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  1. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    Turkish President banished a women to the sofa.

    https://www.politico.eu/article/sofagate-ursula-von-der-leyen-turkey-sofa-charles-michel-recep-tayyip-erdogan/
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    Re: Sect - Sectarian

    Namaste

    As Believer said: As with many other things, Christians translated our words into English and the Indian 'inteligensia/intellectuals' - meaning those who are not necessarily intelligent...
  3. Re: Why Shiva never worships anybody whereas Vishnu worships him in all his incarnati

    Namaste

    I found something new to me about the Puranas in connection with a work of Madhva. I am posting it here to point out the depth of the scriptures and that anyone who is not a member of...
  4. Re: Indigenous technology and inventions thread ....

    Namaste

    Dr. Tapesh Mathur is credited with making the ‘Krishna Limb’, India’s first prosthetic limb for animals.

    http://www.pashudhanpraharee.com/dr-tapesh-mathur-the-legend-vet-of-india/
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    Sect - Sectarian

    Namaste

    I ponder about the term sectarian.

    Asking google about ‚sect‘

    A group of people with somewhat different religious beliefs (typically regarded as heretical) from those of a larger...
  6. Re: Why Shiva never worships anybody whereas Vishnu worships him in all his incarnati

    Namaste SanatanDharmYogi

    You mix a lot together … I read it with interest and try the attempt to untangle it a little according to my knowledge. Be aware that the Indian scriptures are so vast and...
  7. Re: Did you ever know about temples on a straight line?

    Dear Viraja,

    When I read Rameshvaram and Kedarnath I immediately thought that this is the flight route of Hanuman to the Himalayas.

    Due to the large number of temples in India I think there are...
  8. Re: For Proper Understanding of Srila Prabhupada's Books

    Namaste

    It is customary for inappropriate statements made by a person in the spotlight to be relativized by one or more speakers.

    Prabhupada's despising words about women cannot be...
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    Re: Inspirations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJFUuE4zEKc
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    No, Believer I did not and will never do. In my long experience with so called spiritual groups I had to realize that the Guru is a sensitive matter. The head of the (100 % serious) Kriya Yoga...
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    Dear Believer

    Let me talk about a Guru’s business model that succeeds without borrowing or stealing any knowledge from any scripture. It is an experience from 2010 - I made some similar but this...
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    Re: Running with the Baton

    Dear Believer

    Your post reminds me of Yajnavalkya, he insulted the teacher, Vaishampayana, who demanded Yajnavalkya to return the knowledge he had acquired. Yajnavalkya vomited the Yajur Veda. The...
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    Re: Kautuku/kalava bracelet

    Dear puffthebest

    If you feel well with the bracelet wear it and enjoy it, do not care what others say or think about it. In all cultures people wear a talisman or an amulet to feel protected …...
  14. Re: Did God create us in his image or did we create God in our image?

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    God is a Christian term that is far too shallow for the depth of Vedic thoughts, but Indians seem to love it.

    You can talk about Brahman nirguna and Brahman saguna, Brahman...
  15. Re: Is worship of Lord Hanuman practice of Shaivism or Vaishnavism, or both?

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    I would say both and neither nor - Hanuman is neutral. If you are a Shiva devotee you worship Him as His appearance. If you are Vishnu devotee you worship Him because he...
  16. Re: Can soul ever return to samsara after getting moksha.

    Namaste ameyAtmA

    The verses are specified in the first paragraph.

    The terms sun and moon are metaphors. Whoever does not get beyond the sphere of the moon has to make empirical experiences...
  17. Re: Can soul ever return to samsara after getting moksha.

    Namaste

    Chandogya Upanishad talks about Panchagnividya in the 5th Prapathaka. It mentions Uttarayana and Dakshinayana in X.1 – 10, similar does Bhagavad Gita in VIII.23 – 28. In the Mahabharata...
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    Re: Jagannath Swami - My perceptions

    Dear Viraja,

    the Veda talk about the cosmic hologram as Indrajala - Indra‘s net.

    Pranam
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    Re: Inspirations

    The creation of Harikatha

    https://www.adibhatlanarayanadas.org/2013/04/the-creation-of-harikatha.html
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    Re: Jagannath Swami - My perceptions

    Dear Viraja,

    interesting from which side you take up the topic - from the result. I take it up from the side of the acting person, Indradyumna.

    Impatience is one of my character traits. I...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    I had already wondered that this post didn’t annoy you, Markandeya 108 dasa. I only overflew the effusion.

    I read the ancient scriptures of India and of the Greek scriptures those of the stoics....
  22. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste Viraja,

    there is nothing to add to your last entry!

    I always say ‚we got a brain to use it‘. But the brain is only one thing. With the brain you can grasp the intellectual part, with...
  23. Thiruvasakam as an oratorio by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra

    The Thiruvasagam Symphony
    https://ganpy.com/2005/07/14/the-thiruvasagam-symphony-2/

    Appetizer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxC6gnP8w80

    Complete
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVG08cJ0FOE...
  24. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Donald

    Namaste

    Your thoughts, Believer, will match with the thoughts of the 71 million souls who voted for Donald Trump, just the other way round. They will have lots of arguments why he was a great...
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    Re: Organ Transplants

    Namaste

    I am about the hybris of mankind on the one hand and the means of influencing the individual on the other. To transplant an organ was a noble idea at its beginning, no doubt.

