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    Re: If Hanuman dies...

    The equivalent for monkey in sanskrit is vAnaraH. ( or kapiH)

    Note that these vAnarAs are mentioned to be dwelling in the forests (vanaM)

    vanaM is a highly technical term used in our...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    I think you are right - it is almost pointless to argue endlessly.
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    The only reason given for Arjuna's falling down during the ascent to heaven is being "proud" that he was the main destroyer of enemies. The five Pandavas along with Karna went to hell, for a short...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    And you have formed an emotional crust around you that does not allow any intellectual
    activity. No, Advaitins do not impose their beleifs on anyone else. Have you seen any Advaitin on this forum...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Dear nirotu,



    I could show you dozens of Jesus in India even today - how many are there in
    Christianity? Christianity is about attaining heaven after death. But Hindu Dharma is about it...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Namaste nirotu,



    In the absence of Christianity placing any emphasis on jnAna mArga even for some people, it has to be dismissed as a subset only. I would expect some people to be Yogins for...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Mind is entangled in thoughts as long as it is not one pointed, and the religion must be focussed on that. How do you propose to attain the one pointedness?



    Your goal here is to promote...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Namaste Nirotu,



    Evasive! Please show us where the bible and the vedas stand in terms of philosophical depth. Bible is just kid's book. Vedas are for grown ups.



    The issue is actually...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    People who talk too much about surrender do tend to think they have surrendered more, eh? Ceasing to look for God and criticizing those who do so = Surrender.:D

    There was an ISkCONite on this...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Hey Nirotu,



    Yes, it has to be . Whichever religions failed to recognize this fact, set up a devil, and a hellfire to those who were not fully evolved yet. Evolution is the natural law of the...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Namaste Nirotu,

    Why are you always in stage one? You mentioned that grace is the starting point of the journey and everyone accepted here. The grace has given me beleif in God, and I beleive in a...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Hi nirotu,

    You are right when you say that the repentent Hitler would be saved. He might be spared of the fury of hell depending on the extent of his repentance. However there would be no...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Namaste Nirotu,

    No , none of points have been missed except you have not followed what we have been saying.



    It is not easy to ignore, and infact the opening to God comes in the form of...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Didn't you read what I wrote - One moves from ego-consciousness into the Turiya consciousness by sacrifice. By sacrifice of all elements that create the ego-consciousness. The ego consciousness is...
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    Re: Regarding Chandogya verse

    Hi Jalaysayanan,

    I can understand where you are coming from....


    Shankara's interpretations are usually from a philosopher's point of view, and Ramanuja's from a devotee's point of view....
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Hi nirotu,

    I am no0t going to answer most of your points as they have been answered with detailed examples from my side, which you have missed because Christianity does not have answers to very...
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    Re: Regarding Chandogya verse

    kapiH and Asam cannot be combined, a suitable form of kapiH has to be used like kapeH or kapinA, as I indicated earler.

    By kapIH, I meant the Sun. ( Ramanuja's way)
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    Re: Regarding Chandogya verse

    Should be worded as kaM aapa asyAm pibati iti
    Which is an essential rehash of kaM pibati. Which root is different? So that leads only to kapaH. If you so sure it is kapiH, why dont you demonstrate...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Namaste ZN,



    Yes, external revelations are as valid as the internal ones, but all such revelations are still manifestations of the Self within. One could see God with bare eyes, hear with...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Hi nirotu,

    Thanks for being patient. I think you certainly have some of the qualities of Christ. I think some Hindus here have chosen to attack you out of some personal agendas and I suggest you...
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    Re: Does science have all answers?

    Namaste Nirotu,



    Those who say this undermine the purpose of creation and are ignorant of divine laws and their own association with the divinity. Karma is not an inevitable path, but one...
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    Re: Regarding Chandogya verse

    We get kapaH from the Astadhyayi sutra - 3.02.003 (ATaH anupasarge KaH) . kapiH is not a valid rendering of kaM pibhati, according to Panini grammar. It might be valid in a pre paninian context, so...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    Great understanding. Too good to be true.:Cool:

    I will telegram you when I am on my death bed, and accept Christianity at the last minute.

    Until that time, I will spend my energy in doing...
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    Re: Reality

    So that is your objection to Advaita? People calling themselves God? I think you are totally missing the point. We are only saying that Lord himself became many, and there is no question of "I being...
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    Re: Reality

    Yes, scriptural verses like "sarvam khalvidam brahma" have made it beyond any doubts whatsoever that there is nothing whatsoever beyond Brahman. We dont care for "alternate" interpretations. It is...
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    Re: Reality

    Namaste tatvam,

    You have much curiosity....are your motives good or to make fun? I cant understand that.

    Anyway, here is the deal.

