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    Re: A question about Ishavasya Upanishad.

    Pranam Anucarh,

    Thank yo very much for clearing my doubts,your post is exactly what I was hoping for :)

    Namaste.
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    A question about Ishavasya Upanishad.

    Namaste all,

    We know that the first word of Ishavasya Upanishad is īśā(ईशा) meaning 'Lord' or 'Master'.Now,I don't understand why the long vowel ā(aa) is used.Isn't it the same as īśa(ईश ) ?Does...
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    Kanva Satapatha Brahmana

    Namaste,

    Does any of our members here have a copy of Satapatha Brahmana from the Kanva shakha?Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Dhanyavad.
  4. Re: Dumb questions: Chanting Hare Krishna and believing in Shankara?

    Of course you can chant Hare Krishna mantra while following Advaita.Adi Shankara himself composed many Sri Krishna stutits like Krishnashtakam and Bhaja Govindam.
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    Re: Dharmic trance :)

    Pranam,



    I usually sleep at 2 am :D But now i have to sleep early due to classes....



    Yes,i have tried DeadMau5 few years ago,along with Tiesto,but don't remember any of their tunes now.
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    Re: Dharmic trance :)

    Namaste,



    Chipmunk you say?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS9FZxEkgYI

    :rolleyes:
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    Re: Dharmic trance :)

    Namaste,

    Yes,i think native Hindu music like Carnatic is better for pleasing Devatas than trance,but nevertheless these sort of music attracts youth ;)
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    Dharmic trance :)

    Namaste all,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bNVM09FdtA


    Do you support music like this one?

    I am into psychedelic music myself,and i personally find it exciting :D
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    Re: Was Lord Buddha a Radical philospher

    Namaste Sri Markandeya Dasa,

    Actually,Sri Adi Shankara himself praised Siddhartha Gautama by calling him as sovereign ruler among Yogins(Yoginam Chakravartin).

    Also,it is said in...
  10. Thread: Kama Deva

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    Re: Kama Deva

    Namaste Sri Devotee,



    Thank you so much for the explanation !
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    Re: Was Lord Buddha a Radical philospher

    Namaste,


    Whether the concept of Brahman(as Absolute) existed or not,Lord Buddha considered 'Brahma' as 'supreme'.According to Brahmanavagga of Dhammapada,Lord Buddha states that the one who has...
  12. Thread: Kama Deva

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    Re: Kama Deva

    Kama could simply mean 'desire' in Samskrtam.However,Kama Deva symbolizes love and attraction.His wife is Rati Devi who symbolizes sexual love or enjoyment.

    Mother Kali is beyond Kama and Rati.
    ...
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    Re: River Names

    Lol,so its UP vs Afgh/Pak just like in the case of Sarayu!



    Haha,i would do the same :cool1: But he was a warlord so he would have many gundas with him :p



    But it suits the Vedic...
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    Re: Good Hindu Fiction?

    Pranam,

    Are you interested in comics?If then,visit http://www.vimanikacomics.com/
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    Re: River Names

    I thought Gomal and Gomati were one and same....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomal_River


    And lol,if it wasn't for islam Pakistan would still have been inhabited by Hindus :D

    I'm not...
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    Re: River Names

    According to Wiki:



    So obviously this refers to another river than of the UP.


    I wouldn't jump into conclusions yet,because there could have been another small tributary of Indus back in...
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    Re: River Names

    The same reason why there are 3 Sarasvatis i.e Harahvaiti/Arghandab in Afghanistan,Ghaggar-Hakra(the Rig Vedic Sarasvati) in Haryana and the other Sarasvati in Bengal.The Rg Vedic Sarayu AFAIK would...
  18. Re: Should Hindus need to get patent or copyright for their heritage and culture?

    Pranam,

    Yes.This includes christmas itself!






    Namaste,
  19. Re: Should Hindus need to get patent or copyright for their heritage and culture?

    If you are feeling depressed,read this link.I'm sure it will make you ROTFL.

    https://ia700300.us.archive.org/9/items/TheEmergenceOfHinduism/EmergenceOfHinduism.pdf
  20. Re: Should Hindus need to get patent or copyright for their heritage and culture?

    Namaste HLK,



    You guessed it right :D



    But what about those Hindus who doesn't even know ABCD of our Dharma?
  21. Should Hindus need to get patent or copyright for their heritage and culture?

    Namaste,these images are worth a thousand words.

    http://gicem.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/cristo-india.jpg
    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/09/5e/da/095eda5b6a4be37e424cc877a46daaf1.jpg...
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    Poll: Re: Timeline from Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus"

    Namaste,

    My post was regarding Ashoka's alleged treatment of Jainas or Ajivikas.I'm not asking anyone to follow the narrative written on Ashoka.
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    Poll: Re: Timeline from Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus"

    Namaste Believer,

    I think it is mentioned in Ashokavadana.Although,i don't know which chapter or verse talks about it.
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    Poll: Re: Timeline from Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus"

    Namaste,

    RL is a nutjob and a troll.Nuff said.

    Regarding Ashoka,Buddhist sources themselves suggests that he massacred over 18000 Ajivikas or Jainas even after converting into Buddhism.
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    Poll: Re: Timeline from Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus"

    Pranam,

    At least she acknowledge that Sarasvati dried up! Even then she puts the date of RV to fit the typical AIT chronology.Btw Aryans were no nomads,they had farming and cities/forts.Also,the...
  26. Re: Why is demigod worship different from worshiping paramatma

    Prranam Isavasya let me answer your queries.



