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  1. 94 points

    hello - test

    hello - test:tongue:
  2. 70 points

    I am new here.

    Hello friends, I am new here. I want to learn about Hinduism. In my opinion, we don't give time for feeding ourself with dharma gyan because we are addicted to western culture. That's why I am here and it's a wonderful website.
  3. 23 points

    Thread deletion

    How can members delete threads that they have created?
  4. 21 points

    Life is meserable

    Im 47 years of old my life always have problem i have two kids ,im really scat after looking at my life,never end with so many problem.see astrology it make me more scary and its say you will face alot problem How i can solved this problem. For time being only way that im doing now is go to temple and pray tell all problem it will released my tension.
  5. 21 points
    Hi.. I need to share Triplicane Brahmotsavam 2013 Videos. Where and How to share the youtube videos... Kindly Help me...
  6. 21 points

    Good day everyone.

    Hello I am new member to this Forum with keen interest in Astrology. This msg is just to say 'Hello' to all. Kind regards VBN21
  7. 20 points
    The Editor


    Testing attachments.
  8. 20 points

    Hare Krishna Hare Rama

    Dear all Can anyone have mp3 JAPA of Hare Krishana Hare Rama (continuously). If yes please mail me the same at I will be highly thankful for the same. Hare Krishna CS Sandeep Sharma
  9. 19 points
    Hello Dear Friends, Im writing this letter to ask for some help about how to get an acupuncture license in Europe (it can be also North of Africa). My Teacher is Korean Buddhist monk and a doctor of acupuncture with licenses from Korea, China and Mongolia. Now he lives in Mongolia but wants to move to Europe or North of Africa. With some good help we have discovered that it is difficult to get a license in France bcs he needs to study French about 3 years and then he needs to study as a doctor there at the university and pass exams and it will take more than 6 years total or even more. We would really love to get some help about any information where it is easier to get an acupuncture license in Europe or North Africa. We understand that Europe includes many countries, that's why you can share any information about any country and we will combine all of this knowledge from you and choose the best one. Thank you very much! Stay in peace.
  10. 19 points
    swetha hare krishna

    Goddess sita's child

  11. 19 points

    About my sukhra dasha

    Dear Guruji, I have experienced financial loss and ill health during my ketu dasha which would be ending on 13th April, 2011. As per the guidelines given by some astrolgers the next dasha would be shukra dasha. I request you to kindly let me have some indications about my future and any precautions to be taken. I am giving my details as under. Date of Birth: 30.06.1955 Place of Birth: Janardhanapuram (Gudivada) Time of Birth : 4.30 PM Regards Kandala
  12. 18 points
    my father diagnosed with advanced Liver cancer is there any medicines avaialable in ayurveda.pls inform me.
  13. 17 points

    Nice to be back here!

    Namaskar all, It is nice to see the forum is back. It has been a vade-mecum of spirituality and Hinduism at large, at least for me, as I was so novice about these a few years ago. This forum has been a good platform to share views, discuss substantial things and meet people that had a lot of impact in my life. Still missing so much friends here... I still miss a close friend of mine here, Jndas Ji and so many more learned people...I wish to read more topics from you. Do keep in touch. Kshama
  14. 17 points
    Hi, I am new to this forum. I got registered in the site one day ago and since then whenever I try to post anything, it says it will not be visible until Administrator approves it. What is the procedure for getting approval of Administrator. Is it mandatory for every post or only for the first post? Please educate us on procedures and processes of this forum. Thanks & Regards, Krishna
  15. 16 points

