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Do living beings really learn from punishments?

We know from the law of karma that good deeds lead to rewards and bad deeds lead to punishments and the loka where you will reincarnate to experience the effects of your actions will depend on the ...
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Does our Kuṇḍalī reflect our past lives and the karmas?

Well, most of us are well aware of this very basic doctrine of Karma. As you sow, so shall you reap. As I discuss in this answer, Chandrashekhara Bharati Swaminah, who was known to be a Jīvanmukta, ...
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Is marriage an act of free will or an act of destiny? [duplicate]

I would like to understand the point of view of our scriptures on this topic : Is marriage an act of free will or an act of destiny? If we consider swayamvar of Rama and Sita, it definitely qualifies ...
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According to Ramana Maharshi, everything is predetermined. Then how does one create āgāmi karma or new karma?

From the (Source: Day by Day with Bhagavan, 4-1-46 Afternoon) Questioner: “Are only important events in a man’s life, such as his main occupation or profession, predetermined, or are trifling acts in ...
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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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Why many good people suffer during death? [duplicate]

Lord jesus, pitamah bhisma (mahapurush), our freedom fighters, army officers, many leaders in the history, many warrior in the past war, ........ - had death by tremendous suffering. NOW, the ...
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Is life predestined or on the freewill? [duplicate]

If someone is in hard times, should he has to think that these problems are because of his past karmas for which he has to suffer or he should make an effort in order to get off of such situation? If ...
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Do inevitable prarabdhas exist?

Prarabdha is a type of Karma that a living organism undergoes during its lifetime. Many scriptures suggest that prarabdha that affects humans negatively (leading to bad experiences) can be avoided or ...
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Is Enlightment the destiny of every soul?

Is every soul bound to be liberated eventually? Does the timing depend on the soul, or divine intervention?
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Does fate act in such a detailed and planned manner [closed]

Something really unbelievable / unexpected happened to me recently - I was about to get a new job and move to a new company. Within no time I lost both my current job and my new job. When I think ...
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How to redeem a wasted youth?

I wasted my youth. I am 35 years old. I had a toxic relationship with my parents, especially my mother. My career never started and am still looking for a fresh start and finding it humiliating at my ...
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Is love and marriage all part of Destiny?

If a person has marriage written in his/her destiny, does it make sense for that person to make effort and find the right person to marry? Or can the person sit back and let destiny play its role to ...
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Where is this statement "Destiny determines the consequences...." found?

Does anyone know the source for the following quote? Destiny determines the consequences of our actions but not the actions themselves. I heard that this is told by Vidura to Dhritarastra. This ...
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