    Yes,this indeed pains me.It means the he believed in Aryan invasion. :rolleyes:



    As a Dravidian myself,it pains me that he called ...
  27. Re: Why is demigod worship different from worshiping paramatma

    Pranam,


    Yes,i'm from south,i'm not a Vaishnava though.I do respect all Dharmic faiths,including Nastika sects :)

    And i think Shambala is located somewhere in Tibet,not in south...
  28. Re: Why is demigod worship different from worshiping paramatma

    Pranams,


    Even if Sri Prabhupada talked of this "black skin" and "white skin" in a metaphorical way(just like in Rg Veda,where krsna tvac is a metaphorical epithet of Dasyus,i.e the evil wicked...
  29. Re: Why is demigod worship different from worshiping paramatma

    Namaste,

    Yes,i am aware that AIT is dead.But i still wonder why Prabhupada supported this racist theory.Sri Krishna clearly says in BG that varnas are made of gunas and karmas.I don't expect a...
  30. Re: Why is demigod worship different from worshiping paramatma

    Namaste,yes i know very well about AIT.Prabhupada openly supported it.Read these:


    "Dravidian culture. Dravida. They are non-Āryans. Just like these Africans, they are not Āryans. Now they are...
  31. Re: Why is demigod worship different from worshiping paramatma

    Namaste Devi Dasi,

    I'm not against ISKCON or any other Dharmic organization,but i just came across this article...
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    Re: Agnicayana/Atiratra

    Namaste Kalicharan,thank you for the information :)

    My Avatar is Hiranyagarbha or cosmic Golden egg from which Prajapati arose :)
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    Agnicayana/Atiratra

    Namaste,could someone explain the significance of the bird shaped altar used in Agniccayana/Atiratra Yajna?What does the bird shape represent?:)

    Thanks.
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    Thanks for the reference on uttana,i already know what pāda means :)
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    Namaste ShivaFan,

    You are somewhat right,but keep in mind that most of the leading Devas and Devis of Hindu pantheon are evolved from the Vedic pantheon.

    Also,i won't say Vedas ignored the...
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    She may not be worshiped,but the personification of Sri is evident from this Brahmana passage.Similar is the case of Kumara/Skanda/Murugan.He also finds mention in the same Brahmana,but not yet...
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    Namaste Viraja




    Sri Tripura Sundari/Bhuvaneshvari/Rajarajeshvari etc are forms of Sri Parvati....i'm trying to figure out if Sri Parvati is mentioned in any of the Vedic corpus,let alone Sri...
  38. Re: The position of Sri Brahamnaspati/Brhaspati in the Rig Veda.

    Sudas bro,i was precisely talking about this.Prajapati/Purusha is the creator God in Vedas,i needed to know if Brahmanaspati is related to Prajapati/Purusha.

    The reference to Prajapati occurs in...
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    Dear AE,



    Here is Buddhacharita in both Samskrita and English verses :
    http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Texts-and-Translations/Buddhacarita/Buddhacarita.pdf

    The only reference to...
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    Hmmmm....but Atharva Veda says Brahmanas had black hair.It even have a mantra to grow thick black hair.

    Also i searched the so called verse in Buddhacharita about ancient neo-nazi concept :p ,it...
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    Re: Roots of Shakti.

    Namaste AE,

    What i meant by Vedic corpus is the main Vedic era texts like the Vedas,Upanishads,Aranyakas,Brahmanas etc :)

    Yes,i know Nirrti is said to be avoided,but in Satpatha Brahmana she...
  42. Re: The position of Sri Brahamnaspati/Brhaspati in the Rig Veda.

    Pranam Sudas bro,

    Are you certainly sure about that?I think only the Prajapati or Hiranyagarbha is the supreme creator deity as said in Hiranyagarbha sukta.Prajapati's another aspect is Purusha...
  43. Re: The position of Sri Brahamnaspati/Brhaspati in the Rig Veda.

    Bump ಥ_ಥ !
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    Re: Ancient India and Atomic warfare

    Haha,yes brother Jaskaran,i'm from Cheralaputra as mentioned by Ashoka ;)

    And thanks for clarifying the word vaidyuti,i think the Vedic Kavis had knowledge of electric energy.Also,it is been said...
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    Re: Ancient India and Atomic warfare

    Well.i only have lectures like these :D


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyN0zs_tBRY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmogKGCmclE

    I don't use YT that much anymore :p
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    Re: Ancient India and Atomic warfare

    AA is aired in `History channel :rolleyes: The video about sunken city is from AA :D
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    Re: Ancient India and Atomic warfare

    Greetings Amrut,

    Most of the videos in your playlist are from ancient aliens and Graham Hancock.I am a bit skeptical about them.


    Anyway here is something interesting that i found out.This is...
  48. The position of Sri Brahamnaspati/Brhaspati in the Rig Veda.

    Pranam dear brothers & sisters,


    Sri Brahmanaspati/Brhaspati,as you might know is the "Lord of prayers" since the term Brahman can also refer to the sacred prayer in early Vedic usage.He is the...
  49. Re: To use "Shidur (red vermillion powder)" after having marriage

    Namaste,



    I agree :)!
  50. Re: Why Is Shrī Agni Called "Agni Vaishvānara"?

    Namaste Sri Yajvan,


    Wonderful thread!!




    I think Agni is being called as Jatavedas because he is the second self of Prajapati-Purusha ,the manifested Brahman who created the whole world...
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