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  1. Beginner's Online Learning Material for Vedic Astrology

    Namaste All:

    Hari Om


    I am keen to learn Vedic Astrology. Can you please recommend some online content for beginner study.


    Om Namah Shivay
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    Re: Engagement & Calmness

    Namaste IcyCosmic

    Hari Om



    Human beings go through almost all tasks with thoughts of either anticipated gain or some baggage of past thoughts. If one is somehow able to free oneself from...
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    Re: Swadharma

    Namaste Viraja

    Hari Om




    IMHO, All actions of ours that give us pure joy feeling irrespective of what others have to say about it can fall in this category. Such actions we do because we...
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    Re: What can I do?

    Namaste Believer-ji

    Hari Om



    Thank you for your wise counsel. I completely agree. All jobs become 'dream jobs' by the way ("how") we do. I am part of Information Technology area, in which I...
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    Re: Swadharma

    Namaste Viraja-ji

    Hari Om




    IMHO Swadharma is the inherent purpose for which HE has created you. For example if you are inherently a loving & kind person, you will radiate love & kindness...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    Namaste Viraja

    Hari Om



    Human beings are rationale animals - thus they know what may lead to (bodily)happiness/comfort and which action may result in (bodily)discomfort/pain. Humans thus act...
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    Re: Married for 3rd or 6th time?

    Namaste deafAncient

    Hari Om



    I agree with EM-ji.


    I have read that people whom you interact in your life, happen to come in your life due to their association in our past life -...
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    Re: Boredom

    Namaste deafAncient

    Hari Om




    I have been through boredom and its debilitating effect on our mental vigor. IMHO, the panacea for boredom is to find your passion, or a sense of purpose....
  9. Re: Remembering GOD during course of day. Being in HIS awareness during course of day

    Namaste Smaranam-ji

    Hari Om

    Thank you so much for your beautiful response. It conveyed message of remembering HIM "through work" quite well.




    Om Namah Shivay
  10. Re: Remembering GOD during course of day. Being in HIS awareness during course of day

    Namaste EM-ji

    Hari Om



    I appreciate your point. Thank you. Incidentally, I chanced to locate another post in HDF (http://hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?8620-Remembering) which...
  11. Remembering GOD during course of day. Being in HIS awareness during course of day

    Namaste

    Hari Om

    There are several techniques available in public domain for a sadhak to practice. For a householder, these essentially translate to practising them in mornings, when most of...
  12. Re: Being in The Present: Absentmindedness, Forgetfulness...

    Namaste FJ

    Hari Om



    One more point that I missed out sharing earlier , especially since you seem to be a sincere sadhak on self-improvement road.. Every morning (before world around you...
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    Re: Srimad Bhagvatam and on Tattvas

    Namaste Sriram

    Hari Om

    I agree with your below thoughts.



    Infact, IMHO a devotee with a family to support can be best described by BG:9.27 verse:
  14. Re: 'Prapanna'-Surrendering Oneself to the Divine Mother

    Namaste Ram11

    Hari Om



    I pray to GOD every morning that 'i' be a witness/drashta to everything that may unfold in my life and that I remember HIS name & HIS awareness always throughout the...
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    Re: Your definition of Brahma

    Namaste All

    Hari Om




    To me, HE is the invisible, infinite, all powerful energy whose various manifestations can be experienced by our (limited) senses but who is beyond our (intellectual)...
  16. Re: Being in The Present: Absentmindedness, Forgetfulness...

    Hari Om


    Namaste FJ

    A few suggestions for your consideration:
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    Re: Sankalpa - your experience

    Namaste ShivaFan

    Hari Om





    IMHO, Sankalp is a sincere prayer for HIM for bettering our role in the scheme of things. Let me explain - I can "see" that I have some qualities that are...
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    Re: Anger and Puja

    Namaste Mystical Soul

    Hari Om





    IMHO "Puja" in simple words is a sincere & loving prayer to a Higher Power ('HIM'). As long this prayer is sincere and is soaked in love (devotion), I feel...
  19. Re: Bhakti Yoga - For 'baseline development'

    Namaste All


    Hari Om


    Sharing a few thoughts for your kind consideration:

    1. Many saints recommend devotional Nama Japa as the way forward for this Kali - Yuga. Personally, accepting this...
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    Mahashivtri 2015

    Namaste

    In 2015, Mahashivratri is on Tue 17 Feb. I understand Nishith Kaal is from 12:28 IST to 1:18 IST


    Is this time for Nishith Kaal (12:28 to 1:18) referring to 00:28 AM IST - 01:18 AM...
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    Re: Thought watching

    Namaste All

    I am typing this response just to share my humble observations on the below mentioned approach





    I have been sincerely 'trying' (If Ramana Maharshi were to ask who is...
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    Re: The ~spiritual~ side ?

    Namaste Yajvan-ji




    IMHO, Life fulfills those human desires that propel the jiva in the direction of gradual spiritual growth. Thus unfulfillment of certain desires is as per HIS desire...
  23. BG, Chp 17 - "Austerity"; "Sacrifice"; "Penance"; "Charity"

    Namaste

    Hari Om


    In Bhagavad Geeta (Chapter 17) concepts of "Austerity"; "Sacrifice"; "Penance"; "Charity" are put forth. I don't seem to have fully understood them, especially the difference...
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    Re: Prayer

    Namaste

    Hari Om



    IMHO, best prayer is deeply listening to HIM. However IMHO, this just 'happens' over a period of time by HIS Grace. Till then we simply converse with HIM in whichever way we...
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    sustaining HIS awareness

    Namaste

    Hari Om

    How does one "sustain" HIS awareness throughout material day? Please share your experiences and guide.

