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How is the calculation of papa and punya is being done [duplicate]

How Dharma, Adharma and Papa , Punya calculation is done? Why a person doesn't get his results of karma immediately?
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What is Hinduism's view on abortion?

What do Hindu scriptures says about abortion ("a deliberate termination of pregnancy")? Was it a sin at some point in the past? If so, why? Have any modern Hindu gurus, like Vivekananda, Ramakrishna ...
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Giving Alms (Donation/charity) with the intention of getting merit will give me merit?

If someone gives alms (Donation/charity) in form of anything. If his intention is to get merit. Then will he actually get merit out of that karma?
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Is invincibility in a battle dharma or adharma?

Background: Many warriors like Bhishma, Indrajit, etc., had boons which made them invincible in a battle. Even Karna had Kavacha and Kundalas which made him invincible (or almost immortal) in any ...
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Is it a sin to chant mantras without initiation?

Is chanting any mantra without initiation a sin? What do scriptures say about this?
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Is Rajo guna the reason for allowing kings to have multiple wives?

I want to know the reason for allowing kings to take multiple wives. Is it Rajo guna or any other reason based on Shruti, Smriti, Puranas?
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Which Upanishadic verse says that the very object of pleasure/beauty will turn into a object of pain or frustration?

I remember reading in some book related to Upanishad, probably one by Swami Sivananda of Rishkesh a quote something to the effect of this : Whichever is the object/source of pleasure today, will turn ...
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Is it necessary for a soul to attain enlightenment in order to attain liberation after death?

Is it necessary for a soul to attain enlightenment in order to attain liberation after death? Or is it sufficient to just focus the mind on God in order to attain liberation after death(even if the ...
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What is Definition of 'Dharma'

Dharma is a Sanskrit word that has no equivalent in English language. The closest imitation of this word is Righteousness' but after reading even a little bit about Dharma in Hindu scriptures, ...
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What's the response to the Cārvāka thought on animal sacrifice in a yajña?

How did other schools of Indian philosophy respond to this argument by the Cārvākas with regard to animal sacrifice as part of a yajña? If a beast slain in the Jyotishtoma rite will itself go to ...
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Can Atma be good or bad?

In this extra-ordinary simile from Katha Upanishad ,explains the concept of Atman very well: Know the âtman as the lord of the chariot, the body as only the chariot, know also intelligence as ...