    A little Intro & Test Message

    Namaste, ya'll... My given name is Reese though I now spell my name "Rij" of course pronounces much the same I have been away from my Sanatana Dharma for some twenty-five-plus-years, aba maiṁ vāpasa ā gayā hūṁ. As for quite the abbreviated "cliffnotes" version of a background: I started out as a harē kr̥ṣṇa in high school and, ironically, much much later after practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa-style yoga for eight-and-half years, had not made any sort of connection with my Hindu past until recently after my former partner and best friend died of renal cell carcinoma. It's wonderful to be here and to have rediscovered this beautiful and rich tradition!
  16. 16 points
    Hello Dear Friends, Im writing this letter to ask for some help about how to get an acupuncture license in Europe (it can be also North of Africa). My Teacher is Korean Buddhist monk and a doctor of acupuncture with licenses from Korea, China and Mongolia. Now he lives in Mongolia but wants to move to Europe or North of Africa. With some good help we have discovered that it is difficult to get a license in France bcs he needs to study French about 3 years and then he needs to study as a doctor there at the university and pass exams and it will take more than 6 years total or even more. We would really love to get some help about any information where it is easier to get an acupuncture license in Europe or North Africa. We understand that Europe includes many countries, that's why you can share any information about any country and we will combine all of this knowledge from you and choose the best one. Thank you very much! Stay in peace.
  17. 16 points

    Hello everyone

    Hello I am Jack a new member in this forum. I Join this forum to enhance the more knowledge. Regards,
  18. 16 points

    Jeevan Mukthi

    I just joined this forum yesterday day/ I have few questions about What happens after death? I have finished reading the Great Bhavat Gita about a month ago. It is quite interesting to read the Gita and felt like everyone should read it and try to understand the teachings of Lord Krishna. Since I know Sanskrit from my childhood, I was able to read both Tamil and Sanskrit versions. I am now coming to my question to learned audiences. One (like me) did not practice the Gayatri Mantra though it was taught to me in my childhood, which I felt at my old age, can I get the Nama Japam from a Guruji and practice it sincerely be able to attain my wishes? Since I missed this great opportunity, I am willing to have a rebirth as very sacred soul like Adi Sankara or St Thiagaraja Swamigal and live like a Sanyasi or Siddha Purusha and learn the Vedas, Upanishads, puranas and slogas etc so that I become deserved soul to reach the Lotus Feet of Lord Krishna. Is this a possible wish come true.I need to seek the blessings of learned Guruji. It may look funny to some, but it is my true wish. Thanks for all those who read this post and responses and guidances.
  19. 15 points


    Namaste! Greetings all Beloves Sisters and Brothers of the Hindu Dharma path, I would like to state on the very beginning that I am very happy to be here and therefore I feel with all of my heart that it is the wonderful place to maintain the discussions conncerning our path and that Guru is in everyone and I would like to tell that it is by the nature that all of us are spiritual perceptors and I am not afraid to state that I am such being but I am not an egocentric and I am only purely working with myself without telling anyone who he / she shall do to fulfill on the path as well as I will not participate in the paid Hindu courses whcih I've found on the internet and thought that they are free but they are not. I am not throwing around the advanced expert names for the Gods, Worship and other aspects of working and I work with all of the aspects of the Hindu Dharma even sikhsism without being one but just exploring all of them in balance and without dividing as a true Mystic and what is mysticism is everything that leads toward the inner and outer cleansing and this process goes on eternally and is not going to be finished after a couple of some achievements. I am here not to spam but to share with all of you the experiences and discuss over all aspects of our path and everyday existence, I would like to send my sincere words of Loyalty and Love to the Adepts of the Hindu Dharma path as I will continue my progress naturally and without having any so called temples as this is not my aims, I am not a follower neither but I am loving the Hindu Faith truly and faithfully without making other traditions of Hindu Dharma less important and I work with all of them in balance, thank you for spending time and reading the message I left here with the best wishes for all of you on the path of Hindu Dharma. Om Namah Shivaaya.
  20. 15 points

    benefits of char maghaz

    hello, i need detail information upon watermelon(tarbooj)seeds , kharbooja seeds , cucumber (khira) seeds and kakri seeds . for which purpose and which part of body they are benefifcial and for which dosha espacially pitta dosha, and do they also cleans blood???
  21. 15 points
    Ronni Pinsler

    Divine art/ street paintings.

