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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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    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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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 3, 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 5 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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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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    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...
    2 Responses Feb 3, 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 3 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 7 Responses Dec 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Lesson From Lord Shiva

    Shiv dutta ,a farmer was a devotee of Lord Shiva.One night ,Lord Shiva came in his dream and granted him his wish of becoming very rich.He woke up to see he was in a big palace but his peace was gone.His minister conspired to take his kingdom .So he had to escape into the jungle...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Goddess Kali

    Her name comes from kala which means black.She stands for empowerment or shakti.It also means time or death.[kal]She is the goddess of time and change.She is also redeemer of the Universe and destroyer of evil.In the Mahanirvana-tantra, Kāli is one of the epithets for the...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F Nov 2, 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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    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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    Significance Of Aarti In Hindu Rituals

    Hindu rituals serve to light up one's way to the ultimate spiritual goal of self realization. To peer into the purpose of observing rituals brings to light, the light of consciousness, the light of all lights. Aaarati is the waving of the flame, lighting the image of the Lord at...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 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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    Superstitions In India

    Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.Marlene Dietrich 1 A cat crossing your path is bad.Many drivers stop their car for a moment before proceeding..2. Giving or taking anything in the left hand is bad (you know what left hand is used for in India  )3. Never ask the...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Satyapratik Satyapratik 16-17, M Apr 3

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    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26

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    Jai Durge

    Devi has come.May you all be blessed                  http://youtu.be/1X2kjzMjMC4          
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    The noted director -the most-well known internationally among Indian directors,was the son of the noted Bengali poet,Sukumar RayRay's grandfather, Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury was...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have been trying to turn my life completely and quite honestly its been working... like i have a weird sense of calmness in my heart. BUT there are 2 minor problems i have...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    India... Read This. Amazing Facts about India and Indians! India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years...
    Rockstu Rockstu 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    While I had been a skeptic almost my entire life, I really didn't take the time to "figure out" my spirituality until I was about 20. I started reading about all major world...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    While I had been a skeptic almost my entire life, I really didn't take the time to "figure out" my spirituality until I was about 20. I started reading about all major world...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I find it so interesting that 1 religious discussion is under the heading of 'hobbies which is pretty funny and 2 that the vast majority of posts are either about Christianity or...
    MinkeyII MinkeyII 61-65, M Mar 27

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     I was 12. I'm not sure of the time but it was deep in the night, I awoke to see a bright spirit leaning against the fireplace mantel piece with his head resting against his...
    markpaul69 markpaul69 41-45, M Mar 29

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    Ive been an atheist for a few years now. I think religion causes a lot of hatred and wars between people. However i do have a lot respect for Buddhism, Hinduism, Wicca, and...
    AaronIsaac AaronIsaac 16-17, M 8 Responses Mar 30

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    God is a personal experience. I hated religion growing up and thought it was so stupid. It took until I was 30 and went through an ACL tear from an alumni rugby game, got fired...
    FiremanforYou FiremanforYou 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Thanks to MEJJ for tagging me.I am not sure if what I write would be relevant and making sense. In any case apologies in advance and thanks for bearing with me. Driving this topic...
    karmameter karmameter 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    There is nothing miraculous about turning bread into flesh – cows do it every day. Maybe jesus is a cow? Maybe that’s why the Hindu don’t eat the cows? Of course jesus...
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    "Any convert, whether he goes from communist to capitalist or six packs a day to smoke-free, ends up condemning his former practices. Because those beliefs didn't work for him...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 2 Responses Apr 6

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    hello i am sanjana(20years) bisexual. from hyderabad,AP.looking for a MOC partner from A.P..coming to me...i am a girl wid loving caring sharing friendly and some times funny :P...
    sanjana424 sanjana424 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I really want to know which idiot discovered this word.Its meaningless.Well instead of GOODBYES its name should have been SADBYES.Because neither sides are good,well,etc,etc. Well...
    Revika Revika 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Establishment of the realizations noted in Bengali book ‘Dharma O Anubhuti’ 247. 9th July, 1977. Saturday. Early morning dream: I was having a dream...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M Apr 8

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    Yes so agree am a human first and then a citizen a christian a hindu a IT progrramer a driver a poliman ,,if this very basic stuff is understood and adopted by all it would be...
    romell romell 36-40, M Apr 8

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    I have "never" spent any time more valuable than the time I have spent on Experience project, but the Muktananda ashram was the most blessed place I've been. I realized some mind...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    but I don't follow any specific doctrine. I'm not Christian, Jewish, Muslim.... or Hindu, or Buddhist, or anything else. There are pieces I believe of any religion, and pieces I...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 14

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    Nope, calling atheism an entire religion is just like calling theism a religion- i.e., Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism would all be classed as one big religion. There are...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi, I am a 28 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 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to wish everyone at DU a happy Spring Holiday Season To Christians; ‘Happy Easter!’ To the followers of Baha’i’; have a wonderful ‘Ridvan!’ To my Buddhist...
    proudsocialist proudsocialist 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I don't really have a religion. Although my family are huge Christians. But religion in my opinion is a huge hypocrisy in its self. Like hating something that doesn't hurt people...
    EmotionaLila EmotionaLila 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I have lots of music choices I love in lyrics, instrumentals, the wide world of electronic, genre, songs, artists musicians and deejays. I am considered a huge music lover. When...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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