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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 Aurveda?

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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What are three Sharira and their relation to five Kosha?

I heard three Sharira mentioned in some texts viz. स्थूल शरिर (Sthula Sharira) सूक्ष्म शरिर (Sukshma Sharira) कारन शरिर (Karan Sharira) Let me ask some questions about them. What are these three ...
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Aspects of Jyotisha - Medical astrology

How is Jyotisha used to predict the level of health of a person? How are Rashis, Bhavas, Grahas etc. correlated with a person's physical well-being? Also, how is Jyotisha related to Ayurveda?
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What is the function of brain according to Hinduism? [closed]

I want to know what the function of brain is. I'm talking about the physical organ brain not the mind. What do the sacred texts say about the brain?