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    Re: I Don't Want Another Life

    I have a completely unshakable sense of knowing it to be the case. I don't believe it is what happens, i feel like i know, for sure, as a result of the "enlightenment" experience.

    The eternal...
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    It is pretty much impossible to describe but i'll give it a go anyway.

    It's a combination of two things: an isolated experience, and the subsequent rationalization of that experience.


    First,...
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    I don't wish you have an argument with you, but you cannot tell me what i have and have not experienced.
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    What I have experienced has no further depth; it is limitless and whole.

    The world and worldly pleasures are the whole point; in blissful oneness there is nothing to do, no-one to talk to,...
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    TBD? I'm not familiar with this acronym. You're right about the banana metaphor; no amount of description can ever reveal to someone the state which i describe as bliss; they have to taste it...
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    this thread is over for now. I worked out my own answer. The question might return though.
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    Thank you. It's my explanation for the purpose / meaning of life, a logical conclusion i reached after experiencing bliss and returning to this state.
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    you assume incorrectly my friend. Our missed connection here is due to me coming to Hinduism after the fact, as it explains my experience and understanding better than any other spirituality /...
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    The returning home, moksha, wholeness, is bliss itself.
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    Thanks, i'll keep that firmly in mind.
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    Me :o
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    Re: Defining future incarnations

    Trust, if you escape the cycle, you'll just wanna go straight back in. Bliss is boring. Liberation = done. Bothered about crafting incarnations now.

    So do you know of any way of producing these...
  13. Re: Does Dvaita lead to the same goal as Christianity?

    Is it not ultimately the same goal as every religion, with slightly varying parameters concerning 'heaven'?

    Some might argue that the chief goal is to reach an understanding of the process and...
  14. Thread: Locus of Avidya

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    Re: Locus of Avidya

    I'd subscribe to a view most like [2], whereby all that which is contained in jiva is necessarily contained in Brahman. Rather than considering avidya as an entity, it is more like a device; it's...
  15. Re: Four men and two women sentenced to death for dancing at Pakistan wedding

    Pretty horrible stuff.

    i've said it before and i'll say it again:


    KAAAAAAALIIIII YUUUUUUUUGAAAAAAAAAA
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    Defining future incarnations

    Is anyone familiar with anything (including scripture or just personal philosophy) which suggests the possibility of actively defining precise features of one's future incarnations?

    Say I would...
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    Re: The Future of Hinduism

    I'm tempted to ask 'does it matter?' but i guess you're asking out of a pure curiosity.

    If the cosmology is anything to go by, Hinduism as well as all virtue will collapse into absurdity and...
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    Re: How to obey 'Dharma', while being a lawyer?

    When someone says something like "you already know the answer in your heart" what they mean is that the definition of you as a character in this divine play already holds your stage directions.
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  19. Thread: Question

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    Re: Question

    O.k. great, i'll make a few comments about each of your answers and then give a general summary of what meditation is to me; take it with a pinch of salt, since my views might be considered a little...
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    Re: I Don't Want Another Life

    Just remember that some 'reach' Moksha without any knowledge at all, and come to Hinduism after the fact.

    I came to this thread because the title caught my eye; are you familiar with the eternal...
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    Re: Eternal Recurrence

    My understanding of jiva is that it refers to a life. I use the term life as a name, like "chess" or "football". It's the name of the game, nothing more. I'm not referring to living as such; living...
  22. Thread: Question

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    Re: Question

    If you could explicitly answer the three questions i gave you it would clarify it much more, since from this post I can only make inferences about your answers.
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    Re: Know Faith as One: Self Happiness

    the argument presented here is most similar to Aristotle's argument for Eudaimonia as the ultimate good.


    For Aristotle, there must be one chief good toward which all other goods aim. He...
  24. Thread: Your daily joy

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    Re: Your daily joy

    A Lovely thread idea McKitty! And congratulations on your joy.


    My life's in a very strange place at the minute, so my daily joy for today is probably a little weak and less easy to celebrate,...
  25. Thread: Question

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    Re: Question

    First i think it needs some clarification as to what your goals / purposes are for your meditative practice. The other posts in this thread are useful, but we can be more useful if we know a few...
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    Re: Scripture concerning divine conversation

    I'm not sure that's the same as what i'm getting at; in the Gita, it's explicit that Arjuna is speaking to Krishna.

