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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26, 2014

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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a new hindu so I need someone who can teach me about Hinduism also Hindi I was born Christian but I left it so now I am looking for someone who can teach me
    americangal americangal 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    My Father above has turned Murderers, liars, Cheaters, Idolaters, Rich, Poor, teachers, students, leaders, servants, Kings, Queens, Limp, blind, mute, deaf, dysfunctional, happy...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    International Christian Concern has warned that Sangh Parivar, an umbrella Hindu nationalist group, is inflicting suffering and looking to cleanse the minority Christian population...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Mar 15

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    I want to die right now. I am 19yrs old and in goes to college. When I was a Hindu, I felt like this country and the culture itself doesn't fit me, after doing research about...
    chim2995 chim2995 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Beef cooked in the open and Hindus and Muslims sitting together for a meal - this was how a section of people in Kerala protested today against the recent ban on the meat in...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Mar 14

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    Why where you live means so much... For better or worse, the place where we grew up usually retains an iconic status. But while it's human nature to want to have a place to...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 5

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    I went to volunteer today at the house of a Nepali refugee family, and every which way was a picture of Jesus... It was very intimidating. I expected to see Buddhism or Hinduism or...
    Drag0nMaster Drag0nMaster 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    72……Seventy Two. This is my seventy second story according to EP. I haven’t actually added them all up and maybe I should because EP makes a lot of mistakes in their legends...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean...
    GoddessBluefox GoddessBluefox 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    "i don't see them ask for Muslim blood,Hindu blood or Christian blood at a blood bank when they need it" -kamal hassan
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 16

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    Hello, I’m a guy in early 30s living in Switzerland. Looking for MOC with a sweet Indian girl who is up for great company, friendship, travelling, fitness. Write back if you want...
    Sumitlausanne Sumitlausanne 31-35, M Mar 18

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    Hello, I’m a guy in early 30s living in Switzerland. Looking for MOC with a sweet Indian girl who is up for great company, friendship, travelling, fitness. Write back if you want...
    Sumitlausanne Sumitlausanne 31-35, M Mar 18

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    Hello, I’m a guy in early 30s living in Switzerland. Looking for MOC with a sweet Indian girl who is up for great company, friendship, travelling, fitness. Write back if you want...
    Sumitlausanne Sumitlausanne 31-35, M Mar 18

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    Hello, I’m a guy in early 30s living in Switzerland. Looking for MOC with a sweet Indian girl who is up for great company, friendship, travelling, fitness. Write back if you want...
    Sumitlausanne Sumitlausanne 31-35, M Mar 18

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    Even if they don't believe that Jesus is the Son of God, or that He was crucified, or that He rose from the dead, or that He even existed at all... Even if they don't believe any...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Currently reading 'A Brief Tour of Higher Consciousness' by Itzhak Bentok. Itzhak (Ben) was a thinker who meditated and came up with scientific theories about life and the...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Currently reading 'A Brief Tour of Higher Consciousness' by Itzhak Bentok. Itzhak (Ben) was a thinker who meditated and came up with scientific theories about life and the...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Dear Experience Project readers, I am madly, truly, passionately, genuinely just deeply in love with my best friend G and have been for the past 2 years. We just recently admitted...
    Sunnysan22 Sunnysan22 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Ahh. The great God debate. I love this one. Being raised Christian for 50 years I always had no doubt in my mind God existed. But I also had full belief in evolution. It's...
    Jcoe Jcoe 51-55, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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