    I have always been fascinated and intrigued by the drawings one finds on streets and pavements, even in homes . Some with graphic designs, geometric patterns, stars, flowers, triangles etc. They are done with chalk, paint, powder and whatever . They are commonly seen at high holidays like at Taipusam or Timithee. Is there a name for this "street art"? Are there particular designs used for particular reasons. Ive seen fresh flowers offered on top of the drawings. Is there a book I could read to learn more about this? Appreciate any information supplied .
  22. 14 points

    Aparajitha manatram

    Hi Can you guys help me to clear a doubt about Aparajitha manatram ? The mantram which starts with namo devayi mahadevayi is a Tantrik matra or not ? if so how to recite the matra ? is there any rituals to follow the same? Thnx
  23. 14 points

    Yellow Sapphire

    Hello Dear Experts, I am a new joinee to this forum. Actually, I did not know whom to approach and so am posting my doubts here. Recently, I wore a yellow sapphire of 4.3 Carats and found that whatever Loans I had proceeded for got sanctioned but then I also noticed that there is no improvement in business situation; infact I kind of made losses. Please can anyone of you suggest if this is a good sign and how much time it takes for showing results. Regards, Ary
  24. 14 points

    About my career

    Hi, I am new to this forum. I have one question to ask my date of birth is 15-01-1985 and timing is 08:50 AM at Latitude: 27° 34' 60 N, Longitude: 81° 35' 60 E My career is not going smooth. I have planned to give UPSC (IAS exams). Will I get success? if not then what profession shall i pick. currently I am an engineer. I am confused a lot. Please some one knowledgeable reply Thanks
  25. 13 points


    just putting my head through the door to say...hello/namaste.....often stumbled across this site and read different articles....so thought it was time to jump aboard. maddas
  26. 13 points

    105 yrs datta temple hyderabad

    hi all im new member of this forum im also devotee and recently visisted 105yrs old datta temple in asif nagar
  27. 11 points

    is kundli matching necessary???

    Hi all, Iam Saira & iam a member here. I just want to know whether kundli (jataka) matching is mandatory for a happy marriage?? iam half hindu half muslim girl who is abt to get married(no particular boy selected yet). iam more confused bcoz arent there people of other religion who dont practise this matching yet r happy?? plzz help me out. (P.S. : i dont intend to hurt feelings of anyone but i need a solution in my case)
  28. 11 points
    hi i am new one i am here because i have a problem about my marrige and life can any one help me plz rep:rolleyes2:
  29. 9 points

    About my life.

    I'm getting very much depressed these days. All my friends and colleagues are always when r u getting to be married. Actually my date of birth was 5-11-1987 at 04:23 AM. My parents are searching groom for me. Till now some 5 grooms saw me. Sometimes he rejected me and some times i cannot accept them. But now i want to get marry soon. Or else i have feeling to commit sucide. Because living lonely, always give me thought like this. i know to commit sucide is wrong thing. But i cant able to live in this world. Also get the feeling that i have done wrong in my college life that i have to accept the proposal that came to me. Now i want that boy to contact me. Also i wnat to know whether my marriage is arranged one or love? Please help me to get rid of this thing by giving some solutions. Actually i want to post this topic in jyothish forums. But that forums didnt allow me to post. Though i verified my account i am unable to post.
  30. 7 points

    Kerala Pillai's

    Hi can any one tell me what caste Kerala Pillai's belong to? I have heard they are not sudras like Tamil and Marathi Pillay's. Please help because I a brahmin want to marry a pillai and so my family would like to know their caste . Thanks - SK Namboodiri
  31. 3 points

    flag planting

    im from trinidad and when we do a pooja we tend to plant flags that is dedicated to different gods and godesses. but ive also observed that many people from india do not practice the planting of the flag. i was woindering if any one know of the origion of planting of the flags came from, why dont many hindus from india do not practice this? <!-- im from trinidad and when we do a pooja we tend to plant flags that is dedicated to different gods and godesses. but ive also observed that many people from india do not practice the planting of the flag. i was woindering if any one know of the origion of planting of the flags came from, why dont many hindus from india do not prctice this? --> <!-- / message --> <!-- controls -->
  32. 2 points

    Weight Loss/ Fat Loss

    Can someone recommend a tried and tested way for weight/fat loss.
  33. 2 points
    The Editor

    Simple Sadhna

    In the present age of Kali yuga mantra japa is the yuga dharma, or main process for self realization. It is simple, requires no background qualification, and can be done anywhere at any time. Sit down in a peaceful place and silently chant your mantra. In the beginning start for 10 minutes, and gradually increase. The mind will become fixed and peaceful usually after 30 minutes, and then the more fruitful sadhana will start. Other options for sadhana are puja (worshipping a deity of God), meditation (dhyanam), svadhyaya (self study of scriptures), etc.
  34. 2 points
    Dear Sir/Madam I'm a student of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi. I want to join this group for helping the people with whatever knowledge of astrology i've. Plz add me in this group. Regards N
  35. 2 points

