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    Re: New questions?

    Namaste,

    Dear Waterfall,

    We were always Atman. In past and in future and present.

    Best wishes.
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    Re: New questions?

    Past life and future life are not so important as this life. How to live in the present life is paramount importance.

    Many things are helpful and important, such as yoga, meditation, caring for...
  3. Re: Can soul ever return to samsara after getting moksha.

    Namaste
    There are many different terms which mean similar things. Moskha, Samadhi and so forth.

    Many levels of non-retrogression are there. I.e., one never loses them, but also one must be very...
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    Re: Why do you love Hinduism?

    Namaste Yep,
    It's good to ask God for love above all else. It's correct to turn to God for our needs- God always protects us. But beyond our physical needs, love and devotion.

    Om
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    Re: When scriptural reading dominates

    Study is useful important, but what to study? Bhagavatam is ideal, shares wisdom of greatest depth. Srimad Ramayana is also as well. All of these indicate a living practice.

    Memory can be hampered...
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    Re: I believe in Lakshmi, just quietly

    Namaste,

    For info about any topic, Dattavani.org is good.



    Vijaya Vakya

    "Mother Goddess Lakshmi should not be kept on the head because it makes one swell with pride of wealth. We hear of...
  7. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    Dear Siddharth,

    How are you, how is everything?
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    Re: Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha

    An ocean of bliss may rain down from the heavens, but if you hold up only a thimble, that is all you receive
    ― Ramakrishna


    Try to cultivate love of God. You are born as a human being only to...
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    Re: Vow to not smoke anymore

    Great, Orlando :)
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    100 verse Ramayan

    Shata Sloki Ramayana, is the Ramayana comprised of 100 verses.. (full is 24000)

    Here is a PDF file link

    Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swami telling the story beautifully.


    Ramayana by Sri...
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    Re: Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha

    Sri Ramakrishna and Swmai Vivekananda

    "Can you weep for Him with intense longing of heart? Men shed a jugful of tears for the sake of their children, for their wives, or for money. But who weeps...
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    Re: Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha

    For Belurmath.org

    Some sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

    He is born in vain who, having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realize God in this very life.
    You see many...
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    Re: Swedish girl's interview in Sanskrit

    Jyotirssastramu kannulalo

    Yes new miracles every day

    Namaste friend
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    Re: Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha

    Sri Ramakrishna would often sing and go into Samadhi.

    He recommended going to nature for one or two days whenever possible. Specifically the forest
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    Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha

    Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha, in English known The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

    Written by a disciple called simply "M" recounts the teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
  16. Re: Vishnu Sahasranama Mantra (From Padma Purana)

    I came to this part thinking of Vishnu Sahasranam and my eyes went straight to this post.

    Good post!

    Sri Swamiji speaks so highly of it; I have not memorized it but he says it's possible to do...
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    Love - a Bhagavatam story

    From Nov. 25, 2018,

    A story from Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Swami


    Sankeertana Saptaham

    The fruit of developing deep love for divinity

    Amŗta svarūpā ca- states Nārada bhakti sutras....
  18. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    Most welcome, dear friend! It's wonderful to have people on the same path.
    I'm wondering, how is your practice going?

    Best way is steady but slow, path.

    When we go one step, God goes one...
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    Re: Hello all!

    Namaste,
    Very good to meet you Yep, hope you are very happy and have blessed life. . . Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu

    You might like.

    Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu
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    Scriptures

    Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha is wonderful. It's good to read once.

    It tells the teachings of all traditions.

    Bhagavatam is wonderful; tells about many systems and leads to Bhakti.

    Shata...
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    Datta Stavam

    Sri Mahaganapataye Namaha
    Sri Sarasvatyai Namah
    Sri Padavallabha
    Narasimha Sarasvati
    Sri Guru Dattatreyaya Namaha

    Datta Stavam

    1. Dattatreyam mahatmanam varadam bhakta vatsalam
    ...
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    Re: where to begin?

    There is nothing much to say.

    Killing flowers is a sin.
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    Re: where to begin?

    Flowers do not harm any, not any plant, nor animal.

    They live on sun and rain.

    I offer my life before any flower.

    Humans have cut down more than half of earth's forests.

    Offer a leaf.
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    Re: where to begin?

    I am remiss for not writing sooner.

    I'm writing on a phone...

    Flowers have their place.

    I can't express except with all my heart I feel it's incorrect to kill them..

    They are making...
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    Re: where to begin?

    I recommend Sri Ramakrishna Kathamritha, the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, this explains very much. . . 'what need for a fan when the Southern wind blows of itself?'

    Above the rest, more than...
  26. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    Yes. Sri Ramakrishna said- the purpose of life is to see God. "Weep at least once in your life."

    Amma said, 5 minutes of crying to see God is worth more than an hour or meditation.
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    Re: A thought on religion and dharma

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    Such a nice post Markandeya. I am hoping to reach the time when I can post freely.

