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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Hello Everyone,

    Namaskar, Pranam, the divinity in me bows to the divinity in you.

    Thank you all for your wonderful and enlightening responses, they have been very helpful. I recently had a...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    I am highly attracted to Lord Sri Krishna, and also Rama and Hanuman. They are so near and dear to my heart it is beyond words. Yes, I have been in ISKCON circles before and really liked everything...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Thank you for the warm welcome satay. I agree, it is hard to fully deny your roots and therefore completely convert out of a religion you grew up with, but you mentioned something so wonderful about...
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    Trying to Find the Light Again

    Hari Om Tat Sat,

    It has been a long time since I have posted here, maybe about 3 and a half years, but I wanted to present something to the community here and ask for some insight as I still value...
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    Re: A bit more light on yoga

    Namaskar yajvan-ji,

    This is golden knowledge that you are sharing. I am getting a lot out of your posts here. Much gratitude to you; keep them coming and I will continue to read.
    ...
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    Re: A bit more light on yoga

    Namaskar yajvan-ji,

    This is how I see this cosmic manifestation as well. The Supreme Being is the Fullness, the Wholeness, the IS and This includes Everything, not one thing is left out, not even...
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    Re: A bit more light on yoga

    Namaskar yajvan-ji,

    You have given us a great wealth of knowledge here. Thank you very much for your efforts; you have definitely shed more light on the subject of yog for me. I can't help but...
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    Re: Bhakti in Buddhism?

    Namaskar,

    You are right on point Markandeya-ji. Bhakti in its truest, purest form (coming straight from the hridayam) is the Truth or Ultimate Reality. I have my moments where bhakti spills...
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    Re: Bhakti in Buddhism?

    Namaskar,

    Thank you for the great answers here. I really love Buddhist philosophy, especially that of the Theravada school, but I found some other parts of the tradition to be a bit dry. One of...
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    Re: Bhakti in Buddhism?

    Thank you Markandeya-ji, that's exactly what I was looking for. Are there any other prayers or mantras that you could share? Or a website you know of that has more? Thanks again.

    Pranam
    ...
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    Re: Touching feet at ISKCON

    Namaskar,

    At the Swaminarayan temples I have visited everyone touched feet as a sign of respect to others, but anywhere else I've been they didn't do that. I figured it was only reserved for...
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    Bhakti in Buddhism?

    Namaskar,

    I am not too familiar with Buddhism and I was just curious to know if there is any form of bhakti within any of the Buddhist traditions?

    Pranam

    LightofOm
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaskar brothers and sisters,

    We are all saying the same thing here with just slightly different viewpoints. I am not claiming that non-parampara based teachers cannot tap into Truth. Anyone and...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaskar Believer-ji,

    I'm guessing you're referring to Donald Trump? I have no idea if he is credible or not as I do not keep up with politics at all because it takes away my peace of mind. From...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaskar Believer-ji,

    I hope I am not reading into your posts the wrong way, but it seems like you are a bit offended. I'm sorry if I've offended you in any way.

    If you read my original post,...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaskar Believer-ji,

    I'm afraid you misunderstood what I was trying to say. Maybe I didn't make myself clear enough...my apologies for that.

    What I was trying to say is that I'm not going to...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaskar,

    I agree with what you're saying Markandeya-ji. There are many neo-Advaita "teachers" popping up out of thin air these days and, as EM-ji stated, these "teachers" tend to discard the...
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    Re: Sri Shankaracharya in English

    Namaskar nac,

    I have provided some links for you here that should help you out. The first link I share with you is Shankar's commentary on some of the Upanishads, the next two links are...
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    Realizing Brahman In Everything

    Namaskar brothers and sisters,

    The divinity in me bows to the divinity in you.

    I would like to share something with all of you.

    To me, one of the things that stands out about Sanatan Dharm...
  20. Re: How do we reconcile our tradition with other traditions?

    Namaskar all,

    Thank you very much for the replies here. I was curious as to what you all would do in such situations and I feel like you all have given me some great answers. Once again, thank you...
  21. Re: How do we reconcile our tradition with other traditions?

    Namaskar,

    Let me just say that I did not bring up the topic. I do not prefer to discuss these types of things, especially at work, and especially with people who don't share my views. But I made...
  22. How do we reconcile our tradition with other traditions?

    Namaskar,

    Yesterday a coworker and I somehow got into a discussion about ancient civilizations and this eventually led to the discussion of religion. She was curious as to what religion I followed...
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    Re: The Gayatri Mantra

    Namaskar jnana777,

    Both are acceptable, it just depends on how you pronounce words. Most of the time it is actually pronounced as "swaha", but "svah" is okay too. If you notice some people say...
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    Re: Feeling confused

    Namaskar Aanandinii,

    That link was working fine just a few days ago, I guess something must have happened...

    Try this one:...
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    Poll: Re: Religion - a joy unto itself (or not)?

