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    Re: Personal mantra

    Thank you Ajay. What a thorough answer.

    It has been quite some time since I posted that question. Much has happened and it seems that the mantra given is not chosen because of the individual,...
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    Re: Spiritual name

    The answer was given by anirvan's response above. ...and by another monk, who is American, in the order. Please see above. Thank you for your thoughts. :-)
  3. Re: Sri Ramakrishna's songs in The Gospel - Question

    I did find the CDs with their titles, but in Bengali script. http://advaitaashrama.org/Media/Search/?q=kathamriter Can it be that no one has transliterated these amazing songs and hymn?!
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    Ramakrishna category in this forum

    Namaste,

    For discussions of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, which subcategory would that go under? Would that be advaita? Thank you.
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    Re: Spiritual name

    I have just heard from another American monk in the order. He says all are given Indian names as their involvement shows commitment. They need not have taken vows.
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    Re: Spiritual name

    Beautiful. I am not nor ever was worried. Maharaj is in the Ramakrishna order, actually. I am very blessed to be under his guidance. I was just wondering why. I am a thinker. Always wondering! ...
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    Re: Spiritual name

    Yes, I know his lineage. Please don't worry. He's the real deal.

    So the point is, as far as anyone knows, it's not a common practice. Just wondering. I know a lot of non-Indians who are given...
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    Re: Spiritual name

    Thank you for your thoughts.
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    Re: Spiritual name

    He is a swami. He is qualified to initiate and take on the role as guru.
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    Re: Spiritual name

    This is a *real* sannyAsi and there have been no vows.
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    Re: Spiritual name

    I meant that by using the word "guru" that there had been a formal initiation for all. It seems that only people without Indian birth names are re-named. I don't understand that.
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    Spiritual name

    Namaste,

    Why does a guru give some people a spiritual name while others he does not?

    Thank you.
  13. Sri Ramakrishna's songs in The Gospel - Question

    Namaste,

    I am looking for a recording of the songs Sri Ramakrishna is reported to have sung in the Gospel by M. I would like the Bengali lyrics transliterated into the Roman alphabet with...
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    Personal mantra

    Namaste all,

    I am curious to know more about the tradition of getting personal, private mantras. What are others' thoughts on this? Is this a practice from time immemorial? Does the swami...
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    Re: Initiation

    Very helpful questions! Thank you!
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    Initiation

    Namaste all,

    What can you tell me about initiation? When it is offered, how do you determine if it is the right guru for you?

    I was recently blessed by this offer and part of me wants to jump...
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    Reputable rudraksha dealer

    Namaste,

    Everyone cautions about this. I believe even my temple has bad ones. Can you suggest a good place to ensure quality and truthfulness about their rudraksha?

    Thank you
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    Re: Namaste ...again

    Thank you! It's so nice to find an active community of serious (and not so serious ;-) ) practitioners.
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    Recording of the entire Gita - Suggestions

    Namaste,

    I am memorizing the entire Gita. I have been using the rendering of Swami Sarvagananda, but find it doesn't suit me in some passages - for instance 11:32-34 which I would like to bring...
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    Namaste ...again

    I was here years ago then my life went through tremendous changes and I sorta went unconscious. I'm happy to report that it resulted in a renaissance which is still happening. Sanskrit studies has...
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