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    Re: Sad Video - Indifferent drivers

    The last such incident that made global headlines for quite a few days was in China where an infant was run twice because no body would come to help to get her off the road after the first run over....
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    Re: Rehydration of the soul

    Only meditation. Rest are just aids to achieve a meditative mind. This is one opinion.
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    Re: some Brits vs islamists

    The common enemy of this planet is fundamentalism in any form and belief in unfounded old books. Islam is the most potent and virulent form this phenomena. But racism, Christianity, monotheistic...
  4. Re: Pre-colonial India embraced homosexuality, Govt tells SC

    To criminalize how and with whom one has sex is barbaric and perverted. What logic is used to eradicate such outdated barbarism should be the least concern here. I was happy homosexuality was...
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    Re: Indian Americans: Watch out for Rick Santorum!

    He is an opus-dei member ;). No seriously!
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    Signs are not good

    http://in.news.yahoo.com/dhumal-warns-chinese-threat-air-intrusion-124743947.html



    I think 1962 is a distinct possibility if not immediately, then some years down the line if China continues to...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    Is fantasy so difficult to discern from reality? Reading shastras must be good, but will it be of any use, if our intelligence does not object to stories (similar to narrated in this thread, or those...
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    Re: States of existence

    Without going into so many words, I simply mean to say that "energy" who is referred to as shakti in our philosophies is much more fundamental than mind. World is not perceived by the mind, but...
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    Re: States of existence

    In Indian monistic philosophies consciousness is everything and energy or prana is its activity in manifested universe. Prana flows through the universe from its highest to lowest levels. The...
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    Re: Are "gunas" synonymous with "genes"?

    While Genes themselves will not 'typically' change in an individuals lifetime, gene-expression do. A gene-expression can be said to be a fundamental level of prakriti's mode functioning or guna in an...
  11. Thread: Business idea

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    Re: Business idea

    The idea has already been executed many times. So given Australia doesn't have too much competition on the front, sounds like a workable idea. But I have never built or run a successful business and...
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    Re: Do we have free will in the spirit world?

    Any being which has a body must be having some free will, no? what else is the body for? Now I don't know if we classify spirits as having bodies or not having bodies. The disembodied beings who lack...
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    Re: Is God really that compassionate?

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    I am sure that now you are very satisfied with multitude of reply's to your questions. Although you have not outlined any ontological model except the notion of an all powerful entity whose...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    Thanks Saidevo ji for posting the information and Theosophical origin of these masters. I'll not waste another word on this topic but would like to emphasize what Aurobindo said (perhaves a century...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    http://www.kuthumi.com/Kuthumi/Sessions.html

    So my more serious objection was why does Kuthumi allow things like above to happen in his name. Won't coming out of the himalayan hiding room be...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    I think it is now getting veeerrrryyy childish as expected, so I will keep it to one liners.


    I am not and I don't need to. See your own posts.


    Well somebody gotta keep the balance.


    See...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    You are right and I am not bringing scientific narcissism as an alternative. Any kind of certitude and belief generally spills trouble. I just voting for humanity and nothing else. Your position...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    No I was just showing how someone like anirvan always talking about love and respect in HDF so far can tip over and desire a genocide. It just adds another evidence to my thesis, that theism kills...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    Yes, this is what all theism ultimately boils down to, a strong desire for genocide! :-) Somehow your love for the so called lord ends up in desire to annihilate some of his own creations. Not to...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    No god will keep me around to throw more light on englightned masters whose prehistoric activities are not well known at all to humanity. With the grace of paramhamshas like Nigamananda we know a...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    Human history on earth of 100K years, existence of megalodons existing till 1.5 million years agi, Predator-X in the late cretatious periods are no longer matter of faith, they are facts. So I am not...
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    Re: THE HIMALAYAN RISHI SANGHA & KUTHUMI LAL

    Well human have evolved in a miniscule time period of time in earth history, a mere few thousand years.

    What was this bodyless brotherhood doing say 65 million years ago? Was it Mr Kuthumi who...
  23. Re: Forced conversion of Hindus in Pakistan jolts US out of slumber

    6th century arabian desert to be precise.


    Never, since with each passing day the minority vote bank is getting more and more important as minorities or muslims are not going down numerically...
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    Re: Advaita Vedantha: Serious Attentions Required.

    Well, this becomes a point of opinion. If I take Krishna as he is in Mahabharata I will have to reject Vaishnavism and their attempts to retro fit the historical krishna with some philosophical...
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    Re: Advaita Vedantha: Serious Attentions Required.

    No it does not. Names of Krishna are not patented vaishnava nomenclature which others are barred from using. Is it so?

