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  1. Re: Why Shiva never worships anybody whereas Vishnu worships him in all his incarnati

    Namaste

    I am sure, everyone in this forum knows, that the Trimurti is One, but
    how would Bhakti poetry have been possible without the separation of the three?
    How could Arjuna receive a weapon...
  2. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste Humbleseeker

    You made me curious about the Kolaru Pathigam. I found two translations, none contains the sentence quoted by Viraja. That both Shiva and Vishnu devotees place their God above...
  3. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste Viraja

    You weren't wrong at all! You were sensitive, sensing that the term Demi-God is a questionable style.

    Regarding Sivaya Subramuniyaswami: I read four of his books. Loving Ganesha...
  4. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    With the links I wanted to show two translations without the term Demigod, since it is NOT used in the original texts. Demigod is an ideology driven translation to downgrade other Gods and...
  5. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    There is an ideology free translation of the Bhagavatam on archive.org. The translator uses Demigod for Guhyakas, Yakshas, Apsaras, Gandharvas, Vidyadharas … but not for Shiva, Brahma,...
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    Re: Name for blog?

    Namaste

    What’s wrong with the US government? I thought Donald Trump was the problem. Does Joe Biden not fulfill the expectations? Vice president is Kamala Harris, her mother is of Indian origin....
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    Re: Name for blog?

    Namaste deafAncient

    You write
    I'm just an instrument within that process. I do what I'm supposed to do.

    I agree with you 100 %!

    But why do you exclude that Bill Gates (or any other image of...
  8. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    These are your words Viraja:
    Acharyas, even if they had profound exposure to god/godliness and had direct revelations, they are still bound to personal bias on certain fronts, pertaining...
  9. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    My post was not a criticism of ISKCON/Gaudiya, Viraja, but an illustration that the word Demigod does not appear in the original. Vyasa did not use this term when composing the...
  10. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    I am also bothered by the term Demigod, which cannot come from the mouth of a spiritually high developed person. ISKCON/Gaudiya have their unique style of speaking and writing, Demigod is...
  11. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    No Indian has to justify the wrongly so called caste system. The term caste was brought by the Portugueses to India, it derives from their word casta.

    The source of varna is Purusha...
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    Re: Interview with an ex-Christian

    Namaste

    In Judaism it's like in Hinduism. One cannot convert. As you need a Gotra to be a Hindu, you need a Jewish mother to be a Jew. Converts are accepted, but they will never be a Jew. Thus...
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    Interview with an ex-Christian

    Namaste

    This is an interview with an ex-Christian Hindu lady.

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

    Interesting are the differences mentioned from minute 7.35 to 9.30

    A Hindu...
  14. Re: Why Shiva never worships anybody whereas Vishnu worships him in all his incarnati

    Namaste

    Vishnu to Shiva in Madhva’s Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, Chapter 22, Verses 158 – 160

    “O Shiva, the powerful one! I shall create scriptures that will cause illusion to those who are...
  15. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    Continuation

    Although meanwhile everyone knows

    The President of the EU Council (Charles Michel (m)) ranks ahead of the President of the Commission (Ursula von der Leyen (f))....
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    Madhva on Division of Society

    Namaste

    Reading Madhva's Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya I am deeply impressed how he interprets the scriptures, how he shows entanglements and why they have to be, to make the cosmic will come...
  17. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    Just to hold you up to date - the scandal is still going on, becoming a burlesque and showing so clearly the condition of the EU. Meanwhile Sofagate is even to be found on wikipedia....
  18. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    Turkish President banished a women to the sofa.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/sofagate-ursula-von-der-leyen-turkey-sofa-charles-michel-recep-tayyip-erdogan/
    ...
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    Re: Sect - Sectarian

    Namaste

    As Believer said: As with many other things, Christians translated our words into English and the Indian 'inteligensia/intellectuals' - meaning those who are not necessarily intelligent...
  20. Re: Why Shiva never worships anybody whereas Vishnu worships him in all his incarnati

    Namaste

    I found something new to me about the Puranas in connection with a work of Madhva. I am posting it here to point out the depth of the scriptures and that anyone who is not a member of...
  21. Re: Indigenous technology and inventions thread ....

    Namaste

    Dr. Tapesh Mathur is credited with making the ‘Krishna Limb’, India’s first prosthetic limb for animals.

    http://www.pashudhanpraharee.com/dr-tapesh-mathur-the-legend-vet-of-india/
    ...
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    Sect - Sectarian

    Namaste

    I ponder about the term sectarian.

    Asking google about ‚sect‘

    A group of people with somewhat different religious beliefs (typically regarded as heretical) from those of a larger...
  23. Re: Why Shiva never worships anybody whereas Vishnu worships him in all his incarnati

    Namaste SanatanDharmYogi

    You mix a lot together … I read it with interest and try the attempt to untangle it a little according to my knowledge. Be aware that the Indian scriptures are so vast and...
  24. Re: Did you ever know about temples on a straight line?

    Dear Viraja,

    When I read Rameshvaram and Kedarnath I immediately thought that this is the flight route of Hanuman to the Himalayas.

