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Welcome to Wikipedia, Advedom! I am House1090 and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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House1090 (talk) 03:46, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

RE: Swami Krishnananda[edit]

Religion and philosophy are very interesting, if you ask me. And about the edits, no problem.

To be honest, though, I've not even heard about Swami Krishnananda or Swami Sivananda before today. The reason why I came across Krishnananda's page was because of this brought up on the religion wikiproject. At that page, I gave a comment concerning some of the phrases of the article and how I was wondering about such phrases. they reminded me of a current situation that I saw concerning an article and talk page of another important historical figure, this figure being Jesus. While Swami Krishnananda does seem to be a very important figure, such commentary on articles would be criticized by other wikipedians.

Good luck with your editing on wikipedia. Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 03:26, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

That is an interesting letter you sent to Goethean. I respect your work on the article; also, I look forward to learning more about Krishnananda and Sivananda. Thanks. Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 22:20, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the complements, Advedom. I'm not that much into 1950s rock and roll music, but without it, there wouldn't be as much variety in music as there is today, so I respect it. Also, I am into the classical, baroque, and romantic music of that approximate era, including Handel. For Christmas 2009, I received a 3CD set of Handel's Messiah opera, the third disc of which was a bonus disc featuring music by Handel and other similar composers. As for the recommendations concerning those two Hindu theologists, thanks. I will want to check out those recommendations. Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 03:42, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
PS: I find it pretty amazing that Krishnananda did not have grammar errors or speech pauses in his speech; I can't think of anyone else who is/was able to do that. Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 03:47, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Swami Krishnananda:Raj2004[edit]

As an Indian-American (Kannadiga) (Mangalorean), I learned much of Hinduism from my father and from reading books of his guru, the great Swami Sivananda. My parents' ancestral home is not too far from Puttur.

I had started the Wikipedia article on Sivananda and quoted the guru's quotes on the Siva Linga. Can you improve the article on Sivananada? It seems that more is written of his disciple than the guruji himself.

As you may know, I am one of the leading editors on articles on Hinduism in Wikipedia; see Karma in Hinduism. If you can further improve that article, that would be great.

I have one critique of the article on Swami Krishnanada; the swami was born as Madhva Brahmin; hardly anything is mentioned in the article about how he had changed from Dvaita to Advaita; Madhvas consider Advaita heretical. It would be interesting to make a mention of how the Swami changed. Also, these citations appear to be unsourced. (no page number, etc., see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Krishnananda#cite_note-harvard-2 I can understand why experienced editors such as Goethean seemed to be annoyed.

The article is excellent and needs some minor typographical errors. As for Goethean, we may have disagreements but I respect his insistence on citing well-referenced sources.

Raj2004 (talk) 13:00, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind messages; I have corrected some minor typos; see, history of http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Swami_Krishnananda&action=history

Raj2004 (talk) 01:23, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Trimurti[edit]

Swami Krishnanda held a wrong view of the Trimurti: "In Hinduism, the concept of the trimurti, or the “trinity” of Gods—Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva—is interpreted both literally and figuratively. As a Vedantin, Krishnananda held only a figurative view of the Trimurti, as such a concept taken literally, according to him, would be incompatible with the non-dualistic philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. He maintained that the concept was merely a way of explaining the manifestation of Brahman on the universal level—creation, preservation, destruction—and that it corresponds to the manifestation of Brahman on the particular level—birth, life, and death.[46] In the Philosophy of Life he states: “A universe with many gods cannot be governed harmoniously, for there would be conflict of purpose among them."[47]

Nowhere in the scriptures does the Puranas state that there are three Gods; it is one God who assumes three aspects of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Swami Sivananda said this about the Trimurti in his book, Lord Shiva and His worship at http://www.dlshq.org/download/lordsiva.htm#_VPID_127: "Brahma represents the creative aspect; Vishnu, the preservative aspect; and Siva, the destructive aspect of Paramatman. This is just like your wearing different garbs on different occasions. When you do the function of a judge, you put on one kind of dress. At home you wear another kind of dress. When you do worship in the temple, you wear another kind of dress. You exhibit different kinds of temperament on different occasions. Even so, the Lord does the function of creation when He is associated with Rajas, and He is called Brahma. He preserves the world when He is associated with Sattva Guna, and He is called Vishnu. He destroys the world when He is associated with Tamo-Guna, and He is called Siva or Rudra. "
I have rewritten the paragraphs to be more clear and show that Swami Krishnanada was in line with the scriptures. It is more clear now. Yes, the dress analogy was not stated by me, but by Swami Sivananda!! Raj2004 (talk) 02:10, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
But your statement is too general. Many Vaishnavites don't believe in the Trimurti concepet and hold Shiva to be a deva. Too general. Raj2004 (talk) 13:09, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

American English[edit]

In the US, we do not use dashes. Such use of dashes may be incorrect form in American English but it seems to be acceptable in Indian English. See, http://www.myenglishteacher.net/dashes.html Commas, colons and semi-colons are more common in American English and for use in formal writing. But every dialect of a language has different acceptable forms. For example, centre is incorrect in American English. Raj2004 (talk) 09:53, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Trimurti concept[edit]

You have exhibited an Advaita bias. I doubt that Ramanuja, Madhva or any of the great Vaishnavite scholars believed in the Trimurti concept. They believe that Vishnu alone does the acts of creation, preservation and destruction. And please stop being hypersensitive if someone criticizes you. Raj2004 (talk) 09:59, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Your work[edit]

I do think your writing is excellent. I am just making minor changes, such as elimination of dashes which may confuse the reader. In the US, we use parenthesis more, but now I see that your dash use is more of a cultural bias. I apologize if I appeared rude. I am a great admirer of Swami Sivananda so although I am not as familiar with Swami Krishnananda, since he was a disciple of Guruji, I know that he was great, as clearly evident from your article!

Jai Shri Krishna!

Raj2004 (talk) 10:02, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your kind words and for the blessings. As I told you, I am a great admirer of Guruji. Thanks to you, for enlightening me about Swami Krishnananda. Regards, Raj2004 (talk) 00:31, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

ANI notice[edit]

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October 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm HMSSolent. I noticed that you recently removed all content from Swami Krishnananda, with this edit, without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, I restored the page's content. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. hmssolent\You rang? ship's log 09:38, 20 October 2013 (UTC)