    Which Carrier Option to Choose

    Dear All i am very much Confused about my carrier ...for Last 4 year my carrier is goin nowhere ,i am still on same position where i was 4 years ago ...This makes me feel very ashamed when i saw the person younger then me are doin very fine and now far ahead of me though we all started from begining...Plz guide me m i into wrong Profeesion ? Cureentely I am into Retail sector In Company Outlet ....I am Also Cosidering to change My Proffesion From Sellin to HR Field ....Is it Right Desicion .......? Some said that i Should Start my Own Business ..Is it Right ...? Plz Plz Plz Guide I am very very Confused Rajneesh 27-01-1981 01:30 AM New Delhi
  36. 2 points

    Srimad Bhagavatam Paribhasa-sutra

    Paribhasa-sutra "seed" or "theme" verse of every scripture revealing its topic (SB 1.3.24 - krsnas tu bhagavan svayam)
  37. 2 points

    VedAnta-sUtra 2nd adhyAya, 1st . (37)

    anusmRtez ca from remembrance also Memory & recollection both prove things r not momentary.
  38. 2 points

    VedAnta-sUtra 1.3.1-43

    "itara parAmarzAt sa iti cet, na, asambhavAt" other one, that is jIva; due to reference; he = jIva; thus if not; because of possibility 82) If it b objected: reference to other as jIva in dahara passage exists, ergo, it means jIva; vaisnavas say no: for it's impossible epithets applied to dahara should =ly apply to jIva too. Chh Up 8.7.3 yields 8 epithets such as free from sin, free from decay... Can these apply to jIva jAgo jIvAtma? Indradev heard from Prajapati of a self free from sin, old-age... So these 8 r applicable to jIva too? VedavyAs goes deeper...
  39. 2 points

    VedAnta-sUtra: 4th adhyAya

    dattvA vidyAuSadhaM bhaktAn, niravadyAn karoti yaH | dRk pathaM bhajatu zrImAn, zrI tyAtmA sa hariH svayam || He who gives vidyA tonic to His devotees, making them disease-free, may that Joyous One, Hari Himself, come within my vision's scope. adhyAya/section 4.pAda/part, root 1.sUtra/code 1 4.1.1 AvRttir asakRd upadezAt Repetition repeatedly instructions Practice sAdhana requires repetition because scripture itself repeats instructions. 482 4.1.2 lingAt Due to/from indication And there's indication showing repetition's necessity. 483 4.1.3 Atmeti tupagacchanti grAhayanti ca Supreme Self as but acknowledge apprehend and. But Masters contemplate Brahman & teach it so to their disciples. 484 4.1.4 na pratike na hi Not in symbols not because Brahman is not contemplated as Self in symbols like manas/mind for the symbol is not God. 485 4.1.5 brahma dRStir utkarSAt View of Brahman due to superiority God should be thought of as Brahman, for such meditation is most exalted. 486 4.1.6 AdityAdi matayaz cAnga upapatteH About Sun etc. ideas and in limbs that being proved reasonable Contemplation that Sun etc. (emanates from His Eyes) should be held with regard yo His Limbs due to its reasonableness. 487 4.1.7 AsInaH sambhavAt sitting due to, from possibility God should be meditated upon by devotee in sitting posture. 488 4.1.8 dhyAnAn ca due to concentrated meditation and And because meditation is possible in sitting posture only. 489 4.1.9 Acalatvan cApexa motionlessness indeed referring to And zruti refers to motionlessness as dhyAna condition. 490 4.1.10 smaranti ca They recall (mentioned in SmRti) also SmRtis also teach same (sitting posture meditation requisite) 491 4.1.11 yatraikAgratA tatrAvizeSAt where mind concentration unspecified Whenever mind's one-pointedness occurs, there let meditation be performed. 492
  40. 1 point

