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  1. Thread: Opinionated?

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    Re: Opinionated?

    I agree, Christianity has nothing on us, in a discussion we would "win" every time.

    I don´t understand why these discussions get deleted. We can handle them very easily. I´m secure in my faith,...
  2. Thread: Opinionated?

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    Re: Opinionated?

    He was banned?
    What happened?

    Maya
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    Re: 'Detachment' from Body

    Thank you Devotee.

    Maya
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    Re: Unexpected or unprepared for kundalini awakening?

    I should listen to more chanting too. I forget when I'm not at the Ashram.

    Maya
  5. Thread: The Calendar

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    Re: The Calendar

    That is a great question.

    I never use a Hindu Calendar, I check the Ashram and Temple website for holidays.

    My temple doesn't have anything on Sundays, I really wish that they did because I can...
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    Re: Unexpected or unprepared for kundalini awakening?

    It really makes a difference to focus on the third eye.

    My teachers don't give mantras, a lot of people ask about that at my Ashram and they always get the answer that we chant so much anyway that...
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    Re: Unexpected or unprepared for kundalini awakening?

    Namaste TouchedbytheLord,

    I was too, I actually could not believe it. I thought that Kundalini was one of those new age things, people in yoga studios like to throw around.




    I have the...
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    Re: 'Detachment' from Body

    :)

    Thank you, I did not know about him!

    Not planning to become the strongest woman of the Universe, but it is amazing to have strength. I'm kind of new to lifting weights, (a couple of years...
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    Re: 'Detachment' from Body

    IcySFX
    Well, I exercise a lot, cardio, weight lifting, hatha yoga and I do get enough protein on a vegetarian diet.
    I'm very strong and have good muscle tone.

    You really can be a body builder...
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    Re: Unexpected or unprepared for kundalini awakening?

    Kundalini is a real phenomenon and a real force within the body.
    But I think that people, yogis (the ones who do Hatha and doesn't understand the Hindu aspects of yoga) and New Age people often...
  11. Thread: Hello all!

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    Re: Hello all!

    Welcome.

    If anything I think it's good to try different religions, then when you find the one you really like you know that you are home.

    Maya
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    Re: How do you feel about being a hindu?

    That is a very beautiful story! Thank you for sharing it.

    I did not tell people in the beginning either, like Lena I was nervous about how people would react, and I didn't feel confident enough in...
  13. Thread: Ethics

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    That is what is so amazing and interesting. It sure is moving a lot faster now then ever before and we understand more and more of who we are and our place in the universe.

    Not sure if I think...
  14. Thread: Ethics

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    Re: Ethics

    Do you mind explaining what you mean by phenotype and epigenome please. I'm not familiar with these terms, maybe because I'm not very well versed in science and also because English is not my first...
  15. Thread: New to HDF

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    Re: New to HDF

    Welcome!

    I'm a western Hindu as well and my experience is similar to yours except for the fact that I have never been raised with a religion.
    Still the religion I heard most about was...
  16. Thread: Ethics

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    Re: Ethics

    That is a very good point.

    Probably not. It is most likely a very big risk to get involved with this, designer babies who will be designed to have certain looks certain traits, certain talents. It...
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    Re: Spiritual Teacher

    Do you live near any Ashrams?

    They usually have teachings regularly.

    Maya
  18. Thread: My Introduction

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    Re: My Introduction

    Of course not.

    Maya
  19. Thread: Ethics

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    Ethics

    This is in the NYtimes today: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/health/tests-of-parents-are-used-to-map-genes-of-a-fetus.html?_r=1&hp


    When this becomes a more common practice it will raise a lot...
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    Re: 'Detachment' from Body

    Why is it tough when you are vegetarian?

    Maya
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    Re: The Man From Earth Movie

    Do you have a link for it?

    Maya
  22. Re: Well, I did it; I made it to temple (kind of long).

    I don't really understand what the difference between North and South style is?
    My temple is South style, but I have to my knowledge not been in a north style temple.

    Oh you have a grand niece!...
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    Re: Living, Worshipping & Meditating

    I'm Advaita (is it better to say Advaitin? You'd think I should know), so maybe I'm biased, but I don't think you are wrong.

    I think that even Bhaktis worship forms to realize the formless, so...
  24. Re: Well, I did it; I made it to temple (kind of long).

    So nice!

    Thank you for sharing, I love reading about your experience.


    I went to temple yesterday too, but my new job makes it so that I miss most of it :(, at least I got to the tail end of...
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    This does bring up a very good point of discussion.

