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  1. I think that one of the reasons why some are fiercely pro-artificial growth harmones in the milk is because of what it does to young people; make them enter puberty at young ages like 10, 9, and 8. These demonically minded people are trying to get children of one-digit ages to feel like they are ready for sex life. It is very odd to see girls in grade 3 with large chests, just like seeing 10 year old boys with mustaches. At the same time the secular school systems are teaching very young students how to have sexual intercourse.
  2. Another good way to have more energy, vitality, and at the same time to control the sexual sense is to direct the reproductive energy up to the solar plexus. Sitting straight or standing, focus on the energy itself and while inhaling deeply, bring the energy up to the solar plexus and then exhale while feeling it in the solar plexus. Keep on doing this until you no longer feel it anywhere below the solar plexus. I learned how to do this from The Yogi Science of Breath.
  3. ROFL!! This is the situation at my home!
  4. This thread is making me cry. I am serious.. there are tears in my eyes from reading this. The way some people behave is not making Krishna Consciousness look attractive. Everything about Krishna is sweet and we should not make Him seem like He specifically is the god of people with a mindset similiar to Muslims and Christians who also believe that everyone but them will go to Hell. According to Bhagavad Gita, there is the path of the Devotee and there is the path of the Impersonalist. Both of them will bring the person to his or her goal, but it is the path of Devotion that is recommended because it is easier, safer, direct, and sweet. In the past days I have been chanting the holy names and they do not make me feel like I should tell everyone else that they are wrong and hellbound. We all have so many chances and lifetimes to return to God. Presenting Bhakti in a much more sweeter and positive light is the way to possibly win someone, atleast one person, over to what they are destined to take up. And we shouldn't be so mean when discussing theology and philosophy, it just isn't right and one's audience or readers will quickly be turned off and they'll remember it the next time that they hear about Vaisnavism. Devotion is sweet and the Devotee should be the same way.
  5. Bija Thank you for the material. Bhaktajan I am not sure what exactly you are saying but I am quickly moving away from impersonalism. Reading and chanting is making me into more of a believer.
  6. Gaudiya Vaisnavas and ofcourse Vaisnavas in general, I am one of those people who tries to refute the "my god is supreme" argument by pointing to the Vedic verse 1:164:46 of the Rigveda sometimes, and as you all know by experience with many non-Vaisnavas, that is the verse which says that there is One Truth (ekam sat) which the sages or Brahmins in many ways explain, and it mentions the names of different gods. To some people this verse is saying that no one "face of God" is supreme and so therefore Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, and so on are all equally the same and that a person can attain the ultimate goal by being devoted to any god. I think that what Rigveda 1:164:46 is really telling us is that there is indeed one truth which is understood by the sages in many ways, but it never says "and so therefore anyone can attain the ultimate goal by worshiping any god heard of." According to the Bhagavad Gita, when a person worships any god (Indra, Agni, Ganesha, Shiva, etc), then they are indeed worshiping the Supreme Lord himself, but they do not know who he is himself (Krishna). The passage in the Bhagavad Gita which reveals this, from my point of view, is in harmony with what is written in Rigveda 1:164:46 but it reveals something very very important. Based on these passages, I can conclude now that if you worship Krishna (the Supreme Lord, or the ekam sat) then at the same time you are worshiping all other gods (or rather, demigods). So that's why when a person receives food because of the demigods, then by offering the food to Krishna, the service is also rendered to the demigods who provided you with food. A question of mine: are the demigods simply aspects of Krishna and/or expansions? I need some explanation on this from someone who knows. By the way, I have been chanting Mahamantra for the past few days (always with pancha-tattva first), and reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is. My edition is the abridged 1968,1972 version where most of the translations and purports are the original writing of Srila Prabhupada. With my trusty pen, I have made notes near the changed parts. Your association is greatly desired! Email me so that I can be in online association with you. My email addy is the same as my username here but the service provider is dot com. Thanks.