    Vivekananda's Speech

    Here are some excerpts from Vivekananda's Speech at the Parliament of religions, held at Chicago in 1893. I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: "As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee." The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita: "Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me." The seed is put in the ground, and earth and air and water are placed around it. Does the seed become the earth, or the air, or the water? No. It becomes a plant. It develops after the law of its own growth, assimilates the air, the earth, and the water, converts them into plant substance, and grows into a plant. Similar is the case with religion. The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth. Cheers
  41. 1 point

    Hair fall

    What is the solution provided in vedas for hairfall and hair care?
  42. 1 point


    i want to buy your tortoise i am very mych interested in it so please reply to me soon !
  43. 1 point

    Kali maa question

    The way you see Kali is the true way my friend! She is a wonderful loving forgiving mother to us all. This is the way she actually is, and she will go through any length to defeat her enemies that harm her devotees. Her derived ferocious look is only to deter Evil and the human ego. The heart of the true devotee will see with the heart and not the eyes, and know that Kali Ma is beautiful and kind to all her children. One thing I think you should understand, however, is that Kali Ma pervades everything! Krishna, in the Mahabharata, worships this mother. The trinity Bramha, Vishnu, and even Shiva worships and falls before the feet of this mother. Kali Ma is the mother of all mothers. She pervades everything: from the entire macrocosm to the cellular level, even every tiny particle. She is within everything, as everything is within her. So, all the other froms of Gods derive from Herself! This is found if you read the book Devi Bhagavatam (which I highly reccomend). You do not necessairly need to worship the male devtas but you should at least respect them and acknowledge that they are part of mother, just like you and I and any living being is part of mother. The gods derive their power, their shakti, and their position from this same mother. Jai Kali Ma! Dasha Mahavidya Mantra (invoking the 10 forms of Kali Amma): Om Jayanti Mangala Kali Bhadra Kali Kapalini Durga Shama Shiva Dhatree Swaha Swadha Namasote
  44. 1 point
    This is probably a big plot against your success by your bua and chachi, they are jealous of you or something. Your aura is being polluted by their ill intent and they have done some terrible black magic(whose mechanism i can only speculate would be to send some kind of spirit that gives weird dreams and sucks/ manipulate your physical "prana"(it is the essential read about it on google, which spirits feed on) due to which your experiences are so drastic and even physically influencing. There are many well known babas who are really good at their work who can help you. I myself have gone to this baba: Dr. Prakash Indian Tata although i had weird health problems, my problems were more related to astrology. It may not have made much sense for me to have gone to him but i think your case is very deserving of his service. He is NOT a tantrik , he is a man who has attained many siddhis by meditating from the age of 6 to 20 years of age. You can check his info on youtube.com(actually i saw his stuff on mano ya na mano on star utsav). His practices are also not tantrik, he only meditates on people auras and check if there is some trail or something evil attached to it and he can trace the energy of it( you can say he is psychic). Until you actually seek a real solution to this problem, i can only tell you keep away from your bua/chachi and recite narayan kavach and hanuman chalisa. Many a time such evil vengeance from some women( in your case, bua/chachi) and then, women performing black magic (which definitely involves some or the other aspect of Goddess Durga, as they only tend to make wrong use of such a powerful Goddess); can be a very difficult problem to actually resolve. "also in my dreams i see temples gods and real ones ...these places i have never visited in person but they do exist as i get to know later" this means that sometimes there are also solutions in your dreams. You definitely need to find out about these temples and visit them. There is a Kamakhya Temple which is the only worldwide-recognised tantric temple in guwahat in assam where many tantriks come to perform you know, rituals, quite recognised as they are, you may try giving it a thought. -> Dont accept anything that your bua/chachi give you to eat. -> Try to avoid directly looking into your bua/ chachi's eyes. That "negative will power" is transmitted by their eyes. -> Try reciting any hanuman mantras and visualise defeating their drishti. For example, since your fav god is shiva, try visualising shiva by your side and crushing all the negative energy that your bua is sending with his trishul. Or even reciting hanuman mantras at the time you interact with them could be very useful. -> try having "ganga jal" every morning after bath. -> wash tulsi leaves in ganga jal and hold it in your palm. Chant hanuman chalisa and any shiva mantra that you like and after that, INTEND that all your problems are solved, THEN eat it. Personally i feel that any religious practice that is concerned with durga needs great discipline, mental and personal hygiene and pure sattvic intentions. It is a difficult practice and since Durga ma is most pious even to evil spirits, these attach to her wherever there are prayers or hymns of any form of Durga devi. IT IS observed that people have weird experiences with the practice of durga ma especially because of this. IT IS better if you can worship Parvati devi instead of Durga for the reasons of which i have stated in this paragraph. And it is actually because of this reason that elders who have posted on this thread have told you to have a proper guidance from a guru to practice chandi paath; as your guru will make sure the "way to worship Durga" is clean and without influence of bad spirits. Hope you get well.
  45. 1 point


