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General topics / Re: Caste rules
« on: February 03, 2012, 09:43:45 PM »
In ancient India, the Shudras looked after Labour, Vaishyas controlled Capital, Brahmins represented Enterprise.
Brahmins represented enterprise?
That is a surprise for me, my idea was that Brahmins should not mix into worldy matters at all, but study the Vedas, teach the Vedas & function as priests.
All went on well,until the Britishers arrived. They drafted the Brahmins in large numbers to assist the Executive and paid attractive compensations.
Wasn't the system allready corrupt before the British came?
I am not from England nor from India so perhaps I am wrong in my belief that the British rules also has done some good to India, especial the women.
But this is a question for another thread.

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General topics / Sati & Pativrata
« on: February 03, 2012, 09:35:33 PM »
Why had widows to be burnt with their husbands in India?
Is the idea that a woman exists solely to serve her husband really found in the Vedas?
What did Bhagavan say about these subjects?

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General topics / Caste rules
« on: February 03, 2012, 02:55:24 AM »
Why does Hinduism have castes?
What did Bhagavan say about this?

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General topics / Re: Karma
« on: February 02, 2012, 01:10:57 AM »
But when I do not remeber the bad deed because of which I have to suffer pain, I cannot lern from this deed.

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General topics / Karma
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:45:05 AM »
What sense does Karma have when one does not remeber ones previous lifes?

When one experiences suffering one does not know that it comes from have done thos or that in a previous life.
For instance, when someone beats me in the face because I have beaten him in the face three lifes before.
Would I know it, Karma would make sense because I would learn that my commiting act X lead to my experience of suffering Y.

But since we do not remember our previous lifes: What sense does Karma make?

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General topics / Re: Tao
« on: January 16, 2012, 07:16:12 PM »
@ksksat27
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao

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General topics / Tao
« on: January 13, 2012, 05:03:46 AM »
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"The Tao that can be expressed is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be defined is not the unchanging name...There is a thing inherent and natural, which existed before heaven and earth. Motionless and fathomless, it stands alone and never changes; it pervades everywhere and never becomes exhausted; it may be regarded as the Mother of the Universe. I do not know its name. If I am forced to give it a name, I call it Tao, and I name it supreme... Man follows the laws of earth; earth follows the laws of heaven; heaven follows the laws of the Tao; and Tao follows the laws of its intrinsic nature."

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The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.

Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.

Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.

Tao Teh Ching 1

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When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.

Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.

Tao Teh Ching 2

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The Tao is like a well:
used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void:
filled with infinite possibilities.

It is hidden but always present.
I don't know who gave birth to it.
It is older than God.

Tao Teh Ching 4
source


Is Tao the Self?




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General topics / Re: Do world and body exist during sleep?
« on: December 24, 2011, 07:49:40 PM »
What happens to someone who dies while in deep sleep state?
Does such a person get liberation?

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General topics / Wh does not every Jnani teach Atma Vichara?
« on: November 26, 2011, 04:03:59 PM »
As far as m knowledge goes, Bhagavan is the only one who gave this teaching.
Anandamai Ma, Jillellamudi Amma, Papa Ramdas, Paramahamsa Ramakrisha ... non of them teached Atma Vichara.

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General topics / Re: Women
« on: November 21, 2011, 08:29:36 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Thank you for posting these quotes.

What was Bhagavan's attitude on women?
Was he conservative with them or more liberal?
Did he say anything about women working outside the household?

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Pranayama
« on: November 19, 2011, 07:26:21 AM »
The words deham (body), naham (not I), koham (then, who am I ? ), Soham (I am Sivam).

These words are Sanskrit words. They can be used for inalation, retehntion, and exhalation
of breath.
Dear Mr. Subramanian,

Thank you for explanation.
Can everyone use Sanskrit, even a person such as me who never took lessons in Sanskrit?

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Pranayama
« on: November 19, 2011, 05:39:35 AM »
Dear Mr. Subramanian,

Yes, thank you.
But for "Who amI?" Bhagavan gave 3 setences to be used with breath, so that by this Pranayama the mind stays focused.
Are there also 3 sentences for inhalation - exhalation - holding breath with the questin "Whence am I ?"?

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Sadhana Tips
« on: November 12, 2011, 06:32:48 PM »
Dear Mr. Subramanian,

I am confused: I thought the "Who am I?" inquiry should be made in one's own native language because it is not a mantra.

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Sadhana Tips
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:50:02 PM »
Can I use this as mantra too?

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Isn't a Jnani all-knowing?

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