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    Dissertation Student Interested In Opinions On Arranged Marriage.

    Hello, I'm a student at university in my final year and i am really interested in Hinduism. I have decided to do my dissertation (final project) on the subject of arranged marriage. I feel like the media only give a negative opinion of arranged marriage and i would like to hear...
    jennifergrace6 jennifergrace6 22-25 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    Hinduism Is All About Making Better Human Being In All Respects...

    Hinduism is all about making a better human being in all respects.. 1. Meditation : all about making one stronger mentally. About making one cool and calm.. 2. Prayers: is all about setting up the day on positive mind frame and a belief to start a day with fresh and strong self...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M Dec 16, 2012

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    I am not but I want to learn more from actual

    Hindu people. I believe there is something to learn from all people and they are among the most spiritual, and I myself am working to heighten my consciousness
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    What Eastern Philosophy Taught Me (how It Helped Me)

    Eastern philosophy exists to teach us that what is not eternal is not real. Therefore the material universe and everything in it is fake. Brahman is all that is real. So it teaches us that the root of human suffering is attachment. Attachment to lovers, attachment to property...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2011

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    Why Do I Feel That I Am Hindu When I Am Born American?

    Hello, Yes I know I sound kooky but I understand there is a concept called Samsara or reincarnation so I understand that is probably where it comes from but it seems like I have a desire to be Hindu inside but everything is alligned against me to be a good Hindu. I understand I...
    Amber108 Amber108 36-40, F 9 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Questions For Hindus: What Is A Soul? What Is Life?

    I'm going about EP and asking different faiths how they define the words "soul" and "life" I tried asking it in the questions section of EP, but it allowed for little interaction unless I took the conversation into private messages. Plus, people had to find my...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    Lord Shiva As A Phallic Symbol, Shiv Lingam

    What does the Phallus symbolize? The phallus has been regarded as a symbol of power and fertility by many cultures around the world. Pagan religions in Europe right from the times of the ancient Greek civilizations have worshipped the phallus in many forms. In the Indian...
    raiabhishek raiabhishek 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Hanuman

    Known from Ramayama, this monkey king assisted Rama, a form of Vishnu. I recently came across this cut & paste on Hanuman's appearance: "The Birth of Hanuman The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    Hinduism School Project

    Hey guys! I'm doing a school project on Hinduism in the modern world and would like to get some insight into your religion. Please comment a summary of the Hindu views on: Euthanasia Abortions Worship That's a few of the topics we'd like to raise, but feel free to comment about...
    hazmat777 hazmat777 22-25 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    I Want To Be A Better Hindu

    Hello everyone I am a born hindu, my parents are hindu's, there parents where hindus and so on and so on, but i dont think that makes me a hindu.... I no that its a very buitiful, spiritual and knowladgeable relegoun, and im very interested in its teachings, aspecially to do...
    RecklessMistry RecklessMistry 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    Gujrati Chokri

    A couple days ago I went to do dandiya ras with my family at a local college. It was really fun. It's moments like this which make it fun being a hindu gujrati. I consider my self to be the traditional gujrati chokri.
    sundargeet sundargeet 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    For most of my life I was raised Christian.

    However it went in one ear and out the other. Not that there's anything wrong with the Jesus. Until about 4 years ago I met my father's side of my family tree. Being half Indian, half Caucasian I was surprised how different the culture was. I think at that moment over the weeks...
    ShivjiAvinash ShivjiAvinash 22-25, M Dec 21, 2013

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    Skyfox12

    Lord Hanumaan is my Protector. Jai Hanumaan !!! my mother is Hindu, my dad is RC. my mom raised us as Hindu's. i'm not Christened into the faith yet, the date is set for January 2012. they wanted to give us the option to chose our own faith. i chose Hinduism. 
    SkyFox12 SkyFox12 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Looking For Info...

    I have been scouring information lately trying to learn as much as I can about Hinduism, but it's hard (and disappointing) to just read things in books. Any personal insights? Suggestions?
    suzer suzer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26, 2014

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    Dear Lord Ganesha, :- I don't know about the

    challenges my Friends are facing.. But You know everything.. I hear their silence, You hear their plead.. I see their laughter, You see their tears.. I see what they receive, You see what they sacrifice.. I see their happy faces, You see their scarred souls.. I know...
    hbksindia hbksindia 22-25, M Aug 29, 2014

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    How I Became A Hindu.

    I had first heard about Hinduism in my Grade 11 World Religions class. Upon first hearing about Hinduism, something inside me clicked. I never revisited that click until recently. I originally looked to Hinduism for insight and inspiration for my Anglo-Saxon pagan path. However...
    SgtOrange SgtOrange 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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    An Un-profound Religious Conversion

    I am a white male raised in the great state of Tennessee. I am a Hindu convert. I have been for most of my life at this point. I am 36 and converted at 16. For most of my life I have not often spoken about it, because, frankly, I am not a very religious person. If I am distraught...
    scottula scottula 36-40 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Why I Am More Tolerant Than Freeed

    Just a small statement. The final coffin nail in this. Despite the title of this post no hard feelings were intended in posting this. I actually hope that in reading this, should he see it, he will realize his mistake and mend it. Historically, most Christian “missions” have...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Oct 14, 2013

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    Cried A Lot !

