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    (Original post by nucdev)
    :erm: sorry - I won't be doing that (commenting on your weight) in a hurry
    Don't be, it's your judgement.

    Goodnight
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    (Original post by kandykissesxox)
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    G'night :hugs:
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    (Original post by nucdev)
    Interesting question.

    I only use the word "religion" for Hinduism simply because it's the only word in English that we really have for describing Hinduism.

    However, I would say the word doesn't do justice to any of the 4 Indic traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism).

    All 4 have the word "Dharma" common to them (which is why they're called Dharmic traditions). Dharma comes from the Sanskrit root word "Dhara" which means "that which holds/sustains".

    In the West, religion primarily means a system whereby you worship some Superhuman Being in order to be saved / get to heaven etc. and where you're bound by some fixed doctrine/dogma.

    On the other hand, the definition of Dharma does not have God in it, which is why the word is also used in Buddhism (mostly agnostic/non-theistic) and Jainism (non-theistic).

    If we look deeper in the Dharmic traditions, we see that they're all about self-realization and not necessarily about worshipping a God.
    For example, our own Upanishads talk minimally about deities and the like and more about our own inner divine nature and realizing it.

    So in answer to your questions, it doesn't fit the western interpretation of religion, but we just use the word to simplify matters :lol:
    Agreed Hinduism dosen't fit into the definition of 'religion' and to be honest i'm quite frankly that it dosen't. Im glad that they is no set system which we have to believe and if we dont we wont go heaven.
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    Does anybody else think the Hindu Samaj is to judgemental? In my Samaj if a girl isn't married by the age of 30 everyone talks about her and almost degrade her family. I think this has to stop but I'm worried it won't even die out in the next generation.
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    (Original post by SunDun111)
    Does anybody else think the Hindu Samaj is to judgemental? In my Samaj if a girl isn't married by the age of 30 everyone talks about her and almost degrade her family. I think this has to stop but I'm worried it won't even die out in the next generation.
    I absolutely agree with you, but I think it's the whole South Asian Samaj tbh.
    I know some Gujarati Muslims and they face the same problem in their community too.
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    (Original post by nucdev)
    I absolutely agree with you, but I think it's the whole South Asian Samaj tbh.
    I know some Gujarati Muslims and they face the same problem in their community too.
    It needs to die out. I hope our generation allows it to.
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    (Original post by SunDun111)
    It needs to die out. I hope our generation allows it to.
    I'm pretty sure it will.
    Our gen aren't as backwards tbh, are becoming more and more educated and are fairly integrated into British society too where both men and women get married later without people talking ill of them (or at least not as much as our Samaj).

    I would also say that our religion allows us (and encourages us) to continuously evolve with the changing times when needed, so anyone who uses the religious argument to hold on to past traditions that become detrimental is on shaky ground.
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    Sikh society is so active, would be nice to see this society become active
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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    Good video - you should post this in the Inspirational thread as well: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...687539&page=41
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    (Original post by SunDun111)
    Sikh society is so active, would be nice to see this society become active
    I know, but there are always more people willing to contribute on the Sikh Soc. Those typical over-excitable Punjabis :rofl:.

    Which is why it's more like my second home rn.
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    (Original post by nucdev)
    I know, but there are always more people willing to contribute on the Sikh Soc. Those typical over-excitable Punjabis :rofl:.

    Which is why it's more like my second home rn.
    True I dont think they is enough people active on this society.
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    (Original post by SunDun111)
    True I dont think they is enough people active on this society.
    We've got a lot more members (202 compared to 67), but you know what they say - quality over quantity.
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    Gayatri Mantra as the chorus in this music video:

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    (Original post by nucdev)
    Gayatri Mantra as the chorus in this music video:

    The only time I honestly feel one with God is during the Om Jai Jagadish Aarti (Might have spelt it wrong)
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    nucdev bhaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    I found a book in my house! :ahee: and it about Queen Kunti! :ahee:

    and now im bare excited to read it! :rofl:
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    (Original post by SunDun111)
    The only time I honestly feel one with God is during the Om Jai Jagadish Aarti (Might have spelt it wrong)
    No you didn't spell it wrong and yeah I love that aarti too:

    Loving this instrumental/flute version of it right now:

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    (Original post by cupcakes87)
    nucdev bhaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    I found a book in my house! :ahee: and it about Queen Kunti! :ahee:

    and now im bare excited to read it! :rofl:
    Bitto!!!!

    Nice - I'm sure it'd be quite interesting to read. Unfortunately, we don't focus too much on her because of the other characters in the Mahabharat.
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    (Original post by nucdev)
    No you didn't spell it wrong and yeah I love that aarti too:

    Loving this instrumental/flute version of it right now:

    Love it.

    As the TSR Murali, can you play the flute though?
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    (Original post by nucdev)
    Good video - you should post this in the Inspirational thread as well: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...687539&page=41
    Done
 
 
 
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