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Hindus: Bharanatyam, lord nataraja, soul searcher
lord nataraja, soul searcher, group soul: Dear Agnes Namaskar It is nice to know that you have been invited to a friends Bharatnatyam dance programme, normally flowers are taken. Silver wares, Gold PAdukas, statue of Lord Nataraja is given for the prosperity. I sincerely wish your friends dance...

Hindus: Biasedness of non-living things, laws of gravity, guardian angel
laws of gravity, guardian angel, namaskar: Namaskar Premjit prabhu, Our passages through the waters of Samsara are guided by three essential considerations: Karma, Dharma and Marga. Karma, as you of course understand, means action and/or reactions (actions arising from other actions). There are...

Hindus: The Boar Avatar and the Great Deluge., hindu texts, spiritual message
hindu texts, spiritual message, historicity: Thank you for your question. Hinduism does not consider the actual historicity of events described in the Puranas or other scriptures as at all important. It is the spiritual message only that matters, and that is timeless. I have nothing to say about...

Hindus: Boundaries and Limits of Hinduism, sanatana dharma, philosophy of hinduism
sanatana dharma, philosophy of hinduism, major world religions: Dear Fahad Ansari, 1. Hinduism supports all the major religions of the world. 2. Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma is the name of the traditional religious beliefs of India having the Vedas as their scriptures. 3. Hinduism does definitely say that all...

Hindus: Boundaries and limits of Hinduism, sanatana dharma, philosophy of hinduism
sanatana dharma, philosophy of hinduism, beliefs of hinduism: Dear Fahad, Wow, this is the longest question I have ever recieved! So sorry about the delay in the reply, lol. We ll start from the beginning. Really there is not such defined thing as heaven or hell in Hinduism, there are just different different...

Hindus: Boundaries and limits to Hinduism, sanatana dharma, philosophy of hinduism
sanatana dharma, philosophy of hinduism, major world religions: Dear Mr. Fahad Namaskar I believe you love to go in circles and post the same or similar questions again and again and this goes on to say one simple thing and that is you are not even sure what you want in life or after, only confused over some things which...

Hindus: Brahmacharya, smallest insect, supreme peace
smallest insect, supreme peace, sexual pleasures: Dear Devatman Selvaraj Namaskar Brahmacharya does not mean celibacy as thought by every, Brahma+charya where Brahma denotes the Universal Divine Entity. It is neither male or female and Charya means grazing or walking. Brahmacharya thus means one who lives...

Hindus: Brahman Question, lord sri krishna, western monotheism
lord sri krishna, western monotheism, hindu religion: Hi Jake, Matter and spirit are two different things. We are spiritual particles, units of consciousness originating from Brahman. Brahman is the source of individual units of consciousness. Brahman and any component of Brahman is by nature joyful. Brahman...

Hindus: basics of the religion, divine blessing, religious societies
divine blessing, religious societies, universal light: Dear Mr. Asks Namaskar You have asked what I believe, I believe not in the conditioning of the society as they are formed by the humans, what I believe in the natural form of worship. It is beyond all the realms created by the religious societies. With...

Hindus: basics of the religion, hindu religion, divine blessing
hindu religion, divine blessing, universal light: Dear Asks Namaskar You should read my book India Known things Unknown secrets of Hinduism , the details are on the website. Many more books on other religions are also coming. With the divine blessing of the universal light Rudra Abhayananda www.soulsearcher.or...

Hindus: basics of the religion, hindu dharma, nearer to god
hindu dharma, nearer to god, dharmic: Dear Asks Namaskar Belief and faith are two seperate things, you have asked what does a believer in religion has to do. Believer only dissolves in the religion, religion has no conditions only the people who have belief in religion follow the Hindu dharma,...

Hindus: believing in hinduism, hindu deities, gods and godesses
hindu deities, gods and godesses, god vishnu: Dear Akshay, Thank you for your question. Ramakrishna used to say that we should never limit God. It is good that you understand that different religions pray to the same deity using different names and rituals. But in our Hindu religion there is an...

Hindus: bindis, vishnu devotees, bindi mark
vishnu devotees, bindi mark, bengali women: Thank you for your question. Although I cannot promise a definitive answer on the bindi mark, I can tell you what I know. As it is used by many modern Hindu women, the bindi is simply a decoration, like lipstick, thought to enhance their beauty. Bengali...

Hindus: blasphemy, sri krishna, communion with god
sri krishna, communion with god, hindu gods: The basic tenet in Hinduism to respect all and not to expect respect for oneself. So a yogi never criticises anybody because he is purified of the desire to obtain happiness by establishing oneself superior to other people. A yogi shuts down all gross and...

Hindus: blasphemy in hinduism, long periods of time, hindu gods
long periods of time, hindu gods, mode of ignorance: According to Vedic knowledge, it is not necessarily so that a human will always reincarnate as a human being. If a man exhibits beastly character throughout his life, the low consciousness that he develops will see to it that he reincarnates as a beast. A...

Hindus: blasphemy in hinduism, hindu scriptures, gods goddesses
hindu scriptures, gods goddesses, hindu gods: Paul, Hell is not eternal in Hinduism (disregarding those hindus who do not believe in heaven and hell). After serving the sentence, the person is supposed to be sent back to the world (in one form, not necessarily human). These comings and goings (cycle...

Hindus: The book, "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri, hindu religion, ecounters
hindu religion, ecounters, reading circle: In Hinduism, sex outside the context of marriage is not considered acceptable. However, educated and privileged Hindus have been transgressing for a long time. Modern day lives make this possible for women also. In traditional society divorce was nearly unheard...

Hindus: about a book, sri shirdi sai, english translations
sri shirdi sai, english translations, sreedhar: Dear Monica, The book Ram Vijay by Sridhar Pandit is a Marathi Book. There do not seem to be many English translations. However, this book is not available on the internet, but is commonly available in Maharashtra, India. I don t know the exact place...

Hindus: brahma, world of illusion, jaganath
world of illusion, jaganath, soulsearcher: Dear Surabhi Namaskar I believe the question you wanted to ask was if Jagatmithya is true and it is also Brahmasatya then justify the name Sri Jaganatha. Can you call the Jagat mithya if it is true then nothing is true why? The land on which we walk is...

Hindus: brahmachari, soulsearcher, brahmacharya
soulsearcher, brahmacharya, universal light: Dear Devatman Suhas Sawant ji Namaskar Brahmachari = brahma+chari meaning one who is able to follow the path of Brahma the creator and work like him. Not to live in celibacy but to be a celibate require a brahmacharya. with the blessing of the universal...

Hindus: brahman?, sanatana dharma, planes of existence
sanatana dharma, planes of existence, absolute unity: Hi Kat, Brahman is Supreme Reality. There are two basic ideas: In Hinduism (the Sanatana Dharma) there are two planes of existence. These are based on the existence or lack of existence of dualistic qualities (gunas). Our shared material realm...

Hindus: brahmhachari, lord sri krishna, faith in god
lord sri krishna, faith in god, student science: Keep your faith hidden till it blooms into flower of realisation. Otherwise you will become a laughing stock. Proper busy engagement in the service of Sri Krishna is the way to be a good brahmacari. Find a Guru, surrender to him and engage in busy service...

Hindus: Caste, hindu ceremony, caste system
hindu ceremony, caste system, hindu religion: Hello Neena, Caste is based on a very ancient tradition known as the Varnashram dharma. It predates the Bhakti movement by thousands and thousands of years. Many Bhaktis also reject the caste system by the way. The difficulty is that the world is changing...

Hindus: Casual, spiritual training, elaborate definition
spiritual training, elaborate definition, dear sir: Dear Sendhil Kumar, You can love all without attaching to them only if you are loving the person as a manifestation of the God. Say, you love Ram, you see God in him. You do not love Ram for his physical personality, not even for his wealth or knowledge....

Hindus: CELIBACY, verbal levels, yoga means union
verbal levels, yoga means union, dirty thoughts: Dear RJ, Celibacy means maintaining purity at the physical, mental and verbal levels. One has to cultivate good habits, thoughts and do worship or read scriptures and holy books to be a celibate. Yoga means union with God and one cannot do that properly...

Hindus: Charity to the wicked, kavasam, karna
kavasam, karna, principals: principals of charity rules and regulations there are no rules, this is something that we do when we feel good about it. some time my heart says just give the money, help the poor, and so on, then i do, some time it says don t give, or just later, then...

Hindus: Christianity, hinduism and christianity, hindu leaders
hinduism and christianity, hindu leaders, religions of the world: Unlike Christianity, Hinduism is not really a religion in the sense that it does not follow any book or started by a prophet. Hinduism, is in a way a synthesis of all religions which existed in India at various period of times. A typical Hindu believes in...

Hindus: Concept of god, hindu dieties, first man on earth
hindu dieties, first man on earth, brahma vishnu: Hi Lubna, No, these are acctual names God. You see the one Absolute God can be called by many names, and these Gods are part of the Absolute, they were not ever common people, they did not ever walk the earth as common people, they are in fact Gods. I...

Hindus: Converting to Hinduism, different religions of the world, true essense
different religions of the world, true essense, religions of the world: Hi Margaret, This is a little long, but please bear with me through it. I guess we should first ask the question what is in essense religion?? As many true and wise spiritualists will tell you; all the different religions of the world are just the various...

Hindus: Cows, rg veda, hindu scriptures
rg veda, hindu scriptures, indian diet: Hi Jason, In most of Hinduism cows hold a special place of importance and honor. They are not generally worshiped as such. It is said that we have three mother, the woman of our birth, the earth and the cow. In India there are many reasons why the...

Hindus: Created laws - a joke or job?, true devotees, true devotee
true devotees, true devotee, well wisher: Hi Premjit, Long time. I pray you are well. The Holy One, the Ek Devata, the God... can do anything. Period. There s a line I like in the Bible that says, As many as I love I rebuke and chasten, be zealous therefor and repent. Those who are true...

Hindus: Creation, finite duration, christian belief
finite duration, christian belief, how old is the earth: ( I looked at your questions on Monday and somehow missed replying to it. My apologies) In the Hindu belief system, Paramatman, the Supreme Being (God) is one without beginning, middle or end. It (God) (instead of He or She)has always been there. God is...

Hindus: Curses and energy manipulation, evil darkness, western religion
evil darkness, western religion, heart and soul: Hi Terri, Always glad to help... send cash hehe The word witchcraft has a lot of very different meanings. From a Hindu as well as biblical perspective it refers to those possessing evil powers and influences. At times it is said that these powers...

Hindus: what are they called, gospel of sri ramakrishna, holy books of hinduism
gospel of sri ramakrishna, holy books of hinduism, orthodox hindus: Dear Justin, Thank you for your question. There are many books considered sacred in Hinduism. The oldest are called VEDA, which means knowledge. There are two main divisions of VEDA, the ritualistic part and the philosophical part. The latter part...

Hindus: caste system and meditaion, hindu caste, world history class
hindu caste, world history class, john carroll high school: Hi John, Thank you for your questions. The caste system was outlawed in India in 1948. Some ethnic Hindus still consider caste when arranging marriages, and some ultraorthodox Hindus observe caste distinctions regarding food. Caste is not an essential...

Hindus: caste, hindu ceremony, caste system
hindu ceremony, caste system, hindu religion: Dear Neena, Thank you for your excellent question. You are quite right to question the adherence to folk beliefs, such as untouchability, that have no basis in Hindu philosophy. Although caste is mentioned in the Bhagavad-Gita, it is defined by the person...

Hindus: christ-krishna connection, hinduism and christianity, yahoo web search
hinduism and christianity, yahoo web search, greek title: Hello again Rekha, Namaskar, Now I understand your question more fully. Thank you. Those Hindu schools that are traditionally placed in the Dvaita or Dualist category have many similarities with Christianity, or more accurately, Christianity has many...

Hindus: clarification, death and rebirth, endless cycles
death and rebirth, endless cycles, cycles of life: Karma exemplifies the concept of individual responsibility. We are responsible for our actions, and if we are wise, we learn from our mistakes. Therefore, Karma becomes our teacher. The reason we go through the endless cycles of life, death and rebirth...

Hindus: concept of god, hindu religion, oldest religion
hindu religion, oldest religion, human qualities: hi zaheer, well well well......what exactly is the point u want to make.is it that hindu religion is not the most authentic one....fine!!or is it that hindu religion is not the purest one.....thats also fine. how can any religion be pure or authentic...

Hindus: contemporary hinduism, myth of democracy, mahatma gandhi
myth of democracy, mahatma gandhi, british colonialism: For now Hinduism lives on. The British were typically such snobs that the majority of Hindus tried to remain more or less free of their influences. The Mahatma (Gandhi) provided a great service to his people by building on their pride. Most Indians pitied...

Hindus: cosmic beam healing, jim dear, universal light
jim dear, universal light, energy system: Dear Devatman Jim Namaskar Cosmic Beam Healing is a unique energy system which works with energycentres to heal one and others, today it is taught as Ananth Yoga the fist level towards Mahashunya Kriya. The course of Ananth Yoga is done in India. With...

Hindus: creation, cosmic principle, hindus
cosmic principle, hindus, swami: Dear Jack, According to Hindus, the whole universe has evolved out of the Cosmic Principle or GOD and will get involved into GOD on destruction. As nothing can come out of nothing, the whole universe is nothing but a manifestation of GOD. With best...

Hindus: creation, animals and plants, lord brahma
animals and plants, lord brahma, world creation: hi Rachel, The universe is said to be ever expanding and it is also said by science that the rocess of world creation is still on. Now lets see what hinduism say.First of all lord Brahma doesnt have to run some machine or a program to create the...

Hindus: What cultural and societal influences that have made Hinduism vital to India?, alarming loss, poverty levels
alarming loss, poverty levels, societal influences: Hi Solinda, I answer this question, the one in the subject line, quite often. However in the question itself, I m not quite clear on what you are seeking. In my opinion, the very negative impact the west is having on India is leading to a most alarming...

Hindus: cultural and societal influences, caste system, decipline
caste system, decipline, societal influences: mainly the caste system is one of the major influence, as well as the decipline that i hindu maintains, which includes things like, maintaining proper culture, doing all religious things like puja and all that. these things influence the hinduism to the region...

Hindus: culture, cow dung, countless peoples
cow dung, countless peoples, earth shoes: Hi Nishal, I wish I had a clearer answer for you with this. Many things simply are traditions. One can try and explain the traditions, but Hinduism and Indian (Aryan) culture is ancient and this particular tradition is shared by countless peoples the world...

Hindus: Just curious, intense spiritual life, sunset to sunrise
intense spiritual life, sunset to sunrise, hindu family: Dear Nish, When there is a death in a Hindu family, the rituals practiced are intended for a reminder about the transitoriness of life in general and also to pray to God and lead an intense spiritual life at least for some days. On the death of the father,...

Hindus: curses/ bad luck, hindu philosophy, sri krishna
hindu philosophy, sri krishna, belief in god: Dear Mr. Patel, Thank you for your follow-up question. Most Hindus learn puja from their families. If that is not practical for you, it is possible to devise a simple puja according to the guidelines Sri Krishna gives in the Bhagavad-gita, chapter nine,...

Hindus: Dance, natya sastra, committing adultery
natya sastra, committing adultery, bar girls: In South India, many dance forms are performed during festivals. Do you mean that all those have sinned, and that s why they come and Dance to amuse other s? Yes. There will be higher meanings in every decision taken by the Almighty. The Natya Sastra...

Hindus: Dark Moon Phase, waxing moon, lord hanuman
waxing moon, lord hanuman, moon period: Dear Devatman Vitali Y Namaskar Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha are names which came into being after the Krishna Bhagwatam. Traditionally the names were Satto Bhagam and Tamo Bhagam later the names were Shuddha Bagham and Vaadya Bhagam. The fortnight...

Hindus: Death, religion class, mclean virginia
religion class, mclean virginia, buddhists: the scriptures and texts talk about what happens to the soul. they do not distinguish between (man made) religions. Whether a person believes in a religion or not has no bearing on what happens to the soul of the individual when he or she dies. (the same presumably...

Hindus: Degradation or virtues?, public bath houses, false modesty
public bath houses, false modesty, nude sun bathing: Hi Premjit, Much of this depends on the culture in my opinion. In India there are wise and holy sadhus who wear no clothing at all, or perhaps only a kaupin, maybe a lungi. Some people sit nude in Native American sweat lodges while invoking the Great...

Hindus: Destruction of People, sri krishna, world war ii
sri krishna, world war ii, good fortune: Dear Premjit, Thanks for asking this question. The mass destruction of people is due to the karma of the individual. God is always impartial. Both the devotees and those who do not pray are his children. His duty is to ensure everyone enjoys (or...

Hindus: Devi, markandeya purana, physical attributes
markandeya purana, physical attributes, consciouness: Tanushree, I just checked my mail. sorry for this delay in reply. (If you are Indira s friend from Harvard, hello!) 1. Vishnu Maaya Iti Shaktita In all beings, Atma (soul) is eternal (and real) while the physical attributes (body) are Illusory....

Hindus: Devi, markandeya purana, mahma
markandeya purana, mahma, mahatmas: Dear Tanushree ji Namaste, Markandeya Purana is the divine message of the Sage Markandeya to the people of that period as well to the people today and tommorrow. Performing ‘stuti on that Deivam is also not Moksha. Moksha is beyond all these - sound,...

Hindus: Devotion to Krsna outside of ISKCON, hindu god krishna, hindu deities
hindu god krishna, hindu deities, yoga mantras: Hi Rebecca, Krsna is one of the most popular Hindu deities. He is loved by most sects. Most Hindus accept him as an avatar or incarnation of Lord Vishu. Gaudiya Vaisnava s believe Vishnu is Sri Krsna s incarnation. ISKCON (the International Society for...

Hindus: Dharma, hindu faith, sri krishna
hindu faith, sri krishna, supreme self: Service is every living being s dharma. Hindu, christian, muslim are external affliations and has nothing to do with the real charateristics of the soul. The complete satisfaction of the individual self is possible when the self engages in causeless, unmotivated,...

Hindus: Distraction, sri ramakrishna mission, beechwood street
sri ramakrishna mission, beechwood street, cohasset massachusetts: Dear Sendhil, The Ramakrishna Order does have rather strict standards for admission. There are other religious orders, however, that might admit you. You might contact Ananada Ashrama: THE VEDANTA CENTRE, 130 Beechwood Street, Cohasset, Massachusetts...

