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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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Is it true that subtle body has all five senses?

Human body has five senses: hear, see, touch, smell and taste. It Is well known from Hindu scriptures that every human being has a subtle body. Does the subtle body has all the five senses?
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Are our actions outcome of mind & body or of soul?

I would like to understand this thing from our scriptures point of view: Are our actions outcome of our mind & body or of soul (Atma)? Please do cite authentic references with your answers.
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Deities associated with various organs in Human body?

I need a scripture reference for Deities associated with various organs in Human body. This site gives information about it. Is it real or made up by website author? Is there any Verse which gives ...
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Why, when and how did the Atman acquire body consciousness?

I know Atman is self aware but I don't know why that Atman lost his self awareness that he is unlimited and beginning-less and instead acquiring limited body awareness. Even though I am a Muslim, ...
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Is Atma affected by karma?

Ok first I am a Muslim and I don't get why God creates poor people and rich people, and why that kind of inequality needs to exist. That is why I am here, I know that I am not the body "I am I". I ...
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Which body can become smallest of the small after attaining anima siddi?

Anima is one of the eight siddhis and is generally defined as Aṇimā: reducing one's body to the size of an atom To which body, the anima siddhi occurs? I mean whether the physical body of the ...
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Physical exercise/activity importance in Hindu texts

Do any of the ancient Hindu/Indian texts mention the importance/unimportance of physical activity/exercise in one's life?
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How is punishment and enjoyment possible in hell and heaven without body?

How does a soul enjoy the fruits of his deeds in heaven without a mortal body???
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Do gods feel uncomfortable when they approach human bodies?

I heard from this video that gods does not like to stay near human bodies and they feel uncomfortable to stay with in or nearer to human bodies? Which slokhas of which vedic scripture tells this?
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Is dark skin considered beautiful in Hindu scriptures?

Many Indians today think that fair/white skin is beautiful while dark/black skin is ugly. Is dark skin considered beautiful in Hindu scriptures, and by extension, in ancient India before European ...
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Do Devas have sukshma sharira? [duplicate]

Do Devas have sukshma sharira? If they have then, does that mean that sukshma sharira also have mind, chitta, buddhi, akhamkara? Please explain.
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Does wearing a ring affect you?

What is the effect of wearing ring on our body? What are the external things one can wear for his progress- physically or spiritually?
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Do individual persons have corresponding mudras according to body Constitution?

Kapha body means earth + water.. So is there corresponding mudra for that person ie thumb joined with ring and little finger? And what will be the effect.. Will dosha get balanced?
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What does Sanatana Dharma say regarding shaving pubic and anus hair?

Some religions encourage, both men and women, to shave off their pubic hair and anus hair. What does Sanatana Dharma say to its followers about this?
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What exactly is dehi according to advaita and vaishnava school?

People of Advaita sect believe that Atman never remains locked or trapped IN the body. The same thing has been said by many hindoos in quora as well. (They are followers of advaita). If what the ...
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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 to understand the concept of bodily diseases through Vedanta?

I want to know the proper way to understand and deal with bodily diseases such as alcoholism as viewed thru Vedanta. For example, if someone is part of a rehab group, they are expected to admit to ...
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Is Astral projection evil?

Can anyone advise if in any scripture it is mentioned that Astral projection is evil?
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What is meant by hridaya or heart?

Prabhupada in his Gita commentaries mentions the phrase "cave of the heart", where he says dwells the atomic soul. Even Ramana Maharshi said, that the godly atom of the Self is to be found in the ...
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What kind of body do ghosts have?

Did the ancient rishis comment anything about the kind of body ghosts have? And please don't say that ghosts do not have any bodies. People from all over the world have reported seeing their dead ...
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How is bodily complexion determined from the horoscope of the native?

I was reading in an Astrology related magazine, that it is determined from the exalted planets. So, we need to check which planet is exalted in the chart and the complexion is determined from the ...
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What are the 16 impurities (ashuddhi) in a human body?

I came across in Lord Shiva context, where Narada muni told Mata Parvati to get rid of 16 toxicities and purify yourself, can somebody please throw light upon this concept? Source: Devon Ke Dev ...
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Does each of us have a causal body within us? [duplicate]

Causal Body is ignorance as per Advaita. Here's an article i came across that was posted on an advaita website. Here's the link- Article no. 1. There it's mentioned that causal body does not reside ...
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In the Gita, the Lord said the soul does nothing. Then who does?

Krishna says in Gita that all the activities are done by the body and the soul does nothing. I find this statement hard to believe. We all know that without the soul, the body is nothing but a corpse. ...
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What types of [non-intimate] friendly touches are allowed with other women?

As per scriptures, is it allowed for men to touch either married or unmarried women, not from own family, with or without her permission? The touch I used here refers to handshakes, keeping hands on ...
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Are different parts of the human body considered more/less auspicious?

I can understand squeamishness about organs of excretion - but are feet less auspicious? Didn't Krishna wash Sudama's feet?
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Reference of Pancha Bhoota inside human Body according to Hindu Scriptures

Pancha Bhoota basically means five great elements. They are Prithvi (Earth) Varuna/Jal (Water) Agni (Fire) Vayu (Air) Akash (Sky) It is said that Human Body is made of these Pancha bhootas. Many ...
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Which is responsible behind worldly relation?

Which makes relationship (like mother-son or husband-wife)? The body or the Atma? Is there any role of Paramatman in this regard ?
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What are views on Laughter, as per Scriptures?

There is a story as to How blinking of eyes came into existence. The story is of a King Nimi, father of King Janaka, Sita's father. The story is mentioned in- Devi Puraanam- Chapter 15, Book 6 ...
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Is Sambhoga (sex) the need of the body or soul as per Vedas?

I am not sure if there is an explanation to this question in Vedas or not but it came to my mind because we have often heard about 'KaamDeva' in mythological stories and what was expected of him when ...
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Is Atma the same as the body?

What logical arguments do our scriptures advance to show that Atma is not something material like the body? How do the six astika schools of Hindu Philosophy(Mimamsa, Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika ...
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What does Hindu scripture say about the need for clothing?

In most societies, clothing is a requirement to cover the private parts. But Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in Future of Feminine said that Our Body parts are Not Secret it is just that we learnt How to ...
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Is it allowed to preserve a body in a temple's premises?

Ramanujacharya's body is preserved in Sri Rangam temple by mummification. Is it allowed as per agama or other shastra to bury/preserve a body inside a temple premises?
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What is the difference between jeevatma and kaarana sareera

What is the difference between jeevatma and kaarana sareera (causal body)?
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How our body parts are classified as Vata, Pitta and Kapha Dosha in Ayurveda?

I am interested in knowing the science behind the classification because Ayurveda is based upon this foundation. Even Astrology is also based upon these doshas.
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Where is the Manipura Chakra located?

I read in different sources about different locations of the manipura chakra. Two finger-width under the navel, secondly the navel and thirdly the solar plexus with is two or three finger width above ...
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