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    Re: Sharing my dream!!

    Namaste Soul of Light

    In the Brahma-vaivarta Purana a description of dreams, their meanings, and their benefits begins in Chapter LXXVI, verses 74-80 and forward, p. 386, and continues in the next...
  2. Re: I am Sri Vaishnava now, Thank you Satay ji

    Namaste Anirudh and Omkara and all




    I wish you luck on your journey until you finally do reach the Lord. I would like to offer a verse about it, says to reach the Lord Krishna is the highest...
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    Re: questions?

    Namaste



    1. and 2.: If you're interested to hear a Gaudiya vaishnava view on this issue then I can tell you that long ago we discussed about this in the Start of the 'Atma'/Soul thread starting...
  4. Re: Mark Forums Read-Possible to Undo? & Mailbox Full?

    Namaste Ram11


    I can tell you what is my personal experience with those things that are displayed by the forum service (web server). It is a bit misleading. See for example your thread Is it fine...
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    Re: Where to Start (What to read first)

    Namaste



    Recently, a new member posed a similar question, I gave him an answer and recommendations here: http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=13608



    regards
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    Re: Vishnu incarnations

    Namaste

    As far as I know incarnations are only those that are mentioned in the scriptures. Having said that, Newton and Gandhi, Socrates and Nostradamus, etc, are not mentioned as incarnations...
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    Re: Veda-Brahman-Devas RELATIONSHIP?

    Namaste Ram11 and all


    It is said that the Vedas are apaurusheya which means that they do not have an author. Not only Vedas do not have a human authors, namely that tells that the Rishis (sages)...
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    Re: Veda-Brahman-Devas RELATIONSHIP?

    Namaste Sudas Paijavana




    Sudas, don't you think you're a bit unfair?
    All Hindu traditions that base their teachings on the Vedas accept them and have the right to interpret them. So why do...
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    Re: The Transcendental Ecstasy of Bhakti

    Namaste

    Sure it is, bhakti is the mother of all dharma.


    regards
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    Re: I really don't understand

    Namaste Soul of Light

    Here I will give you a link to one of the conversations that was a long time ago: http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?p=100053#post100053

    In these posts...
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    Re: Evedence supporting hinduism?

    Namaste Lennyfl and welcome to HDF

    Hindu Dharma is a religion, and as every religion it is based on faith that you have to invest in it so that you could get something in return.
    A traditional...
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    Re: GOD within Us

    Namaste


    Yes, this is true. Well said.
    In the Mundaka Upanishad (3.2.4) it is said:

    nāyam ātmā bala-hīnena labhyo
    na ca pramādāt tapaso vāpy alińgāt
    etair upāyair yatate yas tu vidvāḿs...
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    Re: GOD within Us

    Namaste




    Elvis left for the Ghetto ... In the Ghetto ... ... but did not say whether the responses were helpful. ;)


    regards
  14. Re: Is it fine to like a different tradition and shift to it?

    Namaste




    If you want you can share with us some of your experiences in your quest, what is it that attracts you to these other traditions?

    My personal take on the issue of this "switching...
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    Re: It's in the bag?

    Namaste c.smith

    Gaudiya vaishnavas have a great book that provides detailed instructions on many matters concerning the practice of spiritual life, including chanting of mantras, performing japa,...
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    Re: What is Vaishnava ?

    Namaste


    It is a great insult to the Lord Vishnu to think that the gods (demigods such as Brahma, guna avatara Shiva, Indra, Vayu, Varuna, Yama, Surya, ... etc) are equal to Lord Vishnu....
  17. Re: Sri Ishavasya Upanishad - Chanting Method

    Namaste


    Long ago, when Srila Prabhupada was still alive, he wrote his books in English which was a foreign language to him. To correct the text he appointed several of his disciples to serve as...
  18. Re: Meditation to reach enlightenment, how?

    Namaste MountainSpirit and welcome to HDF

    Many newbies do not know what "Meditation" really is about in Hindu Dharma. They often think that this is when you "meditate on something", or that it is...
  19. Re: Sri Ishavasya Upanishad - Chanting Method

    Namaste


    Gaudiya vaishnavas chant only one mantra as the invocation, it is oḿ pūrṇam adaḥ pūrṇam idaḿ ..., see at vedabase Śrī Īśopaniṣad Invocation.



    The Isha Upanishad is located...
  20. Re: Sri Lakshmi-Narayana (dhyana) shlokas?

    Namaste


    Here's one, this one is from the Maha Narayana Upanishad of the Taittiriya Aranyaka of the Yajurveda:


    śrīrme bhajatu alakṣmīrme naśyatu ।
    viṣṇumukhā vai...
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    Re: A little help please

    Namaste



    Feel free and share any info.
    I don't have any specific info about Vishnu Purana and other Puranas, but it's sure that Bhagavatam has the unique and very much special place and...
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    Re: Best Gita version

    Namaste



    :)
    Yes, you can avoid this book and then you will become a "knowledgeable" as these people are "knowledgeable" who told you to avoid it. Happy life with that.

