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    Re: Jagannath Swami - My perceptions

    Namaste IndiaLover,

    Drifts are interesting.

    I watched a TED talk. It was about holograms. Essentially, holograms are structures that are extensions of a 2-dimensional figure, in all possible...
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    Jagannath Swami - My perceptions

    Namaste,

    When I look at Jagannath Swami standing there with his sister Subadhra and his brother Balabadhra, to me it feels like he is suggesting the following teachings:

    1. God is essentially...
  3. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    So beautifully worded, IndiaLover. Yes, true, I agree, every thought and counter-thought has a place in this tradition.

    Blasphemy is when I misrepresent things. Not when I elevate it or escalate...
  4. Re: Best way in northern US to obtain puja flowers?

    Namaste,

    I am eager to read responses to this thread for ideas.

    As for me, I find flowers way too pricey to afford honoring the gods in my shrine every day using them.

    Whenever I feel like...
  5. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste all,

    I tried to place myself in the shoes of dissenters to see if their argument is right.

    It still appears to me their argument would be right if there was no basis for the thoughts I...
  6. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    That is precisely the point!

    What makes anyone think what I wrote in the OP 'should' only be imaginary? It could be factual.

    While referring to principles of dharma, strict adherence to...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste IndiaLover,

    A lovely reply from you!

    Jai Ganesha - I'm motivated to read Ganesha Purana and gain insights.

    I think I too would have chosen bad karma first. Coming to think about it,...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste IndiaLover,

    I am happy to read your thoughts as they are exactly in line with what I think on the subject, and I have been a searcher for long, my knowledge on spirituality related topics...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste ji,

    Profound words. Dealing with right intentions and seeking divine help during japa does purify the native over the time period and puts him in line with the Supreme Will.

    Thanks and...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    True, IndiaLover ji. I have used the terms prayer and ajapa japa interchangeably, and that is quite not correct, as you say.

    But the only clarification I have to offer is that my prayer as in the...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste MD ji,

    Seems like you are saying praying with some goal in mind is not all that bad.... or to put what you said in the right perspective, goal-seeking is in itself the right goal! Correct...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste ji,

    I am yet to feel that concentrated inner power, while doing japa. Of course, I try only audible/vocal japa at this point, but in the past I have seriously done some ajapa japa (with...
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    Re: Soul merging and de-merging

    Namaste again,

    I wanted to add a recent insight of mine.

    Long ago, I have read the story of Lord Vishnu's encounter with Mother Kamakshi.

    This comes from some Kshetra Purana of some temple...
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    Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste all,

    I am not sure how many feel the music still echoing in your ears, long after you stop listening to it. To me, this has always been the case..... so much that in the past, I have had...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Hare Krsna ji,

    MD ji, I thank you for all golden wisdom shared in this thread. I personally benefited a lot from posting my thoughts on the subject and learning from you and others who...
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    Re: Hindu Gods revisited

    Replying to Shantanu.

    I am not speaking from the standpoint of an expert, but rather adding my 2c to the conversation/thought.

    Not only are there many deities with different gunas to choose...
  17. Thread: Happy Dussehra

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    Re: Happy Dussehra

    Happy Dusshera ji. Towards the end of it, actually.

    Akhanda Deep is auspicious for this occasion, and many people who light it keep it on for 10 days until the evening of Vijayadashami.

    Those...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Namaste all,

    Just adding a quick note just to appreciate the value of this discussion. I don't have anything to add value to this profound conversation rather than exclaiming about an observation...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Also MD ji,

    On hindsight, I realize a crucial point I missed all along, which you tried to point out.

    That, while Raasa Leela in my point-of-view might be an example for this theory, truly, the...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Namaste MD ji,

    I can understand what you are saying. I agree that the 'abedha' in this tattwa is truly only for the yogis to understand what it is... That is why, I even dared to describe it in...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Markandeya ji,

    You have touched the point I had missed in the OP and one that is vital to this Achintya Bedabedha tattwa.

    That is, not that jeevas will individually feel his presence within...
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    Re: Soul merging and de-merging

    Namaste Kallol ji,

    You nailed on exactly what I wondered about all the while.

    Sri Vishnu is said to have taken so many avataras. Surely, he did not quit dwelling in Vaikunta while his human...
  23. Thread: Inspirations

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    Re: Inspirations

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    Nicely kept inspirations thread! Personally, I find stories about the 6 Goswamis and other Gaudiya saints very inspiring towards my devotional practices. Since you are a...
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    Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Namaste,

    Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa, as per my understanding is as follows:

    Sunlight is different from Sun, but in practical terms they are one and the same. Which means, they cannot be...
  25. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    Thank you for all the nice and useful clarificatory information shared. Haribol.

