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Old 09-05-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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Never ever harm any living entity knowingly. This is against the laws of nature. Remember ‘as you sow so you reap’. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Good deeds beget good results and the bad once get bad consequences.

The ignorant human being mistakes a rope for a snake. Similarly we mistake this universe as something other than the self.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:55 AM   #2
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Never ever harm any living entity knowingly. This is against the laws of nature. Remember ‘as you sow so you reap’. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Good deeds beget good results and the bad once get bad consequences.

The ignorant human being mistakes a rope for a snake. Similarly we mistake this universe as something other than the self.
Thank you for this reminder.
My husband gave me the statue of the buddha for my bithday.
But, as the last few days I have spent time repairing my fence and endlessly chasing my neighbour's sheep from my garden, and watching as they have devoured every last remaining flower, I realize that I am far from this understanding and from understanding how Buddha was ready to give up his life for a sheep! I find it confusing to have both Buddha and the sheep in my gatden!
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:41 PM   #3
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Mind is the main cause of bondage for the otherwise free soul. This bondage is freed when one is in love with god.

One should be moderate in eating, drinking and recreation. One should walk the path of solitude. One should seek peace within one’s heart. One should refrain from finding fault in others.

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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Why don't you put your posts into one thread and pay attention someone who replies to you?
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He does this on every SRF board. Its the same Hare Krishna guy trying to sound relevant to SRF teachings but invariably weaving in stuff about Prabhupad and the IKCSON viewpoint. Hes been banned from several boards on numerous occasions.

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Old 09-13-2017, 06:51 AM   #6
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This guy is evidently on a self-appointed mission. Good for him to have a purpose in life!

I'll see if I can merge all similar posts into a single thread.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:57 AM   #7
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OK, I'm going to move all these threads into the more relevant section 'Inspirational texts' and eventually trying to merge all into a single one, if Shannon sees it fit.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:14 AM   #8
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What I did actually is to move most threads into relevant sections: inspirational texts, prayer, temples and places. The content is obviously not against the boards rules but the behaviour, if reiterated, might be.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:33 PM   #9
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One should always do ones duty faithfully regardless of one’s condition in life.

One should surrender all one’s deeds to god. You should take an eager thirst for righteousness, truth and freedom.

One should be moderate in eating, drinking and recreation and practice nonviolence.

One should not covet wealth of others. Accept only for your daily needs. Practice self control and self denial.

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Old 09-14-2017, 02:52 AM   #10
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Can you please stop spamming the board with your 'teachings'?

Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:30 AM   #11
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TVS, I thank you very much in the name of the community to remind those holy truths to us.

However, many of us feel that the above truths might be contained in a single thread, where we may better consult them.

In the spirit of your mission thus, you might make a better service to write all similar lofty truths and thoughts in successive posts in here.

In the spirit of respect toward the other members of the board, if you don't do that I'll do that until I can.

Afterwards, I may have to temporarily take other measures which we all would prefer not to.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:59 PM   #12
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Vakratunda mahakaya suryakoti samaprabha

To practice meditation one should select a secluded spot, sit there with his back erect but not tense, withdraw his mind from sense objects, and concentrate only on god by withdrawing into a shell within the body. Practice Pranayama (breathing in breathing out steadily) for that is the key towards concentration on the divine and good health.

There are broadly five categories of devotion to god namely Sant Bhakti (saintly devotion), Dasa Bhakti (Devotion as servant of god), Pitra Bhakti (Parental love for god), Mitra Bhakti (Devotion as a friend) and Vatsalya Bhakti (Conjugal love for god).

Whereas all five are divine and noble, yet whereas Dasa Bhakti (Servant of god) is mostly by male devotees, Vatsalya Bhakti (Conjugal love) is mostly a preserve of the female devotees.
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Sant Bhakti (Saintly love) is where the devotee, thinks about god all the time and composes and chants hymns and builds temples on his favorite god’s form. Examples of such devotees are Saint Tukaram, Saint Purandhradasa, etc.

