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    Re: nine ways to follow Ekadasi

    I have no idea what the nine ways to do it, but for me, Ekadashi is simply no grains or beans. So one can still maintain a simple eating schedule, and do more bhajana of Sri Vishnu/Krishna.

    I know...
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    Re: "You are a mleccha!" X(

    Hah, I guess I'm just naive. XD I had him for a little bit because I assumed that he was from ISKCON... he seemed to have some connections, and he also added me from GALVA (Gay And Lesbian Vaishnava...
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    Re: "You are a mleccha!" X(

    This young man is my age, and we're both Canadian by birth. He is in an Indian body, and I am in a Filipino body.

    I will not unblock him. The last thing I need is negative comments when I'm trying...
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    Re: Women and tilaka

    Beautiful! Vah, vah! I think that tripundra wearer is beautiful!

    We need more women to wear such sectarian tilaka... there is nothing more beautiful than seeing such on the female sex!
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    Re: Vaishnava-Sahajiya

    Well, to most orthodox Vaishnavas, yes, LOL.

    I was just talking to a guy who masturbated in front of his Deity (murti)... if there's anything offensive, it's that kind of mentality that this...
  6. Thread: Ego Trouble

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    Re: Ego Trouble

    Even Arjuna says that this ego and mind is so difficult to control. Honestly, the first thing is to recognise that we do have ego.

    However, I have always seen that this is something difficult to...
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    "You are a mleccha!" X(

    :mad:

    On Facebook, some Indian dude started telling me that I can't be Hindu because I wasn't born in India, beside the Sindhu river, and I look Asian.

    Then we began arguing some... I asked him...
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    Re: Post vegetarian dish pics here!!

    Karma-free pancakes!

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cWj1ohY55Y0/TFxy7E8KQrI/AAAAAAAABMw/u6U-5U6ZpHI/s1600/whole-wheat-blueberry-pancakes.jpg
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    Re: Post vegetarian dish pics here!!

    Yes, but on a smaller scale. ISKCON has their 'Food For Life' program which feeds vegan prasada to different cities, for a small fee for university and college students, or for free amongst the...
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    Re: Women and tilaka

    Thank you for the two links. I could not access the first, but I skimmed through the second.

    Swaminarayanis have to say this about women and urdhva-pundra:

    "In the Shikshapatri (Swaminarayani...
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    Re: Women and tilaka

    Thank you for that, Indraneela. It came to my attention and wonderment that since the Virashaivas do have their women wearing tripundra, what's stopping the rest of Shaiva Dharma? And I ask the same...
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    Re: Post vegetarian dish pics here!!

    Indraneela, I used to make vegetarian pancit canton very often for devotees before, LOL. I just loved how simple it is to make it. XD And I don't think I've ever had puto maya before... it must be a...
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    Re: Women and tilaka

    Hah, when I saw that woman with gigantic tripundra, it was awe-inspiring and lawl at the same time! XD

    But yes, otherwise such wearing of Vaishnava or Shaiva tilaka are adorned on dancers, since...
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    Re: Women and tilaka

    So then why is it that women have never been depicted with urdhva-pundra or tripundra, except in the case of Gaudiya Vaishnavas, Virashaivas, and classical dancing?
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    Re: Post vegetarian dish pics here!!

    How about a taste of Mexican horchata?

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ko9pjFnD7bU/Taptk7LcqVI/AAAAAAAAASA/sU27XpIAVAw/s320/horchata.jpg

    A malted sweet rice drink with cinnamon and other spices. So...
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    Re: Post vegetarian dish pics here!!

    There are alot of cheeses without rennet in the market.

    And there is also quark cheese, labneh, farmer's cheese, curd cheese, etc. that is also vegetarian, without the use of some hardening agent....
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    Re: Left hand and index finger

    Hah...

    I miss doughnuts though. Unfortunately I haven't seen any egg-free doughnuts around here, although it is by rumour among ISKCON devotees that a bakery exists here somewhere here...

    I...
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    Women and tilaka

    Now, this question I could not be satisfactorily answered with.

    It is well known that in the Gaudiya Vaishnava movement, both women and men wear the urdhva-paundra tilaka. However, I found that...
  19. Thread: Namaskaram

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    Re: Namaskaram

    Namaste... and welcome!
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    Re: Post vegetarian dish pics here!!

    Empanadas with beans and cheese!

    http://www.ciudadesplanetarias.com/portal/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Empanadas-Vegetarianas1.jpg
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    Post vegetarian dish pics here!!

    As a Vaishnava, I try to only eat food that is offerable to the Lord; that is, food that is sattvic, without meat, fish or eggs, and as much as possible, without onions or garlic.

    Post your...
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    Re: Prasadam: the cure for meat-eating!

    Chocolate milk prasadam sounds lovely. :D

    I think that being conscious of what we eat and the idea of eating the sanctified food of the Lord makes vegetarianism a whole lot easier. Especially with...
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    Re: Left hand and index finger

    Hehehe... as a person born into a Filipino body, eating with one's hands comes naturally to me. So at least there wasn't too much of a cultural learning as I know some others. I just haven't done it...
  24. Thread: Namaste !!!

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    Re: Namaste !!!

    Namaste, and Haribol to you, Leo! :)
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    Re: Vishnu-The sustainer?

    Thank you, Mohanty, for the clarification.

