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Use this tag for any perceived contradictions in Hindu scripture and you want an explanation/reconciliation for the same.

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Contradiction in scripture about karma

So, we face results of good and bad deeds done by us. But do we also face karma of others like ruler is foolish or a doctor may be idiot. So, I think we don't face karma only of our own. But even ...
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How does one deal with contradiction in scriptures?

There are many scriptures which contain contradictory verses. If a scripture has contradictions (For eg Manusmriti statement on women which are both good and later on questionable) does that mean it ...
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Why do Hindu Gods have parents if they have no masters?

Why do Hindu Gods like Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesh have parents, even though Upanishads (see Shvetashvatara 6.9) say that god has no master, lord, or even parent?
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Yajur Veda and Puranas say that Earth is spherical. But Rig Veda 10.62.3 says that earth is "spread out"

Rig Veda 10.62.3: Ye raised the sun to heaven by everlasting law, and spread the broad earth, the mother out on every side . Fair wealth of progeny by yours agnirases. Welcome the son of Manu, ye ...
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Contradiction in the Gita?

Are these Verses contradiction in the Bhagavad-gita 9.5 Nor do the beings dwell in Me. Behold My divine Yoga! I am the sustainer and originator of beings, but My Self is not contained in the beings. ...
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Whom was the Vedic knowledge given to in the Vaivasvata Manvantara, Manu or Vivasvan? (Contradiction in the Gita and Purana)

As discussed here, Bhagavan took on the form of a fish at the time of deluge after the lapse of the Chakshusha Manvanatara, the one before the present. For the purpose of propagating the Vedas in the ...
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Origin of the interpretive tradition that Puranas describe multiple cycles?

I have often heard it said here that whenever there are two or more contradictory versions of a narrative found in the Puranas, that these versions should be seen as describing events in different ...
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Is Chandogya 5.10.7 authentic?

It seems highly likely that verse 5.10.7 of Chandogya Upanishad is not authentic. The first reason is that there are multiple versions and manuscripts of the Chandogya Upanishad that do not have verse ...
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If a Purana Contradicts Another Purana

If a Purana contradicts another Purana, how do we know which one to go with?
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As per Shaiva theology are new Vishnu and Brahmâ are born in every Kalpa?

In the Skanda Purāṇa Verse 7.1.9.8, Shiva explains to Parvati thus - अन्यो विष्णुश्च भवति अन्यो ब्रह्मा भवत्यपि । कल्पे कल्पे मया सृष्टः कल्पे विष्णुः प्रजापतिः ॥ ८ ॥ Shiva Said - A new Viṣṇu is ...
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What place does Smirti works have in Hinduism? [duplicate]

Some Smirti works are in contradiction with Shruti canon, so I want to ask how the derivative canon is considered? What type of people read it? (eg)
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Is there a good source listing contradictions in Hinduism?

It's a personal belief I think apparent contradictions in Hinduism are trying to tell us something. Does anyone have a good list made by skeptics or unbiased Hindus like those for Bible contradictions?...
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Is there a contradiction in the tree parentage of Māṛṣā? (whether multiple or one)

In the Viṣṇu purāṇa, Māṛṣā is described as the offspring of trees. WHILST the Pracetasas were thus absorbed in their devotions, the trees spread and overshadowed the unprotected earth, and the people ...
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How do we solve the contradiction of Rukmi being alive during the war, though Balarama had killed him before?

The events of Shri Krishna’s life described the Harivamsa, take place before the Mahabharata war. The same can also be gauged from the chronology of events given in the tenth skandha of the Srimad ...
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Do agni's immortality contradicts gita 2:27?

RV 3.26.7 अग्निरस्मि जन्मना जातवेदाः घृतं मे चक्षुरमृतं म आसन् । अर्कस्त्रिधातू रजसो विमानो अजस्रो घर्मो हविरस्मि नाम ॥ “I am Agni, omniscient by birth, Light is my eye and Immortality is my mouth. I ...
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Does the Katha Upanishad verse 2.3.1 contradict the immortality verses about Devatās?

ūrdhvamūlo'vākśākha eṣo'śvatthaḥ sanātanaḥ | tadeva śukraṃ tadbrahma tadevāmṛtamucyate | tasmiṃllokāḥ śritāḥ sarve tadu nātyeti kaścana | etadvaitat || 1 || Root up and branches down is this ancient ...
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Does Gita 9.7 contradict the advaita vedanta's monism philosophy?

BG 9.7-8: At the end of one kalp, all living beings merge into My primordial material energy. At the beginning of the next creation, O son of Kunti, I manifest them again. Presiding over My material ...
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Why do enlightened people contradict each other?

Why do enlightened people contradict each other? For example, Adi Shankara was enlightened and he taught Advaita Vedanta, while Mahavira (founder Of Jainism) was also enlightened and he taught and ...
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Is there a contradiction between Atharvaveda 8.6.23 and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6:4:18?

We ought to destroy those who eat cooked as well as uncooked meat, meat involving destruction of males and females, foetus and eggs.(Atharvaveda 8.6.23) So in this verse meat is bad. But He who ...
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