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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    यामिमां पुष्पितां वाचं प्रवदन्त्यविपश्चितः |
    वेदवादरताः पार्थ नान्यदस्तीति वादिनः ||२- ४२||
    कामात्मानः स्वर्गपरा जन्मकर्मफलप्रदाम् |
    क्रियाविशेषबहुलां भोगैश्वर्यगतिं प्रति ||२- ४३||...
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    Happiness is here, and not hereafter

    uta bruvantu no nido niranyataścidārata |
    dadhānā indra id duvaḥ || mandala sukta mantra
    Maṇḍala -1 Sūkta -4 Mantra – 5

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    It is evident that the reference made clear by the word...
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    This is not an act of disapproving the above theories except the upanishds; it is not a clever performance of any kinds refutation either.

    All theories quoted above are consistent with the power...
  4. Re: Neither ‘two’ nor ‘four’..... But it is 16.

    What more do we have?


    In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad under reference honey is the most central of values. Honey is horizontally gathered by bees from many flowers and when so gathered the value...
  5. Neither ‘two’ nor ‘four’..... But it is 16.

    “Socrates explains: Dialectics, then, as you will agree, is the coping stone of the sciences, and is set over them; no other science can be placed higher—the nature of knowledge can no further go?”
    ...
  6. Thread: Infinity

    by brahman
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    Re: Infinity

    Dear IS,



    If kampana is the word for vibration, then it has to exit with a form; what then is the form of kampana?

    http://jaced.com/blogpix/2007/trisquarecircle/002.gif
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    ‘I’ -Yes - Are - Oh !

    Ever since we had come across it, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has been our all time favourites.

    Although, some traces of scandals on unrelated issues such as seniority matters...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

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    'A Word' more to the existing ones..

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    On the contrary to the present practice of reading the brain-teasing materials on spiritual...
  10. Thread: Devi-ma

    by brahman
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    Re: Devi-ma

    Dear sadhu,

    The thread has only a general significance in the context of Advaita-Vedanta proper. Being this a philosophical section, it is natural to expect some philosophically oriented...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    http://the1monthproject.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/dreaming.jpg

    So let’s watch and be happy.
  12. Thread: Pleasures

    by brahman
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    Re: Pleasures

    Every sense organ, after all, is a variation of a single skin; and its potency may vary from person to person.

    Although, it does not answer your questions directly, here is a link on, why every...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Dear Yajvan,

    Well, these are all enlightened POVs, with which, we have been done and already satisfied. Hence, we are not expecting any possible replies to these questions, but:

    Still someone...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: The need for a common language is understood, it is essential; at least, when the situation warrants.

    But, aren’t we getting tied up with another scheme of linguistic diversity?

    Ātmā:...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Dear Yajvan,

    Well, we all are human beings gathered here; and with reference to your quote below, we have a very humble question, which was unanswered in your second post.

    The question, which...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: Final question before we get into the comparison, if at all any, between the various types of philosophies: aren’t these westernized, these present versions of Vedanta that we are involved in?...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Dear Yajvan,

    It is agreed that a paradox is there at the core when the thread is partly analysed. And, the doubt would have been very well justified if it was presented in the very beginning of...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: Well, it is agreed that most of us have not had any kind of forest education on Self-knowledge as it is necessitated in the Upanishads. But it doesn’t however mean that all of us gathered here...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: Aren’t these blanket terminologies; the metaphorical correctness, the metaphysical validity, morality, ethics etc.?

    Ātmā: Look, our conversation was started on how to attain the state of...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: So it is understood here that, the both means of Happiness, the Self- Knowledge and the self-happiness, are equally good.

    Is it, but, so common to see people gathering around saints, and...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    ॐ स॒ह ना॑ववतु । स॒ह नौ॑ भुनक्तु ।
    स॒ह वी॒र्यं॑ करवावहै ।
    ते॒ज॒स्वि ना॒वधी॑तमस्तु॒ मा वि॑द्विषा॒वहै॑ ॥
    ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः
    om saha nāvavatu
    saha nau bhunaktu
    saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: Well that said. Just we are ordinary people gathered here, and not metaphysicians like Sankara or Socrates; how do these sages expect people like us to understand these confusing, yet...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: What is the significance of the scriptures if one can’t speak a single word about the light that removes the darkness of ignorance?

    Ātmā: There comes the word privilege.

    Manas: What...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: Thus, the liberation means, finally, we are reaching a state of Complete Happiness, which is precisely a state of no suffering or ignorance. Is that right?

    Ātmā: Yes; that’s right. But,...
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    Re: Liberation is longing for happiness.

    Manas: As we live in this world of necessities, how do we transcend all these inevitable, though ignorant, identities of ours?

    Everyone can’t live in solitude!

