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  1. Re: Can soul ever return to samsara after getting moksha.

    I have not been here for a while, like a year, but a very welcomed birthday wish was sent to me from these forums.
    Many years ago while reading books concerning Sri Ramakrishna and his writings. It...
  2. Re: Is it offensive/frowned upon to reference Hindu iconography on a t-shirt?

    Sorry for the delay. My settled position is I don't like it when our icons and symbolisms wrongly or inappropriately but I must defend their right to do so. As a byproduct though it also creates a...
  3. Re: Is it offensive/frowned upon to reference Hindu iconography on a t-shirt?

    My mention of the Hebdo case was not to relate the Muslim's violent reaction but the magazine's right to do what they did, nothing more but the Muslims various degrees of displeasure did not put them...
  4. Re: Is it offensive/frowned upon to reference Hindu iconography on a t-shirt?

    Namaste

    I think we have to keep things in perspective and a T-shirt issue pales compared to the disposition of a corpse. This issue brings to mind the Charlie Hebdo case although the OP intent to...
  5. Re: Is it offensive/frowned upon to reference Hindu iconography on a t-shirt?

    If we can't laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at? I accept that Lord Shiva is to glorious to be affected by a T-shirt. That is what the OP wants to know isn't it, is it offensive to Shiva?
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    Re: Avatars Of Lord Shiva

    When I think of the word avatar I think of what the Christians consider Jesus to be and the incarnations of Vishnu. That is The Creator taking human form to restore dharma. I have been taught that...
  7. Re: Did Shiva worship Krishna or Krishna worship Shiva

    How can our dharma even be considered in a non-vedic perspective?

    "In a non-Vedic context, Krishna worships Shiva and Shiva worships Krishna. This is an example of unity between representations...
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    Re: Ganesh and The Broken Tusk

    I have heard the story that wonderful Ganesha used his broken tusk as a writing instrument but I consider it a wonder story full of metaphor to express spiritual truths not actual events.

    The...
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    Re: Happy Rama Navami

    Namaste
    I agree with you and Viraja. How can a devotee of Lord Shiva celebrate incarnations of Vishnu when I don't believe in incarnation of Shiva. The Ramayana is a beautiful Epic and illustrates...
  10. Re: Did Shiva worship Krishna or Krishna worship Shiva

    I am coming on this a little late but let me start with the following description of Lord Shiva's nature by SatguruSivaya Subramuniyaswami:
    "Saivismproclaims: God Siva is Love, both immanent and...
  11. Re: How Hindu[convert] feel when lives in Non-Hindu social when you were new coverter

    Namaste

    Because we need to not waste time with controversy in certain situations I speak on the commonalities as opposed to the differences. I sometimes share what little I know but in a way that...
  12. Re: How Hindu[convert] feel when lives in Non-Hindu social when you were new coverter

    I am much older than you and my path is easier than yours, I believe. I have worked through many attachments and ego. Once I realized how much ego caused unsettledness my life seeing it for what it...
  13. Re: How Hindu[convert] feel when lives in Non-Hindu social when you were new coverter

    I started my journey in Sanatana Dharma in the 1970s. Many young Americans began looking eastward at that time and I have never looked back. Unfortunately the nearest temple is over 40 miles away, I...
  14. Re: Did my friend commit a very bad sin? She regretting a lot as well

    Every response made good sense to me. I don't think sin was a part of any of the responses and I don't don't believe in it anyway.

    I think the "friend" is not relying on faith that Lord Siva is...
  15. Re: On the unity of ontology(being), epistemology(consciousness) and soteriology(blis

    "I am" is knowledge, consciousness is the first knowledge, conscious knowledge. "I am" is living in the now. "I am" it can not be complicated or intellectualized "I am" just is.
    I assume but will...
  16. Re: On the unity of ontology(being), epistemology(consciousness) and soteriology(blis

    If you would give us more information on the concept it would be helpful, is there a theory surrounding it? The term also means empty, hollow, vacant so are your speaking of consciousness being at a...
  17. Re: On the unity of ontology(being), epistemology(consciousness) and soteriology(blis

    It is good to see you as well.

    Easily accessible? Lord Shiva residing in all being in all the atman being a spark of Shiva our essence being Shiva, easily accessible but unfortunately not always...
  18. Re: On the unity of ontology(being), epistemology(consciousness) and soteriology(blis

    A Christian can gain a complete knowledge of Judaism and not be a Jew. I said that but I am sure if it is really suitable because I believe all religions can lead to the absolute so let me try...
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    Re: What is Dharma? Seven Steps to Dharma.

    Although my knowledge is little I understand dharma to be a state of being and not something you do. I can do things to follow my dharma or restore it but I can not dharma something or do dharma.
    ...
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    Re: Free Will in advaita

    I have also wrestled with this issue. Isn't our purpose to realize God? Accepting this how can we not have free will, without free will what would our purpose be, to simply act out a drama? I have...
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    Re: Bhagavad Gita: Varna system misunderstanding

    My "Huh?" was a reaction the the statement quoted below. Please accept my apology for not being clear.

