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What is the meaning of Srimad Bhagvad Gita 3.26?

I have some confusion in Gita chapter 3, Verse 26. Source na buddhibhedaṃ janayedajñānāṃ karmasaṅginām joṣayetsarvakarmāṇi vidvānyuktaḥ samācaran Meaning:Let no wise-man unsettle the minds of ...
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Why do I feel internal tremors/shaking while meditation?

I'm new to this site. Apologies in advance if I made any mistake. Please read the details. I've recently started meditation. I do it every night before sleeping. But after a few minutes of starting ...
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What is the symbolic meaning of Goddess Kali's garland and girdle?

Long back, I read in a Bengali article that her garland of skulls represents 51 Sanskrit alphabets. Together it represents the visible universe, which is nothing but a collection of names and forms (...
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Why is it advised to avoid foods that are grown under the land on Shraddham days?

I've learnt that certain vegetables are avoided (Onion, Garlic, beetroot etc) on Shraddham/Tharpanam days for 2 reasons: They are Aphrodisiac in nature. They are grown under the land. Can someone ...
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Dronacharya fighting for Kauravas in Mahabharata?

Dronacharya Arjuna - Best Archer Why Dronacharya designed Chakrayuh? Dronacharya awards yudhishthir kunjarova Dronacharya unable to capture Yudhisthira The fall of Drona I would like to know why ...
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Why should the Yoni (Potruding part of Shiva Lingam) always face North?

I've noticed and understood that, wherever the Shiva Lingam is, the Yoni of the Shiva Lingam should always face North? I have two Questions: I've seen certain temples in India where Shiva lingas are ...
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Is there a Puranic basis for Graha relationships in Jyotisha? Else what is their basis as is traditionally taught?

Below is a tabulated form of the friends, the neutrals and the enemies of each graha as per Jyotisha. (Source): Graha Friend Neutral Enemy Surya Chandra, Mangala, Guru Budha Shukra, Shani Chandra ...
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Who will become immortal in this Katha Up 2.3.14?

यदा सर्वे प्रमुच्यन्ते कामा येऽस्य हृदि श्रिताः । अथ मर्त्यो'मृतो भवत्यत्र ब्रह्म समश्नुते ॥ १४ ॥ yadā sarve pramucyante kāmā ye'sya hṛdi śritāḥ | atha martyo'mṛto bhavatyatra brahma samaśnute | When ...
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Is gita 2:45 asking us to reject the Vedas?

BG 2:42 : Men of small knowledge are very much attached to the flowery words of the Vedas, which recommend various fruitive activities for elevation to heavenly planets, resultant good birth, power, ...
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Is it true that there is no such thing as forbidden in Hinduism? [duplicate]

According to this scholar on quora. There is no “forbidden” in Hinduism. Is this true.
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What is the explanation for Rigveda 5.2.11?

As a skilled craftsman makes a car, a singer I, Mighty One! this hymn for thee have fashioned. If thou, O Agni, God, accept it gladly, may we obtain thereby the heavenly Waters". – (Rigveda 5.2....
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Why materialism is bad in Hinduism?

Why materialism and materialistic people are bad. One can be materialistic by enjoying all kinds of legal thinks like alcohol, cigarette, meat and party and girls(i. e sex). As Long as you are not ...
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Are Panchabhutas mentioned in the Vedas?

Fire, wind, water,sky, earth are Panchabhutas. So are they mentioned and explained in the Vedas?
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Logical explanation for Lord Ganesha with Elephant head

I was wondering what is the logic of behind behaving and acting as a human with Lord Ganesha's Elephant head. Because the identity and memories of a creature in this earth is stored in their brains. ...
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What is the explanation for Aitareya Brahmana III. 3

Therefore, there are several wives for one man, but not several husbands for a woman simultaneously - Aitareya Brahmana III. 3. Can we thus conclude, using the above verse, that polygyny is allowed ...
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