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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Namaste all,

    Just adding a quick note just to appreciate the value of this discussion. I don't have anything to add value to this profound conversation rather than exclaiming about an observation...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Also MD ji,

    On hindsight, I realize a crucial point I missed all along, which you tried to point out.

    That, while Raasa Leela in my point-of-view might be an example for this theory, truly, the...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Namaste MD ji,

    I can understand what you are saying. I agree that the 'abedha' in this tattwa is truly only for the yogis to understand what it is... That is why, I even dared to describe it in...
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    Re: Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Markandeya ji,

    You have touched the point I had missed in the OP and one that is vital to this Achintya Bedabedha tattwa.

    That is, not that jeevas will individually feel his presence within...
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    Re: Soul merging and de-merging

    Namaste Kallol ji,

    You nailed on exactly what I wondered about all the while.

    Sri Vishnu is said to have taken so many avataras. Surely, he did not quit dwelling in Vaikunta while his human...
  6. Thread: Inspirations

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    Re: Inspirations

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    Nicely kept inspirations thread! Personally, I find stories about the 6 Goswamis and other Gaudiya saints very inspiring towards my devotional practices. Since you are a...
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    Raasa Leela and Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa

    Namaste,

    Achintya Bedhabedha tattwa, as per my understanding is as follows:

    Sunlight is different from Sun, but in practical terms they are one and the same. Which means, they cannot be...
  8. Re: A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    Thank you for all the nice and useful clarificatory information shared. Haribol.

    Viraja.
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    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    So nice to know of the association between the term Rama and light/sound mode of the divine!

    Putting into perspective this new definition of light/sound combination for...
  10. A new interpretation of 'Hare Krishna' Mahamantra

    Namaste,

    I am a sadhaka of this mahamantra for some time. I always wondered about its meaning, and why it is advocated to chant this mahamantra for ISKCON devotees by their masters.

    As opposed...
  11. Thread: Bhogi or Yogi?

    by Viraja
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    Re: Bhogi or Yogi?

    Kindly read Valmiki muni's charitham.

    I give you the excerpt from Wikipedia:



    Valmiki muni was just enjoying the nature, like your question poses.

    However, in the end, the world got...
  12. Jun 21st is total Solar Eclipse, however invisible in USA

    Namaste,

    The Solar Eclipse will be visible in India, news says.

    They say prayers during eclipse can bring forth 1000 fold results, of prayers done during normal times. Why so? Any particular...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I am in deep regret and I apologize for my excitement at this thread, which is supposed to be a mere funny musing on how people see things so very differently.

    I realize it is not a racist...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Yes, I too have sadly watched so many innocent hearts being shot point-blank by this person. But too chicken to address it up until now. Ah, the cry for peace!
  15. Thread: Positive India

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    Re: Positive India

    MD ji,

    Solution -- For a starter, how about banishing permission of exclusive law to Indian Muslims? Like banning their own court and justice/jurisdiction, no Sharia Law, banning multiple...
  16. Thread: Positive India

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    Re: Positive India

    Namaste,

    I don't know Hindi. To me, it seems the page is promoting Muslim citizens of India, in an effort to display their patriotism.

    But I do not welcome such an initiative, that is, to...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I find this post to be so rude!

    The OP said this -



    What other implication does the above make than saying in plain and simple words, that Krishna and Indians are making it to America these...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    MD ji,

    True! Many, many people are swayed by external appearances. Even in this forum, people who are sadhakas are expected by some to prove the might of their intellectual prowess everyday,...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I don't think either of us (me or MDji) is screaming here! And besides, there is a conversation going on which shows at least 2 of us are interested!



    What do you know! To some Indians, foreign...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    What I might have meant earlier by saying Brahma being one with 'monotheistic theology' is that he being the sole-creator, is in addition, endowed with complete freedom to create every species, and...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    MD ji, I used to be a dummy, still cannot get over the feeling completely, but you just do not know, how much your wisdom matters to me. Wish I know you in person. I will try and answer to your above...
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    #krishnafortoday Paintings

    Namaste,

    Paintings by Keshav Venkatraghavan are quite impressive. Modern art style Krishna.

    They say Dementia is curbed when people keep stimulating their brain. I was curious initially why...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Honestly not sure what this is about.... Sri Ramakrishna paramahamsa is said to run away when and whenever he was surrounded by misery. I see myself as a giver, not a self-promoter. I know, I am not...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Yes, MD ji, I have felt illumined with all your genius words, let me say, monotheism is really bad for the world of Sanathana Dharmis at large. Brahma's disillusionment during creation, whereby he...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I find it very interesting you think Vedantha to not be self-sufficient so as to consider other religion's thought patterns... quite the contrary, my belief is that there are so many branches of...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Oh yeah, on one hand, it is a 'simple nice story' told by a 'Krishna devotee' but the pun is intended at making Krishna a global deity.
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Hope I can take an attempt for Jainarayan's part. I liked his reply formerly.

