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  1. Upon review of the other posts by Mantravid, they are all phonetic renderings of english grammar into devanagari letterings. Just a consideration for those who need to know.
  2. Annette, this is a phonetic translation and wont mean anything in sanskrit. It may be what you want, but I'd just want you to know for certain before you permanently put it on your body. As I said before, I cant render devanagari (Sanskrit) at the moment but, in Hindi, it would basically be, ghusa mein peeche pher ke nehi dekhna. Sanskrit would be very different though. The rendition by Mantravid says "don't lok bak in ungayr"...No offense, Mantravid... but as the saying goes, "Two sets of eyes are always better than one"
  3. Mantravid, my computer is currently being repaired, and the one I'm currently using does not have the ability to render devanagari fonts. I wanted to ask you to re-assess this translation. I think there is a missing "ka" sound at the beginning of the first name and a questionable matra at the end of the last name. Perhaps valleysgirl09 can provide a phonetic rendition of this name since Devanagari is a phonetic alphabet whereas english is not.
  4. Some sections feel that Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra are in the process of going back to be with the Vrajabasis and are leaving their royal life behind.
  5. Prasad, I truly appreciate the questions you have asked recently. They are valuable ones for all of us to consider.
  6. I am surprised at your sanskar to ask such questions. Your last question was inspiring and so is this. You are a very fortunate person. The Gita is filled with instruction regarding performing action and not being goaded by the possible results of our action. Krsna is persistent that one should come to this stage. Bhagavan Krishna posseses all fortune. One aspect of that fortune is tyaga. Tyaga can only truly come from the heart, where forced tyaga is not really tyaga at all. Detachment is a sign of true wealth, for the need to acquire wealth only indicates a deficiency in it. The self-satisfied who is detached from needs is the wealthiest. There is none who can posess self-satisfaction to a greater degree than Bhagavan Krishna. However, Krishna prescribes action, and performs action as well. He is Gopal, Giridhari...Yashodanandan. Action without attachment to the results of action is truth. It is commonly said, "Never judge a book by its cover". This is because it is not what is on the outside that we can know something for what it truly is, but on the inside. Krishna is atma-rama so how can He not be Brahmachari. After all, the role of being a Brahmachari is to be atma-rama. If one posesses wealth, what need is there to work? Work becomes play. Krishna already posesses detachment and self-satisfaction.
  7. Krsna has the power to do anything including talking to us. However, He is emphatic on the fact that he is knowable through the Vedas. My question is, how has your Salvia-Divinorum induced trance agreed or disagreed with the realizations of the Vedas.
  8. True prayaschit is found in changing one's ways and one's heart. One can chant mantras (which are good to do) but all mantras have a disclaimer that says one should not commit wrongful acts on the strengths of those mantras. Please read this link and you'll find prayaschit in undertaking this. Sri Gopala-sahasra-nama
  9. Sin no more. Develop your consciousness to a higher state of Love. Repentance is natural and proper, for it is the shame felt in repentance which can give one the motivation to change their ways. Often, physical, sexually-oriented activities are construed as acts of Love. However, as one dives deeper into the ocean of Love, one finds that this is only skin deep, lustful and a deficient way of expressing Love. Love knows no bounds, Lust goes as far as the skin. Your shame and repentance show that you have great love for your sister, and the best thing you can do is to Love her more. Become great in your heart, and humble in your actions. All the best to you and your sister.
  10. I almost feel the same way There is still so much more I can learn, realize, and do I have only offered what I feel is true in my heart. As you can see, there are others who feel otherwise, particularly in respect to free will. I understand that the jiva is elemental. It is what it is, in much the same way that gold is gold and iron is iron. Each has its own unique attributes and there is no malice in the creation of either one. If one could try to be the other, it would be out of character. Our suffering is much like this. Suffering is simply being out of character. Sin is action which brings us out of character. That is all.
  11. The avagraha : at the end of the words is generally used when the word is at the end of a stanza in Sanskrit. We rarely see the avagraha in Hindi or when the word is in the middle of a stanza in Sanskrit. It doesn't necessarily indicate a replacement of the आ matra though. It may also be a replacement for the अ matra.
