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  1. Re: Is Hindu Dharma merely a legal or cultural usage?

    Namaste and Thank you Yajvan ji

    I have always cherished your calm, peaceful, and wise presence. I was delighted to find you still the same here. I feel good.

    The current post was prompted by a...
  2. Re: Is Hindu Dharma merely a legal or cultural usage?

    Why should Indu become Hindu?
  3. Is Hindu Dharma merely a legal or cultural usage?

    I often come across people, active in internet, who while opposing all tenets and practices of Hindu Dharma however, act as if they are integral part of Hindu Dharma, by employing a subtle confusion....
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    Donigerism and Kripalism

    Hello friends. I wished to share the following thread/post in HDF.

    http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/hinduism-dir/160675-donigerism-kripalism.html

    Happy Holi everyone.
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    Re: Shiva's Horoscope

    Thanks.
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    Re: Shiva's Horoscope

    Thanks. Actually Ramana Maharshi has had a virulent sarpa yoga, so I asked. And with the propensity of Shiva to accept most virulent poison for the sake of the universe, I thought of Sarpa yoga.
  7. Thread: kālasarpa yoga

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    Re: kālasarpa yoga

    Namaste Yajvan ji

    kAlsarpa yoga is so confusing. I think 90% of scripture/texts connected to Hinduism is so. Personal opinion only.:)

    It is said, on one hand, "this kālasarpa only occurs...
  8. Thread: The Doer

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    Re: The Doer

    That the atman is non-doer is the liberating knowledge. However, in ajnana, the individual ego-mind is the doer. The obligatory work is for the individual ego mind alone.
  9. Thread: The Doer

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    Re: The Doer

    The topic pulled me in. :)

    Shri Ramanuja's teaching is:



    The nature of Atman, whether individual or the universal, is of pure intelligence/awareness. In this light, all organs, including...
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    Shiva's Horoscope

    How it would be? :) I tend to believe that it would have sarpa yoga.
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    Re: mṛtyu˝jayāya - A deeper look

    Namaste All

    Sorry. Possibly, I failed to convey.

    If Cucumber cannot know, how can this body (if compared to a cucumber) know?

    I think it is not the Cucumber that gets freed.:)

    Regards
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    Re: mṛtyu˝jayāya - A deeper look

    [/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR]Dear Yajvanji

    Recently the following occured to me.

    Does the Cucumber wish for its freedom? Does the Cucumber (destructible limited body) attain freedom and immortality...
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    Re: What do the Vedas say about water on earth

    Hi Hi

    Hope you still come in. I have just found the exact reference that tells what water means.

    Chandogya


    VI-v-2: ĹWater, when drunk, becomes divided into three parts. What is its...
  14. Thread: Opinions

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    Re: Gautam Buddha is indeed a Hindu

    Hello TTA

    Whether you still tune in or not, it will be proper to record a fact which I noticed just now.

    In "Jana Gana Mana":


    In the third stanza, Tagore addresses the...
  15. Thread: Holi

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    Re: Holi

    Happy Holi to every one in HDF.

    ...
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    Re: Nathuram Godse's last speach

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    The above is too strong an accusation against any one.

    'Freedom at Midnight', 1997 version does not contain Page 479.

    In the 700 page version that I have nowhere Gandhi is cited...
  17. Thread: Best Wishes

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    Re: Best Wishes

    Namaste satay

    You are reading the correct book. This world is a place for returning the debts (rnin) -- even with unpleasant duties and violence and love. Knowing that we Hindus love all -- at...
  18. Thread: Best Wishes

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    Re: Best Wishes

    To all friends

    Love to you all and for your sweet posts. We do miss each other.

    However, my withdrawal is no one else's loss. I will also gain. I also do not rule out that pending clearing of...
  19. Thread: Best Wishes

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    Re: Best Wishes

    Namaste

    I deserve two last posts.

    You are correct. A social scientist may read Kanchi Paramacharya's book and very calmly, rationally, and scratching his goatee, say " Kanchi Paramacharya may...
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    Best Wishes

    Namaste Friends

    As noted in another thread, i become emotional and egoistic when defending good names of Hindu teachers from being besmirched. As that condition is not going to change, i...
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    Re: Mr. Hawking's view

    Namaste Surya

    Your post is excellent and comes closest, IMO, to the structured knowledge of drishti shristi versus shristi drishti.

    1. However consider the fact that under primeval...
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    Re: Jesus; God-realised or Avatar?