Hindus: Divali, diwali festival, hate and jealousy
diwali festival, hate and jealousy, lighted lamps: Dear Pam, Sorry about the delay in my resopnse, I ve been quite busy. Though here is the answer to your question: Diwali is a five day Hindu festival which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika. Diwali means rows of lighted lamps and the celebration...

Hindus: Divine forces and black magic, hindu faith, true satisfaction
hindu faith, true satisfaction, divine forces: Namaskar my dear Premjit prabhu, Happy Guru Purnim! I would say that God has given us all facility and that we are allowed to use or abuse these as we wish for the most part. Just, as you say, we can do with a pistol or a knife. If is not God s fault...

Hindus: Divine grace after death?, katha upanishad, true devotee
katha upanishad, true devotee, sri krishna: Dear Premjit, Thank you for your question. The simple fact is no one knows what happens after death. In the Katha Upanishad Nachiketa asked Yama about the afterlife, but even the King of Death never directly answers his question. In the Bhagavad-Gita...

Hindus: Divinity, hindu traditions, hindu tradition
hindu traditions, hindu tradition, relationship with god: Love is supreme and there is a passionate loving relationship of each of us with God. Everyone of Hindu tradition is an attempt to revive this relationship between the individual and God. There are 5 primary relationship with God - Parental, servitude, friendship,...

Hindus: DOUBT, spiritual aspirant, carbohydrate intolerance
spiritual aspirant, carbohydrate intolerance, devotional path: Dear Sendhil, Thank you for your question. Swami Vivekananda once remarked that Hinduism had become a kitchen religion due to an excessive concern about who should eat what and in whose company. For those who practice primarily a devotional path,...

Hindus: Doubt, leaving the body, rishis
leaving the body, rishis, swamiji: Dear Sendhil, We can realise the true nature of our soul if we follow the path laid down in the Upanishads and which was practiced by the ancient Rishis. Swami Vivekananda fixed the date of death in advance at 4th July, 1902. This is what is called...

Hindus: Doubt, moral precepts, dear brother
moral precepts, dear brother, name of god: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your questions. The two primary moral precepts are truthfulness and non-injury. We should be truthful unless doing so would cause harm to another. We should not cause intentional harm to any being except in self-defense....

Hindus: Doubt, raja yoga, physical illnesses
raja yoga, physical illnesses, chronic headache: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your question. Physical problems require a physical solution. Spiritual problems require a spiritual solution. If your doctors have been unable to help you, seek other doctors or alternative therapies such as acupuncture,...

Hindus: Doubt, spiritual aspirant, sri ramakrishna
spiritual aspirant, sri ramakrishna, innermost self: Dear Rakesh, Thank you for your question. It is often difficult to adhere to spiritual practices when the body is unwell. Even great yogis have found it difficult to meditate well when in great pain. Sri Ramakrishna s Vedantic Guru, Tota Puri, for example,...

Hindus: Doubt, hindu tradition, god and the world
hindu tradition, god and the world, play god: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your question. There is really no completely satisfying answer to why the world was created. In our Hindu tradition, however, the accepted answer is that the Infinite created the world for the purpose of His/Her Lila,...

Hindus: Doubt, mother of the universe, charming example
mother of the universe, charming example, face of the sun: Dear Sendhil Kumar, This is more-or-less the same question I already answered. However, I ll give you a charming example that Sri Ramakrishna used to give to illustrate the point. The Mother is busy with her work, so she gives her children toys to...

Hindus: Doubt, selfless life, many different things
selfless life, many different things, tantric path: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your question. There are two major approaches to advaita practice. One is the ascetic way expounded by Shankaracharya. If you read his Vivekachudamani, you will get a clear idea of who he considers fit for that approach....

Hindus: Doubt, practice meditation, dear brother
practice meditation, dear brother, spiritual practice: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your question. Without exhausting legitimate desires, true vairagya does not grow in the heart. However, by keeping the company of those who live pure and holy lives, your faith in and devotion to Truth will increase....

Hindus: Doubt, auditory hallucinations, psychiatric medication
auditory hallucinations, psychiatric medication, bad thoughts: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your questions. I don t know what you mean specifically by bad thoughts. If you are talking about ordinary negative thoughts that occur to all of us from time to time, the yogic method is to choose a positive thought,...

Hindus: Doubt, inner consciousness, step in the right direction
inner consciousness, step in the right direction, conscious activity: Dear Sendhil, Thank you for your question. When Swamiji mentioned awakening the soul, he was using metaphorical language that should not be taken too literally. Properly speaking the soul (a Christian term) or Atman (Vedantic term)never sleeps and...

Hindus: Doubt, four yogas, dear brother
four yogas, dear brother, conscious state: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your question. Properly speaking there is nothing to fix in the soul, or Atman, which is ever pure, perfect, unborn, undying, and infinite, the Self of all. The problem is ignorance of the Self. You can overcome ignorance,...

Hindus: Doubt, spiritual aspirant, heart problem
spiritual aspirant, heart problem, atman: Dear Sendhil, Thank you for your question. Fear is an emotional response that does not always respond to the voice of reason. Fear of injury, illness, and death are natural for embodied beings. Just knowing intellectually that you are the Atman is...

Hindus: Doubt, samskara, swamiji
samskara, swamiji, material things: Dear Sendhil, The only way to reduce your samskaras (evil samskaras) is to sublimate them, direct them elsewhere. For example, if you feel craving for material things, turn that craving to God. Feel with the same intensity for God. Bad samskaras will...

Hindus: "Dreaming God", apt metaphor, hindu religion
apt metaphor, hindu religion, spiritual enlightenment: Dear Bruce, Thank you for your question. The best answer Hinduism has to explain the universe is that God has become all this and plays as and through the various forms of the universe. One metaphor that can be used to explain this is that this universe...

Hindus: Dual Birth - 2, dreams visions, quest thanks
dreams visions, quest thanks, nature of god: Hi, Basically, he confirmed and explained things that been troubling me for a long time. For instance, at that time my idea of the nature of God was still very literal or materially based. I knew that many Hindus and most Buddhists believed in the Mayavadhi...

Hindus: dealing with Christians, advaita, hindus
advaita, hindus, hindu: Elsewhere in the world, what they have is monotheism. What we have in India is polytheism. All rivers finally reach one ocean. In the same way, prayer to any god will finally reach Paramatma (Almighty). Advaita Siddhantam says that the Atma present in...

Hindus: dealing with Christians, cow herder, christianity christianity
cow herder, christianity christianity, sri krishna: We agree on the common goal of Love of God as the highest attainment in human life. But the theology of Love of god is far more developed in Gaudiya Vaisnavism(branch of Hinduism) than christianity. Christianity stops with the relation of looking upon...

Hindus: death customs, hindu customs, sorry sylvia
hindu customs, sorry sylvia, death customs: hi, i am so sorry sylvia...but there is no way i can tell u the exact rituals that should be carried after death of a person.but what you can do is contact a pandit or a purohit to find what they are. you can also visit sites on the net.start by searching...

Hindus: declining hinduism, major religions, science and philosophy
major religions, science and philosophy, foremost reason: I do not think Hinduism is declining. We have been around for 10,000 years or more. We are nearly 1 billion strong. Our people are getting better educated. There are intermediate hiccups, but I have faith that Hinduism will be able to overcome those. The...

Hindus: definition, prophet abraham, prophet ibrahim
prophet abraham, prophet ibrahim, hindu religion: Dear Velu, This is a very interesting question, I wish that I had the knowledge to answer it. Try one of the other experts, maybe they ll be able to offer you an explanation. But as far as I can tell you, it is that no matter what name you choose...

Hindus: devi mantra, prayer and meditation, psychoactive medication
prayer and meditation, psychoactive medication, physical circumstances: Dear Richie, Thank you for your question. Although there are books that contain mantras for various deities, one should only obtain mantras from a qualified teacher. The Name of God is powerful, no doubt, but a mantra can only be awakened by one who...

Hindus: dharma, sri krishna, bhagavad gita
sri krishna, bhagavad gita, loving service: please understand dharma is the constitutional nature of any thing and nothing has changed from hinduism and budhism. All types of isms including hinduism are artificial and have no value. Service is the dharma of all living beings and that service has...

Hindus: difference between indian culture & another culture, spiritual freedom, indian culture
spiritual freedom, indian culture, hindus: Hinduism is polytheistic. All rivers finally reach one ocean. The Hindus believe that worship of any god will finally reach one Almighty. In India, we are free to choose a god of our liking. This is what it keeps our individuality and spiritual freedom...

Hindus: a different question,, health harmony, hidden mysteries
health harmony, hidden mysteries, soul searcher: Dear Mr.Imran Namaskar Guides are somebody who are a part of your own life and it is easy to contact them but for doing it is necessary to awaken your own energy levels to reach a level where you are not misused. Kundalini/ Spiral Enery, K-energy/ Ti-power...

Hindus: diwali, e mail address, search engines google
e mail address, search engines google, hindu festivals: Dear Amanda, I would be glad to answer the questions. Do not worry about splellings, I understand. My e-mail address is reumar@gmail.com. In the meantime, if possible, you may ask the children to visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_festivals or http://www.dlshq.org/download/hindufest.htm#_VPID_3....

Hindus: dvaita and advaita philosophy, process of cloning, liver cell
process of cloning, liver cell, dvaita: There is no difference between God and man spiritually. God is often called Paramatma or the Universal Soul. However, it does not mean that we are God. You can understand this contradiction by an example. A humnan body have trillions of cells and all cells...

Hindus: Eager to know about patanjali yoga, yoga philosophy of patanjali, swami chinmayananda
yoga philosophy of patanjali, swami chinmayananda, yoga aphorisms: Dear Himanshu, Thank you for your inquiry. I assume you are asking for English translations of the texts you mentioned. I like Swami Prabhavananda s and Christopher Isherwood s translation of the Yoga Sutras entitled HOW TO KNOW GOD: THE YOGA APHORISMS...

Hindus: Eastern religious Paper, modern india, societal views
modern india, societal views, essay search: I am a researcher too. I can not give a simple solution to such a question. I will give the sources. You have to search through and prepare your paper. http://www.lotsofessays.com/viewpaper/1703525.html http://www.lotsofessays.com/essay_search/hinduism.html...

Hindus: Eating Beef ?, hindu brahmin, american hindus
hindu brahmin, american hindus, east asian culture: Dear Rajiv, Thank you for your question. Hindu dietary laws are not, properly speaking, a part of religion, and there is nothing in Vedanta philosophy that favors one kind of food over another. Hindu social custom, however, has banned beef for centuries,...

Hindus: Ekadasi, hindu religion, new moons
hindu religion, new moons, spiritual enlightenment: Hi Susan, Ekadasi is the eleventh day following the full and new moons (i.e. there are two fortnights in a lunar month, one dark and one light, this tradition dates back to the origins of the Hindu religion to the worship of Sun and Moon). Its a day to...

Hindus: Email number 2, voodoo priest, extreme faith
voodoo priest, extreme faith, meeting jesus: Hi again, You: That was very interesting and pretty refreshing. Its nice to hear an open minded perspecitive when youve grown up strict Christian full of guilt and annoyance. Glad to help where I can. It was my fundamentalist Christian background that...

Hindus: Evil necessary for creation?, villains, desires
villains, desires, lila: Dear Premjit, Thank you for your question. What one considers evil depends on one s desires. What grants your desires is good and what denies them is evil. This varies a lot from individual to individual. From God s perspective the world is like a...

Hindus: Existence of God and problems in the world, existence of god, unity in diversity
existence of god, unity in diversity, natural phenomena: Dear Ram, All the problems in the world are due to those who do not believe that people with difference of opinions can peacefully coexist. ‘God’ is just one of the many subject matters on which there is a difference of opinion. Even if I agree with you...

Hindus: Explanation on Samadhi, spiritual masters, death cycle
spiritual masters, death cycle, god god: Dear Shri Karthikeyan, Thanks for asking this question. Suppose I say both Mr Veera and Mr Muthu are one and the same person, will it make sense to you? You will ask, who is Veera and Who is Muthu? If I then explain the storyline of Rajnikanth’s movie...

Hindus: eastern religious paper, westminster john knox, john knox press
westminster john knox, john knox press, westminster john knox press: Dear Alicia, What you require is a sociological treatment of Hinduism, particularly its impact in West. You also need to couple it up with a similar treatment of some other eastern religion like Buddhism. I recommend that you read the following books:...

Hindus: elementals, earth elementals, nature spirits
earth elementals, nature spirits, candle flame: Dear Suvarna Ji Namaskar There are many, many different types of nature spirits in existence. We call them by a myriad of names - fairies, elves, devas, nymphs, gnomes, etc. One very distinct class of nature spirit is the one we call the Elementals. Elementals...

Hindus: had enough of life, misfortune strikes, direct correlation
misfortune strikes, direct correlation, time flies: Dear Dina, Your friend is having a bad time due to her past deeds. This means she can have a good time if she wants to. There is a direct correlation between what one sows and what one reaps. No one else can be blamed for her current status. Therefore,...

Hindus: eternity?, initial faith, sri krishna
initial faith, sri krishna, supreme person: You cannot know it theoretically. Have initial faith and apply practices - then you get internal revelation which will push you to pursue further. You need to jump into water to learn swimming. Everything is eternal. Only the forms change. Its all the energies...

Hindus: Fasting, manu smriti, mahabharatha
manu smriti, mahabharatha, english translations: Hi Jeremy, Fasting is mentioned and described in the Mahabharatha and Puranas – which I would consider as old sources for this topic, if not the oldest. The Manu Smriti mentions fasting as a way of atonement for sins. The Buddha during his struggle for...

Hindus: Where Can I Find Hindu Communes in CA?, vedanta society of southern california, meditation tarot
vedanta society of southern california, meditation tarot, hollywood temple: Dear Natacha, Thank you for your question. The Hindu religion has many different forms, even more so than Christianity with its Protestant denominations, Roman Catholicism, and the East Orthodox Church. One principle of Hinduism is to discover what philosophy...

Hindus: Follow up question for Interview, demon king ravana, krishna jayanti
demon king ravana, krishna jayanti, kumbh mela: Thanks Tina, Personally I do have issues with outsourcing. If the people in India and elsewhere were paid the same wages as Americans I would not have as much of a problem with it at some levels. What these corporations do is unfair to everyone. Americans...

Hindus: Future of Islam as per Hinduism, kalki purana, master prophet
kalki purana, master prophet, alcohol liquor: Namaskar Radhakrishna, I think you already know the answer to this question my friend. I might point out however that the sastras speak of them not drinking soma not sura. Soma is the nectar of the gods that brings immortality that was created by...

Hindus: Advice, younger siblings, push ups
Hindus: Advice, younger siblings, push ups, ancient india

Hindus: Atheism and Hinduism, metamorphs, fertile minds
Hindus: Atheism and Hinduism, metamorphs, fertile minds, disservice

Hindus: The Boar Avatar and the Great Deluge., cosmic significance, vital essence
Hindus: The Boar Avatar and the Great Deluge., cosmic significance, vital essence, historical events

Hindus: Brahmacharya, pleasure sex, procreation
Hindus: Brahmacharya, pleasure sex, procreation, ploy

Hindus: bindis, sindoor, bindi
Hindus: bindis, sindoor, bindi, olden days

Hindus: Christianity, valid paths, gyana
Hindus: Christianity, valid paths, gyana, personal preference

Hindus: caste system and meditaion, hindu system, upper caste
Hindus: caste system and meditaion, hindu system, upper caste, caste system

Hindus: caste, breaking traditions, drinking wine
Hindus: caste, breaking traditions, drinking wine, slow acceptance

Hindus: curses/ bad luck, doesnt work, birthstone
Hindus: curses/ bad luck, doesnt work, birthstone, bad luck

Hindus: a different question,, four elements, answere
Hindus: a different question,, four elements, answere, own energy

Hindus: dvaita and advaita philosophy, self contradictions, self contradiction
Hindus: dvaita and advaita philosophy, self contradictions, self contradiction, god the almighty

Hindus: Eating Beef ?, hindu law, hindu religion
Hindus: Eating Beef ?, hindu law, hindu religion, hindu dharma

Hindus: Explanation on Samadhi, mr raja, knowledge environment
Hindus: Explanation on Samadhi, mr raja, knowledge environment, yogis

Hindus: Where Can I Find Hindu Communes in CA?, society bookstore, vedanta society
Hindus: Where Can I Find Hindu Communes in CA?, society bookstore, vedanta society, swamis

Hindus: your faith, step mothers, hooligans
Hindus: your faith, step mothers, hooligans, time basis

Hindus: your faith, glorious quran, abrahamic religions
Hindus: your faith, glorious quran, abrahamic religions, supreme personality

Hindus: free will and hinduism, mapi
Hindus: free will and hinduism, mapi

Hindus: The future of muslim According to Hinduism, dr zakir naik, ur parents
Hindus: The future of muslim According to Hinduism, dr zakir naik, ur parents, islam

Hindus: gayatri yantra, lotus petals, feminine name
Hindus: gayatri yantra, lotus petals, feminine name, masculine name

Hindus: Hare Krishna, rama rama rama, international society for krishna consciousness
Hindus: Hare Krishna, rama rama rama, international society for krishna consciousness, krishna krishna

Hindus: ????HELP?????, indus river, time passion
Hindus: ????HELP?????, indus river, time passion, different religions

Hindus: Heaven and Hell, man named jesus, faith one
Hindus: Heaven and Hell, man named jesus, faith one, more than a carpenter

Hindus: Heaven and Hell, hindu fundamentalism, hindu fundamentalists
Hindus: Heaven and Hell, hindu fundamentalism, hindu fundamentalists, principles of hinduism

Hindus: Hindu gods, power and innocence, attributes of god
Hindus: Hindu gods, power and innocence, attributes of god, monkey god

Hindus: Hindu Idols and Gods, worship idols, hindus
Hindus: Hindu Idols and Gods, worship idols, hindus, worshippers

Hindus: Hindu Meal, food grains, indian hindu
Hindus: Hindu Meal, food grains, indian hindu, diary products

Hindus: Hinduism, spelling mistake, names of god
Hindus: Hinduism, spelling mistake, names of god, eternal one

