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How Do Advaitins interpret Scriptural statements where the Impersonal aspect of Brahman is Subordinated to the Personal?

In the Scripture texts, One can at times Comes Across Verses Where The Formless Nirguna Brahman is subordinated to the Personal Form of Lord Krishna, where the personal form is either stated as the ...
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What happends after you shed the last of your casual karma?At this stage do you merge with God?

After shedding the last residual of your casual karma. You merge with god, does this mean you literally become God or do you still retain individuality ? If you do retain individuality, what does it ...
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The relationship between Brahmin and Ishvara in Advaita Vedanta?

From what I have seen Nirguna Brahman seems more like a concept that is attainable bliss. Compared to Sanguna Brahman a deified persona of Nirguna. However, Advaitans also accept Ishvara as a supreme ...
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Can there be any avatar(s) of God apart from those mentioned in the scriptures

Can there be any avatar of God apart from those mentioned in the scriptures as Sri Krishna said that whenever there is a decline of Dharma he takes birth and also that there are infinite avatars. Pls ...
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Why Sri RamKrishna Paramhansa cut / attack Maa Kali with sword according to both dvaita and advaita perspective

Why did Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa cut Maa Kali on the order of Sadhu Totapuri even though Sri RamKrishna Paramhansa considered both Dvaita and advaita and saguna and nirguna as same and he even said ...
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As per Upanishads, do people who attain Brahman also acquire its properties like omniscience and omnipotence?

I was reading S. Radhakrishnan's Indian Philosophy, and there, in the chapter 'Philosophy of Upanishads' he says that when a person attains Brahman, that is, it merges with Brahman, that person then ...
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Could anyone debunk these theories stating why hinduism is false?

So i’ve recently come across these videos stating reasons hinduism is false and i am not sure how these can be refuted , i was wondering is someone could help me and go through each point thoroughly ...
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Did any Hindu philosophers/mystics ever explain if there were any benefits to going to a temple in order to worship and connect to Brahman?

According to this website, it is stated: Visiting a Temple plays a crucial role in the Hindu belief system. It is a way of improving our concentration and connection with the Divine figure However, ...
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How come a completely different object seperate from the nature of it's mother will be born?

If everything is of brahman, then how come there are good and bad people? If Ram and Ravan both are different forms of a brahman, then how come one is good and another is bad? I dont accept that its ...
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Who was Brahma before the Brahma we have now? Who will be the next Brahma(Hanuman ji?)

Brahma is a post and not a person. So who was the Braham earlier and will Hanuman ji be the next Brahma? After how long would he be the next Brahma?
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Did all Brahmin ancestors come through Kashmir , Gandhara or North West?

There are documents mentioning the migrations of the Brahmins. Does this mean all Brahmins came from the North? What about GSB saraswats? Are Gurjaras pancha dravida or pancha gauda?
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Difference between Atman, Chetna and Chaitanya?

In my understanding of the scriptures, it's mentioned that Atman, a small part of Brahman, resides within every living entity, giving rise to Chetna, which we can equate with consciousness. So, is it ...
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Why and how do Advaitans reconcile that one's true nature is Atman/Brahman alone?

While I understand that Upanishads try to reconcile and prove logically that Atman is the true witness, why can't it be that Subtle body alone is our true nature ? Where and when was this subtle body ...
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Is experience of Self/Atma not a mystical experience as per Traditional Advaita Vedanta? If so how can it be experienced?

Padmapāda, in his commentary upon Sankara’s introduction to the Brahmasūtras, explains that there are two factors involved in the very notion of ‘I’: there is the ‘not this’ (anidam amid) aspect which ...
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How does a Jnani forbearer various unpleasant events from perspective of Atman?

Swami Sarvapriyananda while quoting Gita 2.14, 2.55-57, writes , "Events which would make most ordinary men miserable, leave him unshaken, for he sees the same infinite Atman shining through (or, ...
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interpreting "nirguna" as "no inauspicious qualities"

I believe Ramanuja reconciles Nirguna Brahman with a personal God by interpreting "nirguna" as "no bad qualities." or "no inauspicious qualities". But do we know what is ...
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Does the inability of words to describe Brahman (Taittriya Upanishad) apply only to Sanskrit words?

