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  1. Re: Gita 4.40 - What does Kṛṣṇa mean by saṁśayātmā (doubting mind)?

    Believer, namaste.



    On the contrary, and IMHO, OP (in this case, me, but applies to anyone else) should be given the benefit of doubt (i.e., assume he has a poor understanding of our...
  2. Re: Gita 4.40 - What does Kṛṣṇa mean by saṁśayātmā (doubting mind)?

    @devotee, thanks for your explanation!



    In the very same shlokha: "Neither this world nor the next nor happiness exists for one who has a doubting mind." (नायं लोकोऽस्ति न परो न सुखं...
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    Re: Hanuman Blessed by Bhairava/Mahakala?

    Namaste.


    You can read Hanumān's birth story from Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa here: http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/kish/sarga66/kishkindha_66_frame.htm


    The only two boons Hanumān received are from...
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    Re: Ravana Granting a Blessing to Rama?

    namaskāraḥ



    Agree with Anirudh; the story has no basis in the original Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa.

    There is another popular story of Rāvaṇa teaching 3 valuable lessons to Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa before he...
  5. Re: Gita 4.40 - What does Kṛṣṇa mean by saṁśayātmā (doubting mind)?

    Good info. Thanks. But why is bhaktiyoga towards the end of the list? We see more and more people running after wish-fulfilling bhakti. Very few seem to be after knowledge. Isn't it?
  6. Untouchability - Mahabharata - Help with Translation

    namo namaḥ

    I came across these lines from Anuśāsana-parva of Mahābhārata (http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m13/m13b024.htm):



    From here...
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    Re: Bala Kaanda and Uttara Kaanda

    My take on this is, whether you agree there are interpolations in Ramayana or not, we cannot take deny the dharma we can all learn from Ramayana. As long as there is human race on earth, there will...
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    Do fruits of dharma nullify past adhārmic acts?

    Namaste.


    I find these 2 verses a bit confusing. Hanumān says these to Rāvaṇa in Sundara kāṇḍa of Rāmāyaṇa. What is Hanumān or Vālmiki trying to tell here?

    In verse 28 he says one's dhārmic...
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    Re: Was Bhima a Vegetarian.

    Namaste.

    Yes, Kṣatriyas were sanctioned to eat meat, then, and even now. Rāma ate meat. Yudhiṣṭhira and his brothers (incl. Bhīma) also ate meat. Some people may find this shocking because they...
  10. Re: Gita 4.40 - What does Kṛṣṇa mean by saṁśayātmā (doubting mind)?

    Yajvan: Nice explanation. But how to interpret vinaśyati?

    So you are saying a saṅśayātmā is not a bad person (nor is it a derogatory word) if the object of questioning is to seek knowledge? But if...
  11. Gita 4.40 - What does Kṛṣṇa mean by saṁśayātmā (doubting mind)?

    namaskāraḥ

    Bhagavad-gītā 4.40 says:


    अज्ञश्चाश्रद्दधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति। <br>
    नायं लोकोऽस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मनः।।4.40।।

    ajñaścāśraddadhānaśca saṅśayātmā vinaśyati. <br>
    nāyaṅ...
  12. Re: Does सहस्राणि (sahasrAni) mean 10 or 1000?

    yajvan, thanks for your reply.

    One more question:

    षष्टि: पुत्रसहस्राणि (sixty thousand sons) [
    षष्टि: पुत्रसहस्राणि यं यान्तं पर्यवारयन् ।।1.5.2।।]

    Above, is the plural (sahasrāṇi) applied...
  13. Thread: Hello everyone!

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    Hello everyone!

    Namaste and Hello everyone!

    Just joined this forum. I already see some very knowledgeable users and posts here.

    I'm a Hindu and started studying our scriptures only recently. My current...
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    Re: Bala Kaanda and Uttara Kaanda

    Hello and Namaste, Anirudh.

    Good question.

    You may find some answers here: http://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/15252

    Some people believe there are 24,000 shlokas (24 letters of Gayatri...
  15. Does सहस्राणि (sahasrAni) mean 10 or 1000?

    Namaste.

    In the following Quora.com answer, the user has used a different interpretation of the word सहस्राणि (sahasrAni).

    http://qr.ae/THoyUP

    I'm unable to insert these 2 images, not sure...
  16. Karna playing dice with Duryodhana's wife, Bhanumati

    Hello everyone! :)

    Namaste.

    This is my first post on HDF.

    Wikipedia at the link below mentions a story of Karna playing dice with Duryodhana's wife, Bhanumati.
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