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  1. Re: Out of various elements of our existence, how is intellect increasing ?

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    namasté sanathanadharma



    There is much to say about this matter and I will not derail the train of thought from the overall thread. Yet because of what you offer above is...
  2. Re: Out of various elements of our existence, how is intellect increasing ?

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    namasté sanathanadharma & kallol


    Without going too far from the essential questions being discussed in this string let me pose the following:

    If time is an ~ element~ ( as...
  3. Thread: Maha Shivratri

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    Re: Maha Shivratri

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    namasté


    mahaśivarātri - what is its significance ? There is a ~big deal~ regarding the night, and one staying awake all night.


    maha = great
    śiva = is rooted in śī ...
  4. Thread: dhāraṇā-s

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    Re: dhāraṇā-s

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    namasté


    We are informed that there are 3 types of prāṇaśakti:

    prāṇaśakti in general is that breath that goes on automatically – the inward breath named apāna and called...
  5. Re: Do all schools of Hinduism believe in temporary hell?

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    namasté

    I wish to offer just a few ideas that I think are of value to the overall string.

    This heaven and hell (svargam loka and narakam loka) is talked about within...
  6. Thread: dhāraṇā-s

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    Re: dhāraṇā-s

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    namasté

    We are told in the praśna upaniṣad1 :
    prāṇasyedaṃ vaśe sarvaṃ tridive yatpratiṣṭhitam |
    māteva putrānrakśasva śrīśca prajñāṃ ca vidhehi na iti || 13

    all this (...
  7. Thread: dhāraṇā-s

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    Re: dhāraṇā-s

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    namasté

    but yajvan , I look at the list above and do not see devotion (bhakti) as one on the list, should it not be there?
    Yes, and it would be found under gādhatā –...
  8. Thread: dhāraṇā-s

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    dhāraṇā-s

    hariḥ om̐
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    namasté

    Within the practice or sādhana of yoga the are multiple methods or vehicles herein called dhāraṇāḥ1 ( or dhāraṇā-s). For many new arrivals into various practices...
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    Re: Father Son Born 20 minutes apart.

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    namasté

    In that SAME minute there were approximately 250 births and 105 deaths ( that same birth minute is also the same death minute for many)...
    Would that not also spark...
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    Re: Lots of questions???

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    namasté

    I wrote the following in post 7 above:


    Svāmī lakṣman-jū informs us that this turyātīta - (beyond the fourth or turya + atītam) is none other than the fullness of...
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    Re: Lots of questions???

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    namasté

    Just thought to add the following...

    Devotee offers the following & rightly so:

    Let me extend this idea just a bit , from another's point of view, that of śaṅkaraḥ.
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    Re: Lots of questions???

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    namasté

    this post is geared to the one that has done some additional study. It is not entry level knowledge. Some may appreciate it , others may scratch their heads. Do not...
  13. Thread: déjà vu

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    déjà vu

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    déjà vu
    This term déjà vu is French by nature and is defined as ‘already seen’ , which clearly establishes that something has been seen before. Usually déjà vu is...
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    viśeṣo'yam - this one distinction

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    What is different from the yogin (or yogī) to the average person on the street? It is this one distinction (viśeṣo'yam) that is called out in the vijñāna bhairava kā́rakaya...
  15. Re: How to deal with Adversaries Spiritually in modern Living?

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    One more approach

    As mentioned in the last post, there is another way for those that might need an additional tool when dealing with unpleasantness in others that...
  16. Re: How to deal with Adversaries Spiritually in modern Living?

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    namasté


    Let me pass on what I have learned ( and practice to the best of my ability)...

    Setting the stage
    This is first from my teacher’s master1, as we always start...
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    Re: Why should I learn the vedas?

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    namasté



    I could not agree more...

    yet people will say to me, yajvan I am confused . I see in your posts an orientation towards śivaḥ. Even in your last post you end it...
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    Re: Why should I learn the vedas?

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    namasté



    It seems , and I can be completely wrong, (and accept my mis-reading if so) but you may be inferring I think the ocean I mention cannot be navigated. This was not,...
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    Re: Why should I learn the vedas?

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    namasté


    I'd ask , learn which section ?



    the saṃhitā-s ? – called out as 4, some call out 3. This is considered śruti, or what is heard, cognized in consciousness...
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    Re: Veda and Comprehension

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    I offered (some time ago) the following found in post 1 above.

    from the veda-s
    It is from the ṛg (rig) veda 1.164.39 :
    ṛco akṣare paramevyoman yasmin devā adhi viśve...
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    Re: Cause for Rebirth - A Question.

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    namasté

    You see, pending the school of thought (darṣana1) one is considering, there can be several views on this matter...

    The notion is getting comfortable with is the 3...
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    Re: Cause for Rebirth - A Question.

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    I am interested in what you think/consider is reborn and what has died? Surely it is not Self/Being that dies. How do I know this? I look to the bhāgavad gītā and...
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    Re: great (profound) questions...

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    namasté

    From the tantralokā of abhinavagupa-ji1

    vastu mātrātilālāsā | 203a.
    (vastu mātra-ati-lālasā)
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    Re: great (profound) questions...

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté


    why does going inward even occur - i.e. why does transcending happen ?

    इतिशिवं
    iti śivaṁ
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    Re: Symbols of the mahābhārata

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    namasté

    One cannot avoid all the clashing (saṁghaṭṭa) that occurs in today’s world...


    saṁghaṭṭa (संघट्ट) = rubbing or clashing together , friction , collision , conflict...
  26. Thread: Samadhi

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    Re: Samadhi

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté



    Let's look to what rāmaṇa maharṣi says.

