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    Re: Unable to change avatar

    I am also having difficulty changing Avatar image. Is there anyone on admin that could help me with this?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Shaivism and onion and garlic

    Okay, thank you for your response @EasternMind.
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    Shaivism and onion and garlic

    Namaste,

    Do Shaivites eat onion and garlic? Do special considerations need to be taken if wearing Rudraksha?

    Many thanks,
    Seeking

    Aum Namah Shivaya
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    Re: Homosexuality in Hinduism

    "Just one question, why would you need any verification from anyone else"

    It's mainly to understand cultural reactions from people. My relationship as Bhakta with Shiva is personal, I personally...
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    Homosexuality in Hinduism

    Hi all,

    I am an out and proud gay male living in the UK.

    Just wondering what hinduism views of homosexuality are (preferably before colonisation).

    I am Smarta and drawn to Shiva Bhakti...
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    Re: Om (Shri?) Krishnaya namaha

    Thank you very much for clearing that up for me.

    The only desire for this mantra is to please God and keep him in mind and heart.

    All the best to you.
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    Re: Hare Krsna!

    Welcome RavenWolf,

    I am in a similar situation to you, living with my parents who both eat meat and trying to deepen my love for God as well as my philosophical understanding.

    If you visit...
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    Om (Shri?) Krishnaya namaha

    Namaste,

    I came across a mantra 'Om Krishnaya namaha' but have found some variances in its utterance. Some say it is for Japa, others for invocation of Lord Krishna for performing offerings and...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste,

    Thank you Ram and Aanandinii for taking the time to translate the Bhajan. I was aware that some of the words were names/epithets of Lord Shiva but could only take a guess at what was...
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    Namaste Fem_pheonix, this is the rendition I listen to:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-CKdT6IG4

    Enjoy :)


    Om Namah Shivaya!
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    Re: Shiva Bhajans

    I have been listening to a Bhajan for months now and I'm still not sure what it means in full, yet I enjoy it very much. If someone would be so kind as to translate this for me then I would be...
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    Re: My Appreciation for Lord Ganesha

    I remember Lord Ganesha was the first Hindu deity I turned too and performed puja for. I then shifted towards Shiva, I then deviated due to uncertainty and confusion and began to look at and research...
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    Re: Beginning Krishna worship

    Hi Brahma Jijnasa, when I mentioned that the chanter becomes one with God I meant that Krishna dances on the tongue of the chanter and is present in his Holy names. So it was more that one becomes...
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    Re: Beginning Krishna worship

    Apologies for my absence, I am very happy to see some responses on this thread! Thank you to all of you who have replied from the bottom of my heart.

    As of right now I have an image of Krishna...
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    Re: homosexuality

    Well if two males had an appetite for sex and were going to attack a women would this situation be any different? Seems to me the problem with the scene described is one of consent not sexual...
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    Mantra and karmic effects?

    Namaste all,

    I recently completed a forty day mantra discipline which is an accomplishment as I felt as though there was a block in finding a suitable mantra. However about a week before...
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    Re: homosexuality

    Here are some points to ponder upon when approaching this subject.

    Some people have the opinion that homosexuality isn't natural because it appears less in the species, well then what about gold...
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    Re: Do converts accept Indian Hindus?

    Namaste,

    I am saddened that you have experienced this, which to me seems alien as I haven't come across anyone who is hostile towards Vegetarianism, there is sometimes healthy debate between...
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    Re: Egg

    Namaste,

    I think this could be an east meets west scenario, eggs are traditionally viewed as dairy and not a meat product, just as milk taken from a cow doesn't harm the cow, then taking an...
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    Re: Egg

    I agree with Ale84 here as I think there is a major misconception that an egg is akin to some sort of abortion, eggs are not fertilized they are a waste product which would end up rotting and in the...
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    Beginning Krishna worship

    Hello all,

    I would like to include Krishna in my daily worship, I am currently studying the Bhagavad Gita and wish to chant the Maha mantra. I don't really feel as though I am drawn to ISKCON as...
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    Re: Leather

    Thank you everyone for your responses.
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    Leather

    Namaste,

    I'm currently turning Vegetarian to further support Dharma and decrease incurring anymore negative karma however before I became interested in Hinduism I bought a leather jacket which is...
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    Re: Why I Am a Saiva

    I'm more then happy chanting 'Om Namah Shivaya' Necromancer, after attempting to chant many mantras this is the one which works best for me. Upon chanting love spontaneously sprang for Shiva. :) I...
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    Re: Why I Am a Saiva

    I was going to start my own topic but perhaps I should write my update on my venture into Hinduism here.

    I believe it was ShivaFan (Necromancers desire to express his love for Shiva was also...
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    Re: Anger, Depression, Apathy

    I would like to thank all of you for your suggestions, I am continuing to meditate and trust that I will get to a place of peace and knowing.

    I like Necromancers suggestion of prayer when the...
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    Re: Anger, Depression, Apathy

    @JaiMaaDurga & @Believer, I think there is some level of me being too attached to the results of my practice but there is also this inner resentment and a bitterness even towards the outside world. ...
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    Anger, Depression, Apathy

    Namaste members,

    I have been trying to find a mantra which I will find beneficial, primarily I feel fine reciting a mantra but then sooner or later I hit a brick wall where during the meditation...
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    Re: Ganesh Mantra

    Thank you for your response Catnip,

    Its a little hard to explain, but if you say the mantra with the focus of letting Him work out the kinks in your life and removing the obstacles, basically...
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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Thank you all for your warm welcomes :)
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    Re: Hi from Girisha

    Hi,

    I've just joined the forum myself and I'm from England too, although I am a lot newer to Hinduism. Thanks for sharing the pictures, it looks as though you've made some wonderful pilgrimages...
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    Ganesh Mantra

    Hi all,

    I don't have an Ishta Devata just yet but I feel drawn to Ganesh in order to work though some obstacles. If anyone could advise me on how best to use his mantra 'Om Gum Ganapatayei...
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    Hello from the UK

    Namaste,

    I have been a spiritual seeker for quite some time, I have researched quite a few paths and practiced quite a few also. I have never really found what I'm looking for and as I matured I...
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