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  4. Thread: 2012 Anxiety

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    Re: 2012 Anxiety

    Namaste,

    I am also the person who believe, nothing is going happen on 21st Dec 2012.

    In above couple of post mentioned that Hindu Scriptures also predicts end of world by 2012 but I am not...
  5. Re: Does Hinduism condemn all desire and passion as evil?

    Namaste,

    From your post I think you are new to Hinduism, as you are surprised/shocked by some of the teaching/reading of BG.

    I would like to ask you why do you want to move to Hinduism or...
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    Re: Oneness - We are one.

    Namaste Devotee ji,

    My understanding says that so far there is life ( Atman) in my body I am separate from table chair mountains - rivers - stones. But when I am dead my body is some mixture of...
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    Re: Oneness - We are one.

    Namaste W-Monk,

    I can understand this reasoning of pot and clay. When pot losses its form, it goes back to clay. There is a common factor in both pot and clay, which is clay, so easy to...
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    Re: Does God Punish?

    Namaste,

    So far I know Mind is very much difficult to control, if we control our mind then we can make good progress towards our spirituality.

    But again, whatever I perceive in this world is...
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    Oneness - We are one.

    Namaste,

    In Advaita, it is said that we are all One, and each and every life is progressing towards Self Realization but at their own pace.
    Every life - means all living life, including...
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    Re: Does God Punish?

    Namaste Devotee ji,

    Good explanation.

    Gratitude.
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    Re: Does God Punish?

    Namaste Webimpulse,

    You do not have to offer whole of flower vase to Ganesh.

    Just pick up flowers from bouquet and offer those flowers at Holy Feet of GOD. You can also offer flowers at Head...
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    Re: Mental builtup in today's education system

    Namaste,

    Here is a link which describe new course introduced in syllabus by CBSE. Course name Knowledge Traditions. This course is elective though. This courses do not help in earning bread and...
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    Poll: Re: Self Realization

    Namaste,

    It is perfectly okay with me if you disagree.




    Yeah, those four stages are important in our life, but the final step - last step is moksh which is self realization. Moksh from...
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    Poll: Self Realization

    Namaste to all of you,

    Hinduism believes in reincarnation. After so many birth and after so many good deeds we get, this, life of Human Being. In Human Being life we have chance to get Self...
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    Shraddha - Pitru paksh

    Namaste,

    Many of you know that right now we are in pitru paksh - shraddha. We do this ritual for तृप्ति - Satisfaction - of our departed ancestors. Many priest do full fledged puja for this...
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    Re: Meditation & The Restless Mind

    Namaste,

    Of course Mediation is very much difficult. I do not have any tips for you but a long term PRACTICE, rather long term SPIRITUAL PRACTICE.
    Long again, may go to from 6 months to 2 years...
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    Re: Do you ever cried for ......

    Namaste,

    What I am talking about is just crying for GOD. Like many a time, we went out on picnic and we miss our Home. When Husband is on traveling, wife misses him. So that feeling I am talking...
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    Do you ever cried for ......

    Namaste,

    Sri Ramkrishna says that we cry for many many things in this world. We cry for better job, better future prospects, some may cry for better school, husband cry for wife, wife cry for...
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    Re: What was Gandhi's legacy?

    Namaste,


    October 2nd is Birth Date of Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri also. So I guess we need to remember him, 2nd Prime Minister of India.
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    Re: What was Gandhi's legacy?

    Namaste,

    Please use correct words- MOST OF ILLITERATES AS WELL AS LITERATES. They are ruling party, 66.67 % majority. :banghead:

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    I do not have...
  21. Re: Serious questions relating to having eyes closed in meditation

    Namaste IS,

    Very well explained, well very well tried.


    Gratitude.
  22. Re: Serious questions relating to having eyes closed in meditation

    Namaste,

    It would be great if you please share some more thoughts on the above.

    Gratitude,
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    Re: Consciousness and Knowledge

    Namaste Devotee ji and Wundermonk,

    Thank you very much taking time to write about Consciousness, Gratitude.

    So far, I read Patanjali Yoga Sutra - Raj Yoga. I think they have explained the...
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    Consciousness and Knowledge

    Namaste,

    What is called consciousness, rather super consciousness and what is called knowledge ? In general terms, we call awakening, which is beyond the 5 senses but what that - beyond 5 senses...
  25. Re: How much does the external world disturb you

    Namaste,

    So it is not possible for people who live married life - worldly life to get Self Realization ? or people who live worldly life are much more involved in family matters than required ?
  26. Re: On the unity of ontology(being), epistemology(consciousness) and soteriology(blis

    So what is Consciousness and what is knowledge ? What are the differences between them ?

    Gratitude,
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    Re: Speaking Truth - What is called Thruth ?

    This is a good example, to save someone one can speak SMART TRUTH. Is that correct word ? Well I am not sure.
    So one point - one can speak or evade speaking pure truth when one is in Dilemma.
    ...
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    Speaking Truth - What is called Thruth ?