Hindus: How does Hinduism explain suffering?, hindu communities, parents place
Hindus: How does Hinduism explain suffering?, hindu communities, parents place, colour size

Hindus: Hinduism and Judaism, riligion, religions of the world
Hindus: Hinduism and Judaism, riligion, religions of the world, old books

Hindus: Hinduism : Sex before Marriage?, sex before marriage, going to hell
Hindus: Hinduism : Sex before Marriage?, sex before marriage, going to hell, half breed

Hindus: When did Hinduism start?, hindu dharma, hindu religion
Hindus: When did Hinduism start?, hindu dharma, hindu religion, northwest india

Hindus: Hinduism vs Buddhism, hindu deities, hindu family
Hindus: Hinduism vs Buddhism, hindu deities, hindu family, buddhist books

Hindus: Hindus liberation from earthly existence, desire for liberation from earthly existence, liberation from earthly existence
Hindus: Hindus liberation from earthly existence, desire for liberation from earthly existence, liberation from earthly existence, living and non living things

Hindus: hinduism, male prostitutes, strict control
Hindus: hinduism, male prostitutes, strict control, indian culture

Hindus: hinduism, nasti, geeta
Hindus: hinduism, nasti, geeta, hinduism

Hindus: hindusm?, bhagwat gita, yusuf khan
Hindus: hindusm?, bhagwat gita, yusuf khan, christens

Hindus: Impersonalist, art of living foundation, anniversary celebrations
Hindus: Impersonalist, art of living foundation, anniversary celebrations, world unity

Hindus: Jesus in Hinduism, hinduism, consequences
Hindus: Jesus in Hinduism, hinduism, consequences, hindu scriptures

Hindus: jnana yoga, nodeworks, approximation
Hindus: jnana yoga, nodeworks, approximation, jn

Hindus: Kalki, sikh religion, sai baba
Hindus: Kalki, sikh religion, sai baba, hinduism

Hindus: Did Krishna exist?, hare krishna, kishna
Hindus: Did Krishna exist?, hare krishna, kishna, relgion

Hindus: What does "Krishna" mean?, gaudiya vaishnava, goddess lakshmi
Hindus: What does "Krishna" mean?, gaudiya vaishnava, goddess lakshmi, radha and krishna

Hindus: karma- no forgiveness?, consequence
Hindus: karma- no forgiveness?, consequence

Hindus: kshatriya, hindu lawgiver, vedic seers
Hindus: kshatriya, hindu lawgiver, vedic seers, rig veda

Hindus: Lord Krishna Photo, lord krishna, happy all the time
Hindus: Lord Krishna Photo, lord krishna, happy all the time, embodiment

Hindus: life, life after death, pearls of wisdom, five senses
Hindus: life, life after death, pearls of wisdom, five senses, bhagavad gita

Hindus: Mahyavanshi Rajput, mass conversions, rajputs
Hindus: Mahyavanshi Rajput, mass conversions, rajputs, castes

Hindus: Mantra meaning, physical observation, religious scriptures
Hindus: Mantra meaning, physical observation, religious scriptures, electro mechanical devices

Hindus: Will a Muslim go to Hell after his death?, maha vishnu, sri maha
Hindus: Will a Muslim go to Hell after his death?, maha vishnu, sri maha, zakir hussain

Hindus: mantras for career stability, keshab, jupiter
Hindus: mantras for career stability, keshab, jupiter, om

Hindus: Is masturbation a sin according to hindu's, sexual ethics, esoteric practices
Hindus: Is masturbation a sin according to hindu's, sexual ethics, esoteric practices, spiritual aspirants

Hindus: origin of sivalingam, cosmic consciousness, sexual organs
Hindus: origin of sivalingam, cosmic consciousness, sexual organs, sivalingam

Hindus: Power of prayer and mantras, hindu dharma, karmas
Hindus: Power of prayer and mantras, hindu dharma, karmas, temporary relief

Hindus: Predictions of Hinduism about non-Hindus., sri ramakrishna, christians and muslims
Hindus: Predictions of Hinduism about non-Hindus., sri ramakrishna, christians and muslims, hindu scriptures

Hindus: Predictions of Hinduism about non-Hindus., prophet mohammed, sanatan dharma
Hindus: Predictions of Hinduism about non-Hindus., prophet mohammed, sanatan dharma, muslim hindu

Hindus: Puranas, energy principle, shiva puran
Hindus: Puranas, energy principle, shiva puran, central thread

Hindus: personal Guardian Angels or forces and spirit guides, gaurdian angels, hindu tradition
Hindus: personal Guardian Angels or forces and spirit guides, gaurdian angels, hindu tradition, spiritual guides

Hindus: protection, demonic spirits, way to heaven
Hindus: protection, demonic spirits, way to heaven, false teachings

Hindus: no subject, god allah, parents and grandparents
Hindus: no subject, god allah, parents and grandparents, religious matter

Hindus: Rathod, caste system, hod
Hindus: Rathod, caste system, hod, caste

Hindus: research on bhagwat Geeta, indira gandhi national open university, indira gandhi
Hindus: research on bhagwat Geeta, indira gandhi national open university, indira gandhi, disciplinary studies

Hindus: Said prophecies about Islam in Hindu scriptures, ganges water, cow dung
Hindus: Said prophecies about Islam in Hindu scriptures, ganges water, cow dung, evil ghost

Hindus: Selecting the right method of meditation, sri ramana maharshi, david godman
Hindus: Selecting the right method of meditation, sri ramana maharshi, david godman, mental maturity

Hindus: sanskrit question, sanskrit word, shee
Hindus: sanskrit question, sanskrit word, shee, patience

Hindus: sindhur, survival chances, time men
Hindus: sindhur, survival chances, time men, olden days

Hindus: symbolic depiction of peacock's feather on lord Krishna's crown/forehead., lord krishna, peacocks
Hindus: symbolic depiction of peacock's feather on lord Krishna's crown/forehead., lord krishna, peacocks, peacock

Hindus: What does the word Sudhama mean?, good qualities, good character
Hindus: What does the word Sudhama mean?, good qualities, good character, hare krsna

Hindus: The worship of devas..., existence of god, faith in god
Hindus: The worship of devas..., existence of god, faith in god, obstacles

Hindus: The worst thing that can happen to me., holy quran, allah
Hindus: The worst thing that can happen to me., holy quran, allah, muslims

Hindus: your faith, prophet muhammad, religion islam
prophet muhammad, religion islam, ancient belief: Dear Irfan, Thank you for your question. Your question is as follows: On what basis do I believe in Hinduism? Belief is not important in my religion. People have believed many false ideas over the centuries that have no basis in reality. The common...

Hindus: your faith, rama krishna, bhavishya purana
rama krishna, bhavishya purana, hindu scripture: Dear Irfan, 1. I believe in Hinduism because this is the religion I was born in and has answered all my questions and I find no need to change it. 2. My convictions are not based on what others say but what I experience. 3. Hinduism does not base...

Hindus: faith, prophet muhammad, islam and christianity
prophet muhammad, islam and christianity, having faith: Dear Irfan, 1. Cow is not considered lord in Hinduism. Lord or God in Hinduism is the Ultimate Being. Cow is only revered. 2. There is no anticipation or hints of prophet muhammad in the vedas or puranas. 3. Hinduism is a religion of only one...

Hindus: fasting, realated, living in canada
realated, living in canada, jignesh: Dear Jignesh, In Hinduism, fasting is stipulated as a means of purifying the body and mind so that they can be turned to God. Sometimes they are also done as penance. Chaturmasa is the staying at one place of monks during the rainy days when they cannot...

Hindus: follow up on my previous question, edgar cayce, absolute answer
edgar cayce, absolute answer, cycle of birth and death: Dear KT, You are not dealing with a religious person here. The person you are dealing with is not trying to prove anything. On the contrary, he is trying to answer your questions voluntarily. In no way, your belief or lack of it in certain things is...

Hindus: forms of gods, gods and godess, rasa lila
gods and godess, rasa lila, sri krsna: Hello again, I answered your question fully and clearly and invited you to ask if you wished more information. Your rating is unfair. Perhaps you did not ask the question you wish answered? Namaskar Malu, If one accepts the premise of the Ek...

Hindus: fornication, muslim hindu, honest views
muslim hindu, honest views, blind faith: it is very bad, and this is my honest views, regarding your first question, that says about fornication. about your second quesiton, i don t know what people thinks, but actually what a man feels seeing a girl, is normal, but the same reaction and feelings...

Hindus: fornication, gay and lesbian couples, loving intimacy
gay and lesbian couples, loving intimacy, muslim hindu: Dear Doudi, Thank you for your question. There are only two moral principles that are essential to follow to progress in spiritual life according to Hindu tantric non-dual Vedanta. One is doing no intentional harm to anyone, and the other is being truthful....

Hindus: fornication, eternal pleasures, muslim hindu
eternal pleasures, muslim hindu, carnal pleasures: Fornication or homosexuality - both are mundane non eternal pleasures - Need to look towards eternal pleasure for permanent satisfaction - hence gradual abstinence by involving oneself in eternal activities is recommended Non eternal pleasures cannot satisfy...

Hindus: who founded it, hindu scriptures, who founded hinduism
hindu scriptures, who founded hinduism, manvantara: In case of Hinduism * The system existed from time unmemorable. o Hindu scriptures talk about things that happened at periods of time, whose specified count is much much higher than the period well known to history scholars of current time....

Hindus: free will and hinduism, sri nisargadatta maharaj, bhagavad gita
sri nisargadatta maharaj, bhagavad gita, human aspect: Dear Daniel, Thank you for your excellent question. There is a word in Sanskrit for will, iccha, but when we speak of the human will, we understand that it is always conditioned and determined by past actions (karma) and therefore not, technically...

Hindus: The future of muslim According to Hinduism, dr zakir naik, e mail address
dr zakir naik, e mail address, hindu scriptures: Dear Brother, Thank you for contacting me. I will try my best to help you make your parents become a good Muslim. Please pray to Allah that he guides them and helps you overcome this problem. I have included two attachments (emailed to you )- one...

Hindus: GANA-HOMA, north indian temples, south indian temples
north indian temples, south indian temples, advaita vedanta: I am familiar with the methods in south Indian temples. They vary considerably in north Indian temples. Contact the Ganesha temple nearest to you, and the Purohit there will tell you the customary and traditional methods followed there. The Upanishads...

Hindus: GANA-HOMA, yajur veda, rig veda
yajur veda, rig veda, vow of silence: Dear Vitali, There is a mention of Gana Homa in Seventh Canto of the Bodhayana Dharma Sutra. Gana homa is dedicated to the Lord in General though some offerings are to Lord Vishnu. This homa is performed for the amelioration of sins and for purification....

Hindus: Gandhi, mahatma gandhi, peaceful protest
mahatma gandhi, peaceful protest, british empire: Mahatma Gandhi was a lover of peace. When Bose proposed military fight against the ruling Britishers, he opposed. He is the only person in the know history to prove that peaceful protest has a higher spiritual power than any arms. If he were alive, he...

Hindus: Ganesh, lord ganesha, prayer books
lord ganesha, prayer books, lord ganesh: There are prayer books (usually in one of the Indian languages) for Lord Ganesha. In reality, though, a sincere prayer, praising the Lord is as good. Any offering you make is sufficient. Many of us take coconut, bananas or flowers to the temple. There are...

Hindus: About Ganesha, rohit chandra, rest rooms
rohit chandra, rest rooms, worshipped: Dear Rohit Chandra, Namaskar. You can place a large statue of Ganesha in the front doorway outside the house within your gate. If you like to place the statue of Ganesha within your house, then I recommend you place a small statue and that too in a...

Hindus: Gayatri Mantra, divine blessing, namaskar
divine blessing, namaskar, maha mantra: Dear Rohit ji Namaskar Is there a profile like you have mentioned it is just words words are something people understand so if you must say okay then yes I have knowledge of Tantra but so have you and everybody else. Why are you so particular about Gayatri...

Hindus: General Hindu, religious society of friends, country india
religious society of friends, country india, accurate name: Hi Jeff, Hinduism is in many ways unlike any other religion on earth. It is primordial religion. First, the name Hinduism is a misnomer. Hindus were those people living on the other side of the river Sindu (coined in Persian as Hindu ). Its like...

Hindus: General Hinduism Questions, john carroll high school, carroll high school
john carroll high school, carroll high school, hindus: Dear Josh, Hindus or Hinduism believes in the reincarnation of all beings including followers of other religions. Hindus also believe in the divinity of the souls of all beings. Reincarnation can be from any one species to another species. Shrutichaitany...

Hindus: General Hinduism, world history class, john carroll school
world history class, john carroll school, grade world history: It is obvious even now - if you violate the laws of United states you go to jail so we are all eternal individual beings and we go on reincarnating until we completely absorb ourselves in the loving service of the Supreme Lord Only vegetables, milk, yogurt...

Hindus: General Questions, john carroll high school, wealthy property owners
john carroll high school, wealthy property owners, caste system: For the only perpose of your assignment About The Caste System: This concept that you are today based on what you did in your past lives laid the ground work for a seemingly oppressive social system in such a peaceful society. This highly ordered set...

Hindus: General questions about Hinduism, world history students, hindu devotion
world history students, hindu devotion, god elements: 1. Do people in different caste groups worship in different temples? Worship practices are very regional and are based on the cultural norms of different communities. People go to temples that they are comfortable with. People from the South have...

Hindus: General, founder of hinduism, hindu texts
founder of hinduism, hindu texts, dharmic religions: Hinduism is a very unusual religion since it is considered to be Sanatan (eternal). There is no founder of Hinduism nor there are any God or prophet. A study of Hinduism is a study of synthesis of religions and sciences. Still the most authentic book of...

Hindus: Ghandi: Ahimsa, lord sri krishna, bhagavad gita
lord sri krishna, bhagavad gita, ahimsa: Wholesale ahimsa is not recommended. Violence to uphold dharma is recommended in Bhagavad Gita. Lord Sri Krishna in every chapter of Gita encourages Arjuna to fight and kill people against dharma. Dharma is acting in alignment to the will and desire of Sri...

Hindus: GOD, belief in one god, god question
belief in one god, god question, god answer: Dear Jibreel, Hinduism is not named after any person. It follows the teachings of no particular person but that of Vedas, its scriptures. Hinduism does not advocate the worship of one God. These three persons or trinity are all nothing but different...

Hindus: GOD HUNUMAN CHALISA, god hanuman, hanuman chalisa
god hanuman, hanuman chalisa, sri krishna: Hanuman is very dear servant of Lord Rama. He is linked to the Supreme person in the mellow of servitorship. Every living being has a dormant relationship with the Supreme Person Sri Krishna and the revival of such a relationship is the single most important...

Hindus: GOD, hindu tradition, way of meditation
hindu tradition, way of meditation, question god: Dear Sethu Madhavan, Thank you for your question. God/Self does, indeed, exist. God exists, God can be known directly in this very life, and to know God is the ultimate goal of human life. The Hindu tradition has produced a plethora of spiritual practices...

Hindus: God, divine attributes, semitic religions
divine attributes, semitic religions, dear brother: Dear Jibreel, There is no creation by God in Hinduism. God Himself is manifesting as the universe and its beings. The beings as you call them, or the creator, cherisher and destroyer are not different beings but different manifestations which is completely...

Hindus: God's Will, happiness and sorrow, anger sorrow
happiness and sorrow, anger sorrow, immoral sex: Dear Wayne, Expectation from God is very similar to the expectation of the parents. Parents spend so much time, energy and money for the child in addition to giving their unconditional love and affection. What should the child do in return? The only expectation...

Hindus: God and animalistic fanatics, hindu temples in india, karma marga
hindu temples in india, karma marga, age of quarrel: Good question Premjit prabhu, I don t know that there is any answer. Karma, Marga.... The religion of which you speak, I assume, has wrought great harm the world over, as well as some blessings, and is currently, effectively, working to conquer the...

Hindus: God and Diseases, vedic scriptures, micro organisms
vedic scriptures, micro organisms, ozone depletion: Namaskar my friend, People before us had to deal with polio, small pox, the Black Death etc. There s always something. Many of the current diseases and problems exist because of human beings. Others seem to rise out of the blue (our of nowhere). But...

Hindus: Is it God?, prem anand, long lost friend
prem anand, long lost friend, favourable circumstances: Dear Prem Anand, Namaskar. It is just good luck that a person came forward to help you. That is all. God has made your friend to contact you. It is not proper to think that God Himself came as your friend. It was just that God provided the favourable...

Hindus: Guru-Shishya-Relationship: Death, diksha guru, existence consciousness
diksha guru, existence consciousness, guru shishya: Dear Eiko, Thank you for your question. Sat-Chit-Ananda, Existence-Consciousness-Bliss, is the only Guru. Human gurus are but windows upon that divine Reality. The guru-shishya relationship persists until the shishya becomes enlightened. The death of...

Hindus: ganesha tattoo, dirty things, virgin mary
dirty things, virgin mary, westerner: Dear Leia, Thank you for your question. The issue you raise concerns Hindu cultural attitudes rather than philosophy or even spiritual practice. Feet in India are generally considered polluted because of proximity to the ground and the many dirty things...

Hindus: gayatri mantra, diksha, soulsearcher
diksha, soulsearcher, namaskar: Dear Devatman Charmi ji Namaskar I did understand the message but in Allexperts.com there are limited options only. Most of the Diksha particularly Gayatri Diksha is to be taken in person and it has to be done properly. You can email me directly at my...

Hindus: gayatri yantra, gayatri yantra, spiritual consciousness
gayatri yantra, spiritual consciousness, spiritual insight: Dear Samantha, Thank you for your question. The Gayatri Yantra, like all yantras, is a visual representation of deity. It is to be meditated upon while repeating the Gayatri Mantra. The Gayatri Mantra is a prayer for enlightenment addressed to the...

Hindus: Is there any gender for a soul?, material body, chaitanya
material body, chaitanya, supreme lord: Soul takes on gender in the sport of the Lord according to the desire and will of the Lord. Each soul has a role to play for the pleasure of the Supreme Lord and the gender is decided on the particular service the soul will render. On purification and dissolution...

Hindus: general, five blind men, hindu religion
five blind men, hindu religion, john dobson: Dear Gajendra Mani, As you may be aware the term Hindu religion covers a vast array of practices and beliefs, so it is impossible beyond a few basic tenets to generalize about that whole body of philosophies and practices. That said, if we turn to...