Dasa Bhakti (Servant of god) is where the devotee prefers to be the lord’s slave who obeys god’s orders without questioning and performs herculean tasks for the sake of god and in service to humanity in general. This is essentially a masculine form of devotion.

The best example is Lord Hanuman the monkey god. Other more human are Mahavtar Babaji, Yogavatar Lahiri Mahasaya, Gyanavtar Sriyukteshwara giri, Premavatar Paramhansa Yogananda, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami the founder of Isckon, Sohom Swami etc. are servants of god.
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Pitra Bhakti (Parental love) is where the devotee treats god as a child and wants to mother or father him. Examples of this noble devotion are Yashoda, Devaki, Nand, Vasudev, Kaushlya, Sumitra, Kaikeyi, Dashrat, etc.

Mitra Bhakti (Friendly love) is where god is considered a very dear friend. Examples are the Gopa kumaras of the holy Vrindavana, Sudama, Pandavas, etc.

Vatsalya Bhakti (Conjugal love) is a very high and pure form of devotion where the devotee takes god as a lover. This is mostly a feminine form of devotion. The best examples are the Gopikas of Vrindavan, Srimati Radharani, Rukmini, Satyabama, the numerous wives of lord Krshna, Sita etc.

The absolute love for god is divine and is called devotion.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:23 AM   #15
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To practice meditation one should select a secluded spot, sit there with his back erect but not tense, withdraw his mind from sense objects, and concentrate only on god by withdrawing into a shell within the body. Practice Pranayama (breathing in breathing out steadily) for that is the key towards concentration on the divine and good health.

There are broadly five categories of devotion to god namely Sant Bhakti (saintly devotion), Dasa Bhakti (Devotion as servant of god), Pitra Bhakti (Parental love for god), Mitra Bhakti (Devotion as a friend) and Vatsalya Bhakti (Conjugal love for god).

Whereas all five are divine and noble, yet whereas Dasa Bhakti (Servant of god) is mostly by male devotees, Vatsalya Bhakti (Conjugal love) is mostly a preserve of the female devotees.
Vatsalya bhakti is parental bhakti not conjugal bhakti...correcting it just so it may not confuse anyone....
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:14 PM   #16
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Human birth is blessed. One should not waste it by hankering after carnal pleasures.

For them meditation is the highest activity. Association with and service to holy people opens the kingdom of god. One should keep away from selfish desires and be equally poised amidst all oppositions. One should love everyone and practice truth.

One should control speech, prefer solitude and meditate on lord.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:53 PM   #17
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Hare krshna hare rama

Human beings get into the rut of the material world and go into a vicious cycle

of repeated births and death till they meditate on god and come out of this

wheel of time. Then they realize finally that they are nothing but the divine self.

Mind is the abode of all miseries like disease, old age, poverty, hunger, lust,

greed and anger etc. You are judged by the company you keep. Hence always

keep divine company.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:09 PM   #18
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Remember only one in a million is genuine in this world. Be good to him or her all the time. If you are careless this one person will leave you and the remaining will tear you apart.

The only way for you to make sure that this person never leaves you is by becoming that one in a million yourself.
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If a person commits crimes in a life and dies without suffering the

consequences, the person gets back the results of those karma in his/her next

birth with interest. What you sow so you reap. Every action has an equal and

opposite reaction. What you say or do comes back to you with interest.
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True knowledge burns away all evil. One should develop love for god. Even a most sinful man is purified if he/she surrenders to god unconditionally.

Just like fire remains hidden in the wood, the self remains hidden in the body and is revealed only by deep contemplation and meditation. The power of self is infinite.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:13 PM   #21
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There is a saying ‘One who is protected by god cannot be killed or destroyed….’’

The body is like a chariot with senses as its horses, mind as the rein and intelligence is the charioteer. The vital energies are the wheels, virtue and vice are the spokes, the path which is made up of the objects of the senses, form the road.