    Every religion or belief system requires faith in a...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    Stems from different philosophical positions, no point in comparing. In Christianity, the God is more like a human being with human emotions like love, jealosy, anger etc. We do not accept such a...
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    Regarding Chandogya verse

    The admin of this site forwarded me a mail and asked for my opinion: I am posting it here just to get more opinion.



    The issue is the Chandogya 1.6.7 verse.

    The standard Advaitin...
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    Re: CONCEPT OF GOD IN ISLAM

    What is so ungodly about the loo? If it think it is ungodly please refrain from that here afterwards.;)




    Why do you think the acts of people are ungodly? There are many disasters that...
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    Re: CONCEPT OF GOD IN ISLAM

    You want to mix them or what?;)
    Then you must already be a muslim.;)
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    Re: Why is there a God in the first place?

    Since you say that "Life is Yoga" I assume that you believe in a God?



    Obviously, God, whether concieved as the Absolute or the Personal God, must have a will - else it becomes atheism.

    ...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    Yes, but you no longer sin, when you are no longer man. That is what that happens with a Yogi. A tattva jnani cannot sin even if he wants, just like a perfected driver.




    Strict Advaitic...
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    Re: CONCEPT OF GOD IN ISLAM

    :D

    I think these posts are more suited for a political forum, rather than a religeous forum. I dont understand why politics and religion are mixed so often. If you have concerns with Islam and...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    Righto! Dharma goes beyond the standards of the "sermon on the mount" as it also addresses the perfection at the level of subtle and causal bodies,. You are right - one sin (desire) will separate us...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    You are right - from the perspective of man, freewill "seems" to exist. However, the individual soul being his own projected consciousness - there is nothing that the Lord does not know, in the...
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    Re: Again We Go.

    Namaste Nirotu,

    You still have not reached to what I am saying. The teachings of Christianity fall well within Hindu Dharma as repeatedly pointed out -- but it cannot be complete by itself, in...
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    Re: CONCEPT OF GOD IN ISLAM

    So what? We have all lived in India only. We have never seen Adharmic forces ever win permanently over Dharmic forces. What as a single person can you achieve? Or even if you raise a few Hindus in...
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    Re: CONCEPT OF GOD IN ISLAM

    Namaste,

    I think you are entirely missing the point in showing intolerance towards other faiths. I admit that Islam is quite intolerant, but that does not rule out its path for its followers. It...
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    Re: What Caste Are You?

    All religions that lack the law of Karma are forced to classify people into two broad groups, believer and disbeliever, with former getting saved and the latter getting doomed. All these religions...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    The freewill/destiny is a paradoxial problem isn'i it? If God is omniscient then there is no room for freewill beyond God's knowledge. If everything is destined then what is the role of prayers or...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    Hi Tomoz,



    What do you mean by "ultimately" satisfy the hunger of man? There are a number of people who have had no problems in life from birth to death, and have never felt the need for...
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    Re: Pointless debate about advaita

    You did, and your question was answered. Read again please...why dont you view this creation as a majesty of God, instead of ignorance, if that makes you feel better. Who is the ruler - God. Who are...
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    Re: Why do Christians reject gnostic teaching?

    How could one make up one's mind, whether to choose the world or God? I see the world, I see it gives me good and I love it. I dont see God, dont see any reason to beleive it, but dont "hate" God....
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    Re: Pointless debate about advaita

    From Advaita's perspective, or rather Brahman's perspective or the jnanin's perspective, there is absolutely nothing outside of Brahman - so the question of Ajnani does not arise. The question is...
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    Re: Murthi/Idol Worship

    The Chandrama and Naxatra(moon and asterism) are symbols for the Atarva veda. So Islam is an offshoot of Atarva veda ~ perhaps a distorted (or authentic) one. I have even seen one nADi grantha...
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    Re: Murthi/Idol Worship

    What about the Moon and the star symbol associated with Allah? ( can be seen on every Islamic flag). Now you are going to say Islam has nothing to do with the moon. Then why are muslims observing the...
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    Re: What Caste Are You?

    You could try to prove that the "final immutable revelation to mankind" is just a

    1. A corrupt form of Dharma.
    2. An improper subset of Dharma.
    3. A mixture of several "Adharmic" religions of...
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    Re: Allah Has no Gender.

    LA ILAHA ILLALLAH
    :rolleyes:
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    Re: What Caste Are You?

    Probably the caste system can be wound up as soon as religions like Islam cease to discriminate between muslims and non muslims, allow non muslims to build temples and worship in Islamic states, stop...
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    Re: Again We Go.

    Namaste Nirotu,

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    I am surprised to see you quoting from Paramahansa Yogananda, when Yogananda himself was an advocate of the path of self enquiry.( They call his approach "Kriya...
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