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How to use karma yoga effectively to neutralize all sins done in the past? Does following karma yoga remove all our sins?

Role of karma yoga in removing or neutralizing our sins. How karma yoga can remove all our sins from the past when we only dedicate the result of our current activities to God?
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Do we incur sins for unintentionally killing ants while walking on road? Can we neutralize them by chanting the name of Hari or lord Vishnu?

How to avoid the result of sinful activities such as killing ants on the road unintentionally?
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What is the meaning of the word 'Gītā (गीता)'?

Well, it's a no-brainer that etymologically, the word 'gītā' literally means 'that which is sung or chanted'. However, by that logic even Rāmacaritamānasa is sung or chanted, or even a daily ārtī (आरती...
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Is Vishnu called internally or externally Tamasic in Suta Gita and Shiva Dharmottara Purana?

As you may know Shiv Puran says Vishnu Bhagvan and Laxmi Mata are only externally Saatvik looking but their true nature is Taamsik (Here). Skand Puran also says Vaishnav Purans are Taamsik and should ...
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The best and easiest way to learn the Bhagwad Geeta [closed]

Which is the best and easiest way to learn the Bhagwad Geeta? And other Epics, Vedas and scriptures etc, in both audiovisual forms etc.
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How many Gitas are there?

We all know about Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Naively, I thought this was the only Gita we have. But, to my surprise, yesterday I found "The Song of the Goddess - Devi Gita". This is basically the ...
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Is there any merit to the claim the Gita was written as a repsonse to Buddhism? [closed]

Ambedkar, author of the Indian Constitution, was a student of theology, approaching it from his lower caste experience. He argued that the Gita was compiled as a philosophical defense of Hinduism for ...
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Clarification for verses 40-46 in Chapter 10 of Shiva Geeta

In Shiva Geeta Chapter 10, Verses 40-46 speak of Jiva Swaroop and Atman and Paramatma in the following way: For the Jiva, in the wakeful state when the enjoyments of Karmas decline, moving away from ...
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Is a Yogi free from the fruits of his actions(good or bad)?If so,why?

I want to know whether a yogi/self realized person is free from his actions? Is this mentioned in the Gita? Does this mean that he can do whatever he wants and not be accountable?
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Why does Krishna say that "I am the light of the sun and the moon..." when the moon has no light of its own?

Chapter 7 Shloka 8: O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man. Why did Krishna not ...
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Which sect does Swami Mukundananda belong to?

Swami Mukundananda is a good Hindu scholar, translator and commentator. He translated the Gita and wrote a commentary on it. So which sect does he belong to - ISKCON, Advaita Vedanta, Dvaita Vedanta ...
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What was that secret message Dhritarashtra sent to arjuna before the day of war?

While reading Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda I come across the following passage: After their long and strenuous trials, when the Pandavas at last reached their native kingdom, their tyrant cousin,...
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Qualification needed for understanding Bhagavad Gita as it is

What are the qualifications one need to understand Bhagavad Gita as it is? Because I have seen many people in first impression misunderstood Gita as it is, and people have much confusion regarding it. ...
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Uttara gita bhashya of Gaudapada

Uttara Gita is a famous text containing the conversation of Lord Kesava with Arjuna. Traditional scholars claim that the Uttara-Gita has taken as its source the Asvamedha Parva of the Mahabharata. ...
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who are the best of brahmins?

Gita Verse 7 chapter 1 asmākaṁ tu viśhiṣhṭā ye tānnibodha dwijottama nāyakā mama sainyasya sanjñārthaṁ tānbravīmi te Meaning :O best of Brahmins, hear too about the principal generals on our side, who ...
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What was Krishna's opinion on inter-caste marriage?

This is a specific question. Please do not quote Smriti Shastras. I want to know what Krishna said about inter-caste marriage in Bhagavad Gita. Was he in favour of it? Or did he criticize it?
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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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Do Gita talks about or mention Upanishads?

Gita talks about Vedas BG 10.22: I am the Sāma Veda amongst the Vedas, and Indra amongst the celestial gods. Amongst the senses I am the mind; amongst the living beings I am consciousness. It also ...
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Is the atman in every being eternally unique and fundamentally individual?

In the Gita Krishna uses the word soul seemingly ambiguously, as it might be taken to mean the universal soul in the first few chapters, and the individual soul in the later chapters when he is ...
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Question on Gita 3.17 translation/interpretation

This question is about translation/interpretation of gita 3.17. The verse and some translations can be found here. यस्त्वात्मरतिरेव स्यादात्मतृप्तश्च मानवः। आत्मन्येव च सन्तुष्टस्तस्य कार्यं न वि...
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Verses similar to Gita 2:42 in the Vedas and Upanishads?

