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    Re: Son Of Barren Woman

    Nothing ever ensues from parama-brahman. But we imagine otherwise.
  2. Thread: Brahma Sutra

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    Re: Brahma Sutra

    Swami Vireshwarananda of Ramakrishna mission has written a beautiful commentary on brahma sutras.
  3. Thread: Self Enquiry

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    Re: Self Enquiry

    Nisargadatta disagreed with Ramana on location of spiritual heart and said that it is located in the brahmarandhra.
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    Re: Gayatri some thoughts and ....

    Some body told me that Lopamudra, wife of Agastya, put gayatri mantra into the ear of Vishwamitra.
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    Re: Gayatri some thoughts and ....

    Some people say that for complete gayatri mantra, you should also chant :-
    PARO RAJASE SARVADAM.
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    Re: Sabarimala: Sri Ayyappa temple

    I visited it. One has to go via Pampa. Place is damn dirty.
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    Re: Son Of Barren Woman

    There was a school of thought in India known as Ajatavada. Its famous proponent was Gaudapadacharya. He wrote commentary on Mandukya upanishad. This school is also called Drishti-srishtivada.
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    Re: Anor aneeyaan mahato maheeyaan

    Separating milk from water. Is it not called VIVEKA ?
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    Re: Anor aneeyaan mahato maheeyaan

    Vicious mind has tendency to wallow in the mire of worldliness which includes all types of knowledge. When grossness of mind is shed, one starts seeing world as illusory & imaginary like froth & foam...
  10. Thread: Self Enquiry

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    Re: Self Enquiry

    I can say from my experience that ' Who Am I ? ' of Ramana is easier said than done.
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    Re: Anor aneeyaan mahato maheeyaan

    Chidākāśa is a mental concept. Shoonya or void as you call it is a state where mind is completely extinct. It is called manonaasha in sanskrit. It is the real Truth.
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    Re: Anor aneeyaan mahato maheeyaan

    Just as vacuum is seething with causal energies, Zeroness-Emptiness is seething with Being-Awareness-Consciousness-Bliss.
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    Re: Anor aneeyaan mahato maheeyaan

    Same upanishad says :-
    Na ayam atman pravachanen labhyo, na medhaya, na bahuna shruten
    Yameveisa vrinute ten labhyastasyeisa atman vivrinute tanoo swam.

    Self is beyond mind and It chooses man &...
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    Anor aneeyaan mahato maheeyaan

    Self has been described as ' anor aneeyaan mahato maheeyaan ' meaning minuter than the minutest and greater than the greatest in Kathopanishad. Self in fact is beyond all opposites and imaginations...
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    Son Of Barren Woman

    World is considered son of a barren woman as per Yoga Vasishtha & other texts. Barren woman is Para-Brahman.
  16. Re: guru kripA vilAsam (On the Greatness of the Guru)

    As far as I see, outer gurus are preliminary & secondary and the inner guru ( Satguru ) is primary and the ultimate. Outer gurus are a means to the end that is the inner guru.
  17. Thread: Hare Krishna

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    Re: Hare Krishna

    I admire learning of ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada. Welcome.
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    Re: I am trembling...

    By the way, upper caste hindus are of wheatish complexion and not whitish. And hindu god Krishna had a dark skin and not white ( krishna = black in sanskrit ).
  19. Thread: The Third Eye?

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    Re: The Third Eye?

    My experience :-

    (1) One is a loser if one tries to seek short-cuts and avoid making efforts, and wants to escape from paying genuine price for one's spiritual evolution. No pain, no gain.

    (2)...
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    Re: evolution & hinduism

    Hinduism is evolutionistic in the sense of its karma theory of sow & reap. Karma is mainly progressive but partly retrogressive too. Buddhism has philosophy of kaama which is continuous progression....
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    Re: End Of Kali Yuga

    Actually, period of 432000 years for Kali Yuga is to divided by 90 and then rounded. Now, 432000 divided by 90 = 4800 which when rounded becomes 5000. Thus, time-span for Kali Yuga is arrived at to...
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    Re: End Of Kali Yuga

    (1) It is widely believed that Kali Yuga began in 3102 B.C.

    In the “Brahma-Vaivarta Purana”, Lord Krishna tells Ganga Devi that a Golden Age will come after the end of the Kali Yuga - one of...
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    Re: End Of Kali Yuga

    There are many spiritualists such as Vijay kumar owning the website 'godrealized' who assert that Bhagawan Kalki will appear in the year 2012 to usher us all into satya yuga.
    Let me disambiguate....
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    End Of Kali Yuga

    Kali Yuga ends on December 21, year 2012. Then after some period known as sandhi yuga, Sat Yuga will start. During this sandhi yuga, some astronomical upheavals are expected. Take it with equanimity.
  25. Thread: sat & asat

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    Re: sat & asat

    Ekantaji,

    As per your interpretation, asat is higher than sat. Common understanding is that sat means Awareness-Consciousness and asat means illusory appearance that is this world / universe.
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    Re: Panchkosha - five layers of existence

    By the way, Sri Aurobindo of Pondicherry says that there exists a stage of supramental consciousness in between the Vijnanamaya kosha and the Anandamaya Kosha.
  27. Thread: My Question

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    My Question

    Will any body tell why old stalwarts of HDF such as Sarabhanga, Agnidev, TTA et cetera are not posting nowadays.
  28. Thread: duḥ + sthāna

