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  1. Historic Indian SC ruling on Ayodhya Ram Temple today

    https://imageshack.com/i/pmTzvdKvj<div>

    According to historical judgment, the Supreme Court of India has paved the way for the construction of the Ram Temple at the disputed site of Ayodhya and...
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    Re: Photos of my Local Temple

    Namaste! Is this the same Jeffery D Long who will be appearing at the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) "galla" this Sept 30th? I may be there, who knows - I may even meet you as a Jeffery D Long is...
  3. Thread: Inspirations

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    Re: Inspirations

    I often get inspiration from Jaya Kishori Ji. In fact, she self-identifies as an inspirational orator, she sings bhajans at a level that is very spiritual, she is very popular on the internet,...
  4. Is Ram Setu man-made? BJP attacks Congress after US channel’s findings

    You may have already read this article, it has been making the rounds of many prominent Hindu forums/facebook/twitter/etc, but I thought I would share this. Actually this has been common knowledge in...
  5. Re: Can We Have Photo of Kali at Home and Office and Worship Her?

    There is variance from area to area, country to country, region to region.

    My path has roots to Varanasi (Kashi), my Guru who lived for a long time had his own personal Kali Murthi, he had path...
  6. Thread: Manasika Puja

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    Manasika Puja

    There is a type of puja called Manasika Puja. In this way, everything you offer to the Divine is in your mind or vision. And all the materials as well.

    You first seat the Divine in your heart....
  7. Re: Could someone please help me out with the following?

    I think these beings were your vision of the beads of a japa string. There were likely one hundred and eight beings who came to you in a dream. Each was one bead in a string. Each had their own...
  8. Thread: Caste

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    Re: Caste

    Hinduism has had many "Names" or "titles" over the eons, I accept the general purpose though modern term Hinduism as sort of the "umbrella" terminology for all the sects, schools, teachers, lineages,...
  9. Thread: Loneliness...

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    Re: Loneliness...

    http://www.14gaam.com/Image/Ram-Milap-Hanuman.jpg

    I am very sorry for your loneliness. I have an idea! Do you play any musical instrument? Such as guitar? You should compose your own bhajan,...
  10. ABVP protests in JNU over event on Afzal Guru

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKYllcgrbZY

    Namaste, have you seen this?

    Patriotic students with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad protest outside office of V.C. of Jawaharlal Nehru...
  11. Separatists Raise ISIS Flags In Kashmir, India

    See link:

    http://m.indiatimes.com/news/india/separatists-raise-isis-flags-in-kashmir-use-children-as-shields-as-they-pelt-stones-at-security-forces-248997.html

    Separatists Raise ISIS Flags In...
  12. Thread: Euthanasia

    by ShivaFan
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    Re: Euthanasia

    There are some yogis who have literally starved themselves to death, and we might hear to siddha yogis who cut off their own head to offer to Divine, or some priest who burns himself alive...
  13. Re: Kamya bhakti - A valid path that will eventually lead to god

    Namaste

    Very nice write up!

    I agree with the sages, there is nothing necessarily wrong with Bhakti and devotion that is tainted a bit with hopes of something "in return".

    However, typically...
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    Re: My way of Life is Sanatan

    Looks like Eastern Mind found your book via internet search. Well, if it is your book or not, it seemed to me such an intriguing book that I just ordered a copy on Amazon.com and the new purchased...
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    Happy Birthday P.M. Modi!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PM MODI! 65 years old.

    http://cdn.listaka.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/narendramodi-narendra-modi-hd1_large.jpg


    God Bless You, Jai Hind!
  16. Re: Did India war with Egypt in the distant past?

    Of course there is ample evidence from thousands of years ago of interaction between India (Vedic, Puranic, trade, science, agra) and Egypt ("ancient", Pharaoic, trade, agra), much of it cooperative,...
  17. Thread: Swargarohini

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    Re: Swargarohini

    It is an amazing and wonderful religious moment, and I think of the dog as well. Certainly a place of pilgrimage, without doubt. The Epic of the Great Journey. Sumeru. The dog joined Them. It is,...
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    Been to Perth?

    Namaste

    Have you been to Australia? I have relatives in Melbourne side, but in about a couple of weeks I will be heading over to Perth on business.


    While this is a business trip, I am hoping...
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    Re: Touching feet at ISKCON

    Namaste

    I think I can explain this, in part there is a bigger story here.


    In the very early days of ISKCON in San Francisco, New York, and later Boston, Prabhupad became very concerned with...
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    Re: Whiteness Studies

    This is nutty. Why does someone, so obsessed with race, waste time when we are individuals with our own daily affairs and I do not see how this is related to Hinduism, honestly. First of all, no one...
  21. Re: Females - Jeans/T-shirt banned at Kapaleeswara Temple, TN

    There are some "traditional" Indian attire that is just as revealing as American attire, there is American attire that is less revealing than conservative Indian attire. There is Muslim attire that...
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    Re: Feeling confused

    Namaste

    You use the word "feel" a lot.


    So take it as you will, I already have the answer for you.


    You use the word "satisfied" and "dissatisfied".
  23. Re: Learning Sanskrit to learn formal (shudh) Hindi?

    You probably already have a good handle on Hindi if you know Urdu. I once also took Urdu lessons directly from a private instructor (not a school, an actual Urdu teacher from India, I was taking...
  24. Thread: Puja Murtis

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    Re: Puja Murtis

    Namaste,

    No you should not forget the Leela behind the Murti. It is nice to have Durga and Kali on your altar. But do not use Durga as a Kali Murti. But sometimes, even though we know the very...
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    Re: Pilgrimage Places Suggestions?

