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    Re: Vegetarian Indian Food Recommendations

    Namaste WebImpulse

    Hope you are doing fine. There are so many recipes and suggestions in this section - I am sure you have seen them ?

    ad-hoc recipes thread :...
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    Re: A Venusian dream during ongoing Venus dasa

    Dear Virajaji

    Interesting -- what you saw -- I will not call it a dream but more like a 'sanket'
    Perhaps you will soon join a group of dynamic ladies working towards one or many causes. ...
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    Re: Sita is Sri Kamakshi Amman..

    Namaste VirajaJi

    I remember reading this back then but deliberately held back any comments. However would like to say something

    1. You are right about Rama = VishNu + Shiv, and again the 2 are...
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    Re: Circumambulation around Shivaling

    Namaste Suhita

    First, simple answer:

    Vishnu tattva : 4 (but a Swamiji asked me to make 11 around Dattatreya - BramhA+VishNu+Mahesh(Shiv))
    GaNapati : 3
    Devi: 1 / 3
    Shiva linga : Depending...
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    Re: Prasad a real offering?

    The laddoos lovingly offered by the priests of RangaMahal in Nidhivan, VrundAvan are found half-eaten the next morning, the clothes and jewellery neatly packaged as an offering, are found opened as...
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    Re: Prasad a real offering?

    PestThurse,
    1. Sometimes God actually comes and eats the prasAd to please the devotee. Even after this the prasAd will remain intact, but yet it is an offering that was accepted.

    2. When God...
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    Re: Which will give a better birth, and why?

    Namaste Virajaji

    You do not need my answer, but just stating BG verses on what KRshNa says to point 2.

    Point 1. is a step that leads to purification no doubt. Good karma, puNya - bring more...
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    Re: Happy Vaikunta Ekadasi 2015

    Namaste
    Nice pictures of Jyotisaar. That marble rath of KRshn~Arjuna reminds me of its very beautiful and humungous version at HRshikesha right by the banks of the GangA.

    The profundity of the...
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    Re: Happy Vaikunta Ekadasi 2015

    Thank You :)

    VaikunTha Ekadashi
    a.k.a. MokshadA EkAdashI (the ekAdashI that bestows moksha -- liberation, freedom from bondage)
    a.k.a. GeetA JayantI (appearance day of Bhagvad GeetA - the...
  10. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    ~ Hare KRshNa ~
  11. Thread: Trust.....

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    Re: Trust.....

    True


    You are everything to me, You are God of the gods, O my Lord.



    Tvam eva mAtA ca pitA Tvam eva
    Tvam eva bandushca sakhA Tvam eva
    Tvam eva vidya , draviNam Tvam eva
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    Re: Chanting versus meditation

    Yes. Basically, due to the spiritual journey itself -- where chanting may be just one limb of it -- the I (the ego) gets lessened.
    You are not interested in mundane and not running towards...
  13. Thread: Trust.....

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    Re: Trust.....

    Who is Bhagvan?
    One who has no personal agenda and no ego
    One who listens to you and comforts you
    One who is your best friend, hita and shubha chintak -- your true well-wisher who knows exactly...
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    Re: Trust.....

    Namaste Soul of Light

    Nice to see you back.

    One way to maintain that shraddhA is --
    1. Pray to the same One -- I know You are there, although I do not understand You. Please strengthen my...
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    Re: Chanting versus meditation

    Namaste

    Totally agree with Ashish Marathe, Ajay and Ratikala

    1. chanting leads to the meditative state.
    2. chanting brings you towards/in the association of Holy ones or...
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    Re: Chanting versus meditation

    Dear Shian, Chant the Mahamantra over a period of time and you will see for yourself :)
  17. Re: Could someone please help me out with the following?

    Namaste Gidone (I have not come accross a Sanskrit word Gidone bu the way -- in case it is Sanskrit and not Dutch)

    A few pointers for you

    1. When the warriors / soldiers fight in the army for...
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    Re: VishvarUpa Darshna - Chapter 11

    I apologize for not making it explicit and assuming a certain understanding.
    Something I have to learn and keep in mind. This is the internet.