    We can go deeper, we can completely merge with God and understand that we are one, "sit" in the bliss etc.
    But it is a fact that we are...
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    "You died, and death was complete freedom from suffering - bliss. But it very quickly got lonely and repetitive in bliss, so you decided to be born once more. You've been doing this forever."

    That...
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    Re: Starting A Temple @ College

    That is awesome! Could you go even if you don't study there?
    Probably not...but I thought I'd ask.

    Maya
  28. Thread: Question

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    Re: Question

    It helps to chant for a few minutes before you meditate. Also try to find a time during the day when you feel the most relaxed.
    For me it's just before lunch and in the evening before dinner.
    Your...
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    Re: Utah Ganesha temple

    Indraneela,

    :)
    LOL

    Have a great time you both! Tell us all about it when you get back.

    Maya
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    Sanjaya,



    Yes and yes. We should not take scripture literary anyway, we have to take into context that they were written thousands of years ago. A time when people had a very limited...
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    I agree with this too actually.
    I did not mean to say that the rishis and swamis from long ago had it figured out perfectly like a scientist who has spent a lifetime studying.
    BUT what is wonderful...
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    I agree with this. Personally I could not believe if it contradicted Science. We have come to far with our knowledge of ourselves and our universe that religion has to correspond. It just become...
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    :)


    And people question why we westerners dont take up Christianity instead!?


    Maya
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    Re: Reading and being true to Guru

    If anything the Guru should recommend you to do so, if he/she says you shouldn't I would be suspicious wondering if he/she doesn't feel secure in his/her teachings.


    Maya
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    Re: Human body capabilities

    I second that, read the Yoga Sutras.

    Maya
  36. Thread: Vairagya?

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    Re: Vairagya?

    We are not stones, and I think most of us are not Sanyasins.

    You live in this body in this amazing world, we are here to enjoy it. That does not mean that we should be so attached that we can't...
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    First of all, I really have to read the Vedas. I have a small translation of the Rig Veda (not all of it I'm sure) but I didn't think it was a really good translation.
    Which translation do you...
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    Re: "Lifted off the floor by consciousness"

    Possibly some kind of hopping, because the body can jerk in deep meditation. But flying, no I don´t believe it.

    If anything someone may have an out of body experience, but the body would still sit...
  39. Re: Well, I did it; I made it to temple (kind of long).

    It sounds like you go to a wonderful temple! That is so nice to hear.

    So glad you like it.

    I like that I don´t understand most of the Sanskrit when I go to my temple, I like to sit and meditate...
  40. Thread: Self or svātman

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    Re: Self or svātman

    Oh I like that, thank you!

    That is a beautiful way to explain it.

    Maya
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    Re: Question about criticism of "the Impersonalists"

    AnrBjotk,
    Norsk, vad trevligt, själv är jag Svensk! :)

    I think this discussion kind of speaks for itself.

    At my Ashram we study both the Gita and Upanishads among others, our teachers are are...
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    Re: Reincarnation as non-human beings

    Definitely, from an Advaita point of view at least, we are all one. Should humanity and other species go extinct we just have less matter of ourselves manifested, and then yes we have to do it all...
  43. Thread: Self or svātman

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    Re: Self or svātman

    Could you explain it a little more? I'm not sure I understand what you mean, but it might be too that I don't understand Shakti so well.

    Maya
  44. Re: Was Pre-Enlightenment Civilization Superior to our Epoch?

    I think that we are evolving forward to a much more compassionate world very rapidly.
    There is still a lot to be done but we are getting their slowly and securely in some places and faster in...
  45. Thread: Self or svātman

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    Re: Self or svātman

    Yajvan,

    What a great topic!



    This is so beautifully said!

    Mana,
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    Re: Reincarnation as non-human beings

    That is THE spiritual lesson we are here to learn.

    Maya
  47. Re: Well, I did it; I made it to temple (kind of long).

    YAY!
    So glad you went and had a good experience.

    I was shy the first time too.

    Maya
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    Re: Brahman is all the above?

    There are different opinions on this. Everyone thinks that they are different forms of Brahman, but some think that yes Brahman can take a physical form, kind of like water becoming ice sculptures...
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    Re: Confused about Moksha

    Great questions and great answers!

    Maya
  50. Thread: Sunrise ...

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    Re: Sunrise ...

    This morning I happened to wake up just as the sun was rising. We are in the country for the weekend so I had a gorgeous view of it behind the trees.

    I thought to myself that I never see enough...
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