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  1. Thread: Nameste

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    Re: Nameste

    Namaste SabaGanesh,

    You are very welcome to HinduDharmaForums. Wishing you much success on your road to discovering more about the ancient spiritual legacy of Sanatana Dharma. Enjoy your stay and...
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    Re: A Question Temple Puja

    Namaste devotee,

    Thanks for the welcome back. :)

    Your explanation is very much appreciated! Yes, you are correct that the temple is mostly South Indian style as I have heard on a number of...
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    Re: A Question Temple Puja

    Namaste IndiaLover,

    Thanks for your suggestion. I actually have a copy of Satguru Sivaya Subrahmuniyaswami's "Loving Ganesha". I will have to read through it again - it has been some time since I...
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    A Question Temple Puja

    Namaste,

    For those who remember me, yes it's been some time since my last post. I see a lot of new and old faces floating in and around HDF and it staggers me to think so many years have passed...
  5. Thread: Broken

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    Re: Broken

    Namaste FFTW,

    Hope all is well with you. I read mostly positives from your poem rather than negatives, but my prayers to you for your well-being all the same. There are little and big hiccups in...
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    Re: Feeling Better now that God is there

    Namaste Mystical Soul,

    I agree with you on the tangibility of spiritual energy from a shrine. Happy as well to hear how effortlessly at peace you can be made to feel once it was set up again and...
  7. Re: Conversations with Maa Kali - A Thought Experiment

    Namaste, Webimpulse.

    Really enjoyed reading your series of conversation with Mother, so thanks for sharing. This is how I hear Maa Kali's voice in my heart as well: triumphant and takes no...
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    Re: Please a Prayer for my mother

    Namaste,

    I have added my prayers to yours for your mother's recovery. Please God she gets better soon.

    Om namah Shivaya
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    Re: Happy Maha Shiva Ratri

    Namaste,

    Happy MahaShivaratri 2015 everyone! :)

    Jai Shiva Shambho!

    Om namah Shivaya
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    Re: Happy Diwali!

    Namaste,

    Happy Diwali to all this year! :)

    Om namah Shivaya
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    Re: Preparing for a Pilgrimage

    Namaste Aanandinii,

    Thanks for your post and advice about the returning anxiety. I know it may re-surface again in the future for whatever reason but this time I have knwon first-hand that it is...
  12. Re: Clarification on verse 9-11 from Isha Upanishad

    Namaste,

    Even reading back over these verses last night, I come to find that thinking too much on the intellectual meaning of these words actually makes the concept harder to grasp. Would it not...
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    Re: Preparing for a Pilgrimage

    Namaste,

    Just an update for anyone who would care to read it. It's been about 3 weeks since I returned from my pilgrimage but I still feel spiritually energised from my relatively short stay. I...
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    Re: Immersing Oneself in Bhakti 24/7

    Namaste LightofOm,

    How beautifully you describe the path of bhakti. It is surely the universal path to God because anyone, householder or renunciate, amateur or seasoned yogi, can connect to the...
  15. Thread: hollo:-):-)

    by sunyata07
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    Re: hollo:-):-)

    Namaste Makzihan,

    Welcome to the Hindu Dharma Forums. Enjoy your stay with us.

    Kind regards,
    Elizabeth
  16. Re: Clarification on verse 9-11 from Isha Upanishad

    Namaste,

    Thanks for sharing your input. I have also been debating about the meaning of avidya and vidya, here and I have also wondered if maybe avidya is not how I understood it before I began...
  17. Clarification on verse 9-11 from Isha Upanishad

    Namaste friends,

    There are 6 verses which have always given me pause from Isha Upanishad, which I currently re-reading carefully. For some reason I had never really given them much thought until...
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    Re: Hinduism and Art/Popular Culture

    Namaste,

    It's been ages since I saw the movie, but the opening scene of "Garden State" with Zach Braff, shows the protagonist in an airplane looking like it's going through severe turbulence and...
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    Re: Preparing for a Pilgrimage

    Nayasurya,

    I already had an idea that the left hand is never used to accept anything in the temple, but interesting note about the water. I'm glad to have that corroborated with regular temple...
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    Re: Preparing for a Pilgrimage

    Namaste Believer, thanks for your suggestions. I was toying with this idea of dropping in during the quiet times at first in Ganesha's temple and then appearing as more of a frequent face amongst the...
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    Re: Kindly pray for my well being....

    Namaste,

    Anirudh, I am late in coming with my encouragement but I pray sincerely for your well-being and that your unwavering love and faith in Sri Rama sees you through these tough times,...
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    Re: Namaste from Scotland

    Namaste John,

    Always nice to see another newcomer to the forums. There is so much to learn in the path of Sanatana Dharma! I wish you the very best in your spiritual journey.

    Om namah Shivaya
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    Re: "I'd Walk a Mile" - Try Four

    Namaste Webimpulse,

    I find your story rather amusing, and lovely at the same time, even though I'll wager your feet didn't! It must surely be a sign of great bhakti in wanting to have to endure...
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    Preparing for a Pilgrimage

    Namaste,

    I know it's been a little while since my last proper post here on HDF. Time has a way of running away with itself these days, which is a pity because I still love reading and...
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    Re: MahaShivratri!

    Namaste,

    This is the first year I am going to try a 24 hour fast with just water. Other years I was only really able for half day fast (after the sun set) because of the physical nature of my...
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    Re: Happy Deepavali

    Blessings to everyone this Diwali 2013.

