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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26

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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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    Related Experiences

    Muslim men have much larger, more powerful penises than us Hindu men and that makes them superior men to us.
    delhiabhi delhiabhi 22-25, M Dec 7

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    I know education is important, though I was never able to receive mine, due to the fact that I was drugged and discouraged by my fake Mother and her boyfriends... She beat me all...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    “I came to the conclusion long ago that all religions were true and that also that all had some error in them, and while I hold by my own religion, I should hold other religions...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M Dec 1

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    I have been suffering from the caste system since before I was born. I cry every night, thinking about all the genocidal acts that Indian Hindu genocides committed against me. I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Nov 28

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    It actually relates to myself. I have actually ate Human.. all of them I have found, whose house may have a hole for that yellow Poisionus snake to hide. or seek shelter. I made...
    mrrahman04 mrrahman04 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I KNOW THAT IF EVEN I MOVE INTO A SHELTER, I WILL BE KILLED, SHOWED UP, OR EVEN FORCED TO MOVE OUT... MY THERAPIST HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET ME TO MOVE OUT, BUT I KNOW THAT IF I DO...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I HATE THAT ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS WOULD CONSIDER THEMSELVES THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, YET THEY SOLELY BELIEVE THAT THEIR RELIGION IS ALL ABOUT KILLING IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, WHOM THEY CALL...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I have met a number of Ascended Masters during my lifetime, some like Rama, I just met in passing. But aside from Kuthumi, there are three that stand out: Hilarion, Babaji and...
    Orion33 Orion33 51-55, M Nov 28

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    To my dearest King, Maybe I am not allowed to call you like this. This is the end of my dreams .I’ve reached a dead end. I have nowhere to go and no one to talk to. I’m broken...
    Anbarasi Anbarasi 18-21, F Nov 28

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    Society The rigid, character-armoured individual thinks mechanistically, produces mechanistic tools, and forms a mechanistic concept of nature. The armoured person who feels his...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Anyone can find out that the cannabinoids of marijuana can cause cancer. Aside from that, I want to blame it for the strange emotional behavior from someone that is in contact with...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    It's an avatar, it represents some of the stuff I'm into or that strikes me as cool at the time. At the time of this story, I'm using a pic of the Hindu goddess Kali Maa. I am...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 1 Response Dec 5

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    I can't and have never been able to understand the concept of religion. If we go back to from where it all started. It's quite strange to find that these religions were made out of...
    thesnug thesnug 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Hi there, I am Gay/Bisexual seeking Lesbian/Asexual/Bisexual for MOC. I am Hindu Indian Guy living in Toronto, Canada. I am descent looking well educated guy.
    gudlife gudlife 31-35, M Dec 7

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    OK LISTEN. I want EVERYONE To read this!!! Ok, so wether you believe in god or not. The nonbelievers and the believers need to stop trying to push their beliefs onto each other...
    RedMeansGo RedMeansGo 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    OK LISTEN. I want EVERYONE To read this!!! Ok, so wether you believe in god or not. The nonbelievers and the believers need to stop trying to push their beliefs onto each other...
    RedMeansGo RedMeansGo 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    I have started reading The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda in order to learn from Hinduism. Thus far I am a Christian whose beliefs have been transformed by reading about...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    SO MANY HATERS IN ALL RELIGIONS. I AM AGAINST ALL KILLING. THE blessing OF HUMAN LIFE IS SACRED.UNBIASED, I STUDIED WITH FAITH HOLY scriptURES.INCLUDING THE EGYPTIAN TOMES, THE...
    VALLEYANT VALLEYANT 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 9

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    MORAL HAZARD as base for tightening regulations for the banking industry and for any industry for that matter....... This note is about the attitude of questioning the 'moral...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Dec 12

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    MORAL HAZARD as base for tightening regulations for the banking industry and for any industry for that matter....... This note is about the attitude of questioning the 'moral...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Dec 12

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    I am 29, gay, straight-acting, well educated, Hindu and I live in Delhi. I am looking for a MOC with a feminine and closeted lesbian. If anyone is interested, then please mail me...
    seekingmoc28 seekingmoc28 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    I am 29, gay, straight-acting, well educated, Hindu and I live in Delhi. I am looking for a MOC with a feminine and closeted lesbian. If anyone is interested, then please mail me...
    seekingmoc28 seekingmoc28 26-30, M Dec 15

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    I am 29, gay, straight-acting, well educated, Hindu and I live in Delhi. I am looking for a MOC with a feminine and closeted lesbian. If anyone is interested, then please mail me...
    seekingmoc28 seekingmoc28 26-30, M Dec 15

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    I am 29, gay, straight-acting, well educated, Hindu and I live in Delhi. I am looking for a MOC with a feminine and closeted lesbian. If anyone is interested, then please mail me...
    seekingmoc28 seekingmoc28 26-30, M Dec 15

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