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  1. Avinash

    Thank you!

    All the best for your future life. You are far more intelligent than I was at the age of 14. I also at that time liked reading spiritual books, but only as stories. Of course, I also liked spiderman, superman etc. But now that I have become old:( , comics do not interest me. Wish you success in life. You are very much interested in spirituality. That is good. But since you are on this Earth, it is highly important to make full use of it. For that, having good health is essential. Therefore, please do not neglect your health. From your posts I have come to know that you have often felt weak. It is not good to be so weak in such an young age. Therefore, please take care of your health. And all the best for your studies.
  2. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    To Dark Warrior, You called Vishnu as supreme. Therefore, I pointed out that many verses call Shiva as supreme. In the past, in this site itself, somebody claimed that Shiva is supreme. At that time, I pointed out that many verses call Vishnu as supreme.
  3. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    I wish I also could see no contradiction. But some Puranas call Vishnu as supreme and some call Shiv as supreme. Don't you think there is contradiction? How can both be supreme?
  4. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    I will be grateful if you tell me the verse number. Please give a list of what Puranas you consider as Sattvik. And what about Mahabharata and Ramayana? Do you consider those as authentic? Yes, I have read Vishnu being called as Supreme in many verses in Vedas. But I have seen other verses in the Vedas calling other gods as supreme as well.
  5. Avinash

    Is Lord Shiva a demi-god?

    What is the proof that the mediator focusses on the indweller and not on Indra? And if he really focusses on the indweller, then what is the proof that this indweller is Vishnu? Why can't it mean that devas call Shiva as all-pervading? And in Shiv Purana, Vishnu prays to Shiva. Thanks for mentioning this. I am not aware of Rudram Chamakam. But I will read it if I can lay my hand upon it. Yes, but some Puranas call Shiva as the absolute truth and Devi Bhagavatam calls Durga as the highest. Which one to believe? You are saying that Shiva's name is mentioned in the verse. Therefore, according to you, the prayer is not directed to Shiva. But note that the verse always mentions Vishnu. Using the same logic, can we not say that the prayer is not directed to Vishnu? Which Vedas say it?
  6. Avinash

    Bhagavatam test

    Indulekhadasi ji once posted a test on Mahabharata. I got the idea from that post of hers. I am posting a test on Srimad Bhagavat Mahapuran. Please note that you must answer the following questions only from Bhagavatam. It is an open book exam. So, you are free to refer to any material you like. 1. When will Kalki avatar take place? Choose the most precise option: - a. In Kali yuga 2. In Satya yuga 3. In the conjunction of Kali and Satya 4. Some other (specify) 2. Who was the Manu before Vaivasta Manu? 3. Nara and Narayana were born as the sons of whom? 4. What are the four principles of religion? 5. Who was Parikshit's wife? How many sons did they have? 6. How old was Lord Krishna when He overturned a cart in His childhood? Please do not answer that Lord is eternal, so He had infinite age. Of course, He is eternal, but I am asking His age as per his Krishna (son of Devki) incarnation. 7. What mantra did Narada give to Dhruva? 8. Dhruva got from Lord what he wanted. Still, he was not satisfied. Why? 9. Why did Daksha curse Narada and what was the curse? 10. What boon did Markandeya ask from Lord Shiva? 11. Who was Bharata's father? (Here Bharata is the one after whom the name Bharatavarsha came.) 12. While talking to Uddhava, what did Lord Krishna call as the best method by which a devotee can control Krishna? 13. After Krishna incarnation was over, who became the ruler of the yadus? 14. Who said to Krishna that Bhima should meet Jarasandha disguised as a brahmin and ask him for duel as charity? 15. In the Rajsuya sacrifice performed by Yudhisthir, who suggested that Krishna should be worshipped first? 16. Sudama met Krishna. When he was going back to his (Sudama's) residence, then at that time Sudama was not aware of the riches that Krishna had bestowed upon him. Sudama was under the impression that Krishna had not given him any wealth. Did Sudama feel anger towards Krishna for this? What did he feel? 17. How did King Nriga become a chamelion? 18. What are the names of the two Ashwini Kumars? Hint: - The names are given when Sukadev explains to Parikshit that Nakul and Sahdev were born by Madri when she invoked Ashwini Kumars. 19. Ila was Manu's daughter. Sudyumna was Manu's son. What is the relation between Sudyumna and Ila? Note: - The answer is not as easy as saying that they were siblings. 20. Who were the sons of Laxmana (Lord Rama's brother)? Edited: - Instead of Indulekhadasi, I had written Indulekha dadi, thus making her very old. Corrected the mistake now.
  7. Avinash