Hindus: general hindusim, adi sankara, vishista advaita
adi sankara, vishista advaita, hindu deities: The Vedic concept of God is as one who is beyond form and one who is without attributes (qualities that we can describe) (called Nirguna Brahman) However, since such a concept of a God (whom we can not describe or see) is difficult for people to relate to,...

Hindus: general questions about Hinduism, world history class, hereditary caste
world history class, hereditary caste, epic mahabharata: 1. If an American converts to Hinduism, are they ascribed a place in a caste? If so, which caste? The scriptures did not talk about hereditary caste. In fact, in the epic Mahabharata, there was a conversation between King Yudhisthara and a Yaksha...

Hindus: general, soulsearcher, universal light
soulsearcher, universal light, ji: Dear Gajendra Mani ji Namaskar Please read the book India- Known things unknown Secrets details can be found at www.soulsearcher.org This book can be ordered from www.bjainbooks.com With the blessing of the universal light Rudrabhayananda www.soulsearcher.or...

Hindus: ghandi, mahatma gandhi, mr gandhi
mahatma gandhi, mr gandhi, dhoti: Dear Lady Namaskar I believe that you have asked about Mahatma Gandhi. He used to wear only a Dhoti and a small upper covering mostly the upper covering was not there. If it is about Mr. Gandhi please do get back. With the blessing of the universal light...

Hindus: ghandi, richard attenborough, indian clothes
richard attenborough, indian clothes, traditional clothes: In the Richard Attenborough movie, Gandhhi was a perfect british gentleman while he was in South Africa. In India, he changed to Indian clothes and wore the loin cloth worn by peasants and working class people. Earlier on he wore the traditional clothes of...

Hindus: ghandi, traditional indian garb, western garb
traditional indian garb, western garb, religious traditions: Thank you for your question. However, your inquiry does not pertain to Hinduism, per se, but more to the realm of film criticism. Perhaps your professor can explain what s/he meant. I offer my own observations in any case. In the film Gandhiji starts...

Hindus: gita, concentration meditation, fifteen minutes
concentration meditation, fifteen minutes, posture: Meditation is a wide field and it is difficult to explain it in this column. You may visit, any website for detailed information. However, in simple words, meditation means an attempt by us to rise from the world of senses to focus on mind. This can be...

Hindus: gita, protons neutrons electrons, sanskrit word
protons neutrons electrons, sanskrit word, nuclear reaction: Dear Ram, Atoms are not indestructible. They can further be divided into protons, neutrons, electrons, positrons, etc. Moreover, the energy within an atom can be unleashed through nuclear reaction. Thus, atoms transform. Atma is the Sanskrit word for...

Hindus: about goblin beside Lord Ganapati, lord ganapati, lord ganesa
lord ganapati, lord ganesa, lord vinayaka: Dear Vitali, Hindus are not at all concerned about how Ganesha is visualized, unless the visualization is derogatory. The poets, sculptors, painters, the artisans, have depicted Ganesha variously all through the history. Of late, Ganesha worship is becoming...

Hindus: about goblin beside Lord Ganapati, lord ganapati, lord ganesa
lord ganapati, lord ganesa, lord ganesha: Dear Devatman Vitali ji Namaskar The goblin is not a goblin rather it is Asura. The name of the asura is Vighasura meaning he is the asura of all obstacles and the form was taken up by Kaala(time) on the request of Lord Indra (King of Gods) for creating...

Hindus: Why so many gods in hinduism?, material representation, worship idols
material representation, worship idols, one god: Dear Sarosh Butt, 1. The many gods in Hinduism are all only different manifestations of the same One God. This is because everyone can contemplate on the qualities of God which are more suitable to one devotee. 2. Vedas do say there are various representations...

Hindus: gods name, lord hanuman, dhana
lord hanuman, dhana, sita: Dear Devatman Uma ji Namaskar 108 names of Lord Hanuman are: AUM Hanumatay Namaha AUM Shree Pradaayay Namaha AUM Vaaya Putraaya Namaha AUM Rudraayay Namaha AUM Ana-Gaayay Namaha AUM Aja-Raayay Namaha AUM Amrit-Yavay Namaha AUM Maarutaat-Majaayay...

Hindus: Hair offerings, religious customs, purification ritual
religious customs, purification ritual, traditional families: It is cut off as an act of devotion. People go to the place of pilgrimage, have the hair cut and it is offered to the temple as part of an offering. If someone s hair was cut off while that person was sleeping, it is discarded, not given as an offering. ravi...

Hindus: Hare Krishna, international society for krishna consciousness, hindu sects
international society for krishna consciousness, hindu sects, hinduism and buddhism: Dear Dan, Thank you for your question. I am not an expert in the specific rituals or traditions of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, popularly known as the Hare Krishnas. I can tell you that initiation in many Hindu sects involves...

Hindus: ????HELP?????, sanatana dharma, hindu religion
sanatana dharma, hindu religion, hare krishna: Dear seeker, Dont get conditioned by any religious thought. Think naturally by your intelligence given by the absolute. There is no reference to the word HINDU in the vedas. Hence most modern day hinduism is concoction of pure vedic thought. Infact vedas...

Hindus: Health, cough syrups, dry cough
cough syrups, dry cough, temporary relief: The disturbance in the geo rhythm might have caused you this problem. just do 3doem meditation for 5 minutes twice a a day using 3d oem chart. you can find the 3d oem chart in your local book store. more about 3d oem you can find at http://www.3doem.com ...

Hindus: Heaven and Hell, muslim man, paradise and hell
muslim man, paradise and hell, virtuous life: Dear Fahad, Of course, Hindus do have their own conception of paradise and hell which they call swarga and naraka. According to Hindus, even Muslims or for that matter anybody who lives a virtuous life gains an automatic entry into Heaven after his earthly...

Hindus: Heaven and Hell, heavenly feeling, muslim man
heavenly feeling, muslim man, christian heaven: Dear Fahad Ansari Namaskar All religions follow the path of Heaven and hell and the knowledge is common among all the religious teachings. Any person who is pious and good can enter through the doors of heaven it does not relate to a religion. Dear friend...

Hindus: Heaven and Hell, god allah, religion islam
god allah, religion islam, heavenly feeling: Dear Fahad Ansari Namaskar Again my answer would be same. All religions follow the path of Heaven and hell and the knowledge is common among all the religious teachings. Any person who is pious and good can enter through the doors of heaven it does not...

Hindus: Heaven and Hell, sanatana dharma, temporary heaven
sanatana dharma, temporary heaven, bhagavad gita: Dear Fahad, Thank you for your excellent question. Heaven(s) and hell(s) in Hinduism are temporary states, and no one is spiritually lost forever. Everyone will gain liberation/enlightenment sooner or later. It is liberation that is the ultimate goal...

Hindus: Help!!!, sri krishna, finance classes
sri krishna, finance classes, supreme person: All people have one religion and that is practice of the religion of soul and the religion of soul is to love the supreme person the pivot of cosmos. Hinduism comes closest to the natural function of the soul and hence the attraction. Please learn more about...

Hindus: Help?, faith in god, finance classes
faith in god, finance classes, gifted program: You feel inadequate because you are losing confidence in yourself. You lose confidence because your mind is diverted and your attention is divided so your output reduces. You can improve your concentration by mediation and faith. Since you appears to be...

Hindus: HI, sanatana dharma, veda means knowledge
sanatana dharma, veda means knowledge, attributes of god: Dear Amir, Thank you for your question. The word Hinduism refers to a vast umbrella covering countless beliefs and practices. It is nearly impossible to speak generally of Hinduism and say anything that applies to all Hindus. Two common areas of agreement...

Hindus: HIINDUISM, desire for liberation from earthly existence, liberation from earthly existence
desire for liberation from earthly existence, liberation from earthly existence, many lifetimes: Dear Wendy, Thank you for your question. Mukti or liberation means being free from all ignorance and bondage. What prevents our experience of this liberated state is identification with a body/mind pattern we think of as an individual personality or...

Hindus: HINDU GODS, goddess lakshmi, lord venkateswara
goddess lakshmi, lord venkateswara, satya sai: There are many regional variations. Monday is for Lord Shiva; Saturday is for Lord Venkateswara (Balaji); Tuesday and Thursdays are for Goddess Lakshmi; Thursdays are also auspicious for followers of Sai Baba and Satya Sai Baba. Fridays are auspicious for...

Hindus: HINDU GODS, lord vishnu, lord shiva
lord vishnu, lord shiva, hindu gods: Dear Shoby ji Namaskar The deities are based on the solar system. Sunday-Surya Monday- Moon Tuesday-Mangal Wednesday-Budh Thursday-Brihaspati Friday-Sukra Saturday-Shani Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva can be worshipped any day. Since all the deities...

Hindus: Hi my name is Samantha Livingston..., moksha, john carroll
moksha, john carroll, dajvu: Dear Samantha, 1. You will keep on going through cycles of birth and rebirth, until you finally do reach it. No one is ever denied the chance to reach Moksha, it is just a matter of how long it will take each and every individual soul. 2. When you...

Hindus: Hi, lord sri krishna, material energy
lord sri krishna, material energy, holy names: Hinduism is amalgamation of various scientific techniques to get released from the clutches of illusory material energy and take the shelter of divine, esctactic spiritual energy. One of the most important technique is to worship Supreme Lord Sri Krishna by...

Hindus: Hidu, census of india, tribal religions
census of india, tribal religions, unity in diversity: Although 80.5% of the people are Hindus, India, with 13.4% of its population Muslim, is also home to the third-largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia and Pakistan. India also contains the majority of the world s Zoroastrians, Sikhs and Jains....

Hindus: High School Question, hindu religion, school question
hindu religion, school question, atma: hi Fabius, We are not reincarnated as soon as we die.The atma leaves the body as soon as we die.but according to hindu religion it is beleived that the atma stays on this planet without any body (as a spirit) for 13 days. Then its journey begins,towards...

Hindus: Hindi Documentation, srimad bhagavad gita, lord visnu
srimad bhagavad gita, lord visnu, sanatana dharma: Great point! Actually there is no Hindu religion . Muslims then living on the far side of the Sindhu river referred to those on the other side of the river as Sindhus . Sindhu came to be pronounced as Hindu. Indian religion is incredibly diverse...

Hindus: Hindu afterlife, self enlightenment, god consciousness
self enlightenment, god consciousness, meditation mantras: Hi Emily, Just to let you know, you have given me by far the lowest rating I have received from anyone. I sent you a very good, concise, well thought out answer. If you want answers that talk down to you , because you re only 14, you need to say that...

Hindus: Hindu Book info. NEEDED???, hand writting, genuine artifacts
hand writting, genuine artifacts, hindu god: I was away for the past one week and did not get back till last night. my apologies for this delay in answering. If you know of any Hindu temple or an Indian organization or family in your area, please show the book to that person. He or she may be able...

Hindus: Hindu beliefs, hindu beliefs, strict observance
hindu beliefs, strict observance, puja: Namaskar Jeethesh, In my opinion, proper puja comes from the heart. If the alter is for your own use there should be no worries. If you will be hosting the puja for a group with strict observance it might be an issue. Many Hindus are not wealthy or may...

Hindus: Hindu Forced Marriage & Divorce, marriage divorce, grounds for divorce
marriage divorce, grounds for divorce, necessary piece: Dear Nancy, The case told by you is a very unusual one to say the least. I like to know the country of marriage, was it India? In general, the following are my observations: 1. The decision to kind of stage a marriage was a very wrong one, even though...

Hindus: Hindu Gods and Idols, christians and muslims, hindu gods
christians and muslims, hindu gods, hindu god: You have asked a very pertinent question regarding Hinduism incorporating other religions as well. Hindusim, do not believe in the God who is sitting over us like a Judge and punish/reward the people for their bad and good deeds. It rather believes the...

Hindus: Hindu Gods and Idols, christians and muslims, hindu gods
christians and muslims, hindu gods, hindu god: Love of God or Supreme Person is the primary goal. That love is wonderful and comforting - only if love has dawned in the heart can we make it to swarga - This is the foundational teaching of any religion - all the fanaticism is human creation but every religion...

Hindus: Hindu goddesses associated with the sea, hindu goddess, sea god
hindu goddess, sea god, yamuna: Hindus consider all rivers as Goddesses, not only Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati; but also Indus, Godavari, Narmada, and Kaveri. When the devout take bath they have a verse which they repeat remebering all these rivers, to signify as they are taking bath with...

Hindus: Hindu gods and idols, christians and muslims, hindu gods
christians and muslims, hindu gods, hindu god: Hinduism s greatest feature has been its positive ideas and those who do not belong to it are not infidels or heretics. Hinduism does not believe in bringing about a mechanical uniformity of belief and worship by a forcible elimination of all that is not...

Hindus: Hindu gods, hindu religion, hindu gods
hindu religion, hindu gods, show mw: hi kirsty, glad u take intrest in hindu religion.Well the truth is that there is only one and only one super power that controls all the things in the universe Whom we call God. Hindu religion being one of the oldest religion took into account the...

Hindus: Hindu Help, ramayana and mahabharata, story of krishna
ramayana and mahabharata, story of krishna, srimad bhagavatam: Dear Sally, The story of Rama is Ramayana. And the story of Krishna is found in the Mahabharata and Srimad Bhagavatam. These stories have a lot to tell in terms of Moral Life, Spiritual Life, Day to day life, Practical tips and even Business. In fact...

Hindus: Hindu Idols and Gods, christians and muslims, hindu gods
christians and muslims, hindu gods, hindu god: Dear Fahad, Thanks for asking me this interesting question. Since there are multiple questions, I am rephrasing them and answering them separately. Question: Do Hind Gods ever punish or avenge people? Answer: No. Punishing, revenging, avenging etc...

Hindus: Hindu Interview questions, religion of hinduism, hinduism religion
religion of hinduism, hinduism religion, hindu temples: Hi Tina, Glad to help. Hinduism, as you know, is very diverse religion. Aspects of it have been incorporated through our society. • Are you or someone in the temple considered a priest, pastor, guru by the people that you/they lead in prayer? My...

Hindus: Hindu Meal, hindu faith, laws of manu
hindu faith, laws of manu, jennifer wagner: I doubt there will be any written information in English on madi . It is just a cultural tradition. A Hindu has no requirements to attend worship services or listen to any preaching. A person s conduct and a person s commitment to a moral life is all that...

Hindus: Hindu Mythology, indo european languages, hindu mythology
indo european languages, hindu mythology, hindu tradition: Hi Ray, I m afraid I don t have any information about this particular place. I googled: Wawel Castle Siva and a few interesting pages come up. In previous ages, as you probably know, the Bharata family ruled a more or less united planet earth according...

Hindus: Hindu philosophy, hindu philosophy, hindus
hindu philosophy, hindus, natures: Dear Brett, Thank you for your question. Hindus seek God within and without. Some are called by their natures to serve society. Others are called to an inward life of ascetic withdrawal. No role is better or worse than any other. All are necessary for...

Hindus: Hindu Question, lord sri krishna, hare krishna mantra
lord sri krishna, hare krishna mantra, john carroll school: Dear Claire, Yes of course Hindus get married, but they get married not for any reason other then to have a merging of souls, in their relationship they sould be helping each other advance in the spiritual sense. There should also be no illicit sex (sex...

Hindus: Hindu Question, previous lives, heilman
previous lives, heilman, hindus: Dear Christina, 1. Hindus celebrate many many special days which are basically the birthdays of the prophets, etc. They meditate, pray and perform ritualistic worship on these days. 2. No, I do not remember any of my previous lives. Shrutichaitany...

Hindus: Hindu Religion, Pain Suffering,Illusionary etc, holy books of hinduism, hindu religion
holy books of hinduism, hindu religion, buddhist teachings: Yes, the world is fraught with pain and suffering. This is the concept that was expanded by Buddha and it forms one of the core principles of Buddhist teachings. The bodily pain of physical illness and deterioration is part of this suffering. However, Hindu...

Hindus: Hindu Religion, hindu religion, societal influences
hindu religion, societal influences, hinduism: Sybrina, this will require a comprehensive reading and review. If it is for a school paper, then I can give you some references. Please let me know, if you are a high school student or a university student. If you are neither, please ask me specific questions....

Hindus: Hindu Religious Traditions, what sacred elements characterize hindu religious traditions, sacred elements
what sacred elements characterize hindu religious traditions, sacred elements, major religions: Dear Alicia, All the details all the major religions are available at http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/dws/dws_r5_truth-major-religions.html Browse the content at http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/dws/dws_table_of_contents.html...

Hindus: Hindu Sanskaar, fourth month of pregnancy, spiritual nourishment
fourth month of pregnancy, spiritual nourishment, seventh month of pregnancy: hi nishant, SIXTEEN SANSKAR OF A HINDU The way Hindu lives ,is wrapped around various rites called Sanskar. The Sanskar is said to be helping for achieving spiritual nourishment, peace of mind and ultimately moksha. Sansar give a spiritual touch to...

Hindus: Hindu symbols, hindu dharma, hindu symbols
hindu dharma, hindu symbols, planes of existence: Dear Kate Swann, Well by far the most important symbol to Hinduism is the Om symbol; more correctly pronounced as AUM. 1. AUM: In the beginning,before creation when Brahman was unmanifest,the mind was not there to cognise and hence perception was...

Hindus: Hindu teaching, stem cell research, belief systems
stem cell research, belief systems, contraindication: There is no contraindication to stem cell research, according to Hindu belief systems. Hinduism does not sanction abortion. (Aborting a fetus is considered a sin) There is a book on Hindu BioEthics that was published in 2003. I am blocking on the author...

Hindus: Hinduism, practice yoga, hindus in india
practice yoga, hindus in india, postures: Yoga has become widely popular in the US, while it is not so in India. There is a traditional way of doing it. A lot of american yoga has been modified to fit the desires of people here. Iyengar s book on Yoga is still the standard for many people. ...

Hindus: Hinduism, gayatri mantra, hindu prayers
gayatri mantra, hindu prayers, hindu pantheon: Dear Jacob, Thank you for your questions. To answer your questions in full is beyond the scope of this service. However, I can give you brief answers and some suggestions where to go for more information. Do you have one or multiple Dieties? Yes...