    I cried a lot today ! for being lonely holding my stomach due to hungry!!!!!!!
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I am trying to become Hindu.

    I’ve always been drawn to that religion for some reason. I am just in love with all of it. I want to be at peace with myself and the world. I am really interested in Saraswati, being creative and artistic. I love meditating (even though it is hard to shut everything off) and...
    DrewXLove DrewXLove 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Interested In Hindu Culture

    I am in a religions class and have gotten assigned an interview to give someone of a different religion. I chose Hinduism and was wondering if any one would be willing to do an interview?
    tazman7 tazman7 18-21 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    Maha Shivaratri

    I'm going to paste & cut this blog entry from Scientific American's site in I like Science, too: 11. freeed 2:07 pm 02/19/2012 May I remind all that the night of February 19, 2012 through February 20 is Shivaratri, The Night of Shiva? IMHO the cosmic dance of Shiva...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Feb 19, 2012

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    Hinduism is not the actual Indian culture,

    we belong to vedic culture. All the religions are started by some prophets or god men, but vedic culture is eternal, its there since the beginning of universe when vedas emerged. All other religion have taken vedic knowledge directly or indirectly, knowingly or unknowingly and...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Creation Of Durga; Navratri

    Credit "The Vishnu Experience"/Swapna Maini for this paste: "The Navratras or nine days of the Supreme Goddess begin with the worship, invocation, and remembrance of Durga, whose name in Sanskrit translates as “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”. Her form symbolizes...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    I love Hinduism I was born Christian but I wanna become hindu
    americangal americangal 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    They got a great philosophy to certain aspects of the teaching . They say God is love and all life came from God.
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Brahma is space which is the base for all creation. Shiva is time itself which causes all changes, the one who destroys the worlds and Vishnu is the vitality that keeps the...
    jithutopian jithutopian 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Everywhere my fake Mother goes, it is mandatory for me to follow her, or else I'd be beaten cussed at, and physically forced out of the house. I am 29 years old and she destroyed...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 18 hrs ago

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    Two Hindu swamis were in conversation. One said to the other, "How did you like my latest book, 'The Art of Levitation'?" His companion replied, "It kept me up all night...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I am very afraid. I live in turmoil every single day. I depend upon a theory that I substituted my own definition for and this theory is “Mind Over Matter”. The substitution...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 1

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    Lord Jesus, my cousin in Florida and my cousin in Canada (who is being misled by Indian Genocides) are the only cousins I have left after Indian Genocide struck my family. I do...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    Something about Hinduism speaks to me so vividly. It is rare for me to be so interested in religion because it was forced down my throat growing up in my family... Well with my...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 2 Responses May 13

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    I feel like there's déjà vù all around me! Must I just click my heels three times and say "there's no place like home?" I feel like if I hadn't been neglected and hadn't such...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 23

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    I believe that since Indian Hindus hate us over caste, and since they've murdered my Mother and had gotten an identity change to mimic her, I feel that one day the same will happen...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I've been to many different Christian churches (including Mormon, Baptist, and Catholic), have researched other Christian derivitives (such as Protestant and Pentecostal), and have...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I am 30 year old guy from Maharashtra, India (born in Hindu family, but am non-religious). I am well-settled in my job and earning decently. I am a happy-go-lucky-person with laid...
    LuckyLife1092 LuckyLife1092 26-30, M Apr 25

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    Please suggest some nice Indian classical songs. I am very fond of Hindustani classical music. :)
    LifeIsAJourney25 LifeIsAJourney25 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I’ve got this habit of rocking while listening to music. It all started when I was about 3 years old. Mommy, my Real Mommy, would rock me to sleep and sing to me at the same time...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 29

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    “See, I have told you beforehand” - Matt 24:25A MUST WATCH. Project blue beam is a NWO project for deceiving mankind. It’s not about Islam, Christian, Hindu...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    In a way good witches are accomplice to what evil witches do by their support of being witch and support therefor what witches do. Because of freedom of sexuality like...
    HolaHey HolaHey 36-40, F May 3

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    Finding Jesus changed my life. Especially considering the fact that I was a Muslim before. But, I have zero tolerance for the disrespect of others religion. I mostly see this with...
    lovroffinewine lovroffinewine 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I'm 15 (just turned) I've lost my virginity at the age of 14 just a month back, it was with a guy who wasn't my boyfriend he was such a good friend of mine.....I just had some...
    sandy15vin sandy15vin 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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