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  1. Yes, and by the time of his death he was an atheist. So, I still don't see why he would care. Based on his later statements, I would assume that he would consider himself chanting Hare Krishna to be an embarrassment and would have no problem having it removed from all of his old recordings.
  2. Why would I have to be an atheist to consider that we shouldn't be panicking about something that I'm sure John would care very little about? I just don't see why you guys see this as such an enormous tragedy. I'm pretty sure he was. http://www.counterpunch.org/lennon12082005.html 1971 interview by Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn: http://www.recmusicbeatles.com/publicbbs/jl_yo.playboy/lennon3.html Playboy Interview, 1980 He disliked religion and all religious activity, including the chanting of Krishna's name. He probably only included Hare Krishna in his later songs to mock ISKCON and it's followers.
  3. I don't see any problem with it being filtered. It's not like filtering it takes the devi out of it. It just takes some of the pollution out. That said, I really don't think you should drink unfiltered Ganga jaal. Sri Ganga has become so polluted that I'm not sure how your body would take to unfiltered since you're not used to drinking it.
  4. "God is a Concept by which we measure our pain I'll say it again God is a Concept by which we measure our pain I don't believe in magic I don't believe in I-ching I don't believe in Bible I don't believe in Tarot I don't believe in Hitler I don't believe in Jesus I don't believe in Kennedy I don't believe in Buddha I don't believe in Mantra I don't believe in Gita I don't believe in Yoga I don't believe in Kings I don't believe in Elvis I don't believe in Zimmerman I don't believe in Beatles I just believe in me...and that reality The dream is over What can I say? the Dream is Over Yesterday I was the Dreamweaver But now I'm reborn I was the Walrus But now I'm John and so dear friends you'll just have to carry on The Dream is over." I hardly think John Lennon is rolling around in his grave right now because someone got rid of 'Hare Krishna' in a few of his songs. I don't see why it's that big a deal to you guys.
  5. Mirabai also expressed herself in these ways. As did the gopis in Vraja. She recognized other religions as paths to the same God and tried to express that through her life. However, she was still Hindu and worshipped Krishna by chanting "Hari" constantly.
  6. What a strange statue. I much prefer the original in Kamakura. <!-- PHOTO CONTENT: DESCRIPTION, NOTES, COMMENTS -->
  7. Energy and the fact that it can be neither created nor destroyed is proven by science. Advaita revolves around this concept. Science hasn't proven that deity exists, which makes the worship of deities an unscientific matter. It is a spiritual matter, not a scientific one. That doesn't make it a bad thing. It's just more spiritual than scientific, in my opinion. It's spiritual. I wouldn't necessarily consider all paths of yoga scientific.
  8. Vishnu has Alavars, Mira Bai, and countless other devotees. Vaishnavas now make up about 70 or so percent of the Hindu population. Lord Shiva has Nayanars, Akka Mahadevi, and other devotees as well. Currently, Shaivism has about 30 percent of the Hindu population. I really don't think that the number of devotees should matter. If numbers really matter so much to you, then you should become a Christian, since they have the largest number of followers in the world. I pray to the five main devas (Shiva, Vishnu, Kartik, Surya, Ganesh) and Devi. I suppose I pray for them to grant me knowledge and inspiration to understand God better throughout my life. Are you seriously applying the Aryan Invasion --> THEORY <-- to the lilas of the devas and devis? And how do you know what race Ram was and what race Ravan was? Ram is said to have had dark skin. So, going by the theory that Aryas were fair and Dravidians were not, then that would make Ram a Dravidian. And, Mr. Shiva Bhakt, you should probably read the Shiva Purana. Ram is honored as a devotee of Shiva and Vishnu is said to be equal to Lord Shiva. I can recognize him? Well, thanks, I guess. But, just so you know, I'll recognize whoever the hell I want. I don't need your approval or recognition.
