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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...

Hindus: Pranayam, alternate nostril breathing, pranic energy
alternate nostril breathing, pranic energy, ayama: Pranayama is control of Breath . Prana is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and ayama means control. So Pranayama is Control of Breath . One can control the rhythms...

Hindus: Predictions of Hinduism about non-Hindus., hindu gods and godesses, hindu gods and goddesses
hindu gods and godesses, hindu gods and goddesses, gods and godesses: Dear Fahad, 1. According to Hinduism, you need not believe any dogma or doctrine, form or idol, in fact, you need not have any belief at all. You need not also believe in Universal Energy, etc. Only be good and do good and all the Gods of Hinduism like...

Hindus: Predictions of Hinduism about non-Hindus., description of heaven, heaven and hell
description of heaven, heaven and hell, image worship: Dear Fahad Namaskar I am going to answer this question for the last time and shall not work on it unless you grow beyond your own small world of delusions and thinking. Thank you for taking your time! a. Islam says that every person at birth is born a...

Hindus: The Problem of Evil: What it Means to You., demon king, scriptural texts
demon king, scriptural texts, life in god: 1. Yes. In fact the karma theory states that we are accountable for our actions.(Individual responsibility) (karma means action) Human life is considered to be the highest form of life in god s creation. Based on our actions, we may go back to lower forms...

Hindus: Puranas, shiv purana, lord shiva
shiv purana, lord shiva, core teachings: Dear Haresh, I am a follower of Sri Ramakrishna. Hence, I accept all the paths and religions in the world as different ways to reach God. I believe in both Personal God and Impersonal God. I accept all the ways in Hinduism. To know the reason for my...

Hindus: Purpose of life, karmic laws, material existence
karmic laws, material existence, earth plane: Hi Priya, Thanks for writing. There has actually been some controversy on this matter. Some Gaudiya Vaisnava teachers posit answers for this question of WHY the jivas descend, some do not. It is my understanding that Srila Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada taught...

Hindus: peeple puja, sri krishna, hindu god
sri krishna, hindu god, ancient civilizations: Dear Hari Om Tayal, Thank you for you question. I assume by tree PEEPLE you mean the Pipal tree that in Sanskrit is known as the Ashvattha. The tree is sacred both to Hindus and to Buddhists. The latter refer to it as the Bodhi Tree, as it is the...

Hindus: What is a person?, hindu scriptures, external stimuli
hindu scriptures, external stimuli, views on abortion: Hinduism considers it a sin to kill an unborn child. By this definition, abortion is religiously prohibited. (It was never an issue in Hindu and Indian society, until the recent few decades.) A fetus is considered to have life as well as a capacity to...

Hindus: personal Guardian Angels or forces and spirit guides, angels and spirit guides, incarnation of vishnu
angels and spirit guides, incarnation of vishnu, dancing maidens: Dear Kennedy, Thank you for your question. Although there is in Hinduism no exact equivalent of Judeo-Christian-Islamic angels, there are many types of divine or semi-divine beings that can serve as guides or messengers. The word for god, deva, means...

Hindus: is getting physical before marriage a sin, true religon, true belief
true religon, true belief, physical relationship: No, it is not a sin. For by true belief in your religion; you are not your body, and should therefore have no connection to it. As long as you are with the person you are with as a merging of souls then it s all alright. Getting physical before marriage I...

Hindus: please help me, fear of death, divine blessing
fear of death, divine blessing, namaskar: Dear Helen Namaskar Life and death are two sides one coin, when you are alive you are looking at one and when you a certain age you reach the brim of the coin then you lose out the sight of the life and the fear of the unknown grips you. Fear is similar...

Hindus: pranic healing, alan cosgrove, what is pranic healing
alan cosgrove, what is pranic healing, soulsearcher: Dear Mr. Alan Cosgrove Namaskar Pranic Healing is atechnique that has been developed by Cho Kok Sui though it has its origin and roots in Indian method of healing. The concept is based on sparsha chikitsa or touch healing. You can find books on them on...

Hindus: presence of GOD, presence of god, faith in god
presence of god, faith in god, evil actions: Dear Siva, Namaskar. The purpose of life is to reach God but then God has not sent us away from him. God does not reside somewhere in the skies but he is all-pervading. It is because of our ignorance that we identify ourselves with the material things...

Hindus: presence of God, presence of god, god god
presence of god, god god, karmas: hi siva, Yes the purpose of life is to attain God.God has never sent us away from him he is always there somewhere near us,the irony is that we cannot see him and feel him.this is because of ur past and present karmas.it is all because of our deeds that...

Hindus: project, practices of hinduism, beliefs of hinduism
practices of hinduism, beliefs of hinduism, vegitarianism: Hi Andi, Really it would be best if you researched these your self, for you would learn a lot more... and then if something where unclear or you totally couldn t find the answer, then I could help you out. But I will answer a couple of your questions...

Hindus: prophecy about Islam in Hindu scriptures, muhammad the prophet, hindu scriptures
muhammad the prophet, hindu scriptures, muhammad the prophet of allah: Hi Ahmed, I m sorry, but I m really not interested in helping you prove a falsity. You ll need to look elsewhere for this. My advise is that you practice Islam and be happy. There really is no reason to lie and misrepresent other religions. This is...

Hindus: protection, premonitions dreams, yoga postures
premonitions dreams, yoga postures, spiritual guru: Dear Selvarani ji Namaskar That is a beautiful explanation of your whole life, the experiences you have had is really beautiful and enigmatic. Few people have experienced similar kind of experiences. If you have taken initiation Kundalini initiation...

Hindus: What is the purpose of human life?, lord sri krishna, what is the purpose of human life
lord sri krishna, what is the purpose of human life, pupose: The purpose of human life is to learn how to serve supreme Lord Sri Krishna. From millions of life times we are serving our senses to attain satisfaction. In human life you have to read and hear Bhagavad Gita from devotees of Sri Krishna and understand that...

Hindus: pv, rig veda, intricate relationships
rig veda, intricate relationships, vedam: 1. In Yaagam, Hothan, through chant of Rigveda Manthrams, invokes the gods into the Yajnavedi, and their divine virtues into our souls (minds). Chanting of the Manthrams with the knowledge of their meaning and concepts results in cleansing the mind of its...

Hindus: Q, chief obstacles, worldly experiences
chief obstacles, worldly experiences, self realization: Dear NS, You are asking a very personal question that we do not generally answer in my tradition. However, I m willing to break from the tradition and tell you that, yes, I have experienced the Divine directly, although I did not experience That either...

Hindus: Question, visnu, war in iraq
visnu, war in iraq, bhagavad gita: While I am a Hindu I am a rather unorthodox one. Personally, I believe the wars being waged by the US are immoral and unjustifiable. As for ahimsa, one who fully embraces ahimsa will oppose all wars. Most Hindus believe in ahimsa with the condition that...

Hindus: Question for college, sanatana dharma, lord visnu
sanatana dharma, lord visnu, what makes up the hindu religion: Hi Katrina, This is a great question! As we discussed earlier, Hinduism is a misnomer. Muslims living on the other side of the river Sindhu referred to the Indians and their religious culture as the Sindhus (the people on the other side of the river),...

Hindus: Question About Hinduism, world history class, john carroll school
world history class, john carroll school, meditation one: Dear Jeff, 1. During one period of meditation, one can meditate for as long as he can. I have meditated at a stretch for 4 hours. 2. No, I do not remember my previous lives. 3. I am trying hard to attain moksha but I do not know whether I will get...

Hindus: Question about Hinduism, history teacher, john carroll
history teacher, john carroll, hinduism: Dear Erica, 1. Yes, I study other religions also. Buddhism actually evolved from Hinduism and hence has some common things with Hinduism. 2. Yes, Hinduism accepts all religions as paths to God. We respect all the religions and have friends of all religions....

Hindus: Question on Hinduism, john carroll high school, ganges river
john carroll high school, ganges river, buddahism: Dear Lindsey, I m glad to hear that you are studying such complicated religions. But I m really not into the technical aspects of this beutiful religion, because that is not what Hinduism is truley about, and all extras that people have come up with only...

Hindus: A Question about Hinduism, world history class, john carroll school
world history class, john carroll school, celebration days: Dear Kara, 1. Hinduism has many many celebration days. Very difficult to list them all here. Practically every day of the year has some special significance for Hindus. 2. Yes, we have women monks. Their position is exactly like men monks and many...

Hindus: My Question is that "Is Quran..., hare krishna, bhagavadgita
hare krishna, bhagavadgita, namaste: Namaste Fasih, I am a Hindu and you have posted your question on the Hinduism forum. Therefore I am not in a position to answer your question since Hindus do not follow Quran but we follow the Bhagavadgita. If you have any Hinduism related question,...

Hindus: Question, sri vidya, sri chakra
sri vidya, sri chakra, guru ji: Dear Devatman Namaskar Just by installation of pyramids nothing happens it has be charged and the grounding energy has to be increased in a manner that can sustain the growth potential of the land. Sri Chakra puja is difficult and a person has to be initiated...

Hindus: Questions, krishna janmasthami, vinayaka chaturthi
krishna janmasthami, vinayaka chaturthi, john carroll school: Dear Scott, 1. There are nuns and priests in Hinduism too. 2. There are many many special days in Hinduism. But the main days are Rama Navami, Krishna Janmasthami, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Diwali, Dussehra, Durga Puja etc. In fact, Hindus can celebrate...

Hindus: Questions about Hindu, hindu tradition, hindu culture
hindu tradition, hindu culture, religious justification: Dear Shane, Thank you for your questions. First of all Hinduism contains a vast array of practices and beliefs, so I can only answer your question from the point of view of the philosophies that underlie the major schools of Hindu thought. Any one Hindu...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, orthodox hindus, caste system
orthodox hindus, caste system, hi lauren: Hi Lauren, Thank you for your questions. The caste system was outlawed in India in 1948 when India became an independent country. Although marriage among ethnic Hindus is still often arranged with caste in mind and certain very orthodox Hindus observe...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, orthodox hindus, caste system
orthodox hindus, caste system, national holidays: Thank you for your questions. Hindus celebrate many holidays, both national and religious. Perhaps you could be more specific? The caste system was outlawed in India in 1948. Some still consider caste when arranging marriages, and ultra-orthodox Hindus...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, hindu marriage, solemn vows
hindu marriage, solemn vows, sacred fire: Dear Julie, 1. Fire symbolizes the Ultimate Power or God. The bride and groom take many solemn vows for their married life and the fire is the witness, that is God. 2. Hinduism has many many festivals and many of them are holidays. In fact, a Hindu...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, prayer and meditation, population census
prayer and meditation, population census, exact figure: Dear Leslie, 1. Hindus believe in: a. Reincarnation b. Divinity of Souls of all living beings c. The fact that God can be realized and seen face to face. d. All religions to be various paths to God. 2. Celebrations...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, world history class, devotional songs
world history class, devotional songs, political questions: Dear Barry, 1. I medidate at least twice a day. 2. I entertain myself by reading books, singing devotional songs. 3. Yes, Hindus are very much free to have relationships. 4. I am not concerned with Politics and hence do not answer political questions....

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, caste system, john carrol
caste system, john carrol, sex queen: Dear Chase, 1. I meditate usually for a hour both in the morning and the evening. 2. Caste system is not in vogue in India today. 3. Yes, I believe in reincarnation but do not know about my past life. 4. The Americal society today is miserably...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, vinayaka chaturthi, krishna janmasthami
vinayaka chaturthi, krishna janmasthami, hindu holidays: Dear Christine, 1. I pray and medidate and try to lead a pure life so that I can achieve moksha. 2. Yes, I celebrate Hindu special days like, Diwali, Dussehra, Durga Puja, Krishna Janmasthami, Ramanavami, Vinayaka Chaturthi, etc. Shrutichaitany...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, john carroll school, lerd
john carroll school, lerd, confussed: Dear Carly, Any true Hindu is a Vegetarian, which means that they do not eat meat of any sort; this includes animals, fish, and eggs. What we do eat is veggetables and fruits, but only after first having offered then to Lerd Krishna. Also try to reaserch...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduism, john carroll school, bel air maryland
john carroll school, bel air maryland, john carroll: Dear Tim, 1. Hinduism seldom converts. I am a Hindu by birth and found no reason to change my religion. 2. The main difference of Hinduism is that it is built on principles rather than persons, i.e.,if one where to shatter all the personalities of Hinduism,...

Hindus: Questions about Hinduisum, john carroll high school, hinduisum
john carroll high school, hinduisum, strict religion: Hi Cailey, Thank you for your questions. There are strict Hindus and less strict Hindus just as there are strict Christians and those more relaxed and less formal about their beliefs and practices. I do not remember any past lives. Best wishes,...

Hindus: Questions about Hnduism, world history class, erika 1
world history class, erika 1, hinduism: Dear Erika, 1. I have no memories of my past lives. 2. I meditate for a hour both in the morning and the evening. 3. There are many many special days in Hinduism. In fact each day can be a day of celebration for the Hindu. 4. I do not live in America....

Hindus: Two Questions, sanatana dharma, world history class
sanatana dharma, world history class, different religions of the world: Hi Kathy, Thank you for your questions. Few of my friends are Hindu, and I respect them and all beings as manifestations of the Divine. The proper name we call Hinduism is the Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Religion. The meaning is that real religion is...

Hindus: A Quick Question, ancient priests, religions of india
ancient priests, religions of india, caste system: We all understand that all religions are creations of human beings, even if every one of them claims divine inspiration. All religions have doctrinal and cultural components. What people do in the name of religion has been incredible (in a horrific way) throughout...

Hindus: question about the gita, sri krsna, chariot driver
sri krsna, chariot driver, hindu scriptures: Hi Nick, The Bhagavad Gita is one of the essential texts on bhakti yoga (devotion) for Vaisnava Hindus. It is in fact probably the most universally accepted of all Hindu scriptures regardless of the sect -- http://www.allfaith.com/Religions/Hinduism/gita.html...