    Nobody is turning...
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    Re: Understanding Shri KRshNa LeelA

    Namaste



    So, here we have, one more time an expression of the ideas of one advaitic Vaishanwa. Right? :eek:


    regards
  24. Thread: Lokas

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    Re: Lokas

    Namaste Anirudh


    Gods or demigods (devaḥ) such as Indra, Vayu, Brahma, guna avatara Shiva, are jiva souls also. I explained that long ago in another thread Why is demigod worship different from...
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    Re: Kali Yugas

    Namaste


    Just ask, when I find time I will try to give the answer.


    regards
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    Re: Yoga Paths

    Namaste


    Yes, that's what compose Ashtanga yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi), but there are more than one yoga to be called "Ashtanga".
    See at...
  27. Re: Searching for my path and for some answers

    Namaste Ametyst i dobrodošla na HDF forum

    The problem that you are facing with is a typical problem of being uncommitted (undecided) faced by people who are usually called newcomers (newbies) to...
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    Re: Kali Yugas

    Namaste


    It is said that for every age (yuga) there is a recommended process for self-realisation precisely designed for that age. Usually a recommended process for self-realisation precisely...
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    Re: Yoga Paths

    Namaste Mystical Soul

    There is one type of yoga called eightfold yoga system, the so-called ashtanga yoga. It is called so because it is composed of eight parts (ashta -- eight; anga -- parts)....
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    Re: Mantra - Sadhana

    Namaste



    If this is the mantra only then it is not Raja Yoga but it's merely a mantra yoga. ;)
    On the other hand the mantra meditation can be an integral part of any (actually every) yoga.
    ...
  31. Thread: Lokas

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    Re: Lokas

    Namaste Anirudh



    Exactly, they are not Supreme Brahman.
    Why do you think that they can not be jivatmas?



    We need either Lord Sadasiva or Lord Krishna because both of them are Vishnu...
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    Re: Lokas

    Namaste Anirudh, Viraja and Smaranam



    Some people first choose some "philosophy" and develop faith in it, and then they read the scriptures so that when they come to some verses that do not...
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    Re: Blessings for animals?

    Namaste


    Yes, I see, you can bless animals as suggested by Smaranam and me, but this will work only if you yourself have been blessed. What I mean by that? Suppose that you want to help someone...
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    Re: still looking

    Namaste


    I have a suggestion for you, there is an old thread in the Hare Krishna (Iskcon) forum here on HDF, it's Re: LORd SIVA : A Gaudiya Vaisnava Perspective thread at...
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    Re: Beads for Saraswati and Lakshmi

    Namaste



    Any mala that you have can serve well even if it's not rudraksha mala nor tulasi mala, and you can use it for all deities. There is no reason to worry about it. But it's just a custom...
  36. Re: Vadakalai-Thenkalai

    Namaste

    Dear Anirudh ji,

    Yes you are correct. Since Sri Vaishnava sampradaya is also known as 'Sri Sampradaya', the guru lineage has started from mother Mahalakshmi. From then on, until Sri...
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    Re: Beads for Saraswati and Lakshmi

    Namaste arek
    (or should I say Hare Krishna?) :)

    It is the traditional view and the custom that rudraksha mala is used for Shaiva worship, whereas tulasi mala is used for Vaishnava worship.
    I...
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    Re: Blessings for animals?

    Namaste


    It seems to me that you have not understood something very well.
    Smaranam has already given an answer, and I'd just like to add something.

    It is not that animals can benefit from...
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    Re: Lokas

    Namaste Viraja and Anirudh




    In my country there is a saying that says something like "Who waits, he finally welcomed (the answer to his questions)" :)

    I don't know about Sri vaishnava...
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    Re: Lokas

    Namaste

    All forms of Lord Vishnu such as Narasimha (Nrisimha), Narayana, Rama, Krishna, etc, are said to be eternal forms of the Lord, and they could have their residence somewhere in eternal...
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    Re: Do you think our scripture are fake?

    Namaste Anirudh

    Any kind of religious act enjoined in the scriptures will reap the full reward only if performed with proper meditation and knowledge, and renunciation from sensuality.
    We learn...
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    Re: The Transcendental Ecstasy of Bhakti

    Namaste

    I would like to add something, it's from the point of view of the Vaishnava understanding of this topic.

    I can agree with the fact that feelings and experience of transcendental...
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    Re: The Transcendental Ecstasy of Bhakti

    Namaste


    If I may, I would like to offer spiritual experience of bhakti Sanjaya felt after hearing the divine conversation between Krishna and Arjuna which we know and read today as the book...
  44. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Namaste arek and welcome to the HDF forums


    If we put an "h" in front of your name and "rishna" behind we'll get "harekrishna", and thus "Hare Krishna"! :)

    Maybe my analysis is not as...
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    Re: Om or A-U-M AUM

    Namaste

    As far as I know the mantra Om can be pronounced in two different ways, as "Om" and "AUM". This is explained in the Upanishads.


    regards
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    Re: Sareera, Pretha Aatma & Aatma

    Namaste Anirudh

    What do you mean by "Pretha Aatma"?
    You know what says our senior Yajvan, Define your terms (Sareera also).


    regards
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    Re: Physical changes with Religion

    Namaste


    It is said in the Svetasvatara Upanishad, ch. 2:
    http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/sbe15/sbe15101.htm


    13. The first results of Yoga they call lightness, healthiness, steadiness, a...
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    Re: define Self Realization and Moksha

    Namaste


    Glad to have helped you in this.
    You've quoted verses from the Gita that truly speak of Arjuna as a self-realized person in this thread. Do not doubt your own judgment if you're sure...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste


    Exactly.
    We can and should respond to the comment that was made at the expense of our authority, guru, or tradition, but we should not see it as insulting and certainly do not need to...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste



    What, then, is the meaning of the brahmaṇo word in the Bhagavad gita 14.27, and what is the translation of that verse?


    regards
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