  9. This site might be helpful: http://www.bachpan.com/Hindu-Tula-Rashi-Names-Boys.aspx
  10. Atharva Veda- http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/IDJ817/ Yajur Veda- http://exoticindiaart.com/book/details/ISL111/ Sama Veda- http://exoticindiaart.com/book/details/ISL80/ All translations into English by an Indian woman - not an 'outsider'. Sorry I couldn't find Rig Veda translation, but I hope that helps some.
  11. Chandu- How do you know he pasted his information from Muslim sites? Do you have proof - such as the site link - or are you just spouting off without evidence?
  12. It was Mohini Murti, an incarnation of Vishnu as a woman, and Lord Shiva that gave birth to Ayappa. So, technically, it wasn't two men. And, no one said a brother and sister can't marry. You asked if there are any gods that married who were also brother and sister. I can't think of any other than Yama and Yami, who were the children of the sun god, Surya (the son of Aditi and Kashyapa, who married Saranya, the daughter of Tvastar). Vishnu has no parents. He married Lakshmi, daughter of the ocean of milk. Shiva has no parents. He married Parvati, daughter of Himalaya. Brahma came from Vishnu's navel. He married Gayatri, a sage's daughter. Ganesha is the son of Uma-Mahadeva, and he married Buddhi and Siddhi, who were the daugthers of Prajapati Kumara, another son of Uma-Mahadeva, never married. What more do you want?
  13. Bhaktajan, I'm sorry if I'm missing something, but what does anything you've just said/quoted have to do with the question at hand?
  14. What does Sati Devi dying for her husband have to do with Vaishyas and Shudras needing to kill themselves upon hearing an offense against one of Vishnu's worshipers? I get that you believe Shiva is a Vaishnava, and Sati Devi killed herself upon hearing him insulted, but I don't think Shiva or Vishnu want Vaishyas and Shudras to kill themselves when they happen to be in the vicinity of someone insulting a Vaishnava's choice of wardrobe or a goofy haircut.
  15. I feel so bad that you felt as if you'd made a mistake when I had! I'm so sorry sambya for upsetting you and making you go to all that trouble due to my idiotic mistake!
  16. Praise Satan. Praise Satan. Praise Satan. I guess I just performed Narasimha Japa, since all mantras and prayers are only to Narasimhadev. Do you see how ridiculous that sounds?
  17. You disagree with the Advaita position. Okay, fine. Whatever. That doesn't mean you have to attack it every chance you can fit it in.
  18. So sorry Sambya, I meant it at theist. Sorry for the mistake.
  19. Why did this have to turn into an attack on Advaita? Can't you just state the way you feel and believe without having to attack others' beliefs?
  20. What makes you think this is a mantra to Sri Narasimha Deva? Is "Aum Namah Shivaya" a mantra to him as well? And, Yajamahe means 'sacrifice'/'offer', not 'lord'.
  21. Does anyone remember when the Christian extremists massacred Hindus in Goa?
  22. Maybe they just think he's a fraud. I've met plenty of non-Muslims who think he was a fraud. I don't think it's because they're "cheating" because they 'know' that everything he says is "absolute truth" and inspired by God Himself. I think it's because they honestly feel and believe that he was fraudulent. India and the Ganges were both well known by the 16th century. Dante even mentions the Ganges in his Divine Comedy, written in the 13th century in Italy. "E l’onde in Gange da nona rïarse, Sì stava il sole; onde ’l giorno sen giva, Come l’angel di Dio lieto ci apparse." "And Ganges’ waves are scorched by noonday heat, So here the sun stood, for the day was fading As God’s enraptured angel appeared to us." --Purgatorio XXVII 4-6 Now, if you want to believe that Nostradamus is real because of his mention of the Ganges, fine by me, but you must also then believe that Dante was real based on the same evidence. Which means that nearly everyone on this forum is going to hell for not being Roman Catholic, including you. Yes, everyone knew that the Ganga was in India. It was common knowledge among the European Burgeoise, even in the 13th century.
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