    Due to the large number of temples in India I think there are...
  25. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    It is customary for inappropriate statements made by a person in the spotlight to be relativized by one or more speakers.

    Prabhupada's despising words about women cannot be...
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    Re: Inspirations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJFUuE4zEKc
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    No, Believer I did not and will never do. In my long experience with so called spiritual groups I had to realize that the Guru is a sensitive matter. The head of the (100 % serious) Kriya Yoga...
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    Dear Believer

    Let me talk about a Guru’s business model that succeeds without borrowing or stealing any knowledge from any scripture. It is an experience from 2010 - I made some similar but this...
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    Dear Believer

    Your post reminds me of Yajnavalkya, he insulted the teacher, Vaishampayana, who demanded Yajnavalkya to return the knowledge he had acquired. Yajnavalkya vomited the Yajur Veda. The...
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    Re: Kautuku/kalava bracelet

    Dear puffthebest

    If you feel well with the bracelet wear it and enjoy it, do not care what others say or think about it. In all cultures people wear a talisman or an amulet to feel protected …...
  31. Re: Did God create us in his image or did we create God in our image?

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    God is a Christian term that is far too shallow for the depth of Vedic thoughts, but Indians seem to love it.

    You can talk about Brahman nirguna and Brahman saguna, Brahman...
  32. Re: Is worship of Lord Hanuman practice of Shaivism or Vaishnavism, or both?

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    I would say both and neither nor - Hanuman is neutral. If you are a Shiva devotee you worship Him as His appearance. If you are Vishnu devotee you worship Him because he...
  33. Re: Can soul ever return to samsara after getting moksha.

    Namaste ameyAtmA

    The verses are specified in the first paragraph.

    The terms sun and moon are metaphors. Whoever does not get beyond the sphere of the moon has to make empirical experiences...
  34. Re: Can soul ever return to samsara after getting moksha.

    Namaste

    Chandogya Upanishad talks about Panchagnividya in the 5th Prapathaka. It mentions Uttarayana and Dakshinayana in X.1 – 10, similar does Bhagavad Gita in VIII.23 – 28. In the Mahabharata...
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    Re: Jagannath Swami - My perceptions

    Dear Viraja,

    the Veda talk about the cosmic hologram as Indrajala - Indra‘s net.

    Pranam
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    Re: Inspirations

    The creation of Harikatha

    https://www.adibhatlanarayanadas.org/2013/04/the-creation-of-harikatha.html
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    Re: Jagannath Swami - My perceptions

    Dear Viraja,

    interesting from which side you take up the topic - from the result. I take it up from the side of the acting person, Indradyumna.

    Impatience is one of my character traits. I...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    I had already wondered that this post didn’t annoy you, Markandeya 108 dasa. I only overflew the effusion.

    I read the ancient scriptures of India and of the Greek scriptures those of the stoics....
  39. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste Viraja,

    there is nothing to add to your last entry!

    I always say ‚we got a brain to use it‘. But the brain is only one thing. With the brain you can grasp the intellectual part, with...
  40. Thiruvasakam as an oratorio by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra

    The Thiruvasagam Symphony
    https://ganpy.com/2005/07/14/the-thiruvasagam-symphony-2/

    Appetizer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxC6gnP8w80

    Complete
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVG08cJ0FOE...
  41. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Donald

    Namaste

    Your thoughts, Believer, will match with the thoughts of the 71 million souls who voted for Donald Trump, just the other way round. They will have lots of arguments why he was a great...
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    Re: Organ Transplants

    Namaste

    I am about the hybris of mankind on the one hand and the means of influencing the individual on the other. To transplant an organ was a noble idea at its beginning, no doubt.

    In the...
  43. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Denials

    Congratulation USA!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydYxocpZ0kM
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    Organ Transplants

    Namaste

    Some days ago I found a video on youtube whose title made me curious, 'When the end is a beginning'. I was surprised when it was about organ transplants. A young man had a motorcycle...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    As you know, Viraja, my lessons for daily life come from Mahabharata and the Puranas. Therefore I recommend the story of King Somakanta from Ganesha Purana, it deals with all the three Karmas – in...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste Viraja,

    You (and we all) can pray and wish whatever you want, you will get always what karma has foreseen. A prayer precedes what would have happened anyway.

    To have the mindset, that...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste Viraja,

    you use two terms ‚ajapa japa‘ and ‚prayer‘ in one line of thought.

    … in the past I have seriously done some ajapa japa (with some materialistic goals). I can say that towards...
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    Re: Inspirations

    Osho about hate

    https://www.osho.com/osho-online-library/osho-talks/alertness-ancient-hate-050c6111-f32?p=cc19106507f6aac37d03ae8ec8649ed6
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    Nalayira Divya Prabhandam and Tirumurai

    Namaste and Vanakkam

    I read Nalayira Divya Prabhandam and available parts of Tirumurai for the past few years and provide the links where I found the scattered English translations as a starterkit...
  50. Thread: Pets

    by Indialover
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    Re: Pets

    Dear amarkaur,

    I feel with you too and I wish you the strength not to do it.

    It‘s common to put pets down, it’s said it’s done so that they don't have to suffer. This not only justifies...
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