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Initial post: Dec 20, 2009 11:19:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2009 11:20:22 PM PST
Looking for Ma Kali worshippers!

I have just finished Elizabeth U. Harding's excellent book, "Kali The Black Goddess Of Dakshineswar" and I am in love with Kali.
I am also interested in Vedanta.

Thank you.

Posted on Jan 9, 2010 3:23:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2010 3:24:52 PM PST
Chiranjivi says:
are you interested in knowing real Vedas or Vedanta society (they are clueless about God)
Vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyam. Vedic knowledge means to understand God.

true Vedic knowledge can be found here...

Bhagavad Gita As It Is Original 1972 Edition

Most merciful form of Durga/Kali is Subadra, sister of Lord Krishna.

I fell in love Kali Ma just like you did and I can relate to you. By Her

mercy, our daughter is named after Her.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 4:02:24 PM PST
Hello Chiranjivi :o)
Thank you for referring me to the Bhagavad Gita. I will pick up a copy of it ASAP. It is so refreshing to meet someone else who can relate to Kali as I do. She is most divine and precious to me. That is so beautiful that you named your daughter after her! :o)

Have a lovely evening :o)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2010 3:14:33 PM PST
Tushar Oza says:
There are several translations of The Bhagavad Gita. One of my favorites is by Eknath Easwaran. You may find some of his other books on Hinduism useful tooThe Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2010 3:19:40 PM PST
Dear Tushar,
Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will look up Mr. Easwaran's books up!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2010 1:46:37 PM PST
Chiranjivi says:
Fiona,

Please dont. Dont ever read a Bhagavadgita from a Mahavadi, meaning, ones who dont follow Bhakti or devotion to God. Instead they think that they themselves are God and have forgotten it. which is total nonesense, because God never forgets who he is. Krishna is God and he never forgot that he was the supreme being. At the age of 3 months he kills a demon named Putana. Only God can do that.

Please, I beg you to get only one written by a pure devotee of God. Bhagavadgita AS-It-Is translated As-it-is by Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Anyway, the step you are going to take is real crucial, the Bhagavadgita you will pick up will change your life. I pray to Maa Kali that you will be directed to the correct one.

www.asitis.com/18/55.html

Here is the reason why: Lord Krishna says in Bagavadgita, Bhakya (devotee) Mam (Me) abijanati (one can know). To understand Krishna, one has to be a devotee. Many non devotees write translation, who dont understand Krishna.... based on speculation. Radhakrishnan, one such claimed in his translation that Krishna is a figment of imagination. Kurukshetra is the mind... etc, even though it is an actual place in India.

I suggest you pray to Maa Kali, that you be guided by her.

Also, Subhadra is the most merciful form of Kali/Durga

Good luck

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2010 7:39:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 20, 2010 7:40:47 AM PST
Dear Fiona,

Just a "heads up." The "Bhagavad Gita As It Is" was written by the founder of the "Hare Krishnas." Not that there's anything WRONG with that, but... their viewpoint is a bit narrow, in my opinion. You might want to sample Kinsey's "Hindu Goddesses," Linda Johnsen's "The Living Goddess," and Vana Mali's "Shakti, Realm of the Divine Mother." I've been devoted to the Hindu goddesses for several years, and the first book I read was Harding's, just like you! Good luck to you.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 4:13:52 PM PST
Chiranjivi says:
Dear Spiritual Reader,

I take offense to your using the word wrong in capitals. I disagree that the viewpoint is narrow. Reason, Prabhupada, so far is the only one who gave the conversation with God, aka Bhagavadgita as it is, without any contamination (addition and substactions) based on ones opinions. AS-IT-IS. If THAT is limited in your view, I am sorry to hear that.

I hope you do not disagree that Subadra, who appeared as Krishna's sister is Durga/Kali Herself.

Best to worship yuga Avatar, in this case Kaliyuga, Subadra (yuga avatar of Durga/Kali)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2010 4:18:02 PM PST
Chiranjivi says:
Perhaps you should read or hear some songs written by Ramprasad

Ramprasad, who lived in India about 100 yrs ago, a true devotee of Maa Kali

Sakoli Tumar Iccha .....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2010 8:37:17 PM PST
Venrad says:
"they are clueless about God"

I find this offensive. Who are you to say who is clueless about God and who is not?

"Please dont. Dont ever read a Bhagavadgita from a Mahavadi, meaning, ones who dont follow Bhakti or devotion to God."

Patently false. First off mayavadi is a pejorative term for those who follow advaita vedanta. Second of all, plenty of "mayavadis" follow the bhakti path.

"At the age of 3 months he kills a demon named Putana. Only God can do that."

I believe in Lord Krishna just as much as you do, but miracles don't prove anything. One could just as easily say that Only God can walk on water as Jesus did, or only God could have inspired the Quaran.

"Please, I beg you to get only one written by a pure devotee of God."

Again, your arrogance and ignorance are astounding. Who are you to determine that Prabhupada is somehoe "more pure" than other Hindus? It is this divisiveness that has kept Hindus apart for so long.

"Reason, Prabhupada, so far is the only one who gave the conversation with God, aka Bhagavadgita as it is, without any contamination (addition and substactions) based on ones opinions."

Impossible. EVERYONE who comments on the Bhagavad Gita or anything for that matter gives their own opinion, simply because they approach the text differently based on their sampradaya. Prabhupada was no different.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2010 6:27:45 AM PST
I fully agree with Radhika. Divisiveness is decidedly against Spirituality (and Hinduism) and unfortunately Chiranjivi sounds divisive in some posts thus far. As far as Spirituality is concerned, All roads lead home or all paths are equally valid, even if they look like a detour.
(One small correction, Chiranjivi said Mahavadi and not mayavadi)

True Vedic knowledge can be found in the .........Vedas ofcourse.

The Bhagavad-gita as it is, is from a dualistic standpoint and as Chiranjivi provided the link shows, words like visate has to be negated of the first implied meaning and then reinterpreted from a dualistic viewpoint. The term bhakti has more meanings than one as explained in the Narada Bhakti Sutras. Here is a link for the same verse from an Advaita (Adi Shankaracharya) view point.
http://arshabodha.org/gita/gita_09_08_22_ch18_52_59.mp3
(Part of http://arshabodha.org/bhagavadgita.html)
PS: Both view points are correct, they are just different viewpoints of the same Truth.
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