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    Re: Has Lord Krishna givern me a name?

    For starters it would make an excellent screen name;) . Namaste.
  2. Re: New Campaign Against Domestic Violence towards Women Using images of Devi

    Coming back to the topic of the OP- this is Kali Yuga and remember, desperate times ned desperate measures and so unorthodox measures are justfied in dire circumstances. Stri ( woman) is depicted...
  3. Re: New Campaign Against Domestic Violence towards Women Using images of Devi

    He did try. I digress-
    In all the hindu mythohistory , there are two sandhi rayabara(m)s, simply meaning (attempted) negotiated settlements, peace missions etc, that are most talked about and are...
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    Re: Hi, everybody, I am a new friend.

    namaste cupidrose,
    welcome to the forum
    where is Alderney located?
  5. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste wheatpenny, welcome.
  6. Thread: Laws of Manu

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    Re: Laws of Manu

    Onething I am sure. Evangelicals and Islamists love this shastra, more than they love their own texts!!

    They love him so much he was already secretly Beatified by Vatican and was made an honorary...
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    Re: Do converts accept Indian Hindus?

    Your post deals with more than one issue. First the vegetarianism. ‘Knowledge is purifying’ the banner at the top of the page declares, so please meet up with hindus of ALL backgrounds and gain some...
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    Re: What do you do for a living?

    Deva Premal, a contemporary singer, is a born German hindu and I must say she has a very melodious voice. Her Bhakti ganam (music) is very popular in some quarters. May be you would want to emulate...
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    Re: Very excited to be here.

    Namaste and welcome to the HDF wanderer. Stay put here dont wander away:)
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    Re: Please, re-open Abrahamic Religions...

    Namaste Elizabeth,

    Please first explain in detail why you wanted the abrahamic threads reopened , so that we can understand where you are coming from.

    On a side note, second guessing here,...
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    Re: Greetings from Sweden

    Namaste and welcome to the forum
  12. Re: Did Shiva worship Krishna or Krishna worship Shiva

    God has made men with different mental capacities and attitudes. God assumes various forms congenial to the respective mental predilections, in order that each may worship a desired deity and come to...
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    Re: Is Buddhism theistic or atheistic?

    Namaste Laxmi ,
    Informative post
    The buddhist classification of kaya or‘bodies’ appear to be analogous with the hindu scriptural classification of our physical and metaphysical bodies that are...
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    Re: A Western name...

    a Saraswati becomes sarah and a Krishna becomes Chris here in America.

    Hathavidi!!
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    Re: Namaskaram :-)

    Namaste welcome to the forum Iamawake.
    My recommendation would be to read advaita or non dualism doctrine first and then to explore various sampradayas or sects later. Goodluck
  16. Thread: Nan is here

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    Re: Nan is here

    Namaste, welcome to the forums.
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    Re: Personal Experience?

    Namaste,
    Personally, Upanishads and Gita have helped me a lot in understanding the age old dharmic faith.

    So long as one is either by actively looking for SAT(yam ) or alternatively by...
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    Re: Converts and hate

    Iam not offended i want to discuss a bit more on your firm belief that meat eating is unhindu, which is in fact a myth, swami vivekanada was also eating fish for a very longtime!!!

    Try this...
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    Re: God idols for sale at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam

    http://www.arshavidya.org/home.html

    " Arsha Vidya Gurukulam (Under the auspices of Arsha Vidya Pitham) is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda,...
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    Re: The son of Will and Kate

    et tu HDF?
  21. Thread: Hey there

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    Re: Hey there

    Welcome. I agree with EMs opinion above, mostly because of the story telling style and simple language it followed, without leaving reader in any doubts about the message being conveyed. Later on one...
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    Re: Mixed Marriages

    Namaste,
    I was reading an interesting history article on the origins and design of the highest honor of military medal (india) and found that an European woman, who embraced hiduism, was behind its...
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    Re: The Joy of Loving Lord Krishna

    Sometime ago I made a similar attempt to draw some academics into the debate, not a lot followed to my disappointment. See the below thread.
    ...
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Welcome Mac. Namaste.
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    Re: Why the hate or refusal to accept?

    Your worry is not without any reason, but then lets not overdo it anymore. The popular stated cause to delink Hinduism from yoga is that hinduism carries a lot of ‘baggage ‘ with which all non hindus...
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    Re: many hands of The God.

    Symbolic indeed. For example a certain positioning of a hand offers protection or amnesty and that one is called abhaya hasta(m).
    Also the one hindu god, BRAHMAN, is formless and genderless (no,...
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    Re: Shiva Statue in Rishikesh Washed Away

    Kedarnath mandir stood strong.

