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Atma or Atman means our soul (Jivatma) or the supreme soul (Paramatma)

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How/Why did the omnipotent soul get stuck in the body? [duplicate]

The Atma/soul is be believed to be infinite, opmipotent, omnipresent, pure, divine and perfect. How/Why (in the first place) did it get stuck in the finite body and forgot its reality?
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Moksha for the Soul of Brahma

The life of Brahma is 100 years of Brahma. More information on Hindu Cosmology We are in 51st year of the current Brahma's Life Year. I also know that after Brahma dies, Brahma (the soul in that ...
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What will happen if all souls inhabiting Earth attain Moksha?

What will happen if all souls inhabiting Earth attain Moksha? Would new souls be created? They also say that only a human is capable of attaining Moksha (in extremely rare cases, animals too). In ...
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Is it true that moksha state is of infinite time? [duplicate]

Unlike most other religions hinduism says that hell and heaven are temporary and moksha is the ultimate state. My doubt is if someone reach moksha state, is it of infinite time? During hell or ...
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Soul (Atma) of Arjuna

It is said that Nara-Narayana sages were born as Arjuna and Krishna respectively. But at the same time Arjuna is biological son of Indra. Also it is said that Draupadi is incarnation of wives of ...
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Number of Jivatmas according to Vishishtadvaita

According to Advaita, the individual self (Atman) is nothing but Brahman (only one). But due to avidya/maya there are many individual selves (Atmas) appearing. Now, According to Vishsishtadvaita, ...
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Soul, rebirth, humans and animals

For human the soul is child of supreme soul. Soul takes birth and leave the body until it gets MOKHSA. But what about animal's soul, will they always take birth as animal and who is supreme or manager ...
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Soul Creation For The First Time [duplicate]

When the souls are created by GOD for the first time, are they neutral souls since they have not had any good or bad deeds to give them a birth of a animal or an insect vs giving them birth as a good ...
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Souls and Population

I read somewhere that souls are never created nor destroyed. How is that possible? If souls are never created nor destroyed , how did all of us come into existence and how is the population of the ...
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What is a soul? Does it exist in all living things?

What is a soul? Does it exist in all living things? If yes, then what is difference between; Souls of two human beings Souls of a human being and another living thing
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What scripture says “the soul is neither God nor man”?

The Rahasyatraya Sara is a work by the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan, concerning the meaning of the Rahasya Traya or three secrets of the Sri Vaishnava sect (of which I'm a member). (One of ...
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Life after death

My question is related to this , As a Hindu I also believe in life after death and rebirth. My question is where will be our soul in between death and rebirth. Does it stay with the last life? I am ...
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How can anyone punished after death

I am asking this question because after death how can be yama punished the soul. Because no fire can burn the soul , and no water can wet the soul. So how can the yama punished the soul after death . ...
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Is anyone watching us?

Is there any eye who is watching us continuously and keeping record of our what we did? I want to know about any written thing in Vedas and any story about this.
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Where does a Soul attach to the Body?

A human is identified in terms of 3 bodies, 3 States and 5 Koshas or Sheaths. The Atman or soul is covered by three bodies, which are: Karana sharira (Causal body), Sukshma sarira (Subtle body) ...
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What is difference between Aatma, Jeevatma and Paramatma?

Jivatma – Soul Atma– Self Paramatma - God Jivatma is the individual, and Atma and Paramatma are Universal. What is difference between Aatma, Jeevatma and Paramatma?
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Is it possible to separate Soul from the body through Yoga

I have heard that through Yoga a person can achieve inner peace and happiness. I know that It requires lots of practice to take actual benefits from yoga. I have also heard from plenty of sources (...
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Why does the soul fall prey to maya, when it resides in the body?

I myself am an admirer of the Bhagavad Gita, and am a strong believer of its teachings. There is something, however, that still raises a question in my mind, that I cannot answer fully. I however ...
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Does Karma (going from a higher life-form to a lower one) only apply to humans?

As most of you might know that in Hinduism, it is believed that you and every other living thing consist of two things one is "a soul" which is indestructible, true and reality. No harm can be done to ...
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Are there references to Out of Body experiences in Hinduism or its texts in detail?

