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    changing the world?

    Namaste! I was reading along some Yoga/Sikh pages, and a comment or post (don't recall at the moment) suggested that one could ease the suffering of others through chanting (and/or kirtan), and...
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    Re: Is Bliss Real?

    Namaste Mrita

    From what I know. Brahman is Sat (Absolute Consciousness), Chit (Absolute Wisdom), and Andanda (Absolute Bliss). I've experienced Ananda before, or I might have. Maybe the Ananda of...
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    Mount Kailash Tour

    Namste!!

    So recently, I've been thinking of going on my first pilgrimage. Where to? To the abode of the Lord Shiva and his wife Mata Parvati! I've taken the time to start a fundraiser to help me...
  4. Thread: Remedies

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    Re: Remedies

    Namaste yajvan!

    Oh, so maybe I should start the Japa 1 1/2 hours before sunrise? And I can do evening Japa at sunset? That's what I understand about your reply. Thank you very much for your reply!...
  5. Thread: Remedies

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    Remedies

    Namaste

    I recently got a Janmukundali report by onlinejyotish.com, and the astrologer that drew my report gave me remedies for inauspicious planetary alignments. I was told that I should chant 10...
  6. Thread: Puja utensils

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    Puja utensils

    Namaste:

    I have a few questions on the utensils used in Puja. I know of course that puja is about the devotion used instead of the quality used. But I lack a couple utensils need for puja like the...
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    Vegan here. Dairy products in puja?

    Namaste!

    I've recently adopted a vegan diet. I was lactose-vegetarian for about a year and a half, but doubt the treatments of cows in dairy farms are dharmic (referring to ahisma). Anyways, I...
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    Kashmir Shaivism blends with Vira Shaivism

    Namste!

    It's been nearly a year and a half since I've been a follower of the Hindu faith, and a LOT has changed! I've gone from seeing the world and life as a Westerner (purely materialistic) to...
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    Re: Sri Krishna Janmashtami

    Namaste my friends.

    Thank you very much for your replies. I have an idea of what we can do. Ill start planning and start inviting people ASAP! Again, thank you!!

    Dhanyavadah.
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    Sri Krishna Janmashtami

    Namaste!

    I had a little question about the upcoming holiday. What day exactly is the midnight puja? I'm thinking it's the night of the ninth (first day of Krishna Janmashtami), but then I keep...
  11. Re: Meditation in general, tips, explinations, and MORE!!

    And that's a recent photo of myself, thought I might add. (;
  12. Meditation in general, tips, explinations, and MORE!!

    Namaste mama mitraah.

    Well, I think I got that intro right. I've been studying my Sanskrit. It's supposed to say 'Hello my friends'. :p

    Anyways. I ran across this AMAZING website! Generally,...
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    Re: Saraswati Mantras

    Namaste arjunah

    There are many mantras dedicated to Mata Sarasvati. One very simple mantra is Eim. It's a beej mantra (seed mantra). It contains Saraswati directly. Use this mantra with utmost...
  14. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Namaste!

    Welcome to the great Sanatana Dharma (Eternal Truth). You have so much to learn! I hope that the forum will be able to help you on your search to Brahman.

    Shanti mitra. (:
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    Re: Creating a Mandir

    Namaste

    @ShriBala: When I find a decent place to hold my shrine and begin to offer pujas, I think it would ab a good idea to keep the mutri with me. As it could be poured upon, or stolen, or any...
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    Re: Creating a Mandir

    I think I'll start with a shrine for now! (:

    And it would be dedicated to Shiva at first. Then I might extend it to Ganesha and Uma later on after I get some more support. (:
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    Creating a Mandir

    Namaste!

    In my lovely town of Spokane, Washington, there is absolutely no temple dedicated to the Sanatana Dharma! And the closest on is miles! Sooo, I had a super crazy idea. What if I was to...
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    Modern relationships and brahmacharya

    Namaste.

    I'm asking for your opinion on something quite personal. Sometimes I wish I had a Guru so I can ask him/her, but this is good enough for me. I won't worry about it. But I'm in a...
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    From an average human to a yogi

    Namaste mama mitraaha :)

    Been quite a while since I've posted on here! But today I would love to share with you a great choice I've made in this life. I've decided to become a yogi! :)

    I know...
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    Re: Sanskrit Puja Memorization

    For verses, what are you implying? Like invocations, the chanting of names, prayer for protection and all?
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    Sanskrit Puja Memorization

    Namasté!!

    I'm currently learning formal pujas in Sanskrit, and frankly it a little bit hard, memorizing everything. I was wondering if it was absolutely necessary to all pujas in Sanskrit. Not that...
  22. Things I learned this Vasant/Chaitra Navratri

    Namasté my friends

    These last nine days have been very, very long. I have observed my first fast (or tried my best to) for nine days, and I have learned so much on how I should control my diet, my...
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    Vasant Navratri Vrat

    Namasté

    I'm not too sure if this was the appropriate place for this subject, but here it goes...

    For Vasant/Chaitra Navratri, I've been fasting (Vrat in Sanskrit I believe), and I was wondering...
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    Re: Jai maa Durga-UTV Devotional TV Shows

    I don't understand Hindi, unfortunately, but I'm always willing to try to learn it!! :D And you're very welcome for the link, I very much enjoyed it (even though I didn't understand the words).
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    Meditation on Durga Yantra

    Namaste...