  7. Hate, as they say, is a very strong word and it truly is. Anyone who actually "hates" Lord Shiva, Indra, Rudra, Parvati, Mahavidyas, Ganesha, and so on is certainly not an adherent of Sanatana Dharma and therefore cannot be a Vaisnava, Saiva, Sakta, Smarta... especially the first three (eh, why not the last?). I have some some of the three orthodox Vedas, not the original Samskritam, but translated to English. According to the Vedic writings (which to me simply means Rig, Yajur, and Sama Vedas as well as the Upanishads), Indra is the omnipresent supreme being and so is Agni and Vishnu. 1:164:46 of the Rigveda says ekam sat or "One Truth" or "One Reality" and then it goes on to say that the sages explain it to us in many ways; they call it Agni, Indra, Yama, and so on. I'm not a Vaisnava but Lord Vishnu and his Avataras are always grabbing my attention and adoration. I believe Shiva, Vishnu, Kali, Ganesha, Agni, Indra, Rama, and all of these 'deities' are the same Being. And I don't care what anyone thinks of me about that. As far as your age, I think you confused my previous post with yourself. I was pointing out that I think user Bhaktajan is in his 50s or 60s and that he must have a good sense of humor. No disrespect intended toward you (or anyone else).
  8. :rofl: Bhaktajan, I really really enjoy reading your posts because they make me smile, laugh, cry a little, and overall they brighten up my day and improve my mental, physical, and spiritual health. I can tell that in real life you are a man in his 50s or 60s who is real laid back, has a wonderful sense of humor, and never finds a problem with much of anything. May Lord Kåñëa guide us all. To balachandranv, Can you say that you honestly feel like this is what Lord Shiva wants for you to do? Or is it just to be known by others? Think on it and be honest.
  9. Having a Guru come to me is my desire so that I can be given a mantra from someone with the siddhi. If you ever hear or read a mantra in a dream that you have, then you should take up japa of that mantra. This is called the Dream-Mantra, I think. In a couple of dreams I heard Namah Sivaya but it was pronounced wrongly... so I don't know what to think about that. The mantra that you have been chanting, Aum Namah Sivaya, is the central mantra of the Rig, Yajur, and Sama Vedas. At first I wasn't sure about this until I confirmed it for myself. Another mantra near it in the Vedic text, which I feel like typing up for some unknown reason, is Namas Taraya, which means "Homage to the Deliverer." You can also pray to Hindu saints who have disappeared from this world for a mantra or nama to chant or meditate upon. Some people claim to pray to Shri Anandamayi Ma and that she really does listen and make her presence known. These people, saints, gurus, and the spiritual giants, even though they have disappeared from this world, they are still living and they can be present in many places simultaneously.
  10. Years ago I encountered a new Texan who was actually convinced that when he came to Texas then he'd be riding a horse everywhere. When he got here, well, it was not what he expected at all. Instead of horses, we just put a saddle ontop of a car and giddy-up on like that. Hahah. It's good to hear that you are returning to Texas next summer (not too much longer indeed). Over here we can shout from the rooftops that we think Kali is the most wonderful. I'd say, look for all of the info that you can online about Kali. If you want to know even more, then try to get into contact with someone who actually knows her. Trying to find people who are devoted to her or any Mahavidya can be difficult.. especially someone who has experience and is learned. As for being a devotee and wanting to build the relationship, you should acknowledge that she already is your mother and that you are her special daughter. Get her attention. Keep saying her name. Say "Mommy! please pick me up!" Tell her that you want her attention. Eventually your Mother should stop what she's doing and turn to your needs. Do what a devotee does; before eating your food and beverage, offer it to her so that the food/beverage is sanctified. But please avoid doing this with meat or anything of an animal. There is only one True Reality or Being and this is mentioned in the Rigveda in its first mandala. The sages explain it to us in many ways. Because of this, we know the True Reality as Ganesha, Vishnu, Kali, and so on. You can worship Kali alone as the Truth. Don't let anyone tell you something different like "no!! you should only worship ***" or "hey!! you have to worship *** too!" No problemo about replying.
