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    Re: Sarasvati Maa Sharada

    Namaste

    Sharada comes from "Sharat" that means Autumn.

    The Goddess Saraswati is said to love the Autumn season. She is the Goddess that rules Autumn.

    The dhyana shloka of Mahasaraswati in...
  2. Thread: questions?

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    Re: questions?

    Namaste.

    All I can do is wish you good luck.
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    Re: Advaita Vedanta scientific and rational

    Namaste.

    What's the problem with paradoxes? And who calls them paradoxes and by what standard this judgement is made?
  4. Re: Soundarya Lahari - Shree Shankaraachaaryaa - Advaita

    Namaste Anirudhji.

    Exactly. I would elaborate on the subject, but Amrutji has already done it brilliantly. I subscribe to his view too.

    Pranams.
  5. Re: Soundarya Lahari - Shree Shankaraachaaryaa - Advaita

    Namaste Anirudhji



    Precisely because Nirguna Bragman is beyond name and forms that it can't be the most appropriate object of hymns of praise directly. Thus, it's normal that he choose to...
  6. Re: Soundarya Lahari - Shree Shankaraachaaryaa - Advaita

    Namaste.

    What advaita concept forbids praising gods? I don't know any.

    Pranams.
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste.

    I define it as the indefinable.
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    Re: Prove God exists, how?

    Namaste

    He is right.

    God is not proved by science. Consciousness and matter either.

    Pranams.
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    Re: Women and Western clothes

    Namaste.

    I am an adult male, and I assure you:

    Even if a man is surrounded by totally naked women dancing around him in his room, he will NOT have sex with them unless he consciously decides to...
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    Re: What Advaita can offer ...?

    Namaste. I'm offering my opinion in this matter.

    You ask "why do I need God to experience the God in me", you are reffering to two aspects of God, right? Saguna Brahman and Nirguna Brahman (as...
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    Re: Do you think our scripture are fake?

    Namaste.

    From Sri Ramakrishna's Kathamrita:

    "Bijoy: If that be the case, Bhagavan, then how did Ajâmila, who was the greatest of sinners and committed all sorts of crimes, obtain salvation by...
  12. Thread: Conception of God

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    Re: Conception of God

    Namaste

    From the point of view of the Absolute you aren't even using this computer. It's the Self using the Self (the computer) to talk to the Self ("us").

    Yet, your message gets here and I can...
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    Re: I saw shiva 2 week ago in the middle of night.

    Namaste
    You only know what you did in this life, not in your previous one ;)
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    Brihadaranyaka Upanishad - VI, 4, 3-5.

    Hello and Namaste.

    I've read two english translations of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, one by Max Müller, and another by Swami Madhavananda of Ramakrishna Math.

    But both versions have problems...
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    Re: Dealing with christian parents

    Namaste.

    What sect of Hinduism do you follow? And what hindu gurus or saints do you like the most? What are your beliefs about God?

    I ask this because depending on your set of beliefs, you can...
  16. Thread: Beyond Brahman

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    Re: Beyond Brahman

    Namaste,

    "Brahman" doesn't have a lifespan. "BrahmA" does. You are making a confusion between those two terms.

    BrahmaN is the absolute,impersonal, while BrahmA is the creator personal God that...
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    Re: What does the Supreme really want?

    Namaste.

    I agree with this.
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    Re: Message from unknown

    Namaste.

    Cool story, brother. Why don't you write a book?

    Pranams..
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    Re: Avatars Vs Shiva Bhaktas

    Namaste

    I think they are not tyrants because they are Shiva Bhaktas, rather they are Shiva bhaktas because Shiva is a god who accepts everyone, even asuras worship him. He is of more easy approach...
  20. Thread: Interesting Video

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    Re: Interesting Video

    Namaste.

    First of all, I believe that everything is consciousness.

    What we call the "subconscious" would be that part of or mind that is conscious, but 'obfuscated' by those aspects of mind...
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    Re: Parallel Universes in Hinduism

    Namaste.

    In Yoga Vasishta there you can find the story of Queen Lila and King Padma, which involves time travelling, different worlds, the relativity of space and reincarnation.

    You can read...
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    Re: Clarification on verse 9-11 from Isha Upanishad

    Pranams.

    My understanding of these verses is similar to yours.

    I think they are teaching us the "Middle Path", as Gautama Buddha also prached.

    There are those who reject the outer world,...
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    Re: Seeing snakes in dreams!

    Pranams

    You know today (01/08/14) is Nag panchami, right?

    So I think is very auspicious if you worship them today. Try worshipping Manasa Devi, the Mother of Snakes.

    Namaste
  24. Re: Ramavatara - What had been Shri Rama's perception of himself?

    Namaste.

    In my opinion the adventures of Rama and Hanuman are the lila of God.

    So, when God descends as an avatara, even when He doesn't display all His powers through that incarnation, He...
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    Re: Realism or idealism?

    Hello and Namaste.

    There are three philosophical terms we need to understand first: idealism, Realism and Materialism.

    "All materialists are realists, in that they postulate that reality is...
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    Re: What is Peace of Mind ?

    hello and namaste,
    Once a student asked Sri Ramana Maharshi:

    "I want peace."

    Ramana then said: "Remove the 'I', remove the 'want' and what is left is peace"
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    Bernardo Kastrup - Why Materialism is Baloney

    Hi! Recently I found about this guy and I wanted to share with you all.