    Regarding externalizing teachings of Bhagawad Gita into monotheistic determinism as you phrased it, I can tell that...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    I think you are talking about the 'god particle' experiment. I do not know too much about it but I can tell you the word, 'matter' as casually exclaimed, need not apply only to the scientific Dark...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    If you equate 'darkness' with 'tamas', then you call Krishna 'tamasic'?

    I wrote it with the pun, here is the meaning for it - The OP sounds like 'Indians flocking America with their Krishna after...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Truly, the Dark matter is mysterious as well as marvelous.
  31. Thread: Nidra Devi

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    Re: Nidra Devi

    I hope that information might have been helpful in the past few days, it had been the 'World Sleep Day'. (15th March 2019)
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    Re: Confusion on terms and languages

    Namaste IndiaLover,

    May I offer you a helping hand? Please read below.



    Answer: Believe it is only Telugu and Kannada.
  33. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    May be that explains the real reason as per the book.

    Thank you for this explanation!
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste LightOfOm,

    Kindly find the link to the Story of Father Pierre as follows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zHGS4DBza0

    Thanks and regards.
  35. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Very nice thought and nicely narrated, IndiaLover! Thank you for this contribution.

    Regards.
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste,

    LightOfOm, since you are attracted to Krishna and Rama, may I offer you the idea of associating with ISKCON? Or at least, follow the lectures of HH Indradyuman Swami and HH Radhanath...
  37. Re: A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    I thought of adding this information in a separate thread, but decided not to.

    How many have thought elaborately on 'why Lord Krishna asks Karna, at the time of death, to donate all his merits...
  38. Re: Are our souls eternal like that of Brahman or created by Brahman?

    I used to have a book called 'Stotra Mala' (Garland of hymns) in Tamil by LIFCO Publishers. I remember having read in the prologue of that book, that according to Madhvacharya's Dwaitha, which is a...
  39. A few "take home" lessons from the Mahabharata

    Namaste,

    As much as Mahabharata is appreciated for the practical wisdom conveyed throughout the ithihasa, there are yet so many critical of it, and call it a chronicle of wars and warring behavior...
  40. Re: Are our souls eternal like that of Brahman or created by Brahman?

    Namaste,

    Did you know the story of Amarnath (snow lingam)?

    This is the place wherein mother Parvathi requested Lord Shiva to reveal her the secret of creation. To this Lord Shiva said, no one...
  41. Myself chose a mantra, is this correct to do so?

    Namaste,

    It might not be so appropriate to do so, but lacking a so-called 'guru', I myself chose a mantra to propitiate Lord Krishna ('om kleem krishnaaya namaha') and I recite this on a daily...
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    The articles section (blog) of this forum

    Namaste,

    I always thought the personal blog feature is such a great idea...

    We are all Sanathana Dharmis and SD being so huge, there should be limitless ideas that could spring up to express...
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    Re: 4 things - Japa, Tapa,

    Could it be this sequence that you are looking for, by any chance - japa, tapa, dharana, dhyana, samadhi, shoonya [different meditative practices and states of experience].

    (Btw: Loved...
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    Re: Is devotion to Surya possible?

    Namaste Aseeker108,

    A devout person I know offers the fruits of all his meditation and yogic practices that he performs everyday to Surya deva. He thinks Surya is the most selfless in that he...
  45. Suggestions for continuing prayers while on air travel

    Namaste,

    I am to fly to India next week. I started a mandala (48 days... possibly 108 days...) worship a month ago. Now I do not want to stop the worship while on flight trip from USA to India.
    ...
  46. Re: GopAshTamI: When the 5 year old KRshNa took the "big cows" grazing for the first

    Thanks for the beautiful bhajan with meanings! Hope you celebrated Gopaashtami with much enthusiasm! I am starting on an Ekadashi fasting journey starting today! The entire month of Karthika is so...
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    No problem, thanks a bunch, friend! :bowdown: :)
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    Re: God appreciation thread

    Namaste Ameyatma ji,

    Please understand the intention of this thread is not bhajans. There are other threads dedicated to this purpose. I would have really appreciated if you had posted some...
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    Re: A thought on religion and dharma

    Quite a profound reply! Lots to think about. Your point about wisdom being a stage that is staying in the middle and that it is evolutionary is well noted. Thanks.
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    Re: A thought on religion and dharma

    Namaste MD ji,

    I think your reply is quite profound here. When I started this thread, I wrote in a sort of a funny spirit. It was like, "of what use is too much spirituality?". But now, your...
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