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Is god ultimately responsible for cancer?

Does Hinduism have a monotheistic god? If yes, is he/she/it ultimately responsible for diseases like cancer? On one hand scientists are trying hard to find a cure for known variants of cancer and god ...
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Are the signs of evil possessions on a person given in Vedas, Puranas and Itihasas?

By Vedas I mean all 4 vedas, all their 4 parts and all Vedangas. By Puranas I only mean Mahapuranas. Itihasa means Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Shaiva Itihasa Evil possessions can mean ghosts or ...
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What is BrahmaGraha?

In MarutiKavacham one might come across the following. ...काकिनीकामिनीग्रहबन्धनाय । ब्रह्मग्रहबन्धनाय । ब्रह्मराक्षसग्रहबन्धनाय । चोरग्रहबन्धनाय । मारीग्रहबन्धनाय । एहि एहि.... ......
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(Broad level) Classification of ghosts in Hinduism

This question is intended to know about broad level classification only. Further classification is not needed. In English language, words may not exist for each category of ghosts. So I am using an ...
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Why is evil so strong?

Ravana, Duryodhana, Kansa have two things in common. 1: They all are evil & 2: They are extremely powerful. Why is evil so powerful when compared to a normal person? A normal person of Ayodhya or ...
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Do Hindu Gods commit sin and go to hell? If yes please quote the scripture

because Krishna said that Gods are also trapped in the system of creation Krishna said He is the one who does all- both good and evil by incarnating himself. Does it mean that when a bad guy is ...
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Origin of evil eye [duplicate]

Does evil eye have any religious origin or is it folklore? Is it possible to meditate, accumulate power, and give someone the evil eye? Will anything bad happen to you if you give someone else the ...
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Why do people do evil actions? Is it due to karma?

Why do people do evil actions? Is it due to karma? People who do evil actions do so because they get evil thoughts and desires. Why do they think these evil thoughts and desires? What do the ...
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What can a king do to prevent Rudra from destroying his kingdom and people?

This answer has shown that Rudra destroys evil countries. My question is, what can a king do to prevent Rudra from destroying his kingdom and people?
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Do entire countries suffer punishment for their sins?

The Hindu religion says that individual people suffer for their sins and get rewarded for their merits. My question is, do groups of people, like entire countries, suffer punishment for their sins? ...
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Do the armies of the Asuras and Rakshasas ally with the Mleccha kingdoms in their attacks on the Vedic civilization?

The Asuras and Rakshasas have a knack for destroying the Earth, the Vedic civilization, and the members of the 4 castes. Do the armies of the Asuras and Rakshasas form alliances with the Mleccha ...
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What are all the incidents mentioned in the scriptures where Asuras have tried to destroy the Earth?

What are all the incidents mentioned in the scriptures where Asuras have tried to destroy the Earth? I know of three: Bali's sister's attempt to annihilate the Earth, Hiranyaksha's submersion of ...
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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?
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