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Are Upanishad's really parts of the Vedas?

While the hymns of the Vedas emphasize rituals and the Brahmanas serve as a liturgical manual for those Vedic rituals, the spirit of the Upanishads is inherently opposed to ritual. The older ...
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Did Swami Vivekananda speak about his enlightenment?

I want to know if Swamiji himself ever spoke about his enlightenment. Did he or anyone talk about his enlightenment? I heard that he was more into social service and freedom movement.
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Is it necessary that an enlightened man should possess Siddhis or special powers?

We know about many saints who possessed siddhis in the past. Are siddhis a criteria for an enlightened person ?
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Do the three Gunas apply only in the materialistic plane?

In other words - Does Brahman and humans who have achieved enlightenment have these Gunas?