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by No_Mind
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kumbh Mela -- Woodstock Meets Hinduism
Replies: 3
Views: 9432

Re: Kumbh Mela -- Woodstock Meets Hinduism

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No credit cards, no mortgages, no family, no home, no clothes, no past, no future .. free to meditate upon Brahman

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kumbh Mela -- Woodstock Meets Hinduism
Replies: 3
Views: 9432

Re: Kumbh Mela -- Woodstock Meets Hinduism

The gods and demons fought over the pot (kumbha) of Amrita, the elixir of immortality produced by their joint churning of the milky ocean. During the struggle, drops of the elixir fell on the Mela’s four earthly sites, and the rivers are believed to turn back into that primordial nectar at the clima...
by No_Mind
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kumbh Mela -- Woodstock Meets Hinduism
Replies: 3
Views: 9432

Kumbh Mela -- Woodstock Meets Hinduism

Continuing from the post CNN Reza Aslan's depiction of Hinduism This is Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in 2013 .. it is Woodstock meets orthodox Hinduism .. Diego Bunuel does a wonderful job as presenter. A viewer has summed it up perfectly in comments "The good thing about Diego is that though he is ...
by No_Mind
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: CNN Reza Aslan's depiction of Hinduism
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: CNN Reza Aslan's depiction of Hinduism

Don't worry. There are many people out there who have wisdom and will not be deceived from watching this kind of thing. The answer as always is just to practice and have faith in our practice. @No_Mind. There are many people in the west who have a wiser and more compassionate view than depicted in ...
by No_Mind
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: CNN Reza Aslan's depiction of Hinduism
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: CNN Reza Aslan's depiction of Hinduism

For the first time in my life I do not know how to respond .. it is 10:45 AM here in Calcutta .. I saw it from 7:30 to 8:30 AM and for more than two hours I am sitting in front of my desk and drinking endless cups of tea .. several times I drafted angry responses to be posted to Reza Aslan's Facebo...
by No_Mind
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: CNN Reza Aslan's depiction of Hinduism
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: CNN Reza Aslan's depiction of Hinduism

Instead of responding with my own words I choose to share the response from an Indian news website Scroll CNN’s Believer: Reza Aslan's show on Hindu mendicants is bigoted no matter how you look at it also I share response of a Hindu American Indian in Huffington Post Misleading And Sensational, CNN’...
by No_Mind
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Deepavali
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: Deepavali

It is the only Hindu festival I celebrate. It is a religious festival but without any outward explicit display of piety. One may not take part in any puja (and there is no rule that a puja has to be performed or that a deity has to be worshipped). It is celebrated by many in a secular and irreligiou...
by No_Mind
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Deepavali
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Deepavali

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. On...
by No_Mind
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Mahabharata
Replies: 14
Views: 5506

Re: Mahabharata

Holy Cow! 5,818 pages! I knew it was big but didn't know it was that large. You could try out C. Rajagopalchari's abridged version http://www.gita-society.com/section3/mahabharata.pdf It is only 217 pages and quite accurate. This is the Kuru Family Tree, around which the story revolves. https://en....
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: History Of Hinduism
Replies: 3
Views: 1921

Re: History Of Hinduism

You can also find all five volumes here. If you are going to read online the font is very eye friendly and the site is easily navigable. http://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/a-history-of-indian-philosophy-volume-1 http://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/a-history-of-indian-philosophy-volume-2 http:...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: History Of Hinduism
Replies: 3
Views: 1921

History Of Hinduism

Hinduism is so complex it boggles the mind. After all it originates from a subcontinental nation that is aggregate of > 30 major communities (with few hundred sub types), 15 official languages, 22 spoken languages, > 700 dialects, hundreds of types of beliefs. The scriptures -- Vedas, Vedantas (also...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: A View of The Spiritual World
Replies: 6
Views: 11821

Re: A View of The Spiritual World

Came across this interesting link discussing the image in the OP link (the lower half below BRAHMAJYOTI; cannot figure out what the upper half is about .. probably Vaishnav description of Vaikuntha, the abode of Vishnu). http://decodehindumythology.blogspot.in/2012/04/lokas-planets-of-advanced-alien...
by No_Mind
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Beyond Materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Beyond Materialism

But how are they related to News, Current Events and Politics or Lounge? Maybe because they are events that are about to be current. I'm just glad it's science conference and not SJW conference or some other such nonsense. Edit: Actually, looking at the topics, it seems to be a conference about Int...
by No_Mind
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Beyond Materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Beyond Materialism

Not a scientist, but would attend if it were closer, geographically. You have a problem with the topics? Waited 24 hours to ask (so you do not blame an over active mind) What does a conference on cutting edge science in London have to do with Dharma? There are many conferences in coming days .. suc...
by No_Mind
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Beyond Materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Beyond Materialism

No. But I have never seen a man of science in predominantly Buddhist or Buddhist Dharma forums. Thus my question. It is interesting (the fact that you are presumably a man of science is interesting, not amino acid sequence). Some basic level computer techies are there in DW but no one with a backgr...
by No_Mind
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Beyond Materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Beyond Materialism

Not a scientist, but would attend if it were closer, geographically. You have a problem with the topics? No. But I have never seen a man of science in predominantly Buddhist or Buddhist Dharma forums. Thus my question. It is interesting (the fact that you are presumably a man of science is interest...
by No_Mind
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: News, current events, politics
Topic: Beyond Materialism
Replies: 9
Views: 3552

Re: Beyond Materialism

Are you a scientist? "The Truth about Natural Selection: Quantifying the Difficulty of Protein to Protein Evolution" "Waiting Times for Coordinated Mutations vs. the Fossil Record: Testing the Neo-Darwinian Paradigm" Do you attend lectures like this? it is given in the conference schedule :namaste:
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kali Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

Re: Kali Puja

What is Purusha and Prakriti Purusha is the undifferentiated absolute, the foundation. Prakriti is creative energy of this absolute. According to Knut Jacobsen, in the dualistic system of the Samkhya school, "Purusha is the principle of pure consciousness, while Prakriti is the principle of matter"...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kali Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

Re: Kali Puja

These are some images of Kali Puja in pandals (see my previous post Durga Puja for meaning of pandals) http://www.newsmen.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Mother-daughter-at-Kali-Idol.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3690/10579545733_c619a51e19_b.jpg The ladder is needed to touch prasad to her mouth a...
by No_Mind
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Kali Puja
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

Re: Kali Puja

Types of Kali 1. Kali: This is the most famous form of the Goddess Kali; you could call it the core form. The myth goes that when Kali was intoxicated by the blood of the demons, she stepped on Lord Shiva (who was lying with the corpses) her husband and stuck out her tongue in shame. Maa Kali is al...