    Ātmā: It is not so. We don’t...
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    Liberation is longing for happiness.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdkNFU88TWQ/UnM4y-vjlLI/AAAAAAAAPHc/xpoIi2bvwLA/s1600/Gajalakshmi+graham+Brown.jpg

    A series of discussion between manas and Ātmā.


    Manas: Why do we wish to get...
  28. Thread: Ishta Devata

    by brahman
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    Re: Ishta Devata

    Well, that was so simple. I started loving one among the various deities introduced to me by my loving mother.

    Or, as you said, one among those deities started loving me from my early childhood.
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    http://static.sify.com/cms/image/lepo8igcfeb.jpg

    The slightest kindling of the fire of wisdom is enough, and everything else is automatically accomplished.
    The true contemplative alone lives a...
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    Re: 4.38 - You should all see this.

    Dear veena,

    You are right, this was only a clarification from the standpoint of HDF (as I understand the verse 4:38) and your questions were left unanswered; I do apologise if it has caused any...
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    Re: 4.38 - You should all see this.

    Dear Veena,

    In the first chapter of the Gita, it was Arjuna's conflict which was brought under the discipline of contemplation. In the second chapter Samkhya and Yoga as they existed in separate...
  32. Brahman is only attained through knowing Ātmā

    A seeker’s beginning of his effort to know the Reality would usually be treating It also as something to be known as different from himself, as if it also is an object as all else that is known. Then...
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    Re: Bhakti Sagara - Collection of Bhajans

    That’s true Smaranam, in fact, I am not suppose to; but I did apologize for not posting the thread in its (comparatively) specified place; and, moreover, did thank you for reminding me and connecting...
  34. Re: who is lord krishna according to advaita theory ?

    Dear HK et al.

    It is in the semantic analysis of the word-content that the full certitude of vedāntism gains its full validity; and therefore ‘the word of the Guru’ is an inevitable counterpart...
  35. Thread: Mathematics

    by brahman
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    Re: Mathematics

    Dear Paijavana et al.

    These are some of the interesting quotes of our Guru on the subject of mathematics, perhaps in a rather philosophical parlance. And, frankly to admit that I still haven’t...
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    Re: Bhakti Sagara - Collection of Bhajans

    Sorry Smaranam, I was not aware of this beautiful string. Thank you so much for adding it here.
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta scientific and rational

    Dear Sriram,

    ‘Advaita- Vedānta', as stated by Saṅkara, is not mere utterances of our ancient seers; it is a methodological representation of the same truth found in the Upaniṣads in a rather...
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    Re: Erstwhile Bhajans : Amma’s

    Vintage Videos. (Includes Amma's First World Tour Videos) >>>
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    Re: Erstwhile Bhajans : Amma’s

    Paashankushadara

    Gopala Krishna Radha Krishna

    Radhe Govinda

    Jaya Jaya Bhaya Bhanjini: a bhajan on Amma.
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    Erstwhile Bhajans : Amma’s

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    We could see Amma in a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion throughout these...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

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    What we call our real experience is mere shadow, hence it is darkness; and the real...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    Plus, that example was something I had heard people say, it is not from shAstra :)

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    Dear Smaranam,

    It is not set down as a rule.

    The Bhagavad Gīta says that no person remains...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    We find it slight differently dear Smaranam.

    The love of the mother for her child is only as an animal instinct alone; or else she could have loved her neighbour’s child too in the same sense of...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UZBz4EHTu2U/UbTQkV8bC6I/AAAAAAAAAAg/Y76xckkZ594/s1600/pasu.jpg








    What is it that we become emotionally attached to?
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    Re: What determines one's next Birth

    Dear Kallol,


    Yes, we mean manifested and un-manifested are the two distinct facets of one Absolute -Reality which is indescribable.




    Just as we experience, because of the tri basic...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    Day's thoughts.

    There is a myth that a certain demon came and challenged Balarāma, the brother of Śrī. Kṛṣṇa. Balarāma accepted the challenge. He went, raising his fist to smash its head. Then the...
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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    Dear Aniruddh,

    You are welcome to the thread 'what’s in your mind today?'




    Why should we get rid of anger if it is really necessary to survive?

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    Re: What’s in your mind today?

    My thoughts of the day!!!

    The scriptures are exclusively meant for the welfare of the whole of humanity,and not for animals. Therefore, the Yogi-hood etc., mentioned in the scriptures, are the...
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    What’s in your mind today?

    Dear Members,

    The thread 'What’s in your mind today?' is not meant for any
    kind of debates or igniting discussion as such; otherwise, it
    is only a silent arena where one can share his thoughts...
  50. Thread: New member

    by brahman
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    Re: New member

    Welcome to HDF.

    There is so much to learn in here dear
    gentleness; perhaps, a bit more about
    you will surely help others in serving
    you better. Thanks so much for joining us.

    Love:)
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