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Ethics of Advaita Vedanta

How is the problem of metaphysical, natural and moral evil resolved within traditional Advaita Vedanta?
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Are all poojas performed for god or can they be done for good/bad spirits also? [closed]

Are all the poojas done to god? Are there any poojas done seeking the help of evil spirits for any favour? I have heard of 'sathru samhara pooja.' Is doing 'koodothram'(black magic) against hindu ...
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Is there a concept of “Satan” in Hinduism? [duplicate]

Is there a concept of Satan in Hinduism?. If so just cite the references. How do the Asuras of the Puranas compare to this concept of evil entities?
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Can evil eyes affect innocents?

Can evil eyes/black magic affect both children, adults with spiritual devotional dharmic peaceful innocent absolutely righteous, never did any adharmic deeds to not a single sentient living being,in ...
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In Hinduism, is God both good and evil?

In Hinduism, is God both good and evil, because in Mahabharata Shri Krishna tells Arjuna that he is everything. He says he is heaven and he is hell. He says he has many avatars who play the role of ...
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Have any Hindu philosophers attempted to solve the Riddle of Epicurus?

The Epicurean Paradox or the Riddle of Epicurus goes something like this: If God is willing to prevent evil but not able, then He is not omnipotent. If He is able (to prevent evil) but not ...
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Why choose doing “good” when there is no ultimate good or evil?

Why should one choose to do good over evil? Maybe your evil is my good and your good is my evil? There is no ultimate good or evil, so whats the reason to do "good" deeds then? All ways lead to God, ...
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Are Hindu scriptures (itihasas) written from the winners' perspective? [closed]

I couldn't help but notice but all tales are about the victors. They are always about how the good one, a subjective entity, won over the bad one, again a subjective entity. The voice of the ...
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In the Mahabharata, was Shakuni a good person or an evil person by nature? [duplicate]

All we hear about "Shakuni" is that he's a very bad person. Some also say he is the reason behind the Mahabharata war. I just want to know the real facts about him. Was he good or evil? If he was ...
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Does evil get stronger at specific times?

I have heard that the evil or dark powers get more powerful at times like Amavasya (new moon night), Grahan (Solar/Lunar Eclipse), Ashtami & Navami (eighth & ninth day from new moon & full ...
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Does the concept of Evil Spirits occur in Hinduism?

Some of the western religions have evil spirits like devils and demons. Does the concept or belief in evil spirits occur in Hinduism?