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Are there Hindu scriptural references for "Simulation hypothesis" or the "theory of simulation"?

Simulation hypothesis is a theory which is available in both philosophy as well as science. There is a long philosophical and scientific history to the underlying thesis that reality is an illusion....
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Do any verses in the Vedas declare Agni to be the Highest Brahman?

After seeing this answer, I wish to know whether there are any verses declare Agni to be Highest Brahman (since he is frequently mentioned as Indra). Are there any such verses?
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Is Indra the chief god of the Vedas?

While some puranas describe Indra as a devotee of Lord Vishnu or other gods, the Vedas, in contrast depict Lord Indra as the most important gods. This is visible across the length and breadth of the ...
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Why is there such a stark contradiction in Vedic hymns and many Puranic stories?

For example, it is shown in this answer- How did Vishnu help Indra in killing Vritra? that indra was defeated and also shamed and also in the last line 'and later Nahusha becoming the new Indra and ...
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Is Lord Ganesha considered same as the ultimate truth and reality (Brahman)?

Many Texts associate OM with cosmic creation and that OM is everything. Ganesha is associated with OM and hence known as oṃkārasvarūpa (Aum is his form). The Ganapati Atharvashirsa states that Lord ...
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Is Indra of the Vedas the rain god Indra?

After seeing the answer here, I have a feeling that the Indra of the Vedas is not the rain god Indra we have in the Puranas. Do any verses in the Vedas show the Indra mentioned there is the same as ...
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Do the Vedas say that Indra can grant moksha?

According to the History teacher in my school, Indra can grant moksha according to the Vedas. Now this seems very appalling to me since Indra is not the supreme God. So is she right?
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Why Devas are worshiped by humans? Where all are one Brahman?

I don't know that why Devas are worshiped by humans? In another word, it can be said that, they are worshiped by themselves. Because, We know that all thing, all creature of this world are one Brahman....
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Why didn't any sin attach to Vishnu when he actively aided Indra in killing Vrtra?

How did Vishnu help Indra in killing Vritra? And Vishnu said, 'I am no doubt bound to do what is for your good. I shall, therefore, tell you of a contrivance whereby he may be annihilated. Do ye with ...
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These days it seems most followers of Santana Dharma either focus of Vishnu or Shiva. However Indra is called king of the Gods. Why?

Why are Vishnu and Shiva the main Gods worshiped now in Hinduism when in the Vedas Indra is considered King of the Gods, but is now a minor God? This issue comes up in comparative religion of pre- ...
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Do Vedas praise today minor gods as Brahman anywhere?

Vedas constantly praise Brahman with various names or superimposing attributes of brahman on various dieties. Like Sri rudram praises Rudra as Brahman,In such manner do they praise Agni,Varuna,Aditi,...
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How powerful are devatās?

BG 7.20 : Those whose knowledge has been carried away by material the celestial gods. Following their own nature, they worship the devatās, practicing rituals meant to propitiate these celestial ...
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What sectarian doctrines of sects that deny Indra is Brahman would be violated by scriptural statements that say Indra is Brahman?

(from quora) He has the power to resurrect the mortals and grant others immortality Anusure Mallikarjun My answer is based on vedas which says lord Indra is the name of supreme Brahman or supreme ...
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Is it true that Indra was a supreme God in Vedic time? [duplicate]

Many Indologists say that Indra is the greatest deity in Rigveda. Is it true that Demi God Indra was greater than Shiva and Vishnu ?
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Do deities other than Brahma, Vishnu, Devi etc. have the power to create other universes?

I am aware that in many Hindu texts, famously the Puranas, explained that the gods Brahma creates universes constantly, Vishnu constantly creates universes by inhaling and exhaling also infinite ...
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