    "in Kali Yug, all birth are Sudra Varna or lower than that"
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    Re: Daily ritual for Lord Shiva

    My daily ritual is very simple.
    First I set aside an area in my house with picture images of Lord Siva, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya.

    I light several sticks of incense and place them in a...
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    Re: Daily ritual for Lord Shiva

    An excellent source is "minimela.com".
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    Re: Daily ritual for Lord Shiva

    You can obtain the beads and many other items at "Minimela.com"
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    Re: Bhagavad Gita: Varna system misunderstanding

    "in Kali Yug, all birth are Sudra Varna or lower than that"

    Huh?
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    Re: Bhagavad Gita: Varna system misunderstanding

    Namaste

    Surely karma plays a role in the circumstance of birth, but isn't the purpose two fold one being to return some balance to the individual and to present circumstance for an environment of...
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    Wundermonk

    "Let me ask you for a favour. You say that you are a member of other Muslim forums. Could you please start a thread on such forums asking your fellow Muslims what their opinions are on...
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    How Do Saivites Regard Other Faiths?

    Religious beliefs are manifold and different. Saivites, understanding the strength ofthis diversity, wholeheartedly respect and encourage all who believe in...
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    Re: Post Religious Themed Art

    Salams sister

    Perhaps you could add some identifiers.

    Peace
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    Namaste charitra

    I believe every word you said but fail to see the relationship to text books in Pakistan. Can you help me out by explaining the relationship.

    I have not read a translation of...
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    Namaste

    I think I understand where you are coming from although I have not had your experience with Islam.. Because of that I am not one to offer advice and perhaps I am not qualified to offer...
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    My every attempy to correct the two above posts results in failure. I click to edit the post but am not allowed to save my changes, nor can I delete them.
    I make corrections in my word processor but...
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    Oh nohere we go again is right. This woman is being treated by some as I am on theweb site she has cited. As I have said before I have been called names that Iwon’t repeat besides a pagan and idol...
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    [quote=Spiritualseeker;74851]Namaste all,

    Oh no here we go again, another Muslim claimingthey don't trust hadith. occif you do not trust hadith then stop doing yourfive daily prayers. The methods...
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    Wundermonk

    I haven't been here in a while. I answered the sister's call for help. I appreciate your "softening".

    As I said she very well may believe her religion has exclusivity of the...
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    Re: Okay to bully based on religion...?

    It is cruel how some parents raise their children with the same poisonous attitude they were.
    I hope you got her into another school.

    Peace
    Satyaban
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    Re: Pak textbooks foster hatred of Hindus

    Namaste
    Shouldn't we treat Cakee with more love than we are at Muslim sites. Shouldn't we be gentle and loving to a guest as in our home.

    I expect she does believe her religion is the truth. I...
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    Re: Bhagavad Gita: Varna system misunderstanding

    Don't get so worked up.:)
    I have no problem with varnadharma but do you agree with me that the system has been perverted. Also do you agree that karma presents challenges to be overcome for the...
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    Re: I think I get it, or am I wrong?

    I don't think there is "good" and "bad" karma it just is. Cause and effect maintaining balance. The concept of good and bad is maya and determined by relativity in this ever changing temporal world....
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    Re: Could Hinduism be Westernised?

    Satsangs in America are great but the chanting is not in English and it should not be. What is it with a suit and tie anyway? Why is it that newsreaders, weatherman, sports announcers and everyone...
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    Re: Jesus and Advaita

    I am very wary of the underhanded methods and fraudulent claims many Christian organizations use to gather converts. However those are Christians not Christianity.

    Sri Ramakrishna, Paramhansa...
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    Re: Bhagavad Gita: Varna system misunderstanding

    Namaste

    Perhaps wondering a little off topic but what went wrong? The varna system became the cast system because those in the upper echelons of society decided that their positions were...
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    Re: General question on the Gita

    I believe you are correct. The story says Arjuna asked Krishna to show himself in all his glory.

    Peace
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    Re: Bhagavad-Gita: 8:06 - On being reborn

    Sunyata ji

    I think, considering my one or two buckets of knowledge, that there are other options.

    One being the person who dies with Lord Shiva's name on his lips is liberated. Granted...
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    Re: General question on the Gita

    Namaste

    I have read the Gita two maybe three times but I do not recall "Vishwarupa". I have a translation by Eknath Easwaran, do you think that makes a difference, I think he may be a Shaivite? I...
  46. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Namaste

    By popular demand I guess I should more thoroughly introduce myself. I hope I don't bore anyone to much.

    I am a second generation German-American, I was born into a Christian family...
  47. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Thank you very much:)

    Peace
    Satyaban
  48. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    dhruva023

    Really? Do you live in Baltimore now?

    Peace
    Satyaban
  49. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Star ji

    Thank you:)

    Eastern Mind:

    Thank you very much for your interest, I have been suffering from a severe cold and the best I can do are these courtesy responses.

    Peace
    Satyaban
  50. Thread: ...fun quotes

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    Re: ...fun quotes

    Namaste

    The dentist asked the patient "Would you like something for pain?" To which the patient answered "No, No thank you I am married."


    Peace
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