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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...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 25, 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...
    RecklessMistry RecklessMistry 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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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...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 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...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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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...
    SgtOrange SgtOrange 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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    Happy Diwali -
    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 3, 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...
    jennifergrace6 jennifergrace6 22-25 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    I am a hindu. Indian hindu.
    caithmac caithmac 16-17, M Apr 3

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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...
    suzer suzer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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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...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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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...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 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...
    scottula scottula 36-40 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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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...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F Nov 2, 2013

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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...
    Amber108 Amber108 36-40, F 9 Responses May 28, 2008

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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...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 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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    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...
    SkyFox12 SkyFox12 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Hello Happy Republic day to all the Indians here
    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26

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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...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Feb 19, 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...
    hazmat777 hazmat777 18-21 1 Response Jun 28, 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...
    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...
    sundargeet sundargeet 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 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...
    raiabhishek raiabhishek 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 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...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Oct 14, 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...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 7 Responses Dec 24, 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...
    tazman7 tazman7 18-21 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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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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    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...
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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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...
    ShivjiAvinash ShivjiAvinash 22-25, M Dec 21, 2013

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    A Rabbi, a Hindu and a lawyer were driving late at night in the country when their car broke down. They set out to find help and came to a farmhouse. When they knocked at the door...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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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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    THE STORY OF JADA BHARATA There was a great monarch named Bharata. The land which is called India by foreigners is known to her children as Bhârata Varsha. Now, it is enjoined on...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M Mar 19

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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 7 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 5 days ago

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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 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My incredible neighbor invited me to Vishukanni. It was such a warm gesture on his part, brought back fond memories of my Dad preparing for festivals. I myself didn't know much...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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