    In the...
  26. Thread: The Donald

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    Re: The Denials

    Congratulation USA!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydYxocpZ0kM
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    Organ Transplants

    Namaste

    Some days ago I found a video on youtube whose title made me curious, 'When the end is a beginning'. I was surprised when it was about organ transplants. A young man had a motorcycle...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    As you know, Viraja, my lessons for daily life come from Mahabharata and the Puranas. Therefore I recommend the story of King Somakanta from Ganesha Purana, it deals with all the three Karmas – in...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste Viraja,

    You (and we all) can pray and wish whatever you want, you will get always what karma has foreseen. A prayer precedes what would have happened anyway.

    To have the mindset, that...
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    Re: Let's kick into Ajapa Japa!

    Namaste Viraja,

    you use two terms ‚ajapa japa‘ and ‚prayer‘ in one line of thought.

    … in the past I have seriously done some ajapa japa (with some materialistic goals). I can say that towards...
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    Re: Inspirations

    Osho about hate

    https://www.osho.com/osho-online-library/osho-talks/alertness-ancient-hate-050c6111-f32?p=cc19106507f6aac37d03ae8ec8649ed6
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    Nalayira Divya Prabhandam and Tirumurai

    Namaste and Vanakkam

    I read Nalayira Divya Prabhandam and available parts of Tirumurai for the past few years and provide the links where I found the scattered English translations as a starterkit...
  33. Thread: Pets

    by Indialover
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    Re: Pets

    Dear amarkaur,

    I feel with you too and I wish you the strength not to do it.

    It‘s common to put pets down, it’s said it’s done so that they don't have to suffer. This not only justifies...
  34. Re: Suka son of Vedavyasa did not respond, but Nature; original quote and more metaph

    Namaste Samsarabuda,

    the story is from Bhagavatam https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/1/2/2/

    and from Devi Bhagavatam, first book, chapter XIX verses 46 – 59....
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    Re: Inspirations

    How Krishna spends His time at Guruvayur during lockdown.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWEflNTl3tI&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Spiritual confusion

    Namaste Ametyst

    All you wrote could have been written by me! I also had this confusion. But it was a confusion because I thought only one path can be the right one, that there is a must for...
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    Re: Inspirations

    https://www.boloji.com/articles/1387/jabali--freethinker-par-excellence
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    Re: Bhogi or Yogi?

    Namaste Soul of Light

    If ones karma is good.. and without attaching himself to the action or pleasure if he is enjoying all the worldly pleasures then it is good or bad?

    Why should it be bad?...
  39. Re: If brahma writes our fate, then why does Yamraja punish us?

    Namaste

    How can Hindus fear a punishing God? Why do they forget the law of Karma, the law of cause and effect - action and reaction?
    We throw a ball against a wall with great force, it comes back...
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    Re: Origin and Meaning of a Scripture

    Namaste Shantanu

    I think the main problem is the transliteration … b and v … always confusing.

    atmabat paradaresu, paradabyesu lostrobat; atmabat sarbabhutesu (...) sansthita.
    matrvat...
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    Re: Soul merging and de-merging

    Namaste Kallol

    It’s the first time I heared about this … the first thought that came into my mind was Narnarayana.

    There are two stories in Sarala Mahabharata about Krishna and Arjuna, the...
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    Re: hare krishna mahamantra

    Namaste jopmala

    Arjuna is a Kshatriya, his dharma is to fight.

    Shishupala was Jaya, one of Vishnu’s doorkeepers. Both were cursed and had the choice to have seven births as His bhaktas or three...
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    Re: hare krishna mahamantra

    Namaste Markadeya 108 dasa

    … they are all traced back to rishis whose origins are beyond linear timelines.

    Definitely, but we cannot rule out subjective and ideological adjustments over the...
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    Re: hare krishna mahamantra

    ... that the verse you mentioned says “ kali kale nama rupe krishna avatara”. I think this nama does not necessarily mean hare Krishna mahamantra . I reiterate that hare Krishna maha mantra does not...
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    Re: Tirupati vow- please advise

    Namaste rv2789

    Feb21, 12.38 you wrote I understood your answer except for the first line.
    I explained what I ment with this first line.
    Yesterday 03.25 You wrote: I understood your answer....
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    Re: Tirupati vow- please advise

    My focus, rv2789, regarding the Vinata story was on patience only. I wanted to point out, that patience leads to the goal, that you and your friend should be patient with the healing process and...
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    Re: Tirupati vow- please advise

    Namaste rv2789

    There is no difference between your vow and that of your friend, so what I have written so far also applies to him. Let's look at it from a worldly perspective.

    You both made a...
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    Re: An appeal for healing !

    Sadhguru on Coronavirus Outbreak in China

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP-mCfo4-f8
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    Re: Tirupati vow- please advise

    Namaste rv2789

    You wrote … will be considered fulfilment of my vow which i made to God, or not?

    You asked a clear question what made me assume, you await a clear answer … yes or no.

    I am not...
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    Re: hare krishna mahamantra

    Namaste Jopmala

    According to my knowledge, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu recommended the chanting of the name of Krishna (the mantra you mentioned contains Hari and Krishna - hari haraye namah krishna...
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