Hindus: i have question on hidnu's myth, hindu sects, ritual purity
hindu sects, ritual purity, tantric tradition: Dear Rajinder Kumar, Thank you for your question. The simple answer to your question is that different temples and sects have different notions of purity. Leather, being the skin of dead animals, might be considered impure conventionally among many Hindus...

Hindus: question reagrding marriage, lord siva, pooja
lord siva, pooja, two daughters: If your parents perform Nava Graha Pooja in the name of you two daughters, them it can be done. This Pooja has to be performed in the temple of Lord Siva for 9 days. Maha Rudra Abhishekam with milk has to be performed for Lord Siva on the 9th day. Your...

Hindus: I have a question, hindu dharma, sanskrit texts
hindu dharma, sanskrit texts, ancient sanskrit: Hi Ryan, Hinduism doesn t exactly have a concept of evil in the Christian sense. Hinduism, as you probably know, is an umbrella term for a number of related religious systems. These diverse traditions vary on certain issues. What follows therefore is not...

Hindus: questions on Hinduism, world history class, john carroll high school
world history class, john carroll high school, different dress: hi chris, Why to worship the almighty only on certain days when evryday and every moment is His. Although we have fixed week days which are alloted to certain deties,we worship God everyday.You can worship any deity you like because ultimately it...

Hindus: questions about hinduism, zoroastrianism and judaism, religion zoroastrianism
zoroastrianism and judaism, religion zoroastrianism, hindus religion: Three religions now stand in the world, which have come down to us from time prehistoric- Hinduism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism. They have all received tremendous shocks and all of them prove by their survival their internal strength. But while Judaism failed...

Hindus: questions about hinduism, world history class, john carroll high school
world history class, john carroll high school, hindu religion: Dear Marissa, 1. Hinduism accepts all other religions as paths to reach God. I did not choose this religion. I am a Hindu by birth and found no good reason to change it. 2. Females have a equal position, in fact, higher position than men in Hinduism....

Hindus: about a Radish, temple celebrations, hunter gatherers
temple celebrations, hunter gatherers, modak: Dear Vitali Rudra would reply to your question, but let me affirm, Ganesha is supposed to be fond of moolak (literally root); and everywhere, whether in temple celebrations or in household celebrations, radish is offered to Ganesha. The roots of this...

Hindus: Rama and Krishna, rama and krishna, sri krsna
rama and krishna, sri krsna, lord rama: Hi William, According to Hinduism, there is a series of four ages (or yugas) through which the earth passes. These ages are: Satya yuga Treta yuga Dvapara yuga Kali yuga. We are living in Kali yuga. This age began around 6000 years ago. According to...

Hindus: Rape, vengeance is mine sayeth the lord, negative karma
vengeance is mine sayeth the lord, negative karma, child molestion: Dear Linda, Thank you for your questions. Forgiveness is never an obligation but a priviledge. Forgiveness benefits the one who forgives, when it is sincere, because it breaks the tie of attachment to the sense of victimization. To hold anger, hatred,...

Hindus: Rathod, rajasthan india, caste system
rajasthan india, caste system, minor accidents: It is known fact that some families migrate from one state to another in search of better living facilities. Local people are likely to classify outsiders as low class people. Since your ancestors did not prove a benign origin, you people are suffering...

Hindus: RE:What is, sensory phenomena, primary obstacle
sensory phenomena, primary obstacle, mental discipline: Dear Manu Ahluwalia, Thank you for your question. The mind is not a thing with a physical location like a rock. Rather it is a function of consciousness, a faculty for processing data obtained through the senses. When the mind generates many thoughts,...

Hindus: Recomendations, sanatana dharma, hindu sects
sanatana dharma, hindu sects, rg veda: Hi Alex, Hinduism of course is a very diverse religion with different teachings etc. To become a Hindu is a simple thing. If you believe the Hindu religion is the path you wish to follow then you are a Hindu and can correctly call yourself that. No one...

Hindus: Reincarnation, hindu religion, worldly pleasures
hindu religion, worldly pleasures, material assets: hi Casey Ancarrow , Glad that u show intrest in hindu religion.Reincarnation---it is not the question of me beleiving it.It is said in hindu religion that once a person dies its atma leaves the body and then starts travelling towards the endless.If...

Hindus: Reincarnation, atma, alexander
atma, alexander, brain: hi Alexander, Yes we can become animals when we are reincarnated.But we do not remember anything about our past lives.It is logical because when we die our atma leaves our body and travels out,remembering is something related to your brain and to ur...

Hindus: Reincarnation, hindu religion, spiritual realization
hindu religion, spiritual realization, spiritual pursuits: Hi, I m so sorry for the delay in replying. My questions were not forwarded to my inbox properly. Hinduism believes in transmigration, which is to say reincarnation into countless forms. Generally speaking, Hindus believe that humans are the highest life...

Hindus: Reincarnation to a Non-Hindu, sanatana dharma, joe schmoe
sanatana dharma, joe schmoe, rg veda: Hi Sascha, Always happy to help. I have studied Jainism as well, yes. The terminology people use varies broadly. I always try and use the terms that fit most clearly with the topic I m discussing. The term atma or atman is used by all, but it has stronger...

Hindus: Reincarnation, central beliefs of hinduism, beliefs of hinduism
central beliefs of hinduism, beliefs of hinduism, jainism and buddhism: It is one of the central beliefs of Hinduism that the soul is immortal, while only the physical body perishes. It is also believed that a soul goes through endless lives. Therefore, there is strong belief in reincarnation. This belief is also adopted by Jainism...

Hindus: Relationship of Priest and God, guru maharaja, bhaktivedanta swami
guru maharaja, bhaktivedanta swami, true guru: Namaskar Premjit Prabhuji, It is essential. The priest acts as a medium between the devotee and the Lord. If the priest is not sincere his prayer and sacrifices on our behalf will be ineffectual, and possibly even offensive to the Lord. It is said that...

Hindus: Relevance of customary practices, saguna brahman, auspicious dates
saguna brahman, auspicious dates, akshaya tritiya: Hello my friend, Such questions are not so clear cut. On the one hand all such traditions are just that, traditions. The Truth is deeper than all external traditions. At the same time however, such traditions are the holders or vehicles through which deeper...

Hindus: Religion, hinduism buddhism, islam and christianity
hinduism buddhism, islam and christianity, religious attendance: Many questions were asked in the ancient Hindu texts about the nature of Parama Atama (infinite soul, or Almighty) and Atma (soul). In the olden days, Gurus used to put these questions to disciples to test their knowledge. What is the constituent material...

Hindus: Religion, Hinduism, indus valley civilizations, hinduism and buddhism
indus valley civilizations, hinduism and buddhism, sri krishna: Dear Deepti, Thank you for your question. The ashvattha is also known as the pipal or bodhi tree. It is sacred both in HInduism and Buddhism. In the Bhagavad-gita, Sri Krishna says, Among trees I m the ashvattha. The ashvatta leaves are heart-shaped,...

Hindus: Religious Practices, hindu scriptures, social belief
hindu scriptures, social belief, belief that women: Primarily because of the social belief that women are not clean during the menstrual cycle (it was believed that impurities from the body are being flushed out during that time) and because of the possibility of bleeding noticeable to others (before the days...

Hindus: Research on Hinduism, nobel laureate, indian subcontinent
nobel laureate, indian subcontinent, ford family: It is estimated that there are about 800 million Hindus around the world. Most of these people live in the Indian subcontinent. India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal have the most Hindus. The Hindus of Pakistan and Afghanistan have been expelled, killed or converted...

Hindus: Revisiting Interview Questions about Hinduism, traditional indian clothing, hindu beliefs
traditional indian clothing, hindu beliefs, cultural norms: Hi Tina, As an American who includes Hindu beliefs into my personal spiritual path, the first question seldom impacts me. There are many cultural prejudices against ethnic Hindus of course, as there are towards most sub-groups in the US and other western...

Hindus: Rituals, meditation sessions, hindu family
meditation sessions, hindu family, able guidance: Dear Devatman friend Namaskar Rituals are processes for the beginners mind to get stilled, once the mind gets stilled the process of dhyana occurs. Only after the pure dhyana can one experience or gain anything from life and also to know the purpose in life....

Hindus: ramayana, ravana, valmiki
ravana, valmiki, 3b2: There more than 2000 versions of Ramayana, one differing from another by considerable extent. http://www.studentorg.umd.edu/desi/article73.htm Valmiki Ramayana among these is considered to be most athentic. The Adyathmika Ramayana deals more with spiritual...

Hindus: reiki, degree reiki, reiki master
degree reiki, reiki master, soulsearcher: Dear Daina Namaskar Is it possible to send me your photograph at venrudra@yahoo.com and let me check if the energy has been activated or not. If the energy is activated then some techniques shall be provided that can you to understand the flow of the energy...

Hindus: reincarnation/gods, lord rama, parshuram
lord rama, parshuram, final frontier: hi Sheryl, The two chracters u mentioned are totally different.Rama was the reincarnation of lord vishnuThe second character is also ofcourse the reincarnation of lord VishnuThe later was called as Lord Parshuram .He was the son of Jamadagni while the...

Hindus: reincarnation, vegetarianism, lord krishna, bad karma
lord krishna, bad karma, evolutionary cycle: Dear Sheryl, I don t remember if I answered your question earlier, I m sorry if I haven t. I ve been feeling extremely bad lately, and have been so busy. It s fact that we could be eating our ancestors when we eat vegetables. Not only is meat eating...

Hindus: religion Hinduism, sanatana dharma, cow protection
sanatana dharma, cow protection, caste system: Hi, Lots of possible answers to this. The people of the Indian Subcontinent were racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse. The acceptance of the umbrella faith called Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) created a unifying influence and philosophy that established...

Hindus: religion, sanatan dharma, prophet muhammed
sanatan dharma, prophet muhammed, word allah: Dear Suyash, Thank you for writing. Your question is very interesting. Similarities between Hinduism and Islam. hinduism so far is not into its original path. The actions of the hindu s are contrary to the law of the Vedas. If you try studying the...

Hindus: religious leaders, heirarchy, rastafarian
heirarchy, rastafarian, hindus: Dear Carole, Thank you for your question. I can only answer the part of your question that pertains to Hinduism, as that is my area of expertise. There is no heirarchy of leaders among Hindus. Anyone may be a leader if people follow him or her. There...

Hindus: research on bhagwat Geeta, bhagwat geeta, ravi sharma
bhagwat geeta, ravi sharma, gita: Sharma Jee, Namaste. I answered this question before, but somehow, you did not seem to receive it. There is CD of Bhagavad Gita that has all the information you are looking for. I believe you search for it at www.bhagavadgita.org. If you have trouble,...

Hindus: Sacred Thread Ceremony, guru maharaja, gayatri mantra
guru maharaja, gayatri mantra, thread ceremony: Hi Josef, I suspect that your question arises from a text book of some sort where the author has made certain divisions that seems right to him/her? You ll need to check there for what the author is wanting. Also, certain teachers may require five specific...

Hindus: Said prophecies about Islam in Hindu scriptures, muhammad pbuh, hymn 6
muhammad pbuh, hymn 6, hindu scriptures: Hi Ahmed, 1. There is no knowledge today that is only confined to Brahmanas. The 4 Vedas were restricted to low born people in the past, but today - as you know - they are fully printed and published for anyone to read, including non-Hindus as well. ...

Hindus: Sanatana Dharma liberation from earthly existence, sanatana dharma, liberation from earthly existence
sanatana dharma, liberation from earthly existence, spiritual blessings: Hi, People of every religion seek liberation from earthly existence. The reasons are as many as the people. * Escape from sufferings of every kind * Continuation of life/existence * Spiritual blessings... Ask yourself these questions and...

Hindus: What is Sanskrit ..., classical hinduism, sanskrit scholars
classical hinduism, sanskrit scholars, sanskrit texts: Sanskrit is an ancient language like Latin and Hebrew. It means, one that is reformed/refined. The word Sanskriti, which means culture is a derivative of the same word. It is the language of Classical Hinduism and the language of the Vedic and Upanishadic...

Hindus: Satya Yuga, sanatana dharma hinduism, lord visnu
sanatana dharma hinduism, lord visnu, lord siva: Hi Ray, If my math is correct here it would have begun approximately 3,027,864 years ago, assuming Kali Yuga began when we think. Very few people take these numbers as exact however, and as I say there is much debate even within Hindu circles. When you...

Hindus: SCANDA's symbol, indus valley civilization, adi sankara
indus valley civilization, adi sankara, yandex ru: Dear Vitali, Thank you for your question. Skanda first appears in artistic representations of the Indus Valley civilization, about 11,000 B.C. He is mentioned in the Mahabharata and in several different Puranas. sometimes he is described as an emanation...

Hindus: SCANDA's symbol, adi sankara, yandex ru
adi sankara, yandex ru, vedic deities: Dear Mr. Kumara Namaskar Skanda is the divine form of the Virya Sadhana. Six mukhi Rudraksha, Vel-Shalagrama, Moonga (used for Mangal Dasha) are some of the stones and beads used as symbolism of Skanda With the divine blessing of the universal light Rudrabhayananda...

Hindus: SELF IMPROVEMENT, photographs of swami vivekananda, arnold schwarzenegger
photographs of swami vivekananda, arnold schwarzenegger, hanuman: Dear RJ, Just keep a image of Mahabali Hanuman in your room instead of that of Arnold Schwarzenegger (you do have photographs of Swami Vivekananda or Shri Ramakrishna in your room). Try pranayam for 10 minutes a day and never more that that . I hope...

Hindus: SEX, consensual sexual relations, other sexually transmitted diseases
consensual sexual relations, other sexually transmitted diseases, how to have sex the first time: Dear RJ, Thank you for your follow-up question. I am not an expert in Chinese religion or Ninja philosophy, so I cannot give you an authoritative answer about them. However, I can tell you that sex properly renounced at the right time by the right...

Hindus: Seeings, hindu deities, gods of hinduism
hindu deities, gods of hinduism, christopher isherwood: Dear Michael, Thank you for your question. God has been seen in many forms by mystic saints of all religions. An excellent example is Ramakrishna who lived from 1836-1886 in West Bengal in India. He saw not only various Hindu deities and Incarnations...