    Here is one “vacation” that I have not done, but must. It is to take Ganga Jal (Ganges water) from Kashi, and then take it all the way to Rameswaram where I will pour it. Then from Rameswaram to take...
  26. Re: I have nothing much to complain about (in life)

    Anirudh, Actually, I am not talking about poor people, who have every right to express their hopes and wishes for hope itself and freedom from fear. I am just telling the truth, that I personally...
  27. Re: Combating growing Vulgarity - Right Age for Meditation -

    In the past, oh let us say the 1970s, the very idea of a community building their own equivalent of a TV Channel with their own programming, well it was almost inconceivable because of the costs...
  28. I have nothing much to complain about (in life)

    Namaste

    I have noticed that Hindu forums, with the exception of some forums which are heavy Bhakti forums, tend to be a bit slow on regular postings compared to Muslim or Christian or Buddhist...
  29. Thread: ShivaFan

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    Re: ShivaFan

    Oh my, thank you all so much! Well, I didn't see the post right away because I am in Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver BC Canada visiting relatives! But it is very nice to see this greeting! Well, I am...
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    Re: Comparitive religion question

    I was instructed the following, which is based on the Katha Upanishad and mysticism, that it is written of a yogi whose own father cursed that his son would die.

    Sometimes Fathers do this, they...
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    Re: Hindu or none ... the new choice.

    This is a result of leftist INDOCTRINATION. There is no question about it. And they are the enemy of Hinduism, they indoctrinate and brainwash our children in our public schools with a NEW religion,...
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    Re: Murugan a Tamil deity

    I will be VERY careful with what I am about to say, honestly I do not mean to offend any Vaishnav Brahmin sect. But I did do an honest, open minded and scholarly "deep dive" into this matter.

    Of...
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    Re: In need of volunteers

    There is no doubt from my observation, at ISKCON temples ("Hare Krishnas") and Gaudiya temples, and my local Devi Temple (where I help clean up off and on) here in the U.S.A., there is HUGE amount of...
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    Re: What is wrong with this forum

    Avyaydya

    Your entire "what's wrong " with this Hinduism forum sounds like a political speech and not a discussion of Hindu topics. There are other forums which have both religious directories and...
  35. Poll: Re: Survey: Can Astrology predict the course of chronic diseases and what are your ex

    I regularly watch Prem Jyotish and also he is my jyotish which I pay for charts. My wife also watches.

    I have not had any "chronic" issues, but I have noticed that if a predictable course is...
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    JaiMaaDurga has issue needs help

    Satay or any admin,

    I received the following email this mprning from JaiMaaDurga that JaiMaaDurga has a lockout issue and needs help. I tried sending a message to satay on this, but it says his...
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    Re: Hare Krishna and four goals of life

    Not to you, Believer. Never.


    I am not ISKCON. But I will say this to the critics here in the West regarding this endless mongering. I know very, very well Hinduism in America and ALL the sects....
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    Re: Hare Krishna and four goals of life

    When I hear others harping and back biting an authorized, with deep lineage and commitment, Hindu sect that has had outstanding success in bringing a positive awareness and presence of Hinduism all...
  39. Re: Neurobiology and Yoga by Antonio T. de Nicolas, PhD

    My daughter is majoring in neurobiology at U.C. Berkeley. I am curious to run this by her to see what she thinks. I will let you know.
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    Re: India rejects US 'freedoms' report

    I can give the example of West Bengal, the reason for the increase of Muslim population is the invasion of Bangladeshi Muslims illegal aliens. Much like the U.S. has an issue with the U.S. - Mexican...
  41. Re: Album/upload to photo album feature disabled?

    I guess no one knows, I cannot get any clarification here.
  42. Re: Should I totally give up on our Hindu religion ?

    Jaypee you can send me a message anytime via the forum. This was as I suspected when I first read your post, that the real crux of the issue is when those in family do not show respect for God by...
  43. Thread: Aiding Nepal

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    Re: Aiding Nepal

    It is really getting bad now, folks in thr mountainous regions are desperately peading for help, and to make matters worse the international airport is halting landings due to inability to secure the...
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    Re: Natural products you use

    Actually, one of the products I have literally been using almost my entire life is Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Liquid Soap!

    Ingredients:


    Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium...
  45. Album/upload to photo album feature disabled?

    I noticed there is an "Albums" feature when I went into my profile today that I never noticed before. It is an area that allows one to create a public album and then upload photos/graphics into the...
  46. Re: Should I totally give up on our Hindu religion ?

    You live in a "culture". A culture is not a national border, these boundaries change, a "culture" can overlap these, or reside in pockets surrounded by a different "culture", this pocket like an...
  47. Re: Should I totally give up on our Hindu religion ?

    I understand entirely, and I have seen others undergo this cycle and especially since my entire life has been in IT and have seen the horrors of downsizing many times, incredible in that I came...
  48. Thread: Aiding Nepal

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    Re: Aiding Nepal

    Avyaydya

    I think you probably missed my entire main point if you are responding, I am encouraging those who are Hindus travelling to go directly to Nepal on a pilgrimage to help the ecocomy, the...
  49. Thread: Aiding Nepal

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    Re: Aiding Nepal

    The death toll in Nepal is now at 6,200 and rising - probably will rise more. But many more are impacted who are, thankfully, alive and well but need hope and help for families.

    My visits to...
  50. Re: Big Kathmandu Earthquake, Ancient Temples Destroyed, Many Dead

    HERE is also another link with many useful donation paths. I have already given 3 donations to two organizations (International Medical Corps and Mercy Corps)
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