    His is a scientist and his statements agains materialism share a lot in common with Advaita philosophy.

    Bernardo Kastrup...
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    Re: Vishnu or Krishna?

    Why can't be Vishnu and Krishna each other's avatara simultaneously at the same time?

    This would satisfy both opinions cited in the Shastras.

    Are we talking about an Omnipotent, Omniscient,...
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    Re: How to Remember God(s) When Things are Bleak?

    This remember me of one of my favorite moments of hindu devotional history, the prayer of Kunti, mother of the Pandavas to Lord Krishna, as stated in the Srimad Bhagavatam:

    "Oh, Lord of the...
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    Re: Mantra for musician

    Pranams!

    I humbly suggest the mantra of Ganesha, the lord of Beginnings:

    "~Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha~"

    Or you can salute Mother Saraswati Devi, Goddess of wisdom, arts and music:

    "~Om Aim...
  31. Thread: Aum Namah Shivaya

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    Re: Aum Namah Shivaya

    Pranams!

    There is a stotram atributed to Sri Shankaracharya Guru that gives subtle adittional names of Shiva contained in each syllabe of Om Namah Shivaya:

    NAgendra haraya Trilochanaya,...
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    Re: How to Remember God(s) When Things are Bleak?

    Namaste

    Maybe by seeking His help to solve the problem?

    That's why the opposite happens for many people: they consider God the first and foremost help to solve problems, so that's the first...
  33. Thread: Shakti

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    Re: Shakti

    Namaste.

    The central scriptures of Shakti Worship are the Devi Bhagavatam (also called Bhagavata Purana) and the Devi Mahatmya (also called Durga Saptashati) which is a part of Markandeya Purana....
  34. Thread: Meera

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    Re: Meera

    Hello!


    Yes. Her legend says that her brother in law Vikramaditya tried to kill her many times, one of them with poison. He mixed poison with the prasad that was offered to Sri Krishna by Meera...
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    Re: Tantra, Please explain?

    The Tantric texts provide three paths for attainment of sucess in sadhana, according to the level of conciousness of the sadhaka. They are the pashyachara, virachara and divyachara.

    The Tantra...
  36. Thread: Ashoka Sundari

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    Re: Ashoka Sundari

    Namaste,

    I've heard that the history of Her birth is mentioned in Padma Purana.
  37. Thread: Meera

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    Re: Meera

    Saint Meera spent her last years on earth on a pilgrimage, from village to village in North India. Nobody knows for certain, but some records says that she stopped in Dwarka.


    When Maharana Udhai...
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    Re: Trikāla and Trideva

    Pranams,

    The easiest association that comes to my mind is:

    Brahma - Creation - Past

    Vishnu - Preservation - Present

    Shiva - Dissolution - Future.
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    Re: Sadhus in Himalayas

    Namaste

    There is a yogi who lives in the Himalayas and claims to be a siddha yogi.

    His name is Kaulantak Nath and he has a website and several videos on youtube.

    He also appears on Indian...
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    Re: Is hell eternal in hinduism ?

    Pranams.

    I collected some useful information on Yama Deva over the internet for you:

    Yama is a God of Vedic origin. One of the meanings of His name is "twin" because he is twin brother oh His...
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    Re: Is hell eternal in hinduism ?

    Pranam,

    You can find their descriptions in the Puranas like Srimad Bhagavatam and Vishnu Purana.

    Namaste.
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    Re: Safe hindu practices for the unitiated

    Pranams, Ganeshamylord

    Thank you so much for your answer. I'll do as you say.

    You said:

    "Its difficult to recommend a mantra for i don’t know what exactly you want from this worship or...
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    Re: Namaste, introductions, a question.

    Pranams.

    A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the founder of ISCKON, which is a branch of Hinduism, in its Gaudya Vaishnava Sampradaya aspect.

    You can find many people in the internet with...
  44. Re: Dreamt of Goddess Lakshmi and Kali - New to Hindu Philosophies - Please help!

    Pranams,

    Dream interpretations generally are all about the one who dreamed it and what each element represents to them. So only you after meditating in them or a competent guru can give you...
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    Re: Safe hindu practices for the unitiated

    Another thing I do is mental puja.

    I sit everyday at 6 o'clock (because of sandhya time) and imagine the Deity in front of me, and I do the 16 steps of puja I searched online like washing the...
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    Re: Safe hindu practices for the unitiated

    Thank you!

    I will do what you suggested!

    Pranam.
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    Re: Safe hindu practices for the unitiated

    I don't have any shrine, and the only place I can sit and meditate is my room. The only images I have are the ones I can see in the computer screen.

    Yes, I'm living at home with my family, and...
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    Safe hindu practices for the unitiated

    Namaste!

    First of all, I'm not a hindu (formally).

    I'm a westerner, meat eater and not a celibate. And I can't change that in the moment for familiar reasons. But I love hinduism as a whole...
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    Re: Direct dialouge from Vishnu himself?

    Outside the Vaishnava field, some scriptures where Shiva directly speaks are the Agama Tantras.
  50. Thread: What is Lakini?

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    Re: What is Lakini?

    Namaste!

    In the Tantras, Lakini is the Shakti that rules Manipura Chakra.

    She is called the benefactress of all.

    "She is four-armed, of radiant body, is dark [shyaama] of complexion,...
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