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    Re: Relentless attacks on Hinduism

    Probably both, to some extent. For me personally, its sad to see everything spiritual slowly getting pushed back in favour of this political stuff. Hinduism always seems to be in the news for these...
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    Re: Relentless attacks on Hinduism

    Thanks for the replies and views, everyone. :)



    See, I don't deny this. And I won't say I amsurprised. But there's a huge difference between addressing these particular aspects (and...
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    Relentless attacks on Hinduism

    I know this topic has been discussed before, and I'm sorry if I'm breaking any rules by posting this. Please delete this post if it's inappropriate in any way. I'm personally not interested in...
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    Re: Happy Makar Sankranti

    Happy Makar Sankranti to all! :)
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    Re: GaNesh-caturti

    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi, everyone! :) May His blessings always be with you.

    A small drawing I did yesterday -

    http://s23.postimg.org/z6ozbyngb/ganesha2.png
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    Re: Sarabjit Singh (A prayer)

    It was indeed a horrible piece of news. I can only imagine what the situation would've been like if Sarabjit was an American citizen or something. He'd very likely have been rescued long ago. May he...
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    Re: How to Deal with Ganesha's Vehicle?

    Namaste,

    We have a large grocery/grains' store a stone's throw away from our house and often the mice from there get in here too. I've actually seen 4-5 mice happily playing all over the kitchen...
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    Re: Happy Deepavali/Diwali!

    Wishing everyone a very joyful, bright and safe Deepavali. :)
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    Re: Doll and Puppetry Art: Personal Work

    Amazing work, Jodhaa. :) I really loved Lord Hanuman's doll in particular. Wonderful crafting and detail.
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    Re: Facing a serious issue - help needed

    Thanks a lot for your kind advice, everyone. I've considered it all and am trying to work it out. :)
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    Facing a serious issue - help needed

    Namaste everyone,

    I'm posting this here because I really am not able to express it to anybody in offline life now. I've been facing some serious career-related problems for a few years now and the...
  12. Re: Small Questionnaire - I would like your opinions!

    Filled and submitted. Best wishes for your work. :)
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    Re: Playing, feeling, learning

    Namaste,

    Thank you for all the nice recommendations, will certainly check them out when I get time. I've been addicted to the Modern Warfare trilogy since some time; this will be a good change. :D
  14. Re: Aspiring actor Gehna Vashisht assaulted for using Indian flag as a bikini

    Namaste,

    I'd read about it earlier too. Wearing our National Flag like that is indeed a punishable offense in the country, and what should've been done is to bring her and the others involved to...
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    Re: Playing, feeling, learning

    Namaste McKitty,

    Great post. :) Nice to see you're so enthusiastic about video games! It's a regular hobby of mine as well - I've been gaming since I was 5 or so, when I first received a Sega Game...
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    Re: What sort of music do you like?

    Namaste,

    Great thread; nice to see everyone's cool musical tastes. :) Western orchestral music is a great passion of mine. Nothing touches me more than a grand symphonic crescendo with 70+ rich...
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    Re: Hanuman Chalisa of Tulasi das

    Namaste,

    That was a truly delightful read, silence_speaks! Beautiful work. Looking forward to more. :)
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    Re: Who do you read?

    Namaste,

    I'm a massive fan of the Harry Potter series (J.K Rowling) and have read all the books about a million times each. :D Apart from that, here are some more favourites -

    Lord Of The Rings...
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    Re: Devon Ke Dev Mahadev

    Namaste,

    I've watched a few episodes on TV with my parents and it's indeed pretty good - not only are the actors and script decent, but the special effects are by far the best I've seen in any...
  20. Thread: Art!

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    Re: Art!

    Stunning work, DK! Truly loved them all. You're really talented! :cool1:

    I'm quite enthusiastic about art myself but have been rather out of touch as of late due to college stuff. Here is a...
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    Re: Happy Birthday HDF!

    A very happy belated Birthday to HDF! http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk122/DemonStar89/birthday.gif :)
  22. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Namaste and welcome, Leena! :)
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    Re: HAPPY HOLI TO ALL

    Wishing everyone a very happy and colourful Holi! :)
  24. Thread: Introduction

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    Re: Introduction

    Nice intro, Brian. Welcome to the forum! :)
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    Re: Feeling tainted?