Hindus: Selecting the right method of meditation, meditation steps, meditation method
meditation steps, meditation method, meditation technique: Dear Karthikeyan, Thanks for asking this important question on meditation. Please understand we should not select a method of meditation based on factors like easy/ difficult or convenient/ inconvenient or popular/ unpopular. In medical science,...

Hindus: Sex and Marriage, religious penance, cartoon programs
religious penance, cartoon programs, sensual pleasures: Dear Chitra, It is perfectly all right to have sex within the marriage and it does not affect the spiritual pursuit in any way. There is no need to give up sex progressively. Spiritual pursuit involves realizing that happiness does not come from external...

Hindus: Sex and Relationship, extra marital sex, hindu scriptures
extra marital sex, hindu scriptures, gay relationships: Dear NS, In Hinduism, having physical relationship with someone who is not one s spouse is considered a heinous sin. So, it goes without saying that pre-marital or extra-marital sex is not sanctioned in Hinduism. For the same reason, there is no sanction...

Hindus: Sexual orientation and self control, hindu scriptures, sri krishna
hindu scriptures, sri krishna, senseless deaths: Thank you for your question. I m sorry to hear about your friend s suicide. Cultural prejudices against gay people have caused many such senseless deaths all over the world. Vedanta and Tantra both advocate a life of self-control for maximum spiritual...

Hindus: Shadow, myths legends, asian cultures
myths legends, asian cultures, ancient cultures: Hi Brian, This will doubtless be an interesting study to undertake. Unfortunately while I have stumbled on this topic from time to time in my studies, it s not one I have focussed on. As far as the east, check out the effects of the shadow of an untouchable...

Hindus: Shakti, hindu religion, power creativity
hindu religion, power creativity, hindu culture: Thank you for your follow-up question. I believe you have already decided what you want to do. I support you in your decision. Be aware that some traditional Hindus may be offended if they see the tattoo, but most will just consider that you are not Indian...

Hindus: Sick Child, anoxic brain injury, prayer book
anoxic brain injury, prayer book, spiritual sense: Dear Mary, I am sorry to note the situation. My suggestion is this: You should neither encourage nor discourage the mother s believes/ activities. On your part you can pray to your god for the recovery of the child and to give piece of mind to the family....

Hindus: Siddhartha, jai guru deva, jai guru deva om
jai guru deva, jai guru deva om, herman hess: Jai Guru Deva OM is Sanskrit. It is a Hindu chant. It simply says Salutations (Jai) to (my/our) teacher (Guru), who is like a god (Deva) OM/AUM is a sacred word of prayer. If you are reading a book on Siddartha, the Buddha then you will find a lot...

Hindus: Significance of religious places, river ganga, emotional aspect
river ganga, emotional aspect, religious places: Dear Premjit, Thank you for your question. The Ganga is a Goddess in the form of a river. Bathing in her waters removes all sins. However, her water mingles with all the waters of the world, so if one has the right attitude, one can bath in the Ganga...

Hindus: Sin and Forgiveness, hindu scriptures, hindu faith
hindu scriptures, hindu faith, hindu religion: Varna/Caste has become more a reflection of cultural and social commanality rather than the rigid hierarchy that it represented. In urban India it is very much diluted. It would have disappeared as a divisive issue, were it not for the perverse way it came...

Hindus: Sins, bad karma, self experience
bad karma, self experience, blessed day: Dear J.C., A sin is anything that you do that goes against the universe , thus causing to you to accumulate bad karma. Which in answer to your second question, that is exactly how it is dealt with; you accumulate bad karma that you will eventually...

Hindus: Sivalingam, poetic word, shivalingam
poetic word, shivalingam, 3dcom: Dear Jeremy, Erin is an old word for Ireland used more in a romantic sense and is also a poetic word for peace. Shivalingam means the stone symbol of Shiva, a god of Hinduism which looks like the picture you will find in this link: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.geocities.com/ramya475/linga.jpeg&imgrefurl=http://www.geocities.com/ramya475/la.htm&h=400&w=373&sz=33&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=kSDsghoQBPdiRM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dshiva+linga%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:*%26sa%3DX...

Hindus: Skin of Animals, major religions, namaskar
major religions, namaskar, animal skin: Dear Prem, Namaskar. In all the major religions there are two kinds of practices. The first type are those which evolve out of the basic tenets of the religion. The second type of practices are mere conventions or traditions that may or may not have...

Hindus: SMAMI VIVEKANANDA, MYSTIC POWERS, mystic powers, materialization
mystic powers, materialization, mental energy: Dear RJ, Swami Vivekananda has only mentioned of the powers which could be obtained by harnessing the mental energy. But, he himself never advocated the acquiring or use of such powers. Spiritual life should be your focus. You can email me. My email...

Hindus: Source, sun earth moon, lord visnu
sun earth moon, lord visnu, hindu religion: The definition of infinite is he is larger than the largest and smaller than the smallest. He has many expansions and thru the paramatma expansion he has entered into each atom. In infinite mathematics, 1-1 is equal to 1 - that is very nicely explained in...

Hindus: Spirituality as a career, material gains, divine blessing
material gains, divine blessing, namaskar: Dear Mr. Tom Roebuck Namaskar Spirituality as a brand is selling all around the world, no I am not interested in that thank you very much. I am here to provided guidance to people to know themselves, understand there own self which they have sold for money...

Hindus: Spirituality and Being Gay, hindu tantra, ruth vanita
hindu tantra, ruth vanita, tantric tradition: Dear Jaideep, Thank you for your follow-up question. The Kali Yuga is an age of spiritual darkness where FEWER not more persons seek spirituality. However, those who do get enlightenment more easily than in previous ages. However, I do agree that...

Hindus: Spirituality and magic, spiritual aspirant, professional magicians
spiritual aspirant, professional magicians, miraculous powers: Dear Premjit, Thank you for your question. The mental disciplines that can help one realize God can also, if misdirected, lead to the acquistion of psychic powers. Sometimes powers come unbidden to a spiritual aspirant. A sincere aspirant will shun these...

Hindus: Sri Yantra, s k ramachandra rao, spiritual upliftment
s k ramachandra rao, spiritual upliftment, 3 circles: Dear Devatman Conny Namaskar Please read Saudarya Lahiri rendered by Adi Shankaracharya, it is available from Motilal Banarasidas, Delhi or from Shankaracharya peetham, Sringeri The later is much better With the blessing of the universal light Rudrabhayananda...

Hindus: STUDY, soul searchers, universal light
soul searchers, universal light, follower: Dear Devatman RJ Namaskar Please go through the book Soul Searchers-Meditation Anytime Anywhere . It gives lots of information. Please do also join http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/thesoulsearchers see the file section it covers lot of techniques With the...

Hindus: Sucide, mayan suns, hindu tradition
mayan suns, hindu tradition, causes of suicide: Dissatisfaction with life is the main cause of suicide. That dissatisfaction is due to psychic darkness of the present age. Ancient Europeans wrote about Ages of Man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_Man There are also many other references...

Hindus: Sudama, parashurama, munshi
parashurama, munshi, bhargava: Will need time to research. Aupmanyav I searched on Google and found no answer to your question. His wife s name is mentioned as Kshutkshama (meaning one who has become emaciated due to enforced starvation). He could have been a Bhrigu, because Lord...

Hindus: Surrender to Civil law?, false ego, bad karma
false ego, bad karma, material existence: Namaste my dear Prem prabhu! Everything is interconnected. Those laws that promote good qualities are beneficial to obey. Those that promote negative qualities should not generally be obeyed. Depending on the situation, one must decide whether to obey...

Hindus: Symbols, hinduism symbols, religionfacts
hinduism symbols, religionfacts, religious symbols: The Vedas and Upanishads say that the sound of Om was in the beginning. Visit these sites for Sanskrit transcription, symbol and significance of Om. http://hinduism.about.com/od/omaum/a/meaningofom.htm http://www.haryana-online.com/Culture/aum.htm...

Hindus: sacred elements of hinduism, sacred elements of hinduism, sacred element
sacred elements of hinduism, sacred element, lord krishna: Dear Suresh, IMHO, social behaviour (Dharma) is the most sacred element of hinduism. You can have any one of the whole range of personal beliefs, right from polytheism to atheism; but what every hindu has to follow is Dharma , our social duty to the family,...

Hindus: sanskrit question, pleasure and pain, forebearance
pleasure and pain, forebearance, mental balance: Dear Dillon, Thank you for your question. Actually, the Buddha spoke Pali, a dialect that developed out of Sanskrit. In Sanskrit the word titiksha is sometimes used in the sense of forebearance that by extension could also mean a kind of patience....

Hindus: scared, hare krishna, bhagavad gita
hare krishna, bhagavad gita, fear of death: We need to understand who we really are. We are eternal spiritual units of life. The body is material covering over the real spiritul being. The spiritual being inside the material body falsely identifies the temporary body as himself and becomes afraid of...

Hindus: is self +supreme self = bliss?, lord sri krishna, true seekers
lord sri krishna, true seekers, birth deaths: If you are sick you go to a doctor - this is a reasonable thing to do - beyond simple diseases self medication wont work - similarly we are inflicted by the disease of maya and one has to go to a maya doctor - the spiritual master. A sincere seeker without...

Hindus: shaap vimochana mantra and hasta mudras, gayatri mantra, soulsearcher
gayatri mantra, soulsearcher, diksha: Dear Devatman Charmi Namaskar Gayatri Mantra is not learned from Shaktipat rather it is a initiation process or Diksha. Regarding the Shaap vimochana Mantra and 27 hasta mudra it has to be learned with a Guru and nobody else can teach you or you may get...

Hindus: shivling, shiv linga, cosmic dancer
shiv linga, cosmic dancer, river kaveri: That is a good size stone. I have seen stones generally smaller than that, except those that are installed in temples. The Shiv Linga in Kasi Viswanath Temple (the most sacred and famous of all Saivite temples in the world) is about 9 inches long. ravi...

Hindus: sindhur, bengali women, india hindu
bengali women, india hindu, hindu culture: Dear Madhavi, Thank you for your question. Your question pertains to Hindu culture and custom more than to philosophy or religion. Customs are often quite specific to different regions of India. There are three reasons I know some Hindu women wear sindhur,...

Hindus: social and cultural influences, liberal outlook, natural religion
liberal outlook, natural religion, pursuit of truth: Dear Lori, India, that is where Hinduism originated, has been having a very highly developed liberal outlook in matters of religion. Religion is pursuit of truth in India. And Religion is the backbone of India. These are the main factors that make Hinduism...

Hindus: soul, private answer, questions and answers
private answer, questions and answers, best wishes: Dear Perry, I do not keep an archive of past questions and answers. If you did not request that your question be answered privately only, you can find past questions and answers in the archive on this site. If you requested a private answer, the answer...

Hindus: soul, energy of life, metaphorical sense
energy of life, metaphorical sense, whole books: Dear Perry, Thank you for your question. Properly speaking there is no equivalent of the Christian concept of soul in Hinduism. There is no permanent, eternally separate individual self. What may be translated as soul in some contexts is the subtle...

Hindus: where do I start?, ed viswanathan, tenets of hinduism
ed viswanathan, tenets of hinduism, hindu religion: Dear Jennifer, To study Hinduism, you will have to start with the basics of the religion. You can do this by reading the following books which are all available for sale on the internet: 1. Daddy, Am I A Hindu? by Ed Viswanathan 2. Hinduism at a...

Hindus: state of mind., buddhist terms, personal boundaries
buddhist terms, personal boundaries, self realization: Daer K, Thank you for your question. The terms you ask about sound like Buddhist terms, and I m not an expert on Buddhism. Nirvana is used also in Hinduism and refers to a state of Self realization in which one s identity expands beyond all personal...

Hindus: how to be stress free, old gal, universal light
old gal, universal light, meditation: Dear Saras Namaskar Meditation is a easy way of leading a life that you want to lead in the way you would love to lead. You can check the site http://www.soulsearcher.org or join the group for more information with the blessing of the universal light ...

Hindus: study of comparative religions, jumping from the frying pan, branch of islam
jumping from the frying pan, branch of islam, true muslim: Dear Ravi Shankar, Thanks for asking me this very interesting and useful question. I appreciate your quest to find the truth. While congratulating you on your efforts to compare the religions, let me highlight the limitation of this approach. Unless one...

Hindus: suffering, pursuit of god, vinay
pursuit of god, vinay, true cause: Dear Vinay, Namaste. The root cause of all suffering is desire. The solution is to sublimate all desires instead of suppressing them by diverting these desires to higher ideals like pursuit of God or Truth. This can be done through spiritual life which...

Hindus: Why are we here suffering, drama of your life, sri krishna
drama of your life, sri krishna, natural experiences: You are here because this place reflects your state of consciousness. In fact you are the infinite, blissful Self everywhere present, but you identify with a particular body/mind, and so you suffer. But suffering has it s own allure. When you realize how you...

Hindus: summary of hindu religion, hindu religion, world religions
hindu religion, world religions, jagannatha: Hi Kim, First, I apologize for the lateness of my reply. I only now received your question. Your question is pretty general. I ll be happy to answer any specific questions, but Hinduism is a very broad topic. Good resources include: http://www.meta-religion.com/World_Religions/world_religions.htm...

Hindus: swami vivekananda, daisetz teitaro suzuki, harsh comments
daisetz teitaro suzuki, harsh comments, critical comments: Sure, I ll be happy to check it out. I have deep respect for the Swami. Just a sec... The blog says in its very title: If you are not satisfied with this blog, please write your critical comments here. If you are satisfied, you need not write. ANONYMOUS...

Hindus: symbolic depiction of peacock's feather on lord Krishna's crown/forehead., hindu deity, male peacock
hindu deity, male peacock, god shiva: Dear Tarun, Thank you for your question. Each Hindu deity or Incarnation of God has his or her own distinctive iconography, usually expressing some aspect of the special nature of that deity. Sri Krishna wears a peacock feather that reminds us of...