    Apart from Sankaracharya writing bhaja govindam and a commentary on vishnu...
  26. Thread: NY Times on Yoga

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    NY Times on Yoga

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/health/nutrition/yoga-fans-sexual-flames-and-predictably-plenty-of-scandal.html?_r=1&ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=all
  27. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Depends on the temple - I can't imagine a temple in states would be doing that. If you come to India and try to enter puri jagannatha temple, even without any outer visible sign of christianity or...
  28. Thread: Atman

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    Re: Atman

    My question was about necessity, God can surely be fit into Nyaya. But after reflecting on this, I concede there is no formal problem and my reaction went over the top.

    But did Nyaya have any...
  29. Thread: Atman

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    Re: Atman

    Is that nyaya darshana?



    Theism is fine infact core of vedanta or the position you are referring to. I am not contensting Theism, but was questioning necessity (not sufficiency, as nyaya is...
  30. Re: Who when to hell and back in Hinduism to warn about it?

    Maharaja Yudhisthira did it. You are an universalist and a Hindu? Well who is not these days?
  31. Re: Inviting sharing of practical experiences in 'surrender'

    I thought it is played mostly using the head-which is the strongest part of the body in Americans generally. But soccer is being resurrected in America - at least David Beckham won't budge from...
  32. Thread: Atman

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    Re: Atman

    No problem Nyaya can hold any premise it deems fit to defend its theories, except they are not true. Even individual consciousness has no well defined boundary and can be expansive and even all...
  33. Thread: Atman

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    Re: Atman

    I think this western classification of mind and matter, realism and idealism may be inappropriate for bharat dharmas.
  34. Thread: Atman

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    Re: Atman

    Why do you need other's opinions on this? Buddhist view on self is not just a view but a tangible experience.

    Self-consciousness is something we always feel when we move about in the ordinary...
  35. Thread: Greed

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    Greed

    FEBRUARY 29--A New York woman who lives in a 34-room, 30,000-square-foot mansion is facing a federal criminal charge related to her employment of an illegal alien who allegedly served as a domestic...
  36. Thread: Detachment

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    Re: Detachment

    Why should taming the reptile be the objective of the love? With 100% universal love showered on the reptile, it might and should bite back if it so desires, what's the problem with that?

    I won't...
  37. Thread: Detachment

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    Re: Detachment

    If cost of this 'final destination' is the precious compassion then we better remain detracted forever - such a destination is basically a worthless goal only suitable for insensitive people with no...
  38. Thread: Feeling tainted?

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    Re: Feeling tainted?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga-ga
  39. Thread: Feeling tainted?

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    Re: Feeling tainted?

    I don't think it is prudent to assume theism automatically gives a better understanding of the universe or that atheistic, agnostic people are missing something valuable in this world.

    Human...
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    Re: John Friend - The Yoga Mogul

    Vivekananda in his life time was not surrounded by millions of followers nor was he regarded as any miraculous personality.
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    Re: The Supreme's grace (anugraha)

    If anything, this is actually tirodhana, getting mesmerized by the world, its apparent miraculous existence, beauty and fine balance - letting the soul forget its real identity with shiva.

    But...
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    Re: John Friend - The Yoga Mogul

    Any religious teacher or a yoga teacher or a guru who surrounds himself with thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of followers is most likely to be a dishonest cheat. This does not need any...
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    Re: Advaita Vedantha: Serious Attentions Required.

    A forum is just the reflection of the those who post in it. So if advaita viewpoints in this forum appear a bit of a "weak sauce", its because posters are either unwilling or incapable of presenting...
  44. Re: WHY UPPER RANKED VAISHNAB MATHA SANNYASI OF THE DAY ARE REGARDED AS MAHARAJ

    The theory goes that by renouncing material wealth which is always limited one attaches to God who is unlimited in every way. A sannyasi may be begger by in terms of visible wealth, but is really...
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    Re: Are Demons forever?

    Please consult the local catholic priest or the church demonology expert, not this forum, for demons, ghosts, spirits, holy spirit, the corpse on the cross etc.
  46. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    This ain't true anymore ;)
  47. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Welcome to the forums, I must say a very nice introduction to yourself.
  48. Thread: Agree? Disagree?

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    Re: Agree? Disagree?

    Bhakti vinoda thakura was from Bengal and he just copied the popular bengal shakta viewpoint that Shakti worship is the culmination of worship of other deities (Ganesh, surya, vishnu/krishna &...
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    Re: The world of Oracles

    I know the evil ness, but overall doesn't they seem much less fake than what we have in this domain. The presenter could not be lying when was thrown down by a force (nechung) that passed through...
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    Re: Dangerous Mantra Meditation?

    Yes indeed. Plus vaishnavas don't believe that other deities can grant moksha or vaikuntha, only vishnu does. So in vaishnava practice, there is no point in worshiping other deities except out of...
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