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Is this really a problem?
Why is such a building needed in order to teach the Vedas anyway?
667 meters is substantially less than 800 meters.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4081885.stmBurj Dubai Tower
800 metres (2,640 feet) tall
Exterior cladding system
Built of glass, aluminium, concrete, steel
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago
Total floor space of 500,000 sq m (5.35 million sq ft)
1. “How valuable is an individual?”
To whom? Even the most depressed people tend to value their own lives, no matter what they may say on the subject.
2. “What makes me significant, unique, and worthy?”
This is subjective, too. It is the ability to say "I" as opposed to "you" or "it". From my point of view I mean me when I say "I".
3. What is reality?
Perception is reality. What you perceive is real to you even if no one else shares in experiencing your perception.
4. “Why do I exist?”
If you didn't exist you couldn't ask this question. You are looking for a reason why you were brought into existence. If you believe in God you probably believe that God did it to you intentionally and you want to hear someone else say it also and maybe that God loves you and has a plan for you. The trouble with that is that it misses the point. You do exist and it is up to you to find a reason to continue to exist. As they say, if you have lemons you should squeeze them for juice and add sugar and water. If you don't have sugar and water, you can slice them and arrange them in a decorative way. If you don't have a knife, peel the lemons and arrange the slices. If you don't want to ruin your fingernails peeling lemons, get someone else to do it for you or maybe sell the lemons.
I wasn't picking on him. It was word play. "Why ask why?" ..Oh well
I think Bhaktajan is mocking me for choosing a picture where I am at a Christmas party and am holding a glass containing mostly pear-flavored vodka. Really, it surprised me that no one has said anything sooner.
Why do you feel compelled to ask why?
It seems like a good idea at the time.
No, really, it did.
Maybe I just want to know about your motivations when you answer questions.
This thread shows the danger of all this pop "IAM God"ism. People get so confused by it and it's nearly impossible to unravel such thinking.
Why do you feel compelled to do that unravelling?
I can't speak for Theist but I can say that the concept that everyone is God is tantamount to saying that there is no Supreme Being. If one has the mentality that everyone is God (in both quality and quantity) then there is no possibility of real Krsna bhakti entering the heart. If one has even a minute drop of Krsna bhakti, just the thought of such an impersonal conception can block the flow of such bhakti.
Maybe I don't have a problem with devotion to an impersonal Krishna. It is like saying I like women in general and yet I married my wife. There doesn't have to be a conflict here.
Your limitation is much more than that. You lack the ability to BE the totality of what God is.
So drop the claim to be God little man.
Why does it bother you so much?
We can say that all leaves on the tree are leafy and good without having to pluck them all off the tree to see what happens to them.
Marriage will not be easy, but there is a lot of opportunity if you are willing to try it. You will not be bored. There will be a lot of strong emotions. You will not get what you expect very often so you will have to be willing to be surprised. It reminds me a lot of my own marriage. It has been difficult in many ways, but I see how I am a better person now because of it. My friends still sometimes thing about rescuing me from my wife.
As far as I know, it is just the Jainists who refuse to eat on religious grounds.
This report is a short edition of your and your partner's Partner Horoscope. It is meant as a sample and advertisement for the full version of the Partner Horoscope which can be ordered from Astrodienst as a Ordering Information
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The profound analysis of your relationship, by Liz Greene.
The inexpensive partner horoscope by Robert Hand.
In the short edition only a few but nevertheless important aspects of the composite chart are considered. The short version concentrates more on the positive aspects of this relationship.
Sun in the seventh house of the composite chart is usually an excellent position for any kind of relationship in which two people are trying to work as a unit in an equal partnership.
In most cases, this is the best position of all for either marriage or a business partnership. It denotes a complementarity that makes the whole stronger than either of the parts.
One warning, however. The seventh is the house not only of partnerships and marriage, but also of open enmities and intimate conflict. With this placement, if your relationship is not going well, you may compete with each other in a way that is disruptive and produces antagonism between you.
