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    Re: Exaltation of Women in Vedic Society

    Found the hymn, this is the translation by Ralph T. Griffith:

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv10039.htm

    Though don't know why he calls Rebha as "Reblia" and Saptavadhri as...
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    Re: Exaltation of Women in Vedic Society

    It's not exactly "feminist," but one mantra that came to mind was from Kakshivati's hymn to the Nasatyau/Ashwinau, the one that starts with "अमाजुरश्चिद्भवथोयुवंभगः":
    "You two [युवम्/युवाम्] are...
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    Re: Veda-Brahman-Devas RELATIONSHIP?

    Let me propose a quick question:
    Suppose I you hand me a rock, would it logically followed that I had created it? Furthermore, what do you suppose came first, the atoms in the rock, or the atoms in...
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    Re: Greeing to HDF members

    praNAm Believer,
    You were close, but screwed up the last sentence though. :)
    वैसे पनि - in any case
    म मान्छु - I agree
    येस्तो Forum -This forum
    धेरै राम्रो हुन्छ - is very good

    maybe you...
  5. Re: Does "Bharat-Varsha" refer to India, or the entire planet?

    Don't disagree with you, but where in shruti are the dashAvatArAH even mentioned, excluding:
    varAha-
    http://oi60.tinypic.com/30i9o1u.jpg

    vAmana-...
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    Re: Greeing to HDF members

    नमस्कार सुशान्त,
    तिमि लास उपासक हुदैन? भोटेहरूको बहुमत नागालैन्डमा इसाई हुन्छन। वैसे पनि म मान्छु येस्तो Forum धेरै राम्रो हुन्छ।
  7. Re: Nitin Sridhar's Blogs (Advaita and General)

    That puts a whole new spin on the nAra in nAra nArAyaNa...:D
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    Re: Shirdi Sai Baba

    Between you, Believer and Sahasranama on this thread, it can often be hard to tell.


    I think everyone here is a newbie to an extent.


    That seems like a very great experience (excluding the...
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    Re: Shirdi Sai Baba

    namaste maarkandeya daasa,
    I think he (Sahasranama) was just joking about mushika baba and kadamba sadhu. They're probably just made up, just like Believer's "mulla HawaaBaaz"


    Oh come on, you...
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    Re: VEDIC SANSKRIT

    praNAm,
    I thought the equivalent of ळ was ள, not ழ
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    Re: Is Radha brah***?

    rAdhA predates jayadeva, as she is mentioned in brahmavaivartapurANam and the devIbhAgavatam (or was it the mArkaNDeyapurANam, I get them confused sometimes), even Indologists agree.
  12. Re: Nitin Sridhar's Blogs (Advaita and General)

    This statement sounds awfully Abrahamic. It reminds me of those Muslim gangs in Britain claiming that they must "enjoin what is good, and forbid what is evil":...
  13. Re: Nitin Sridhar's Blogs (Advaita and General)

    Really? What would you gain from peeking into their sexual life? :p
    P.S. This is a joke, don't take it seriously
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    Re: GOD within Us

    I had a feeling he wouldn't respond, which is one of the reasons I asked him to give his opinions before I respond.
  15. Re: Difference between Hindu and Nazi swastika?

    This is very strange. Symbols take on the meaning which humans ascribe to them, nature doesn't care. :p

    Also, it's स्वस्तिकः, not स्वास्तिकः
  16. Re: 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered in Nepal's animal sacrifice ritual

    Quite ironic that the land in which Buddha was born in is the region in which this "Shri" Panchavarshiya Gadhimai Mela just took place, as he was against pashubali. Then again, this is also the land...
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    Re: Cultivating Humility

    Pranam,
    In a sense, bhagavan himself is an excellent model of humility. He is the lord of all jivas in the universe, yet he acts as the charioteer of arjuna (hence parthasarathi), washes the feet of...
  18. Re: India's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund

    Pranam,

    Well, not really, since there are systems developed in the Eslami shariat banks (like Bai Salam) in which the bank is forced to refund the entire deposit in the equity funds. Hence, unless...
  19. Re: India's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund

    I don't really know what to think (nor is it something of immediate concern), but I have a feeling that MIM and the Owesi brothers are behind this, although I could be wrong.
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    Re: GOD within Us

    Pranam,
    Have you read the following? (it's a bauddha shastram, but it's very relevant to your question):
    http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.086.than.html
    After reading it, come back...
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    सर्वंखल्विदंब्रह्म...
    सहिनारायणज्ञेयः सर्वात्मापुरुषोहिसः।

    Not very creative (plagiarism on my part, actually), but still. :D
  22. Re: Nitin Sridhar's Blogs (Advaita and General)

    Pranam,

    I like most of his posts, although the nimbushakti post made me laugh. :p

    Yes, indeed, that was also my impression, particularly when I read the first lingam post. It seems as if...
  23. Re: Nitin Sridhar's Blogs (Advaita and General)

    I agree completely (it frustrates me too at times). However, I do not feel that detachment from sensuality is necessarily the "be all-end all" factor in gaining liberation (which seems to be the...
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    Re: TEMPLES - Wishlist

    I haven't, but I have visited the Yamunotri Mandir in Uttarakashi this summer (also the Raghunath Mandir in Rishikesh, but I'd rather not talk about that). The walking was slightly tiresome, but it...
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    Re: Looking for chaos ?