Hindus: Hinduism, gods and godesses, bhagvat gita
gods and godesses, bhagvat gita, there is only one god: Sachin, The questions you have raised are relevant and sometimes difficult to answer in a short form. 1. When a person dies, the soul (Atma/Atman) journeys in afterlife. In the concept of heaven and hell, the soul spends some time in either or both places,...

Hindus: Hinduism, true devotee, god images
true devotee, god images, divine images: Dear Stephen, Thank you for your excellent question. Hindus do not worship images, per se. Rather we worship God whom we believe manifests through the image at the time of worship. Ritual worship contains some rather elaborate processes for helping us...

Hindus: Hinduism, answer homework questions, heritage of india
answer homework questions, heritage of india, continent of europe: Dear Tabitha, Thank you for your question. THE SPIRITUAL HERITAGE OF INDIA, a book by Swami Prabhavananda, may be helpful. You may also wish to ask your teacher for some help in finding sources for your research. You may find the book at www.vedanta.com....

Hindus: Hinduism, american heart association, americanheart org
american heart association, americanheart org, vegetarian diets: Hi James, Please forgive me if my reply seemed like a judgement against you, it was not intended to be. Many good people, including several of my closest friends, eat their fellow creatures. You re question, as I recall, was about Hinduism and why they...

Hindus: Hinduism, sanatana dharma, desire for liberation from earthly existence
sanatana dharma, desire for liberation from earthly existence, what makes up the hindu religion: Hi again Katrina, Thanks for information on the textbook. I m not familiar with it, I ll have to check it out. Our conversation thus far has been around 600 words, so you aren t that far off. As I suggested in my last reply, allow such questions to challenge...

Hindus: Hinduism, sanatana dharma, desire for liberation from earthly existence
sanatana dharma, desire for liberation from earthly existence, liberation from earthly existence: Hi Manda, I don t really like to answer homework questions for people. In part, I think it steals from the questioner s opportunity to study the issues and learn more from the deeper understandings of the various religious systems. I d prefer you to share...

Hindus: Hinduism, vedic scripture, social customs
vedic scripture, social customs, child marriages: These were social customs. My marriage was arranged. My children will probably choose their partners. My wife and I have been married for 30 years and never once doubted our decision to marry based on our parents recommendations. In India, the law banned...

Hindus: Hinduism, counseling diploma, material existence
counseling diploma, material existence, social experiences: Hi Amber, I m 50 years old MA in Religious Studies, two Vaisnava Brahman (ie Hindu) initiations, an Interfaith counseling diploma, three Christian ordinations (Calvary Chapel, Baptist and independent) etc. Single I have traveled much of the world, studied...

Hindus: Hinduism, what makes up the hindu religion, desire for liberation from earthly existence
what makes up the hindu religion, desire for liberation from earthly existence, surrender to one: Hindus recognize three possible paths to moksha, or salvation. The first is the way of works or karma yoga. This is a very popular way of salvation and lays emphasis on the idea that liberation may be obtained by fulfilling one s familial and social duties...

Hindus: Hinduism, sanatana dharma, hindu dharma
sanatana dharma, hindu dharma, hindu sects: Hi, This question in this text book is based on an inaccurate premise. Hinduism, which is actually known as the Sanatana Dharma or Eternal Truth, has many uniting belief systems. These include the conviction that Truth is knowable and can be directly experienced....

Hindus: Hinduism, true spirituality, passionate love relationship
true spirituality, passionate love relationship, sanatana dharma: Not all of Hinduism is real spirituality. The real essence and true spirituality in Hinduism is called Sanatana Dharma. Basic objective of sanatana dharma is to integrate with the central pivot of cosmos in a passionate love relationship. realationship with...

Hindus: Hinduism, sanatana dharma, hindu religion
sanatana dharma, hindu religion, homework questions: Hi Danyelle, I don t really like to answer homework questions for people, which I m certain this is since I get it so often in these exact words. In part, I think it steals from the questioner s opportunity to study the issues and learn more from the deeper...

Hindus: Hinduism, what makes up the hindu religion, hindu traditions
what makes up the hindu religion, hindu traditions, desire for liberation from earthly existence: Most Hindu traditions consider moksha the ultimate goal of life.The main differences of opinion centre on the precise nature of moksha. Although practically all schools consider it a state of unity with God, the nature of such unity is contested. The advaita...

Hindus: Hinduism, true hinduism, sanatana dharma
true hinduism, sanatana dharma, subtle matter: True Hinduism is called Sanatana Dharma. Its very rare to find true practitioners of sanatana dharma. The central mesasge of sanatana dharma is to discover the natural position of the soul which is passionate loving relationship with the Absolute truth in...

Hindus: Hinduism, sanatana dharma, ayurveda medicines
sanatana dharma, ayurveda medicines, varnashram dharma: Answer: Hi, One big societal element is that India is one of the last bastions of the ancient world s culture. Its population practices scores of diverse religious traditions. Hinduism is actually an umbrella term referring to the people living...

Hindus: Hinduism, heidelberg college tiffin ohio, divorce and remarriage
heidelberg college tiffin ohio, divorce and remarriage, bhagvad gita: Manu Smrithi was not a code of conduct that was adopted uniformly. there were other treatises (narada smrithi; gautama smrithi etc.) Until very recently divorce was not a practical option for most women. with modernization and westernization as well as...

Hindus: Hinduism, sanatana dharma, hindu dharma
sanatana dharma, hindu dharma, hindu sects: Hi Crystal, This question in this text book is based on an inaccurate premise. Hinduism, which is actually known as the Sanatana Dharma or Eternal Truth, has many uniting belief systems. These include the conviction that Truth is knowable...

Hindus: Hinduism, birds eye view, india hinduism
birds eye view, india hinduism, hindu family: Dear Carrie, Thanks for asking this question. On reading the question for the first time, I thought I should answer about the influence of Hinduism on social and cultural life. However, on reading the question again, I figured out that you wanted to know...

Hindus: Hinduism, yajur veda, ramayana and mahabharata
yajur veda, ramayana and mahabharata, atharva veda: Dear Parekh, The word Hinduism has been very often used to mean the way of life of people professing this religion rather than to mean the religion itself. Here, we have to understand that if some Hindu is committing a crime, the crime cannot be attributed...

Hindus: Changes in Hinduism, adi sankara, graduation level
adi sankara, graduation level, four vedas: Dear Parekh, You are right. These are changes in the tradition. To my knowledge no where in the Vedas it is recommended that sati or child marriage is to be practiced. These are all social evils followed in the name of the religion and they keep changing...

Hindus: Hinduism, hindu religion, hindusm
hindu religion, hindusm, religion in india: Hinduism is not a typical religion as it has no religious text or code of conduct for its follower. It is often called sanatan dharm which means eternal religion. The word dharma itself is not same as religion as we know it. Dharma means duty so religion...

Hindus: Hinduism, yuga dharma, mayan suns
yuga dharma, mayan suns, ancient cultures: The eternal aspect of Hinduism is called Sanatana Dharma. It consists of a large number of rituals. Only some of them are appropriate for a given period of time - they come under the perview of Yuga Dharma. http://www.hinduism.co.za/yuga.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuga_Dharma...

Hindus: Hinduism, desire for liberation from earthly existence, liberation from earthly existence
desire for liberation from earthly existence, liberation from earthly existence, personality traits: Dear Patty, Thank you for your question. All of our personality traits, including the desire for liberation, are the effect of past actions (karma). When we don t see actions in this life that might lead to such traits, we posit the existence of past...

Hindus: Hinduism, vedic civilization, hindu beliefs
vedic civilization, hindu beliefs, death and rebirth: Hinduism is also sometimes referred to as Sanātana Dharma, a Sanskrit phrase meaning eternal law . Hinduism, many of whose origins can be traced to the ancient Vedic civilization, is the world s oldest extant religion. A conglomerate of diverse beliefs...

Hindus: Hinduism, hindu texts, veda means knowledge
hindu texts, veda means knowledge, hindu worship: hindu beliefs: Hindus believe there is one God. God is called Brahman. Brahman can use different bodies. Hindus worship these different gods and goddesses. Hindus have statues and pictures of these in the temple. Hindus believe in reincarnation....

Hindus: Hinduism, practices of hinduism, intense meditation
practices of hinduism, intense meditation, unity in diversity: Among all religions of the world, Hinduism has inherited the largest number of rituals. They are of the widest range known to humans. Each one of them has many deep spiritual meanings. The religious life of many Hindus is focused on devotion to God...

Hindus: Hinduism, vishnu purana, incompleteness theorem
vishnu purana, incompleteness theorem, logic system: The virtuous life for you is defined by the morals of the society you live in. Morals of one country can not be applied for others. It appears that your third eye is getting awakened. Practice meditation and Yoga. Your inner voice will tell you what...

Hindus: Hinduism, hindu religions, different religions
hindu religions, different religions, religious texts: Hinduism is an evolved religion unlike other religions which have been realized by the prophets and documented in their religious texts or holy books. The begining of Hinduism can be traced from the era of Veda to Upanishads to Puranas and finally to Bhagwat...

Hindus: Hinduism, rig veda, there is only one god
rig veda, there is only one god, intelligent animal: You should note that culture does not influence religion to be vital to a society. It is religion which defines the culture of a society. During 1800s, Anthropologists had a problem as to how to classify human beings. One researcher proposed the expression...

Hindus: Hinduism, hindu religion, moksha
hindu religion, moksha, hi mike: hi mike, glad u take intrest in hindu religion.I beleive that one should begin with choosing a diety to worship and then move ahead.it becomes quite easier to concentrate and meditate by worshipping a diety. well and for the second one.....which 3 paths...

Hindus: Hinduism, hindu religion, beleif
hindu religion, beleif, listner: hi kevin, i m glad u take intrest in hindu religion.When a person is reincarnated he doesnt remember anything of the previous life. Smriti(memory or power to remember) is cleared once the atma leaves the body.It is logical since remembering is something...

Hindus: Hinduism, origin of hinduism, carrol school
origin of hinduism, carrol school, john carrol: Dear Jay, Try this site for your reaserch into reincartation: http://www.comparativereligion.com/reincarnation.html (it also offers the veiws of other religions on it) In Hinduism, there is always more of which you can learn or discover. Hope...

Hindus: Hinduism, world universe, wonderful day
world universe, wonderful day, everthing: Dear Todd, The world, universe, and everything else is just a place for your soul to reap the karma which you have attained through previous births on all planes. This particular world is one in which you can become aware, enlightened, and consious enough...

Hindus: Hinduism, hindu religion, gods and goddess
hindu religion, gods and goddess, absolute god: Hi Jon, Hinduism is above all a way of life than it is a religion. There aren t many Gods in Hinduism, there is only one. There is one Absolute God known as Brahman, all the others that you have mentioned (and misspelled the names of) are incarnations...

Hindus: Hinduism, founder of hinduism, ancient sages
founder of hinduism, ancient sages, aaron hopkins: Dear Aaron, 1. Yes, anybody including a non-Hindu can reach moksha if he follows the way which leads to it. He need not become a Hindu for that. 2. Hinduism comes from the Vedas which have been authored by many ancient sages who had come face to face...

Hindus: Hinduism, john carroll school, electronic appliances
john carroll school, electronic appliances, omish: Dear Luna, 1. There are many denominations in Hindus and each one has a living leader. 2. Hindus are like any modern people and use whatever latest technology available. In fact Hindus also create new technology. Do you know that over 30 percent of the...

Hindus: About Hinduism, basic beliefs of hinduism, rama and krishna
basic beliefs of hinduism, rama and krishna, vishnu and siva: Dear Jon, The basic beliefs of Hinduism are: 1. There is one God and this one God takes various forms and manifestations. 2. There are many paths to reach this God. 3. Each soul is divine. There are many many gods in Hinduism who are all manifestations...

Hindus: Hinduism/cultural and societal influences, sanatana dharma, cow dung
sanatana dharma, cow dung, homework questions: Hi, I don t really like to answer homework questions for people, which I m rather certain this is. In part, I think it steals from the questioner s opportunity to study the issues and learn more from the deeper understandings of the various religious systems....

Hindus: How does Hinduism explain suffering?, god works in mysterious ways, major religions
god works in mysterious ways, major religions, world religions: In Hindu belief system, every person is accountable for his or her actions. That is the basis of Karma (action) hypothesis. Our lives at any given point are a net result of our past actions, both good and evil. We are capable of good as well as evil, since...

Hindus: Hinduism's influence on politics, dominant focus, core truth
dominant focus, core truth, absoulte: Dear Samantha, Hinduism is so much more than just a religion, for it is a way of life. Therefore true Hindus are not influenced by societies demands, to alter their beliefs. But to be more specific to your question, lets first look at some of the beliefs...

Hindus: Hinduism and Judaism, sanatana dharma, hindu view
sanatana dharma, hindu view, jewish texts: Dear Michael, Thank you for your question. We Hindus call our religion the Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Religion. We believe that there is one Truth that gets expressed differently in different times, languages, and cultures in differnt ways. But if...

Hindus: Hinduism Laws, women in hinduism, richs
women in hinduism, richs, telling a lie: Hi Jon, There is no such thing as the richs of men and women in Hinduism. Hinduism is a religion that shows people one way of becoming one with God. So no the husband is not god of wife!! And there is no legal law in hinduism, telling a lie will only gain...

Hindus: Hinduism and Money, pileup, widows
pileup, widows, hinduism: Dear Stella. To the best of knowledge no religion asks you to limit your exposure to wealth. You may earn as much as you want but should spend upon the needy, the orphans, widows, poorer s, relatives. Once should not be in pursuit of accumulating wealth...

Hindus: Hinduism on marriage, hindu upanishads, ancient britishers
hindu upanishads, ancient britishers, teachings of hinduism: The Upanishads say that each group of people will have certain qualities in which they excel. The ancient Britishers were known as Gandherva - people who excel in singing. The Iberians were known as Apsara - people who excel in dancing. http://vsprasad.2pt.net/...

Hindus: Hinduism question, world history class, hindu religion
world history class, hindu religion, grade world history: hi Zac, Brahmin is a caste in hindu religion.Although the acste system still exixts in hindu religion there isnt any untouchability left.It was a century ago when people in hindu were misled by some people and they followed these wrong practises. waiting...

Hindus: Hinduism question, john carroll school, hindu tradition
john carroll school, hindu tradition, sports in india: Hi Patrick, Thank you for your questions. I do not have children. In the Hindu tradition children are generally allowed to adopt their own religious beliefs and practices, although they may receive some kind of religious education at home. The idea is...

Hindus: Hinduism and Regions, sanatana dharma hinduism, lord visnu
sanatana dharma hinduism, lord visnu, lord siva: Hi Andres, There are approximately 1 billion Hindus, making Hinduism the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam, of whom approximately 890 million live in India. Other countries with large Hindu populations include Nepal, Bangladesh,...

Hindus: Hinduism : Sex before Marriage?, lord siva, shot arrows
lord siva, shot arrows, moral traditions: Hinduism s moral traditions about premarital sex are rooted in its concept of the stages of life. One of these stages is the life of the celibate student (Brahma Charya), which precedes the stage of the married householder (Grihasta). Celibacy is considered...

Hindus: Hinduism and Sexuality, homosexuality lesbianism, religious belief
homosexuality lesbianism, religious belief, culture influence: Dear Mr. Brian Namaskar Homosexuality/ Lesbianism is part of every religion, though not very clear but it is there. Hinduism also has lot of sects and thought processes on it. In India you donot need to talk about homosexuality as it is considered as a...

Hindus: Hinduism and sexual freedom, sexual paradise, soulsearcher
sexual paradise, soulsearcher, sexual freedom: Dear Devatman Fred Namaskar Hindu is a way of life and not just a sexual paradise. Sex is a part and can be enjoyed but some ethical and morale things have to be considered. With the blessing of the universal light Rudrabhayananda www.soulsearcher.or...

Hindus: When did Hinduism start?, rama rama rama, sanatana dharma
rama rama rama, sanatana dharma, krishna krishna: Hinduism is revealed knowledge and science of attaining eternity and bliss. Its since time immemorial or even beyond time - we can say that it started even before time started. The religion that came along with creation is sanatana dharma which is the essence...

Hindus: When did Hinduism start?, hindu sects, mayan suns
hindu sects, mayan suns, history of hinduism: Ancient Indians were the originators of most of the sciences known to humans. http://doctorprasad.blog.com/ http://vsprasad.2pt.net/ The period of four Yugas is called Kalpa which equals a day and night of Brahma. Many such cycles of Kalpas have...

Hindus: Why is Hinduism the true Religion?, stomach ulcers, self realization
stomach ulcers, self realization, eternal spirit: Hi again, Of course, we must always remember that there is a difference between theory and practice. Individual experiences and opinions have deep influences on individuals. For instance, as I said previously, there are also fundamentalist Hindus. ...

Hindus: Why is Hinduism the true Religion?, stomach ulcers, self realization
stomach ulcers, self realization, eternal spirit: Hi again, There are no annoying questions when one wishes to learn ;-) Judaism has not performed animal sacrifices since 70 CE (AD) when Jerusalem fell to the Romans (1,937 years ago). The Jews can not perform animal sacrifices without the Jerusalem Temple...

Hindus: Hinduism vs Buddhism, hinduism and buddhism, mental maturity
hinduism and buddhism, mental maturity, there is only one god: Dear David, My suggestion is that you should approach the paper as a demanding customer who wants to solve all his problems in life. Assume that you want to choose between Hinduism and Buddhism and take it as your personal religion. Then which one you will...

Hindus: Hinduism vs Buddhism, hinduism and buddhism, bodhisattvas
hinduism and buddhism, bodhisattvas, monasteries: Dear David, Your outline could be something like this for both the religions wherein you can discuss the distinctions also: 1. Origin 2. Prophet 3. Scriptures 4. Institutions like Monasteries, etc. 5. Traditions within the religion 6. Mode of prayer...

Hindus: Hinduism vs Buddhism, hinduism and buddhism, mahayana buddhism
hinduism and buddhism, mahayana buddhism, kalama sutta: Dear David, The subject is very interesting and both the religions have been interacted with each other since the Buddha s days up to the 11th century. I have been participating in a buddhist forum for a long time and here is what I find. The delay in...

