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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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    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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    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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    The 'OM' Factor

    Hinduism is not an insight, an interpretation or a realization of a particular person about God. It is not a religion; it is an ‘ism’ …. It is an experience of a journey called life; it is the universal vibration that is rooted deep inside us. Breathe in and breathe out it...
    Erevos Erevos 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    More About Hinduism .....

    Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world by a long shot. Its earliest origins are unknown and are speculated to be around 10000-5000 BC which in itself is a long period of time. Hence it is also often said that Hinduism is the only religion that can’t be traced to the days...
    Man4luv2u Man4luv2u 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 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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    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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    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

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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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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 3, 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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    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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    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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    To All Hindus

    Don't get me wrong, because i DO love our religion, however, sometimes i question some people? -How can you be so sure that all the mythology is completely true, when there are so many different versions. I have even heard that some people believe that Ram and...
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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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    Interesting Facts About Hinduism !!!

    Interesting facts about Hinduism: So far, we have seen some common Hinduism facts, but now we will have a look at some interesting Hinduism facts. 1. The institution of marriage was founded and put forth in practice by Hindus. 2. The first law maker, Manu, was a Hindu and Manu...
    Man4luv2u Man4luv2u 41-45, M Aug 4, 2013

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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 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Am ganesh in india(Chennai) age 20. We left my dad when i was 5. Mom lived for me and mom made me study. Many peoples will ask about my dad,but i wont care about that. Some will...
    ruthra104 ruthra104 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    THE WORLD KEEPS VEDIC TIME The uniform worldwide tradition of time-management and the Sanskrit terminology associated with it, is yet another emphatic proof of the prevalence of...
    DrMATRIX007 DrMATRIX007 26-30, M Jul 3

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    What does it mean to be truly enlightened. Wikipedia has dozens of definitions for the word enlightened, not a single one describing what I mean. So I assume the correct phrase...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    Sewa Mobil DimasRentCar - Mengunjungi Candi Candi Prambanan, Kraton Yogyakarta, Museum Museum Sonobudoyo, Pasar Burung Ngasem, Taman Sari, Candi Candi Borobudur, Candi Candi Pawon...
    artikelseo artikelseo 26-30, M Jul 20

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    I grew up and was raised in the Church ever since I was born. My grandparents were very religious so I always heard about the Bible and God (even though I had no idea what they...
    ChildofInsanity ChildofInsanity 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    All kinds of foods that are taboo to Certain relugion groups . Muslim, no pork Jewish, no pork Hindu, no beef One foodie meal good for all (please correct me if I'm wrong...
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jul 1

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    10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours. 9 - You feel insulted and...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Achievement of power to cross Samadhi 271) 10th November, 1977, Friday. Place: Makardah (Howrah). Early morning dream: I had a vision of many Jibankrishna devotees...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M Jul 5

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    Here's a little quote that I'm loving and living today: "He who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear. " ~ Isa Upanishad ~ Hindu...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 14 Responses Jul 5

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    I have always had a pressure put upon myself to be this perfect daughter. Be cute. Be skinny. Be average height. Be smart. Be perfect. And that sounded great to me, who wouldn't...
    mathanky mathanky 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I'm not a very religious person, but if I had to pick a religion to subscribe to, then I'd probably be a Buddhist. Buddhist philosophy is just fascinating, there are many teachings...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M Jul 15

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    Guess how christianity and gid was made, people thousands if years ago didnt know how to explain lightning, how we got here etc so they told kids stories that were fake but peiple...
    Pokemaster6781123 Pokemaster6781123 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I don't care if you're black or white, tall or short, skinny or fat, gay or lesbian, hindu or muslim, christian or atheist. If you respect me, i will respect you. It's just like...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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    The oldest Sanskrit poem in existence, the Râmâyana, has embodied the loftiest Hindu ideal of a woman in the character of Sitâ. We have not time to go through her life of...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    The oldest Sanskrit poem in existence, the Râmâyana, has embodied the loftiest Hindu ideal of a woman in the character of Sitâ. We have not time to go through her life of...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Religious **** Taoism **** happens. Buddhism If **** happens, it's not really ****. Islam If **** happens, it's the will of Allah. Protestantism **** happens because...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jul 18

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    Everyone is free to believe in what he or she wants. I am a christian and I believe in the bible and in Jesus and for me it is the only true religion. But I totally repsect other...
    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    What is your religion and belief. Share with me about your belief. Hindu, Christian Muslim etc.
    onionheart16 onionheart16 26-30, F 96 Responses a week ago

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    So the mm is still off work- 6 weeks after his bike accident! Fractured his spine, broke quite a few bones and seeing him lying in icu was one of the worst times of my life! We...
    mizzallycat mizzallycat 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Turtle Spirit Animal The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Hi, I am a 29 yrs Hindu Girl, Graduated from Delhi, India and post graduated from Wales, UK now working in Delhi as a Management professional. I am in a straight a relationship...
    alia0001 alia0001 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    50 Random facts about myself ^_^ lol instead of 20! 1~ I'm a gamer girl. 2~ I'm kind of a Tom boy. 3~ I've been to 35 concerts in 2 years. 4~ I love hardcore music. 5~ I love...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Many people have said to me 'your to young to be an atheist you've not had chance to experience the miracles his brings us blah blah blah' but the fact is I've studied religious...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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