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Views of Hinduism on self pleasure? [duplicate]

What does the Holy book say (if there's any mention) about Masturbation, is it considered a sin? Please provide a source if possible.
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What does Hinduism say about female masturbation? [duplicate]

Women in past were generally thought of as inferior to men, and thus there were a lot of things that women were restricted from practicing (and often punished if found guilty for practicing the same) ...
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Is masturbation adharma? Doesnt it form a part of purushartha (kama)? [duplicate]

It is against principles of Brahmacharya. But is it against dharma?
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Is masturbation itself a sin or are the lustful thoughts associated with masturbating? [duplicate]

Please provide direct quotes from texts please. EDIT: I don't think this question is the same as another one in this forum because that question doesn't separate masturbation from lustful thoughts, ...
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What is Hinduism's view on porn?

What is Hinduism's view on porn? Please include verses to back it up. If there are no verses than what are the opinions of general public or people known in the research area? https://en.wikipedia....
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Vedas and Vedic dharma on homosexuality

This link describes that the Vedas have no problem with homosexuality: In contemporary India LGBT people face discrimination and marginalization. This results from cultural attitudes imposed by the ...
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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. Do we consider the use of abusive words as "Vaani Hinsa"? Is there any punishment for this and also does it affect our deeds (karma)? And also ...
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What is the importance of Brahmacharya (Celibacy) in Hinduism?

Many saints and yogis practice Brahmacharya(Celibacy) for whole life. What are the benefits of Brahmacharya and how important is this practice according to Sanathana Dharma? What are the rules to be ...
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Do scriptures classify nightfall as sin?

Ejaculation during sleep happens without explicit masturbation. According to Hinduism, masturbation is a sin. But does Hinduism classify ejaculation during sleep as a sin?
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How can a man completely get relieved of curses and sins?

How can a man completely get relieved of curses and sins he committed during his earthly life? Please quote from Hindu scriptures instead of vague answers.
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Is Kamasutra a Hindu religious text?

The Wikipedia entry on Kamasutra does say it is a Hindu religious text, but as Wikipedia cites two references both of which are not of Indian origin, and then there is another reference which says : ...
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How should brahmcharya be interpreted nowadays according to the vedas?

According to the vedas a man who is from the age till 25 should be a brahmachari. The preservation or semen or ''virya'', will then transform into ojas, nourishing the brain and he will reap numerous ...
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The case of Infertility and Dharma

As per the Baudhayana Dharmasutra (BD)  A man who ejaculates his semen in any place other than the vagina becomes equal to a thief and to a murderer of a Brahmin. [BD 3.7] AND also The Gautama ...
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Is there any instance of masturbation mentioned in Hindu Itihasa or Purana?

I am not asking about whether masturbation is right or wrong. Also, it is not about what Dharmashastras say about masturbation. I want to know whether instances of masturbation is mentioned in Itihasa ...
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Adharniya Vega and Brahmacharya

According to Charaka Samhita(Lesson 1- Chapter 7) Sorry about not being able to paste in text format but as you see, While Brahmcharya prohibits all sexual desires, Charaka Samhita seems to ...