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    Re: in whom do we trust?

    Hi Smaranam,

    I can say that what you posted is quite true.

    I'm not sure about Buddha being an avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu however.

    I can definitely confirm that many Buddhists talk about the...
  2. Re: Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra, Tantric Shaivism & Advaita............Comments are welc

    Namaste, Markandeya 108 dasa,

    Thank you for the post!

    You see the REAL reason for asking questions is to avoid error and to perceive the truth of these matters.

    Using the mind to discover...
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    Re: Soul..There Yet Not There?

    Hi,

    The Buddha never denied Brahman in the Pali texts actually........Brahma, the god, asked him to teach the Dhamma.

    This is a common misunderstanding as is the term "atta" hence AN-atta or...
  4. Re: Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra, Tantric Shaivism & Advaita............Comments are welc

    Hello there,

    Based on your studies, I have a question for you in our sharing:

    Buddhism says "no eternalism and nihilism."

    If that's the case, How is it that Buddhism talks about Nirvana...
  5. Re: Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra, Tantric Shaivism & Advaita............Comments are welc

    Namaste,



    I knew something was up in the way that the Theravadins taught about the 5 aggregates and the citta.

    Thank you for that key quote and information.

    Yes........I will re-look at...
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    Re: Pointers to the Self. Atma-Vichara

    Hi Spiritualseeker,

    This is exactly how Dzogchen/Mahamudra explain Self Liberation/Naked Awareness..............Simply watching the thought without attachment and it dissolves back into emptiness....
  7. The proper disposal of partially destroyed mala

    Hi everyone,

    I'm getting some Rudraksha from Rudra Centre today.

    I have a Tulsi mala who's guru bead with a tassle made up of strands of string is coming undone.
    The tassle was not properly...
  8. Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra, Tantric Shaivism & Advaita............Comments are welcome!

    Update:

    I have found that in the Devilokattara that Sunya & Mahasunya is equated to Brahman.
    This was found out by me in the book "Parayana" used in the Sri Ramanashramam on Arunachala.
    To me,...
  9. Understanding spirits and Brahman........some light please

    Hi everyone,

    So I have heard about bhutas, pretas, rakshasas and other spirit beings.

    My question is 2 fold:

    1. How does a person protect against them?

    2. How do they "fit" in lieu of the...
  10. Re: Sandhyavandanam and Gayatri Diksha........Why so difficult to receive?

    Hi c.smith,

    I don't think that hanging around in temple will make me any more sincere or qualified sir.

    Nevertheless, Gayatri and Sandhya are still something I desire to learn.
    Gayatri being...
  11. Raja yog & Gyan yog.........Real teachers in the New England area please!

    Hi everyone,

    I have not met any real Raj yog or Gyan yog teachers in the New England area.

    It seems that Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have a plethora of temples but
    real...
  12. Sandhyavandanam and Gayatri Diksha........Why so difficult to receive?

    Hi everyone & namaste,

    So I've realized that Sandhya or Sandhyavandanam is quite an important ritual involving beings from the 4 directions
    and the manifesting of deities in the human body.

    I...
  13. Thread: Greetings all!

    by Stefos
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    Re: Greetings all!

    Hi Believer,

    Disclaimer: I am not condemning anyone nor proselytizing.....I only post to learn....Thanks

    I have been a Christian for a number of years but my faith has been severely shaken. I...
  14. Re: SSRF and Sanatana Dharma....Same or Different?

    Hi Eastern Mind,

    It appears that you are a Shaivite.

    Sir/Ma'am, My interest is in Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Shaivism.

    Is there a group online that conducts Satsang along those lines?
    ...
  15. Re: SSRF and Sanatana Dharma....Same or Different?

    Hi devotee,

    DISCLAIMER: I am NOT condemning or trying to proselytize either.......merely ask questions

    What I've just stated........They come at Sanatana Dharma from a Vaishnava viewpoint that...
  16. SSRF and Sanatana Dharma....Same or Different?

    Hello everyone,

    I have been involved, briefly, with Spiritual Science Research Foundation based in Goa, India.

    They seem to be Bhaktas who are Vaishnavites as well.

    Also, they say that...
  17. Thread: Greetings all!

    by Stefos
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    Greetings all!

    Hello,

    I'm new here and I've received mantra diksha from a student authorized to give mantra from the current Sankaracharya of Sri Sringeri Peetham/Math.

    I'm also a Yogic Studies student of the...
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