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What is the meaning of Life if all is pre-written or controlled by the will of God?

Assumptions: God is the supreme Everything that we do is the will of God which may or maynot have an effect on the future Our purpose in life is to submit to God, Do good deeds, acquire punya In the ...
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How do you use karma to explain the Holocaust? [duplicate]

I am able to accept that karma from past lives creates circumstances in our current life. Over the course 1000 lives, I may have done some good and bad. and a combination of that has put me in this ...
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Is life predestined or on the freewill? [duplicate]

If someone is in hard times, should he has to think that these problems are because of his past karmas for which he has to suffer or he should make an effort in order to get off of such situation? If ...
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How is the law of karma valid when so many people from wealthy houses are unethical but to be born in those houses requires good karma?

Growing up in school I would see bullies. Many of these bullies would be spoiled kids of rich parents. In fact, I've seen this trend where the more rich and affluent a family the more spoiled and ...
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Why do infants die? What about their karma?

We see that some infants die just after they are born. Some were not born also. Why does that happen? If the reason of their birth is to experience the karma that they had in the previous birth, then ...
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Does Prarabdha karma determine one's spouse?

One's parents are decided by karma. But what about one's spouse? Is this also predetermined by Prarabdha? The suggested question does not answer my question. Mine is specific to spouse. Is one's ...
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When does Sanchitha Karma becomes Praarabdha Karma? What decides its transformation?

There are three karmas: Sanchitha, Praarabdha and Aagaami. It is my understanding that how and where we are born and other things happen in a particular life is based on the Praarabdha Karmas, which ...
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What is the significance of Astrology in Hinduism

What is the significance of astrology in Hinduism? I see many famous sages don't really talk much about it, but why Hindus give alot of importance to it?
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What is god's logic? Is karma real?

How God decide who should die first or later. If karma is real then why don't bad people die first, shouldn't bad things only happen to bad people. But it's not the case, why some good people die ...
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Why are effects of karma seen after death or in the next birth?

I generally hear that one will get the aftereffects of his/her karma either in afterlife (i.e., after death he will either go to heaven or hell) or in his next birth. My question is: Why don't we get ...
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Ramana Maharshi and Free Will

I have been listening to a Q&A session with David Godman in which he states that Ramana believed that everything in our lives is predetermined from birth and that we only have two choices to ...
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Asking questions against creation and doings of God in hinduism?

God gave Humans brain and the ability to think. So my question is it right or wrong to question the creations and doings of God by a human? I mean will it be considered a sin? Please help me out, I ...
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If one's destiny cannot be changed, why do the phalashrutis of shlokas mention benefits or fruits of the recitation?

For example, if a man is destined to be poor or childless, can constant recitation of the Shri Sukta make him rich or bless him with sons? Or, if a man is destined to die early in an accident, can the ...
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What do scriptures say about luck? [duplicate]

I am looking for scriptural references which mention for and against luck. Eg: Against luck, would be anything (but not limiting to) like hard work creates luck For luck, would be anything (but not ...
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Who controls or rules my life / our lives as in all human beings ? Is it GOD or Astrological Janam Kundali or my efforts / karma?

While posting this, I got this connected post. So I understood things related to kriyamana karma & prarabdha karma when it comes to karma, but the main question I still have in my mind is, 1) "...
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What is significance of purple lotus in hands of Goddess Parvati?

Although I'm not a Hindu, I once had a beautiful dream about a Hindu lady who presented me with a purple lotus. The dream was AMAZING, but I didn't really understand it, but I remember seeing her eyes ...
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What is Niyati? [duplicate]

I've been unable to find following answers regarding Niyati. Can anyone describe? What is Niyati? Who decides it? Is their any Deity to decide ? Or god ? Can it be changed? Or there is no Niyati at ...
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What is Astrology and what are its benefits? [closed]

What kind of questions can an astrologer answer (or predict the results) correctly? What are the different types of astrology? Do all of them give accurate results? Which among them is mostly used ...
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Is life predefined to some extent... what will happen in our life in future? [duplicate]

All Vedic astrology proves that, after many predictions of life.....if its true how will be focus on something, which we desire in our life, when its fixed we may not achieve that. Many times in ...
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What can one see of the future by realizing the Supreme?

Since some events in our lives are pre-determined and some are not (from here), if one gets knowledge of supreme and he's able to see the future, would he see only some things (pre-determined) that ...
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What is Prarabdha? [duplicate]

What is Prarabdha? Who defines our Prarabdha? Is our Prarabdha pre-defined? Are we doing our Karmas based on our Prarabdha? Are we accumulating our Prarabdha based on our positive or negative ...
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Karma-Stimulus Paradox

Consider a thought experiment :- I have an enemy. He wants to shoot me. Case A: If I receive the bullet on my body, then the most general explanation given by Hinduism is that I had a bad karma (प्रा...
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Is everything fixed and I (as a limited individual) am not the doer in spite of Heisenberg's uncertainty? [duplicate]

Is everything fixed in spite of Heisenberg's uncertainty and the so called 'doer-ship of limited individuals'? Is there free-will or is life just a movie that we are forced to watch?
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It is said that what happens in the present or future are all governed by God [duplicate]

If it is true that all the things are governed by gods. Does that mean that we don't have previledge to become what we want to be. Or even how we live our life? If these things are pre defined, like ...
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What are the hindu views about destiny, and karma [duplicate]

I am wondering about the idea of 'destiny', if such a concept exists within hinduism, and how then one can accept the idea of karma and reincarnation based on karma, when desinty implies your life is ...
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Are all the things people do already declared by Brahma Bhagwan [duplicate]

So my question is that some people says that everything you do is written in your hastharekha by Brahma. So if everything we do is written by Brahma Bhagwan then why there is Swarga and Naraka? I ...
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Is it true that whatever happens to us is due to karma and karma only? [duplicate]

Whatever good or bad happens to us is due to our own karma only, Or there is a another think in play ?
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“Everything is predetermined” - Ramana Maharishi. Can someone please provide an explanation or sources which delve into this further? [duplicate]

Below is from one of the talks with Ramana Maharishi Day by Day with Bhagavan”, Pg 78, (on 4.1.46, afternoon)] “With reference to Bhagavan’s answer [above] to Mrs. Desai’s question on the evening ...
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Love, fate and marriages [duplicate]

Is there something like we get to marry the person that God has pre written for us in our fate? Because i have seen so many love stories which dating happens for years, they will be so in love but in ...
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Papa karma and rebirth [duplicate]

If person breaks legs of animals Whether he has to spend this karma in animal birth or he can spend in human birth also?

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