Hindus: Hinduism vs Buddhism, hinduism and buddhism, minor sects
hinduism and buddhism, minor sects, history of hinduism: Hindu Puranas say that Buddha is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Buddha is also worshipped as a god by some Hindus. http://members.tripod.com/~srinivasp/mythology/avatars.html A group of people who wanted to form a sect of their own separated away...

Hindus: Hinduism vs Buddhism, hinduism and buddhism, four noble truths of buddhism
hinduism and buddhism, four noble truths of buddhism, four noble truths: The fundamental principles of Hinduism and Buddhism are identical. Four noble truths of Buddhism are suffering, cause of suffering, way to do away with this suffering and the way to feel the state devoid of suffering. They are not different from Indian Vedic...

Hindus: Hinduism and women, wausau wisconsin, sex discrimination
wausau wisconsin, sex discrimination, various world religions: Dear Julie Shea, I m interested to hear that you are doing such an article. Actually if you look at the very core to what Hinduism really symbolizes, and to the very beginning of the greatest teaching which are now called Hinduism; women are seen as total...

Hindus: Hinduism, sri krishna, equal and opposite reaction
sri krishna, equal and opposite reaction, religious service: Karma is reaction - good or bad - you act sinfully then we get bad reaction which has time lag to act If we act piously then we get bad reaction - which causes pain - it is like newton s 3 law - every action has an equal and opposite reaction Hence you...

Hindus: Why we Hindus have too many Gods to pray?, forms of devotion, hindu tradition
forms of devotion, hindu tradition, hindu god: Dear Anooratha, Thank you for your question. The many Gods and Goddesses in the Hindu religion are all aspects of the One Divine Being. Therefore prayer directed to any one is equal to prayer directed to any other. However, if you feel attracted...

Hindus: Hindus liberation from earthly existence, sanatana dharma, liberation from earthly existence
sanatana dharma, liberation from earthly existence, maximum happiness: Dear Zuleska, Thank you for your excellent question. For those who believe that happiness and fulfillment can only come to us in life through sensory experiences of the phenomenal universe, the concept of liberation or mukti can seem strange, indeed....

Hindus: Hindus, mahalaya amavasya, oblations
mahalaya amavasya, oblations, google: Hi, Hindus usually cremate their dead, although some people choose to bury their dead family members in their property and mark a grave very similar to what Christians do. When cremated, the ashes are collected and immersed in a body of water - usually...

Hindus: Hindusim, sri krishna janmashtami, gudi padwa
sri krishna janmashtami, gudi padwa, sharad purnima: Hi Chad, Happy to help. I was initiated as a Vaisnava Hindu in 1974 and have since become a brahmana, so I can answer whatever question you might have. Hindus love holidays! Literally every day is a holy day for one group or another. Following is a list...

Hindus: Homams and death, homam, homas
homam, homas, shanti: Dear Ramesh, You can conduct the homas at your convenience. There is no specific rule for Shanti or Ganapathy homa regarding time. So, you can as well do it after one year. Only, make sure that you do the Shraddha, etc. properly. With best wishes,...

Hindus: Homosexuality and Hinduism, societal prejudices, hindu philosophy
societal prejudices, hindu philosophy, gay desire: Dear Michael Hine, Thank you for your questions. In my book GAY TANTRA I explain in great detail how a well-integrated gay identity is not only NOT a problem spiritual but actually a great asset, when understood properly. The full answer to your questions...

Hindus: What happens in the Hindu afterlife?, sanatana dharma, accurate name
sanatana dharma, accurate name, visnu: Hi Hannah, Hinduism is an incredibly diverse religious system with conflicting teachings depending upon the particular group. The religion is actually a composite term used to describe the religions of Vaisnavism, Sivism, Daivism, the Chandites, Kaliites,...

Hindus: Why this happens?, merciful person, infinite universe
merciful person, infinite universe, horrible images: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your question. The problem of why God allows evil in the world is as old as philosophy itself. The Hindu response to the question Why? has been either that there is no explanation or that it is God s play or lila....

Hindus: healing, spiritual teachings, spiritual knowledge
spiritual teachings, spiritual knowledge, vedanta: Dear Roy Indran, Thank you for your question. There is no physical body without pain. I assume you are exploring all the ways medical science can help you control the pain. Pain often prompts us to seek deeper answers. Mere complaining, however, is rarely...

Hindus: help, bad intention, thumb rule
bad intention, thumb rule, nature philosophy: Please take positive actions for changing your nature to satvik, you will reach to your goal soon. The concept of sin is due to your internal belief. If you think it is a sin then prey to God for forgiveness. The thoughts will change as your nature changes...

Hindus: help, corporate farming, lusty thoughts
corporate farming, lusty thoughts, vegan lifestyle: Namaskar Chandra, Hinduism is an incredibly diverse religion. To give a more specific reply I would need to know which branch you follow (if any). Thought or consciousness however is vitally important to all branches. This is because there are three...

Hindus: hi!, basic principle, philosophies
basic principle, philosophies, yoga: The basic principle of Karmayoga is that you must do all your action without bothering about the results. The principle is very simple. If you believe in God then you must also believe that God will give you the fruits what you deserve. Even if you do not...

Hindus: hiddus annd meditation, acctually, mantras
acctually, mantras, hinduism: Dear Joopy, A very large part of Hinduism is medetation. People meditate to connect themselves with god. Acctually in Hinduism chanting mantras is one of the most used ways of meditateing . By chanting properly, the sounds in the mantras create vibrations...

Hindus: hindu, fountain head, jains
fountain head, jains, jaina: see, if you belive you are hindu, i think you should take the suddhi and become a hindu. unlike most other religion, which are made, hindu is a 5000 years old religion. here we are born hindu not created. but then we have this, suddhi process. it s easy,...

Hindus: hindu, personal belief, quantum field
personal belief, quantum field, work god: Dear Azia, As you know hindus are very independent headed. People may arrive at different conclusions after their study of a question. Hinduism does not fetter personal belief. Hindus are not bound by any instructions from a God (because some may not believe...

Hindus: hindu afterlife, planes of existence, material manifestation
planes of existence, material manifestation, hindu culture: Hi Alex, Glad to help. Hinduism is a very complex mixture of many belief systems. Most Hindus do not believe humans are the highest lifeforms. They accept the existence of several higher life forms (the devas or gods, the Gandarvas, etc). A more accurate...

Hindus: hindu beliefs, gods and godesses, hindu scriptures
gods and godesses, hindu scriptures, hindu religion: Namaste Shay, Your interest in Hinduism is appreciated. I am myself interested in Christianity as well as also in many other religions. India ( also called Hindustan ) is the land of the Hindus. The religion itself is eternal...in other words...

Hindus: hindu-buddhists in nepal, hinduism and buddhism, molly dear
hinduism and buddhism, molly dear, frist time: Dear Molly, Here are some web sites that you may find helpful in answeing your questions: http://www.thamel.com/htms/religions.htm (this is a really good site) http://atheism.about.com/library/world/KZ/bl_NepalIndex.htm (be sure to check out...

Hindus: hindu funeral and burial rituals, cremation ashes, funeral rituals
cremation ashes, funeral rituals, funeral pyre: Dear Jane, After the death of a family member, the relatives become involved in ceremonies for preparation of the body and a procession to the burning or burial ground. For most Hindus, cremation is the ideal method for dealing with the dead, although...

Hindus: hindu religion, hindu religion, peace and harmony
hindu religion, peace and harmony, righteous way: In Bhagavad Gita, the concept of Karma Yoga is expounded. It talks about action (karma) without expecting anything in return (Nishkama Karma; action without desire) If a person does his/her duty (to self, family and society) and behaves in a righteous way,...

Hindus: hindu, ramesh kamath, many different ways
ramesh kamath, many different ways, monotheism: EKAM SAD VIPRAHBAHUDHA VAPANTI Meaning : The knowledgeous people explain the single, almighty Paramatma in many different ways. Such as by the token of various relations and places, a single man becomes father, son, uncle etc. and at other place he becomes...

Hindus: hinduism, religious symbols, good person
religious symbols, good person, common knowledge: To become good person no one need not to be religious. It is common knowledge that religious symbols are reflections of the self, nothing more. But those who meditate and those who pray delude themselves into thinking it is God that wants them to do it,...

Hindus: hinduism, vedas and upanishads, hindu view
vedas and upanishads, hindu view, divine principle: Dear Charles, According to Hinduism, all suffering and happiness is a result of our own actions. Consequently, we can mitigate our suffering by doing good deeds like helping other suffering people. So, a Hindu knows that he has to face the good or bad...

Hindus: hinduism, karmas, hindus
karmas, hindus, buddhists: Dear Dylan, According to Hinduism, suffering is caused due to the effects of our actions which we have done either in this birth or in previous births. As everyone reaps the effects of his actions, suffering is a direct consequence of one s actions, also...

Hindus: hinduism, hindu society, societal influences
hindu society, societal influences, society and culture: Dear Griselda, Thank you for your question. Your question is more about Indian history than about Hinduism, per se, and so it falls somewhat outside my area of expertise. However, I d say that Hindu society and culture developed in the most part from...

Hindus: hinduism, death and rebirth, ancient religion
death and rebirth, ancient religion, nature of god: You take the principles of an ancient religion and add modern life to them, you get the picture. This is true for all religions. There is continuing belief in its core principles, namely the universal nature of God, the brotherhood of humanity and respect...

Hindus: hinduism, stotras, praising god
stotras, praising god, hinduism: Dear Shachi, Thank you for your question. Praising God through stotras and stavas, chants and hymns, is a way to experience the sweetness of God s presence. It helps us keep our minds in God, and in that way we will experience the highest happiness possible...

Hindus: hinduism, devout hindus, customs and traditions
devout hindus, customs and traditions, third month of pregnancy: Namaskar Dian, Hindu life is filled with spiritual customs and traditions believed to bring about good results and to invoke divine favor. Nothing from the moment of conception to the cremation of the body is left to chance by devout Hindus. As I always...

Hindus: hinduism, sanatana dharma, hindu dharma
sanatana dharma, hindu dharma, hindu sects: Hi Sara, This question in this text book is based on an inaccurate premise. Hinduism, which is actually known as the Sanatana Dharma or Eternal Truth, has many uniting belief systems. These include the conviction that Truth is knowable and can be directly...

Hindus: hinduism, material worlds, wise choices
material worlds, wise choices, spiritual worlds: Hi Annie, Generally speaking: 1. karma: If we do bad things, bad things will happen to us. If we do good things, good things will happen to us. If we do good things our next life will be better than this one. Reincarnation: People keep coming back...

Hindus: hinduism, birth celebrations, hindu religion
birth celebrations, hindu religion, male prostitutes: Dear Sadia, Thank you for your question. I believe what you saw was a documentary on the Hizra. They are what are properly called nowadays transgendered persons whose natural, inner gender identity does not match the gender of their birth. They may be...

Hindus: hinduism, practices of hinduism, hindu religion
practices of hinduism, hindu religion, fullfill: Dear Latasha, Thank you for contacting me. Strict practice of the Hindu religion will lead you to Kalki Avatar and then to Islam if you really wish to follow the truth. you may read more about this http://islamnatural.com/hindus.htm Anything else please...

Hindus: hinduism assignment- plan help, hindu religion, mother goddess
hindu religion, mother goddess, brahama: Hi Emma, I d for sure include the quote I offered from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3.9.1: Then Vidaghdha, son of Shakala, asked him, How many gods are there, Yajnavalkya? Yajnavalkya, ascertaining the number through a group of mantras known as the...

Hindus: hinduism, vinayaka chaturthi, krishna janmasthami
vinayaka chaturthi, krishna janmasthami, durga puja: Dear Ben, 1. A Hindu believes that each being takes birth into some particular life form after its death. This cycle of birth and death is over only when that being gets liberation. 2. There are many many varied meditational methods in Hinduism. These...

Hindus: hindus, dear louise, motherland
dear louise, motherland, hindus: Dear Louise, I will only deal with the propriety of war in Hinduism without any reference to any particular country as that will be political. Hinduism does not advocate killing just for the sake of killing or destruction or grabbing territory. However,...

Hindus: What do hindus believe about..., sanatana dharma, rg veda
sanatana dharma, rg veda, lord visnu: Hi Shamsa, The first thing to understand is that Hinduism is an incredibly diverse religious system with conflicting teachings depending upon the particular group. The name Hinduism is actually a composite term used to describe the religions of Vaisnavism,...

Hindus: when hindus marry can they divioce and marry other peoople?, women in modern india, divorce remarriage
women in modern india, divorce remarriage, hindu society: In traditional Hindu society, there was no sanction of divorce. Remarriage is allowed, but rarely practised by women. In modern India, the law is by civil code and not by religious law. Therefore, divorce is legal. In fact, there has been an explosion of...

Hindus: hindus, worship statues, treasure of the soul
worship statues, treasure of the soul, loving relationships: Since comprehending infinite is difficult for the finite mind, the infinite manifests in material forms to accept service and help us develop loving relationships with him. Infinite has a personality and there are loving exchanges between infinite and his...

Hindus: hindusm?, dr zakir naik, true relegion
dr zakir naik, true relegion, yusuf khan: Dear Yusuf Khan, Thank you for your message. The proof of the truth of any scripture is direct experience of God. If you have not had that, you are living in fantasies only. If you have had that, you would not need to ask me this question. Best wishes,...

Hindus: history of Vish Kanya, woman breast, breast feed
woman breast, breast feed, serpant: Dear Wil, Vish Kanyas did not have any close sexual relationships with snakes (they did not indulge in beastiality). They were like army recruits, raised and guarded from childhood for just one purpose (of course, nothing true, but a great idea for a novel),...

Hindus: holy book vedas, one lifetime, mahatmas
one lifetime, mahatmas, supreme person: Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatham has the essence of the vedas. Otherwise Vedas are so huge, one lifetime is not enough to study it - nor a comprehensive version available nowadays. Focus on deep study of the Gita and you will know everything aboout vedas....

Hindus: home work, ramesh kamath, origin of hinduism
ramesh kamath, origin of hinduism, tenets of hinduism: According to historians, the origin of Hinduism dates back to 5000 or more years. The word Hindu is derived from the name of River Indus, which flows through northern India. In ancient times the river was called the Sindhu , but the Persians who migrated...

Hindus: Why are we here as humans?, sense gratification, everlasting happiness
sense gratification, everlasting happiness, valid goals: The higher rational inteelect is provided to humans in comparison to other living beings. This higher intellect is provided to enquire, explore and discover the creator or the absolute or the origin of all that be. Present day humanity is using these higher...

Hindus: ICWAI is an expert in accounting not Hinduism, institute of cost and works accountants of india, education credentials
institute of cost and works accountants of india, education credentials, what is the purpose of creation: Dear George, You can give reference as an ‘enlightened master’ without giving my name OR you can just give the website address where my answer is there. The only qualification required to become enlightened is not to have any qualifications! If one is...

Hindus: Idol worship in Hinduism, sanatana dharma, bhagavad gita
sanatana dharma, bhagavad gita, shivalinga: Namaste Premjit prabhu, Now I better understand, thanks... Let s see if I can explain this properly... First, as you well know, there are two main philosophical divisions within the Sanatana Dharma. We can think of these as Personalists and Impersonalists....

Hindus: Impersonalist, sri sri ravi shankar, art of living foundation
sri sri ravi shankar, art of living foundation, philosophical school: Dear Haresh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar should be classified basically as a motivational speaker. As far as his being an impersonalist, he has not yet told enough philosophy to prove his philosophical school of thought. His current utterances and writings show...

Hindus: Incarnation and Karma, sri krsna, lord vishnu
sri krsna, lord vishnu, negative karma: My dear Premjit prabhu, What God wants, in my opinion, is for people to perform their sadhana to the best of their abilities. While objectively auspicious and inauspicious are the same to God, observing spiritual requirements keeps the devotees focussed...

Hindus: Indian Culture and Keeping Promises, lord shiva, leap of faith
lord shiva, leap of faith, household helpers: In ancient times, the word given as promise is valued very highly, more than the life of the promiser. He is supposed to go through any number of sufferings to keep the promise. Harishchandra was so virtuous, that he immediately made good his word and...

Hindus: Indian custom, shiva god, spiritual wholeness
shiva god, spiritual wholeness, white fabric: Dear Brett, Thank you for your question. I don t know what the flags you saw mean. If there was a picture, symbol, or writing on them, it might give a clue. The colors red and white often do have significance for some Hindus. Red is associated with...

Hindus: Information about a Hindu Goddess, hindu goddess, existence consciousness
hindu goddess, existence consciousness, sri ramakrishna: The worship of God in the form of Mother- is a unique Feature of Hinduism. Through the ages, the doctrine of the Motherhood of God has established a firm root in Hinduism. Today Hindus worship the Divine Mother in many popular forms such as Durga, Kali, Lakshmi,...

Hindus: Intercaste Marriage/Varanshankar, mental compatibility, lifelong relationships
mental compatibility, lifelong relationships, olden times: This was true in olden times during the time of Mahabharath. But it does not hold anymore since the religious values have degraded in totality and sastra proclaims that in Kaliyuga Kalu sudra sambhava - everyone is more or less a sudra. The point to note...

Hindus: Intercaste Marriage/Varanshankar, caste system, ashrama
caste system, ashrama, current society: Dear Neha, In the current society the caste system that is based on birth has lost all the relevance. To answer your question it is perfectly normal for a man (belonging to any caste/ religion by birth) to marry a woman (belonging to any caste/ religion...

Hindus: Intercaste Marriage/Varanshankar, varnashram dharma, laws of manu
varnashram dharma, laws of manu, hushed whispers: Namaskar Neha, This is more difficult than I would have expected when I first read your question. I know what I believe the correct answer to be, but I ve been trying to find some web resources for you. The goal of the Vedic varnashram dharma was to...

Hindus: Iraq War from an Hindu's perspective, budget money, money budget
budget money, money budget, victory and defeat: Dear Katie, War in Iraq is neither good nor bad. According to Hinduism, it is natural and part of the deal! The world is created in such a way that the life oscillates between the pairs of opposites (Gain and Loss, Pleasure and Pain, Prosperity and Poverty,...

Hindus: ISKCON in India and the US, hare krishna movement, international society for krishna consciousness
hare krishna movement, international society for krishna consciousness, krishna devotees: I was away for the past one week and did not get back till last night. my apologies for this delay in answering. In many large medium sized cities in the US, many hindu temples have been and are being built. therefore, the support for Hare Krishna movement...