This is a famous passage in the Taittriya Upanishad: https://www.esamskriti.com/e/Spirituality/Upanishads-Commentary/Taittiriya-Upanishad~-Petal-8-2.aspx yato vacho nivartante . aprapya manasa saha . ...
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How does Advaitic realization of Brahman help improve concentration,overcome anxiety,depression,stress, jealousy, helplessness, guilt and sufferings?

How does Advaitic realization of the world as the appearance in consciousness help in manifesting divine qualities and tackling above challenges? People might desire some or other unfulfilled things ...
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What are the correct translations for these Marathi spiritual sentences

Anyone who speak Marathi here? Which one is the correct translation of these Marathi sentences "निर्विकल्पापर्यंत विद्यानंद आहे. त्यापलीकडे वस्तू आहे,"? These Marathi sentences came from an ...
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How would a dualist respond to the following argument

How would a dualist respond to the following argument made by a nondualist? Brahman cannot be the knower of anything. To know and to understand involve time. There is a before and an after. The ...
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As per Advaita, is Shakti Brahman?

As we know that according to Advaita, Shiva and Vishnu are both Brahman. Is Shakti also a Brahman or is Maya (illusion) of Brahman?
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How does Adi Shankara refute the idea of dualism between Brahman and the Atman?

How does Adi Shankara refute the idea of the Atman and Brahman being separate? Does he use the Upanishads for proof or does he use logic/reasoning to prove the identity of the Atman and Brahman being ...
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How does Hinduism refute the idea that knowledge is impossible?

How does Hinduism refute epistemological skepticism? I am really inclined to know more about Hinduism, Brahman, etc. which interest me a lot however even if one feels or realizes what the Brahman is, ...
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In advaita, does the drop (atman) transmigrate?

In Advaita tradition, the word "soul" is rightly used by some advaitins to refer to the mortal jiva or sookshma sharira that transmigrates to heaven, hell, various lokas or other physical ...
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Who has the knowledge of Brahma-Gyaan?

Is it true that the complete knowledge of Brahma-Gyaan is known only by tridev and tridevis ?
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Where can I get true info about god?

They sing in songs that what you wish from God God fulfills it but when I see around the world doesn't send to work like that it means it's a false info, so where can I get true info about god and how ...
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Why do Vedas and Brahma Sutra start with अ?

Why do Vedas and Brahma Sutra start with अ? Is their any reason for that?
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If everything is Mithya as per Advaita, are Vedas Mithya too?

Advaita Vedanta says that everything is Mithya and Brahman is the only truth. Are not the Vedas Mithya too? How can true knowledge be attained by Vedic statements?
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Are there any mentions of the phrase "Aham Brahamasmi" [duplicate]

it doesn't have to be exactly that, anything similar would be fine in either the Puranas or the Gita? If so, please provide.
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What are some verses in which "Aham Brahmasmi" is written? [duplicate]

Are there any mentions of the phrase "Aham Brahamasmi" (it doesn't have to be exactly that, anything similar would be fine) in either the Puranas or the Gita? If so, please provide.
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Is it true that the scriptural texts denying the attributes of Brahman are of greater authority than those affirming attributes?

I was reading Sampathkumaran's translation of Gita Bhashya by Sri Ramanuja. I found this written in the commentary of 2.13. I wonder if this is true.
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What is the meaning of "tat tvam asi"?

Does "tat tvam asi" refer to brahman who is sung about in the Vedas?
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Brahmā of Brahmā Sütrā

What is the name of the Brahman who has been depicted in the Brahma Sutras?
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Question only for Advaitists about advaita and absoluteness

I heard from a knowledgable advaita vedantist blogger that if everything were not brahman or 'that', then brahman would not be complete, whole, infinite, absolute or sarvam, purnam and anantam, and ...
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What beings are above the devas but below Bhagavan?