    Earlier today, I was meditating with the aid of the Durga Yantra. I was chanting 'Drugati Harni Durage Ambehe' and 'Om Sri Durgayei Namaha'.
    The strange ting that happened is that I...
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    Jai maa Durga-UTV Devotional TV Shows

    Namasté!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJaqPQMa83c

    The link above is one to a television serious dedicated to Maa Durga. I've watched some of it, and at some parts my heart just swells up in...
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    Re: Special Mantras

    Namaste

    By good weather I meant sun shinny and warm weather lol. I thought I'd pray to Indra, because he's the Got of Weather...or maybe not? Lol. But maybe a prayer and singing the Hanuman...
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    Special Mantras

    Namaste all!

    Sooo we've been having relatively crappy weather, and I was wondering if anyone knew any mantras that might influence the weather in a good way. I thought of looking up some Prayers...
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    The Hindu Culture

    Namaste!

    Well, tonight I've totally finished up that essay I told you guys a while ago. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to talk about all the things I wanted, only being allowed a few topics to write...
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    Buddhist Temples

    Namaste all!

    So I've been doing research on the dharma and I guess Buddha is considered a mahavatar of sri vishnu? Welp, since some consider him an avatar, I've decided to go to a Buddhist Temple...
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    Re: Kali and Blood

    Personally, I thought that the sacrifices that pleased Kali Mata was the demon inside. Maybe people in the Kali Yuga misunderstood this term? The blood of the demon within pleases her, that's my...
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    Kali and Blood

    Namaste friends,

    Sorry if this isn't the convenient place to post this conversation...
    But in my research on Kali I come across many links that say she strives on blood, preferred goat, but human...
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    Re: Best wishes to all.

    Welcome friend! You made a wise choice to join the HDF! Hope you find it as useful as I have! And I will keep in mind to pray that you may achieve the peace of mind you desire. :)
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    Writing for College Assignment and Hinduism

    Namaste friends!

    Well, in my Writing for College course I am taking, we were assigned a writing paper [full-length college paper 8-10 pages!!! :( ] and for my subject of concern, I chose Hinduism...
  35. Thread: You all and I

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    You all and I

    Namaste friends,

    I'd just like to give a round of applause and blessings to all on this forum and the creator. This forum has been a large source of Vedic information. I pray that my experience...
  36. Thread: Mehrgarh

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    Mehrgarh

    Namaste,

    Well, I don't know if it's bharata's history, but i think it's part of the ancient indus valley. I thought I'd share this information I had just found with you friends.
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    Re: Mantra Yoga - questions

    Namaste adevotee108

    In my mantra meditations, I do not restrict myself to one specific mantra, I like to chant mantras dedicated to many of the gods and goddesses. But if you wish to dedicate...
  38. Thread: Bhishma Parva

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    Re: Bhishma Parva

    Namaste bakkam

    Do you know the exact Part, Chapter and Verse? If you do you can you can go to the following website to find it in English, Hindi, Sanskrit and other languages.
    ...
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    Re: What do you think?

    Namaste,

    I thank you all for you comments and suggestions! Thank you Eastern Mind of that website, I just might buy Puja equipment and more from there! xD And BryonMorrigan I have been sked if I...
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    Re: What do you think?

    Thanks guys, your advice and encouragement means a lot to me. :) And one more thing, I've noticed that the turmeric stains the skin when it's applied and left in that spot for a time. Is there a...
  41. Thread: Greetings

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    Re: Greetings

    Welcome! Hope you find the HDF very useful during your journey inward!! :)
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    What do you think?

    Namaste friends,

    So this is my tilak. Personally, I think it looks odd, but it's probably because I just started wearing it...I plan on wearing it everyday to show others my devotion to Maa...
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    Turmeric powder and Shaktis

    Namaste friends

    So the I bought some turmeric powder from a local grocery store and I'm just curious about one thing...By being a devotee of both Devi and Shiva how do I turn the turmeric powder...
  44. Thread: Name Change

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    Name Change

    Namaste!!

    So, I really want to be a Hindu. I want to be accepted in Hindu communities, so I've chose my Sanatana Name: Naksatraraja Anandapriya. The kind of stars, the dear one who gives joy. :)...
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    Re: The clash of yogis

    Hold on a minute, I thought. Isn’t the Dalai Lama a Tibetan Buddhist? And isn’t yoga a Hindu practice? And haven’t Buddhists and Hindus been at war over land and gods for thousands of years?

    Is...
  46. Thread: Ajna Charkra

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    Re: Ajna Charkra

    Dhanyavadah!!

    You guys really helped me with this!! God bless all of you! :D

    Namaste!
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    Ajna Charkra

    Namaste!

    I have a major confusion of where the Ajna Charkra is located. Many sites on the internet say its just in the center of the eye brows, while when I first converted, I purchased 'Complete...
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    the making of tilaks

    Namaste,

    Lately, I've been doing some research how to make and put on a tilak (preferably a shaivite tilak). I've come across that one can use Holy Ash (burnt cow dung) and simply use chalk...
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    I thought the 'ya' always meant something along the lines of 'great one'

    i.e.
    Om namah shivaya-Om I bow to the great one shiva...

    Maybe I was wrong?
  50. Thread: It happened

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    It happened

    A while ago, I posted for prayers, because I was trying to find my biological family and meet them. Well, I did find them, and I'm about to move in with them. It's odd, because I chanted a certain...
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