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What is difference between Kshetrajna, and Atman.?

This doubt is from a shloka of Mahabharata. Is Kshetrajna same as Linga Sharira.?
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Various tattvas and how to enhance them?

As per astrology , a human body has five tattvas - Agni,vayu,Prithvi,Akash,and jal. How can each of these be enhanced in everyone’s body through physical practice and what are the effects that are ...
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Are bodies of Devtas and Gods also made of Panch-Tatva?

Are bodies of devtas (eg- Indra, Vayu etc)and Gods (Vishnu, Shiva etc) also made of Panch Tatva like that of humans ?
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On which days of week hairs and nails should not be cut [duplicate]

On which days of week hairs and nails should not be cut ? On Which days of week cutting of hairs should be avoided.
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Brahm sutra number for pashvādabhis cha vīśekā

I am trying to identify the brahmsutra chapter and verse number for this verse pashvādabhis cha vīśekā पश्वादभिस च विशेका I came across this sloka in a lecture so might not have converted into text ...
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What does Hinduism say about having multiple birthmarks on a body?

I have seen or heard people talk about their birthmarks and noticed that they only have one..but not in my case; I have a total of six birthmarks on my body...one of the birthmarks is on my back and ...
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Are there any instances in scriptures where a human reached other lokas beyond Swarga with their physical bodies?

In Hinduism, there are several lokas, such as Satya (Brahma), Tapa, Jana, Mahar, Svar (Svarga), Bhuvar, Bhu, Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala, Rasatala, and Patala. It is known that human ...
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Scriptural references and significance of the Lotus symbol on the thumb

In studying Samudrika Shastra, an important part of Hindu scriptures, I've learned that certain signs or symbols on the body bear significant importance. A recurring symbol I've come across in various ...
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Exact location of Agya chakra

Generally, everyone says the location of Agya chakra is between the eyebrows at the forehead. Is agya chakra really located at the forehead or is it located inside the forehead? Let's take the ...
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What is the story behind the thousand eyes of Vayu?

Rig Veda 1.23.3 says: इ॒न्द्र॒वा॒यू म॑नो॒जुवा॒ विप्रा॑ हवन्त ऊ॒तये॑ । स॒ह॒स्रा॒क्षा धि॒यस्पती॑ ॥ “The wise invoke, for their preservation, Indra and Vāyu, who are swift as thought, have a thousand ...
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What is Indra's appearance within the Rig-Veda?

How is Indra's appearance described within the Rig-Veda? (Only looking for answers from the Rig Veda, not any other Vedas)
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What was the body of Kama made of?

Kāmadeva is perhaps the only deva who was resurrected from the dead. Generally, resurrection of the dead occurs in the same body. But in the case of Kāmadeva, his original body was burnt down by ...
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Is Sookshma Sharira really made of Prakriti's 5 subtle elements or Tanmatras?

I posted a similar question here before but didn't recieve any answer. So i'll just post this again. In which holy text is there mention of sookshma sharira being a product of Prakriti's Tanmatras? ...
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Why is Mariamman sometimes depicted as having red skin?

Mariamman is a fertility goddess primarily worshipped in Southern India. My family in Coimbatore lives near one of her temples, and the last time I visited, I noticed that they'd changed the Murti. ...
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Are there any other deities similar to Ardhanarishvara?

Ardhanarishvara is a form of Shiva/Parvati who is (simply put) physically half-man and half-woman. Are there any other similar deities? (Not mortals.) (Doesn't necessarily have to be a synthesis of ...
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How does the jiva or soul control the body?

Are there any scriptures about this? For instance, how would a jiva move the arm of the body, or walk?
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Besides Chhinnamasta and Ketu, are there any other headless figures?

Chhinnamasta is one goddess who is depicted as headless. Some forms of Ketu also show him without a head. Are there any other deities or other figures in Hinduism who have no head? If there are, what ...
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Do any of the other classes of beings lack gross bodies?

I heard on this site that the Devas lack gross bodies, and only have causal and subtle bodies. If this is true, does this mean that some other classes of beings, for example, Asuras, lack them as well?...
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Do non-human animals have all five koshas?

Do non-human animals have all of the five koshas? What about plants?
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Did Krishna became old while dying?

Was Krishna young when he was dying ? Or Was he old ? I mean not necessarily by his age but by his appearance. Was Krishna Ajara ?
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Are the Sun, the Moon, and the planets the bodies of the Gods associated with them?

For example, is the Sun, the white sphere that we see in the sky, is it the body, or at least a body, of the Sun God, Surya? And is this true of the Moon and the other planets, those being the bodies ...
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Are subtle bodies colorless and shapeless?

Would I be correct if I were to say that subtle bodies are colorless and shapeless, unlike fleshy bodies?
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Who is it that is looking for Brahmgyan?

My long quest for the Brahma gyan or moksha has led me to a lot of reading, research and meditation and today a question just popped in my mind that seems to be absolutely essential for me to get ...
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Which verses of Brahma Sutras state that devas do not have gross bodies? [duplicate]

I have heard it claimed on this site that the Brahma Sutras state that the devas have only causal and subtle bodies, and do not have gross bodies. What are the specific verses stating this?
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What is the astral universe mentioned here that is different from the universe in conscious dream?