    Dear Vishwanathji, thanx for the info. but the web address you provided is not working. the link has expired. kindly reload the files. Rahul. l , MK Viswanath <astrologervishy_nair wrote: > > ASTROVISION A KP and Vedic Astro E-Journal Published in Internet Flat # 204B, Block # 1, Janapriya Township, Mallapur, Nacharam PO, > Hyderabad-500 076, India. > Phone: 91-40-2715 2868 --\ ----- > Editor Sub Editor > MK Viswanat Vishnu V. Nair Mob: 9440 346 285 E-Mail: astrologervishy_nair > --\ ---- > 19 March 2008 > Hello: > > We are pleased to announce the release of the 3rd issue of ASTROVISION, a KP and Vedic Astro E-Journal, which is published in the Internet. The file is in PDF format. > > Esteemed members are requested to download it free. > > www.astrouser.com (all the three issues could be downloaded) > > http://www.sendspace.com/file/v9xcre > > Since the file size is quite big, we are unable to upload it to any forum, as of now. > > Members are also requested to consider sending articles in KP / Vedic / Jaimini / Nadi / Western system or in any allied subjects like Palmistry, Numerology, Astronomy, Reikhi, Yoga, Meditation, Mantra & Tantra, Vedic or Lal Kitab remedies, Temples, Mythology, Pooja, or any ancient system, etc. > > Yours truly, > MK Viswanat Editor-ASTROVISION > > > > > Bring your gang together - do your thing. Start your group. > >
  46. 1 point

    whats the point

    There's no point at all, just like a dream has no purpose or meaning. It just is; that's all. But, because most people can't accept this, they invent gods and related fairy tales.
  47. 1 point

    Swaminarayana Hindu

    I will address each of your points one by one and offer reasoned answers: "Perhaps the memories of the murder of Manibhai (ex PA to Pramukh Narayanswarupdas) who fell out with BAPS are still fresh?" There's isn't a stinch of indication that BAPS has been involved with any violence, much less murder. A murder would have resulted in widespread press coverage, police presence, and Court indictments. Has there been any of these? BAPS Public Relations cannot 'pay off' the High Court. This sounds like unsubstantiated propaganda from anti-BAPS sentiments. "Maybe the young trainee saint abuse scandals at Sarangpur centre were well concealed by the millions BAPS spends on PR and media relations." You are probably referring to the scandals of the monks of the other Swaminarayana organizations. You hear about scandals from them all the time. Simply go to www.Google.com and click on 'News' and type in 'Swaminarayan'. You will find dozens of articles related to scandals that monks from the other Swaminarayan organizations are involved in. None of them are connected to BAPS. If they were, there would have been police action and press coverage. The BAPS temple in Sarangpur is a haven for spiritual advancement. If you have been there, you would agree. "Don't kid yourselves. BAPS has plenty of corrupt saints as is so obvious in Neasden Temple." Again, you're proposing claims without any substantiation. What is wrong with the monks at the Nesden temple? BAPS monks have NEVER been involved in scandals. Give some concrete examples from a reliable source, and then I will believe you. "If Pramukh Narayanswarupdas was such a mighty saint why does He insist on being worshipped everywhere?" Once again, claims without substantiation. Give me a quote, a recording, or ANYTHING that shows why you believe this. Pramukh Swamiji has NOT EVEN ONCE insisted on being worshipped. It is his disciples who honor him because he is our spiritual Guru who leads us from darkness and ignorance to light and knowledge. He has NEVER insisted on being worshipped. He also never insisted on sitting on thrones or luxurious items. Rather, it is the wish of his disciples to provide him with those things out of our love for him. Remember, Pramukh Swamiji has been the Guru of the Swaminarayan faith for well over 40 years. In the 1960s, there were no such amenities yet he continued his mission of spreading the Vaishnava philosophy and the message of Swaminarayan just as much as he is doing now at the age of 85. "Ekantik Sadhu would never EVER desire such things." This is the first time I agree with you. An Ekantik Sadhu would never desire such things. But have you ever seen DESIRE in the eyes of Pramukh Swami? Have you ever heard him demand certain things? A devotee once baked him sweets to eat when Pramukh Swami visited his house. However, he accidently put salt instead of sugar! How awful would a sweet item taste if it was made from salt instead of sugar?! But Pramukh Swami never said a word and lovingly accepted the food. Does this show that he demands high luxuries? It shows his detachment from materialistic pleasure. This was in the 1950s when food was scarce and the monks often had to beg for food (and fast when they received none). I appreciate your concern for finding a true Guru. One should always be careful before accepting someone as your Guru, and you are doing just that. However, it's very important that you properly investigate before you make claims that degrade a great sadhu and saint such as Pramukh Swami. Read his biographies, and you will see. JAY SRI NARAYANA.
  48. 1 point