    What i'm getting at is in regular conversation between two human beings...
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    What's left to say is that Hinduism can be seen as neither scientific nor spiritual. Its metaphysics create a superposition under which both science and spirituality are subsumed.

    Science is akin...
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    The precept of natural sciences is that all phenomena in the universe can be explained in terms of physical principles.

    Thus, if this is correct, consciousness can be shown to be a product of...
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    Re: Why is hinduism not credited?

    That consciousness is the fundamental substance of physical reality.
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    Re: Chota Haridas in the Chaitanya Caritamrita

    To put it crudely, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu sounds like a bit of an unpleasant character; almost like a cult leader.

    Suicide as the only atonement for this? Suicide as anything other than...
  31. Thread: Mistakes

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    Re: Mistakes

    I'm not certain but i think Yajvan is suggesting that all three play necessary roles, none of them have a dominance. In the same way that, while in a game of chess, the King has the dominant...
  32. Thread: White tiger

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    White tiger

    I wasn't sure where to post this.

    In Taoism, the white tiger has special significance - representing the west, autumn, metal, devotion passion and adventure.

    Does the white tiger have any...
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    Re: continuum of consciousness

    Ah, you're already familiar! Sorry for wasting your time. I'd agree, i think there are quite a lot of issues with the new age movement.
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    Re: Unconscious Younger Generation

    Possibly, or it could be considered them forming their own departure from the religion? The specific reason for not killing cows has been lost, hasn't it?
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    Re: continuum of consciousness

    Just a little factoid: These kinds of divine coincidence are also known as synchronicity experiences in the new age communities.
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    Re: Unconscious Younger Generation

    Taking the example of eating beef. I understand completely why you would take issue with someone eating beef to create the image of an "open-minded hindu". Would you take the same issue with a hindu...
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    Re: Unconscious Younger Generation

    I know very little about Malaysia, so i can only speculate here.

    It seems to be the case everywhere that younger people are less interested in religion in general in current times. They are keener...
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    Re: Unconscious Younger Generation

    May i ask which country you live in? It's pretty relevant.
  39. Thread: Mistakes

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    Re: Mistakes

    Well i guess the point is that nothing can be classified as just a mistake. It is that mistakes are twofold: on the one hand, an error toward a particular goal has occured. On the other hand, it is a...
  40. Thread: Mistakes

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    Re: Mistakes

    Another thought about this thread's topic:

    If i am walking across the street, and accidentally trip on the curb and break my foot, but in hospital i meet a nurse who ends up becoming the mother of...
  41. Thread: Mistakes

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    Re: Mistakes

    I'm not sure it's decay that bothers me, but reaction. The way the british culture reacts to moral issues is, well, reactionary! It feels as if people have no interest at all in digging beneath the...
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    Re: Eternal Recurrence

    I already understand Brahman as being neither a being or not-being; brahman is all that which is; it is not a distinct and separate entity. This is already my understanding.

    I disagree that there...
  43. Thread: Mistakes

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    Re: Mistakes

    I wonder if i would be better suited in a culture other than that of the U.K. and western capitalist drives: GET JOB, MAKE MONEY, DIE! doesn't really appeal that much to me.
  44. Thread: Mistakes

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    Re: Mistakes

    I've made the same mistake with every piece of work and every exam I've ever done. I'm lucky in that i often wing it, and i don't care much for grades.

    On the other hand, remember what i said...
  45. Thread: Mistakes

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    Re: Mistakes

    Nope, far worse: university degree 3rd-year FINALS!
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    Re: Mistakes

    :D thankyou, and you are welcome. I could talk about it all day (and i probably will, instead of studying).
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    Re: Reincarnation as non-human beings

    So it seems like we're in agreement then that fundamentally the human isn't better.

    I understand that the human is given this highest position by virtue of its intellect, ability to contemplate...
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    Re: Mistakes

    Have you ever read one of those "choose your own adventure" books? In those books there is no correct ending, nor correct route through the story. Life is the same.
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    Re: Mistakes

    You are a character in a divine play. You are also the actor. The difference between this play and a regular play is that the actor writes their own script. So in virtue of becoming this character in...
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    Re: Mistakes

    You essentially chose whether or not you study at this point in time before you were even born. You also chose, before you were born, to have this mental struggle over what appear to be conscious...
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