    For me as a Westerner coming to the Vaishnava tradition, calling anything a 'myth' or 'mythology' strongly implies that it is folklore, legend, not real;...
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    Re: Vishnu-The sustainer?

    Thanks, Eastern Mind, for the heads up! ^__^;
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    Re: Vishnu-The sustainer?

    I really like this point of view!

    I just really don't like the word 'mythology' especially when Sriman Narayana is the Lord of lords, and the God of gods. :p

    But it just goes to show you that...
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    Re: Left hand and index finger

    Thank you so much for your replies... I guess it makes a little more sense, especially when I was told because the left hand is my poo-poo hand, and the index finger should never be used in both...
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    Re: Vishnu-The sustainer?

    Vishnu, Krishna, or any of His incarnations can be prayed to and they will provide protection for you.

    After all, Lord Narayana is the God of all living beings, of all demons, demigods, and...
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    Re: Letting go of one's former religion...

    My former ISKCON fanatical boyfriend and being surrounded by nothing but Vaishnava culture helped reinforce the concept of karma. Christian theology is very vague in this; sometimes it is the will of...
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    Re: Letting go of one's former religion...

    Thank you for the relational story. I think it will take years for me to fully get it out of my system, and I only pray for the blessings of my Srila Gurudeva to make me a better Vaishnava in my next...
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    Re: Letting go of one's former religion...

    Thank you so much for the beautiful singer and bhajan. :)

    I do like listening to the Hare Krishna Mahamantra: http://www.vaisnava.com/audio/BhudevPrabhu-Mahamantra_I_HQ.mp3

    There was a story...
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    Re: Letting go of one's former religion...

    I've been a lacto-vegetarian for three years and counting (onions and garlic only eaten outside the home; otherwise, all food is offered), and also avoided alcohol, drugs, caffeine, and offered my...
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    Re: Shastra quotes!

    "Maharaja Ambarisha always engaged his mind in meditating upon the lotus feet of Krishna, his words in describing the glories of the Lord, his hands in cleansing the Lord's temple, and his ears in...
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    Letting go of one's former religion...

    If there is something that both Satguru Shivaya Subramuniyaswami and Srila Sridhar Maharaj have in common, it is that both require absolute letting go of our former religions or religious...
  36. Re: Facebook Group helps alleviate Christian Dogmatism while sharing faith

    But see, Srila Prabhupada was criticising Muslims and Christians... he never once did criticise Muhammad or Christ at all.

    Since this thread relates to Jesus, I will refer to what has been written...
  37. Re: Facebook Group helps alleviate Christian Dogmatism while sharing faith

    I know that in SCS Math, it is a little stricter. The idea is that Christianity, being that it has only vatsalya rasa, can not bring the full-fledged theism of the Krishna conception of God.

    "Who...
  38. Re: Facebook Group helps alleviate Christian Dogmatism while sharing faith

    It's not just ISKCON, but many Hindu groups and associations love to use extra-Vedic prophets and messengers and make them one of God's shaktyavesha avataras. In terms of ISKCON and Gaudiya...
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    Re: Shaiva Puranas Tamasic?

    HAH! Over my dead body!!

    And my reincarnated ones too! XD

    Vaishnava Dharma will always be my Dharma, in this life in the next, and no one can take that away from me! :p
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    Re: Shaiva Puranas Tamasic?

    I am not sure about ISKCON, because I believe in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, and I am from SCS Math (Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math), not from ISKCON. I follow the teachings propagated by our parama-guru,...
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    Left hand and index finger

    The one thing I have a big disdain about Vaishnava Dharma, and Hinduism in general, is this idea of auspiciousness or inauspiciousness based on certain practices; orthopraxy seems to be considered...
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    Prasadam: the cure for meat-eating!

    I'm being a little tongue-in-cheek here, lol. However, as a Vaishnava, since we are only to eat prasadam, or food offered to Lord Vishnu, we are given leave to eat as much of it as we can. Not in the...
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    Re: Little question on meat eatting

    Yeah... it would be preferable, if one was a strict vegetarian, to cook with one's own utensils that have not been contaminated by meat, fish or eggs... otherwise, there is a certain ickiness factor...
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    Re: Shastra quotes!

    "Thereafter, Prishadhra gained relief from all responsibilities, became peaceful in mind, and established control over all his senses. Being unaffected by material conditions, being pleased with...
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    http://www.lotusimprints.com/new/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/resize-of-caitanya-mahaprabhu.jpg

    I am a Gaudiya Vaishnava... Without Mahaprabhu, without Lord Gauranga, that Golden Lord, there is...
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    "For the maintenance of their bodies and the satisfaction of their tongues, cruel persons cook poor animals and birds alive. Such persons are condemned even by man-eaters. In their next lives they...
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    "Suta Gosvami said: Maharaja Parikshit, thus being petitioned by the personality of Kali, gave him permission to reside in places where gambling, drinking, prostitution and animal slaughter were...
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    Re: Mental distances

    Some humans themselves have a karmic tendency to enjoy the flesh of animals, and if their body was made to, that is their unfortunate karma. Not to judge, but everyone is given according to their...
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    Re: Throwing water after Aarti

    During an arati, after all the elements are offered to the Lord through His Deity form, all the elements are passed through the congregation (generally the rule is elder to younger men, then elder to...
  50. Thread: Namaskara!

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    Re: Namaskara!

    I love your little advertisements on your signature... :rolleyes:
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