Hindus: Tantra practices, tantric rituals, hindu religion
tantric rituals, hindu religion, book kiss: Dear Wil, Thank you for your question. I am not aware of the practice you describe. Tantric sexual ritual traditionally involved eight participants in pairs. Although sex with a partner who is not your spouse could be part of this ritual, I m not aware...

Hindus: Technology, dear emily, principles of hinduism
dear emily, principles of hinduism, silicon valley: Dear Emily, Hinduism has nothing in it which is in conflict with modern technology. So, Hindus use the modern technology just as anyone else and also follow the principles of Hinduism. Hinduism has nothing, nothing at all, which is against modern technology....

Hindus: Temple, hindu customs, hindu faith
hindu customs, hindu faith, hindu temple: Dear Shane, It is perfectly all right to speak with the priest(s). You may ask whatever you want. Priests, however, may not be spiritual teachers. They are primarily ritualists. It is not necessary to convert to Hinduism to practice the faith. Some ethnic...

Hindus: Ten Avatars of Vishnu, middle eastern religions, incarnations of vishnu
middle eastern religions, incarnations of vishnu, sri chaitanya: Dear K, Thank you for your question. Hinduism is not a historical religion in the sense that Christianity and the other middle-eastern religions are. The incarnations of Vishnu and the events in the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Puranas need not have actually...

Hindus: Three Question on Hinduism, sanatana dharma, hindu sects
sanatana dharma, hindu sects, hindu dharma: Hi Holda, 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: Time, existence consciousness, visible universe
existence consciousness, visible universe, sanskrit root: Dear Raja, Thank you for your question. When we talk about Vedanta philosophy, there are three main schools we have to consider, dvaita, vishishtadvaita, and advaita, i.e., dualism, qualified non-dualism, and non-dualism. Each school defines Brahman...

Hindus: Translating My Name, swami, best wishes
swami, best wishes, mail: Dear Michelle, Kindly send me a mail at sudhavedanta@gmail.com and I will send you a picture file of your name written in Hindi characters. I hope what you want is that your name should be written in Hindi characters. That can be done if you send me a...

Hindus: about the taj mahal, architectural masterpiece, spiritual beliefs
architectural masterpiece, spiritual beliefs, taj mahal: Different people have different views of the Taj but it would be enough to say that the Taj has a life of its own that leaps out of marble, provided you understand that it is a monument of love. As an architectural masterpiece, nothing could be added or substracted...

Hindus: tolerance, history of hinduism, definite boundaries
history of hinduism, definite boundaries, dear joseph: Dear Joseph, 1. Hinduism is a tolerant religion. In fact, it accepts all religions as true. 2. The very basic structure of Hinduism does not have any definite boundaries to differentiate it from other religions. It is so liberal in its very teachings...

Hindus: tolerance, rig veda, spiritual perspectives
rig veda, spiritual perspectives, dear joseph: Dear Joseph, Thank you for your question. Swami Vivekananda once said it is insulting to tolerate others. The ideal of Hinduism is acceptance of different spiritual perspectives. The Rig Veda contains a verse that sums up Hindu acceptance: Truth is...

Hindus: traditional religious positions for women, hindu literature, indian civilisation
hindu literature, indian civilisation, hare krishna: Namaste Larry, In ancient India, there indeed were female priests of great repute. They contributed greatly to Hindu literature. Many Hindu girl names used in modern times are the names that were belonging to these priestesses of the past. However a female...

Hindus: transmigration, rig veda, hindu scriptures
rig veda, hindu scriptures, births and deaths: Dear Tara Tatro, The most fully articulated doctrine of transmigration is found in Hinduism. It does not appear in the earliest Hindu scriptures (the Rig Veda) but was developed at a later period in the Upanishads (c. 600 BC). Central to the conception...

Hindus: UCCHISHTA, prasadam, universal light
prasadam, universal light, rudra: Dear Devatman Vitali ji Namaskar Brahma when referred to ucchishta is nowhere related to individual rather it is the pure consciousness to be held for eternity while remaining of a offering is physical and thus to be discarded With the blessing of the universal...

Hindus: Uncertain, horoscope reading, different signs
horoscope reading, different signs, t pay: I believe each house (in the zodiac) is divided into 4 parts (called Paadam) I am not an astrologer. I can ask around and if I can get you some information, I will get back in touch with you. Don t pay money to people. You never know who is honest and who...

Hindus: Usefulness of liberation?, bodhisattva vow, siksha gurus
bodhisattva vow, siksha gurus, ready masters: Namaskar my friend, Sorry for the delay in responding, I ve been under the weather. Only a small portion of those occupying the material spheres at any given time are here to help as descended masters. The vast majority are here for their own reasons,...

Hindus: the universe, divesity, metaphysical theories
divesity, metaphysical theories, speculations: Dear Jose, Thank you for your question. Your question regards Hindu metaphysical theories that are not entirely consistent and certainly unverifiable. Such theories have little importance in Hindu spirituality that is all about liberation and enlightenment,...

Hindus: upanishads, brihadaranyaka upanishad, practice yoga
brihadaranyaka upanishad, practice yoga, brahmanas: Dear Stephan, Thank you for your questions. I don t think we know who actually authored the Upanishads. The mythology tells us that the God Brahma is the author of all the Vedas, and the Upanishads are considered Veda, even though the Sanksrit is actually...

Hindus: use of the name Ganesh in scientific work, devout hindus, developmental biologist
devout hindus, developmental biologist, jagannatha: Hi, Thank you for wanting to respect our religion. I d advise against it. Many Hindus feel the West is disrespectful of our religion. Using the name of the most beloved of the gods would certainly be offensive to many devout Hindus. Some would not...

Hindus: Vaastu ceremony during Chaturmasa, sri ramakrishna, sri krishna
sri ramakrishna, sri krishna, bhagavad gita: Dear Mayur Pitamber, Thank you for your question. It is true that deities are said to sleep during the Dakshinayana, the months in which the days grow shorter. If you want to be very particular about tradition, your local priest would be your best source...

Hindus: Vedanta, yoga aphorisms, yoga sutras
yoga aphorisms, yoga sutras, christopher isherwood: Dear Mr. Cosgrove, Thank you for your question. I recommend you read HOW TO KNOW GOD: THE YOGA APHORISMS OF PATANJALI translated by Swami Prabhavananda with Christopher Isherwood (Vedanta Press). Although the Yoga Sutras are based on Sankhya/Yoga philosophy,...

Hindus: Vedanta, goddess worship etc etc etc, thorn in your flesh, rama krishna
thorn in your flesh, rama krishna, personal deity: Dear Patrick, Thank you for your question. Your point arises naturally from the reasoning process called vichara or jñana yoga. From the point of view of non-dual Vedantic realization, all phenomena, including religious phenomena, are mithya, false,...

Hindus: Vedanta, hindu religion, veda means knowledge
hindu religion, veda means knowledge, bhagavad gita: vedanta is the end of knowledge - veda means knowledge and anta means end or conclusion. Basically the huge body of knowledge in the vedas was condensed in a formula codes called vedanta by Srila Vyasadeva to teach his disciples.vedas include puranas and...

Hindus: Vedic Literature, yajur veda, sama veda
yajur veda, sama veda, isha upanishad: Dear Barrett, The basic literature of the Hindus are called Vedas. They are voluminous books (parts of which are very very difficult to get). They are four called, Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Yajur Veda. But the essence of all these Vedas are...

Hindus: Vedic wedding, marriage is a sacrament, lifes journey
marriage is a sacrament, lifes journey, share joys: Dear Hema, Thank you for your question. I am not a pundit to give an authoritative opinion on Vedic ritual. I would guess that even pundits may not be of unanimous opinion here. However, from a spiritual perspective it seems to me that the meaning...

Hindus: Vegatarian, hindu scriptures, amavasya
hindu scriptures, amavasya, gujerati: One should not commit violence to feed oneself or for the pleasure of the tongue. Or atleast one should minimize the violence to sustain ones life. Eating meat for the pleasure of the tongue is condemned. However some people are addicted to it and cannot quit...

Hindus: View of a "human being" in the Hindu tradition, comparative religious ethics, jain texts
comparative religious ethics, jain texts, arvind sharma: Scriptural texts continually state that human beings are the highest of all of God s creations. They are then expected to conduct themselves morally and justly to continue to deserve a human life in future lives. Hindu (and Buddhist and Jain)texts refer to...

Hindus: Vishnu and Shiva, eternal essence, life span
eternal essence, life span, mango tree: Dear K, Thank you for your follow-up questions. When the scriptures speak of the life-span of deities, they refer to saguna-brahman, as discussed in my previous message. This is not a reference to the eternal essence that has no beginning and no end....

Hindus: Why various schools of philosophy?, sri sankara, rg veda
sri sankara, rg veda, mahaprabhu: Namaskar Premjit prabhu, You are asking a difficult question, yet one that is vital to understand. A follower of any of these teachers would have an easy answer: Master revealed the truth, the others are mistaken. End of subject. However for those...

Hindus: vedas and music in hinduism, hindu mantras, atharva veda
hindu mantras, atharva veda, hindu scriptures: Hi Sarah, The word Veda means truth or knowledge. As such it is vitally important. According to the belief, there was originally one great text or source of knowledge called the Veda. That work contained all Truth it is said. Earlier, some say around...

Hindus: vedas and music, mahabharata ramayana, four vedas
mahabharata ramayana, four vedas, female singers: The credit for the importance of music in India should go to Sanskrit. It is a very special language in which changing the position of words does not make any difference. This makes verse making very easy. The rules for verse making also were developed very...

Hindus: vedic and vedanta, human psychology, pyschology
human psychology, pyschology, impressions: Dear Alan, Vedic or Vedantic Literature tells us that the human psychology consists of mind which has lot of latent impressions called samskaras. These impressions are the effects of our actions not only of this birth but also of previous births. These...

Hindus: villifying swami vivekananda, sanatana dharma, many lifetimes
sanatana dharma, many lifetimes, feelings of inferiority: Dear RJ, Thank you for your question. I checked the link you provided. It is easy to criticize but difficult to build something positive. Swamiji himself said this envious slander-mongering was a product of servitude under the British. Slaves feel they...

Hindus: someone is villifying swami vivekananda, propagandists, swami
propagandists, swami, best wishes: Dear RJ, As is the case with all hate propagandists, this writer has also half-quoted or misquoted the writings of Swami Vivekananda. The best method to know the truth is to read these letters and writings yourself and then decide for yourself. With...

Hindus: vish Kanya, beautiful young girls, lord vishnu
beautiful young girls, lord vishnu, lord shiva: A vish-kanya was not expected to be affected by serpent bite, so you might have seen a depiction where she was sort of playing with a serpent. In India, serpents are given milk to drink by devotees, and that serpents are worshiped is true in many areas, as...

Hindus: vivekananda, human psychology, time and patience
human psychology, time and patience, life question: Dear Alan, You may read the following books: 1. Hinduism at a glance by Swami Nirvedananda 2. Am I a Hindu? by Rupa Publications 3. Hinduism by Swami Bhaskarananda 4. Spiritual Heritage of India by Swami Prabhavananda You may get these books...

Hindus: War and God, divine consciousness, world god
divine consciousness, world god, lakhs: Dear Premjit, Thank you for your question. I assume you are referring to the fourth chapter of the Gita where Krishna says he incarnates himself from age to age when righteousness grows weak and unrighteousness prevails. Your underlying question really...

Hindus: Women in Hinduism, women in hinduism, fundamental plane
women in hinduism, fundamental plane, persepctive: Yes - from a spiritual persepctive we dont differentiate between gender since at a fundamental plane we are spiritual self made up of spirit - different bodies are different coverings of the soul - Just like anybody can learn to drive a car by practicing certain...

Hindus: Word Search., hindu religion, dialects
hindu religion, dialects, word search: Dear Pumott, Since I know only 5 languages and about 10 dialects in a country (ie. India) where there are more than 25 languages and 6000 dialects, it is difficult for me to tell whether Sedda is a word in any one of the 6000 or more dialects in India....

Hindus: Work and its relevance., sant kabir, soulsearcher
sant kabir, soulsearcher, yahoo groups: Dear Mr. Ashish Bhatia Namaskar Than you for visiting the group but the group is not made for just seeing be a part of it and let your views also be on the group.I have answered this question earlier in the group itself. Similar queries have been answered...

Hindus: World Religion, major world religions, catholic priests
major world religions, catholic priests, world religion: The use of religion to gain power and manipulate the gullible. (whether it is the catholic priests abusing children or dictators or despots oppressing their citizens) Also the concept of exclusivity (No other God but our God; no other book but our holy...

Hindus: I want to be myself, dualist philosophy, hindu sects
dualist philosophy, hindu sects, sudbury ontario canada: Hi Darryl, Thank you for your question. Self-knowledge is, indeed, the ultimate knowledge. Most Western psychologies and philosophies assume that each of is a separate self, so knowing that involves discovering what seems to make us unique, our personality...

Hindus: warfare in hinduism, bhagvat gita, upanishads
bhagvat gita, upanishads, krishna: Dear Ronin, Krishna encourages Arjuna to fight in the Gita. This episode does not occur in the Upanishads. Here, what Krishna exhorts Arjuna to do is action. He says that you should be active and at the same time be a devotee of God. War has been used...

Hindus: warfare in hinduism, bhagvat gita, pandava brothers
bhagvat gita, pandava brothers, righteous war: Dear Ronin, Thank you for your question. I m not aware of any mention of Krishna and Arjuna in the principle Upanishads, however the Bhagavad-Gita is almost entirely a record of their conversation on the battlefield. Krishna himself gives the reason...

Hindus: warfare in hinduism, bhagvat gita, hindu religion
bhagvat gita, hindu religion, lord krishna: hi ronin, Arjuna was a Kshatriya by birth.It is one of the four varna s in hindu religion.The main job or dharma of a Kshatriya is to fight against evil,unjustice and see that there is peace evry where. Lord krishna has mentioned in Bhagvat Gita that...

Hindus: warfare in hinduism, bhagvat gita, lord krishna
bhagvat gita, lord krishna, immortal spirit: Dear Ronin Namaskar This is most asked questions regarding Lord Krishna and Arjuna. Lord Krishna represents the universality and versatility of boundless joy (ananda) and the unconditional love at the core of cosmic and human evolution. Wherever thought...