Composite Sun conjunct composite Mars is a very energetic combination. This relationship will arouse strong energies within you, energies that can be used for getting a great deal of work done or for making changes within yourselves.
You will have many discussions - about your relationship or other subjects that will border on or actually be fights.
Do not suppress your legitimate angers and complaints because of a misplaced desire for peace and quiet. This relationship can grow through creative conflict. If you do suppress your anger or express it indirectly, the relationship could or turn into an endless stream of arguments.
Since Sun conjunct Mars is an indication of physical vitality, you should take part in vigorous physical activity together whenever possible.
In a business or professional relationship this aspect can be an indicator that you will accomplish much with dynamic vigor. But if the energy between you is very strong, it can indicate disputes, disagreements, as well as destructive ego competition.
Sun conjunct Jupiter is one of the most useful configurations in a composite horoscope. In fact, there will be growth, expansion, and luck in many areas of your lives together.
First, you will have a general sense of well-being, of comforting each other when you are together, even of nurturing and protecting.
Second, there is likely to be material prosperity. Even if you are not wealthy, you will feel that together you have enough.
Third, this aspect will have the effect of expanding your consciousness of yourselves and each other, and of increasing your understanding.
This aspect is a strong indication that whatever the basis of your relationship, it will be a good one, with fortunate consequences for you.
This relationship will challenge the very core of your beings. All your ideas about yourselves and how you fit into other people's lives, as well as life in general, will be tested very severely. If you are strong and secure in yourselves, you both will learn a tremendous amount through this relationship.
Do not expect this relationship to follow any particular established patterns, for you will define for yourselves new behavior patterns that fit only the two of you. In a marriage you would both have to be very open. Any effort to force each other into an ordinary marital pattern will create such a feeling of frustration that you both will want to wander elsewhere.
Make as few demands as possible on the relationship, assume an open attitude, and allow yourselves to be changed and opened up by the experience.
The composite Moon in the seventh house is a good indication that in this relationship shared feelings will be very important. The seventh is the house of intimate one-to-one encounters, both positive ones such as partnerships and marriage, and negative ones such as open enmities.
In general, the seventh-house Moon favors any intimate relationship in which sharing emotions is important. You will have a strong feeling that you belong together as a unit, and your emotional attitudes toward the outside world will be similar.
You are, however, likely to become too involved in your personal feelings and not be able to see what is really going on between you. Try to stay somewhat detached from difficult situations so that you can deal with them objectively. If you can do that, this should be a very good emotional relationship for both of you.
The conjunction of composite Moon and composite Mars indicates that you arouse very strong feelings in each other, but by itself it does not indicate whether they are good or bad feelings.
In a love relationship, for example, this aspect indicates that you will have a very strong emotional involvement. The relationship will probably stir up both positive and negative emotions in both of you.
If your relationship is basically good, you will simply experience a heightened emotional involvement, although with a greater tendency to quarrel. But if your relationship is not otherwise very sound, it will be destroyed by the fighting that this aspect produces.
One of the strong points of this aspect is that in a sexual relationship it creates a good deal of sexual energy.
Composite Venus in the eighth house indicates emotional intensity concerning love.
In a love relationship, the expression of love will be quite intense, with a powerful quality that will transform both of you in some fundamental way. Your love will not be light and gay but something very serious that involves both of you at all levels of mind, body, and soul.
On quite a different level, the eighth house can also refer to joint finances and property. Venus promises material prosperity with this relationship.
The opposition of composite Saturn to Ascendant implies that the two of you are unable to relate as a team. You both feel there are great barriers between you that make it difficult to relate to each other.
It may be that external circumstances are making the relationship impossible. But it is also possible that the two of you simply do not have a basic affinity for each other.
In any case, with this aspect, you must examine your relationship very carefully to see if you really want it enough to overcome the obstacles it presents.
