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Summary: the fundamental essence of Brahman is the same in the Vedas and Puranas. The Puranas are only a simplified version to take people to the same Supreme God. The same Brahman is extolled with attributes (Saguna) in the Puranas. Detailed: In the Vedas and Puranas, the essence of the Supreme God is the same. the Supreme God is Brahman, the omnipotent, ...


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I was like you, similar. Till 25 years I was an agnostic although a born Brahmin. When I came to the west around that time there weren’t any big groups etc. Now we see a lot of faith groups The best book that I found that helped me initially was “Hindu Dharma : The Universal way of life” by Chandrasekarendra Saraswati’s Tamil lectures translation. I bought ...


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You want to become an expert in Hinduism. The books suggested below will certainly be very helpful in your project. You should read a low level introductory book that nevertheless gives a decent overview of Hinduism. Otherwise you will have difficulty in understanding Hindu scriptures. Books like 'The Hindu mind' by Bansi Pandit and 'The complete Idiot's ...


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You may or may not recognize a self realized person as they may or may not meet your exact perception of what they should be, in truth anyone can be self realized because once self realization is reached while still experiencing the body, just like before there is no limit to what they are, some may fall exactly in line with who you view them, while others ...


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