Hindus: idol worshiping, vishnu worshippers, lord jagannatha
vishnu worshippers, lord jagannatha, assalam alaikum: Assalam Alaikum Azad, Thanks for writing. As is so often the case, the problem here is a misunderstanding of what is being taught and believed. From a Muslim (Christian and Jewish) mind-set, Hindus are equating created things with God and worshipping...

Hindus: idolism, thought level, relegions
thought level, relegions, divine blessing: Dear Devatman Avinash ji Namaskar Temples are places which show the exact reflection of the body. The Garba graha is the place where our Soul resides. You talked about working one God, yes it is there but are you ready to receive it, in temples also you...

Hindus: immortal health & happiness, health harmony, immortal body
health harmony, immortal body, namaskar: Dear Devatman Sharad ji Namaskar Does enlightenment mean being immortal. Body has a purpose and when the purpose is over the soul has to evolve and go into next body so that the evolvement can again happen. Knowledge of Sages goes to dust for the simple...

Hindus: influence on hinduism?, dramatic reenactments, hindu scriptures
dramatic reenactments, hindu scriptures, righteous ruler: Dear Hamza Rauf, Thank you for your questions. Ram or Rama, as he is known in Sanskrit, is considered an Incarnation of God, specifically Vishnu. His life story was originally recorded in the epic poem the RAMAYANA, which means The Goings-about of Rama,...

Hindus: influnce on hinduism?, rama rama, wife sita
rama rama, wife sita, lord ram: Rama was a king in ancient times and his story was chronicled in the epic poem Ramayana (The Era of Rama) He is revered as an incarnate of God for his qualities as an ideal human being. He was committed to his wife Sita, in an age when kings were allowed...

Hindus: some info, india rajastan, elephant head
india rajastan, elephant head, common prayer: Hi, Hindus do have several Gods, but for the most part, Hindus believe these Gods are different emanations of one supreme power. The belief is that the supreme power reveals itself to different sages in different forms and that is how there are a collection...

Hindus: Japam, temple priests, nagam
temple priests, nagam, virtue: I checked with several of our temple priests. I got different versions of this japam. I believe the words are Naaham Karomi I will not do or more accurately, Not being done by me In one version that one of our priests gave me, it says that any actions...

Hindus: Japam, japam, nagam
japam, nagam, mantra: Dear Vasu, Thank you for your question. It is better to learn mantras and their meanings from your guru than to try to learn them from books. Tantric mantras especially may have esoteric meanings known only to the practitioners of a specific sect. ...

Hindus: Jesus in Hinduism, god manifests, incarnation of vishnu
god manifests, incarnation of vishnu, hindu view: In Hinduism, there is a belief that God manifests from time to time to protect the virtuous and punish the vicked. Therefore, Hindu belief system allows a person like Jesus to be considered god incarnate and many people do believe that. In Hindu books of...

Hindus: Jesus in India?, journey into kashmir and tibet, buddhist deity
journey into kashmir and tibet, buddhist deity, jesus in india: Dear Mark, Thank you for your question. I have heard that Swami Abhedananda, while traveling in Tibet, found evidence that Jesus had visited there. It is said he wrote of his experiences in his book entitled JOURNEY INTO KASHMIR AND TIBET (originally...

Hindus: jnana yoga, chinmaya mission, hindu faith
chinmaya mission, hindu faith, self realization: There are three paths--the path of devotion (Bhakti Yoga) path of work and service (Karma Yoga) and the path of knowledge (Jnana Yoga)--towards self realization. Study of Bhagavad Gita probably is closest to studying Jnana Yoga, since it is very intellectual...

Hindus: Kali, tantric visions of the divine feminine, gospel of sri ramakrishna
tantric visions of the divine feminine, gospel of sri ramakrishna, hindu deities: Dear Mr. Greeson, Thank you for your question. Alan Watts s understanding of Kali was limited at best. A better source of scholarly information about Kali and other Hindu Goddesses would be David Kinsley s TANTRIC VISIONS OF THE DIVINE FEMININE: THE...

Hindus: Kalki, sri sai baba, kalki avatar
sri sai baba, kalki avatar, appearance dates: Dear Haresh, The qualities of an avatara are given in the scriptures like Bhagavatam. All scholars agree that Sri Sai Baba does not tally with the qualities. Kalki Avatar can be identified by the features mentioned again in the Bhagavata. So, there would...

Hindus: Karma, basic beliefs of hinduism, beliefs of hinduism
basic beliefs of hinduism, beliefs of hinduism, hindu philosophy: Dear KT, First of all, let me clarify that none of the replies I gave is based on my knowledge because I hardly have any knowledge. These are the thoughts contained in the Upanishads which are the cream of the scriptures of Hinduism, the Vedas. Upanishads...

Hindus: Kartik, sacred rivers, water melon
sacred rivers, water melon, celebration of the year: Hi Joshi, Essentially Kartik snaan is the final celebration of the year, occurring towards the end of the month of Kartik on Purnima (the full moon). Its a time of purging and repentance, celebration and forward-looking, depending on the tradition one...

Hindus: Kirtan (song of devotion), mp 3, devotional songs
mp 3, devotional songs, music on the web: There are many devotional songs for Shiva and Krishna. I am not much of an MP-3 person. My children are the experts. I am not familiar with sites that actually post the lyrics. I will have to do some research to know more about music on the web. If I find...

Hindus: Meaning of YOU ARE THAT., lord krishna, four vedas
lord krishna, four vedas, relative reality: Dear Deepesh, Please note that YOU ARE NOT THAT! Even I felt I was Krishna and had similar feelings when I was young. These are just fancy childhood imagination and not to be taken seriously. Please be assured that neither you are Krishna nor HE is...

Hindus: Did Krishna exist?, divine manifestation, 65 million years
divine manifestation, 65 million years, faith and trust: Hi, It is an interesting question and there are many ‘right’ answers to it. I am giving few of them and you may take whichever is appealing to you and ignore the rest. Best wishes, Raja Subramaniyan Answer (Level 1): Krishna is an avatar of God...

Hindus: What does "Krishna" mean?, female counterpart, sri krishna
female counterpart, sri krishna, absolute reality: Krishna means one who attracts everything and everyone. That should be the attribute of God. He is the reservoir of love and establishing relationship of love with him is the final destination in yoga. His female counterpart is Srimati Radharani - both together...

Hindus: What does, adi sankara, vishnu sahasranama
adi sankara, vishnu sahasranama, female counterpart: The Hindu Upanishads speak of Gunas. http://www.search.com/search?q=Guna White colour represents Satwa Guna, red or any bright colour represents Rajo Guna, and dark shades like blue or black represents Tamo Guna. Saraswathi - goddess of education and...

Hindus: Krishna, other cultural artifacts, grains of sand
other cultural artifacts, grains of sand, sermon on the mount: Hi Mark, Thank you for your follow-up question. We should expect that Incarnations of God who come at different times and in different cultures would express spiritual truths somewhat differently, using the language and metaphors of the particular culture....

Hindus: Krisna, language of india, ancient india
language of india, ancient india, eight times: Krishna married eight times. Rukmini was the chief among his wives. She gave birth to a son named Pradyumna. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pradyumna No children were born to his other wives. He is said to have had affairs with 16000 ladies. No information...

Hindus: karma, hindu literature, spiritual ignorance
hindu literature, spiritual ignorance, negative person: Dear Marc, Thank you for your question. The simple answer is, yes, all of our actions must have consequences, and these will carry over into subsequent lives if their effects are not fully experienced in this one. There is a whole class of Hindu literature...

Hindus: karma- no forgiveness?, couple questions, intelligent person
couple questions, intelligent person, change of heart: Law of karma is designed to encourage people to beg for forgiveness - this guilt conscious and an aptitude to request for help and forgiveness the first step towards being spiritual - its almost impossible to be good in this world and catch is that all of...

Hindus: karma, bhava, namaskar
bhava, namaskar, universal light: Dear Devatman Laksh ji Namaskar Karm become heavy for those people who only think about them, when you have clear consciousness and a clear sight on the aim of your life then the Karma also gives way to your intention. Once you are able to delve deep in...

Hindus: Just like to know, forgive..., sanskrit sutras, god of creation
sanskrit sutras, god of creation, good citizen: Kamasutra is not an original text. It is the oldest existing treatise of erotic love in India. It was composed in Sanskrit, the literary language of the classical period. Its authorship is attributed to Mallanaga Vatsyayana. According some sources, the ten...

Hindus: Just like to know, forgive..., vatsayana, soulsearcher
vatsayana, soulsearcher, divine blessing: Dear Alfie Namaskar Kamasutra is a science of love making, only a small portion is dedicated to postures and most of the book talks about how the lives can be improved between a husband and a wife. Kamasutra originated in India around 2000-2500 years back...

Hindus: kshatriya, sanatana dharma, ksatriya
sanatana dharma, ksatriya, brahmin caste: Hi Alysa, It has come to my attention that I made an incorrect statement on this reply. It was NOT Lord Ramachandra who destroyed the rebellious Ksatriya, but Lord Parasurama. I knew this, I m not sure why I wrote it wrong. For reference, please consider...

Hindus: Life after death, spiritual liberation, center of the universe
spiritual liberation, center of the universe, life after death: Dear Ms. Merriman, Thank you for your question. Belief in any doctrine is not terribly important in Hinduism. Hindus are more interested in direct experience than in beliefs. People for thousands of years have believed fervently all kinds of things that...

Hindus: Life after death, cosmic evolution, outer self
cosmic evolution, outer self, life achievement: Dear Jessica ji Namaskar Complete fulfillment you asked what is that may I understand is it achievement of goals, aims and achievement that you have donein this life or is it the development that a person does each and every moment of life. Achievement...

Hindus: Life, Life after Death, rebirth cycle, hindu faith
rebirth cycle, hindu faith, hindu philosophy: Dear Dilip, Thanks for your follow up question. Here is my response: The ultimate goal of every human being is to attain liberation. It is neither possible nor expected that every one should have this goal in their current life. All the human beings...

Hindus: Life, Life After Death, hindu view, religious diversity
hindu view, religious diversity, fear of death: Namaskar Dilip, Are you familiar with the Hindu and Christian beliefs concerning this? I am going under this assumption here. If not let me know. You d probably do well to also look towards anthropology with this. My knowledge focuses more on what they...

Hindus: Life and Life after death, hindu view, human birth
hindu view, human birth, life after death: Dear Dilip, Thank you for your question. The afterlife in Hinduism is a place to reap the effects of actions (karma) performed in life. The ultimate goal of every Hindu is mukti, liberation, and human life is believed to be the best, if not the only,...

Hindus: Life problem, mid life crisis, fear of failure
mid life crisis, fear of failure, magazines books: Dear Abhinab, It is wrong to compare because people are not uniform/ identical products produced from a machine. Moreover it is not possible to change and become like some one else. Comparison between human beings brings more harm than good as you can see...

Hindus: Lighting Deepa at home, light incense, diya
light incense, diya, padmini: Dear Padmini, When we pray, we generally want it to be physically conveyed that we are praying. This creates an ambience for prayer. That is why we light incense and lamp. It does not matter at all how many times you light the lamp. By the way, doesn...

Hindus: Long lives, middle eastern religions, sri chaitanya
middle eastern religions, sri chaitanya, hindu scriptures: Dear Mark, Thank you for your question. Hindu scriptures are not meant to be taken as literal history, and whether or not anything mentioned in them actually happened historically is irrelevant. It is the enduring spiritual messages that are important,...

Hindus: Lord Krishna Photo, photo of lord krishna, sri krishna
photo of lord krishna, sri krishna, auspiciousness: Lord Krishna is the embodiment of all auspiciousness. Lord Krishna protected Parikshit in the womb of uttara - hence the foetus will be safe if you worship Lord Krishna. Not only keeping the photo but once should chant Lord Krishna s names always in pregnancy....

Hindus: Lost faith in god, god my friend, living with joy
god my friend, living with joy, faith in god: Faith is essentially an emotional state of mind which is difficult to alter by logic or reasoning. Therefore, you have to use indirect methods to convince your friend. You have to perhabs explain that every one who is born has to die and every one who dies...

Hindus: Lost faith in god, having faith in god, faith in god
having faith in god, faith in god, god my friend: Dear Shivani, It is perfectly OK to lose faith in God! You do not have to do worry on this account. Your main task will be to help your friend to recover from the tragic event and be normal again. Any attempt to motivate him to have faith in God will be...

Hindus: Love that last forever, person person, osho
person person, osho, spiritual growth: I beg you to focus on divine love. Try to learn to love the living being of this world thru the infinite and then everything will be glorious. Please start your path to eternity. I do not recommend Osho for spiritual growth. Please visit http://www.gosai.com/chaitany...

Hindus: LoveThatJusHappened, hare krishna mantra, lord krishna
hare krishna mantra, lord krishna, second cousin: My dear child, your heart is still pure and shall remain pure forever as long as you surrender it fully to the service of Lord Krishna. Now that you have fallen in love with your second cousin is no sin at all, as I m sure you already know we are all souls...

Hindus: lamp illumination, electric light bulbs, sri ramakrishna
electric light bulbs, sri ramakrishna, hollywood temple: Dear Prem, Thank you for your follow-up question. There is no spiritual reason why one could not use electric lights to represent Consciousness as well as oil lamps, whether in temples or in homes. Swami Trigunatitananda, a direct disciple of Sri...

Hindus: life, life after death, hindu view, bg 2
hindu view, bg 2, supreme spirit: Bhagavad Gita 2.20 will provide you all answers BG 2.20: ------------- na jayate mriyate va kadacin nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah ajo nityah sasvato yam purano na hanyate hanyamane sarire SYNONYMS na--never; jayate--takes birth; mriyate--never...

Hindus: my life !, vedanta society of southern california, sri sarada math
vedanta society of southern california, sri sarada math, god realization: Dear Shivani, Thank you for your question. Blessed are you for your dedication to God-realization. There is no higher calling in life. Living a holy life will not only bring you enlightenment, by God s grace, but you also will bless your family for fourteen...

Hindus: local hindus, hindu devotion, hindu temples
hindu devotion, hindu temples, vedanta society: A book called Meeting God:Elements of Hindu Devotion is a very nice introductory book that you will enjoy. There is a company called the Learning Company. Their audio CD lecture on Hinduism is very well balanced and well presented. If you are near...

Hindus: The logical side of Hinduism?, sensory organs, human organs
sensory organs, human organs, nearer to the sun: hi, Nice question!!!But the answer itself lies in your question.....how can anyone like-human even dream of creating such a beautiful world? It has to be someone much more superior who could have thought of creating the universe. Our Brain is really...

Hindus: lord krishna, hindu scripture puranas, islam and christianity
hindu scripture puranas, islam and christianity, prophet muhammad: hi Irfan, All the living things are the creation of The lord himself.U can call him Allah if it pleases to u,but that doesnt change anything. Cow is a living thing found most important for man as well as for nature.u can refer to other websites...

Hindus: Can love last forever, spiritual vibrations, sri krishna
spiritual vibrations, sri krishna, haribol: Divine love lasts forever. It is the spontaneous ever increasing love for the infinite. That love is felt on the spiritual platform. Material love ends with the destruction of the body. Hence in human life divine love has to be cultivated. For this we have...

Hindus: love and god, god is god, play god
god is god, play god, esence: Dear Alfonsito, Thank you for your questions. God is everything, including love. True love reflects the Oneness that is our ultimate nature. The essence of God and all things is consciousness. The purpose of existence is fun, play. God in essence...

Hindus: We are love, rasa lila, spiritual treatise
rasa lila, spiritual treatise, sri krsna: Hi Ken, Hinduism is an incredibly diverse religion. I ll be happy to share whatever information you might wish. While there are scores of Holy Books, the Book that is often referenced as the Bible of Hinduism is the Srimad Bhagavad Gita (The Glorious...

Hindus: lyrics and convertions., satya sai baba, sri satya sai baba
satya sai baba, sri satya sai baba, hindu devotion: One can follow the path of Hinduism, without formally becoming a Hindu. One does not have to be a vegetarian to be a hindu. Hinduism does prohibit eating beef. Even this was in relation to the times in which these laws were formulated. Majority of Hindus...

Hindus: Magic and purpose of worship, kind reply, maid servant
kind reply, maid servant, animal bones: Dear Devatman Namaskar Names and religious names are provided by the humans it does not matter you worship Kali mata or Hanuman, Jesus, Allah, Mana or any other for these are just names of HIM. It does not mean that they represent him rather the names are...

Hindus: Mahyavanshi Rajput, mohammad ghori, rajasthan india
mohammad ghori, rajasthan india, caste system: Mahavanshi, Suryavanshi, or any other, is belief of people and doing of Brahmins who categorized people; but do not limit Rathods just to Jodhpur and Rajasthan. You may not relish it but Jayachand of Kannauj also was a Rathod, though you do need to consider...

Hindus: Mala, rudraksha bead, mala beads
rudraksha bead, mala beads, mustard oil: Dear Mala Namaskar If it is not possible to chant the mantra then atleast cleanse the mala with a mixture of water 2 parts+ 1 part milk then using the mala chant the mantra Aaaauuuummmmmmm Na Ma ha Shi Vaye 108 times on monday and then after doing the...

Hindus: Mantra meaning, ekadashi, chaturthi
ekadashi, chaturthi, vishnu: Dear Sudha ji Namaskar The question you have asked is too long and this is a little space for answer of the question. Please avoid such long questions. I will try to briefly give answer to them. The meaning of mantra is Whatever the mind body or soul...

Hindus: Marking on forehead, religious connotations, hindu women
religious connotations, hindu women, hindu men: Dear Mr Lyn, You are doing a very good Job. The red dot is called a bindi and here is complete explanation of that. One of the most recognizable items in Hinduism is the bindi, a dot worn on women s foreheads. It is a form of the tilak, a symbolic...

Hindus: Marriage, traditional gender roles, hindu scripture
traditional gender roles, hindu scripture, hindu marriage: The main important thing irrespective of gender is Service to the supreme personality of Godhead Sri Krishna. Sri Krishna repeateadly emphasizes this in the Gita. Chanting his holy names is another important responsibility. If these two are not there, all...