    However, Devoteeji -- not "as if I am talking to...
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    Re: VishvarUpa Darshna - Chapter 11

    Namaste

    There has been a big, major misunderstanding !! :)
    That paragraph was for KRshNa, my prANanAth! Not for you!
    Why would I address you as You with a capital Y and why would I say "You...
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    Re: VishvarUpa Darshna - Chapter 11

    Namaste Devotee ji

    Sorry about the small font.
    To me this is simple. That is why I shared my own experience because Arjun is not going to come to HDF to speak for himself.
    When the medicant...
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    Re: VishvarUpa Darshna - Chapter 11

    Namaste

    ​Why not? :)

    Yes Arjun was "outside", but was also "inside"
    What BhagvAn shows us is to be seen with the Divya ChakshU , not with human logic. He gives us the capacity to comprehend...
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    Re: Restrictions on Images in Home Worship

    Namaste Anucarh ji

    I have also heard that the mUrti you bring home for pUjA should be
    a) made of metal as prescribed in shastra -- ideally pancha-dhAtu (5 metals) if not, brass
    b) should not...
  23. Re: Direct Intervention From Shiva or Any other God?

    Namaste
    Please allow me to frame these words of Utpaldevacharya

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    ...
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    Re: Shri Ram - Lower in status?

    :goodpost:

    Shri RAm is Shri Hari (VishNu). Hari takes away (harate) all your worry, attachments, fears, material desires, and trades them for mukti. By this time some devotees further trade the...
  25. Re: Direct Intervention From Shiva or Any other God?

    Which you already got the answer to -- "yes and yes"
    Since you said further

    that is why I wrote all the other things.

    I was trying to show the abandoned attitude of the bhakta as they...
  26. Re: Direct Intervention From Shiva or Any other God?

    Namaste


    Yes and Yes.

    However, why do you want to "hasten" the "process" ? What process? and hasten what?

    What is more important to you? Shiva's Love or getting something done? I understand...
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    Re: Narak Chaturdashi

    Namaste

    YamaDeep Daan is on the evening of Dhantrayodashi when you place the deep (lamp) facing south.
    The story of Savitri et al is applicable then

    NarkaChaturdashi is when Shri KRshNa along...
  28. Re: Hanuman - Why is he associated with Tuesday and Saturday?

    Namaste


    1. Hanuman and Bheem are both Pavan-suta i.e. VAyu-putra.
    Shri KRshNa put the Dwaja (flag) of Hanuman on top of the Chariot to make it run at wind-speed (very high speed of Pavan). ...
  29. Thread: introductions

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    Re: introductions

    Welcome back Shaswati ji
  30. Re: Who/What is KUTastha : Bhagwad Gita Verse 16, chapter-15

    Jai Sjri KRshNa ~
    Namaste

    All along this thread, Devoteeji (and Adi ShankarAchArya), YajvanJi (and Abhivav Guptaji) and Jopmala ji (and VaishNav AchArya of the 4 schools) have been all saying...
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    Re: VaishNav Oasis

    Jai Shri KRshNa ~
    namaste



    RukmiNi-haraN :)
    [Shrimad BhAgvat Canto 10 Part 2]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSJNesXRQJk
  32. Re: Mysticism in Vaishnava tradition and it's relation to western mysticsm

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  33. Re: Mysticism in Vaishnava tradition and it's relation to western mysticsm

    Hare KRshNa

    Bhagvad prem is mystical when it involves a real relationship with BhagavAn (Supreme) and when the Lord gives the devotee mystical experiences that cannot have a 'rational '...
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    Re: Happy Dussehra !