The universe which we experience with the physical body is the physical universe. The universe experienced by the subtle body is a dream universe (say). The book I am reading mentioned another ...
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If devas do not have gross bodies, does that mean they do not experience material sensations?

If it is true that devas do not have gross bodies but only causal and subtle bodies, does that mean that they do not experience material sensations or desires? Are there any assertions in scripture or ...
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Who or what creates the subtle bodies?

Our true nature is no doubt Brahman or Atman but what makes this Brahman/Atman create all the etherial subtle bodies? If desire is the root cause for the formation of physical bodies (reincarnation), ...
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Which scripture or scholar states that devas have no gross body?

I often hear it stated here that devas only have causal bodies and subtle bodies, and do not have a gross body. Where does this idea originate? Which scripture or scholar says this?
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Hindu Texts Knowledge Of Things You Can Tell About A Person’s Future & Personality By Their Foot & Face & Body Type

I understand fate of universe clearly written in planets stars position, for trained Indian people who can actually read that properly from being educated in that stuffs. Also that fate of a person is ...
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Why did Ramunajacharya say that Devas were corporeal?

According to Ramanuja: Pragâpati with fuel in their hands, staying with him as pupils for thirty-two years, &c. (Kh. Up. VIII, 7 ff.), clearly shows that the devas possess bodies and sense-organs....
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Does Vedanta believe that the intellect is material?

I read someone say that the Vedantins believe that the intellect is material. Is this true? I really hope that this isn't true, because the intellect is obviously immaterial. Because the intellect ...
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Have any scholars believed that devas are incorporeal and bodiless?

I have come to believe that the devas are immaterial and not free from bodily restrictions. Were there any theologians throughout history who believed that devas are immaterial? I believe that devas ...
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What is the concept of mind/intellect and body in Nyaya philosophy?

How did Nyaya theologians think about the mind and intellect in their philosophy? What is the relation between self, intellect, and body in their philosophy?
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Do Devas normally have a physical location?

Devas have bodies that are made of a matter very different from the matter of our experience. Do devas normally have a physical location, under typical circumstances? Please source your answers from ...
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Can two devas occupy the same space?

Can two or more devas occupy the same space? Another question: Can a deva be in two or more places at once? Cite theologians please.
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Do devas have physical bodies?

Do devas have bodies? Or are they purely spiritual beings? If they do have bodies, what type of matter is it made out of? If they don’t have bodies, then do they have physical location? Do they have ...
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Are subtle and causal bodies inseparable?

There are three bodies for every living being including human: stula (physical), sushma (subtle) and causal (karana). It is evident that physical body can be separated from reamining two. Subtle and ...
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Do chakras belong to the physical body or subtlebody?

There are three bodies for a human: physical, subtle, causal. There are seven chakras: Muladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Ajna, Vishuddha, Sahastra. Till now, I believe that chakras do belong ...
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In hindusim what forces control the body/mind?

For example, Is a person walking just an illusion and it is God moving the person who thinks they are in control, or is the person actually exerting true free will, or is it an interplay of "...
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Does subtle body goes into the next birth? [duplicate]

I'm studying Yoga from an Acharya and he taught us that its the causal body which is resposible for getting the next birth. But I also heard somewhere else that its the subtle body which leaves the ...
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To which body the "prana" belongs to?

Every existing living being has at least three bodies: physical, subtle, and causal. physical organs are related to physical. Manas, buddhi, etc., are related to subtle, and impressions are related to ...
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Is there any person who experienced the subtle body temporarily leaving body due to vichara?

There are several stories in which I heard people experiencing their subtle body leaving their physical body for some time and coming back into it. One of them is HH Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati. He ...
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Does a Jeevatman have any gender?

As discussed in this question - Does a soul have any gender? : No. All souls that enter the human body are not male because the soul (or the Self) doesn't have any gender. However, most people ...
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Do gods have 12 impurities (aśhuddhis)?

Human body is said to have 12 impurities, as discussed in this QnA. What about gods? As discussed in one of the answer in this QnA, God created the humans in his image. So, do gods also possess these ...
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Are there any verses containing prescriptions or advisements to build up muscular strength?

As in instructions to maintain bodily strength, to be able to fight, overall just emphasizing physical strength?
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Non-decaying property of Yogi body after death

It is well-known that the body of Paramahamsa Yogananda, after his death, did not decay like any other dead body. And we can read it from here. Are there any other instances from either history or ...
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Do sensory organs have their own consciousness?

Bhishma in conversation with Yudhishthira told the following words No act done with the aid of the five organs of sensual perception, is ever lost. The five sensual organs and the immortal soul which ...
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Why is cracking knuckles bad from the POV of Hinduism?

Our elders have always advised us to not crack knuckles of our fingers or elsewhere intentionally. What is the significance behind this?
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How to keep Pancha Kosha in Good state possible?

Are there any exercise, or anything to do, So I can keep Pancha Kosha in Good state possible.. Like Im guessing that for a Good Annamaya Kosha - Asana, Good food Diet.. Pranamaya Kosha - ...
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Does the brahman have the prakrutik body just like human beings have?

Does the brahman has ears, eyes, legs and hands? If so, what are the sources which specify about the body structure for brahman? What do Dvaita, Advaita and Vishishadvaita say about it?
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