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    Re: Ramakrishna and some very newbie questions

    Namaste Kameron,



    If you have any questions on VedAnta, I may be able answer most of your questions even though I am not from Ramkrishna school. Actually, Ramkrishna School is also Advaita...
  2. Re: I now undoubtedly accept that Earth is flat (According to Vedas)

    Namaste COJD,



    Can you please quote the exact texts/verses which say so. Please enlighten us.

    OM
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaste India Lover,



    It is difficult to judge these days. But there are some signs :

    a) Self-Realized will never have weaknesses for carnal pleasure. Unless the carnal desires die out...
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    Re: Should I totally avoid shaking hands?

    Namaste,
    I stand by what Believer said above. Focus on your goal of God Realization / Self Realisation.
    Stop wasting time over non-issues like this one.

    OM
  5. Re: I now undoubtedly accept that Earth is flat (According to Vedas)

    Namaste,

    I would like to see where in Hindu scriptures it is written that earth is flat. This is a new revelation to me !
    In my studies, I have not found in Vedas (including VedAnta) and Bhagwad...
  6. Re: I need help to my questions as to why do i feel the need to listen to Shiva mantr

    Namaste Significant,

    Go ahead ! Everything will change for better if you just change your thoughts. Our thoughts are very powerful. This is what VedAnta in Hindu Dharma teaches us. There is Shiva...
  7. Re: I need help to my questions as to why do i feel the need to listen to Shiva mantr

    Namaste iis,

    First of all, your pseudo name taken on this forum doesn't resonate well with teachings of Hindu Dharma. You are not insignificant ? Who told you that you were insignificant ? If you...
  8. Re: Bhagavad Gita in simple English from Advaita point of view?

    Namaste Red Dragon,
    You may try Publication from Gita Press, Gorakhpur. Though it is not really Advaitic but you will get correct word by word translation and translation of the whole verse. Don’t...
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    Re: Turiya and Brain Damage?

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    Thanks for your great effort in explaining a very complex thing !

    OM
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    Re: Reset button on an existential crisis

    Namaste Nayasurya,

    Welcome ! So, nice to see you back !!

    OM
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    Re: Turiya and Brain Damage?

    Namaste Markandeya,

    Very good topic with lots of gems of wisdom within ! Thanks for writing this.

    I was slightly confused in the beginning with the usage of some words by you :

    a) Brain...
  12. Re: Out of various elements of our existence, how is intellect increasing ?- other vi

    Dear Kallol,



    Life or "existence of a being" comes from Consciousness and all elements of Prakriti too come from the same consciousness. So, support of life comes from Consciousness and not...
  13. Re: Out of various elements of our existence, how is intellect increasing ?- other vi

    Namaste Kallol,



    Intellect is same as is available in Prakriti. However, at what intensity it shines in a particular mind-body entity depends largely on entity's own samskaars and to some...
  14. Re: Out of various elements of our existence, how is intellect increasing ?- other vi

    Namaste,

    My understanding comes from study of Bhagwad Gita, Upanishads and Guru's teachings. If there is any flaw in whatever I say here, is due to my own faulty understanding and not due to any...
  15. Out of various elements of our existence, how is intellect increasing ?- other views

    Namaste,

    In another thread with same name a very good discussion has been there and explanation offered by Sanatan Dharma is really very valuable.



    However, can we give a simpler...
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    Re: Vishnu as an expansion of Krishna?

    Dear all,

    That which is Shiva is Vishnu and that which is Vishnu is Krishna and that is Brahman which alone exists. "Sarva Khalu idam brahman" .... "Vaasudevah sarvam iti". There is actually no...
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    Re: The pitfalls of 'Sathweega ahamkara'.

    Namaste Viraja,



    Actually, identifying myself as better placed spiritually, in itself, is nothing but "ahamkaar". If you ask me, personally, I do have feelings sometimes like "I don't belong to...
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    Re: Photos of my Local Temple

    Nice pictures, Webimpulse !

    OM
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    Re: Lots of questions???

    Namaste Yajvan ji,



    You are right and that is a better analogy to have a first-step understanding of this highly complex scenario. For the people with deeper studies and understanding, this...
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    Re: Lots of questions???

    Namaste Markandeya,



    My this post is not an attempt to contradict you but just to exchange our views for better clarity. Let me give you my understanding in detail :

    a) MAndukya Upanishad in...
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    Re: Lots of questions???

    Namaste Markandeya,



    Well chosen words ! However, it is too difficult to grasp for our mind - from where the words and mind return i.e. they cannot reach there.

    OM
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    Re: Lots of questions???

    Namaste Bhairava,



    Self :

    What is Self ? Self is our essence and that is why it is called "Self". "Self" is Brahman. It alone is the unchanging Reality covering the whole creation through...
  23. Re: Correct to have demolished Budhdhist temples to build Hindu temples?

    Namaste,



    Sometimes, internet discussion gives a distorted view of the actual reality on the ground. What Satay says is correct. In fact, Buddha is considered an incarnation of Lord Vishnu by a...
  24. Re: Correct to have demolished Budhdhist temples to build Hindu temples?

    Namaste,

    It is hard to believe that a Hindu will destroy some place of worship and build a temple at that place. If some sort of war develops then destruction may take place but it cannot be for...
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    Re: Cause for Rebirth - A Question.

