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  1. Re: Should I totally give up on our Hindu religion ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKhVgwucdy4
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    Re: What is your Favorite Oil for Lamp?

    Seed oils, except for sesame, are in general not recommended for deepas used in puja. Ghee is the best substance.
  3. Re: I am Sri Vaishnava now, Thank you Satay ji

    Congrats. Don't get too caught up in vedantic debates, but use this opportunity for devotional sadhana.
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    Re: Shirdi Sai Baba

    Mushaka Baba and Kadamba Sadhu are also known as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

    It is understandable, there is not much difference between Kumare and any other guru walking out there. The problem...
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    Re: Shirdi Sai Baba

    Have you heard of Mushaka Baba and Kadamba Sadhu?
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    Re: Shirdi Sai Baba

    The cause of this is a lack of any epistemological sense of "spiritual" seekers. You can tell them anything. Case study:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoWmNAS16fY
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    Re: Can Samhkya be theistic?

    Atheistic sankhya is only a subcult of the larger Sankhya school of thought.
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    Re: Parallel Universes in Hinduism

    Paralllel universe can have different meanings. In Hinduism, a parallel universe is not an alternate reality. It's simply a universe that exists outside our own universe. The universe we live in is...
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    Re: Age of Sanskrit

    PIE is not an actual language of which there is any literature, archeological evidence or historical reference in another language. It is a conceptual construct created by historical linguists to...
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    Re: Age of Sanskrit

    This is in fact what Hindus believe. Historians may not agree, but remember that historians are like anyone else and don't have complete information on the past. Scientists only use evidence that can...
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    Re: Bhakti in Advaita

    There is no such thing as the advaitic point of view.
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    Re: I have read the whole of Vedanta

    Reading, understanding and applying scripture is not as simple as studying the minimum to get good grades and collect a degree after which you can get a job and forget everything.

    In the Chandogya...
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    Re: Sri Saibaba Temple

    Except that Sai Baba was not a Hindu. Hindus worshipping a fakir with as much regard as a real devata is simply disgusting.
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    Re: What has gone wrong with Hinduism - Video

    You cannot turn a blind eye towards the article he has written. It gives a peek into his mind to understand his way of thinking which subsequently explains the motives for his other actions. You do...
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    Re: What has gone wrong with Hinduism - Video

    I don't have any uncanny abilities. Simply read his article in the Guardian to understand his motives.
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    Re: What has gone wrong with Hinduism - Video

    He is actually trying to shove a Sahib approved and sanitized version of Hinduism down your throat. He is ashamed of Hinduism and wants to cover it up.
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    Re: What has gone wrong with Hinduism - Video

    These are elitist ramblings of someone who is intoxicated with his own intellectualism. I did not listen beyond four minutes, because it was unbearable to listen to so much nonsense. He diverges the...
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    Re: VISHNU SAHASRANAMA- BIG DOUBT

    Do you even read? I never said such a thing.
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    Re: VISHNU SAHASRANAMA- BIG DOUBT

    The Vishnu Sahasranama is an integral part of the Mahabharata and the Mahabharata does not place restrictions based on gender and caste on chanting the Vishnu Sahasranama. Later sectarian acharyas...
  20. Poll: Re: Resources for Learning Sanskrit, the language of the past... and the future!

    I am glad you are finding these resources helpful.
  21. Re: The name Hindu for the people and the country--not a Hindu name?

    It has become popular with these so called researchers to "debunk" traditionally held concepts. Often the person doing the debunking is just trying to seek attention with inconclusive evidence. These...
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    Poll: Re: Timeline from Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus"

    If anyone wants to read the book, you can do so without throwing your money at Doniger:
    ...
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    Re: Vegetarian and Gluten Free

    nonsense
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    Re: Vegetarian and Gluten Free

    There are definitely people who have legitimate problems with gluten, but it has become a fad in the health world to avoid gluten without any underlying medical condition. Gluten should not be a big...
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    Poll: Re: Timeline from Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus"

    I believe in the freedom of speech, but I also believe in the freedom not to publish garbage. A publisher is allowed to have certain standards. Anyone comparing this to the ban of Salman Rushdie's...
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    Re: Vedic tradition and modern sience

    Shankaracharya not mentioning the Bhagavatam is by no means proof that the Bhagavatam did not exist at the time of or before Shankaracharya. In fact, the Bhagavatam has been quoted even earlier by...
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    Re: Vedic tradition and modern sience

    How ignorant can a person be, Jayadeva who composed the Gita Govinda was not the author of the Srimad Bhagavatam. There have been claims made by reformist groups that the Srimad Bhagavatam was...
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    Re: Religion is Poison

    The common argument against Hinduism being a religion goes like this: "There are black sheep, therefore sheep are black. This particular animal is not black, therefore it is not a sheep."