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    Re: duḥ + sthāna

    (1) Sri Aurobindo in his ' Origins Of Aryan Speech ' says that all words starting with ' d ' mean offence / disturbance.
    (2) I am meeting a Bhrigu-Pandit nowadays to get all the negativities from my...
  29. Thread: Eternal India

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    Eternal India

    Writes Sri Aurobindo,

    " There are many who lamenting the bygone glories of this great and ancient nation speak as if rishis of the old, the inspired creators of thought and civilization, were...
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    Kirpal & Kripalu

    Sant Kirpal was a disciple of Sawan Singhji Maharaj of Sant Mat / Radha Swami faith. His work is being carried forward by Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission/Science of Spirituality whose head is Rajinder....
  31. Thread: Brahman Vakyas

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    Re: Brahman Vakyas

    (1) Tat Twam Asi translating to "Thou art that" originally occurs in the chhandogya upanishad of Sama veda in the dialogue between Uddalaka and his son Svetketu.
    (2) Ayam atman brahman : Inner...
  32. Thread: Brahman Vakyas

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    Brahman Vakyas

    There are following 5 brahman vakyas :-

    (1) Tat twam asi,
    (2) Ayam atman brahman,
    (3) Aham brahman asmi,
    (4) Pragnyanam brahman and
    (5) Sarwam Khalwidam brahman.

    Last brahman vakya which...
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    Re: Sanskrit Language

    A gurukula situated in sylvan settings is ideally conducive for understanding as also for practising intonations, inflexions and pronunciations of this timeless language of the soul. Artificial &...
  34. Thread: sat & asat

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    Re: sat & asat

    Naasadeeya suktam of Rigveda says that Sat & Asat both have originated from Gahanam Gabheeram which transcends Purush & Prakritti. It means that Para-Brahman or Unconditioned Absolute has polarized...
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    Reputation Of A Member

    I have still not understood how the reputation of any member is decided / arrived at / calculated. Of course, I have no grudge about my low reputation.
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    Re: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - I Am-ness

    Blocks to one's Self-realization are one's high caste & family back-ground, education, post, wealth & property, achievements & attainments et cetera. Maharaj had a very humble birth & background in...
  37. Thread: Personal Doubts

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    Paramahamsa Nithyananda - Master and Mission

    Paramahamsa Nithyananda is an enlightened master living amidst us today. With a worldwide movement for meditation and inner bliss, Nithyananda continues to offer solutions for things as trivial as...
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    Gays de-criminalized

    Homo-sexuality has been legalized in India. I am at loss to understand whether it will take India downhill or upwards.
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    Re: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - I Am-ness

    Maharaj often used to talk of 'love' but he used to offend visitors to him for the flimsiest of reasons.
    He talked of whole world as his family but was quite attached to his daughter.
    He sure was...
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    Brace Up To Meet Audarya

    Indiadivine forums of Swami Ramdev have come in a big way. Take care to see that they do not outdo HDF.
  41. Thread: Personal Doubts

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    Re: Wine & Non-vegetarian Foods During Vedic Times ?

    They say prakritti came out of purush through sphota and that sphota was preceded by spanda / sphurana.
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    Re: Sanskrit and Tamil -- Which one is older?

    Sanskrit is born of intuition & spirit. Tamil is born of intelligence & mind.
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    Re: Revisitng Turīya

    Turiya means chaturtha or fourth. State beyond the deep sleep is the zero or the first state and it always exists beyond the mental clutterings.
  44. Thread: Sat Shri Akal

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    Re: Sat Shri Akal

    Jai Nanak Devji ki !
    Guru Gobind Singhji ki jai !!
    Jo bole so nihaal,
    Sat Sri Akaal !
    Wahe Guru, wahe guru
    Sat naama sat naama
    Raam dasa raam dasa !
    Jai Guru Granth Sahib !
    Guru ko bhaje so...
  45. Thread: Personal Doubts

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    Re: Wine & Non-vegetarian Foods During Vedic Times ?

    (1) What is difference between spanda and sphurana ?
    (2) What is spanda yoga ?
    (3) Why Purusha which is kaivalya feels lonely so as to have the need for creating prakritti and then subsequently...
  46. Thread: Personal Doubts

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    Re: Wine & Non-vegetarian Foods During Vedic Times ?

    One Vijay Kumar Naidu from A.P. claims that he is Kalki Avatar. He says that he will make all people on the earth enlightened. He claims to have power of mass-awakening. He has a large following...
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    Re: Svetasvatara Upanishad

    (1) Nisargadatta was a jnani of ill-manners. But there have been jnanis including hindu deities who would kill. Yet they remained jnanis all the same.
    Above was in response to saidevo's query.
    (2)...
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    Re: Svetasvatara Upanishad

    (1) Nisargadatta lived in Mumbai in an area notorious for the flesh trade. His family members were of the same genre. He used to ask a person to get out & never visit him at the slightest...
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    Re: Svetasvatara Upanishad

    Mahatma Nischal Das was a jnani. He said out of his experience that every thing is only in imagination. Vasishtha said that every thing is mere sankalpa / thoughts. When last of the thoughts ...
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    Re: Svetasvatara Upanishad

    (1) Yoga Vasishtha says that conscience of an enlightened person should not trouble him even if he kills people in thousands. It says that world is like the son of a barren woman.
    (2) Mandukya...
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