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    Namaste Everyone

    Namaste,

    I am an old member but coming back after so long that I almost feel as if I am new here. I hope everyone is doing well.:)
    Due to many other issues in life I couldn't spend time on...
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    Re: Does Lord Shiva answer?

    Namaskar,
    I have read this question before and people usually have differing views about it. The question is much more complex than it looks.

    Shiva answers to what sort of "demands"?
    Shiva...
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    Re: Ashoka Sundari

    Namaskar Ram Ji,

    Astrojyoti has abridged translations of 18 main puranas and 2 upapuranas which includes very important Devi Bhagvatam. Sacred texts gives english translations of some Puranas....
  4. Re: When God helped you - Share your experiences if any.

    Namaskar,

    My English is not really up to standard. I don't mind admitting that.

    There was no inconsistency in my statements. Either you read it in a hurry or may be the heading of thread could...
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    Re: sita and draupadi

    Namaste Shiva Fan

    Yes that is the wisdom that Rg Veda talks about!
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    Re: Suitable Scripture

    Namaskar Omkara
    Why can't people of Narayanastra blog post here directly and why do they need a messenger to put their views here? I do not have anything against people believing in Vaishnavism...
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    Re: Suitable Scripture

    Namaste Amrut
    I cannot agree more that vedanta is end of knowledge. But there is difference between reading Upanishads and understanding their essence. Only a realised soul understands the essence...
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    Re: Suitable Scripture

    Namaste Amrut,

    I can see your logic behind recommending Smritis. You assume that the person is not mature enough to handle dense non-dual philosophy to begin with. But I will like to say that...
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    Re: Suitable Scripture

    Namaskar

    Read the Upanishads - they depict great philosophical wisdom. Read Shiva Sutras and other such texts which will teach you true nature of Shiva. One other text that I will advise is...
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    Re: sita and draupadi

    The rules (if any) for Hindu marriage are not so static as to be contained in any book. Different cultures and regions have different priorities and so marriages differ according to culture and...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    happiness beyond any limits!!!!

    The day of hope and contemplation. The country will have a new future for sure. We will have a lot bigger stance on the world stage and hopefully extreme poverty...
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    Re: Just how powerful is "Om" ?

    Dear Smith Ji Namaskar,

    There isn't any more powerful or less powerful Vedic mantra if you speak spirituality wise. The 'OM' signifies the last or beyond manifest or absolute state of Brahman,...
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    Re: difference b/w hinduism and sanatan dharma

    Namaste Prateek,

    Hinduism is a religion. It is based on truth of Vedas and while it is not a marketable product like some other religions it certainly has qualities to make it count as religion.
    ...
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    Re: akṣaya tritīyā - Lasting Achievement

    Namaskar,

    I will also like to add that Akshaya Tritiya falls on eve of the birthday of Bhagwan Parashuram, who is the sixth incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu. I wish everyone an auspicious Akshaya...
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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    A religion written or followed with intention of dividing society into groups (Right vs Wrong) does not have any truth in it. What is important is what you take of your religion. A non-sectarian...
  16. Thread: Shiva Bhajans

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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaskar friends,

    Thanks for posting all the beautiful stotrams and songs.

    I love Dakshinamurthy Stotram. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7szrz6auvc

    Mauna-Vyaakhyaa Prakattita...
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    Re: Respect for all religions is not truthful.

    Well Aghoris are there since forever and will be there for eternity They don't need other people to harmonize with themselves. They don't ask for anyone's opinion. They live non-judgmental life....
  18. Re: Bhagavad Gita of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

    Namaste,

    Sri paramahansa Yogananda was a proponent of Kriya Yoga (which was first revived in modern times by mahavtar Babaji). I have not read Bhagavad Gita Translation of paramhansa Yogananda...
  19. Shameless effort by Samajwadi party to Islamize India

    SHOCKING! Women having sex should be hanged, says Abu Azmi

    'Rape with or without consent should be punishable'




    Dear members,
    There is great effort by political parties like Samajwadi...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    Things have changed in last few days. It is looking like a great anti-incumbency against UPA. NDA is heading nearer and nearer towards majority. I personally believe NDA won't have problem in forming...
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    Re: For those of you who were wondering...

    Namaskar Webimpulse Bhai,

    Hope you will keep up the good energy. Best of luck for your interviews.
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    Re: Is hell eternal in hinduism ?

    Namaste VVV

    Your question has a very clear answer - NO.

    In Hinduism, Soul (Atma) is not created by any God but is eternal. Also it is not originally sinful but intrinsically divine. Soul...
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    Re: Search for Aditya Hrudayam ?

    Thanks HK for the link in Sanskrit. I am not at my home right now but when I will be in my hometown I will verify where exactly Aditya Hridya slokas are located through reading the hard copy....
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    Re: Search for Aditya Hrudayam ?

    Namaskar HK,

    The whole Aditya Hridaya verses are mentioned in chapter 105 of Yuddha Kanda.

    Please go through link below.
    http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/yuddha/sarga105/yuddha_105_frame.htm
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    Namaskar everyone,

    In my personal opinion Congress party is going to be wiped out from entire country. I see BJP sweeping in Rajasthan, MP, and Gujarat. They will be in majority in UP, Bihar,...
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    Re: Why is Buddhism More Accessible in the US

    Namaste,

    I was in Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan for a week recently and what I saw was exactly opposite of what you say. There were tons of rituals that Buddhists practiced. In the morning they would...
  27. Re: When God helped you - Share your experiences if any.