    Swaminarayana Hindu

    I don't understand how the organisation BAPS is a 'break away' from what Svaminarayana originally set up. In his Vachanamritam, he continually stresses the importance of the Ekantik Sadhu and how a true guru is the gateway to moksa. The "original" Svaminarayana organisations have plunged into mediocrity. The "sadhus" do not follow the eight-fold path of celibacy and the Acharyas have been brought to court on several legal issues. The previous Acharya was dethroned and a new Acharya established. Sadhus are being accused of rape, incest, and embezzlements. Is this what Svaminarayana originally set up? On the other hand, Pramukh Swamiji is a spotless sadhu who has uplifted many societies around India and who has preached non-violence and built beautiful mandirs across the world. He has led thousands to quit cigarette-smoking and drinking alcohol, as well as gotten several other thousands to reconnect with the Hindu heritage and study the scriptures. How can you say that this is NOT what Svaminarayana intended? Look at what BAPS has accomplished -- magnificent mandirs around the world, a beautiful Akshardhama temple in New Delhi, social service work like natural disaster relief and free hot meals for the poor. He has upheld the Vaishnav and Visistadvaita philosophy. Please explain to me why BAPS is a "break-away" from what Svaminarayana taught. Disciples and sadhus of Pramukh Swamiji are very humble and peaceful people. They practice what Svaminarayana taught by studying the Vachanamritam and the Hindu scriptures. BAPS does not get in trouble with the law and have sadhus involved in scandals.
  49. 1 point

    Swaminarayana Hindu

    "Pramuks Swami is not the leader. The two acharyas of the Swaminarayan faith are the original leaders which lord Swaminarayan created." Dear fellow bhakta, I am not too familiar with the Swaminarayana sampradaya, so you might be right on this. I recently read a biography on Swami Sahajananda by Professor Raymond Williams, and in there he said that the Acharyas were established by Sahajananda for administrative purposes. The Acharyas were responsible for guiding the progress of the sampradaya and handling the treasury, as well as initiating sadhus into the eight-fold path for celibacy. In the Vachanamritam, however, Sahajananda talks only about the 'Ekantika Sadhu' who can lead one to moksa. The Acharyas should only be seen as the administrative heads, but never the spiritual heads. Pramukh Swamiji, as I understand it, is a true spiritual guru. One can easily see this when you take a look at the mandirs they are building, the quality of sadhus and disciples they have, and an international reputation. Unfortunately, the sadhus of the two Acharyas have plunged into controversy and trouble with the law. This, however, is never the case for the sadhus and disciples of Pramukh Swamiji. I think the world of Hinduism should be very excited at where Pramukh Swamiji is taking modern-day Hinduism.
  50. 1 point

    what's in a greeting?

    om amritesvaryai namah oh, and Namah Shivaya means "Salutations to Shiva, who resides within all as our True nature"...which amounts to the same thing as Namaste and Namaskaram... In Amma, ~sucetas mon~ om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu _______________ MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus

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