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  1. 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...
  2. 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?...
  7. 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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    Re: Tirupati vow- please advise

    Namaste rv2789

    You await a ‚yes‘ or a ‚no‘. That‘s impossible because God is not a trading partner who published terms and conditions. Don't haggle whether He fulfilled your request 100% or less....
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    Re: Inspirations

    From Narada Purana

    There are different types of devotion to Vishnu according to the three basic gunas. Sattvika guna is superior, rajasika guna is medium and tamasika guna is inferior. Different...
  21. Responsibility of family members in Hindu Dharma

    Namaste

    I have been thinking about rv2789's situation for a long time. I feel with him (supposing he is male), who took over such a burden.

    I wonder, that he always writes about what he...
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    Re: Tirupati vow- please advise

    Namaste rv2789

    I wish you to come out of your dilemma. You asked God to cure your father, you saw improvement and fulfilled your vow. What should be wrong if one, out of joy, fulfills a plan in...
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    Re: Vaishanava Organizations/Institutions

    Namaste Nataraj Das

    I confirm all you wrote, it is exactly what I experienced the last years and I decided more or less for the same solution. I attend whenever there is something interesting for...
  24. Re: Where is the source of Sita Ji lifting the Shiva Dhanush during Her childhood?

    Namaste divyanka2111

    I also stumbled accross these ‚lesser known facts about‘ websites and had to realize, that they tell stories which are not from the original Epic.

    The source is just...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    My question referred to Purushottama only, Believer.

    I thought when Rama ist Maryada Purushottama, Krishna could be ??? Purushottama.
    But seems not to be …

    This is for you...
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    Re: Blindfold Yoga and Goat Yoga

    Namaste Believer

    Regarding the oddities

    They travel with their animals, but do not call it peacock or turkey Yoga.

    Pranam
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    Blindfold Yoga and Goat Yoga

    Namaste

    Some time ago I came across the advertisement of a Yoga seller, who invited to a seminar called ‚Blindfold Yoga‘. I learned, Blindfold Yoga is an extreme intensive Yoga. And as this is not...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste Believer,

    you call Rama 'maryada purushottama' and give me the chance to expand my knowledge.

    I know these types of avatar: Purusha, Lila, Guna, Manvantara, Yuga. Furtheron Amsha and...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste

    Yes, Manthara is the one who made Kaikeyi remember Dasharatha’s two boons he had promised her years ago.

    We see, destiny started weaving long before.

    Why didn’t Kaikeyi express the...
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    Re: Kaikeyi character in Ramayana epic.

    Namaste

    There was a curse on Dasharatha. Once he accidentally killed Shravan Kumar, the only son of a couple.
    His father cursed Dasharatha to too experience grief due to the loss of a son and...
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    Re: Essential texts?

    Namaste Porpoise

    Regarding Bhagavatam, herein you will find another Gita – the Uddhava Gita, spoken by Krishna to His friend Uddhava....
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    Re: Advaita v. Dvaita

    Namaste Porpoise

    I've also heard it said that this is about the relationship between Atman and Brahman (same v. different), is this correct?
    Yes, that‘s what Lokavidu said.

    Is there anything...
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    Re: Shvetashvatara upanishad

    Namaste ameyAtmA

    The verse could be a free interpretation of II.8

    The wise man should hold his body steady, with the three upper parts erect, turn his senses, with the help of the mind, toward...
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    Re: Veda is the source of all

    Namaste Believer,

    it was an organized tour by a tourist train, called the Orient Silk Road Express. It started in Almaty, Kasachstan, crossed Uzbekistan with Samarkand, Khiva, Buchara and ended in...
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    Veda is the source of all

    Namaste

    Just coming back from a Silk Road trip I want to share with you what I saw on the outside wall of the Sherdor Madrasa in Samarkand: the Swastika.

    As I was told it is made in the...
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    Re: Age of Enlightenment

    Dear Believer,

    the term ‚age of enlightenment‘ is so misleading. It has nothing to do with ‚light‘. It was an age of obscuration, a glorification of Maya, a deep step into Kali Yuga.

    In French...
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    Alwar's works

    Vanakkam

    Would someone please translate for me these titles of Alwar's works. I find the translation of the works, but the titles are not translated.

    Muthal Tiruvandhadhi
    Irandam...
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    Re: Most detailed book on Lord Hanuman

    Something really rare for you, BhaktiSevak

    https://santhipriya.com/2019/01/the-significance-of-lord-hanuman-s-tail.html

    Pranam
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    Re: Most detailed book on Lord Hanuman

    Namaste BhaktiSevak

    I recommend

    The legendary glory of Hanuman by Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia – meanwhile also availabe as a book...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Namaste

    I deleted the post ... a simple nice story, told by a Krishna devotee after singing and playing music on a joyful Sunday feast.

    It is degrading what is made of it. Have fun with brain...
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    Re: How Krishna came to the West

    Namaste Jaynarayan

    All what happens in the universe is the will of the Almighty … Krishna.

    Krishna says in Bhagaved Gita

    10.34: I am the all-devouring Death, and I am the origin of those...
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    Khandavaprastha

    Namaste

    For all friends of mythology - an extraordinary imaginative story.

    https://www.boloji.com/articles/1443/khandavadahana

    Enjoy!
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    How Krishna came to the West

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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste Believer

    What I write refers only to my surrounding, all may be different in big cities.

    Most of the Hindus are Tamils from Sri Lanka who came as refugees long ago. They built up a...
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    Re: sri krishna is real not illusion

    Dear Markandeya 108 dasa

    Seems you are overwhelmed by rajas ...

    The difinition of Ishvara varies from darshana to darshana. Your definition may by one of many. Anyhow it is the closed term for...
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    Re: sri krishna is real not illusion

    Namaste

    I do not understand what the advaitic people mean by the word “ God”. We who belong to sanatan hindu dharma prefer to take the name ‘sri Krishna’ so far Gita is concerned. By using “ God”...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste

    We have to distinguish between religion and metaphysics/mysticism. On the religion level we will always find duality - separation. In my near suorroundings we have Tamil temples - the few...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Namaste Markandeya 108 dasa

    I am the last one who would defend Christianity, but moral laws, man made rules and social pressure we find also in Hinduism, we find it in this forum, we find it in...
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    Sampradayas in daily life

    Namaste

    I had to realize that I know nothing about sampradayas thus I have a lot of questions, like

    Are sampradayas important in a Hindu‘s daily life?
    If you meet someone do you ask for...
  50. Re: Shaiva Sampradayas/Traditions - An attempt to List

    Namaste

    Now interested in sampradayas I tried to find out informations on Shaiva sampradayas and google guided me diretly to the forum where Ram11 composed an overview in 2014. He called his work...
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