Hindus: weekly to daily prayers, daily prayers, chicken curry
daily prayers, chicken curry, 3 generations: There is objection for eating meat before prayer, but there is such objection after the prayer. The Hindu Sastras say that no food should be eaten at a cemetery. People are supposed to take oil bath after visiting cemetery and before eating anything....

Hindus: is woman is like man, being a police officer, spiritual exercises
being a police officer, spiritual exercises, psychological fact: Thank you for your question. I m curious why you are asking this particular question. It seems there is a question or statement behind the question that is your real concern. Nevertheless, I will share my thoughts on the topic of gender equality from...

Hindus: What does the word Sudhama mean?, hindu myth, sri krishna
hindu myth, sri krishna, learned man: Tanushree, I was away last week and just got back into town. Sudama was a childhood friend of Sri Krishna. He was a learned man, but poor. By virtue of Krishna s friendship, he becomes an affluent person. I believe the word means one who is of good character....

Hindus: The worship of devas..., lord ganesha, loan instalments
lord ganesha, loan instalments, ganesh chaturthi: Rohit, When one worships one God or one God in many forms (as Hindus do) or worship no god at all (Buddhists do not really have a God) or one does not believe in God (as communists did during the time of Stalin and Mao)--hardships in life continue for most...

Hindus: The worst thing that can happen to me., gods on earth, vedic gods
gods on earth, vedic gods, benefit of the doubt: Dear Ghias Arshad, Thank you for your question--if it really is a question. Your message feels more like an attempt to offend rather than a serious inquiry. However, I choose to give you the benefit of the doubt, and I will answer your question sincerely...

Hindus: Can i write Sriramajayam?, dealth, karmas
dealth, karmas, impending death: Dear Raman Venu, The idea of Theetu or defilement in Hinduism is to create a holy atmosphere in rituals. If the mind feels holy, it helps to do the ritual. However, the daily karmas like Sandhyavandanam etc. have to be performed irrespective of any theetu...

Hindus: What is wrong, inner consciousness, universal principle
inner consciousness, universal principle, soulsearcher: Dear Devatman Chandra ji Namaskar All religions follow similar path in identifying the sins and pious activities of a person and mostly these are again dependent upon the persons inner consciousness. If the inner consciousness makes you feel quilty then...

Hindus: how?, hindu symbol, hindu religion
hindu symbol, hindu religion, divine blessing: Dear Ozzy Namaskar Aum is a symbol of the divine, it does not relate to a particular religion, people have thought it to be of solely Hindus that is separate issue alltogether. You can join our Discussion forum to know more about spiritual development http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thesoulsearchers...

Hindus: Why is it so?, sri bhagavan, eternal oneness
sri bhagavan, eternal oneness, sri krishna: Dear Sendhil, Thank you for your question. Our character and tendencies are the result of samskaras, past impressions left from previous actions in this and previous lives. A habit of righteous action will create a tendency to act righteously. A habit...

Hindus: ?, births deaths, cause and effect relationship
births deaths, cause and effect relationship, soulsearcher: Dear Devatman Nancy Ann Namaskar you may check this article http://allphilosophy.com/topic/1724 other than this there are ore than 225000 sites which talk about this. Please do go through them With the blessing of the Universal light Rudrabhayananda ...

Hindus: Destiny, singular pronouns, surah al ikhlas
singular pronouns, surah al ikhlas, belief in more than one god: Due to the limit of my thinking capability and knowledge I really dont know what Allah knows and what he doesnt. We humans have invented a word called infinite That is what we say when things are above our measurement capacity. So Allah has infinite knowledge,...

Hindus: How?, avataras of vishnu, hindu scriptures
avataras of vishnu, hindu scriptures, yugas: Dear D, What I wrote before is that the historicity of events in the Puranas is not important to most Hindus. The events may or may not have happened in a historical sense. They happen in our imagination everytime we read them or recite them, and the spiritual...

Hindus: why are we here? Ya know,..., dwelling place, meaning of life
dwelling place, meaning of life, journey: We are wandering here in search of our true home. True home exists and purpose of this life is to find the way to get back to our true home - the natural dwelling place of the spirit. Please visit http://www.gosai.com/chaitanya to atart your journey towards...

Hindus: Yadnya and Sacrifice, vishwa shanti, barley flour
vishwa shanti, barley flour, animal sacrifice: Shrikant, As you very well know Yagna (however you spell or pronounce it) is poorly translated in Sacrifice. Perhaps in old dark pages of history Aryans used to sacrifice animals or perhaps even humans. I am talking of pre-vedic ages, sometimes even before...

Hindus: Yoga and Christianity, yoga and christianity, religious restriction
yoga and christianity, religious restriction, hindu religion: Dear Teresag Namaskar The question you have asked is like asking is breathing part of Hindu or christian, Muslim or any other religion. Hatha yoga deals with physical exercises and does not involve any religious restriction. Meditation, Yoga, Tantra all...

Hindus: Yoga for Christians -- No Chanting, eastern orthodox church, mantra repetition
eastern orthodox church, mantra repetition, prayer of the heart: Thank you for your question. The branch of yoga that involves stretching is Hatha Yoga. There are many schools of Hatha Yoga, different styles developed by different teachers, such as Ayengar or Bikram. I read in the news recently about a Christian Yoga...

Hindus: Yoga, tratak, divine blessing
tratak, divine blessing, pranayama: Dear Sudha ji Namaskar Please explain if women can perform yogasanas ,Pranayama and meditation during menstruation? Ans: Yes Pranayama, meditation and yogasana can be done during menstruation. Certain asana which lay stress in the genital area should...

Hindus: Youth Relationships, sex before marriage, asking this question
sex before marriage, asking this question, hinduism: Dear Beatrice, Thanks for asking this question to me. Unfortunately I am not able to figure out what is expected. I am not aware of any specific or unique features of Hinduism with respect to Youth Relationship. I am sorry. If you could share the notes...

Hindus: The yugas, lord caitanya, lord vishnu
lord caitanya, lord vishnu, lost continents: Namaskar Preethi, Glad to be of help when I can. It is generally believed that Sri Krsna lived during the conjunction of Dvapara and Kali Yugas. The War of Kuruksetra (wherein Sri Krsna spoke the Bhagavad Gita), roughly marks the beginning of Kali Yuga....

Hiring Employees: Background checks, state tax lien, background checks
state tax lien, background checks, credit bureaus: Usually, when an employer runs a credit check and you are paying off a state tax lien, it will appear under public records on your credit. Some credit bureaus will state under the public records section, paying as agreed or paid. I recommend that you run...

Hiring Employees: interview question, uncommon question, engineering profession
uncommon question, engineering profession, development project management: RAHUL, AS THE IT / COMMUNICATION/ ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES ARE GOING TO GROW FAST IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS IN INDIA, SAY, YOU WANT TO POSITION YOURSELF FOR POSITIONS LIKE -COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTIONAL CONSULTANT -PROJECT MANAGEMENT...

Hiring Employees: start up company, social security trace, start up company
social security trace, start up company, county search: Your standard procedure in running background checks on your employees depends on a few things: 1) who are you servicing? 2) are you going into peoples homes or offices? 3) what industry is your company in? These questions first need to be addressed before...

Hiring Employees: employee pay/commission, minimum wage laws, federal minimum wage
minimum wage laws, federal minimum wage, salon owner: Lisa: I need to know what state you are in. Generally, if you require an employee to perform service, you must insure they are paid minimum wage. This applies even if you pay them commission. If their commission does not meet minimum wage for all the...

Hiring Employees: help on HR assignment, human resource management, functions of hrm
human resource management, functions of hrm, budget guidelines: RIZWAN, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ======================================== Q1. He asked us to elaborate How the five functions of HRM i.e. Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Leading and Controlling are being applied / practiced...

Hiring Employees: How long it will take from background checking to get the offer?, donald stephenson, don stephenson
donald stephenson, don stephenson, immediate job: Michelle, There are a lot of variables that a company considers when hiring an individual. For a majority of companies the Background Check is the final hurdle for the applicant to clear. But completion of the background check does not always indicate...

Hiring Employees: Prescription drug Ativan, drugs cocaine, entry level position
drugs cocaine, entry level position, doctors orders: Brian, As long as you state that you are on medication from a doctor before your drug test and state it on the application as well, this should not disqualify you from getting the position. I would bring in the prescription to show the lab doctor that...

Hiring Employees: Start Up Business seeking a heart, commercial airline pilot, naval aviator
commercial airline pilot, naval aviator, poor sport: Michael: The short answer to your people question is there are always people dumb or desperate enough to accept anything. The real question is are they capable and appropriately motivated to succeed? Your set up paragraph was not enough for me to really...

Hiring Employees: ADA and alcohol use, public safety employment, public safety employees
public safety employment, public safety employees, public safety agency: David, Your inquiry consists of several questions and I will attempt to address them as best I can. First, as a former Federal Agent we had strict policies concerning drug and alcohol consumption. These were part of the policies and procedures manuals...

Hiring Employees: HR job evaluation, trade union representatives, job evaluation
trade union representatives, job evaluation, relative worth: P HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================================== do you think job evaluation helps in determining the relative worth of a job YES. can employers establish pay rates base on a job evaluation?...

Hiring Employees: new employer doing a backround check, employment verifications, backgrounds checks
employment verifications, backgrounds checks, background screening: First of all, did you sign a release allowing them to contact your previous employer and what did that release state. Most employers will only give the dates you were employed, your position and maybe your salary history depending on company policy. Also,...

Hiring Employees: Starting a Recruitment firm, recruitment field, recruitment business
recruitment field, recruitment business, recruitment firm: NITIN, Since you are on a student visa/ still studying, you cannot start any business in USA. BUT YOUR CONTACT IN USA, WITH GREENCARD, CAN START THE BUSINESS. BUT THAT PERSON WILL HAVE TO SIGN ALL THE DOCUMENTS. THAT...

Hiring Employees: Learning & Development, skills knowledge and attitudes, measuring training
skills knowledge and attitudes, measuring training, evaluation measure: JEFF, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================================= IT IS NECESSARY / ESSENTIAL TO MEASURE THE TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS AT FIRST. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE MOST POPULAR AREAS FOR MEASUREMENT....

Hiring Employees: Starting A Recruiting Company, astd job bank, astd home
astd job bank, astd home, top accounting firm: LISA, YES, You can start a recruitment agency, using your home as a base. ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1.business name registration.. 2.incorporation of the business name. 3.tax no. 4.bank account...

Hiring Employees: Hiring-Background checking, job offer, background check
job offer, background check, business travel: Hello Julie, There is not law which requires that a background check be completed before you formally hire an applicant. It is always best to have it completed prior but this is not governed by law. There are specific searches such as Workers Comp....

Hiring Employees: internal applicants, internal applicants, external applicants
internal applicants, external applicants, instances: When you promote someone from within you demonstrate to others within the company that there is a future for them, that you believe in growing and developing talent. In some instances you may not have the right person to develop or you need for the person...

Hiring Employees: internal applicants, internal applicants, external applicants
internal applicants, external applicants, work environment: The advantages of internal applicants is that you have history of how the individual works, it also creates a culture in your company that is conducive to a positive work environment. It will create good morale, if you promote or hire within. A disadvantages...

Hiring Employees: internal and external recruitment, external recruitment, internal recruitment
external recruitment, internal recruitment, recruitment methods: Internal recruitment would be looking to fill a job opening with an employee already in your organization, for example promoting someone from within your ranks from another division. External recruiting entails trying to fill a position with a person who does...

Hiring Employees: internal and external recruitment, external recruitment, recruitment methods
external recruitment, recruitment methods: Rami: As time has passed over the last few years the differences have mostly disappeared. The one major remaining difference is that the concept of direct recruiting (going directly into competitive companies) should only be utilized by external (non employees)...

Hiring Employees: internal and external recruitment, workforce advantages, external recruitment
workforce advantages, external recruitment, internal recruitment: RAMI, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================================= A manager can recruit in two different ways: 1.Internal recruitment is when the business looks to fill the vacancy from within its existing workforce....

Hiring Employees: Labor Law-Posters, hr consulting firm, labor law posters
hr consulting firm, labor law posters, google: Hello Kim, I do not know of any places to that you can order labor law posters without paying. We obtain all of ours through an HR Consulting Firm with whom we are associated. However, there are numerous places to purchase labor law posters. I know...

Hiring Employees: background check, mr softee, social security trace
mr softee, social security trace, offender index: I strongly recommend you contact a reputable background screening company to provide you a background check which includes a court search of all jurisdictions the person lived/worked going back at least 7 years, a database search to possibly catch other convictions,...

Hiring Employees: Late career change, mba market, marketing consultancy
mba market, marketing consultancy, professional company: Have a resume produced by a professional company indicating you want to laterally move into marketing/branding entry level in order to broaden your background and experience. Ititially the pay would be thin but in a year or so should stablize. I would...

Hiring Employees: Part-time vs Full-time in hiring, part time employment, appleton wi
part time employment, appleton wi, office director: I would not apply through the Internet. I would call the president, executive director or business office director directly. With a coding background you should be in a good position. Make a list of all the possible employers within a certain acceptable radius...

Hiring Employees: Legitimate Business or Scam?, better business bureau, legitimate business
better business bureau, legitimate business, closer to home: William: There is no reason not to explore the opportunity with the English company. Regardless of the No BBB there, you can visit their website and there are many other methods to investigate. There are many questions that need to be asked an answered in...

Hiring Employees: New UK employee, uk employment legislation, uk employment law
uk employment legislation, uk employment law, employment guidance: Hugh, It has been my experience that UK based employees are under employment contracts, to comply with the requirements of UK Employment legislation (http://www.berr.gov.uk/employment/employment-legislation/employment-guidance/index.html) Your company...

Hiring Employees: recruiting, climate action, public consultation
climate action, public consultation, mr chairman: TED, BASED ON YOUR BRIEF, -this is an important assignment. -you are inviting these talents, because of their standings in the said subject. -hence the letter must reflect both. ============================================== THE...

