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What do scriptures say about using swear or abusive words for cursing people?

I am asking this question from a modern perspective. Does Hinduism consider the use of abusive words as "Vaani Hinsa"? Is there any punishment for this and also does it affect our deeds (...
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Why did Lord Krishna end Karna's life in such a way?

Karna was the only person who was able to defeat Arjuna. Karna was stronger and kinder than Arjuna, but still he got an undeserved death at the hands of Arjuna,on the advice of Lord Krishna. What is ...
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Did Yudhishthira lie more than once?

From the childhood I was knowing that Yudhishthira had lied just once at the time of Guru Drona Vadha and that was also the half truth half lie. But recently, I came to know that Yudhishthira had also ...
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Gandhari's curse to Shri Krishna

Post the Mahabharat war, Gandhari cursed Krishna that he and his kin will be destroyed 36 years from then. What is so specific about that count 36?
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How many people participated and how many died In the Mahabharata War?

Do we know approximately or absolutely how many people participated in the Mahabharata war from Pandava & Kaurava sides respectively? Do we know approximately or absolutely how many people died in ...
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Wendy Doniger and the Bhagavad Gita [closed]

Wendy Doniger is a celebrated indologist and has written many books on Hinduism. Amongst other things, here is what she says on the Bhagavad Gita “The Bhagavad Gita is not as nice a book as some ...
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Why didn't Krishna kill only the Kauravas instead of allowing the death of many innocent people?

If Krishna was ready to break all rules and promises why didn't he just kill only Kauravas? He was ready to fight against Bhishma and was ready to break promise by lifting a wheel. But why didn't he ...
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Who among the Pāṇḍavas supported the main Kurukṣetra war and who didn't? What were their reasons?

Who among the Pāṇḍavas were for the main Kurukṣetra war and who were against it? What were their reasons for supporting or not-supporting? What about Draupadī? Did she support the war? What were her ...
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How can we make sure it's impossible for us to commit any sin or violence?

Is there a way to make committing violence impossible? Can someone do something so that it will be impossible (or at least very difficult) for him to commit any violence in any corner of the world?
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What was the purpose of the Kurukshetra war of Mahabharata? [closed]

The Kurushethra war was to bring back Dharma by killing Duryodhana. But what was the need of it? Duryodhana would have anyways died after few years like any human, right? Is such a destructive war ...
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