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Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« on: October 08, 2013, 03:34:20 AM »
VakratundaMatsaryasura, the demon of envy, and his defeat by Lord Ganesha is a testimony to triumph over envy.

The second incarnation was Ekdanta. The incarnation got the name because of Lord Ganesha being single tusked. This avatar was born to defeat the demon Madasura. The demon Madasura represents intoxication.

The third manifestation of Lord Ganesha is Mahodara or the big bellied one. He was born to kill the demon of delusion, Mohasura. This incarnation of Lord Ganesha also destroyed Durbuddhi (negative thought) and Jnanaari (Enemy of knowledge). Mohasura was born out of momentary confusion of Lord Shiva.

GajananaHe was born to slay the demon of greed, Lobha.

The fifth incarnation of Ganesha is Lambodara who killed Krodha, the demon of anger.Vikatadefeated Kama, the demon of desire. Vikata is the sixth incarnation of Ganesha.

The seventh incarnation, Vighnaraja destroyed Mama (lit. - mine), the demon of ego.  In Sanskrit, Vighnaraja means the king of obstacles.

The last or the eighth incarnation of Ganesha is Dhumravarna (smoke colour). The incarnation got victory over the demon Ahamkara (narcissism).

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Sleeping Bala-Ganesha (Child Ganesha)
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Re: Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 07:17:41 PM »
Um, you do realize that this is an atheist forum, yes?

Frank

Offline aitm

Re: Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 10:13:30 PM »
of all the religions that inspire ceramic based thingy's I like this the best....though to be honest I really don't care for ceramic thingy's.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Re: Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 11:26:56 PM »
All knowledge is good, only ignorance is bad. Is this knowledge or ignorance?  :-? This religion also considers Buddha to be one of their gods. He, himself, never claimed to be a god or was divinely inspired by Hinduism. It is questionable that, just like Jesus, that he ever existed, accept as a human coming from a rich family. Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline leo

Re: Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 11:28:58 AM »
I don't understand why you posted this bullshit.
Religion is Bullshit  . The winner of the last person to post wins thread .

Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Re: Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 02:10:28 AM »
Quote from: "FrankDK"
Um, you do realize that this is an atheist forum, yes?
Quote from: "leo"
I don't understand why you posted this bullshit.
Yes, and I am a strong atheist. It is good to know what and how people think.
Quote from: "Solitary"
It is questionable that, just like Jesus, that he ever existed, accept as a human coming from a rich family. Solitary
No. Hindus made him into a God in an act of assimilation and genuine respect for his views. India is full of Gautamas, Buddhas, Tathagatas, and Amitabhas (including my own son).
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Re: Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 02:19:34 AM »
Quote from: "Aupmanyav"
Quote from: "FrankDK"
Um, you do realize that this is an atheist forum, yes?
Yes, and I am a strong atheist. It is good to know what and how people think.


Think, or believe? You are correct that knowledge is a good thing, but only the original teachings of Buddha is knowledge, and religions are all based on ignorance thinking they have knowledge. How can anyone have knowledge with the unknown, supernatural, or superstition without evidence? Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Re: Eight incarnations of Lord Ganesha (Ashta Vinayaka)
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 07:43:04 AM »
Quote from: "Solitary"
You are correct that knowledge is a good thing, but only the original teachings of Buddha is knowledge, and religions are all based on ignorance thinking they have knowledge. How can anyone have knowledge with the unknown, supernatural, or superstition without evidence? Solitary
Buddha was preceded by six historical Buddhas. Mahavira of the jains was preceded by twenty three 'tirthankaras'. Buddha developed upom the philosophies that existed in India at that time. 'Samannaphala Sutta' mentions five and jainism. To credit one person for the whole thing over the others is not correct.

Just as we guess now about 'brains', they also guessed. It is not that those old ones did not have a sharp intellect. As I have mentioned many times, Nasadiya Sukta of RigVeda (http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv10129.htm) was written by a very special observant person, perhaps an Einstein of his time. Book 10 of RigVeda is supposed to be one of the later books, even then much earlier than Buddha, when Aryans had come to India. He said that existence and non-existence are related and declared that Gods came after the creation of the universe. He was 'Vihavya' of the family of Sage 'Angirasa', one of the two oldest families of Aryan priests (not related to me).
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)