    Today I did a long anaylsis of several topics. Concluding that playfulness is one of...
  28. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    This is from a talk from Sri Swamiji (Ganapati Sachidananda Swami). The other two that came up were the importance of music, and of being awake.

    Lastly, the topic was continuing Mantra
    ...
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    Dear Siddharth

    Keep on what you're doing - but also add time spent in nature. SRI Ramakrishna Parmahamsa said -- spend 2-3 days in nature when you can.

    Whenever you can, he said. --

    When...
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    Re: VaishNav Oasis

    Namaste, I'm so glad to be a part of this forum. I understand it more now. Thank you all very much for being a part of this and for having this, to discuss spiritual and important matters in a...
  31. Re: Are our souls eternal like that of Brahman or created by Brahman?

    Most welcome Satay.
  32. Re: Are our souls eternal like that of Brahman or created by Brahman?

    (dear Mods, I accidentally clicked post instead of Advanced to preview...)


    Namaste Satay,
    It's certainly true that we wonder about these things. Everything is Atman; everything is God,...
  33. Re: Myself chose a mantra, is this correct to do so?

    Namaste,
    Dutta's answer is very nice.
    Further, what is popular is not important,
    It's most important if it brings benefit.
    Whatever mantra is good for you --
    Is it better to chant your mantra...
  34. Re: The articles section (blog) of this forum

    Certainly.
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    Re: 4 things - Japa, Tapa,

    Yes Yoga and/or Yajna seem very possible. I have not had one jump out at me yet.. I have done some searches too but have not found it.

    Study of Shastras is also possible, as Yoga and Yajna are...
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    Nama Mantra makes us healthy,
    gives all benefits..
    helps us to learn Atma Gnana (as mentioned)

    Maybe one would ask- how can Japa make one learned?
    How can it help one to learn of the...
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    Yesterday I am walking, thinking, "We do not hear Krishnaya very often."

    So you've answered my question,

    I do not think, but I ___Know___ there is boundless goodness and merit from saying the...
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    Re: 4 things - Japa, Tapa,

    Yoga possibly.
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    Re: Inspirations

    I have many . . Swami Vivekananda is of course an early one;

    Bhu Devi, mother earth is the great mother of all of us, she is wisdom and she is God,

    She is a very universal, for all cultures,
    ...
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    Re: knowledge sponge

    Come to peace with yourself; investigate everything , trust your instincts... And listen - one's heart won't speak loudly enough to be heard without peaceful time made for it, it can be best heard...
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    4 things - Japa, Tapa,

    Hi all,

    This is a kind of random thread. . . If you were to list a fourth of these; which would it be?


    Japa, Tapa, Dana

    They were listed together (the four), and I haven't been able to...
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    Mauna (Silence)

    Silence is certainly something one can spend an endless lifetime discussing - or, investigating.

    Many people feel happiest in nature, and this is possibly because no one is talking in nature; or...
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    Re: Sri Pujya Ganapati Sachidananda Swami

    It's beautiful and really nice.

    Yes I also had many serendipitous moments and events of this nature. The first was when I found Him for the first time. . . Then later two events,. . . I won't...
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    Re: Sri Pujya Ganapati Sachidananda Swami

    Swami very often says one should not compare gurus..

    I'm really grateful to Him; I learned so much.. He speaks on many topics and covers basically everything. He teaches about Ragas, Raga...
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    Re: Sri Pujya Ganapati Sachidananda Swami

    Namaste Viraja,

    I am seated on some rocks. . . comfortably in half lotus. . . all is very well with me; hope you are wonderful.

    'Echata Rama Kirtanam', 'Anjaneya Gathivi Neeve,'
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    Re: Sri Pujya Ganapati Sachidananda Swami

    I've gone back and forth with Swamiji a few number of times. (Incidentally, I wrote 'Pujya Sri' in reverse order.)

    To start with, I could never say anything about him... He has done more than I...
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    Sri Pujya Ganapati Sachidananda Swami

    Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swami is great. When he was a child, his grandfather was a freedom fighter. He would make runs to take rice to villagers. Swami always wanted to go with him, and once he was...
  48. Re: Should I share my experiences with others?

    Hari om

    Yes. It is good, and I would like to expand on what you just said above, but I am not precisely sure how to. There is a very interesting and beautiful way that these things tend to...
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    Re: How to pray?

    Yes! There are so many - transcendental loving bliss within the spiritual world. Many levels of spiritual mellows, bliss and love. . . at first I read your latest post, then glanced to the one...
  50. Re: Nrusimha and Hanuman - the foremost deities sought after for pariharas

    Namaste

    Aha, after more meditation on it, I came to a thought - though some or many have said like this, to seek Nrsimha or Hanuman (and, such advice could certainly never be considered wrong), it...
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