The ego is the rider. Anger, hatred, jealousy, sorrow, greed, delusion, pride and thirst for life are enemies along the road. When the rider brings the chariot under his/her control he/she enjoys divine bliss.
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Human birth is where a person thanks to his/ her deeds enjoys upper or lower

births after death. It is also the gateway for complete liberation. When man

develops a taste for looking within, he finds absolute bliss and peace.

Remember those who try to hoard wealth seldom enjoy it themselves.
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A sage is on the other hand happy with what comes to him unasked. Similarly

one should learn to be contented under all circumstances.
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Om srimati radharani namah

True monks and sages have a childlike innocence and lack of guile. Remember

that god does not pardon those who knowingly harm children, god’s sincere

devotees, genuinely guileless and innocent people and monks. Even if these

people personally pardon their tormentor, the guilty are sooner or later victims

of nemesis.
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Remember that just like those who wear shoes to protect their feet are not hurt

by thorns lying on the road, similarly those who are learned and are contented

under all conditions are never hurt by the thorns lying on the path of life.
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...well, at least mr tsv keeps this forum active....sort of
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...well, at least mr tsv keeps this forum active....sort of
Mike, and he's keeping me active above all, merging all his posts into a single thread. I'm going to do that until I can
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:39 PM   #28
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When the supreme self gets identified with the body it becomes the limited ego.

The body consists of the gross body made up of ether, air, fire, water and

earth, the subtle body consisting of the senses and the mind and the causal

body is made up of intelligence. When the ego begins thinking that it is this

body, it becomes entangled in unlimited births and deaths. This illusion ends

with the knowledge of the truth and subsequent emergence of true Brahman

which is infinite.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #29
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Om sri Ganesay namah

If you aspire for liberation eschew objects of senses as poison and crave for truth, forgiveness, straight forwardness, kindness and cheerfulness as nectar. You are self, mere witness to the happenings in the universe as pure consciousness. The gross body is merely a tool for the subtle and causal bodies to express themselves. An idea that germinates in the intellect, starts a thought process in the mind which result in the senses becoming active. These three causal and subtle bodies use the gross body made of ether/air/fire/water/earth to give ultimate vent to their ideas and feelings.
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Remember the moment you detach yourself from this body and abide in your

consciousness you will at once become blissful, peaceful happy and free from

bondage. Meditation is one method of detaching oneself from the body. This is

called Jiwan mukti (Detaching oneself from the body even during the life.)
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Remember the moment you detach yourself from this body and abide in your

consciousness you will at once become blissful, peaceful happy and free from

bondage. Meditation is one method of detaching oneself from the body. This is

called Jiwan mukti (Detaching oneself from the body even during the life.)
Hey mods, why even tolerate this person's spam? He doesn't engage in conversation and I don't think anyone wants to see his posts.
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Remember you can possess wealth but wealth should never possess you. This

is called detachment and renunciation. Similarly your gross body should obey

your subtle body which should in turn obey the causal body which must obey

the soul which should necessarily be dovetailed to the super soul ie. God. A

person who has achieved this becomes liberated and blissful.
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Hey mods, why even tolerate this person's spam? He doesn't engage in conversation and I don't think anyone wants to see his posts.
I agree with you.
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Remember that Kama(lust), krodha(anger), lobha (greed), moha (illusion),

mada(pride), matsyasya(envy), and ahankara(false ego) are your enemies

which get cooked up in your mind, are transferred to your senses and finally

exhibited through your gross body. These seven along with manas(mind),

budhi(intellect) and chitta(will) were the ten heads of Ravana.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:42 PM   #35
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Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi:

1. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

#2. "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

#3. "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
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Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi:

#4. Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."

#5. “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”

#6. "Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."
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Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi:

#7. "Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."

#8. "Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."

#9. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.
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Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi:

If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it in the beginning.”

#10. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

#11. “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
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Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi:

#12. "As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious. There is no such thing as religion over-riding morality. Man, for instance, cannot be untruthful, cruel or incontinent and claim to have God on his side."

#13. "Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear."

#14. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
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Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi:

#15. “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent conquer him with love.”

#16. “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.”

#17. “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
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