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    Re: Onions, garlic and mushrooms, oh my!

    Namaste all,

    One thing that has crossed my mind reading this thread.

    People have different bodies and some will not be able to tolerate what others can. I know people who are lactose...
  2. Re: relegions which accept and refuse rebirth/reincarnation concept

    Namaste.

    Also, re-visiting this thead I've since learned that the Yoruba religion of Africa believe in re-incarnation.

    In fact, the name Babatunde translates to "father returns" referring to...
  3. For anyone new to Sanatana Dharma and Hinduism, I highly recommend the Upanishads...

    Namaste all,

    In my fairly long time away from these forums, I've had chance to reflect on what I've learned from here and also detatch myself from the net and start reading some more.

    I've...
  4. Thread: Greetings...

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    Re: Greetings...

    Namaste AG,

    I'm just coming here (after a very long absence) to bid you a warm welcome to these forums.

    I am considered by some (and even myself) to hold Atheistic views myself as I...
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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Namaste,

    I like underground Hiphop too but generally from the early to mid 90's before the likes of Eminem rose to prominence - I have just listened to Saul Williams, very likeable and I like the...
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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Namaste,

    As soon as I saw Rammstein my eyes lit up - I'm a huge fan of theirs, I would love to see them live.

    Pranams.
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    What sort of music do you like?

    Namaste.

    So I'm wondering what sort of music do you listen too members of HDF?

    I'm into mainly Reggae/Ska and classic Rock such as the Beatles.

    However, I'm really getting into Jazz music...
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    I (Sort of) get this, so basically is the Vedas seen as something that's beyond human creation and divinely revealed/inspired?

    Or in the tradition, are the Vedas supposed to literally...
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    Re: Death in Hinduism?

    Namaste,

    I would appreciate that very much, thank you.

    Admittedly I picked it when I was much newer to this, so I've not gave it much thought.

    Pranams.
  10. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste.

    Welcome - I agree, you are at a great age to explore Sanatana Dharma and what being a Hindu is about.

    Pranams.
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    Re: Hello from U.S

    Namaste.

    Welcome. Your blog is great - I am very new to Hinduism as well and as a result, I'm like a sponge for knowledge.

    Am I right in assuming that Saraswati is your main god/deity?
    ...
  12. Thread: Introduction

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    Re: Introduction

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forums. I hope you enjoy it more and more here.

    Pranams.
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    One thing that strikes me about being a Hindu is that Scripture always strikes me as the summing up of common sense and putting truths down so that people can understand this.

    But from...
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    Re: Death in Hinduism?

    Namaste.

    In all honesty, I've not thought about it - it was the one that stuck out in my mind more really.
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    You see I sometimes do worry in case I fall into the category that a lot of western new age devotees do and treat being a Hindu like some sort of hippy fad.

    I think it would do...
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    Re: Death in Hinduism?

    Namaste,

    On the subject of the bathing what is the relevance behind this? Is it a spiritual or devotional ritual?

    Pranams.
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    Re: Death in Hinduism?

    Namaste,

    I think I'm like you, I tend to introvert myself and honour the dead in a way that I feel helps me and them.

    Thank you. :-)
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    Re: Sorry I haven't been on much all...

    Namaste,

    Oh I didn't realise that - I've caught up (I think) at last so I'm feeling back in the saddle now.

    Pranams.
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    Re: Islam is impossible

    Namaste,

    I know exactly where you're coming from.

    I was a Muslim and practised for a year or so about 5 years back. I found in that year, the pressure was so immense and I literally felt myself...
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    Re: Death in Hinduism?

    Namaste,

    Thank you for that EM.

    My aunt wasn't a Hindu, so I'll go along with any of her partners' wishes etc as he's the one planning it. Luckily though they're not practising Catholic or...
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    Re: Sorry I haven't been on much all...

    Namaste,

    Thank you. I think it's hit me delayed, but I'm struggling to fathom how to cope with being a Hindu and how to deal with it on a spiritual level.

    Pranams
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    Re: From an average human to a yogi

    Namaste,

    This may sound like an odd request, but could you tell me what a Yogi actually does? I understand the Asanas, but what would you see the day to day life of being a Yogi?

    Pranams.
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    Death in Hinduism?

    Namaste,

    I'm wondering how a Hindu should treat the death of a family member?

    I've lost my Aunt this week and I genuinely don't know to treat this - I've had a difficult couple of weeks anyway...
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    Re: Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan?

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    Namaste,

    Ah yes, it worked that time!

    Panams.
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    Sorry I haven't been on much all...