Which beings are more powerful and more exalted than the 33 devas, but not as exalted as Bhagavan? What are the types of beings in this category? One example of a being in this category would be ...
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What penances did Vishwamitra perform?

What penances of Vishwamitra alarmed even the Devatas that elevated him to the status of BrahmRishi?
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Are all deities mentioned to be limbs of Lord Shiva?

My interest is in a verse from Mahābhārata. Therein tis stated that, nārāyanasya cāngani sarvadaivāni bhārata "All deities are like limbs of Nārāyana for He is the embodiment of all Devas" ~ ...
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What or Who is a Brahman?

From the link https://vedicheritage.gov.in/brahmanas/ I seems to understand that the term Brahmana relates to knowledgeable information aka the vedas that described certain ways,processes,of ...
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How can Advaithans proove that Nirguna Brahman permanently exists?

Its said in some Upanishads that there is no consciousness after death. Yajnavalkya says in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 2.4.12 " The self comes out as a separate entity from these elements, and this ...
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Are there any references to Formless-Ishvara in scriptures or in Advaitic teachings?

Brahman is essentially Nirguna and Ishwara is Saguna Brahman via Maya. Whenever I come across the term Ishvara, an image of either Vishnu or Shiva pops up in my mind. But I've also heard that Ishvara ...
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Why do we signify particular aspect if parabrahman has all aspects?

Let us consider Ma Saraswathi for this question. The following are some of the sloka and names for the Saraswathi śaradiṃdu samākāre parabrahma svarūpiṇe vāsarā pīṭha nilaye sarasvatī namostute ॐ शिवा...
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What are the incidents from old scriptures in which Kshatriyas honored the Brahmins?

In Sanathan dharma, there are four varnas: Brahmin, Kshetriya, Vaishya, and Shudra. It is well known that, in general, Kshatriyas and other orders pay respect, and give honor to Brahmins due to their ...
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How to prove that Brahman is eternal using Tarka alone?

Was Adi Shankaracharya (or later Advaitists) able to logically prove (i.e., by using tarka) that Brahman is eternal? I would like to see the logical argument without using shabda pramana.
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How do advaitians interpret this verse from padma purana (Patal Khand 77.60) [v21]?

The Padma Purāṇ states: yannakhenduruchir brahma dhyeyaṁ brahmādibhiḥ suraiḥ guṇatrayamatītaṁ taṁ vande vṛindāvaneśhvaram (Patal Khand 77.60) [v21] “The light that emanates from the toenails of God’s ...
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How does Veda Vyasa reconcile the praise of Indra as Brahman with this citation from Aitareya Brahmana?

Who was the earliest Vedic scholar to claim that only Indra and no other Deva is Brahman? In answer to the above question, Mahabharata is cited: BhagavAn veda vyAsa considers Indra as the supreme ...
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What sectarian doctrines of sects that deny Indra is Brahman would be violated by scriptural statements that say Indra is Brahman?

(from quora) He has the power to resurrect the mortals and grant others immortality Anusure Mallikarjun My answer is based on vedas which says lord Indra is the name of supreme Brahman or supreme ...
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How is the name Shiva connected with the ruling aspect of the Supreme Lord?

Lord Shiva is called by many names and the name 'Shiva' is one of the most popular names! The names Maheswara, Parameswara, Ishana, Isha, Pashupati, etc denote that Lord is Ruler due to these names ...
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Are all of us the same person?

Nothing other than Brahma exists. So, all of us are the same? Because only Brahma exists, So, all of us are the same Brahma. We are just under the illusion that we are different. Removing this ...
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Sects that offer proofs of which deities are NOT Brahman

Most sects cite scripture that says that their deity is Brahman. As far as I know, they do not offer elaborate refutations of scriptural claims regarding other deities. But Srivaishnavites not only ...
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Have Nandi,Hanuman and Adisesha been declared to be Brahman?

Apparently, Garuda has been declared so in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata. Nandi, Hanuman and Adisesha have more or less the same status - are there scriptures in which they have been equated to ...
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