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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 is the difference between jeevatma and kaarana sareera

What is the difference between jeevatma and kaarana sareera (causal body)?
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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?