Active members

    Namaste,

    As yajvan says, there is much to be said for quality over quantity;
    and in view of this age of short attention spans and expectation of
    instant gratification, it is rare that one finds...
  26. Re: DEVI MAHATMYAM SUGGESSTIONS? ( DURGA SAPTASHATI/CHANDI PATHA )

    Namaste Ram116040,

    I am assuming you are asking for English translation.

    There are several translations with commentary available-
    my humble suggestion would be to avail yourself of more than...
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    Re: SHAKTA/Shaktism TRADITIONS?

    Namaste,

    Since you have asked "do not copy n paste from Wikipedia",
    might I ask what knowledge of Shakta sampradayas you are already
    aware of? It is easier to fill gaps in knowledge when one...
  28. Thread: Shakti

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    Re: Shakti

    Namaste,

    I must apologize for not being as active here, but much thanks
    for the answers already given; it is always good to see both people
    wanting to know more about Devi, and people who are...
  29. Thread: Devi Durga

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    Re: Devi Durga

    Namaste,

    Many thanks for the question- and for such detailed and thoughtful replies
    offering two different, but not contradictory, perspectives on the question.

    I will not elaborate as to how...
  30. Re: origin of life(pushing non anthropocintricism to the limit

    Namaste,

    An interesting thread; without proceeding into a lengthy discussion of
    the three main flavors of the anthropic principle, I did wish to remind
    that entropy is reduced only locally, and...
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    Re: Durga Sapt Shati reading procedure.

    Namaste,

    Thanks to Ramesh for the answer I was feeling upon reading the question,
    yet could not think to word properly at the time.

    If one is not willing to trust material wealth in the hands...
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    Re: Goddess Mantras

    Namaste Ciel Fleur,

    I must as always claim no special knowledge or expertise, only my own
    perspective as a Shakta, take my words as only that, no more and no less.

    As you are newly drawn to...
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    Re: Spiritual Experiences

    Namaste,

    Indeed, Believer's words are valuable; while those who plunge headlong into
    whatsoever attracts them without hesitation or second a thought do not
    grasp what being a human and not an...
  34. Thread: Namaskar

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    Re: Namaskar

    Namaste sagar,

    Welcome to HDF, and may your time here prove beneficial; there is
    much here of value.

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Sonia Gandhi Temple

    Namaste,

    As a Shakta, after seeing the picture, all I can say is-
    I wish there was a :facepalm: option in the "smilies"..

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Games of Ancient India

    Namaste,

    How about Moksha Patam?

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Animal Reactions

    Namaste,

    This reminds me that animals, possessing senses that are not tuned
    specifically to the ranges that are the norm for humans, are thereby
    not fooled by those who present one face to the...
  38. Re: New Year Resolutions for a Householder Sadhak

    Namaste,

    Perhaps to recognize the Divine in that which is not pleasing; a beautiful
    sunrise is easy, while a badly stubbed toe may not be ;)

    JAI MATA DI
  39. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste Padma,

    It is always a pleasure to welcome a fellow Shakta to HDF :)

    May you find your time here beneficial.

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Meditation help

    Namaste,

    There are several good points raised in previous replies.
    As far as categorization is concerned, I am thinking the point of
    mentioning was simply to elaborate that one who wishes to...
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    Re: Vana Durga and Bhramaramba devi

    Namaste Sankar,

    Perhaps the "Contact Us" page here is worth investigating, for answers
    about proper worship, etc. as Vanadurga Devi is the presiding deity.

    I hope this is helpful.

    JAI...
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    Re: Database Errors

    Namaste satay,

    None so far here- the only issue I have noticed is that special characters
    no longer display properly.

    JAI MATA DI
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    Re: Saraswati Veena

    Namaste WebImpulse,

    Perhaps it may worth considering that if your interest in the veena
    will have waned in the amount of time it would take to save enough money for
    a proper instrument, then...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    Namaste,

    Today, I am meditating upon Devi in Her forms as Maa Bhuvaneshwari,
    and Maa Kushmanda.

    JAI MATA DI
  45. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste Hamzai,

    Welcome to HDF, may you find it helpful.

    The closest mandir/temple to you appears to be this one; perhaps
    not walking distance, but not too far.

    Please do not take this as...
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    Re: Sri Tara Mahavidya question? :(

    Namaste chakreshvari,

    Please do not be too frightened; although it is not recommended that
    one should begin any sort of practice based on what is found on the
    Internet etc., it does not appear...
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    Re: Hinduism in academia

    Namaste,

    I also understood Girisha's post to be addressing the concept that has
    dominated much of Western intellectual and academic culture for at least
    the last century- namely, that the only...
  48. Re: Smoke from religious sites 'melting Himalayan glaciers'

    Namaste,

    Yes, it is deplorable; Pervez was clever enough to package this
    in such a way that Western media would pick up the ball and run with it,
    playing on a combination of subconscious Western...
  49. Re: Smoke from religious sites 'melting Himalayan glaciers'

    Namaste Anirudh,

    Anyone who doubts this is politically/religiously motivated should visit
    the researcher's facebook page (scroll down a bit)- and also note that
    non-biased research shows the...
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    Re: Shubh Navaratri 2013

    Namaste Viraja,

    Thank you for the Golu description.
    I will be busy next week, but of course I must wish you,
    and all other HDF members,

    :grouphug:SHUBH NAVARATRI!:grouphug:

    Here is another...
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