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  1. I haven't logged onto this forum for a long time. I am not religious at all, but lately I've had this dream. See, recently (two years ago) I developed this illness. It's not life threatening but it's a major one and most possibly lifelong. I am taking meds and the symptoms have thankfully not returned since then and I'm in remission. But my doctor thinks the symptoms will return and we will have to treat them when they do. I am 26 years old and at an age where my parents want me to get married. I went against the idea for a long time because of my illness. I felt that no one would accept me with this illness and I don't want to burden anyone with it. But about two weeks ago I had this dream. My parents wanted to introduce me to someone. I went to see him, he happened to be very rich, and was dressed just like an Indian prince with all these jewels, etc. And he was very dark. But he had only one arm. I told him about my illness and he said it didn't bother him. I recognised him. He was Krishna. Then I went to see another guy, this time he was dressed ordinarily and was dark. But I recognised him again, He was Krishna. Then I heard the Hare Krishna mantra being played out and I don't know what happened after that. I don't know what to make of this dream. Should I pay attention to it? I recently said yes I do want to get married and have asked my parents to find someone for me, but I will definately tell him about my illness when the time is right. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out. But I guess everyone deserves a right to be happy. I just don't want to be alone for the rest of my life.
  2. Okay then. I can kind of see where you are coming from. I have actually struggled with the idea of creationism for a very long time, and now I'm probably even more confused . I am probably more of a pantheist though (nature is god, god is nature). It's okay, all part of the learning process. Who knows where my search will take me.
  3. I know you asked your question to Kulapavana but I found a verse. "I make no distinction between one religion and another. People may worship me in any form they wish. The form of worship does not matter to me; my only concern is the quality of love which is expressed in worship. I accept every kind of worship, because I am supreme." Gita 9.20-24
  4. When things are not explained to you they do not make sense. I was told there are gods but nothing else. I began to question and question and still got no answers. I started to question in my early teens. They believed Krishna, of course, but they did not answer my questions because none of them read the Gita or any other religious scripture. It was and has been anything goes in my family. So they believed in Krishna, Maa, Buddha, 24 Tirthankaras... etc. All this seemed all too confusing. What did I do then? I rejected it. I respect Buddhism (being nuetral on the subject of god) and Jainism (being atheistic) as a philosophy. They are NOT religions for me. In fact, my family do not even know that Jainism is an atheistic philosphy. Also, I am saying Krishna is making more and more sense to me. I am not saying I have become a believer completely. I am serious about this. But thank you for your advice. I do not think it is wrong to learn about him from other believers. In a sense I did ask you to "sell" him to me, but I never meant sell him to me like a commodity. I meant share what your experiences are with him, but I meant that in a respectful way. What are forums for? For learning after all. I have taken time out of beliefs. Plenty of time. Atheists do not live each day chanting "there is no god, there is no god". The thought does not come into your head every minute of the day. Therefore, it does not require belief to be an atheist. When you are born, do you have a belief system? A baby has no belief system at all. Information is fed into your brain. I did not have much knowledge of science or evolution when I became an atheist. I still suck at science. I guess it is a belief system to a believer though. I am only trying to learn. Please guys, do not try to make it difficult for me or try to discourage me. I have been doing a bit of research about Jesus and Krishna and I have found so many simularaties which has made me do some thinking. Doesn't mean I will become Hindu. Doesn't mean I'll become Christian. Doesn't mean I'll become Muslim. I also do NOT believe that religion is a belief system, it is a way of life to those who follow it and accept it. But whatever I accept (and if I do), its got to be a path that accepts all paths and discriminates none. This is what draws me to Krishna. Thank you.
  5. but I am not entirely Hindu because I come from a Jain family. My family pray to Hindu Gods but do not know much about Hinduism. They have not read the Gita. I have only just started to read the Gita. What is it that draws people to him? You know I was actually an atheist about a few weeks ago but now I feel odd and Krishna is making more and more sense to me. So what is it that attracts you to him?
  6. I come from a Jain family who all call themselves Hindus. They believe in Hindu Gods, but also worship Jain Tirthankaras. So are we officially Hindus or do we need to go through a conversion process? Does this require a surname change? Please help.
  7. What you do not understand is that we are not worshipping the idol. We are worshipping what the idol represents. Like you who faces Kaaba as "just a direction to pray", some Hindus need to face a deity as a direction to pray. Both need to focus on something. Anyway, if god is everywhere, why would you need to face a particular spot? This is what I do not understand.
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