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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    Yes, it's not always 'one size fits all'. That is why we have many approaches. For an individual the path is monotheistic, but Hindu dharma as a whole may appear to be...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    A quick reply. In general we are all smArta-s. Sacred thread is not just for brAhmin-s but for all 3 varNa-s. It is necessary for performing vedic rituals. I haev a sacred...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaste Markendeya ji,

    bhagavAta has many verses supporting advaita, specially Uddhava gItA. there is a chapter on guNa-s which talk about advaita. There are other chapters too. I dont have the...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaste Markendeya ji,

    I strongly feel that the mUla AcArya-s like rAmAnuja, mAdhva, vallabha and even chaitanya mahAprabhu were all holy men. They were not themselves rigidly attached to their...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Thank you. From an article, mAyAvAda and brahmavAda ;) the article grew into a 550+ page website :D

    Recently, I thought of writing an article on Hindu Dharma (Google Docs version | Html version)....
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaste markendeya 108,

    Ramana Maharshi is the most misunderstood saint. He often remained silent not answering questions to most newbies. Most of the time, he replied to people who have studied...
  7. Re: Searching for a story from Sri Vaishnava sampradaya...

    Happy you got what you wanted :)
  8. Re: Meditation Troubles:How to deal with sound pollution?

    Namaste Ram ji,

    Simply rest for some time and be aware of the noise. Do not resist. Let it flow. Do not get attached to it either. The more you try to resist, more it will bother you. This is the...
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta and non dual teachings.

    Namaste,

    Being aware is an important part of Advaita, but only being aware is not adviata:) .Advaita is a journey fro mduality to non-duality. Even Yoga schools and texts like Hatha Yoga...
  10. Re: Searching for a story from Sri Vaishnava sampradaya...

    Namaste Viraja ji,

    One Lady wanted to help you to find your story. She could not Sign up, hence she requested me to post a link for you on her behalf (Some time back she had a conversation with...
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    Re: Murugan a Tamil deity

    Namaste Viraja di,

    For me too, skanda, as murugan is widely worshiped in TamilNadu than any other Indian State. This does not mean anyone not worshiping him in the north. Even in panchdeva puja or...
  12. Re: Which 'Gita' was told to Sri Rama by Lord Shiva?

    Namaste,

    I dont know the Gita told in skanda purANa, but there exists a Siva gItA in padma purANa told by Lord Siva to Lord rAmA. In bengali version (containing 7 khaNDa-s) it is in uttara khaNDa...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste,

    I have not faced login issues since yesterday. Thank you for solving it :)
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste Sriram ji,

    Shastras talk of things that we are not used you. Spirituality is direct dealing with mind and in practical life, not much is taught on how to keep a check on our ever-demanding...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste,

    SAstra-s help you to gain clarity and give you proper direction. It is God inside us who will an introvert mind to establish in heart. What is said by Guru and SAstra will one day become...
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    Re: Shastra is Pramana

    Namaste,

    SAstra-s are not just philosophy. They are experience of innumerable saints. They are like a verified or authentic map which can show you direction and guide you. Adi Sankara has accepted...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste Satay ji,

    After few days, I logged in back. As always, I am not able to login in first attempt.

    The message is

    Invalid Redirect URL (http://hindudharmaforums.com/)

    While the home...
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    Re: See white crystal like shiva linga in dream

    Namaste,

    If the dreams happen in brahma muhurata 3:30 am - 5:30 am or even in early morning, they are very auspicious. I agree with @Aanandinii

    I looks like you have grace of both Hanuman...
  19. Shri Adi Shankracharya and Shri Ramanujacharya Jayanti

    || Hari OM ||





    || ShrI guru sharaNam ||
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    Re: Happy Sri Rama Navami 2015! (03/28/2015)

    Thank you for sharing both links

    __/\__
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    Re: Happy Sri Rama Navami 2015! (03/28/2015)

    || HAPPY RAM NAVAMI ||

    शुद्ध ब्रह्म परात्पर राम ।। १ ।।
    कालात्मक परमेश्वर राम ।। २ ।। - नाम रामायण

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDvGvVNdsug

    ...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste,

    I like Pristine http://themeforest.net/item/pristine-a-vbulletin-4-suite-theme/full_screen_preview/8519453

    Primus is available in 5 colours. This may give a lot of choice if the price...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste,

    Synapse style is also good. I was about to mention, but it's a little catchy. It has bold blue tone. Hence I gave other options.
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste Satay ji,

    If we have to stick to blue, I think BlueSaint 4.x vBulletin Theme might be suit (under light skin).

    For different colour Aria Chocolate 4.x vBulletin Theme

    Are you sure...
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    Re: Time is the seed of the universe - meaning

    Namaste,

    There can be no creation without time (kAla). Hence while creating, preserving and destroying the universe, paramAtmA divides itself into 4 parts. In each phase i.e. creation,...
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    Re: Upgrade

    namaste,

    I think you must have used unicode font to type. Indic Unicode font is partially supported by CorelDraw, inkscape and GIMP. I have not tried Photoshop.

