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Saivism is a major sect of Hinduism. In fact, like Vaishnavism, it is a religion in itself. Until medieval times, it was also the most popular sect of Hinduism, with widest following. The Sect regards Lord Siva as the Brahman Himself and all other divinities as aspects of Him. The origins of this sect are probably rooted in the prehistoric fertility traditions of ancient India who worshipped Father God and Mother Goddess...

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

Each and everyone of us has an opportunity to practice yoga and enter into deeper states to see for ourselves what is hidden in each of us, where there is anything beyond this flux which we call as our consciousness or awareness. Mere intellectual knowledge does not help us to remain awake in deep sleep. But through yoga, we can learn to be observant and mindful when the mind and body are asleep. Only then we can realize the truth and ascertain whether the Buddha was right or the seers of the Upanishads. When you reach that state, you will realize that the notion of self created by your mind is not your real Self but a superficial individuality sustained by desires and attachmetns. There is a far deeper identity or individuality that is not of this world and not created by thoughts or desires. That is the real Self. Hence the saying, when the world is asleep, the seer is awake and when the world is awake, the seer is asleep.

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 2:10am EDT

A brief self-help talk on taking control of your life.

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

Research done in recent times suggests that negative thinking is useful and has its own value. We cannot ignore its importance, knowing well that we are constantly forced to deal with the uncertainties of life. Negative thinking helps us to deal with adverse and unpleasant outcomes of our actions and manage unforeseen situations, which we cannot completely avoid. This is a defensive strategy for self-preservation.

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

The importance of Sorrow in life and Sorrow as a learrning and correcting mechanism. Some sorrow is inevitable. You cannot avoid. Nor can you allow yourself to be deimated by it. Sorrow gives us an opportunity to review our lives, make necessary corrections and move on.

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Category:Spiritual -- posted at: 12:04am EDT

What is Nirvana? To understand what Nirvana is or what Nirvana means, you should have some knowledge of eastern religions or philosophies, especially Sanatana Dharma, known as Hinduism, Buddha Dharma known as Buddhism, and Jain Dharma known as Jainism. This word, Nirvana, is used commonly in all the three religions, but with different interpretations...This is a very unique and detailed interpretation of the word Nirvana according to the traditional and conventional wisdom of ancient India.

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Category:Spiritual -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

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