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Do we have free will?

Are our actions our own or does Ishwara use humans as mere instruments to carry out certain actions? In other words, do we have a choice or free will, such as using our buddhi to decide what actions ...
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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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What is the phrase in these verses from Bhāgavata Purāṇa referring to?

Following is the translation of verses (3.20.49-51) from Bhāgavata Purāṇa by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami. https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb One day Brahmā, the self-born, the first living creature, felt as ...
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Can devas achieve moksha?

Can devas achieve moksha? Or do they have to die and reincarnate as a human to achieve moksha? And if devas cannot achieve moksha, does that imply that they cannot change their mind?
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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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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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What is work of buddhi(intelligence)?

For E.g In scriptures it is said that buddhi(intelligence) makes decision(निस्चय).But I think it must have broader meaning. What are the other characteristics of buddhi(intelligence)?
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Are there any references in scriptures related to respecting our own understanding(સમજ)? [duplicate]

Should scriptures be called out for every matters?
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Buddhi and its details

Many verses in scriptures gives the following ordering w.r.t to a human being Organs Manas Buddhi Soul and some people say that there exists another one Atman My doubt is about Buddhi part only ...
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Comparison of contributions of manas and buddhi in attaining moksha

Across the Scriptures of sanathan dharma, a particular classification is as follows: Universe/world, Senses of body, manas, buddhi, and para brahman. One needs to attain para brahman, which is ...
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Details On Smriti, and Kalpana?

Please someone provide detail on Smriti, Kalpana and its working.. from Hinduism side of view.. For Example: I recently came to know about Vak, and its working.. on answer written HERE Im looking for ...
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Do scriptures say anything about 'Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini'?

I heard a sentence, Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini, which means that sometimes your mind makes choices without your consciousness and drives you closer towards your destiny. Is this true? Is it mentioned in ...
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Scripture to learn about manas, chitta, ahamkar and buddhi in detail?

Is there an authentic ancient scripture to study about manas, ahamkar, buddhi, chitta, chit, chit vritti etc. in detail, so one can exactly know what they are and how they differ? For example, to ...
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How does the process of rational thinking using buddhi look like?

When buddhi tries to think about something(like solving a problem using logic) does it use the mann to do the thinking part or does the thinking happen in buddhi itself (meaning mann and buddhi work ...
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What are physical equivalents of buddhi, mann, chitta, ahamkara in the human brain?

Are these (buddhi, mann, chitta, ahamkara) just abstract concepts or they have physical existence in the brain. I have been reading some answers under : https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/search?q=...
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How many types of intelligence or dimension of mind?

Western science rejects every concept until they don't cut and see because its reach is limited and under development and based on one type of intelligence ie intellect. Many of scriptures are lost, ...
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What is positive thinking? How is it developed?

Many philosophers, Gurus and Acharyas stress on "positive way of life" or "positive thinking". If the "negative thinking" was so bad, then it would have vanished from general populace with time, isn't ...
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What is the source of "thoughts": Mann(mind), Buddhi(intellect), Atma(the Self)?

Scientifically the thoughts are generated from brain. However in spiritual world, from where do they originate? Also in case if the source of thoughts isn't in one's own control, then why many ...
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