    Namaste,

    I have a question for speaking Truth. What is called speaking Truth ?

    Do our scriptures have any specific guidelines for speaking truth ?

    Do we have to sugar coat Truth or do...
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    Re: Measuring growth ...

    Efforts decreases ? I think struggle decreases, seeker is now more established in thehis spiritual practices so he has less problem getting in the spiritual practice. Before it takes some time, as...
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    Re: Measuring growth ...

    We are discussing growth, spiritual growth. Like we have physical growth, intellectual growth and spiritual growth.

    But we also need to understand tools employed to grow.
    For physical growth,...
  31. Re: “You STILL eat with your hands.” by Oprah Winfrey

    One should not play a game at which one is not expert. Very much simple. If she is rich be rich with do not bother poor.

    It is simple rule. Even at HDF, we follow wait, watch and then go This is...
  32. Re: On the unity of ontology(being), epistemology(consciousness) and soteriology(blis

    Namaste,

    On this journey of Spirituality, these Sat Chit and Anand make the Brahman. So if we get the knowledge through Sat and Chit, are we done ??

    I am not that far yet on readings so I...
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    Re: Measuring growth ...

    Namaste,

    I would say, change in personality, change in character. This is a very much noticeable change but it takes time. Spiritual practice changes person's inner qualities. He would feel more...
  34. Re: “You STILL eat with your hands.” by Oprah Winfrey

    That is very sad, you of course need to say thanks to Oprah for showing the picture of Slums, but now what you do ?

    I have been listening/reading these in 1000s of books, articles and news...
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    Re: Free Will in advaita

    Namaste,




    Just to add to already given thoughts,

    Per advaita, there is Oneness, no duality exist. So when soul is the only one it does not have will. Soul sees everywhere Himself only....
  36. “You STILL eat with your hands.” by Oprah Winfrey

    Namaste,

    Answered here on this website.

    http://devdutt.com/articles/you-still-eat-with-your-hands.html

    I like to thank you Devdutt for replying to her, but it is no wonder such negative,...
  37. Thread: Chalisa

    by AmIHindu
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    Chalisa

    Namaste to all,

    We have heard of Chalisa, like Hanuman Chalisa, Gayatri Chalisa, Mahakali Chalisa, Maha Laxmi chalisa. I heard that all the chalisa have 40 verses, please correct me if I am...
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    Ram Bhajan: Mangal Bhawan Amangal Haari

    Namaste,

    Ram bhajan - nice bhajan, nice tune and nicely played poetic way. This video sings whole Ramayan in 60 minutes. Actors have played very well as per the words of the singler.
    ...
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    Re: Threshold - puja

    Well explained.

    Gratitude.
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    Re: Threshold - puja

    To add to that, Hiranyakasipu could not be killed by any weapon, narasimha killed him with his clows.

    So we started puja of Threshold because Hiranyakasipu got killed on Threshold ?
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    Threshold - puja

    Namaste,

    We Hindu people do puja of threshold also. Threshold as in देहली, द्वारपिंडी, ग्रहावग्रहणी.
    I myself has done this puja many times when I was in India. First wash Threshold , wipe it...
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    Re: Favorite Films, Bhajans etc.?

    Namaste,

    I do not have any favorite song or film permanently. I saw this movie - Swami Vivekananda recently. I like bhajan by Swami Vivekanand. Chalo Ghar Jaye mann apne , here is link to the...
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    Re: Mind and Brain

    When I say I am conscious, I mean to say self realized.
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    Re: Mind and Brain

    Till my last post I was thinking that there is only one thing, either mind or consciousness. Let me explain with example. In thermometer when it show -25 degree it is called cold and when it shows...
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    Re: Mind and Brain

    Namaste Devotee ji,

    My thinking was like when Mind end, consciousness starts. It is the same as you said, when mind gets matured it end here and consciousness start, or if I say in other word, it...
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    Re: Mind and Brain

    Namaste,

    Please be kind enough to share some more thoughts on this.
    Is it okay to understand that mind is consciousness ? I guess mind doesn't exist in our physical body it may reside in our...
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    Re: why close the eyes ?

    In my opinion,we close our eyes to withdraw from this world for a while. We close our eyes to find Him inside us. Try to look for Him in our body, may be between two eyes or in our heart. By closing...
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    Mind and Brain

    Namaste all,

    I am writing this to get some more leaning about what is called Mind and what is called Brain. We know psychiatrist treats out brain. We have all seen many photos of brain, if we go...
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    Re: Small ways to show gratitude?

    Namaste,

    I learned to offer Gratitude in my Sadhana. When I start doing my Japa I pray to give me Shakti do Japa, when I am done I offer Gratitude for letting me do Japa. Same way I offer my...
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    MAHESHWAR SUTRAS

    Namaste,

    This is for the people who have interest in Sanskrut.

    Maheshwari Sutras, sung by Pt. Jasraj then followed by chorus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B6-u8c7Xp8
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