The Composite horoscope is a symbolic chart, derived mathematically and never represented by a real planetary configuration on the sky. For all planetary pairs, for example both Suns in the natal charts of the partners, the Composite Sun is determined as the mid-point in between. Also the MC (Medium Coeli or cusp of the 10th house) is determined by this mid-point technique. So far all astrologers proceed the same way to get a Composite.
For finding the Ascendant and the other house cusps in a chart two different techniques are used. One school of thought, also adhered to by Liz Greene and other staff members at Astrodienst, computes the Ascendant and the other house cusps with the same mid-point technique. In the very rare case of an Ascendant falling into the west half of the chart, which is the wrong side, the Ascendant is corrected by 180 degrees, so that it comes to lie in the east half where is must naturally be.
The other wide spread school of thought uses a table of houses for the Ascendant. First a fictious birth time is derived from the mid-point MC, then for this time the Ascendant and other house cusps are read from the table. Because house table entries vary by geographical latitude, the latitude of a reference place is used here. The geographical longitude (east/west location) of the reference place is not taken into account, so that Naples, Italy and New York, NY result in the same Composite chart, because both cities are near 40 degrees northern latitude. The technique is called reference-place technique.
In his book 'Planets in Composite' Robert Hand describes both methods; we have decided to use the mid-point method with AstroText Partner, because the Relationship Horoscope by Liz Greene also uses this technique and many readers might be unnecessarily confused if we offered two kinds of partner horoscopes containing different Composite ascendants.
Mercury and Venus can sometimes have an unnatural position in the Composite Chart. In nature, Mercury is never more than 30 degrees from the Sun, Venus never more than 45 degrees. In the Composite, however, each of the two planets can also be in opposition to the Sun. In such cases, some Astrologers mirror the planet into the opposite sign. Robert Hand takes into consideration both possible positions. Our Astrodienst reports follow the method of Liz Greene, who does not do such a mirroring.
Astrological Data used for Short Report - Partnerfor Boy (male)
born on 17 Dec 1981 local time 9:45 am
in Mangalagiri, INDIA U.T. 04:15
80e33, 16n26 sid. time 15:20:02
PLANETARY POSITIONSplanet sign degree
Sun Sagittarius 25°08'18 in house 11
Moon Virgo 12°31'05 in house 7
Mercury Sagittarius 28°48'22 in house 11
Venus Aquarius 4°58'20 in house 12
Jupiter Scorpio 3°42'56 in house 9
Saturn Libra 20°30'35 in house 8
Uranus Sagittarius 1°52'07 in house 10
Neptune Sagittarius 24°35'34 in house 11
Pluto Libra 26°22'47 in house 9
True Node Cancer 22°46'43 in house 6
HOUSE POSITIONS (Placidus)Ascendant Aquarius 12°20'17
11th House Sagittarius 18°36'37
born on 30 Oct 1984 local time 11:55 pm
in Hyderabad, INDIA U.T. 18:25
78e29, 17n23 sid. time 02:15:56
PLANETARY POSITIONSplanet sign degree
Sun Scorpio 7°30'52 in house 4
Moon Capricorn 28°31'29 in house 6
Mercury Scorpio 19°55'34 in house 4
Venus Sagittarius 12°47'46 in house 5
Mars Capricorn 18°09'40 in house 6
Jupiter Capricorn 8°37'55 in house 6
Saturn Scorpio 17°41'43 in house 4
Uranus Sagittarius 11°41'11 in house 5
Neptune Sagittarius 29°20'42 in house 5
Pluto Scorpio 2°17'24 in house 3
True Node Taurus 27°36'52 in house 10
HOUSE POSITIONS (Placidus)Ascendant Leo 7°32'45
Composite Horoscope midpoint method
PLANETARY POSITIONSplanet sign degree
Sun Sagittarius 1°19'35 in house 7
Moon Scorpio 20°31'17 in house 7
Mercury Sagittarius 9°21'58 end of house 7
Venus Capricorn 8°53'03 in house 8
Mars Scorpio 24°21'15 in house 7
Jupiter Sagittarius 6°10'26 in house 7
Saturn Scorpio 4°06'09 in house 6
Uranus Sagittarius 6°46'39 in house 7
Neptune Sagittarius 26°58'08 in house 8
Pluto Libra 29°20'05 in house 6
True Node Gemini 25°11'47 in house 2
Planets at the end of a house are interpreted in the next house.