    Namaskar,

    The spiritual quest is all I really have, everything else is just "fluff". Religion is most definitely a joy unto itself and something that should be practiced and pursued forever, as a...
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    Re: Feeling confused

    Namaskar Heppu,

    Please look into Adi Shankaracharya's bhashyas on the Prasthanatrayi (three canonical texts of Hinduism consisting of Upanishads, Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita). These will give...
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    Re: Where in India to live?

    Namaskar deafAncient,

    I don't see why you look down on the US so much... it really has everything to offer. I live in the Bible belt just like you and I have many friends who practice Sanatana...
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    Re: Emotional Religion: Good or Bad?

    Namaskar,

    Good reply. I actually agree with all that you have said.

    Just for your information, I did not write the commentary on this Taoist text. I was simply copying and pasting the...
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    Re: Spontaneous Devotion

    Namaskar Amrutji,

    I have found your posts to be very helpful and enlightening. I am glad that you have told me to just chant one mantra...for awhile I have been debating in my head whether...
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    Re: Spontaneous Devotion

    Namaskar Amrutji,

    Thank you very much for your encouraging reply! I have been practicing japa meditation for a few years now; I chant whenever I get the chance. I am very drawn to both Vishnu (and...
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    Emotional Religion: Good or Bad?

    Namaskar,

    I was reading something on the website "Original Christianity, Original Yoga" under the tab "Tao Teh King for Awakening" (this is a commentary on the Tao Te Ching) entitled "Unobtrusive...
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    Spontaneous Devotion

    Namaskar,

    I was surfing YouTube for various bhajans and I came across a video that did something to me that I can't quite explain. All I can say is that out of nowhere I felt the need to fall face...
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    Re: Bhakti Yoga - For 'baseline development'

    Namaskar,

    I like what is being said here by you two. I have only just begun to truly understand what you all are talking about. I did read something relating to this in 'Merging with Śiva' today...
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    Re: Bhakti worship is not right for me

    Namaskar,

    It seems to me that you are thinking about things too much. I am reading your posts and I am finding them very cumbersome and disorganized. You'll talk about one thing and then hastily...
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    Re: Bhakti worship is not right for me

    Namaskar,

    Ah I see what you're saying. Well I'm sure there is something out there for you. If I may ask, what is it about deity worship that turns you off? As for me, I see the gods and goddesses...
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  38. Re: Hinduism and Heavy Music: More Connected Than You Think

    Namaskar,

    I grew up listening to thrash metal, death metal and hardcore punk and later I got into grindcore, deathcore and eventually the progressive stuff. You are correct, the hardcore punk...
  39. Re: The Intellectual Mind vs. The Superconscious Heart

    Namaskar,

    I read this passage from 'Merging with Śiva' today and I thought that it was pretty relevant to this topic:

    "Tuesday
    Lesson 58
    The Subtlety Within You

    Everyone who functions in...
  40. The Intellectual Mind vs. The Superconscious Heart

    Namaskar,

    The divinity in me bows to the divinity in you. I greet all of you with the utmost love.

    In my studies on the glorious tradition of Sanatana Dharma I have come across a lot of...
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    Re: in whom do we trust?

    Namaskar Mike,

    Welcome to the forums. I guarantee that if you stick around you will learn a lot here; I know I have.

    I have studied both Buddhadharma and Sanatana Dharma extensively for about...
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    Re: Bhagavad Gita learning tool

    Namaskar,

    This is a great learning tool indeed! Thank you for sharing!

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    LightofOm
  43. Re: Tirumantiram Study - Nectar of Shiva's Infinite Blessings

    Namaskar,

    I too have been studying Tirumantiram, and it has showered me with many great insights and revelations. Only by Śiva's grace has my understanding of the literature become possible, and...
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    Re: Luangta Maha Bua

    Namaskar,

    This video also reminded me of a few things I would like to share:

    “He who perceives inaction in action, and action in inaction, is wise among men; he is steadfast in yoga while...
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    Re: Luangta Maha Bua

    Namaskar,

    Markandeya, I am just like you, I have to watch things on the computer in segments because I can't stay on it too long. However, I simply could not pull away from this talk; I watched...
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    Re: The Third Eye....

    Namaskar.

    Dear Soul of Light,

    You are welcome. I tried to give the best information I could from my personal experience to help you in your journey. You wanted an answer and I gave you one....
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    Re: The Third Eye....

    Namaskar,

    I'm not sure what the best method is, but I will share my method, which is very effective for me.

    -Light a candle and place it a few feet in front of you at eye level (sometimes...
  48. Re: Who was the Buddha, according to Sanatana Dharma?

    Namaskar,

    :goodpost:

    ^Great summary here; from my experience, this is how the Buddha is viewed from the perspective of Sanatana Dharma. I was going to attempt to give a complete explanation,...
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    Re: Venerable Ajahn Chah

    Namaskar,

    Very nice talk; it helped me to gain a better understanding of some things. Thanks for the share once again markandeya! I always enjoy the videos you share.

    With Love & Light,...
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    Re: Most Effective Meditation Length?

    Namaskar,

    I would agree that 45 minutes is the ideal time. Any amount of time is better than none, but for some reason 45 minutes seems to be golden for me. I find that I get the most out of my...
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