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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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    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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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 3 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 61-65, M Feb 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have begun to study Hinduism and feel a powerful draw to it. I only know a very little, but I thirst for more knowledge. I have a small shrine in my home to Saraswati since I am...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T Oct 5

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    I am Muslim. I have a sister, who is Hindu. We, my family call her Didi. She called my mother "Mashima". Never knew her real name. My niece and nephews call her " Pishimoni". She...
    bombaimorich bombaimorich 70+, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I lean more towards Buddhism but Hinduism is amazing too.
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The streets of Kolkata are lighted up for Durga Puja.I went pandal hopping with my family after dinner at my cousin's place .She invites us every year before Puja .Each pandal has...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Madhya Pradesh, September 29, 2014: The burning of a church in India’s Madhya Pradesh has stoked fears of widening religious violence against Christians in the Hindu-majority...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Oct 3

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    Ganga and Jamuna: Navratri has brought a feast of ragas. But this is not traditional Garba or Dandiya but a birthday bash with concerts by Kirana maestro Jayateerth Mevundi and...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I am a doctor and went through some of the experiences on this site.... Felt like i should also share some of my experiences which i faced in my life.... Yes Doctors are not immune...
    saiprasadbhavsar saiprasadbhavsar 26-30, M Oct 9

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    Hi So, here I am giving it one more try.. I am an Indian girl from Delhi (24). I am a closet lesbian. I am looking for an MOC for lifetime. I been months since I am looking for it...
    riti2190 riti2190 22-25 1 Response Oct 17

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    I desired to take a minute to thanks for arranging my tour as a result of Cambodia and Vietnam. It had been quite possibly the most memorable vacation I've at any time experienced...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    An extension of keep is often received while inside the state and will be applied for on the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo.Sri Lanka is a diverse country, a...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Hello , I'm 27yo. And looking for lesbian/asexual North Indian girl (Hindu) with age 22-28. It's for MOC only . I'm well educated and living in California for now. Parents in...
    amda5 amda5 26-30, M Sep 30

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    im typing this story with one hand, dont judge me grammar nazis. tonight im having probably the weirdest feeling of my life. coz i came back to home alive with a half chopped of...
    deathiscold deathiscold 70+, M 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Beginning in early July, I had this terrifying thought about what I could truly know. Which brought me to an exploration into my identification with the ego. Eventually, I...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Oct 1

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    No. It shouldn't. There are lots of people from all over living here, and it not just english country it's spanish and Chinese and Russian and Hindu. It's all of them.
    blabweekly blabweekly 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    So it's coming almost to the end of 2014. Yup time and tide indeed waits for no man. Ok so I'll do the cliché Introduction of me. My name is Roselyne. I'm from Malaysia and yeah I...
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 Oct 5

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    1. My name is Roselyne and I'm 17 2. I'm sitting for a major exam next month 3. I am an only child (my siblings died during birth) 4. I am a Christian Catholic as well as a Hindu 5...
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 1 Response Oct 6

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    “Kumbh ka Mela” my experience was a little bit mixture of excitement, tiredness, shocked and scared as that was my first visit to Sangam River that too in Kumbh...
    vermasumita19 vermasumita19 26-30, F Oct 6

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    What's the difference between all the different religions? I feel very confused because I say I'm Christian but I had no idea that Jews, Muslims and Catholics also class themselves...
    jessiicaaa1995 jessiicaaa1995 18-21, F 27 Responses Oct 7

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    Hello There ! Inspired by people introducing themselves..... I thought of introducing myself. but before I start, I request all of you, not to be judgmental. So I am Rajan, 43...
    Raajan71 Raajan71 41-45, M Oct 10

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    It is composed of bija mantras, rough meanings: Shreem for Lakshmi (love, beauty, health, prosperity), Hreem for Great Goddess/Sun (illumination/dispel illusion), kleem for Kama...
    Teeteesky Teeteesky 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I was weathering the effects of massive amounts of steroids. My heart raced, and then it began to skip. Feeling the familiar sensation of terror acutely, I realized my entire body...
    tenar108 tenar108 26-30, F Oct 14

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    PM meGinny13Living doll(or at least want to be)Clean onlyHinduAny thing else ask meI'm an open book
    Ginnylove Ginnylove 13-15, F Oct 17

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    1 I am Hindu 2 I want to be a living Barbie 3 Valeria Luckyanovea is my idol 4 I hate myself 5 I'm in middle school 6 I'm and aries 7 i want it have good karma 8 I'm 13 9 I...
    Ginnylove Ginnylove 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    Okay so very touchy subject generally, so just thought i'd say prior i don't mean to offend anyone just expressing some of my opinion's. I'm not particularly religious was born...
    curranjm curranjm 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    OMOM as per Sanskrit means avati i.e. ‘One who protects, sustains’. So that which sustains everything is OM. The syllable OM / AUM has significance not only...