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How to eliminate Kaama?

Kaama is very problematic . It makes us do adharma. How to eliminate it ? What are the ways through which we can overcome Kaama.
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Are there any specific Mantras mentioned in scriptures that reduce sexual lust?

My question is more pertaining towards sexual lust/desires/infatuations. I want to know if our scriptures have mentioned specific Mantras or something related that can be done by a devotee to reduce ...
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How can I work without desires?

I have read that humans shouldn't have desires but I am student it becomes sometimes hard to study if I don't have desires to succed I can't imagine because without desires I can't have passion and ...
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What can I tell someone struggling with addiction?

I have a family member who practices Buddhism and says there is nothing of use there for addiction. She doesnt have a runaway out of control issue but it is a problem. I think she drinks every night. ...
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Is there a way in Hinduism to get blessed with something that is not in one's destiny?

For example, if one is destined to be childless, can he/she still have a child? Or if one is destined to be poor, can he/she become wealthy? If there is a way / solution to be blessed with something ...
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Hinduism on sexual desire and its conceptualisation

Hinduism seems to be the oldest supporter and spreader of Celibacy. But as far as my little readings are concerned, Hinduism doesn’t distinguish the sexual desire from other material desires, it just ...
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How do matras/Slokas/japa work to reap benefits?

As we know that if there is some harmful situation or in bad times, mrityunjaya mantra is to be chanted. And, for getting good performance in education, one has to chant saraswati mantra or something ...
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How is moha (मोह) different from kaama (काम)?

To my best understanding moha (मोह) is enchantment and kaama (काम) is desire. However, I am looking for textual references differentiating the two!
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What is the difference between desire and papa and punya?

what is the difference between desire and punya and papa. Punya and papa also seems to be a desire because i like to give good things to that person which means i am desiring good things should be ...
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Do Gods help us in controlling desires?

Do Gods help us controlling desires? Like, would Goddess Laxmi help me destroy my desire for wealth?
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Can any one achieve anything in this world? [duplicate]

I've seen alot of times. The ability of human is praised. Swami Vivekanand also said a quote. "You Can Do Anything And Everything" Ive also heard that in the atharvaved it's said somewhere... "...
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Following Your Passion/ Dreams against Hinduism?

A lot of people are talking about following their passion and living the life they dream of. Living the life of freedom. That makes complete sense to me as one should live life rather than making it ...
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Will god get angry if I start worshiping another god?

I was really inspired by Krishna, The Supreme Lord... After reading Gita. I became his devotee (not pure one), before reading Gita I was still his devotee... Whenever I used to think of him... I used ...
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Is setting a goal useless if Bhagavad Gita says to work without expecting the rewards?

So, I have this doubt in my mind. I have read Bhagavad Gita and in that book I remember that Krishna told Arjuna to focus only on your actions but not on the results of your actions. Now if I follow ...
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Is Boon for Moksha grantable?

Every Life's goal is Moksha and it is achieved through various paths. Penanace were done to get Boons from God like Power,Wealth,Strength for his Welfare. Is Boon for Moksha grantable ?
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Was Sage Vishvamitra self -realized when he fell for Menaka's beauty?

EXPALANTION : Sage Vishvamitra is one of the great sages and was seduced by Menaka who was sent by Lord Indra to break his penance. He was the only Sage (AFAIK) who was seduced by lust or women. Self-...
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Is Marriage with desire considered to be adharma?

Marriage should be made in Love by the couples towards each other. Marriages are also conducted with Desires like Beauty,Money,Physical Strength,etc,.... Material desires are not considered to be a ...
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If we desire to live without desire will it be a desire?

EXPLANATION : People live with many desires and karmas of good and bad come according to the kind of desire A man who perform's his duties without any desire and submits the results to god will not ...
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Is lust the most powerful among the shada ripus?

EXPLANATION : As lust is one of the desires of living beings and seems to be avoidable at high concentration. The other desires of shada ripus are seems to be less difficult(my opinion) We can see ...
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