Hindus: Marriage, hindu practices, practice meditation
hindu practices, practice meditation, happy family: Love is a spontaneous bilateral emotion. You can not activate it from one side. Even if you succeed in the begining, the married life will not last longer. Practice meditation and Yoga for a few months. You will know the answer for your self. You will...

Hindus: Marriage, dear emily, hindus
dear emily, hindus, religious beliefs: Dear Emily, I am a monk and have taken a vow that I will not marry. But Hindus can marry of course and the marriage is just like any other marriage. The religious beliefs do not come in the way of the marriage. During marriage the couple take vows for...

Hindus: Massive revelations, bhagavad gita, spiritual sources
bhagavad gita, spiritual sources, experiencing god: Dear Nicolas, Thank you for your excellent question. Although I would never pretend to have an exhaustive knowledge of what has been written in the many and various Hindu spiritual sources, I am not aware of any incidence of large numbers of persons...

Hindus: MEANING FOR SHIV LINGA STRUCTURE, hindu gods, tantras
hindu gods, tantras, abstract concepts: Dear Suresh, Namaste. From your question, it seems that you have some misconceptions of Hinduism. However, you also seem to have interest in living a spiritual life. Instead of confusing yourself with abstract concepts like kundalini and samadhi at...

Hindus: Meditation, neelma singh, singh ji
neelma singh, singh ji, soulsearcher: Dear Neelma Singh ji Namaskar Please check the website http://www.soulsearcher.org. Many books are there which can help you to meditate list has been given on the site You can join our small group which works on various planes. with the blessing of the...

Hindus: Mental Attitude for spiritual pursuit, spiritual pursuit, mental attitude
spiritual pursuit, mental attitude, pranayam: Dear Sushantha, Thanks for asking this question. Please note that the spiritual life is not independent and separate from normal life. Everyone should live spiritual life all the time. It is not essential that in order to do asana and pranayam, one...

Hindus: Progress in spiritual ladder, richest person in the world, theoretical explanations
richest person in the world, theoretical explanations, motivational factor: Dear Satya narayan, No one can teach anyone anything unless the receiver has the right mental maturity to receive the teaching. For example, a teacher can teach the student YOU ARE THAT which is the essence of Vedanta. It will remain as a piece of information...

Hindus: Is it possible, sri ramakrishna, divine reality
sri ramakrishna, divine reality, dear brother: Dear Sendhil, Thank you for your question. Many mystics have seen God/dess in the past and even today. God is more real, more enduring than you or I. When you experience that Divine Reality directly, you will find this world as fleeting and insubstantial...

Hindus: Mirabai, ratan singh, divine discourses
ratan singh, divine discourses, krishna consciousness: Although Karnaparampara legends maintain that she was born in Udhaipur to king Bhoonayaka and Chandramukhi, there is consensus among many as to the following account: Born in Kurkhi in 1499 A.D., she was the daughter of RAna Ratan Singh (a Ranthor) of Merta...

Hindus: Miracles of Krishna, baby krishna, poisonous snake
baby krishna, poisonous snake, bhagavad gita: Thank you for your questions. Krishna performed many miracles starting in infancy. His adoptive mother, Yashoda, once went to clean dirt from the baby Krishna s mouth and found the entire universe contained within it. Another time he danced on the head...

Hindus: Moksha, eternal entity, self consciousness
eternal entity, self consciousness, moksha: Dear Jose, Thank you for your excellent question. In reality there is no individual self, if you mean by that term an eternal entity that is always the same and separate from all other entities. There is only one Self (Atman). What we perceive as...

Hindus: Monotheism?, spiritual progression, spiritual friend
spiritual progression, spiritual friend, dear brother: Dear Sendhil Kumar, Thank you for your question. Sri Ramakrishna used to advise his disciples to avoid disturbing the faith of any person. He said, So many opinions, so many paths. God understands who is being worshipped no matter what the mode of...

Hindus: Will a Muslim go to Hell after his death?, prophet muhammed, virtuous life
prophet muhammed, virtuous life, universal energy: Dear Fahad Ansari Namaskar Please donot fear over the factor that Hindu s donot accept people of other religion. I repeating myself for the I donot know for how many times now that there is no restriction for a pious and holy person to go to heaven I believe...

Hindus: Will a Muslim go to Hell after his death?, god allah, quran koran
god allah, quran koran, religion islam: hi Fahad, i am so sorry i know u have asked this question before.I was very much touched reading ur question for the first time.so i thought of writing a precise answer and mailing it to u. i will surely do it as soon as possible.i need one favour...

Hindus: Will a Muslim go to Hell after his death?, god allah, quran koran
god allah, quran koran, religion islam: Dear Fahad, From a Hindu perspective you have nothing to fear if you are sincere, pious, honest, loving, kind, and devoted to Allah. Your belief or unbelief in anything is not an issue for us. What you call an idol for us is a reminder of Allah. However,...

Hindus: mantra, lord ganesha, soulsearcher
lord ganesha, soulsearcher, walks of life: Dear Devtaman Sailesh ji Namaskar Om Shree Ganeshaya Namah is the divine mantra of Lord Ganesha Om is the pranava sabda or the primordial sound Shree is the honoric name Ganeshaye is two words Gan and Eshaye. Gan means people and Eshaye loved by. Thus...

Hindus: mantras for career stability, career prospects, present company
career prospects, present company, mantras: Dear Keshab, The mantra is to have confidence in yourself, try to search for a job with intelligence and deligence. Try to improve your qualifications and skills (that is a life time task, never be slack, such a situation may arise again). Start even at...

Hindus: marriage ritual, marriage ceremony, foreheads
marriage ceremony, foreheads, sprinkling: Dear Kaitlyn Loomis, Thank you for your question. Sprinkling of water on the head or other parts of the body is done either to purify or to bless. In the case of the marriage ceremony the purpose would seem to be to bless the couple. Best wishes,...

Hindus: marriage ritual, seven sacred rivers, ganges river
seven sacred rivers, ganges river, hindu tradition: The Vedic traditions of Hinduism offer imagery that values the power of the natural world. Scholars of the Vedas have held forth various texts and rituals that extol the earth (bhu), the atmosphere (bhuvah), and sky (sva), as well as the goddess associated...

Hindus: Is masturbation a sin according to hindu's, sri krishna, eternal happiness
sri krishna, eternal happiness, sexual desires: It binds us to matter and not liberating, hence for a yogi aspiring eternal happiness one has to get out of all kinds of sexual desires. This has to be natural by diverting thoughts in the mind towards Sri Krishna - One has to deliberately practise thinking...

Hindus: What does "all is one" mean?, hindu view, bad karma
hindu view, bad karma, western perspective: Hi, No offense was intended by the comment. It is however difficult for those of us from one culture to fully grasp the subtleties of another. It is equally difficult for Hindus to understand Christianity. In your second paragraph you reflect the understanding...

Hindus: meat, hindu parents, dancing with siva
hindu parents, dancing with siva, hindu friends: Dear Shane, Thank you for your questions. I can t answer this question accurately without surveying Hindus in America. From the ethnic Hindus I ve known, I d guess those who grew up in India probably avoid beef while their children born here may be much...

Hindus: meditation, death cycle, god god
death cycle, god god, universal soul: Dear Devatman Karthikeyan ji Namaskar No it is not necessary that a yogi after samadhi becomes God rather he knows himself. There are 64 stages of samadhi and each stage a stage of realisation, slowly and steadily only a person rises to reach a state of...

Hindus: meditation, meditation steps, meditation method
meditation steps, meditation method, thiruvannamalai: Dear Devatman Karthikeyan Namaskar Please do join our small group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thesoulsearchers where we have lot of matter on this topic. Also do read and share the newsletter we have you can download them from http://www.soulsearchers.co.in...

Hindus: meditation, sri krishna, harikatha
sri krishna, harikatha, death cycle: Thanks Karthikeyan - very good question. Your second presumption is the right one accroding to Gita. Samadhi means always thinking about god Sri Krishna. One in samadhi has pure love for Sri Krishna and taken pleasure in constantly discussing about the pastimes...

Hindus: meditation, buddhist insight meditation, massachusetts general hospital
buddhist insight meditation, massachusetts general hospital, magnetic resonance imaging: Meditation increases the thickness of the cortex area in the brain -important for sensory, cognitive and emotional processing - says a research paper published in the November issue of NeuroReport and reported by EurekAlert. Although the study included...

Hindus: menaing of my name, universal concepts, eka
universal concepts, eka, true meaning: Sanskriti literally means the process of cultivating and reforming . The belief in the positive function of culture as a universal and unifying force is intrinsic to Sanskriti. Only Bharatheeya Sanskrithi has the universal concepts like Vasudha Eka Kutumbam...

Hindus: missing spirit, buddhist friends, practice meditation
buddhist friends, practice meditation, spiritual disciplines: Dear Patrick, Thank you for your question. It is common to experience dry periods. If there is something you would rather do with your time than practice meditation and other spiritual disciplines, do that and watch your mind. In time it will tire of...

Hindus: surrender (to law and God), natural calamities, sri krishna
natural calamities, sri krishna, hypothetical person: Dear Premjit, Thank you for your question. First of all, God has become the Universe and all beings in it, so no person is ever apart from God or in any way distant from God s grace. It doesn t matter what the person believes or not. In the Gita Sri...

Hindus: moksha, sanatana dharma, bhakti yoga
sanatana dharma, bhakti yoga, hindu religions: Hi Natalie, Moksha means liberation In Hinduism one achieves this through yoga. Yoga means methods of yoking or attaching to something. In this case to God or spiritual Truth. There are many forms of yoga that people use. Meditation (dhyana yoga) in...

Hindus: music, vedic hymns, vedic culture
vedic hymns, vedic culture, song of god: Dear Sean, Sorry about the dely in the reply, I ve been having some minor computer problems. India s Vedic culture exclusively utilizes music for glorifying God. In fact the Vedic hymns are meant to be sung. The Bhagavad-gita is the basic book....

Hindus: music in the mandir, holi celebration, classical indian music
holi celebration, classical indian music, hindu temples: Dear Teri, Where is your scene located in India? The songs or devotionals that are commonly sung vary from place to place and since Holi is associated with the life of Sri Krishna it will be very nice if you can place the scene in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh...

Hindus: Names of Hanuman Ji, apology, ji
apology, ji: Dear Kapish, I am extremely sorry for not responding to you earlier. I was on vacation but forgot to do the settings in the site. And one more apology for not knowing the answer to your question. To be honest, I do not even know that Hanuman has 1004...

Hindus: NEED GUIDANCE, hardy kentucky, soulsearcher
hardy kentucky, soulsearcher, namaskar: Dear Irene Childs Namaskar I have checked the timing and other details, You shall have this problem for another one year and by the end of 2005 good news shall come in. Regarding getting a good job, your luck factor is minimal and thus the returns you shall...

Hindus: Necessity of creation, chaitanya mahaprabhu, lord chaitanya
chaitanya mahaprabhu, lord chaitanya, hindu philosophy: Hi Premjit! God utterly transcends human comprehension. One traditional answer, which I share, is that God is One. And yet, Tat Tvam Asi, I am That. I am not God and you are not God, however we are each part and parcel of God. This understanding...

Hindus: The nature of Sin, immortal bliss, moral precepts
immortal bliss, moral precepts, christian viewpoint: Dear Ms. Mogil, Thank you for your inquiry. For most Hindus the concept of sin is contained in the doctrine of karma or cause and effect. Unlike Christianity where sin is seen as disobedience to the dictates of a parental deity, sin for Hindus has the...

Hindus: The nature of Sin, hindu religion, christian viewpoint
hindu religion, christian viewpoint, eternal damnation: Dear Alyssa, Hinduism does not believe in sin. Rather it believes that all living beings are divine and not sinners. Hinduism has a word papa which is used to convey any mistake committed by a soul. But this is too often misconstrued as sin. According...

Hindus: The nature of Sin, hindu teachings, christian viewpoint
hindu teachings, christian viewpoint, good karma: Dear Alyssa, Very interesting! In hinduism really there is no such thing as sin (in the way that Christianity describes it), however there is karma. But I guess you first have to look at what Sin really is, in a sense you could call it a wrongful act,...

Hindus: The nature of Sin, penance and reconciliation, christian viewpoint
penance and reconciliation, christian viewpoint, joy and sorrow: Hinduism admits of no mortal sin, no eternal hell, no satan, no intrinsic evil. It does recognize Sin and suffering are a part of human life. We are not afflicted by anyone but ourselves. All is not lost. There is always a way out of the syndromes of life....

Hindus: I need to ask you some questions for a school paper., moral compass, universal god
moral compass, universal god, new faith: The world is one. all the divisions are artificial. we created them. A human being is potentially the highest form in God s creation. We do not always live up to that expectation. The physical body is gone. The soul is immortal. In Hindu belief there...

Hindus: i need an interviewee pleasee...., informative paper, world religions
informative paper, world religions, interview summary: Dear Kiza Backa, Thank you for supplying the information I requested. Although I don t as a rule do homework questions, I am willing to answer some questions as a practicing Hindu to help you with your assignment. I expect you to have some background...

Hindus: I need an interviewee, soulsearcher, namaskar
soulsearcher, namaskar, universal light: Dear Devatman Kiza Backa Namaskar It is good to know that you are doing a project on Hinduism, I wish all the best for you but at this current juncture am bit tied up for answering long questions which are normal in projects. with the blessing of the...

Hindus: new age channeling, gautam buddha, gautama buddha
gautam buddha, gautama buddha, budha: Well, people don t really go for facts, i mean they like friction more than facts, and if they really belive something, it matters, and it s hard to make people belive something, and specially when it s not a fact, and if some one dose that successfully, it...

Hindus: nine kinds of leafs, mango leaves, banana tree
mango leaves, banana tree, kinds of leafs: I need to ask our temple priest and get back to you. I am not sure what the other 8 are. At home, we gather whatever we find in our neighbourhood and use them. Some of the ones described, such as mango leaves are not available in this country that easily....

Hindus: Oldest Religions, sanatana dharma, hindu sect
sanatana dharma, hindu sect, lao tsu: Hi Nitin, All religions would be a bit of an undertaking. But here are a few: Hinduism: This is the oldest still surviving religion. According to Hinduism it is the sanatana dharma, the eternal religion. It has no origin, no founder. Historically it...

Hindus: Your opinion, rape incest, divine flow
rape incest, divine flow, medical difficulties: 1)Do you look down upon women who get abortions? Due to fun of having sex if somebody gets pregnant, it is not desirable 2)Do you believe that under certain circumstances (such as rape, incest, medical difficulties with the mother, etc.) that abortions...

Hindus: origin of sivalingam, hindu tantra, horrific imagery
hindu tantra, horrific imagery, lord shiva: Dear Ramapriya, Thank you for your question. The word linga in Sanskrit means sign or mark. It also means phallus or penis. The Shivalingam at its most literal level represents the union of the male symbol, i.e., the phallus, with the female...

Hindus: originate, india hinduism, hindu gods
india hinduism, hindu gods, vedic philosophy: In India. Hinduism is the result of interaction of philosophies of all peoples of India. This is at the base the philosophy of aboriginals like that of the native Australian or the native Americans. There has never been a break in the traditions in all history...

Hindus: origins of hinduism, origins of hinduism, vedas upanishads
origins of hinduism, vedas upanishads, persian invasion: People were referred to by the province of their rulers. The nation state existed only sporadically till the colonial rule.The geographic entity ( nation ) was called in classical texts as Aryavartha (The land of learned/or aryas) The term India came...

Hindus: Passage to India--, hindu celebrations, hindu rituals
hindu celebrations, hindu rituals, hindu practices: Thank you for your questions. Although I love the novel, the author was not Hindu, so any fictional accounts of rituals should be read as fiction, not necessarily as accurate depictions of actual Hindu practices or beliefs. I don t know what Mau means....

Hindus: Passage to India--, son jesus christ, religious preachers
son jesus christ, religious preachers, gift of god is eternal life: We have seen most religious preachers use the statement I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. . We have innnumerable Hindu/Muslim saints claiming that theirs is the only way. They do this to claim the faith...

Hindus: Path to Salvation, lord sri krishna, karma and reincarnation
lord sri krishna, karma and reincarnation, akarma: You will go on taking rebirths till you attain grace of devotee of Supreme Lord Sri Krishna The secret of quick success to salvation is slavery to devotee of supreme Lord. Searc out for bonafide devotee of Sri krishna and become slave to him - you will surely...

Hindus: Performing Asanas & Pranayam related to Bath timing and their respective order, taking my bath, mental attitude
taking my bath, mental attitude, sirsasana: Dear Sujit, Thank you for your question. The order in which you perform your devotions is correct. More important than the order is the mental attitude you bring to each practice. You should bathe with the idea that your mind and body are becoming...

Hindus: Periodicity of Divine Energies, sanatana dharma, ganesh chaturthi
sanatana dharma, ganesh chaturthi, planes of existence: Namaskar Premjit prabhu, This material existence (saguna brahman) operates under certain principles. These can be partly understood through Vedic astrology and so on. The conjunction of certain planets and so on produce effects much like the moon s tidal...

Hindus: Persuasion, dear brother, spiritual quest
dear brother, spiritual quest, personal matter: Dear Sendhil, Thank you for your question. Spirituality is an intensely personal matter. Everyone comes to the spiritual quest in his or her own way according to their svadharma. The best way to teach anyone about spirituality is to live it oneself....

Hindus: Philosophy of Culture Study, hindu pantheon, ancient sages
hindu pantheon, ancient sages, belief in one god: I do not have the time to help with school and college projects. I will answer very briefly. 1. Belief in One God as the Supreme Being, who is omnipresent and omniscient. He is beyond description and without attributes. (Para Brahman; Nirguna) God is gender...

Hindus: Power of Forgiveness, well wisher, power of forgiveness
well wisher, power of forgiveness, meaningful statement: Namaskar Premjit prabhu! 1. Yes, this is an absolutely meaningful statement. By acknowledging our shortcoming we confirm that we realize we are in need of Divine favor and mercy. Without that we would be adrift. By forgiving others we not only assist...

Hindus: Power of prayer and mantras, powerful mantras, incurable diseases
powerful mantras, incurable diseases, different religions: Rohit, You are correct in that all this is maya/lila (for Rama as well as for us) A friend of mine is a strong believer in the power of Gayatri mantra. He was involved in a near fatal motor vehicle accident many years ago and credits his recovery to...