    Namaste,

    That's your understanding of God. Not wrong at all. BUT God is the also the guy who our shastras depict as living in Himalayas as a Yogi. That you are unable to identify him as God would...
  28. Re: When God helped you - Share your experiences if any.

    Namaste,


    To believe in God and to love God are two different things. I do not care if God is real or not. I love Shiva and Parvati- What they represent. The idea of God is enough for me. That...
  29. When God helped you - Share your experiences if any.

    This incidence happened about 3 years ago. I was traveling in a taxi in a very busy area of Delhi. The taxi was passing through a flyover. The Man driving the cab was very tired and had dozed off...
  30. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste Kathryn

    Welcome to the forums. I hope you will find this place beneficial and welcoming. You can go to a temple and either contemplate on God or on your own self or on anything like mother...
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    Re: Aap sabhi ko mera Pranaam

    Namaskar Shivam Bhai,

    Swagatam! Welcome to HDF. I also love Shiva and mata Parvati. I hope you will have a great time here.
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    Re: Falling Apart...Again...

    Namaskar Webimpulse Bhai,

    I am really sorry to hear about your Job loss and I can understand your pain. I am also not in a very good situation. But please have trust in your abilities and keep...
  33. Thread: Explain shiva

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    Re: Explain shiva

    Shivam shantam advaitam chaturtham manyante, sa Atma, sa vigyeyah.

    Shiva, which is auspicious, unified and non-dual beyond the three realms is verily the ATMAN, which must be known and...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    OK so its been 1 month since my return to Delhi. Every time I sit on Auto Rickshaw, I ask the auto wala did kejriwal had an effect.? They say yes policeman don't take any hafta or jabardasti tax from...
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    Re: MahaShivratri!

    Happy MahaShivratri to everyone. May the blessings of Shiva be on all of us.

    Jai Shiv Parvati!
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    Re: how many children did shiva have?

    Namaste Yajvan Ji,

    Very beautiful reply. Exactly what I would have liked to write, but you wrote in such a beautiful style.

    Namah Shivay
  37. Thread: Namaskar HDF!

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    Re: Namaskar HDF!

    Namaste shiv

    swagatam! Your ancestors belong to a very very sacred place indeed. Have a great time here.

    Jai Shiv Parvati
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    Poll: Re: Timeline from Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus"

    Namaskar Jaskaran,

    There are some contradictions. For example - Kautilya is described as living in a different era than Chandragupta maurya, which is absurd. Different accounts from Jain...
  39. Re: Why is demigod worship different from worshiping paramatma

    Prabhupāda: Dravidian culture. Dravida. They are non-Āryans. Just like these Africans, they are not Āryans. Now they are mixing up with Europeans and Americans. In India, it was, one from the...
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    Re: How To Study Hinduism

    I just wonder why you are giving so much of importance to Vedanta and Buddhism ? What about Sankhya Darshan or Nyaya Darshan ?

    Regarding these philosophies- It is best to read works of revered...
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    Re: Vedic tradition and modern sience

    Well I am a veda dharmi and modern science does not conflicts with my beliefs. That is because I do not make literal interpretations of texts. Modern science holds the view that humans and all life...
  42. Re: Hindus getting brutally attacked in Bangladesh

    Dear Sudas Bhai,

    Thanks a ton for the link. I will definitely check this book when I get the time. Bangladesh is a country which interests me. That is because, unlike Pakistan, not everything is...
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    Re: which form of Shaivism do you practice?

    Namaskar EM ji,

    You make a very good point which I have also pondered over many times. The end result of natha sampradaya is same as Advaita Vedanta school. Only the initial practices differ.
    ...
  44. Bangladesh’s Radical Islamists Get U.S. Backing

    In 1971, the U.S. abetted a genocide in Bangladesh—and it’s now siding with the radical Islamist culprits, who are fomenting the country’s latest political crisis....
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    Re: which form of Shaivism do you practice?

    Dear shays,

    The Chinmaya mission will teach you a particular school of thought called Advaita Vedanta as you move forward in your course. I will personally advise you that you stick to one...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    Sri Sri Ravishankar praised sri narendra Modi as a good man. he didn't had any positive opinion about AAP and Congress.

    Read more at

    http://tinyurl.com/mbu2cs3



    Well this is getting worst...
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    Namaste

    The real teaching of Dharma is not be fixated on names and forms. Parvati Devi is the mother of this universe. Her name is not important but her understanding. If your question is from...
  48. Re: Chinmaya Correspondence Course advises choosing a lord

    Dear Shays,

    I tried to do google babcksearch but could not find a larger image. Sorry about that. This picture is of Shiva. Shiva is very benevolent and compassionate towards everyone. legend is...
  49. Refutation of Buddhism by Jaina Acharya Hem Chandra

    Namaskar dear members,

    Theory of momentariness is one the important principles on which Buddhism stands. Previously refutation of Buddhism by various schools of Hinduism has been discussed on...
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    Re: Happy Makar Sankranti

    Dear ganeshprasad ji,
    Thanks for the wishes. Makar Sakranti is a festival related to farmers and celebrated by all parts of India under various names. I grew up in Bihar where we used to have...
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