HOUSE POSITIONS (Placidus)Ascendant Taurus 9°56'31
8th House Sagittarius 11°09'54
Medium Coeli Aquarius 14°21'37
Maybe I think that the point of capitalism is that no one exploits anyone. In communism, you get to envy the people who have more than you and you get to fear that what you have will be taken away to be given to those who have less than you. I read "We The Living" by Ayn Rand.
Let's say Krishna isn't real to me at this time, but I still want to have a more meaningful existence than just a daily routine. In my own way I still serve.
Illusion really comes from within by looking without. The soul, deep in his heart knows, feels the pang of his own self-betrayal. Betrayal of others is only a symptom, after all in this world everyone is a thief. It is said that what man hasn't "stole" a glance at a beautiful woman? Self deception is the basis of our illusion and the sympton of the greatest illusion is to claim that one is God.
I'm still waiting for some kind of evidence that Sai Baba has never helped anyone.
It is good that devotion to Krishna is working for you now. It is nice that I can be aware of having this option, but this is not the best choice for me at this time. It would be foolish of me to reject the tools that would work best in my condition at this time just because something else is working for you.
It would be nice if you would talk more and quote at me less.
There is a difference between having faith that there is a goal and the devotion required in Bhakti Yoga. With that sort of devotion, the center of your life moves outside of yourself - such as making your life center around serving Krishna. It isn't something that works best for everyone.
There are many kinds of Yoga because there are many types of people. If devotion comes naturally to you then Bhakti Yoga is a good choice. If service to others comes naturally, Karma Yoga. If study and thinking, Jnana Yoga. If you like to meditate, Raja Yoga. Usually people end up with their own combination of two or three approaches.
The worship of God as formless and atheism can be seen as closely related.
I'll agree with you if you are saying that atheists tend to be religious people. Some of them are serious fundamentalists, too. They like to say things like my science can beat up your god.
My wife and I adopted a cat from the city animal shelter. He gets his meals every day and he has a water fountain that is supplied with reverse-osmosis water. He has his favorite places to sleep and he likes to look out the windows. If you could ask him, he'd tell you that he is happy where he is. It would not serve his best interests to throw him out the door and to tell him he has his freedom back. Somehow he knows when I am meditating or giving myself reiki and he comes over to me even if he is in another room when I start. He sits with me when I meditate. Sometimes I tell him he needs to grow thumbs and learn to walk upright, so he can do more things on his own. He glares at me and goes back to licking his paws. Remember, people ... he is a cat. I have not gone somewhere and adopted another human being. It is a bit of a leap to say that I am holding our cat in captivity as though he were a human being who should be attending school or getting a job or finding a lady cat to marry and settle down with. Certain animals are no longer wild animals. Their natural environment is now living with human beings. Even when our cat was living on the streets, he was living in a city, surrounded by human beings. If you want a dog for a pet, great. It isn't like you are choosing a wolf, who really would be better off in a more natural environment. If you want a cat, you probably aren't going to choose a cougar or a lion. The only thing I would suggest is that you get your pet from a shelter instead of a pet store, where the animals are bred for the purpose of becoming pets. That way you can avoid supporting "the industry" and you'll be saving a life in the process.
What are you trying to say, Beggar?
If he is a fake then he is a deceiver, if he is a deceiver then he must also be a self deceiver. How can a self deceiver help the self deceivers of the this world become free from their self imposed illusion that they are the enjoyers of this world?
And your point is?
Does it matter if he is a fake?
The more I read your posts, Xexon, the happier I am to see you here.
Are we trying to get rid of ego?
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It isn't even the case in Buddhism that you must destroy the ego or otherwise get rid of it. The entire point in Buddhism is that it was never really there to begin with.