  12. I'm no pundit, but I'm pretty sure you got the female version of Krsna different from the generally accepted way. As I've understood... कृष्ण is the son of Yashoda and कृष्णा is the daughter of Draupada.
  13. There is a beautiful prayer by Vidyapati which illustrates this sentiment:
  14. In as much as we want Him to take responsibility, He says He will. In Bhagavad Gita 9.22 He emphasizes this. The question is, do we truly want Him to take responsibility? Of course, God is the creator, and everything that exists is part of Him. This includes the Jiva. The elements you mentioned above are elements which are provided by Him so we can enact our endeavors as being separate from Him. If you quote from the Gita, don't neglect to include the references towards the permanence of the soul. Our sufferings are caused by the identification with material elements; such as earth, water, fire, air etc... and the sensual receptors which correspond with such elements. As the saying goes, "If you love someone, set them free. If they love you, they will return." This is our relationship with God... God has created the Jiva and endowed it with free will. Because of this endowment, He will not take away our free will. It is up to us, how we use this free will, and therefore it is not His responsibility...untill we offer our free will unto Him...
  15. Are you using a mac or pc? The bengali font should be visible because it is unicode. I think Amlesh has a point and it should be easy to remedy. (Maybe just by going to the help section of your computer and searching for font problems.) হরে কৃষ্ণ হরে কৃষ্ণ কৃষ্ণ কৃষ্ণ হরে হরে হরে রাম হরে রাম রাম রাম হরে হরে A suggestion is to go to baraha.com and download the application (free) which will probably give you updates to your south asian fonts automatically.
  16. With some slight adjustment to your question I think you can harmonize it nicely. Jivas (regardless of those in human bodies or otherwise) are a by-product of the pleasure of the Almighty, not necessarily created for His pleasure. The nature of the Jiva is similar to the Almighty, albiet to a smaller degree. There has often been used an analogy of a bonfire and a small spark of combustion. While it is only an analogy, incapable of giving the whole gist, it still serves as an idea for our constitution. As close as the small spark is to the bonfire, it has the same characteristics, ie. it produces warmth and effulgence, as though one with the fire, but when it is removed from the fire it lacks these features. Your question presupposes that the Almighty created us to sin and suffer for His amuzement. First, however, we should try to clarify what the nature of sin and suffering is. Our sin and suffering has its roots in the attempt to leave the influence of the fire and its radiance to try to set up our own individual radiance apart from the fire. In other words, to try to act as the Almighty and usurp His role for ours. The Bhagavad Gita suggests that we have the right, constitutionally, to perform action, however, the Almighty, is the producer of the results of action. Where suffering comes into play is when the result is not to our satisfaction and we become depressed, jealous, or envious at seeing other Jivas obtaining results of their action to their liking. When one sees the hand of God in the fruits of their undertaking, one has the choice to either be resentful or thankful for what they get. We are only responsible for our actions which remove us from the radiance and warmth of the Almighty. Our responsibility is to our self in this regard, in that we can only meet suffering at the end of these actions, in that they aren't related to the Almighty. They are an attempt at disassociation from the Almighty.
  17. When you say, "No conscious entity can be the basis of Brahman" are you including Bhagavan as a conscious entity? I would say that there can be only one conscious entity who can be the basis of Brahman, and that would be Bhagavan.
  18. Hear the mantra from the lips of a saintly person, and chant that mantra. That is the best
  19. Mata (Mother), Pita (Father), and Bhagini (Sister) माता, पिता, भगिनी
  20. The point behind Valmiki was, I believe, his incapacity to say Rama in his past life. Narada asked him to say Rama but since he couldn't he was coaxed to say Mara over and over again. Narada's requesting him to say Hari Nam along with Valmiki's endeavor enabled him to realize his ulimate goal. I think the point is that if one is trying to say the name of God, even if it is done improperly, there is still great benefit. At some point, it will be able to be done.
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