It is known from research/work of several organizations in the world, one in ten people have at least had one Out-of-body experience (OBE). OBE by Wikipedia definition is: An out-of-body ...
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In which month of pregnancy a soul enters in to a new body(foetus)?

When I was going through this question and this question came across that, after the death of a body, the soul has three choices that is heaven, hell and moksha. It is said that if soul/atma left the ...
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How can a soul enjoy or suffer when it is not harmed by anything?

When a soul can not affect by sadness or happiness then how after death it will feels pleasure or sorrow in heaven or hell. In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna said: Chapter-2 Verse 23 नैनं छि...
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Yaa Devii Sarva-Bhutessu Nidraa-Ruupenna Samsthitaa

Thoughts are continuously created by us in Manomay kosa at Awaking state(state of consciousness). There are no thoughts while sleeping. What does it mean? Then who goes for sleep? Is our Body (...
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Does re-birth take place immediately after death according to Hinduism?

I would like to know if re-birth take place immediately after the death according to Hinduism? Some people say, if the man has done some good karma, he will be gone to heaven and then enjoy the ...
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Are new souls created? [duplicate]

According to Hinduism, Reincarnation (Rebirth) does occur, but it is somewhat related to Karma. Also, I felt that Human is ultimate species in Hinduism, so now the question arises that does god create ...
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What is the life cycle of a soul (atma) in Hinduism?

I am confused about the life cycle in Hinduism. What is the starting point of a soul? Yes, a soul exchanges bodies, but when does a soul take birth and how will fate be written to it (as it has no ...
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Reincarnation and past life ambitions and emotions

What does Hindu scriptures say about soul (atman) and it's innate characteristics? Can a jivatma have ambitions/emotions/fear/love ? How will these characteristics be reflected in his incarnations? ...
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How to understand the dead person's future based on the life energy left through nava randhra marg?

I heard, for a person based on his karma leaves the physical body through one of the nava randhra marg. It is said that if life energy/atma left the body through bramha randra then the person may ...
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Will the atma get moksha if a person dies unnaturally?

Will the atma get moksha if a person dies in unnatural ways such as suicide, murder, etc?
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Conflict between Bhagwad Gita & Garuda Puran regarding the Atma/Soul

In Bhagwad gita, Lord Shri Krishna said that Our soul/spirit is so small even smallar then the size of an atom. We cannot see, harm, or kill it and it is immortal. But Garuda Purana explains ...
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In Hinduism, what does “immortal” mean? Is there a limit on an immortal's lifespan?

I would like to clarify that this question is not about immortals, or about how to become an immortal. It is about the word immortal in Hinduism. We have a very brief idea, that an immortal is only a ...
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Is human the ultimate species according to Hinduism?

Is human the ultimate species according to Hinduism? This is somewhat related to karma, hence is it considered ultimate to be reborn as a human? An individual can be reborn as any species based on ...
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When and how the atmas were created? [duplicate]

When and how the atmas were created? Which sacred text explain it?
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What are the main arguments in favor of the Ātman view over the Anātman view?

The main difference (I know) between Hinduism and Buddhism is that the first defends Ātman theory whereas the second defends Anātman theory. Shankara is known for having debated (and won) with ...
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How can we know that an Aatma got Moksha?

As per Adwaitha - Siddhantha, after a person's death, Aatma will merge with supreme one, called Paramathma. My question is, how can we know that an Aatma got Moksha? Is there any way to identify it?
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Body is un-real and only atma is real in Hinduism?

Almost all concepts in non-dualism(advaita-siddhanta), it is believed that Human body is unreal or "maya" and only atma is real. Their claim is that without atma body is nothing. In my personal ...
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Are the Rakshasas (demons) eternal?

God (Paratma) in Hinduism is beyond the realm of time, as a result of which He is eternal. According to the Hindu philosophy, each living creature possesses a soul (inner core of consciousness) which ...
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What happens after death?

Does a human being have a soul after death? What will happen after death according to Hinduism?
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Can a single jiva which is whole and indivisible be cut and become many?

Is there a single jiva (life) associated with a single body or is it that many jivas are associated with a single body? Hinduism tells us that there is only one jiva to each body. If that really is ...

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