Hiring Employees: Degree Verification, don stephenson, false application
don stephenson, false application, screening company: Jason, I would advise that you contact your legal counsel regarding a definitive answer as to your right to terminate the employee. It depends on your company s policy regarding these issues. If the employee stated on their application that they...

Hiring Employees: respect, alphabet soup, hiring authority
alphabet soup, hiring authority, interviewee: Tom: Are you saying that you are receiving job offers? If so, what is the problem? The alphabet soup I am referring to is your degree as well as the college. It is not the education or college you went to that matters (other than a particular technical...

Hiring Employees: Systems Management Service (SMS) Consulting/ IT Employment Agency, systems management service, dale carnegie
systems management service, dale carnegie, sms administrator: Bernidette: Business development is something almost everyone struggles with. Cold calling is the fastest avenue but as you have said it is very difficult. Keeping in mind that persistence and patience pays with cold calling. Make sure your mindset is that...

Hiring Employees: Systems Management Service (SMS) Consulting/ IT Employment Agency, systems management service, sms administrator
systems management service, sms administrator, free lunch: Bernidette: I am reminded of a very old saying There Ain t no free lunch . This is the kind of question that would be better discussed an a real time environment. Assuming you are in the US, e-mail me your contact info and we can arrange a conversation....

Hiring Employees: Systems Management Service (SMS) Consulting/ IT Employment Agency, local community networks, systems management service
local community networks, systems management service, sales genie: Good Morning Bernidette, We have faced the same dilemma in our industry. Cold calling is difficult and the rewards are minimal. We use a balance of controlled advertising, Google, Yahoo, Local Community Networks, Chamber of Commerce Mixers, as well...

Hiring Employees: Hiring an operations manager, employment dates, exact description
employment dates, exact description, check references: Good Morning Geoff, I can t give you an exact description of what your operations manager s exact attributes should be, that really depends on the industry and your specific needs. Here are some of the things that I looked for in my operations manager:...

Hiring Employees: Hiring an operations manager, operations manager, sales and marketing
operations manager, sales and marketing, important things: Geoff: Assuming you are located here in the US, I think a phone call would be more productive in answering your question (which is actually a number of questions). Since you apparently are a business owner you already know it aint easy . Please send me...

Hiring Employees: Hiring an operations manager, operations manager, management style
operations manager, management style, corporate culture: There are a number of things that you must consider when hiring an operations manager. Evaluate your management style and try to pick an individual that has the same core values and style. Also, think about how you want your other employees managed. Were...

Hiring Employees: Hiring an operations manager, operations manager, sales and marketing
operations manager, sales and marketing, important things: As with any hire... Make a list of exactly the duties you wish the person to do. Look for someone with a proven track record of success in doing exactly that or roles so similar that it would not be too much of a stretch. Look for positive patterns of behavior,...

Hiring Employees: Hiring an operations manager, business references, managerial experience
business references, managerial experience, ballas: Geoff: Obviously, experience in whatever the business may be is a key driver. It would help if the prospective new hire knew the business from the ground up. Managerial experience is a must, I would find out how many employees the prospective manager...

Hiring Employees: Hiring an operations manager, time inventory management, business process engineering
time inventory management, business process engineering, project planning and control: GEOFF, HERE IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ==================================== OPERATION MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONAL FACTORS. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT [MANUFACTURING ], as a function ,normally includes the following AND THE...

Hiring Employees: Quick Question, database source, suite 212
database source, suite 212, background checks: Skyler, Our company provides background checks online that is web-based. Give me a call and I can discuss how backgrounds checks works and making sure that you are compliant with state and federal laws. Mariano Pacleb, Jr. Vice President C3...

Hiring Employees: strategic management, worthwhile deal, difference between goals and objectives
worthwhile deal, difference between goals and objectives, share goals: SID, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================ 1.Differentiate between goal and an objectives giving examples. The starting point for goal setting is THE MISSION STATEMENT [ BY THE BOARD/ CEO]...

Hiring Employees: Loans, role of financial institutions, debt to equity ratio
role of financial institutions, debt to equity ratio, short term loans: URVI, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================================= THE ROLE OF THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, IN PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO SMALL ENTREPRENEURS, FIRST STUDY Do you they need more...

Hiring Employees: Non-compete agreement, proprietary company, termination of employment
proprietary company, termination of employment, stipulation: Rick: That all depends on the wording of that agreement. If there is some stipulation regarding termination of employment, there could be some limitation. However, unless there is some really super secret proprietary company info, I don t think the company...

Hiring Employees: Recruitment, graduate recruitment programs, competency questions
graduate recruitment programs, competency questions, lingham: URVI, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. THE PROCESS IS THE SAME FOR BOTH LARGE/ SMALL. IT IS ONLY THE NO. OF PEOPLE THAT IS HANDLED MATTERS. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ===================================== Recruitment refers to the process of...

Hiring Employees: Appraisal system in small business, performance management system, organizational departments
performance management system, organizational departments, gut feelings: VIVEKANAND, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================ THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE PA SYSTEM BETWEEN SMALL ORG. AND LARGE ORG. IN LARGE ORGANIZATIONS -the no. of people employed...

Hiring Employees: Criminal background checks, westlake village ca, criminal background checks
westlake village ca, criminal background checks, criminal background check: Kristine, Usually, when you apply for a job or volunteer somewhere is when a background check is ran and you should have been told that a criminal check was being conducted. Also, a criminal background check will only be conducted upon your consent and...

Hiring Employees: Medical issue affecting employment, westlake village ca, obsessive compulsive disorder
westlake village ca, obsessive compulsive disorder, medical issue: Ada, You need to check with the government agency guidelines with pre-existing and psychology conditions. Good Luck! Mariano Pacleb, Jr. Vice President C3 Intelligence, Inc. 31225 La Baya Dr., Suite 212 Westlake Village, CA 91362 866.9.INTEL.9...

Hiring Employees: Performance Criteria, key performance indicators, performance management system
key performance indicators, performance management system, labour contracts: NEILA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================== TO DEVELOP PERFORMANCE STANDARDS -take the job description. -develop the KRAs / TAKE 5 KRAs -set the kpi [ KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS] THIS IS ...

Hiring Employees: Theft on record, westlake village ca, becoming a flight attendant
westlake village ca, becoming a flight attendant, janet janet: Janet, You were terminated for theft and most likely your employee record will reflect exactly that. I do not know the requirements for being a Flight Attendant but I would contact the airlines you are planning to apply to. Good luck! Mariano...

Hiring Employees: Disability discrimination issue, disability discrimination, discrimination issue
disability discrimination, discrimination issue, discrimination case: LeTread: Discrimination cases are settled on a case by case basis, according to the facts of the case, and the expense of defending the lawsuit. Some management teams are prone to settle faster than others, and generally there are no guidelines that are...

Hiring Employees: Employment verification, westlake village ca, human resource department
westlake village ca, human resource department, sara sara: Sara, Usually, most employers rely on what you put on your resume and what you list on the application to verify your previous employment. Also, they call the company s Human Resource Department to verify your employment. Please remember that sometimes...

Hiring Employees: Background screening, employment background screening, westlake village ca
employment background screening, westlake village ca, conviction record: Marc, Unfortunately, you live in a state that can report criminal records as far back as court records hold. There is one thing you can do, is go to the Superior courthouses where you were convicted and apply to get you convictions sealed and expunged....

Hiring Employees: fired because of a drug test, evening david, ballas
evening david, ballas, lot of water: David: You can request what is called a split sample . The testing facility should have saved enough of your urine to test again. If indeed they cannot test it for any reason, then I do not think there is anything you can do to say your position. ...

Hiring Employees: juvenile records, criminal background check, wisconsin employers
criminal background check, wisconsin employers, juvenile records: Nadja, In the state of Wisconsin employers are allowed to go as far back as court records hold. Usually juvenile records are sealed but in some cases, jobs that deal with children and public safety require a little more in-dept search. I know it can...

Hiring Employees: Random drug tests, westlake village ca, collection of urine sample
westlake village ca, collection of urine sample, random drug testing: Hector, Random drug testing is selected by an algorithm by a computer so it can pool various numbers from 1 to 14. Also, most drug test are in a controlled environment where the water is turned off and the toilet seat is sealed. Once you have given...

Hiring Employees: application fees?, westlake village ca, suite 212
westlake village ca, suite 212, application fees: Lloyd, It is not illegal for an employer to charge for an application fee. Also, it depends on what the application fee is. Some employers require that you pay for your own background check. Hope this information helps you. Good luck! Warm Regards,...

Hiring Employees: HR Planning, salary level, job analysis
salary level, job analysis, concept overview: ANNA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================ JOB ANALYSIS CONCEPT Overview Job Analysis is a process to identify and determine in detail the particular job duties and requirements and the relative...

Hiring Employees: Management, price elasticity of demand, elasticity of demand
price elasticity of demand, elasticity of demand, traditional economics: PRASHANT, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. Q3 IS NOT MY EXPERTISE. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ======================================= Managerial Economics serves as a “link between traditional economics and decision making sciences.” Discuss. TRADITIONAL...

Hiring Employees: Management, what is knowledge management, what is professionalism
what is knowledge management, what is professionalism, family welfare: PRASHANT, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ========================================= 1] Define professionalism and state the differences between profession and occupation. What is Professionalism? Professionalism is defined as...

Hiring Employees: Training Programme, personal swot analysis, negative characteristics
personal swot analysis, negative characteristics, personal situation: AVANTHI, QUESTION 1. -SWOT has to be a general approach. QUESTION 2 any analysis must take into account the requirements of all stakeholders like --SENIOR MANAGEMENT / STAFF/ HR DEPARTMENT ETC ETC. QUESTION 3 The research...

Hiring Employees: Performance Appraisal system, performance appraisal system, effective performance appraisal
performance appraisal system, effective performance appraisal, performance management framework: RESHMA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM =============================================== 1) What criteria should be used to judge the effectiveness of a performance appraisal system? The Ten Steps in Developing an Effective Performance...

Hiring Employees: role of HRM, human resource planning, human resources management
human resource planning, human resources management, human resource management: IFFAT, BASED ON YOUR FOLLOW UP QUESTION, IT SEEMS YOU ARE SEEKING, WHAT ARE THE ACTUAL ACTIVITIES HR CARRIES OUT, WHEN THE ORGANIZATION GOES INTERNATIONAL . FIRST, HRM REVIEWS THE 1.Corporate VISION 2. Corporate Mission...

Hiring Employees: employment generation potential, westlake village ca, employment generation
westlake village ca, employment generation, intensive industry: This is a really broad question. First of all, it depends which type of industry the small scale enterprise is in. If the company deals with labor intensive services, then the employment generation can be huge. On the other hand, if the business is not...

Hiring Employees: fulltime vs. part time, lunch break, lingham
lunch break, lingham, tea break: JIM, ETHICALLY AND LEGALLY, LUNCH BREAK IS OFFERED AFTER 4 HOURS OF CONTINUOUS WORK, WHICH INCLUDES A TEA-BREAK OF 15 MINUTES. EVEN IF THE PERSON WORKS, SAY 7AM TO 1 PM, THE PERSON GETS A LUNCH BREAK. 1PM TO...

Hiring Employees: Help, hrd practices, human resource development
hrd practices, human resource development, e learning management: YASSER, I congratulate you for completing your MBA HR. Out of the four, the two most valuable ones are 1.HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT. 2.ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. If you are planning to specialize, I WOULD SUGGEST GO...

Hiring Employees: Objectives of Performance appraisal, performance appraisal system, equitable environment
performance appraisal system, equitable environment, performance appraisals: TANUJA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ====================================== 1.Discuss the objectives of performance appraisal PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL . At a macro level performance appraisals assists organisations to match...

Hiring Employees: probation period, probation period, work ethic
probation period, work ethic, knowledge work: How about this? It is my pleasure to offer you the position of six (6) months, on a probationary basis. You have demonstrated the knowledge, work ethic, and personality to handle all facets of this position, and we look forward to your taking the next...

Hiring Employees: Relation between HR And Technology, employee performance management, human resource information system
employee performance management, human resource information system, logistics recruitment: MAITHLY, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================ My understanding of your question is HOW TECHNOLOGY IS USED IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. THERE ARE MANY TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE FOR THE...

Hiring Employees: strategic management, retrenchment strategy, concentric diversification
retrenchment strategy, concentric diversification, marketing orientation: NARENDRA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================================= 1.Take two examples of the political changes in the country. Explain how these changes have lead to the changes in the business environment....

Hiring Employees: Pay for travel time and mileage, minimum wage law, federal minimum wage
minimum wage law, federal minimum wage, close proximity: Christina: I do not see a statute that requires you be repaid for mileage, and I suspect if you agree to other arrangements, that is legal. Regarding the time it takes to drive, that would come under minimum wage law, that is, it is considered service...

Hiring Employees: 1099 Employees, probation period, months probation
probation period, months probation, lingham: JON, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ========================================= 1. Should I run background checks on 1099 employees? If so, What would be a deal breaker? and why? -background checks will be useful. -It would...

Hiring Employees: business, leadership competencies, lingham
leadership competencies, lingham, succession planning: GURUMUKH, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ======================================== ADVANTAGES OF AN OUTSIDER AS A CEO. -is able to meet the expectations of the board. -brings in new knowledge/skills/competences. -ability...

Hiring Employees: 1099 Employees, employer resources, yoh
Hiring Employees: 1099 Employees, employer resources, yoh, resources index

Hiring Employees: Hire Employee, citizen employees, level programmer
citizen employees, level programmer, base salary: Joe: Without understanding exactly what you do and what will be expected of these employees, any numbers I give you will be WAGs (wild guesses). I suggest a phone conversation to discuss the situation. After gaining more knowledge, I can give you much better...

Hiring Employees: Background check, time constraints, criminal database
time constraints, criminal database, nearby airport: Most likely your background check is going through the NCIC and FBI criminal database. Unfortunately, these type of background checks can take up to 30-90 days and these get done at their leisure. I would contact the hiring manager and ask if they can call...

