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    Re: What does the term embodied mean?

    I have the Gambhirananada Upanishad-set. What he may have meant by unchanging is --- that he wanted to emphasize on the AtmA part of the transmigratory subtle body (sUkshma sharIra) - the rest of...
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    Re: What does the term embodied mean?

    Namaste

    I do not know why my picture is not getting uploaded, but here it is:

    Each of the following layers is "embodied" by the outer layer of body

    1. AtmA (a.k.a. paramAtmA - pure...
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    Re: VaishNav Oasis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdCve18wBeo singer: Chitralekha Devi

    O Friend , I will go to VRundAvan, 'cause my eyes are set on that One who lives a life of bliss -- Shri KRshNa (bihAri -...
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    Re: VaishNav Oasis

    Jai Shri KRshNa

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ril78CwLGMM
    When you sing the glories of Govind (KRshNa, Hari, VishNu),
    You will please the Supreme Brahman'
    When you let Hari into your heart...
  5. GopAshTamI: When the 5 year old KRshNa took the "big cows" grazing for the first time

    Jai Shri KRshNa

    Yesterday was GopAshTamI - it was on this kArtik shukla ashTamI -- the 8th day of the bright lunar fortnight of the month of Kartik in the Hindu calendar -- that little 5 year old...
  6. Re: Brahman cannot be Nirguna. It is simply Nira-Kara.

    Namaste Markandeya ji

    Thanks for your kind words. The msg is a bit concise, but I think Red Dragon has understood, he has studied advaita.

    praNAm
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    _/\_...
  8. Re: Brahman cannot be Nirguna. It is simply Nira-Kara.

    There are levels of reality

    Bramhan' is nirguNa in both senses - beyond guNas and without prAkrut guNa - sattva raja tama , in different contexts

    Just as the dream world is not real, at the...
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    I am sorry to disappoint you Viraja ji, but I become speechless, dumbfound and cannot utter a word. Therefore please accepts the bhajans as what i have to say.
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    It looks like you did not listen to the bhajans very closely
    They speak a lot, and acc. to me are relevant to the thread. I just did not want your thread to go empty - and I did point to devotee...
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    Who says BhagavAn (Bramhan' , paramAtmA, Parameshwar), does not come to His devotees, live, eat, sleep, dance, sing, teach, mentor, guide, BE ?
    Singer - Vikram Harza,
    If you call Him like Meera,...
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    *There is a group of devotees of Shri KRshNa - called "KRshNa Kutir" and "Shri KRshNa LeelA Kendra" (main centers in Maharashtra and other parts of India, one in LA), many of whom have recorded...
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    Namaste

    I woukd like to sing this bhajan in Gratitude:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0HphOaoGdQ

    Meaning:
    O Most compassionate and ever victorious achiever of the Highest goals and...
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    Re: Om Namah Shivaya :)

    Namaste and Welcome

    Please read this thread which explains the dwAdashAksharI mantra (12 syllable mantra) of VAsudev :...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    This is confirmed from the fact that the article was taken from a Kanchi Paramacharya website. While swamigal may have said that in context to his close disciples who knew the whole story, in...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    I removed the irrelevant links. Should have stuck to Ramakrishna topic.
    It is very critical to explain the context, especially in case of the selfless bhakta-vatsal (nourishing devotees with...
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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste Kameron

    One of our friends here at HDF is a devotee and follower of RamaKrishNa ParamhaMsa. He is also an avid writer and blogger and will not rest until he has explained adhyAtmic...
  18. Re: ~*~JanmAshTami ~*~ GokuLAshTami ~*~ Nandotsav ~*~ Special

    praNAm

    Radhe Govinda by 2 of the little NavaDurgA s (SindhujA and MRuNAlini) - students of Kuladeep Pai (a group of kids with gifted voices and excellent training)
    (REF:...
  19. ~*~JanmAshTami ~*~ GokuLAshTami ~*~ Nandotsav ~*~ Special

    Jai Shri KRshNa ~
    namaste

    Dedicated to the UttamShloka (One venerated with most beautiful poetry, i.e. KRshNa / VishNu / NArAyan)

    KRshNAshTak with lyrics
    dine dine navam navam namAmi nanda...
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    Re: The Prototype of a Yogini!!!