    Namaste Markandeya,

    You took my posts wrongly. I was just a participant in the discussion and I never thought that you were against me or my posts. We are all writing here what we think is...
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    Re: Cause for Rebirth - A Question.

    Namaste Srivijaya and Markandeya,

    I would just add my two bits here. As I have already told in my previous post that intellectual discussion is not what real Advaita VedAnta is. Meditational...
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    Re: Cause for Rebirth - A Question.

    Namaste M1d,



    Let's understand that Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta are not contradictory to each other. I don't consider Buddha's teachings as different from Hindu Dharma. How can it be ? Sanatan...
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    Re: Cause for Rebirth - A Question.

    Namaste Viraja,



    The "original cause" -- this question haunts us all. Why ? Because, we all have a feeling that there must be cause for everything. Is a cause necessary for everything ? Can't...
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    Re: Namaste from Denmark + Penpal

    Welcome to the forums, Rasmas ! You may post your queries here or write PM to us, if that makes you comfortable.

    OM
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    Sticky: Welcome to the forums, Allan ! Please feel...

    Welcome to the forums, Allan !

    Please feel free to share your thoughts and ask questions, whenever you need.

    OM
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    Re: Adding a Murti to one's home shrine

    Namaste Allan,



    When you bring in new Murti for pooja, there is a ritual before Pooja can be started. You should invoke the deity to come and reside in the Murti for accepting your pooja. That...
  32. Re: How to deal with Adversaries Spiritually in modern Living?

    Namaste SS,



    Yes, it is possible and you can very well achieve it. As rightly mentioned in the above post by M1D, Bhagwad Gita teaches us how to behave in any situation. The ideal state is that...
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    Re: Dangers of Supremacism in religions

    Sub : The fraud of claims of being Student of comparative study of religions

    Some scholars like Zakir Naik claim that they are student of comparative study of religions. That is the biggest fraud...
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    Dangers of Supremacism in religions

    PraNaam !

    Yesterday, I was watching a video-clip of a Maulana in India (viral on "Whatsapp") who was giving fatwa on "Whether Muslims should wish Hindus on Diwali, Holi etc.". His opinion was, "It...
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    Re: A Question Temple Puja

    Namaste Sunyata,

    Welcome back ! :)



    Actually, the rituals vary from one temple to the other. By the description you have provided, the temple must be a South Indian type temple. I almost all...
  36. Thread: Happy Diwali

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    Re: Happy Diwali

    https://media.giphy.com/media/d3jxYuVIDVyFy/giphy.gif
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    Re: Rebirth - Reincarnation

    Namaste Satay,

    What you say is what had happened to me and what I too experienced while watching my thoughts. That experience showed me that my "I" was actually just a thought, my whole existence...
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    Re: Rebirth - Reincarnation

    Namaste,

    Some good insights coming in this thread :



    "Just thoughts" ? Why thoughts be just "just" and why don't they deserve any respect when it comes to creation i.e. existence of 'self'...
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    Re: Need help for a fresh start

    Dear Bharava8,



    I am breaking your question into these sub-questions and their answers :

    1. How to be a devotee : Love God with all your heart. But before you can do that you must know who...
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    Re: Offering water to shivling

    Namaste,


    Sometimes, I wonder why new entrants to Sanatan Dharma get into such complexities and why can't they start just a born Hindu ? What I mean to say is that first of all respect all...
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    Re: Initiation necessary for doing japa?

    Namaste,



    Ditto !

    OM
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    Re: It's a great day

    Good to see you happy here, Unaware ! :)

    OM
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    Re: WHAT'S THE USE OF BEING A HINDU?

    Dear Anirudh,



    The understanding of Satay is correct, imho.

    OM
  44. Re: Would Indian Natives would think I am fool or is it normal?

    Namaste AIX,

    I won't say whether what you hear or feel is normal or abnormal. It is you who has to analyze your situation and conditions to get the right answer because the voices speak only to...
  45. Re: What's the difference between Purusha and Prakriti?

    Namaste RD,

    I will supplement what Yajvan ji has already said.



    Purusha is beyond the concept of form and formlessness. What it actually is cannot be conceptualized. Why ? Purusha is all...
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    Re: Panchakshara with or without OM?

    Namaste EM,


    IMO, it is a little more than that, EM ! "AUM" is the AnAhat (unstruck primordial) sound which is Brahman. All forms of God and the whole creation too are just manifestation of...
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    Re: Can a missed life be someone's last life?

    Namaste Roger,

    I would try to answer your questions :


    Yes. It is always available to anyone and everyone.



    Enlightenment and release from the cycles of births and deaths are...
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    Re: The role of Hinduism in India today

    Namaste Markandeya ji,

    I cannot say that I am authority on this subject but this is what is taught to us by our parents and the Brahmins while growing up in today's Hindu Families. Astika and...
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    Re: The role of Hinduism in India today

    Namaste Maa,

    You have chosen beautiful name for yourself ... Maa means "Mother" in Hindi and Sanskrit and that is such a lovely word !!



    Hindu Dharma is not an institutionalized religion. It...
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    Re: Hello to all my fellow yogis..!!

    Welcome to the forums, Vedic Thoughts ! :)

    OM
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