    Jai Shri KRshNa
    Jai Shri RAm

    rAm conquered rAvaNa today
    May Shri RAm conquer over RAvaNa in all hearts
    Good conquers over evil today
    truth triumphs over illusion today -- illusion in the form...
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    Re: aṣṭasiddhi daivata

    praNAm Yajvan ji

    This is such a wonderful interpretation of the original major ashTa siddhis.
    It makes perfect sense
    Thank You!
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    Re: Tulsi problem

    Namaste

    You are not alone. This is common in the beginning.
    Tulasi is Shri. A form (rUpa) of Lakshmi and is delicate.
    Over-watering is a common cause. Even a little extra water is over-watering....
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    Re: History of VRINDAVAN

    I think Ved is basically questioning this :

    CC Madhya 18.5


    tīrtha ‘lupta’ jāni’ prabhu sarvajña bhagavān
    dui dhānya-kṣetre alpa-jale kailā snāna
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    Re: History of VRINDAVAN

    And this is how GovindDev ji revealed Himself to RUpa GoswAmi 5000 years later :
    http://www.jaipurthepinkcity.com/hindu_temples/govind_devji/govind_devji.htm


    Ved, you are lucky -- just what...
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    Re: History of VRINDAVAN

    Namaste

    I have edited the story of GovindDev in the link in post above (on the Vrindavan-Mathura Trip thread). Corresponding EDITs in the above post in yellow-orange.

    Major point I had in mind...
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    Re: History of VRINDAVAN

    Dear Ved

    Please check your mailbox. I have sent you a PM.

    Regarding your question about the original Vigrahas (Deities) --
    I have already told the story of GaruD-Govind temple --- it was...
  41. Thread: Shri RAdhA

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    Re: Shri RAdhA

    * jaya-pradA - bestower of success. She blesses devotees with success in devotion, in spiritual progress, helps to conquer the mind
    * jayA - success personified, to be glorified, who is beyond the...
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    Re: Shiva &Vishnu (Vedic, Puranic)

    :)

    1. MahAdev i.e. Lord Shiva and RUdra are the same because Shiva (the auspicious pure One) manifested as RUdra (Who compassionately cries on seeing the sorrow in the world and wants to put an...
  43. Thread: Shri RAdhA

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    Re: Shri RAdhA

    || Shri KRshNArpaNamapstu ||
    Dedicated to the One Who gave rise to a RAdhA

    (This translation is not from any existing source - or it would be pointless to put it here. Only a section of the...
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    Re: Shiva &Vishnu (Vedic, Puranic)

    Namaste PestThurse

    Many have such impressions about the relationship between Veda and PurAN because that is what they are taught, told -- that these are all things ancient people "made up" ,...
  45. Thread: Shri RAdhA

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    Re: Shri RAdhA

    Namaste

    Radha's names give knowledge of Radha and can be classified into several groups

    1. Describing relationship with KRshNa and how deep and Divine that relation is
    2. As the role in...
  46. Thread: Shri RAdhA

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    Re: Shri RAdhA

    FOOTNOTE: Another meaning behind PArvati's words 'gopItva bhAva' (shloka 7) referring to RAdhA can be mystically mysterious secret consciousness. Gop = gopanIya = hidden, and can also mean mystical.
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    Re: Bhakti Sagara - Collection of Bhajans

    I used to try singing this song (from this exact video) in the high pitch of Shreya Goshal :) - who has sung ManmohanA ~ so well. This You-tube video is also so well-made. perfect, far better than...
  48. Thread: Shri RAdhA

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    Re: Shri RAdhA

    Atha RAdhA SahasranAma Stotram - - Shri KRshNArpaNamastu.
    Let us dedicate this long-awaited thread to DevakiNandan YashodAnandan Nandanandan Shri KRshNa Govinda DAmodar Mukunda

    PLEASE NOTE: This...
  49. Thread: Shri RAdhA

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    Shri RAdhA

    Jai Jai Shri RAdhe
    Jai Yugal Kishore

    Today is RAdhAshTami and there is so much that can be said.

    This day and thread will inaugurate the discussion on Radha SahasranAma - Thousand Names of...
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    Re: Is Radha brah***?

    Namaste

    Today is RAdhAshTamI - appearamce day of Shri RadhikA

    Those who want to understand Devi Radha, Radha tattva (principle) should study RAdhA SahasranAma - Thousand Names of RAdhA
    To...
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