    Theist when he was a cute baby

    Budhape mein?
  8. Avinash

    Bhagavatam test

    Where has everybody gone? Post your answers.
  9. Avinash

    Theist when he was a cute baby

    Theist, you said, "even in my infant age" The word even says that you were handome in your infant age and at other times too.
  10. Avinash

    Bhagavatam test

    Yes, according to Bhagavatam, the name Bharatvarsha is because of the eldest son of Rishabhdev. There was another Bharat, the son of Dushyant and Shakuntala. The second Bharat seems to be more famous. Please note that the answers should be from Bhagavatam.
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    Bhagavatam test

    Regarding question no. 11: - Only Indulekha ji is right. You all others are wrong. And Kimfelix, you did very well. Of course there is some mistake in your answers, which I will mention later. But, overall you did very well.
  12. Avinash

    Bhagavatam test

    Are you sure that Jada-Bharat is the same person? Please refer to Bhagavatam.
  13. Avinash

    Bhagavatam test

    Are you sure that you have read it in Bhagavatam? Also, are you sure it is written in Bhagavatam that the name Bharatvarsha came after the son of Dushyant and Shakuntala?
  14. I have read lots of posts in this site claiming that Vaishnavism is not sectarianism, true Vaishavas are never sectarian etc.? Please explain to me why Vaishnavism is not sectarianism when other religious schools are.
  15. Hi Dark Warrior, I am not sure whether to agree with you or not but I really like what you are saying. This theory takes care of various issues very well.
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    Caste System by Birth?

    Hi Baobabtree, What do you consider as authentic, if not Bhagavatam?
  17. So, according to you, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Bahais, Sikhs, Arya Samajis are atheists.
  18. Avinash

    How is Vaishnavism not sectarianism?

    How much devotion is excessive devotion? How much confinement is narrow confinement? Who is bigoted? What is narrow-mindedness?
  19. Avinash

    How is Vaishnavism not sectarianism?

    I think we can agree that the worship of Lord Vishnu (or a form of Him) is an essential part of Vaishnavism. May be that some other conditions are also needed but this much at least is essential. But, what is sectarianism?
  20. Avinash

    How is Vaishnavism not sectarianism?

    cbrahma, Do you want to say that surrender to Krishna is not Vaishnavism? I am not agreeing or disagreeing with you at present. I just want to know what exactly your position is. Agreement and disagreement will come later.
  21. Avinash

    How is Vaishnavism not sectarianism?

    The verse posted by you does not refer to Krishna. It refers only to Vishnu. It can be argued that Vishnu and Krishna are same - so it does not matter. But, in that case, we should say Vishnu/Krishna/Rama or any form of Vishnu. That will be more accurate.
  22. Avinash

    Help for Hindu Final Project Paper_Please

    Do you want answers only from the Hindus living in America? I am in India.
  23. Avinash

    A Hydra Never Dies

    Here the story of elephant and blind men is relevant. One blind man touched a leg of the elephant and said, "It is a pillar." Another touched the tail and said, "It is a rope." The third touched a ear and said, "It is a large winnowing fan." There are different versions of this story but the above will suffice for us. In reality, the elephant was neither a pillar nor a rope nor a winnowing fan. Moreover, it did not become any of these. Rather, the experiment (touch) done by the first man gave the result, which he would have got by doing the same experiement on an actual pillar. Likewise, other blind men got other results. Likewise, we should not jump to the conclusion that elementary particles (e.g. photons) become wave or they become particle. We should only say that there are certain experiments on photons in which the result is what we would get by performing the experiments on a wave. There are certain other experiments in which the result is what we would get by performing the experiments on a particle. But only on the basis of this, it will be erroneous to conclude that photon really becomes wave or really becomes particle any more than the elephant really became pillar or rope or winnowing fan.
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