    The title should look like

    ।।...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste,

    I wanted to change the signature and it showed following error

    The following errors occurred with your submission

    Your signature cannot be longer than 500 characters including BB...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste,

    Sometimes when I try to log in, HDF says, invalid URL. Upon second attempt, I can successfully login. At times we are logged out before we finish typing response to a post. Hence we have...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste,

    You will also have to find a way to put links on horizontal navbar like we had in older version of HDF (online library of shastras, etc), rules for HDF, etc

    Hari OM
  30. Re: Mantras: It's The Same God - Why Different Results?

    condt...

    Coming back to question on equality of men and women ... All answers are given from spiritual POV.

    Women are more powerful then male.
    Women are more emotional then man. It is a gift...
  31. Re: Mantras: It's The Same God - Why Different Results?

    Namaste Ananandinii ji,

    I understand. The question of varNa based on birth and character is a long debated issue. We had a 250+ posts thread which remained civil upto 220+ posts or so. I...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Namaste,

    One thing I noticed

    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?13853-Article-How-to-Create-a-New-Article

    If you visit the above link, it points to another link, which I cannot...
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    Re: Upgrade

    Congrats Satay ji (and all of us :) ) for upgrading software of HDF. It will take to get used to the new layout, but it feels good and fresh.

    Thanks a ton for your continuous effort to maintain...
  34. Re: Mantras: It's The Same God - Why Different Results?

    Namaste,

    There are different Gayatri mantras for each varNa. the commonly known Gayatri Mantra is Brahma-Gayatri Mantra (that we usually hear). This mantra is imparted to son by father or...
  35. Thread: Coming Home?

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    Re: Coming Home?

    Namaste Satay bhai,

    For me when I am introvert, I am not active online. But when mind is not 100 % introvert, and so it needs an emotional outlet, I prefer to stay connected with God by engaging...
  36. Re: Mantras: It's The Same God - Why Different Results?

    Namaste,

    One gets the fruits in proportion to the strength of bhakti and samarpaNa (surrender). What matters is the intention behind chanting God's name.

    Each mantra is a vibration ( as sound...
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    Re: Spontaneous Devotion

    Namaste LightofOM

    Whatever happens is the wish of God. Good luck.

    I hope you are reading Gita, Bhagavat Purana. Gita is very important. Swami Chinmaya's Gita commentary is very popular. I...
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    Re: Spontaneous Devotion

    Namaste LightofOM,

    I feel very happy to know your spiritual experience. I had similar experiences. I too see my own body many times and even though we work, tecnhically we are not working. I think...
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    Re: Spontaneous Devotion

    Namaste,

    It is a very good sign. When God shows you the way, it is the best that suits you. This happens totally unexpected without any kind of brain washing or repeated hammering of certain...
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    Re: Beginner Questions

    Namaste and Welcome to the forums!



    Answering questions in Hinduism is a bit difficult because there are so many views that are prevailing.

    The answer to this is

    1.a. Yes. They are real...
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    Re: Mundaka Upanishad question

    Namaste,

    Do not worry, truth will unfold at right time. All we need is to have faith, never loose hope and surrender unconditionally. Rest all will follow.

    Good Luck.

    OM
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    Re: Tailbone pain - locust pose/root chakra issue?

    Namaste Vasily,

    I do not understand





    The pain may move from one point to another if the energy shifts, but it does not mean it shifts from one chakra to another.
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    Re: Happy Maha Shiva Ratri

    Benefits of Bhanga

    http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/indian-religions/hinduism/why-does-lord-shiva-drink-bhang/

    (matter on this site cannot be copied)

    Har Har Mahadev !!!
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    Happy Maha Shiva Ratri

    Happy Maha Shivaratri to all

    Om Namah Shivay
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    Re: Mundaka Upanishad question

    Namaste,

    What Smaranam ji says is right. consciousness shines (powers) the mind and it shines within the mind, making it active and lively.

    Whatever we experience is due to mind. But the power...
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    Re: Mundaka Upanishad question

    Namaste,

    This is not easy to answer and it requires a lot of study and lengthy answer.

    What you feel or experience depends upon the where the consciousness is. When your consciousness is in...
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    Re: Panchakshara mantra

    Namaste,

    Shiva Bhaktas can visit this thread on HDF

    Shiva Bhajans

    OM Namah Shivaya
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    Vishwanathashtakam Shiva Stuti 3D Wallpaper Images (Youtube)


    Request: Please give titles to youtube and other links, else we may end up repeating same songs from different links.
    ...
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    Re: Panchakshara mantra

    Thank you :)

    Same song is available on Youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPw46RQqZ9A

    another one by Sri Rameshbhai Oza (sweet voice with less music)
    ...
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    Re: How do shaivites get moksha?

    Namaste,

    Moksha can be obtained when one dies in Kasi or Varanasi is given in pamda purANa. However, the explanation of word 'Varanasi' given by devotee ji is apt.

    In padma pUrANa itself, we...
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