    Q: What is mokṣa ?
    A: Mokṣa is to know that you were never born 1.
  27. Thread: Tilak/bindi?

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    Re: Tilak/bindi?

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    For others not familiar with vibhūtiḥ (sacred ash) used for tilaka ( some spell tilak) consider this...
  28. Thread: Samadhi

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    Re: Samadhi

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    The following post is for the general reader. It is to advance the conversation a bit more. It is not to answer Indialover’s question directly as that has been...
  29. Thread: Samadhi

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    Re: Samadhi

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté


    Please note that 'moksha and mukti' is when there is no 2. That is why it is important. The idea of 2 is the very basis of ignorance.

    iti śivaṁ
  30. Thread: Tilak/bindi?

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    Re: Tilak/bindi?

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    ... are you aware of its meaning & significance?


    इतिशिवं
    iti śivaṁ
  31. Thread: Samadhi

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    Re: Samadhi

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté



    You ask very reasonable questions. First we need to be mindful of the notion of ~ experience~. Most to many will think, 'oh there is me, and then there is this...
  32. Thread: Samadhi

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    Re: Samadhi

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    namasté

    I will use a past post to offer one view on the question you pose.

    We are informed by vasuguta-ji in the 1st section (called svarūpa spanda1) & the 17th kārikā, the...
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    Re: Looking for a Kavach pendant

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    namasté

    from the post above,


    ... but yajvan, can you give an example of this ? Yes.
    Let's turn to one that is most delightful (to me) from the śrīmad bhāgavatam ...
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    Re: Looking for a Kavach pendant

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    namasté

    For those unfamiliar with this term kavach ( which is kavacaḥ):
    kavacaḥ (कवचः) is armor , a coat of mail . It is for ~protection~. Many consider it an amulet (...
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    Re: Panchakshara with or without OM?

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté




    Be mindful that śivāya is in the dative case within grammar usage, which means ‘to’ or ‘for the sake of’. And namaḥ is considered the nominative case that...
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    Re: Meditating with Krishna?

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté





    Let’s see if I may offer some perspective... you see within sanātana dharma one size does not fit all. To suggest that I would know best for you is indeed...
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    Re: Meditating with Krishna?

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    namasté


    Now you are on the right track....mankandeya 108 dasa offers some valid notions. It is the idea of getting 'you' out of the way. Once that is done the divine (...
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    Re: Meditating with Krishna?

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    namasté



    I am not absolutely certain I comprehend your question... let me ask this: At some point you began some program, some upāyaḥ1 ( method, technique) to reach some...
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    Re: Meditating with Krishna?

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    namasté

    Within the śrīmad bhāgavad gītā1 kṛṣṇaḥ-jī informs us of the following:

    ahamātmā guḍākeśa sarvabhūtāśayasthitaḥ |
    aham ādiśca madhyaṃ ca bhūtānāmanta eva ca ||...
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    Re: Self-Enquiry vs Open Awareness confusion

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté

    Regarding


    Perhaps some readers are waiting for the 2nd part of post 11 above. After reconsidering the śloka , I will leave it for another time.

    इतिशिवं
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    Re: Self-Enquiry vs Open Awareness confusion

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    namasté

    In post 3 above, I offered the following:

    Now from where does this notion come? It is offered in several places. I wish to mention 2.

    First reference
    This is...
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    Re: Genuine Rudraksha Seller?

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    namasté

    ॐ रुद्राय नमः
    oṁ rudrāya namaḥ

    You will find the answer ( and I hope other things) in this HDF post / string : ...
  43. Re: Would Indian Natives would think I am fool or is it normal?

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    namasté & bonjour Alx

    You mention,


    If we look to the tantrāloka1 a very key book within kaśmir śaivism, one of many schools (darśana), we find the following 103rd verse....
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    Re: A hello and a question

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    namasté & hello JimmyD


    A photo would be quite helpful.... and if there is any inscription in the silver or any other part of this item please be sure to get a clear shot so...
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    Re: Lagna and Tripura Bhairavi

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    namasté


    First I ask that you look through this folder as there's many posts on lagna that I think will give you a thorough explanation of its importance. I will also...
  46. Re: What's the difference between Purusha and Prakriti?

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    namasté



    These questions you ask are reasonable... yet too with some research you will be able to answer them. How about you report back to us and let us know what you find...
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    Re: Am I Buddhist or Hindu? Does it matter?

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    namasté

    A few things from my point of view which is neither here or there; that is, I hope only to provide food for thought.

    I do not have an answer for you , as I suspect...
  48. Thread: the highest 1st

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    Re: the highest 1st

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    namasté

    I can hear people thinking, where does devotion fall within this conversation ? it was not mentioned? how can this be ?

    Well within the arena of this discussion...
  49. Thread: the highest 1st

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    Re: the highest 1st

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    namasté

    pradhane hi kṛto yatnaḥ .What does this say?

    What then does this mean ? Most know there is always a hidden meaning (lakṣaṇā) in the wisdom the wise (sūraḥ) offer us,...
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    Re: Panchakshara with or without OM?

    hariḥ oṁ
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    namasté



    The intent of my post (#11 above) is this: using ( as a vehicle) the 5 syllable (akṣarā ) mantra or the 6 syllable mantra , which ever one brings antarmukha...
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