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  1. JAI SHRI RADHE What does the word sadhana mean? I dont remember coming across this 'sadhana' word in any of the scriptures. So where does this word come from? Ans.From hindi. Sadhana is not a sanskrit word it is a hindi word. There is no path such as sadhana path mentioned in the scriptures. It includes a variety of disciplines from Hindu and Buddhsit traditions that are followed in order to achieve various spiritual or ritual objectives. The historian N. Bhattacharyya provides a working definition of the benefits of sadhana as follows: "... religious sādhanā, which both prevents an excess of worldliness and moulds the mind and disposition (bhāva) into a form which develops the knowledge of dispassion and non-attachment. Sādhanā is a means whereby bondage becomes liberation. Kinds of Sadhana Sakaam Sadhana Sakaam (Devnagari = सकाम, Sa = yes / with, Kaam = desire) Sadhana is spiritual practice done for worldly pleasures. This is the lowest form of sadhana. There is no spiritual progress with sakaam sadhana. Examples of sakaam sadhana is praying for any worldly goals like getting money, job, marriage or any other aim which is temporary and will not last beyond death. In Ramayana it was mentioned that though Ravana and kumbhkarana were great devotees of Shiva and performed various tapas, they were performing sakaam sadhana as their main aim was to become powerful and rule the world. Nishkaam Sadhana Nishkaam (Devnagari= निश्काम, Ni = no / without, Kaam= desire) sadhana is spiritual practice done for higher aims. It is done to achieve the aim of enlightenmentor moksha . It is done for the spiritual upliftment of the individual so that he is taken out of the cycle of life and death (samsara). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadhana
  2. I thank all the members here who have cooperated in answering my questions including ones in private messages and i apologise for any of my foolish behaviour. I thank you mr jahnav nitai das for providing the forum and apying for it personally and taking care of it. I thank you whole heartedly and i ask forgive for any foolish behaviour. I thank and ask forgiveness from other administrators and people responsible for the site. Jai rama jai shiva jai devi
  3. Remebering god means going to him.So until and unless gods grace comes you wont remember him. thiest sir has said it that it is not a technical process but personal . Maharaj says that whatever sadhana etc you do you can only conquer beyond the three tatvas but you go further with gods grace. .
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    Thanks JNdas

    I ask forgiveness for those messages. Im sorry really only my ego was hurt you never answered them.
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    Say your goodbyes...

    dont go away so soon. Have you met maharaj. surely if you meet ill come with you when you call me and if its suitabl. He lives near delhi right. Have you met him.
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    'atma' and 'brahm' in upanishads

    Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.25 śanaiḥ śanair uparamed buddhyā dhṛti-gṛhītayā ātma-saḿsthaḿ manaḥ kṛtvā na kiñcid api cintayet SYNONYMS śanaiḥ — gradually; śanaiḥ — step by step; uparamet — one should hold back; buddhyā — by intelligence; dhṛti-gṛhītayā — carried by conviction; ātma-saḿstham — placed in transcendence; manaḥ — mind; kṛtvā — making; na — not; kiñcit — anything else; api — even; cintayet — should think of. TRANSLATION Gradually, step by step, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence sustained by full conviction, and thus the mind should be fixed on the self alone and should think of nothing else. Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.3 śrī-bhagavān uvāca loke 'smin dvi-vidhā niṣṭhā purā proktā mayānagha jñāna-yogena sāńkhyānāḿ karma-yogena yoginām SYNONYMS śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; loke — in the world; asmin — this; dvi-vidhā — two kinds of; niṣṭhā — faith; purā — formerly; proktā — were said; mayā — by Me; anagha — O sinless one; jñāna-yogena — by the linking process of knowledge; sāńkhyānām — of the empiric philosophers; karma-yogena — by the linking process of devotion; yoginām — of the devotees. TRANSLATION The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who try to realize the self. Some are inclined to understand it by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others by devotional service. Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.17 yas tv ātma-ratir eva syād ātma-tṛptaś ca mānavaḥ ātmany eva ca santuṣṭas tasya kāryaḿ na vidyate SYNONYMS yaḥ — one who; tu — but; ātma-ratiḥ — taking pleasure in the self; eva — certainly; syāt — remains; ātma-tṛptaḥ — self-illuminated; ca — and; mānavaḥ — a man; ātmani — in himself; eva — only; ca — and; santuṣṭaḥ — perfectly satiated; tasya — his; kāryam — duty; na — does not; vidyate — exist. TRANSLATION But for one who takes pleasure in the self, whose human life is one of self-realization, and who is satisfied in the self only, fully satiated — for him there is no duty. BG 8.3: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahman, and his eternal nature is called adhyātma, the self. Action pertaining to the development of the material bodies of the living entities is called karma, or fruitive activities.
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    'atma' and 'brahm' in upanishads

    Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 6.25 śanaiḥ śanair uparamed buddhyā dhṛti-gṛhītayā ātma-saḿsthaḿ manaḥ kṛtvā na kiñcid api cintayet SYNONYMS śanaiḥ — gradually; śanaiḥ — step by step; uparamet — one should hold back; buddhyā — by intelligence; dhṛti-gṛhītayā — carried by conviction; ātma-saḿstham — placed in transcendence; manaḥ — mind; kṛtvā — making; na — not; kiñcit — anything else; api — even; cintayet — should think of. TRANSLATION Gradually, step by step, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence sustained by full conviction, and thus the mind should be fixed on the self alone and should think of nothing else. Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.3 śrī-bhagavān uvāca loke 'smin dvi-vidhā niṣṭhā purā proktā mayānagha jñāna-yogena sāńkhyānāḿ karma-yogena yoginām SYNONYMS śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; loke — in the world; asmin — this; dvi-vidhā — two kinds of; niṣṭhā — faith; purā — formerly; proktā — were said; mayā — by Me; anagha — O sinless one; jñāna-yogena — by the linking process of knowledge; sāńkhyānām — of the empiric philosophers; karma-yogena — by the linking process of devotion; yoginām — of the devotees. TRANSLATION The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who try to realize the self. Some are inclined to understand it by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others by devotional service. Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 3.17 yas tv ātma-ratir eva syād ātma-tṛptaś ca mānavaḥ ātmany eva ca santuṣṭas tasya kāryaḿ na vidyate SYNONYMS yaḥ — one who; tu — but; ātma-ratiḥ — taking pleasure in the self; eva — certainly; syāt — remains; ātma-tṛptaḥ — self-illuminated; ca — and; mānavaḥ — a man; ātmani — in himself; eva — only; ca — and; santuṣṭaḥ — perfectly satiated; tasya — his; kāryam — duty; na — does not; vidyate — exist. TRANSLATION But for one who takes pleasure in the self, whose human life is one of self-realization, and who is satisfied in the self only, fully satiated — for him there is no duty. BG 8.3: The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahman, and his eternal nature is called adhyātma, the self. Action pertaining to the development of the material bodies of the living entities is called karma, or fruitive activities.
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    Thank you and forgive me

    Thank you pradeepkumar ji for you blessings and comments. may god bless you too. thank you melvinji. I am sorry ganesh prasad ji for my behaviour. Im the only creep. Any way whoever did it was no big deal maybe ideserved it. Any way god bless .
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    'atma' and 'brahm' in upanishads

    no i understood very well explained but i still have doubts. for even narad puran talks about advaita. And the gita keeps on talking about the self
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    'atma' and 'brahm' in upanishads

    Very good post thanks.
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    Who is a Vaishnav?

    Great you speak my mind. How do i start. For what the saints say that a human being should enquire about his existence. So is that good for a start.
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    Who is a Vaishnav?

    You mean to say parmatma is not vishnu
  13. You mean in hindi meaning or how it would be written in hindi.
  14. chandu are you in any way from bjp.
  15. If ved vyas had wirtten the bhagavt after writing the puranas anfd other texts then how does naarad purana,padm puran,mention the name of bhagavat.
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    Who is a Vaishnav?

    But think like this shri krishna had left his body as he was shot by a hunter so doesnt this mean a material body.
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    Who is a Vaishnav?

    No hindustaniji. I dont thinlkn so but thank you for informing.
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    Who is a Vaishnav?

    Durga in material world is different from durga from spiritual world. By the way durga does have a satvic body since for shakts everything is brahm and brahm is devi and maya is devi so maya is also brahm and also but jeev is brahm so is jeeva maya also? Then waht is prakriti or mula prakriti. Shaktism talks about prakriti as 5 fold-durga,saraswati,savitri,radha and laxmi. But it then says durga is mula prakriti. Can someone confirm which devi is brahm in shaktism . Is it the lady of universe in mani dvipa or durga on a lion or i dont know. Very confusing. Jai rama
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    Who is a Vaishnav?

    MAybe yes.But, looks like you nevr heard of ramanujacahrya or if you heard why would you talk like that. What does Nirguna Brahman mean? Ramanuja argues vehemently against understanding Brahman as one without attributes. Brahman is Nirguna in the sense that impure qualities do not touch it. He provides three valid reasons for staking such a claim: Sruti/ Sabda Pramana: All sruti and sabda's denoting Brahman always list either attributes inherent to Brahman or not inherent to Brahman. The Sruti's only seek to deny Brahman from possessing impure and defective qualities which affect the world of beings. There is evidence in the Sruti's to this regard. The Sruti's proclaim Brahman to be beyond the tri-gunas which are observed. However, Brahman possess infinite number of transcendental attributes, the evidence of which is given in vakhyas like "satyam jnanam anantam Brahma" Pratyaksha Pramana: Ramanuja states that "a contentless cognition is impossible". And all cognition must necessarily involve knowing Brahman through the attributes of Brahman. Anumana Pramana: Ramanuja states that "Nirgunatva" itself becomes an attribute of Brahman on account of the uniqueness of no other entity being Nirguna. Why all other jagadguru\s except shanakracharya accept this. They are. do you doubt it. For destruction purposes they take such forms. Never heard of bhairav or veebhadra have you. Achintya bheda bhada to be specific. Jai ram
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    Personal vs. Impersonal God

    deleted JAI RAM JAI RAM JAi SHRI RAMA JAi SHRI RAMA JAi RAMA JAi RAMA
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    Onion and Garlic - vedic view

    Hate in my opinion is an ill feeling. So whoever it is there shouldnt be any reason to hate. Not like i dont hate someone. But its hard to stop ill feelings towards someone who has caused hurt to you or who you think has caused hurt. But sometimes illfeelings come themselves and the devil inside you becomes alive.
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    Onion and Garlic - vedic view

    Dislike and hate are two different words.
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    Onion and Garlic - vedic view

    Im happy to see someone who thinks like that. God Bless you smaranam ji
  24. great post thanks very useful
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    Who is a Vaishnav?

    What do you mean by centuries.
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