  11. Sage Namaste (I greet the Self within you) Sorry to hear that you are currently in Saudi.. it can be difficult and dangerous for you to try to learn about Kali and Hindu spirituality and even try to practice it over there (I assume you already know this). My greatest advice for you is to be careful and whatever you do you should never hint to anyone that you have the slightest interest in Kali or Hindu spirituality. If you have studied all four books of ahadith then you should know why. I am also a Texan (born in Dallas and still reside here). What part are you from.. partner? Update: we got rid of cars and everyone rides a horse now. Here is what I know about Kali Mata: Her long ebon black hair represents her unseen omnipresence. She does not wear clothing other than the garland of heads and the skirt of arms because she represents Brahman as it is.. without forms thought of by the finite human mind. The severed arms as a skirt, from my interpretation, represents our attachment to this temporary world; Kali will remove your attachment. The severed heads according to the Devi Mahatmya are the heads of demons that Kali has slain. The severed head that she holds onto was indeed a very bad guy, but many (if not all) of Kali's devotees see their own face on that head; the head represents your own ahamkara (false ego that keeps you in the cycle of rebirth). Her tongue with the blood on it is there because of when she had to devour the horrible demon whose blood creates new demons. Kali will get rid of whatever it is that keeps you here. Kali is not for the weak or for those who are attached to this temporary finite world that they will never ever completely enjoy no matter what they think. She will do things for you that you will not like one bit just so that you can be closer to her and develop more and more in the path to Liberation. Kali is for the brave. And remember, she is very very loving, to her you are very dear, and she is your only mother.. who will in the end hold you and keep you safe in her loving arms forever. If goddess spirituality appeals to you most, then look for online translations of the Devi Mahatmya and the Devi Bhagavatam. Tell me what kind of spiritual practice you are interested in.
  12. To claim that the idea of preaching is rooted in hatred is a sign that you have not considered the different points of view on preaching. Some people preach or share their religion with others just because it's a required duty. Others preach because they absolutely love their god and wish that others could experience the same joy. Then there are those who believe their religion is the truth and they want to preach because of their compassion for the blind or those who do not know their religion. And of course, there are those who preach because they want to make a living from it or because they really do think that their way is morally and spiritually superior to all others. I have come to think that even though some religions and sects are into preaching, one of them just might happen to actually have the truth. Salafi Muslims can preach all they want to and anyone who converts will only enter into a religion that is demanding and puts limits on everything. Eventually that convert will be reborn into another body so that they have another chance to experience god-realization. Christians can preach all they want to as well and anyone who converts has only entered a religion with the "wait until you die to experience God" mentality. Buddhists can preach all they want to like the Christian or Muslim and anyone who converts has only entered into an atheistic religion which may help their soul, that really does exist by the way, take millions of years or aeons to free itself. Gaudiya Vaishnavas can preach all they want to and then someone who converts has entered a religion with very simple practices (like eating and chanting) and they are able to directly experience God... 'cuz he's a particular person, ya know.
  13. I came to the conclusion that we should just leave Sar be. If s/he believes all of this to be true, then that's alright; we all have beliefs that someone else disagrees with and finds not to be rational. Hopefully Sar will be careful if s/he really is going sailing in the ocean.
  14. Sambhya Namaste I recall Sivananda's commentary on the Brahma Sutras including the statement that the reason to read/study the Upanishads is so that their impression strengthens your conviction and that it gradually becomes reality for yourself. This goes for anyone who studies anything, be it Upanishads, Vaisnava texts, Agamas, Bible, Qur'an, and so on. The more we read our texts, the more true everything is for us.
  15. I don't find a deny-God-for-money joke to be humorous. Sorry.
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