    Viraja.
  26. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    So nice to know of the association between the term Rama and light/sound mode of the divine!

    Putting into perspective this new definition of light/sound combination for...
  27. A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste,

    I am a sadhaka of this mahamantra for some time. I always wondered about its meaning, and why it is advocated to chant this mahamantra for ISKCON devotees by their masters.

    As opposed...
  28. Thread: Bhogi or Yogi?

    by Viraja
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    Re: Bhogi or Yogi?

    Kindly read Valmiki muni's charitham.

    I give you the excerpt from Wikipedia:



    Valmiki muni was just enjoying the nature, like your question poses.

    However, in the end, the world got...
  29. Jun 21st is total Solar Eclipse, however invisible in USA

    Namaste,

    The Solar Eclipse will be visible in India, news says.

    They say prayers during eclipse can bring forth 1000 fold results, of prayers done during normal times. Why so? Any particular...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I am in deep regret and I apologize for my excitement at this thread, which is supposed to be a mere funny musing on how people see things so very differently.

    I realize it is not a racist...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Yes, I too have sadly watched so many innocent hearts being shot point-blank by this person. But too chicken to address it up until now. Ah, the cry for peace!
  32. Thread: Positive India

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    Re: Positive India

    MD ji,

    Solution -- For a starter, how about banishing permission of exclusive law to Indian Muslims? Like banning their own court and justice/jurisdiction, no Sharia Law, banning multiple...
  33. Thread: Positive India

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    Re: Positive India

    Namaste,

    I don't know Hindi. To me, it seems the page is promoting Muslim citizens of India, in an effort to display their patriotism.

    But I do not welcome such an initiative, that is, to...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I find this post to be so rude!

    The OP said this -



    What other implication does the above make than saying in plain and simple words, that Krishna and Indians are making it to America these...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    MD ji,

    True! Many, many people are swayed by external appearances. Even in this forum, people who are sadhakas are expected by some to prove the might of their intellectual prowess everyday,...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I don't think either of us (me or MDji) is screaming here! And besides, there is a conversation going on which shows at least 2 of us are interested!



    What do you know! To some Indians, foreign...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    What I might have meant earlier by saying Brahma being one with 'monotheistic theology' is that he being the sole-creator, is in addition, endowed with complete freedom to create every species, and...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    MD ji, I used to be a dummy, still cannot get over the feeling completely, but you just do not know, how much your wisdom matters to me. Wish I know you in person. I will try and answer to your above...
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    #krishnafortoday Paintings

    Namaste,

    Paintings by Keshav Venkatraghavan are quite impressive. Modern art style Krishna.

    They say Dementia is curbed when people keep stimulating their brain. I was curious initially why...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Honestly not sure what this is about.... Sri Ramakrishna paramahamsa is said to run away when and whenever he was surrounded by misery. I see myself as a giver, not a self-promoter. I know, I am not...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Yes, MD ji, I have felt illumined with all your genius words, let me say, monotheism is really bad for the world of Sanathana Dharmis at large. Brahma's disillusionment during creation, whereby he...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I find it very interesting you think Vedantha to not be self-sufficient so as to consider other religion's thought patterns... quite the contrary, my belief is that there are so many branches of...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Oh yeah, on one hand, it is a 'simple nice story' told by a 'Krishna devotee' but the pun is intended at making Krishna a global deity.
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Hope I can take an attempt for Jainarayan's part. I liked his reply formerly.

    Regarding externalizing teachings of Bhagawad Gita into monotheistic determinism as you phrased it, I can tell that...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I think you are talking about the 'god particle' experiment. I do not know too much about it but I can tell you the word, 'matter' as casually exclaimed, need not apply only to the scientific Dark...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    If you equate 'darkness' with 'tamas', then you call Krishna 'tamasic'?

    I wrote it with the pun, here is the meaning for it - The OP sounds like 'Indians flocking America with their Krishna after...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Truly, the Dark matter is mysterious as well as marvelous.
  48. Thread: Nidra Devi

    by Viraja
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    Re: Nidra Devi

    I hope that information might have been helpful in the past few days, it had been the 'World Sleep Day'. (15th March 2019)
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    Re: Confusion on terms and languages

    Namaste IndiaLover,

    May I offer you a helping hand? Please read below.



    Answer: Believe it is only Telugu and Kannada.
  50. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    May be that explains the real reason as per the book.

    Thank you for this explanation!
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