    The 1200 yrs old Kedarinath structure stood intact amid ruins all around it. Looks like contemorary builders there have something to learn from older structures.
    ...
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    Re: A (re)introduction.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=froqdy44J40
    welcome back Little Bear. The above prayer is one of the many I love to listen to on a daily basis in the mornings especially right after getting up....
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    Re: Congress Hindu prayer opening

    An American Hindu monk offering prayers at the American congress. The venerable swami has made it very clear to the lawmakers that hindus think and act differently and that fact should be appreciated...
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    Re: Congress Hindu prayer opening

    Namaste all,
    Did anyone watch this live? I missed it by a whisker, just mistaking and going on line on central standard time. :( I know its dumb. Hopefully it will be made available on Youtube.
  31. Re: Narendra modi will cause BJp to gain seatsin Bihar,UP

    Leftwing militants , commies and more importantly the corrupt politicians from regional parties wont let this honest soldier serve his beloved nation from Delhi. Gujaratis are very smart to have this...
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    Re: Congress Hindu prayer opening

    Thanks for the info. Iam glad c-span can be watched online:) , that helps.I am planning to watch the historic moment live myself.
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    Re: What is Neo Hinduism?

    Good to hear that.
    These classifications are reminding me the same ideology the Klansman thrived on in the recent past, albeit thankfully for a very brief time in the history of the US of A. We...
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    Re: What is Neo Hinduism?

    That was my first response as well when I read the title a few days ago. I couldn’t have articulated any better. I would go a bit further though. Hinduism had remained Neo right from the vedic era...
  35. Re: Question about "heavy ocean on top of me" situation

    Namaste,

    If I have understood your post right, subconsciously you maybe experiencing the much talked about ‘ two bird theory‘: ….One of the most famous hymn is Rg-Veda 1:164.
    Among the...
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    Re: Nice, clean humour

    [quote=Believer;101385]Namaste,

    With apologies to all my Telugu friends....

    On A Flight James Bond Was Sitting Next To A Telugu Guy.
    Telugu Guy: “Hello, May I Know Your Name Please?”
    James...
  37. Thread: Hello All!

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    Re: Hello All!

    Namaste and welcome Shivani.
  38. Re: Should I Identify myself as Hindu or just a Human?

    Iam rather sad we, the born hindus, have all the above attributes to remember, those that have damaged our faith irreversibly.

    Also,

    " Houston, we have a problem".

    Namaste.
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    Re: What is Hinduism different from Islam??

    I presume you are talking about Hinduism and Buddhism. Buddha was a born hindu and his hindu name was Siddartha Gautama. He is an 'add' on to hindu pantheon of gods. Many hindus don't consider him as...
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    Re: What is Hinduism different from Islam??

    Yes. Questions do come up about faith in our daily life, we have to face it and not run away from the scene. One should try to explain the core doctrines first and avoid religious pracices in the...
  41. Re: How long before I can post before waiting for moderation?

    welcome to the forum, Namaste.
  42. Thread: Introduction

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    Re: Introduction

    Namaste, welcome to the forum
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    Re: Murti Puja is not idol worship

    Namaste,
    I have seen many abrahamics denouncing hinduism as mere Idol worship and misleading one and all by making the faith just another version of the ancient egyptian faith and Ramon and...
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    Re: What is Hinduism different from Islam??

    How one can explain Hinduism in nutshell, hmm, a tall order for anyone indeed. I will try but I know my take is not perfect , it goes this way. The core doctrines remain same no matter which way one...
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    Re: Is there a true vegetarian/vegan?

    That happens even today, although I must say thankfully it is confined to a small number of people belonging to very large communities. Eight hundred years of repeated invasions by marauders has...
  46. Thread: hi

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    Re: hi

    welcome to the forum
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    Re: Playing Games With Lord Shiva

    Hello,
    Amazing indeed. Given your personal situation, still articulate and all, you seem to have accomplished a lot in the spiritual realm Necro…. You remained sane and lucid with your life...
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    Re: Marriage Equality and Hinduism

    Shanti has touched upon some important aspect of the issue, and I agree with all of it. I shall say a few words that might add to the thread from a hindu point of view.

    Hindus have recognized the...
  49. Re: An apology is in order...

    That's fine and you are welcome back to hindu fold, just so long as you don't bring in divinities or doctrines from non dharmic faiths here. On a side note do you mind telling your story without...
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    Re: Wearing of Yajnopavitam/Sacred Thread?

    That was 'my' first time really, such a ritual happening right within the four walls of a mandir! Good Job and god bless. We need to embrace the new arrivals and provide them with all the comfort...
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