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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 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 66-70, M 5 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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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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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 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 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 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 66-70, M Feb 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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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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    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26, 2014

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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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    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 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am not agnostic, I am a staunch and proud atheist. I was brought up in a deeply religious Hindu family, with my mom observing all the fasts on tuesday, praying twice a day in...
    uiop09 uiop09 18-21, F 51 mins ago

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    I am sorry if its sounding rude but this post is not for those girls who talk and disappear in the middle without saying anything. I am looking for a girl(straight/lesbian/bi...
    moc4gals moc4gals 26-30, M 23 hrs ago

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    My Fake Mother came home, stormed in, and began to cuss at me. She told me that the puppy had defacated in the front of the yard and I hadn't cleaned it. She claimed she woke me up...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I bought these two beautiful dresses to fit into when I lose all my weight, but they were confiscated or should I say "stolen" out of my hands from me by my Fake Mother, during a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I know all the whining about the flag has somewhat simmered down, but I would like to post a story about context. As a minority mutt, I would have been a slave under the...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have learned somehow to appreciate... I've kept in mind that there are some people who will love, some People who will hate for love, or untrue love, and some People who will...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think spirituality and religion are not the same.I am a Hindu.But the Hindu religion is said to be a way of life.Maybe true when we see how an attempt is made to control many...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    A friend and I were talking today about our dreams. I have asked many people in my non EP life about what their biggest dreams are. Most say earn enough to retire and travel, or...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 13 Responses a week ago

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    i belong to a hindu background and by faith i am a christian. they are talking about my marriage at home. i want to get married to a believer only. if not a believer then atleast...
    ritz31 ritz31 26-30, F a week ago

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    : Genesis 1:27 : God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Gods Image? God can't be biological -- reality of...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M a week ago

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    TOEN JEZUS ZEGGEN DERAPTURE ZOU PLAATSVINDEN?WANNEER ZAL DE RAPTURE PLAATSVINDEN?Bij de beantwoording van deze vraag, zal veel christenen een typische reactie van citeren Mt. 24:36...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 23

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    One thing I don't agree with my cousins telling me is that I need to give our cousin's Daughter's babysitter a green card. That babysitter said that I should give her nephew a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jul 19

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    "Why We Shout In Anger" A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his...
    yiskah yiskah 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Quote: The Hottest Place in Hell is hold for those , who remain Neutral when in times of need a Voice to Rise. Dante.. Divine Comedy. Well it is not my Believe. It is what I...
    Greenlondon Greenlondon 41-45, F Jul 14

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    Inbox me. I'm 13. I'm I'm middle school. I'm a girls. I love art and Instagram. I like Hinduism but my parents are athiest so they don't let me practice I am daignosed anorexic...
    SpaceBarbie SpaceBarbie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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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 2 Responses Jul 10

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    MOST BUDDHISTS AREN'T VEGETARIAN. I can't stress this enough. The only vegetarian Buddhists I've come across are monks. People, especially Westerners who are interested in Buddhism...
    brandonflowers brandonflowers 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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