Hiring Employees: bussiness corresspondence, yahoo web page, research scientists
yahoo web page, research scientists, suitable examples: MARIA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================================== 1.what are the various communication facilities that internet provides to a Professional? The following are examples of current Internet/ ...

Hiring Employees: Car Allowance, nancy nancy, approximate costs
nancy nancy, approximate costs, car allowance: Nancy: There are a number of ways to handle this. You could reimburse mileage based on documented business travel. i.e. call reports etc. You can also use Runzheimers (spelling is probably wrong) which gives approximate costs based on region etc. You could...

Hiring Employees: Will I ever get hired??, typical company, office admin
typical company, office admin, office administration: Julia: Based on my definition of Office Administration, you are looking a at typical company/corporate office environment as a work place (but you already knew that one). If you are referring to company culture, the answer to that one is as varied as the...

Hiring Employees: organizational behavior, salary expenditures, lingham
salary expenditures, lingham, relative worth: MARIA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================ Contrast job based and skill based pay. WHAT IS A PAY SYSTEM. Pay SYSTEM is a management tool that enables you to control personnel cost, increase employee...

Hiring Employees: recruiting in Nursing home, nurse in charge, aspects of daily living
nurse in charge, aspects of daily living, move supplies: APU, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================= 1.CARE ASSISTANT. -required qualifications. -required experience -good interpersonal skills -the ability to work on own initiative -be reliable,...

Hiring Employees: Ex-employer disclosure, westlake village ca, accurate thanks
westlake village ca, accurate thanks, time chris: Chris, first of all did you get a copy of your background report and did it state anything that you mentioned about employees giving out negative information. Has the company that you applied for given you preadverse action, this gives you the chance to prove...

Hiring Employees: FMLA issue, chronic asthma, unemployment compensation
chronic asthma, unemployment compensation, ballas: Donald: If you qualify for FMLA and are the primary caretaker for your child, you can go on FMLA. That will not make you eligible for unemployment, as you remain employed, merely on leave. The fact your leave is unpaid does not qualify you for unemployment...

Hiring Employees: false positive drug test, false positive drug test, defamation of character
false positive drug test, defamation of character, employment test: Donald: Most labs that perform drug tests have rigid procedures that include a split sample, where the split the urine sample in order to have something to test again in case of a positive. If I were you, I would go to the lab and request written copy...

Hiring Employees: formal organization., collective judgement, optimal decisions
collective judgement, optimal decisions, normative model: AFIA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ======================================== Models of Decision Making 1. • The Rational Model – Consists of a structured four-step sequence: • identifying the problem • generating alternative...

Hiring Employees: Management function and behaviour, suitable examples, managerial responsibilities
suitable examples, managerial responsibilities, leadership styles: LALIT, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL., Q4 / Q5 ARE READY BUT COULD NOT FIT IN THE SPACE PROVIDED. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================== 1.What skills do managers require at different levels of managerial responsibilities and...

Hiring Employees: MS-25 managing change in organisations, organizational culture change, what is organizational culture
organizational culture change, what is organizational culture, mergers and acquisition: UMA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. ANSWERS 4/5 ARE READY ,COULD NOT FIT . PLEASE SEND THE Qs bacl asap. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================== 1.What is organizational culture? Describe how organizational culture change can...

Hiring Employees: FMLA harassment at work, tina tina, harassment at work
tina tina, harassment at work, doctor appointments: Tina: If you qualify for FMLA, you should request an intermittent FMLA to cover your Dr. appointments. After you receive approval for the leave you have the protection of the Act. Unless you request the FMLA or the Company puts you on FMLA and notices...

Hiring Employees: Fmla question, level individuals, weeks per year
level individuals, weeks per year, physician statement: Jeanine: The short answer is it depends on how the company handles FMLA. Companies may place employees on FMLA if Management wishes, and in this case, it sounds as though they may want him to be covered by intermittent FMLA. Certainly they should handle...

Hiring Employees: Hr planning and development, management of human resources, hr planning
management of human resources, hr planning, hrmanagement: MM HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================= 1, Investigate how HRM contributes to the achievement of organization? including -Identify three key HRM activities of an identified organization -Justify how...

Hiring Employees: OB, models of organizational behavior, managerial orientation
models of organizational behavior, managerial orientation, elements of organizational behavior: STRIDER, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ======================================= Introduction Organizational Behavior (OB) is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. It...

Hiring Employees: Organizatioanl behaviour, models of organizational behavior, elements of organizational behavior
models of organizational behavior, elements of organizational behavior, managerial orientation: STRIDER, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ======================================= Introduction Organizational Behavior (OB) is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations. It...

Hiring Employees: Personality, teamwork improvement, personality studies
teamwork improvement, personality studies, personality profiles: STRIDER, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM =================================== The organization, I am referring to is -a large manufacturer/ marketer of safety products -the products are used as [personal protection...

Hiring Employees: wages and salary administaration, neutral stimulus, behavioural theories
neutral stimulus, behavioural theories, payment of wages act: UMA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ============================= 1.Explain behavioural theories and relevant issues. Discuss their implications for policies and practices in any organization you are familiar with. Briefly describe...

Hiring Employees: contingent offer, relocation package, ballas
relocation package, ballas, place of business: Mr. Neil: I would simply add something like this: Given the nature of the work and the distance your home is from the place of business this offer is contingent upon your moving your residence to within twenty-five (25) miles of our office, and remaining...

Hiring Employees: ethical consideration, white cement, new engineer
white cement, new engineer, power god: CINDY, If the paper research reveals that the *CLASS 123 which is in current use, is superior. *CLASS ABC is inferior This message is now spread around the organization and hence introducing the CLASS ABC would be very difficult...

Hiring Employees: Hiring Process, business case study, salary verification
business case study, salary verification, luck jim: Given the continuing activity and info requests, it does sound like you are in the running. I think their process stinks but what ever works. You have done everything you can do to affect this process so let it go for now and continue doing what you were...

Hiring Employees: 90 days probationary period., probation period, lingham
probation period, lingham, sick leave: TOU, -generally, there is no provision of sick leave during the probation period. -in exceptional cases, the employer may allow, but then you have to compensate by working an extra day to complete the probation period. -so,...

Hiring Employees: Bakcground check, background investigations, employment details
background investigations, employment details, hr department: John: Question 1: Highly unlikely, unless it is a government job, or a job that has anything to do with law enforcement. Most prospective employers contact former employers and get only the dates of employment, and most do not inquire further. ...

Hiring Employees: Human Resources, operational control systems, successful strategy implementation
operational control systems, successful strategy implementation, balanced scoreboard: MARY, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ================================ Three fundamental perspectives-strategic control, continuous improvement, and the balanced scoreboard-provide the basis for designing strategy control systems....

Hiring Employees: Tardiness, splitting hairs, ballas
splitting hairs, ballas, tardiness: Erin: I think the company is splitting hairs, and you are too. In this day and age, I would get there sufficiently early to clock in on the dot if I were the employee. If I were management, I would not make a big deal out of a few minutes, recognizing...

Hiring Employees: wording for probationary period, open job positions, probationary periods
open job positions, probationary periods, exempt position: Joey: The reason I went in the direction I did was that the concept of Probationary periods have gone the way of the dodo bird. The director needs to understand that this type of clause will create many more problems than it solves. I assume that when you...

Hiring Employees: Drug testing, random drug screens, westlake village ca
random drug screens, westlake village ca, donna donna: Donna, This answer really depends on what s the company s policy on a diluted specimen on a drug test and for a re-test. So, the number of days notice can be immediately. Hope this helps. Marian Pacleb, Jr. Vice President C3 Intelligence,...

Hiring Employees: Hiring Process- Employer Questions, running your own business, crew leaders
running your own business, crew leaders, landscaping service: Deitra, Running an employment ad without mentioning the company name is appropriate. Also, during your interview, ask the question about running your own business indirectly. You may want to ask the question, Where do you see yourself in 5 years?...

Hiring Employees: Pre-employment background check, westlake village ca, employment background check
westlake village ca, employment background check, arby s: Hi Rebecca, I would not worry if it has been over 11 days, some criminal courts are short staffed because the of the economy and take longer than usual. I would call Arby s and ask if they can call the background screening company. Also, please remember...

Hiring Employees: temp employees, temp employees, right to work state
temp employees, right to work state, prospective employee: Jeff: If you know the need is temporary, I would always tell a prospective employee the opportunity is limited. No law says you have to, it is your choice to tell them, or not. Absent a union contract or employment contract, you can always let someone...

Hiring Employees: mensa, google searches, google search
Hiring Employees: mensa, google searches, google search, arguement

Hiring Employees: Lawsuits and Hiring Practices, westlake village ca, small claims court
westlake village ca, small claims court, claims suit: Michelle, A small claims suit would not affect you from getting hired, also I would not disclose it to you prospective employer. Most employers are looking for felony and misdemeanors criminal records and civil suits that are $25,000 or more. A small...

Hiring Employees: mensa, mensa membership, mensa international
mensa membership, mensa international, supervisor position: WENDY, MENSA, EVEN THOUGH, IT IS A WELL KNOWN ASSOCIATION, IS NOT POPULAR AMONG THE GENERAL PUBLIC. YOU CAN MENTION IT IN YOUR RESUME, AS PART OF YOUR EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. MY SUGGESTION, -please describe it in...

Hiring Employees: mensa, mensa membership, mensa international
mensa membership, mensa international, supervisor position: Wendy: Thanks for the question. Mensa membership, as it relates to employment qualifications, is absolutely useless. It only says you took a test and passed. You are better served exploring the CLEP program to complete your degree. It really doesnt matter...

Hiring Employees: False background check report, defamation of character, courts office
defamation of character, courts office, integrascan: Philip, This is the problem with database searches, they usually have incomplete dispositions or incorrect dispositions as in your case. According to the FCRA you have right to dispute the findings of a consumer reporting agency. In your case, you...

Hiring Employees: Background Check, westlake village ca, back ground check
westlake village ca, back ground check, deferred adjudication: Genevea, If they are conducting a background check your DWI will appear, you stated that the charges are being deferred. Are the charges going to be dismissed once you have completed your probation. Are you on a special program (diversion)? If you...

Hiring Employees: Job evaluation, trade union representatives, job evaluation
trade union representatives, job evaluation, relative worth: YONG, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ==================================== JOB EVALUATION IS A STAND ALONE EXERCISE. IT DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE JOBHOLDER PERFORMANCE. do you think job evaluation helps in determining...

Hiring Employees: What is a fair amount to pay for a resume writing service?, resume writing service, leadership careers
resume writing service, leadership careers, benefit of the doubt: I honestly would pay no more than $0.00 for a resume writing service. The problem with service-written resumes is that, once you get the interview, most HR people with any good experience will be able to tell that you did not do the original work. That s bad...

Hiring Employees: HR
HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ========================== As a hr , how to manage diversity at work place? Cultural diversity affect people at workgroup. 1.THROUGH ---Multinational corporation (MNC). **A business firm that has...

Hiring Employees: HR Commitment, work motivation and job satisfaction, motivation and job satisfaction
work motivation and job satisfaction, motivation and job satisfaction, human resource managers: RAHUL, here is some useful material. regards LEO LINGHAM =============================== As a Hr how to build commitment among employees towards organisation? And how to show the employees that hr himself is commited towards organisation? work...

Hiring Employees: HRM, human resource system, organizational socialization
human resource system, organizational socialization, space constraint: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ...

Hiring Employees: support needed, export import policy, stock option scheme
export import policy, stock option scheme, space constraint: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. TWO ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ...

Hiring Employees: Pre Employment question., compensation insurance company, workman comp
compensation insurance company, workman comp, bad eggs: No, you cannot ask that question on an application, because past worker s compensation cases cannot be used as a recruiting tool or as a measure for pre-employment candidacy. To do so will get you in a very deep pool of hot legal water. If you are having...

Hiring Employees: fmla blues, bone marrow biopsy, indirect request
bone marrow biopsy, indirect request, legal obligation: Under FMLA rules, an employer may give FMLA notice to employees who imply the need to take FMLA leave. However, an employee s intent to take leave is rather broad. There is no specific language that an employee has to give other than requesting the necessity...

Hiring Employees: Misperceptions, nuts bolts, counseling department
nuts bolts, counseling department, lingham: Ordinary degree means basic degree [ NO ‘HONOURS’ OR FIRST CLASS RANKING]. WITH THIS BACKGROUND, -you can clerical positions/sales position, from which you can climb the ladder in the organization but this could take years. ===========================================...

Hiring Employees: Non- Compete, nancy nancy, lingham
nancy nancy, lingham, competitor: NANCY, -IF THE EMPLOYEE HAD RESIGNED ON HER OWN AND JOINED A DIRECT COMPETITOR, THEN THE CLAUSE ‘’NON-COMPETE’’ APPLIES. -IF YOU HAD SACKED HER FOR ‘’MIS-CONDUCT’’ OR ANY SIMILAR ACT, THEN THE CLAUSE ‘’NON-COMPETE’’ APPLIES....

Hiring Employees: Pre-employment drug testing, westlake village ca, suite 212
westlake village ca, suite 212, baya: Kathy, When employers put out ads for jobs they do not have to put that drug testing is required. Good luck! Regards, Mariano Pacleb, Jr. Vice President C3 Intelligence, Inc. 31225 La Baya Dr., Suite 212 Westlake Village, CA 914362 ...

Hiring Employees: Administrator-in-Training Salary Range, nursing home administrator, salary range
nursing home administrator, salary range, helen mary: Mary: have you been to www.salary.com ? you may have to be creative on title but that should probably help. Contact me after you have been there. Since this is not an overly common title, after you have gotten some data from that site,we can cook something...

Hiring Employees: Hiring Questions, misdemeanor citation, westlake village ca
misdemeanor citation, westlake village ca, felonies and misdemeanors: James, First of all, there are a few variables here. You do not have to be taken to a police station, handcuffed or have to go to trial to be convicted of a misdemeanor. The fact that you appeared in front of a judge and paid a fine means that you...

