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Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:46:01 PM

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I am in the possession of a paper titled: Hinduism and its symbols. The keywords are: enchant, palatable, turbulent, vibrate, revolution. The paper is an effort to inculcate more interest in the present generation about the beauty and highly esteemed principles and values of the characters of the epics and the reality of life.
In major schools of Hindu philosophy, Brahman is the material, efficient, formal and final cause of all that exists. It is the pervasive, genderless, infinite, eternal truth and bliss which does not change, yet is the cause of all changes.

I want to know from the people who know, is it appropriate to read it. Because I am actually inclined toward Brahma (ब्रह्म) brahman what means the concept of the transcendent and immanent ultimate reality.

To make it easier:
ad Huklaam baradharam vishnum shashi varnam chathur bhujam
Prasanna vadanam dhyaayet sarva vighnopa shaantaye
Vyaasam vasishtha naptaaram shakteh pautrama kalmasham
Paraa sharaatma jam vande shukataatam taponidhim
Vyaasaaya vishnu ruupaaya vyaasa ruupaaya vishnave
Namo vai brahmanidhaye vaasishtaaya namo namah
Avikaaraaya shuddhaaya nityaaya paramaatmane
Sadaika ruupa ruupaaya vishnave sarva jishnave
Yasya smarana maatrena janma sansaara bandhanaath
Vimuchyate namastasmai vishhnave prabhavishhnave
Om namo vishnave prabhavishnave
Sri vaishampaayana uvaacha.

What I am expecting is: Yes or No.

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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 1:04:02 AM

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Meaning of first two lines.
Lyrics in English:
ShuklaAmbara Dharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet Sarva Vighnopashaantaye (Vighna Upashaantaye)
Meaning in English:
O Lord, he whose dress is the wide white sky, who is all pervading, whose arms are spread to all four sides
One with the blissful face, We meditate on you, nullify all troubles
Alternate Meaning:
O Lord, who is wearing White colored clothes, Who is all pervading, who has four hands
Who has a peaceful, joyous face we meditate on you, remove all the obstacles.
Meanings of the words:
Shukla: White colored
Ambara: Sky
Dhara: wearing
Vishnu: All Pervading
Chatur: Four
Bhujam: Arms
Prasanna: Satisfied, happy, peaceful
Vadanam: Face
Dhyaayet: Meditate; (from Dhyan)
Sarva: All
Vighna: Troubles
Upashaantaye: remove, nullify, ward off

An Image of Hindu TriGods (Trinity)

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 1:28:19 AM

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If you want to explore more about Hinduism and are interested in such things, then YES, you should read. I am not aware what the paper says and who has written it. Many a times, the information is correct and impressive, but I have seen some writings that have been modified or tweaked to serve some special purpose or to address a specific target audience. All I can say is that you should go ahead.

The shlokas (verses) you mentioned are from Vishnu Sahasranama (1000 names of Lord Vishnu). It can be interesting and pleasing as well as soothing.

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekanand
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