    Amazing, thanks for posting this, Indialover
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    Re: Personal Relation with the Goddess

    Gauri GAyatri Mantra (Gauri = fair, PArvati)

    1. om girijAyai vidmahe shivapriyAyai dhImahI |
    tanno gauri prachodayAt ||
    Aum, We meditate on and contemplate, understand, learn about, (vidmahe -...
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    Re: Personal Relation with the Goddess

    Lakshmi Ksheera Samudra Raaja TanayA
    Sree Ranga DhaameshvarI
    Daasi Bhootha Samasata Deva VanitAM
    Lokaika DeepAnkurAM
    Sreeman Manda Kataaksha Labdha Vibhava
    Brahmendra GangaadharAM
    Tvaam...
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    Re: Personal Relation with the Goddess

    You are not bothering me. Neither of us are talking about the beej mantra from Devi MahAtmya or ChanDi pAth, but bhAv bhakti, and a loving relationship. (By the way the beej will draw you to Her, AND...
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    Re: Personal Relation with the Goddess

    Aditya..

    I forgot to mention that you can read up Baal LeelA (childhood pastimes) of VaishNavi - popularly known as VaishNo-Devi, an avatAr of MahA Lakshmi.
    She was born to a royal couple and...
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    Re: Personal Relation with the Goddess

    Another shAstra for philosophical knowledge, in addition to Devi MahAtmya and Devi BhAgvat, is the Lalita SahasranAma stotra by VishNu-avatAr HayagrIva (Lord of shAstra-knowledge),
    Just like...
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    Re: Personal Relation with the Goddess

    Namaste Aditya

    Devi can be your Divine Mother or Divine Daughter, and you can very easily skirt all the mantra yantra tantra anushThAn if you wish.

    I recommend starting with the following short...
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    Re: subtleties in the gītā

    Namaste

    To me the ONE shloka in Bhagavad Geeta Chapter 2 is Shloka 55 for definition of Sthitapradnya / sthitapraj~na muni, which becomes the springboard for the final "EshA BramhI sthitI...
  28. Understanding Bramhan Through Gratitude: ChatuhShloki BhAgvat ?

    Namaste

    Can understanding Bramhan be made simple through the lens of gratitude and credits?

    The whole concept of namah: = idam na mama- this offering made in yajn~a (sacrifice) is not mine, is...
  29. Re: A relatively new thought on Shiva/Vishnu tattwa

    Namaste Virajaji

    The reason is very simple
    It is because ParaBramhan chose the nyanmars in the guise of Shiva, in that rUpa (form, Person) -- all along -- They were Shiva gaNa (associates ,...
  30. Re: A relatively new thought on Shiva/Vishnu tattwa

    Namaste HDF


    First of all --


    ~*~*~*~*~


    Wishinga very HappyHolito all -- KAnhA ki Holi, ShyAm ke ShyAm rang me samA jAne ki Holi (The time to drown in the colours of Shri KRshNa - the...
  31. Thread: Inspirations

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    Re: Inspirations

    Of Course. Govinda and Shambhu are One. Shiva is fond of the one who loves Hari-Govinda. SadAshiva keeps singing glories of Mukunda to PArvati. Thus also arose Radha-sahastranAmAvali.
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    Re: India Reaches the Mars Orbit

    Yes, that is wonderful. ISRO ki jay.
  33. Re: Must Watch: A Consolidation of ALL Philosophies

    Thank You Icy Cosmic :)
    That was sweet, but you need not be sorry. KarmaNyevAdhikAraste, mA phaleshu kadAchana. I had no such expectations, but if it makes a difference to whoever walks by, be it...
  34. Thread: Inspirations

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    Re: Inspirations

    Also, somebody just told me they liked the responses on this thread:

    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=12417

    It helped them reflect on life situations when things were not that...
  35. Thread: Inspirations

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    Re: Inspirations

    Namaste, praNAm

    You bring up an important point. So let me start by saying that first verse I posted here - "eshA brAmhi sthitI pArtha" is a sample example of all such similar verses in the...
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    Re: define Self Realization and Moksha

    Namaste,

    Nice explanation of how Arjun (who is Nara of the Nara-NArAyaN pair) is a pure devotee and a realized being. Arjun was being the 'nimitta=mAtra' -- the 'placeholder' or 'excuse' and was...
  37. Re: I saw shiva 2 week ago in the middle of night.

    Yes, and we are very happy for you :)

    Now stop wondering "why me" and start loving, sacrificing the ego, surrendering to Shiva.

    Why you? Because this current life is not the end of the story....
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    Re: Conception of God

    Please read Bhagvad Gita chapter 9 -- rAjaguhya yog (the utmost secret yog which is the king of all yog).

    Also, Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 -- bhakti yog

    Bg 12.1 — Arjuna inquired: Which are...
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    Re: Conception of God

    Many times the devotee is found by BhagavAn when they are not aware of these philosophies. They realize instantly that this relationship was eternal, but they had forgotten about it and the kind...
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    Re: Conception of God

    Namaste

    You are thinking intelligently. There is nothing imaginary about Ishvar and yes, this propaganda about bhakti being a "mental exercise for the weak minded praying to non-existent fairies"...
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    Re: Conception of God

    IT? No, this is not the correct view. You seek grace from the Graceful, and mercy from the Merciful. Ishvar is neither imaginary nor an automaton.

    What you have described is His prakRti. PrakRti...
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    Re: Conception of God

    Sorry dear Ale

    I have nothing to say to this. Simply because the local-heart overrules the local-head. This is just the way it is. After crossing that line of reason, I don't really care. I simply...
  43. Re: Must Watch: A Consolidation of ALL Philosophies

    Namaste

    OK here is the deal. For one who has no patience for the video, there will be no patience for my transcripts either. So, I shall just give a pointer.

    If interested and curious, please...
  44. Re: Must Watch: A Consolidation of ALL Philosophies

    Namaste

    I am laughing because this gem of a post got transferred to "Announcements" while I had been thinking of typing out the conversation (main points) in the video to show how KRshNa explains...
  45. Re: Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's Self Inquiry - Explained...

    :)
    RAdhA is KRshNa Svayam. RAdhA is always in and with KRshNa because RAdhA is His alhAdini Shakti (Anand) and inseperable from Him.

    BhagavAn performs LIlA. However, just because He is quiet at...
  46. Re: Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's Self Inquiry - Explained...

    praNAm

    Don't ask how "deep" the sleep is, but during sleep, it is mostly KRshNa Who is
    a) silent and Bramhan-nirvAN, AND/ AND-OR
    b) looking over the lovely RAdhA who is either

    b.1)...
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    Re: Bhakthi or is it a business transaction?

    You are most welcome, and the pleasure is mine.

    I know you are weaving a theory on this thread. Not sure if you are looking for any input but other readers may benefit from this post.



    ...
  48. Re: Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's Self Inquiry - Explained...

    Thank You Silence :)


    :) :)

    That first smiley is Me as Radha. The second smiley is Me as Mukunda, KRshNa. Although I alone AM, Shri RAdhA is my Beloved Self, an embodiment of Prem. She is Me ,...
  49. Must Watch: A Consolidation of ALL Philosophies

    Namaste

    Please Watch. Must Watch. Philosophy : ONE-in-TWO-in-MANY-in-MANY-in-TWO-in-ONE

    A consolidation of all Philosophies. The Universal Mystery Resolved: P R E M



    KRshNAa S...
  50. Re: Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's Self Inquiry - Explained...

    FOOTNOTE: Cookie-Monster is a favourite character from the very popular American children's TV Serial "Sesame Street". Cookie-monster is the blue-colored puppet who can eat an unlimited number of...
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