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What is the purpose of life? Is it all about being happy or being useful to others? [duplicate]

I mean come on, we are born and we die. So what is the purpose of life?
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where is free will located?Is it located in ahamkara or mind?

Where is free will located.It is located in ahamkara or mind or ahamkara has a special capacity(freewill) When it takes birth as human.
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Using hypnotism as a mean to access past or future lives?

In the books 'Same Soul Many Bodies' and 'Many Masters Many Lives' by Brian L Weiss there are many cases where he used hypnotism as a tool to either regress or progress the patients past/future lives ...
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Is liberation possible only through a human birth?

In the Gita we see that even after the attainment of any loka one has to come back (as a human being) - Aabrahma bhuvanallokaah (8.16) and Ksheene punye martya lokam vishanti (9.21). It seems ...
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is there any relation between Sperm and Human Soul? [duplicate]

is there any relation between human birth,soul and sperm? If there is no relation when Soul enters in human body during pregnancy?
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How is being born on Nag Panchami beneficial?

I was born on Nag Panchami. Being a Narcissist, I wanted to know the advantages one gets if born in Nag Panchami. What do the scriptures or astrology maintain on this?
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Does the pumsavana seemanta ritual pray for a male child?

I think this ritual is performed both in the north and south. The Brahminical Pumsavana has been blended with basically a baby shower. I have heard that the ritual prays for a male child and also ...
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What are the other ways of giving birth to children (or full-fledged adults) in Hindu scriptures?

We have the famous children of Kunti that were born to Kunti and gods. In fact it is hard to think of famous Hindu religious figures in ancient times that were born through normal means. Apart from ...
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Do birth marks signify anything?

I understand that it may sound little absurd but I have noticed that some people have birth marks and some have none, some birth marks are pretty prominent ones. My question: Do birth marks tell ...
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Every decision is the decision of the soul before birth?

Is it correct to say that it is the soul that takes the decision as to: where to be born? when to be born? which body to select? for how long to stay? what exactly it needs to learn in that birth? ...
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Secret behind great personalities' birth stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata? Are there any signs of them in Kaliyuga? [duplicate]

In Ramayana and Mahabharata few well known characters are not born from Womb. Most of all unusual births. Few Examples Here: Lord Rama and his 3 brothers (born after eating Dessert) Karna and ...
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Hindu astrology and the timing of birth

The Skeptic's Dictionary while arguing that astrology is nothing more than a superstition brings up some interesting questions: Astrologers emphasize the importance of the positions of the Sun, ...
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Do our sins really burn away if we're reborn as animals or trees (i.e., other than human)?

I have heard that we can not earn any merit or demerit in any birth other than the human birth. So my question is, do our sins (demerits) burn away in animal or tree birth? E.g., a dog born in dirty ...
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What ensures a human birth in the next life?

What is the minimum merit that needs to be acquired by a human being to ensure he gets a human birth in his next life ? Any stories/incidents in Puranas etc..that point to this ?
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Difficulties one undergo when he is in pretha janma dosha

What sort of form does a person attain when in pretha janma dosha? What sort of actions he will do to his family? How does he look like and will he cause difficulties to his family? On the contrary ...
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Hindu Belief on Conception

I thought according to Hinduism, it is proper for woman to conceive at night. If she conceives at daytime, the children are weak and short-lived. I read it on a website that has explicit paintings, ...
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Why was Lord Rama born on the 9th tithi and Lord krishna on the 8th tithi?

Is there any relation between each choosing those 2 dates. Thanks. Any help is appreciated.
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In which Yuga was Tarakasur born?

In which Yuga was Tarakasur born? Was he born in Satya Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, Tetra Yuga and which Maha Yuga of which Manavtar?
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Can animals attain moksha?

Can animals attain Moksha or do that have to take human birth to attain Moksha ? There is this story of Gajendra Moksha where an elephant gets Moksha. Is it just a special case or is it possible by ...