Hiring Employees: Hiring questions, misdemeanor citation, speeding ticket
misdemeanor citation, speeding ticket, employment application: James: I believe the question on an employment application is whether you have been convicted of a Felony. Since this was a misdemeanor, the answer will be no. If you were issued a citation that qualifies as an arrest just like a speeding ticket. You...

Hiring Employees: Career Change/Unemployment, education front, profit education
education front, profit education, government sector: Monica: The answer may sound simplistic but you can explore entry-level Sales/marketing opportunities etc. These could provide you with the exposure you desire. In addition, many firms also provide tuition assistance which could help with the finances on...

Hiring Employees: Hiring List Confidentiality, us government employee, overseas location
us government employee, overseas location, lingham: JOHN, BASED ON YOUR BRIEF, THIS WHOLE PROCESS IS -illegal -unethical -immoral act. DIFFERENT PROPLE ARE USING YOUR INFORMATION FOR THEIR SELFISH PURPOSES. AT THIS STAGE, ON YOUR OWN, YOU CAN DO VERY LITTLE. UNLESS, YOU ...

Hiring Employees: Reporting New Hires, reising, employment forms
reising, employment forms, new hires: I wouldn t report a new hire until the first day of work, unless your state allows post-dating on their employment forms. As far as federally, an I-9 cannot be E-verified until the first day of work and the E-Verify system will not take verification applications...

Hiring Employees: new employee leave requests, work expectations, youthful offender
work expectations, youthful offender, reising: As long as you can get the employee to sign a standard waiver releasing you to pull a background check, you can legally inquire about his convictions. However, you may not use charges, dismissals, or anything other than a conviction to make a determination....

Hiring Employees: Economic And Social Environment, sales tax exemption, ssi sector
sales tax exemption, ssi sector, small and medium enterprises: The small scale industry has played a very important role in the socio-economic development of the country.” Discuss how it has contributed to overall growth in terms of employment generation and exports? It is a well-recognised fact that a vibrant...

Hiring Employees: : ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, export import policy, foreign exchange management
export import policy, foreign exchange management, stock option scheme: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM 1. In the...

Hiring Employees: Job references, westlake village ca, ethical dilemma
westlake village ca, ethical dilemma, part time job: This seems to be an ethical dilemma, the good thing is that you do not have to give the reference to the company and most likely be put on the prospective employee to give another reference. Also, you can always say that due to company policy we do not give...

Hiring Employees: future, dual specialization, bachelor of engineering
dual specialization, bachelor of engineering, studying in india: Amer: There are as many opinions on this subject as there are people who have opinions. Having said that, business skills combined with engineering expertise are a winning combination. Skip the HR piece and concentrate on Marketing. Folks who can contribute...

Hiring Employees: Possible to have people work for me without doing any paperwork?, sole proprietor, lingham
sole proprietor, lingham, contracting services: KEVIN, SOME PAPERWORK / TAX WOULD BE INVOLVED IN ANY TYPE OF METHODS. THE MOST EASIEST WAY IS -TO OUTSOURCE THE WORK TO A CONTRACTING SERVICES FIRM. -YOU PAY A LUMP SUM TO THE SERVICE FIRM. IN THIS WAY, YOU MINIMIZE...

Hiring Employees: min. wage exemption?, payroll taxes, reising
payroll taxes, reising, personal checks: Not as true employees. Instead, you could hire those persons as independent contractors and as the business grows, hire them on permanently as employees. They could also take a partnership stake in the company and you could buy them out later (make sure that...

Hiring Employees: slightly disturbing confidentiality agreement, confidentiality agreement, confidentiality agreements
confidentiality agreement, confidentiality agreements, starting a new job: Most confidentiality agreements that include intellectual property rights are a condition only in that business s area of expertise. Meaning, if as a designer in a clothing fashion design chain you design a new dress, the company may have some exclusive rights...

Hiring Employees: Sharing Background Check Consent Form, westlake village ca, phone screens
westlake village ca, phone screens, hr rep: Jennifer, Disclosures and authorizations should only be housed by one person or in a secure system, carbon copying individuals puts your company at a liability of being breached. I do not know what your process is of handing sensitive information but...

Hiring Employees: How much is workers' comp, experience modifier, adverse weather conditions
experience modifier, adverse weather conditions, claims experience: The more employees, the higher the cost, in general. Premiums also have other factors to consider, such as your experience modifier which is calculated based on your business type and previous claims. Experience modifier rates can be looked at like surcharges;...

Hiring Employees: New Hire paperwork process, immigration reform and control act, westlake village ca
immigration reform and control act, westlake village ca, social security card: Hi Nancy, My first question is how are you verifying your employees Form I-9 Status? Secondly, most employers make copies of the social security card and driver s license and put it in the employees files. You can make this a part of your hiring practice...

Hiring Employees: Online Education and Employment, regis university online, ellis college of new york institute of technology
regis university online, ellis college of new york institute of technology, ellis college of new york: TORI, I UNDERSTAND YOUR SITUATION. THE EMPLOYERS’ PREFERENCE IN THIS ORDER 1.FULL TIME DEGREE. 2.PART TIME DEGREE. 3.POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA. 4.ONLINE DEGREE. ======================== MY SUGGESTION 1.COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE, from where...

Hiring Employees: interview
Hi Atif, You can ask for it but some companies prohibit giving copies of performance reviews to ex-employees. The main problem that I see with getting a performance review is how to authenticate the document because it can be altered. The recommend...

Hiring Employees: Asking my references for other references, graduate school professor, performance appraisals
graduate school professor, performance appraisals, final interview: Theresa, This is very odd and troubling. If the reference is the HR department, it is not unordinary to ask if the supervisor or manager would be able to speak toward performance, but for them to just ask for other references from the reference is not...

Hiring Employees: Austrailian Employee, canadian currency, best exchange
canadian currency, best exchange, austrailia: Dear Dani: Austrailian funds. Too hard to exchange Canadian currency. Best exchange rate is at Austrailian Banks. Also, keep in mind you will have to pay Austrailian income taxes and social security. Better check out what the government there expects...

Hiring Employees: advertisement, medical transcriptionist, attractive salary
medical transcriptionist, attractive salary, salary package: ADVERTISEMENT MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST An immediate position currently exists with a dynamic company. Potential candidates must have the following qualifications, experience and attributes. -industry experience -Proven track record...

Hiring Employees: annual wage rises, minimum wage laws, barry saunders
minimum wage laws, barry saunders, inflation rates: Dear Steve: Lord, what has America turned into to? Of course not, you are not legally bound to give pay raises, or for that matter, a cost of living increase. This is exactly the type of thing pathetic liberals have caused. You own a business then you...

Hiring Employees: How should I answer?, administrative support positions, state clemency
administrative support positions, state clemency, clemency board: Tony, Integrity is important. If asked the question...answer honestly and provide any documents that show the outcome. As for finding out how and why someone was terminated, once again, if asked, answer honestly. As for reference checks, there is...

Hiring Employees: How to attract skilled childcare workers to the Australain Outback?, intangible rewards, child care worker
intangible rewards, child care worker, australian outback: THOMAS, I understand and appreciate your situation. It is never easy to manage people under such situations, in such locations. You should continue with the focus on intrinsic values and also add on some selected extrinsic ...

Hiring Employees: Background Check, hr person, education verification
hr person, education verification, government employers: Within 72 hours they can complete everything including education verification, references, obtaining court conviction information, etc. That is what we do. If they contact your past employer, your employer can be honest with them and if asked if they would...

Hiring Employees: Benefits, professional employer organizations, health insurace
professional employer organizations, health insurace, ken tanner: I have good news for you. You are able to get full benefits for every member of your organization. And, these benefits will be as good - if not better - than those offered by huge corporations. The route to these benefits is called a PEO (Professional...

Hiring Employees: Blacklisting, interlochen arts academy, screen actors guild
interlochen arts academy, screen actors guild, motion picture arts: Cathy, I am not familiar with blacklisting this must be something unique to the entertainment world. As for making connections in the industry, agents I guess. Once again I am not an expert in what you are asking. Maybe speak with one of the college...

Hiring Employees: Blacklisting, interlochen arts academy, screen actors guild
interlochen arts academy, screen actors guild, motion picture arts: CATHY, 1.Blacklisting is an illegal act. 2.You said, you got a letter that states your claims were substantiated, please use it for all purposes. 3. As an executive, your daughter does not need an agent. 4.Your daughter...

Hiring Employees: background checks, consumer reporting agency, hawaii employers
consumer reporting agency, hawaii employers, party screening: Please don t construe the following as legal advice. For legal advice, you must seek an attorney in your state. A potential employer can ask your pervious employer any question they want except those that are protected like age, sex, race, etc. In most...

Hiring Employees: backround screening, infolink screening services, infolink screening services inc
infolink screening services, infolink screening services inc, screen job applicants: I am the President of InfoLink Screening Services, Inc. We are a national background screening company offering services to employers who background screen job applicants and employees. See our website at www.infolinkscreening.com and go to the contact us...

Hiring Employees: What is the best way to handle this, event planning company, sis boom
event planning company, sis boom, real estate investments: I do not receive mileage, gas or a car allowance and I use my vehicle each week. WHY NOT? r u happy with your consulting fee? i think u are a perfect candidate for an IRA and depending on your overall activities [which I hope includes having your...

Hiring Employees: blacklisting, employment in canada, garron
employment in canada, garron, government positions: Garron, I am not aware of any type of political or union blacklist in Canada. I m not sure that a university professor has that much power to prevent someone for obtaining employment. If by some chance an employer contacted the instructor to get a reference...

Hiring Employees: blacklisting, employment in canada, close relations
employment in canada, close relations, blacklisting: I am not familiar with Canada, so can not offer an opinion re employment there. While people sometimes speak of a blacklist (especially those who are unsuccessful in their efforts to land the job of their choice), I have never heard of such a thing in practice...

Hiring Employees: CEO, executive decision makers, referals
executive decision makers, referals, x type: Paul, Unfortunately the Internet is not a place where many CEO hangs out unless you are looking for a CEO from costly site like Monster.com. My suggestion to you is to find your CEO through the same process that you would go through to find other employees,...

Hiring Employees: Changing careers into marketing managment, personality marketing, tiger woods golf
personality marketing, tiger woods golf, apple ipods: BLAISE, Your competence is in law. You are completing MBA [ I am assuming in MARKETING ] Now with this background , you want to make entry into product / brand marketing. SEE, how you can combine your law knowledge ...

Hiring Employees: Competing with the big boys., small business owner, giant corporation
small business owner, giant corporation, large corporations: Kevin, this is a great question. Every small business owner faces this problem. The large companies seem to have so much more to offer. Career growth, detailed benefits, stock options are just a few of the glamorous benefits the large corporations...

Hiring Employees: Contingent Offer Letters, offer letter, contract position
offer letter, contract position, committment: Ron, I would not recommended having an employee sign a committment to work for a state period of time. This implies they have the job for two years and will expect to be paid for the two years, which may cause exposure to the company. If this is a...

Hiring Employees: change of career, us immigration naturalization, carnival cruise lines
us immigration naturalization, carnival cruise lines, us immigration naturalization service: Dear Alan: First, get a resume prepared by a professional company. I would recommend: www.resumestore.com Second, obtain the services of an immigration attorney. I would recommend: http://www.messersmithlaw.com/ Third, you need to find a position...

Hiring Employees: confidentiality, excessive tardiness, emotional outbursts
excessive tardiness, emotional outbursts, employment dates: Billee, I hope this help! This is a peculiar subject. Depending on who you speak to, there can be a debate that will out last both you and me. Having had experience the frustration of getting a past employer to give me references to an applicant, I went...

Hiring Employees: contingent offer letter, offer letter, legal language
offer letter, legal language, background investigation: Mandy, Thanks for your question. You can simply say.... this offer is continguent upon the results of a background investigation (or check). This is a common practice and can be simply stated. Hope this helps you, if so, your positive feedback is...

Hiring Employees: contingent offer letter, job offer letter, american airlines
job offer letter, american airlines, background screening: I am sorry that I am out of the office till next week and can t send you the language. Go to www.greathire.com and consider purchasing the Perfect Application and More CD Rom. On it is a sample conditional job offer letter and much more. Be careful about...

Hiring Employees: Will my degree be taken seriously?, southern nazarene university, ken tanner
southern nazarene university, ken tanner, fortune 500 companies: Good morning, Shane, Thank you for writing. I ve looked at the website for Southern Nazarene University, and can find no reason whatsoever why any company would not respect a degree from this institution. It is fully accredited and has even gotten...

Hiring Employees: Will my degree be taken seriously?, southern nazarene university, fortune 500 companies
southern nazarene university, fortune 500 companies, rogers state university: Shanin, It may depend on the hiring manager. Some managers are prone to hiring from certain schools (like the one(s) they went to) others are just looking for someone with the right qualifications. One way to sell youself...describe some of the projects...

Hiring Employees: What is the difference?, screening firms, screening firm
screening firms, screening firm, screening company: If you use a databroker for background checks, the information that is obtained through databrokers are usually out-dated and is not FCRA compliant. To protect your company from liability use a professional background screening company that abides by the FCRA....

Hiring Employees: Employee handbook / policies, church council secretary, barry saunders
church council secretary, barry saunders, payroll benefits: Dear Dave: How many policies, manuals, or procedures do you need to oversea HR issues for 14-16 people? You have more position title than position. Make a list of the benefits, if any, and pay structure for your employees, as to the rest, waste of time....

Hiring Employees: Employment, corporate business strategy, company mission statement
corporate business strategy, company mission statement, external job: CAROLYN, WHEN YOU CONSIDER COMPENSATION, FIRST, WHAT ARE THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE COMPENSATION ? COMPENSATION FACTORS COMPENSATION management is about a range of interconnected processes that aim through both financial and ...

Hiring Employees: Employment & IQ on resume, high iq society, american management association
high iq society, american management association, insightful advice: EMPLOYMENT & IQ ON RESUME. First question. It is not common to put your IQ / EQ scores on your resume. If you want to mention it, please do it as part of your verbal presentation. The reason being , -some employerd would ignore it, as...