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Six Darshanas and their means of reason and authenticity of Dharmasutra, Dharmashastras and Nitishastra

I am looking out how mainly the 6 Darshanas, but especially Advaita viewed Dharmasutra, Dharmashastras, and Nitishastra and how to interpret them in the constant change of the world. Traditional ...
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How many Arya Samskaras are there? ten or sixteen?

Hindu householders perform a few Samskaras (religious rites), such as annaprashana, upanayana, marriage, shraddha etc. Some say, there are, in total, 10 Samskaras (Dasha Samskaras), whereas some say ...
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Contraception in hinduism?

I'm fully aware hinduism prohibits barrier method(condoms, etc.) but what is its stance on other methods like sterilization or hormonal stuff?
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Is it true Smartas (Iyers) revere Apastamba and Badhuyana Dharmasutras

As per Wikipedia, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyer#Rituals) it says "Iyer rituals comprise rites as described in Hindu scriptures such as Apastamba Sutra attributed to the Hindu sage Apastamba....
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Ordeals and their weight on Dharmashastras

Ordeals or divine tests were prescribed based on Dharmashastras, but is this fair in regards to running a kingdom? Why was the logic behind them from a legal and justice standpoint and a theological/...
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How did one become a dasa and is it consented upon

From what I heard a dasa/shudra could consent to servitude. My question is how does one become a Dasa/Dasi?
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Is inter-faith marriage (marriage with a Yavana) allowed in Hinduism?

I recently saw a video of a renowned modern-day Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, where he said inter-religious marriages are fine if the partner is spiritual. I wondered whether this is the teaching of Hindu ...
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Itihasa and Dharmashastra, Nitishastra and Dharmasutra

What were the rules used by the famous kingdoms during the events of Ramayana and Mahabharata? If none is provided would it be fair to assume that the Dharmasutras were the sacred law? Also if not ...
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Freedom of Dasas in scripture

So, first I would like to know how someone becomes a Dasa and then can be freed, or liberated from being a Dasa.
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What does this sutra of the Apastamba Dharma Sutras mean?

This is the Sutra: If they have begot sons, let them. say to them: 'Go out from amongst us, for thus the Āryas, (throwing the guilt) upon us, will receive you (amongst their number). 1.10.29.9 Does ...
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