    This is...
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    Re: Religion is Poison

    Good points by Ramakrishna. It seems like OP is ashamed of being a member of the Hindu religion and wants to sugar coat it by calling it a lifestyle.
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    Re: Sonia Gandhi Temple

    I have seen it on facebook. This is disgusting.
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    Re: Physical and Spiritual fitness

    Activities like swimming and cycling can be great to keep you in shape when you are injured, but they offer almost no physical impact to keep your bones strong and healthy.
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    Re: Physical and Spiritual fitness

    Sacropenia, the loss of muscle as one ages, is one of the major things that older people need to combat with some form of strength training. Most injuries come from competitive sports and endurance...
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    Re: Physical and Spiritual fitness

    I train at home too. I have had gym memberships, but it's not convenient for my lifestyle to go to the gym regularly.

    There are a few tools that are great for home workouts:

    The TRX...
  34. Re: Dear Krishna, save me from your followers

    That's too bad for you. You as an outsider do not define Hinduism as it is based on your likes and dislikes.
  35. Re: The Inferiority-Complex of India & Bollywood

    Yes, that true. Hollywood isn't the only contender from the international scene. Globalisation is a great thing and maybe it will serve as a motivation for Indians to create some independent films.
  36. Re: The Inferiority-Complex of India & Bollywood

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  37. Re: The Inferiority-Complex of India & Bollywood

    I don't think Bollywood adds much liberalism to the Arab world. Don't forget that belly dancing has always been popular in certain parts of the Arab world. Islamic culture in its so called golden age...
  38. Re: The Inferiority-Complex of India & Bollywood

    You cannot market something without catering to someone's wishes. The fact is that Indians will watch Bollywood regardless of what garbage is put in front of them, simply because it's made in India....
  39. Re: The Inferiority-Complex of India & Bollywood

    http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130526167281

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/features/type/view/id/5681
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    Re: Who was the first member of this forum ?

    Why does this matter?

    It is simple to find out, go to the "Members List" and categorise by "Join Date."
  41. Re: The Inferiority-Complex of India & Bollywood

    I haven't seen a bollywood movie in years, because it's all garbage. Bollywood is catering largely to the Arab world as well as to Indians. It's best to vote with your wallet and to stop paying for...
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    Re: Why is Buddhism More Accessible in the US

    There are indeed a lot of books on Hinduism, but you should not go to book stores or public libraries to find them, unless the place is specialised in importing books from India. In the Hinduism...
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    Re: Why is Buddhism More Accessible in the US

    There are only few westerners who are really attracted to Buddhism itself as a doctrine, most people are interested in Buddhism for the mind calming and psychological effect practices like meditation...
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    Re: Mathematics

    Another interesting link:

    http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Projects/Pearce/index.html
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    I have noticed that a lot of Indian opinion writers and bloggers like to use overly complicated language, but it comes across as artificial.
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    Re: Narendra Modi- What He Represents

    Why don't Indian intellectuals ever use simple English in their writings? It's like they are using as many complicated words as possible to sound educated.

    It reminds me of this episode of...
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    Re: Mahapashupatastra blog

    Debates between Shaivas and Vaishnavas are tiresome. The blog author has written many inaccuracies in the past about the Bhagavatam and Mahabharata. Vaishnavas are also wrong trying to hijack the...
  48. Thread: Sam Harris

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    Re: Sam Harris

    I did not say that I am the only one who knows the traditional purpose. The traditional purpose of meditation in the Indic traditions has always been liberation from the cycles of birth and death....
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    Re: Mathematics

    You can download another book on Indian mathematics by Kim Plofker:

    http://pirateproxy.nl/tpbtorrents/5771269/Mathematics_in_India_-_(Malestrom).5771269.TPB.torrent
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    Re: Mathematics

    Here is an example of a torrent client:
    http://www.utorrent.com/

    You can download the book for free, but if you want to support the authors that is fine too.
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