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    Re: Man who made a plane on terrace gets wings

    Hari Om!

    Nice post, thanks for contributing!

    Just goes to show the power of people. Simply amazing what we can do and Indians have great spirit. Jai Hind!
  2. Thread: Hello from UK

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    Re: Hello from UK

    Hari Om!

    Welcome!

    You're in the right place. The forum is a wealth of information. There are many learned members to answer your queries too. Do some research via the search box for topics of...
  3. Re: Latest Blog post from theinvisiblehindu.com - All Religions Not the Same

    Hari Om!

    Took the time to read your blog from an initial post that you made promoting it. Pleasantly surprised.

    The contribution you linked above is great. I even took the time to comment some...
  4. Thread: Still broken

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    Re: Still broken

    Hari Om!

    Please know that you are applauded at the honesty that is presented, and know more that many before you have been in the same place - the doubting. For some, it comes and goes more so...
  5. Re: Hinduism happened. New, developing awareness, returning, discovering.

    Hari Om!

    Please, no apologies or clarification needed. Many can relate, myself included. In the biggest sense, Welcome! Your journey has just begun.

    Hinduism, in my opinion, is probably the...
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    Re: Namaste from Japan

    Hari Om!

    A most Warm Welcome! Looking forward to getting to know more about you through your posts!

    Om
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    Re: Happy Birthday HDF!

    Hari Om!

    Delighted to see the Forum in its 11th Year! Congratulations!

    On a side note Satay, was thinking of you two days ago. Great to have an enlightened soul come to mind to brighten the...
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    Re: Namaste Everyone

    Hari Om!

    Welcome back. Who knows? With an open mind, anything is possible, even in the Divine. Explore, enjoy, and post.

    Om
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    Re: New but not new :)

    Hari Om!

    Welcome!

    Nice introduction. Looking forward to your posts.

    Om
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    Re: Number of Rounds

    Hari Om!

    My experience with the Hari Krishnas would prove that the more rounds the better. Once a certain number of rounds has been established, this number must be maintained. Again, this is only...
  11. Re: Punished for being helpful, honest and religious ?

    Hari Om!

    As difficult as it may be, please try not to despair. One never knows what the gods hold in store for us but must have faith that it is for our own good. The trials that you have...
  12. Thread: hi Everyone

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    Re: hi Everyone

    Hari Om!

    Hello and a Warm Welcome.

    Please tell us a bit a bit about yourself. It would be nice to get to know about you and to see your posts.

    All the best.

    Om
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    Re: Battle continues in California Courts

    Hari Om!

    Thank-you for posting the update. Refreshing to see the slight progress but completely disheartening to know the final result. Quite simply, it hurts.

    If the caste system were...
  14. Re: Greatly desiring to move towards, and eventually become vegetarian.

    Hari Om!

    Maybe this will help.

    Was on a fruit and milk (only) lifestyle, taking a more satvik approach and trying to steady body and mind. Latest check-up with doctor, she said to get more...
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    Re: Namaste from Vienna

    Hari Om!

    Sadhaka Ji,

    A most warm Welcome!

    Please don't wait for questions to appear. Take time to introduce yourself in some detail. Don't be shy - others have done so before you. This...
  16. Re: Genuine spiritual experience -- I'm thrilled!!

    Hari Om!

    Viraja,

    Delighted at the news and even more so that you shared. Best of continued luck in your ventures.

    Om
  17. Re: Is this Sansara (संसार) the worldly existence a curse?

    Hari Om!

    Quite simply, our divine nature is Bliss! Take a read through the Sanyasa Upanashads. They are short for the most part but full of illuminating wisdom.

    From one, although I don't...
  18. Re: Greatly desiring to move towards, and eventually become vegetarian.

    Hari Om!

    Devotee Ji's words are so very powerful as am certain that you've seen and will take to heart. They can apply to so many situations and are a good reminder for me as well. Thank-you Ji!
    ...
  19. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Hari Om!

    Nice to read your post and Welcome!

    A few queries come to mind;

    What brought about the change to the "religious" views you now hold?

    If it's not too personal, your age? You...
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    Re: Self-Enquiry vs Open Awareness confusion

    Hari Om!

    So don't identify with any of it - body, "I", or breath that is - simply let the rest be and see what remains. That is what you truly are. It goes with you everywhere, does everything...
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    Re: religion choices in profile

    Hari Om!

    And if it makes any difference, am another that agrees with Believer. Perhaps this change can be considered?

    Om
  22. Re: "he revives the divine consciousness of his previous life"

    Hari Om!

    Mushika,

    Delighted to read your post and may I offer a most warm welcome! Please continue to visit and post often. You have a lot to offer.

    All the best on your journey.

    Om
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    Re: karmic debts of spiritual person?

    Hari Om!

    Exactly! Very delighted that you have shared such thoughts as they pretty much parallel mine.

    Would anyone be so kind as to elaborate on the three types of karma and how each may be...
  24. Thread: Nithyananda

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    Nithyananda

    Hari Om!

    Though not my Guru, have been reading some of the works of Swami Nithyananda with amazement. His depth, clarity and simplicity make for excellent reading and study and a plus is that they...
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    Re: Broken

    Hari Om!

    Always a master with words, honest, cutting ... A great poet indeed.

    Please keep sharing your divine gift.