    That wasn't a shlokam (unless you're talking about ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय), I was just joking around to an extent. :p But, anyway...

    suprabhAtam - Good Morning

    alikhaH - you wrote tenashabdena...
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    Re: Looking for chaos ?

    सुप्रभातम्,

    अलिखस्तेनशब्देन (मुक्क) किम्। तत् शब्दः (मुक्क/मुक्कु) अन्यभारतस्यभाषायां "मुष्टिः" वा "नासिका" प्रोक्तम्। अत्र लिखेस्त्वं "मुख" वरम्। ;)

    ॥ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय॥
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    Re: Baba, pleez..

    Pranam,
    Couldn't help but respond to this post since I've received similar chain messages:
    Like this one:
    http://oi57.tinypic.com/1iip6w.jpg

    Or this:
    http://oi62.tinypic.com/2uyr9jt.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Suitable Scripture

    namaskAram,
    Thank you for pointing that out. Having gone through the thread, it indeed seems I forgot what was mentioned in the OP. :)

    Well, parameshwara/paramesha means greatest lord or supreme...
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    Re: Suitable Scripture

    If he's a Shiva bhakta, then why recommend a Vaishnava bhashyam?
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    Re: "tat tvam asi" tattoo

    praNAm,
    Perhaps this might be of help (Monier-Williams definition of दीर्घ):

    दीर्घ mf(आ)n. (compar. द्र्/आघीयस् , superl. द्र्/आघिष्ठ [qq. vv.] ; rarely दीर्घतर [ Pan5c. iv , 13�14] and �तम [...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    What do you mean by that?
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    Re: "tat tvam asi" tattoo

    praNAm,
    Well, actually pUrNavirAm is a term which was invented relatively recently (the 19th century, most likely) from a "saMskRitization" of a English term (full-stop), kind of like the word...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    So let me get this straight, UPA is the Congress led alliance, and NDA is the BJP led alliance, right? Sorry if this is a stupid question, just making sure.
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    Re: "tat tvam asi" tattoo

    It's correct, but you forgot the daNDa/DaNDA at the end, jk...
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    Re: ITS NEVER TOO LATE

    I thought it was yathA gachchhati sAgaram (just as it goes to the sea).
    Anyway, welcome! Your posts so far have been very informative.
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    Re: Dharmic trance :)

    praNAm,
    Wow, they just butchered the M.S. subbulakShmI recitation of the viShNusahasranAmastotram with such background music and made it sound like a chipmunk was singing. Oh well, at least they...
  37. Re: The name Hindu for the people and the country--not a Hindu name?

    namaste,
    Couldn't one say the same about English? Even though it's the most prominent global language of communication and the second most commonly-spoken language in the world (after Mandarin...
  38. Re: The name Hindu for the people and the country--not a Hindu name?

    What's funny is that even in Urdu we use bhArat for India, like in the following map (بھارت is written in huge print): ...
  39. Re: The name Hindu for the people and the country--not a Hindu name?

    praNAm,

    You do realize that the majUsI creed begins with "naismi daevo" which means that they give shrAp to the deva-s, right? You consider that to be "siblings" with vedAntI-s?
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    Congress party lok sabhA candidate imprisoned for issuing death threat against modI, causing rAhul to call off his rally in Saharanpur:...
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    Yes, like OMG...
    *Warning: bad language
    Shoes
  42. Re: The name Hindu for the people and the country--not a Hindu name?

    praNAm,
    Not really...
    kurukShetra army (18 akShauhiNI-s, or around 2,755,620 people)
    etayA saMkhyayAhyAsan kurupANDavasenayoH
    akShauhiNyo dvijashreShThAH piNDenAShTAdashaiva tAH||1.2.24||
    ...
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    Re: Was Lord Buddha a Radical philospher

    I'm not too sure about sha~NkarAchArya, but his guru/AchArya (gauDapAda) certainly had bauddha leanings, even going so far as to indirectly copy views expressed in (and make comparisons which are...
  44. Re: Klim Krishnaya Govindaya Gopijana Vallabhaya Swaha

    praNAm,
    I don't remember seeing your post (perhaps because of post moderation, I had to deal with the too at first, it sucks :p), so I didn't respond before.

    However, you are indeed correct that...
  45. Re: Klim Krishnaya Govindaya Gopijana Vallabhaya Swaha

    praNAm Cosinuskurve,

    -klIm is a tAntrika bIjamantram, kind of like oM, which relates to shrI lakShmI (and also mahAkAlI), but in itself doesn't really "mean" anything; however, it's often viewed...
  46. Re: The name Hindu for the people and the country--not a Hindu name?

    namaste,
    I just did some research and found a page which suggests that you apparently may not be completely incorrect in your assumptions.
    This is how the mleccha invaders (Turks, Persians, etc.)...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    praNAm,
    Oh, in that case I agree, although borrowing words occasionally leads to some very funny coincidences. Did you know that the word दोस्त comes from the same root as दुष्ट, despite having...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    namaskAr,
    You said something about hating to use Persian identity. For some reason, I thought you were making fun of the fact that I'm primarily Tajik by ancestry (kind of saying that since I'm...
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    Are you subtly making fun of me?
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    Re: The Hindus - An alternative history

    Who cares what Witzel thinks? He is just as much of a mlechchha as Doniger and no he does not have a problem with psychoanalysis, else he wouldn't have supported people like Robert P. Goldman.
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