    Om Namah Shivay
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    Gratitude to GOD

    Namaste All

    Hari Om

    As I grow more & more older, I get more & more convinced that wherever I am, whatever I am is due to HIS grace. For example, I have tried so hard to achieve some...
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    Re: beginning of spiritual journey!

    Namaste Jayant



    IMHO, a daily systematic study of Bhagavad Geeta while pursuing your wordly duties would help. After you feel, you know a particular teaching of Bhagavad Geeta, try to apply...
  28. Re: New Year Resolutions for a Householder Sadhak

    Namaste Avyaydya-ji



    How do you manage to sustain this awareness? IMHO, given the distractions of everyday life it is very tough to put this into practice in all our thoughts, words & deeds....
  29. Re: New Year Resolutions for a Householder Sadhak

    Namaste Yajvan-ji

    Thank you.





    Digressing from the main topic (of this thread), can you please recommend a beginners book/site in jyotish.
  30. New Year Resolutions for a Householder Sadhak

    Namaste

    Since we are in the final lap of 2013, I was wondering what spiritual resolutions should I (or any other householder sadhak) take up? These resolutions should be in-sync with the times...
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    Re: niradh ~surrender~

    Namaste Yajvan-ji

    As usual thank you for your thought provoking post.




    As I understood, IMHO, all that a sincere sadhak can aim for is pray to HIM so that search for silence is activated....
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    Sticky: Re: Sadhana

    Namaste C.Smith







    I find balancing timetable driven sadhana (for e.g. 'starting at 4 AM') difficult to practice as my work / family life tends to be unpredictable at times. I am very...
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    Re: niradh ~surrender~

    Namaste

    Thank you for this nice post. Just to get my understanding validated, as any other worthwhile thing in life, 'niradh / surrender' cannot be experienced without GOD's grace as (as IMHO)...
  34. Challenges in 'Letting Go - Accepting GOD's WILL

    Namaste

    While I intellectually accept 'surrender' / 'accepting HIS will' / transcending desire as approach in daily life, practicing this becomes very difficult especially when one has put in lot...
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    Re: When Do I Start My Day?

    Namaste

    Sorry for (below) digression:I have a few doubts -

    1. In my view fast is primarily a means to gain control (and ultimately mastery) over your senses. If this understanding be correct,...
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    Re: Measuring growth ...

    Namaste EM, I appreciate your point about not being anxious for "how far we have gone" when we know for sure "I know for sure that I am on the right path". But then, how do I know that I am on the...
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    Re: Measuring growth ...

    Respected Yajvan-ji: Adding to above list - "Being deeply grateful to God for whatever has happened - irrespective of whether it is beneficial (profitable) to one in this material plane or not".
  38. Re: Merging with Shiva Bhakti Question

    [quote=Eastern Mind;91583]Vannakkam Squidgirl: In the trilogy you are studying, this is the third, and by far the most advanced. The second, Living With Siva , all the keys to closing the doors are...
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    Re: Free Will in advaita

    Free Will exists to the extend of giving individual soul freedom to choose different options for life's mundane activity. In my view, however, major life events (that would have an impact on the...
  40. Re: Am I doing the wrong way in praying?

    Namaste Purana

    I have personally gone through long periods of stress. When I started my career, the insipid job profile (as compared with my peer rivals) would trigger a "what if I lost out to...
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    Re: What do YOU think?

    Namaste EM

    To me, someone who practices teachings of scriptures day in day out - especially when not watched by others (or society at large) is the need of the times that we live in. Even a few...
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    Re: Why do Hindus behave so badly?

    Namaste DR

    I have lived in India, all of my 38 yrs - lived in North, West & South India. I agree completely with Devotee - you get to see what you desire to see. Your external world is just a...
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    Re: Lord Shiva and incense.

    Namaste Rudy

    I personally don't burn any incense (I used to some years back - stopped). I personally don't follow any religious procedures. The only thing I do is pray to God sincerely. To my...
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    Re: The 'H' word.

    Namaste EM

    I had read some years back that immediately after WWII, Japanese firms were very reluctant to use tag 'Made in Japan' on their products. The reason was quite simple to grasp - Japan in...
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    Re: How does Karma work.

    My understanding of Karma (or destiny) is that it is HIS WILL, that every body-mind-intellect organism gets stamped with at the time of conception. Thus everyone's major events (events that would...
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    Re: Chanting mantra throughout the day

    From my experience: I usually start the day with a resolve to chant mantra throughout. Of course the depth of involvement varies - if you are walking then you are much more involved then when you are...
  47. How to forget some painful deep rooted memories?

    I have a close relative, who is deeply pained by her childhood events. She is currently 70 yrs but yet unable to forget the discriminative treatment meted out to her as compared to her siblings. The...
  48. Re: Is there such a thing as almost pure evil?

    As per Hindu philosophy, whatever there is , is Pure Consciousness (Brahman). Thus whatever we see around, whether Mother Theresa or the incident that you have mentioned are all manifestations of the...
  49. Re: What do you need to enter the unmanifest?

    If you think deeply, you will realize that all human beings seek joy from life. And joy cannot be derived from things that you can see-feel-touch-smell-taste as these are all transient (transient :...
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    Re: What does pure faith feel like?

    In my understanding, pure faith is feeling that GOD will take care of me (Atma) and irrespective of whatever happening to this body-mind-intellect organism (which again is as per HIS plan), it is...
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