    Om
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    Re: karmic debts of spiritual person?

    Hari Om!

    What a great query! It seems that you have a good understanding, but please let me add a bit if I may.

    First, if one has Guru, then Guru can take on much of karmic debt. An evolved...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hari Om!

    Welcome to the forums. Looking forward to seeing your posts.

    Om
  28. Thread: Namaste !

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    Re: Namaste !

    Hari Om!

    So very nice to have you here. You may learn and take away a lot, but in the same regard, we are sure to take much away from what you share. Please be willing to do so.

    Looking forward...
  29. Re: how long do you usualy chant the hare krishna mantra for.?

    Hari Om!

    Chad,

    Truly depends on your intention, level of practice among other factors. Starting out with one round and working your way up to a number of your liking or as prescribed by your...
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    Re: Seeking help for root chakra(muladhara)

    Hari Om!

    What a great query! Although am not familiar with the power of the mantras you have asked about on the chakras, some use the bija mantras for each chakra. The bija mantra for the root...
  31. Re: Sandhyavandanam and Gayatri Diksha........Why so difficult to receive?

    Hari Om Stefos,

    Might I rather suggest spending more time at said temples, perhaps doing seva and getting to know some of the pandits and members well if you don't already. It's time to make...
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    Re: Bhagavad Gita explained to a western mind

    Hari Om!

    Another suggestion was made earlier to visit a Krishna Temple. May I temper it with the suggestion, better in my experience and humble opinion, of the Chinmaya Mission. The discourses...
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    Re: Need spiritual help

    Hari Om!

    Viraja Ji,

    Your kind reply is appreciated and totally accept your assessment of Sri Hanuman.

    Was however speaking more specifically to a living/embodied Guru in which you have taken...
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    Re: Need spiritual help

    Hari Om!

    Your being one of faith and believing in God, may I suggest praying to Guru for guidance and delivery? Quite honestly, He has all power and your faith in Him is the answer to all that...
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    Re: Help using Ubtan

    Hari Om!

    Maybe I'll stay away from the advice on the turmeric - I could use some color! Ha Ha ...
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    Help using Ubtan

    Hari Om!

    Used ubtan today for the first today but perhaps improperly. I understand that one is to make a paste of it and apply to body, then rinse off. But does one then shower normally or is...
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    Re: Happy Deepavali

    Hari Om!

    Happy and Blessed Diwali to all!

    Om
  38. Thread: Viraja's 101

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    Re: Viraja's 101

    Hari Om!

    Viraja Ji,

    This post is well written, the points are well taken, and are potent reminders. Thank-you.

    The one exception I take is the assertion that bhakti yoga is supreme (you have...
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    Re: 'India-US Security Co-operation'

    Hari Om!

    No, you haven't missed much because it doesn't say anything! Anyone not wanting to meet with India would be a fool. Problem is, we may end up with one of them as US President!
  40. Re: I am begining to feel Mera Bharat Mahan in letter and sprit. Thank U Modi ji!

    Hari Om!

    Anirudh Ji,

    Thank-you for continuing with the posts if only for my sake. They are very valuable on many levels, some of which you will come to know over time.

    First let me inform...
  41. Re: I am begining to feel Mera Bharat Mahan in letter and sprit. Thank U Modi ji!

    Hari Om!

    Anirudh Ji,

    Thank-you for posting the article and video as they are both enlightening and accurate. Not to burden you, but anything else you wish to share would be appreciated as I...
  42. Thread: Navratri

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    Re: Navratri

    Hari Om!

    Happy and Blessed Navratri to All!
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    Re: Trivial issue, but unable to find solution

    Hari Om!

    Although I would like to live up to your standards of not eating from utensils, plates, etc that have touched non-veg, I find it too difficult to do so. In a perfect world this could...
  44. Re: I am begining to feel Mera Bharat Mahan in letter and sprit. Thank U Modi ji!

    Hari Om!

    Anirudh Ji,

    Your words are far from harsh, they are well placed and my applause is yours. It's more than time that these actions have been taken under the circumstances though...
  45. Re: What were the gods of the Indus Valley Civilization?

    Hari Om!

    Devotee Ji,

    Have followed this thread carefully and fully agree with what you have written in your first post on this page. Not certain why it has taken this long but thank-you none...
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    Re: Ayurveda and Natural Hygiene

    Hari Om!

    But as in another view, what would attract a disease state to an individual in the first place? Some exposed to a flu virus do not catch the flu while others do. How do you explain this?...
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    Re: Red Sri Chakra in my dream

    Hari Om!

    IMHO, stick to your sadhana and do it well with your full devotion. Adding too much too it as was the case for me hastened my progress.

    Om
  48. Re: I accidentally broke dough made Ganesha idols :(

    Hari Om!

    No need to worry about superstition. Lord Ganesha is also very forgiving and the materials you used for idols are prone to break. Any murthi that is damaged should be disposed in river,...
  49. Thread: Anger

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    Re: Anger

    Hari Om1

    Congratulations on being angry. It's a step in the right direction towards dealing with your depression as they say that those who are depressed are really angry and just repressing it....
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    Re: Anyone been through this (phase) before?

    Hari Om!

    The inquiry stage is a great place to be - savor it! You've awakened something that no longer wants to sleep and discovering what that is is a fantastic journey. Please continue to share...
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