    Namaste,

    My apologies if I've missed any posts on here, my Aunt passed away this weekend and I haven't felt much up to going online until today.

    Pranams.
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    Re: How to start practicing as soon as possible

    Namaste.

    I am fairly new myself, and I think a good thing to do is ask questions of those who have been a Hindu for some time - that is the way I have personally moved forward in practise.
    ...
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    Re: Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan?

    Namaste,

    It wouldn't let me watch that video - what was it as a matter of interest?

    Pranams.
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Yes, a teacher I suppose is invaluable - especially if it's someone who is very spiritual.

    Pranams.
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    Re: Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan?

    Namaste,

    Ah, it could be this video I've found:-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyETrOnLDdU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Pranams.
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Yes, that is a perfect analogy - like when Newton understood the concept of gravity before any other human did.

    I think it would be different for a human to experience pure...
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    Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan?

    Namaste,

    I was browsing YouTube today and I come across the above and all episodes appear to be on there. Here's episode 1:-
    ...
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    Re: Artificial Hearts

    Namaste,

    Good point. I wonder though if, in time, costs could reduce if the technologies were more readily available?

    Pranams.
  33. Re: Theism/Atheism/Agnosticism around the world? - lets discuss

    Namaste,

    I would be willing to take the figure of 2 billion Christians with a pinch of salt, as I bet a vast majority of European Christians are only nominally Christian and a lot less actually...
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Looking at your explanation and write-up on the Vedas, it makes me wonder if when the Vedas are described as having no author if it means that the subject has no author but rather it was...
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    Re: Some thoughts on 'BE-lief'

    Namaste,

    Very interesting conundrum, I often wonder this very thing.

    I am of the mind-set that there must be something that every human must exist for be that a religion or something like a...
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Cheers for that reply.

    I struggle to see a pantheon of separate gods, but rather like an orange - all are segments surrounded by a protective peel. I'm not sure whether the skin is...
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    Re: Artificial Hearts

    Namaste,

    Oh, I think personally I'm generally quite ignorant of the costs of such things.

    Is the artificial heart any more/less expensive?

    Pranams.
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Wow, that is interesting.

    When you think of the description or notion of body parts/organs having a form of spirit then it just shows how the energies of Brahman pervades all.

    When...
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    Re: Artificial Hearts

    Namaste.

    I wonder if eventually medical science could progress so much that we could be able to have hearts grown for us?

    I know it's possible to grow skin and other flesh in a lab (a couple of...
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Could it be also that Brahman has consciousness but also is being, matter and everything else? It strikes me that Brahman is very advanced, far greater a concept that what is understood...
  41. Thread: Utter basics.

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    Re: Utter basics.

    Namaste,

    I had my first day at meditation today - it went very well.

    By looking at YouTube, it has lots of good resources with regards to readings, mantras etc so I will have a look in more...
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Wow - head spinner! I need to look into this more just to digest - it certainly is a very deep subject.

    Pranams.
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    Re: Artificial Hearts

    Namaste,

    From a personal point of view, I think an artificial heart is a great idea - it would save a lot of lives as so many people die from lack of a suitable heart to transplant.

    Religiously...
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    Apologies, but I think I'm misunderstanding Brahman in some ways - I always thought Brahman was everything in the cosmos and assumed Brahman was impersonal.

    But Brahman has...
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    Re: Who do you read?

    Namaste,

    I used to be a big reader but I haven't got stuck into a good book for a while.

    Generally though, I Am a big fan of any Clive Barker novels - Cabal is a personal favourite. In the...
  46. Thread: Intro

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    Re: Intro

    Namaste,

    Welcome to the forums. You will learn an awful lot here, I have been here 3 weeks nearly and I have learnt more than I can express.

    Pranams,
  47. Thread: Utter basics.

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    Re: Utter basics.

    Namaste,

    Good point - I think if I concern myself with stance in the beginning it will make me lose sight of what I'm trying to achieve I think.

    Pranams.
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    Re: The concept of God or Gods?

    Namaste,

    I wonder if by this, the name Brahman is merely a name that we use just so the concept is easier to comprehend - I can't imagine something as vast as Brahman being concerned with a name?...
  49. Thread: Utter basics.

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    Re: Utter basics.

    Namaste.

    I have tried the Lotus, although I have some difficulty with it.

    Would the half lotus suffice until I can properly do the full Lotus?

    Pranams.
  50. Thread: Utter basics.

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    Re: Utter basics.

    Namaste.

    Oh, I didn't realise it interlinked such as this - I realise I have a lot to learn about the Gita.

    Pranams.
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