    Namaste jaggin

    Thank you for your reply and i now understand the 'way' better. I understand jerusalem as a place of eternal unbroken joy and not as a physical place. In our Vedas also the word...
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    Re: A Philosophical Critique of Radical Universalism

    Namaste

    I agree fully. In the context of this thread, I just wish to bullet the points:

    Hindus believe in Veda. Not in interpretation of Koran or Bible or internet stories, which some may...
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    Re: A Philosophical Critique of Radical Universalism

    Here ends the critique of Frank Morales critique of so-called Radical Universalism from

    The Sword of Kali
    Reply to "A Philosophical Critique of Radical Universalism"
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    Re: A Philosophical Critique of Radical Universalism

    Friends

    If one goes deeper, one will find that actually the Universalism of Hinduism, as taught by Kanchi Paramacharya that God redeems universally (which is in contrast to the Christian position...
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    Re: A Philosophical Critique of Radical Universalism

    Namaste sahasranama

    Can you kindly define the term Radical Universalism for me? What you understand by the term? Also kindly educate me (because i am not aware) as to who else other than Frank...
  29. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip

    That is excellent and matches with Gurus teaching. Who am I? is the work that small i - the ego (individual sense of being body mind) has to initiate and conduct, ironically, to its...
  30. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip, Kallol, and Yajvanji

    First, i must say that the above is gem, if experienced and practised. I am not able to -- fully.

    I have a spiritual friend at office with whom i sometimes...
  31. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Kallol

    That is nice summary. I agree to the 1st point, subject to the suggestion for the 2nd point. I cannot say unequivocally that i can agree to the 2nd point, as dance of prakriti...
  32. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Kallol

    Thanks for your grand post. In regard to above, i will request you to kindly let me differ.

    Brahman (God) is both kAla and akAla. Your above statement is true in kAla domain...
  33. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip

    I reciprocate fully about the nice feeling i get while discussing with you -- that of course is not easy, given your penchant for difficult questions and high order critical faculty....
  34. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip

    Ya, this is OK and clear, except for a couple points, which i think is not important, if we can accept that Turya must be known.

    One point is that Brahman is defined as one whose...
  35. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Kallol

    Thank you for your reasoned and nice reply. I understand, as of now, possibly you are approaching the system from the dvaita/vishsitadvaita darshanas. That is not a problem, if we...
  36. Re: Namaste (Again)! You guys missed me didn't you?! LOL...

    Hi TTA

    I acknowledge I missed you and your beyond compare skill with words -- though we may fight again.:) Your non-political attitude will be a loss, IMO. So i suggest that you should separate...
  37. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste kallol

    I wish to make a point, which I will place at the end. Here i ask which purusha you are referring to, since purusha occurs at three or more levels.



    Since you are a...
  38. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip

    Let me give another approximate perspective of the above. Suppose you see and know yourself through others' eyes from a distance of say 10 meters. You may see yourself from 1 meter....
  39. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip

    First I will like to say a few things on the above, as I have understood and fleetingly experienced.

    What you say above is not incorrect in a state of Seer, yet such possibly is...
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    Re: Food and what we take in

    ECO LOGIC BY SUNITA NARAIN
    Bitter truth: Biodiversity and the business of food


    In this year of biodiversity,stop and think of how it touches our daily lives in fact our bodies and our self.We...
  41. Re: All roads lead to the same end. (my conception of god)

    Namaste Scott

    Thank you for bringing some real questions.

    Not all worship are equal and neither all yield same result. . Shri Krishna says: 7.21. Whatsoever form any devotee desires to...
  42. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Scripture does teach us about the eventual controller of all knowledge and all beings.

    mahanarayana U.

    ekavi.nsho.anuvaakaH .
    iishaanaH sarvavidyaanaamiishvaraH sarvabhuutaanaaM...
  43. Re: All roads lead to the same end. (my conception of god)

    Namaste Eric11235 and All

    As I understand, based upon what hindu gurus say, one difference between Hinduism and other faiths is that it does not proclaim that it alone shows the path to...
  44. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Kallol

    Kindly permit me this observation. Just as there is one Sun and its many reflections on water bodies, the one aham -- called OM, is seen variously as many 'i' -s.

    Om Namah...
  45. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namste Snip

    Thank you for the detailed post. My only observation and difference is in respect of terms. You had written:
    "----And the scriptures confirm that the Atman is strung on Brahman likes...
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    Re: do you have to be vegetarian to be hindu ?

    The original question was "do you have to be vegetarian to be hindu ?". The answer is no.

    There are evidences of meat eating from scripture. There are sacrifices which involve animals --...
  47. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip

    That is OK. I am gaining knowledge. Thanks for that.:)

    Yet.



    So, can we equate 'All this' in 'All this strung on Me' of Gita 7.7 to Atman?
  48. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip

    Is the above verse same as "----And the scriptures confirm that the Atman is strung on Brahman likes pearls on a necklace: aham brahamsi. ---=-", which was your statement?

    My...
  49. Re: Who or what controls the mind and intellect, according to the Bhagavad Gita?

    Namaste Snip.

    I agree as this is so here as well. Yet, for me this is not experiential.



    I agree too. In the context of this thread, I am looking down-Up (and not up-Down), as the...
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    Re: On approaches to turiya and consciousness

    Namaste ganeshprasadji

    Let us kindly take a step at a time. I think that you have not answered the question that was asked above and which is reproduced below:



    Om Namah Shivaya
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