    "The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." - H.L. Mencken

    "Voldemort’s mistake, Harry. Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth." -...
  26. Thread: Hey there

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    Re: Hey there

    Welcome to HDF, Winter! :)
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    Re: Feeling tainted?

    Namaste Sunyata,

    So glad to see you back here, I really missed your beautiful and informative posts. :) Apologies for being late; I had seen your post yesterday and was planning a reply, but...
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    Re: A thoughtful article

    Great article. Thanks for sharing! :)
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    Re: Hello everyone !

    Namaste McKitty,

    Welcome to HDF! Very nice post, loved reading about your experience. Like has already been said, Sanatana Dharma is a universal spiritual path and is open to everybody willing to...
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    Re: Non-Religious Hindus

    Namaste,

    Good points have been stated already. :) Personally, I look at it both ways. It's true that the word "religion" has a very negative reputation in the modern urban society, especially in...
  31. Thread: new Banner?

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    Re: new Banner?

    Loving the new banner! Really majestic and awe-inspiring, apt for our site and dharma. :)
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    Re: Hi: Introductions and questions

    Namaste and welcome to HDF, Rose!

    As has been well explained by our esteemed members above, there are many diverse opinions and philosophies in Hindu Dharma. Personally, I have never read any...
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    Re: Jai Shri Krishna

    Namaste and welcome to HDF, tao_of_drew! :)
  34. Re: What is the moral lesson of the Nrsimha story?

    Namaste Cosinuskurve,

    I'm not an expert, but this is a story I love and will try my hand at it. :)

    * I think the most important moral to be learnt from this story is the omnipresence of God. It...
  35. Thread: new Banner?

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    Re: new Banner?

    I really like the new banner too! :cool1:
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    Re: How to Strengthen our Dharma?

    Namaste,

    I think one of the most important steps one must take to strengthen our dharma is understanding and living it to the greatest extent possible. Before I discovered this wonderful place, I...
  37. Thread: Happy New Year

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    Re: Happy New Year

    Namaste,

    Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year! :)
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    Re: 2012: Pray Universally

    Truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing! :)
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    Re: The creation according to Shaivaism

    Yes, I think a significant strength of both Shaivaism and Advaita is that creationism is one thing that they precisely are not, at least in the commonly known way. Rather, they say that the creation...
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    Re: Merry... I don't know?

    I love visiting our city's malls in this season, to check out all those cool discounts and enjoy watching the cheerful Santas waltzing around the place. :D The melodious carols help in relieving the...
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    Re: Hello from freelight

    Namaste Paul,

    Welcome to HDF! I've been following the beautiful philosophy of Advaita myself, and definitely look forward to having more knowledgeable discussions. Best wishes! :)
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    Re: Question and Answer: Thoughts?

    Namaste everyone,

    I think that was a pretty apt answer, Kismet. An important aspect to this topic is that God must be experienced personally in order for us to know Him - experience is beyond...
  43. Thread: Lunar Eclipse

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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    That is interesting. Thanks! :)
  44. Thread: Lunar Eclipse

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    Lunar Eclipse

    Namaste,

    We're having a total lunar eclipse over here in India, just watched it outside after the fog cleared and witnessed a truly beautiful sight. :)

    On a related note, we have certain...
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    Re: Earth-like planet found in "habitable" zone

    Namaste,

    Read it in the newspaper as well; quite interesting indeed. :) Not really surprising though, because I think life is very likely to come up in places which happen to come within a...
  46. Thread: Hello All!

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    Re: Hello All!

    Welcome, Jamiegan! :)
  47. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Welcome to HDF, Jennifer. :)
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    Re: From Russia with Love

    Welcome, Sharanya! :)
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    Re: New and in search of knowledge

    Namaste Greg,

    Welcome to HDF! :) Nice to read your views, you actually explained it quite well I think.

    As far as I know, there isn't any one definitive view of what Sanatana Dharma says on...
  50. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome aboard, rb918. Hope you have a great time here! :)
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