    Happy New Year to all my brothers and sisters out there. :)

    Namaste

    Om namah Shivaya
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    Re: Prayer for the Recovery of a Loved One

    Namaste C.Smith,

    It really helps to know people are supporting me in spirit for my friend. The operation went smoothly yesterday, thank God, but nothing will really be known or understood until...
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    Re: Prayer for the Recovery of a Loved One

    Namaste,

    One last request for good wishes for my friend who is undergoing a second (and hopefully final) surgery today. He has undergone so much - over 3 months of this so far, I really do hope...
  29. Re: Received a photo of Lord Ganesh but I'm worried about the position of his trunk.

    Namaste peasandbones,

    Welcome to the forum. By tradition, right-sided trunks are for strict devotees of Ganesha, as this is considered to be a dakshinamurti. To keep my explanation simple, images...
  30. Thread: Green Dots

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    Re: Green Dots

    Namaste fem_phoenix,

    The answer is yes. Turning off rep points simply means you don't want to be shown having reputation points, but for some reason that doesn't stop people sending them your...
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    Re: Why is Buddhism More Accessible in the US

    Namaste,

    If I could award you any more rep points, I would Jeffery. You were able to word my thoughts on this exactly. I wonder if much of the reason why Buddhism as the alternative non-Christian...
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    Re: God-Compassion And God-Justice

    Namaste SuryaVedanta,

    Thanks for sharing the link. I had the pleasure and fortune of seeing a performance from Sri Chinmoy's choir, along with examples of his poetry and art on God and the nature...
  33. Re: Great time of rememberance and thanks, Happy Navratri

    Namaste FFTW,

    Beautiful words. Let the love and radiance of the Divine Mother fill every home during the celebration of Navaratri! Goddess bless everyone.

    Jai Maa Durga!
    Jai Ambe Maa!
    Jai...
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    Re: Hi, I do not class myself as Vegetarian!

    Namaste,



    I became vegetarian-minded a little while before I discovered Sanatana Dharma, so when I realised a meat-free diet was recommended for a spiritual life it wasn't nearly so difficult...
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    Re: My Appreciation for Lord Ganesha

    Namaste,

    Everyone is unique in how they see and perceive God; just as the feelings of devotion that arise within, its quantity and depth, whether a lot, a little or none at all... these too are...
  36. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste Redifflal,

    Welcome to the forums. Hope you find what you are looking for here. :)

    Om namah Shivaya
  37. Re: New Campaign Against Domestic Violence towards Women Using images of Devi

    Namaste,

    Perhaps for those who do not go beyond questioning the physical form of God (and Goddess), using iconography is as good as any means of reminding them to have respect or to increase...
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    Question of murtis and images of God

    Namaste All,

    I am curious to know what is considered the right thing to do with broken or chipped murtis? And not even necessarily statues themselves, but also smaller images of God and that?
    ...
  39. Re: New Campaign Against Domestic Violence towards Women Using images of Devi

    Namaste Avyaydya,

    I had not thought of how this campaign could have the capacity to numb its audience into feeling less whenever they see these shocking images, but you make a very good point....
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    Re: Asking things of god..

    Namaste Viraja,

    I understand where you're coming from. I have been finding recently that most of my prayers and requests to God have been on behalf of someone else. Either for my parents with...
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    Re: Asking things of god..

    Namaste Satay,

    I see where you're coming from with the aristocrat air from this story's God! And yet someone was making a valid point the other day about some people on this earth treating God...
  42. New Campaign Against Domestic Violence towards Women Using images of Devi

    Namaste all,

    I came across this story today about a new campaign being commissioned in the wake of the rape cases that made worldwide headlines in Delhi last year, and more recently in Mumbai...
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    Re: Hi, everybody, I am a new friend.

    Namaste and welcome to the forum. :)

    Om namah Shivaya
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    Re: Shiva Lingams

    Namaste EM and Necromancer,

    Thanks for your responses and for sharing your knowledge! I just tried rolling it along the floor there and it does indeed vibrate slightly as it moves! My sister...
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    Re: Very excited to be here.

    Namaste Shawn,

    Welcome to HDF. There are plenty of people who come along here from time to time who are themselves new to Hinduism so you are in good company. I hope you enjoy your stay here. My...
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    Shiva Lingams

    Namaste,

    Yesterday I was gifted with a Shivalingam by my family. While they themselves are not Hindu and probably have only heard me allude to lingams, they are aware of my religious beliefs and...
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    Re: 9/11 - A day of remembrance

    Namaste,

    Still remember the cold feeling when I saw the news on the television. Even after all those years I can still remember how numb I was with the horror that people - never mind what...
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    Re: Post images of your shrine!

    Namaste,

    I am always amazed to hear how converts or non-born Hindus come to discover Sanatana Dharma through Ganesha first Truly is the Foremost of Devas.

    Despite how varied all these shrines...
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    Re: Prayer for the Recovery of a Loved One

    Namaste dear friends,

    Another update on my friend's progress. He is doing so much better than before. I have been praying to Ganesha everyday to continue removing obstacles that might cause a...
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    Re: Do converts accept Indian Hindus?

    Namaste Viraja,

    I consider myself a converted Hindu, although I have often felt the label was never really that comfortable on me. Conversion suggests that I was persuaded to move away from my...
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