[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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What are some similar verses to Gita 2:26

BG 2.27: Death is certain for one who has been born, and rebirth is inevitable for one who has died. Therefore, you should not lament over the inevitable. Can you give some similar verses from the ...
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Who is it possible that gita is written in classical sanskrit and not in vedic sanskrit?

The Baudhāyana sūtras are a group of Vedic Sanskrit texts which cover dharma, daily ritual, mathematics, etc. They belong to the Taittiriya branch of the Krishna Yajurveda school and are among the ...
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Which is the oldest text that mentions gita other than Mahabharata and purans? [duplicate]

Which is the oldest text that mentions gita other than Mahabharata and purans? Do shastraes(books) mentions gita excluding religion one.
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Is the concept of Sattvik, Rajasik, Tamasik food found in the Vedas?

Sattvik BG 17.8: Persons in the mode of goodness prefer foods that promote the life span, and increase virtue, strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, succulent, ...
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Sri Vishnu Gita is present in which Puranas or ancient texts or scriptures.?

I have came accross some questions in other public forums saying there is a vishnu gita claiming there lord vishnu gave his gita gyan to lord shiva. After searching a lot thankfully I came across this ...
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Why only humans become ghosts but never any other organism?

Why only humans become ghosts/returning spirit, while there are uncountable organisms dying but never turn ghost. Is it because of the subconscious mind and it's strong memories to achieve something ...
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Why Shri Krishna referred himself as "He" in Gita chapter 13 verse 14?

BG 13.14: Everywhere are His hands and feet, eyes, heads, and faces. His ears too are in all places, for He pervades everything in the universe. Often people argue that God cannot have hands, feet, ...
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What are the eight fold paths in the Gita?

BG 4.28:Some offer their wealth as sacrifice, while others offer severe austerities as sacrifice. Some practice the eight-fold path of yogic practices, and yet others study the scriptures and ...
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Is it true that gita had 3 author [closed]

scroll.in the source The First Author wrote most of Adhyayas 1 to 6. The period of writing was of the Older Upanishads and pre-Buddhist, around 600 BCE. The principal philosophical issue is Sannyasa ...
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How Bhagavad Gita benefits us?

Hare Krishna How Srimad Bhagavad Gita benefits us as described in Shastras, spiritually and in daily life? I know some scriptural reference, but I want to know detailed references from Puranas, ...
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Soul never dies as per Gita. So does the memory always remain with the soul or it gets wiped out when a person dies? [duplicate]

So as per most of the Hindu scriptures, a soul never dies with the death of the body. Now a lot of memory, karma, bonding, etc has been accumulated by the body and soul during the tenure as a living ...
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why we can not control our mind even chanting the hare -krishna mantra or any other highly recommended mantra by spiritual guru?

when u sexual desire/lust maya attack you , u cannot control the sexual desire/lust even chanting mantra like hare krishna maha mantra or gayatari mantra etc why we can not control our mind even ...
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How to remain same in every situation according to the Gita?

In Gita it is written that remain same in pain and pleasure, success and failure. I think this statement is not valid due to the following reasons below Suppose somebody insults you in public domain ...
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Does the story of Madhavrao Peshva contradict the BhavaghadGita? [duplicate]

I would like to hear ideas on whether the story of Madhavrao Peshva (a brahmin-born who performed the duty of a warrior) contradicts the Gita's teaching that one should perform their own duty (and ...
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Why Uddhava Gita starts differently - are there different Uddhava Gitas?

I found some texts on Uddhava Gita online: first second third # this is amazon preview, but you can preview chapter 1 sloka 1 They all start differently: first start with suka uwacha second starts ...
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Maleficent gods in Shiva-gita

In Shiva Gita chapter 1.12 - 1.15 is talking about some maleficent gods that tries to obstruct the rise of the True Knowledge (Vydia) inside the devotee. 1.12 Therefore, the gods obstruct (the rise ...
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what happened when the Devas asked who are you to Lord Shiva?

The Shiva Gita has the following slokas: मंदरं प्रययुः सर्वे मम प्रियतरं गिरिम् । स्तुत्वा प्राञ्जलयो देवा मां तदा पुरतः स्थिताः ॥ ८॥ तान्दृष्ट्वाथ मया देवान् लीलाकुलितचेतसः । तेषामपहृतं ...
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purity of soul according to gita

I have gone through some translation of the following verses of the shiva gita: तस्यैवांशो जीवलोके हृदये प्राणिनां स्थितः । विस्फुलिङ्गा यथा वह्नेर्जायन्ते काष्ठयोगतः ॥ २८॥ अनादिकर्मसंबद्धास्तद्वदंशा ...
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not understood slokas of the shiva gita

I was reaching some mid part of the shiva gita, and I reached sloka 15 of the second adhyaya, which says: अमूर्तः पुरुषः पूर्णो द्रष्टा देही स जीविनः । या तन्वङ्गी मृदुर्बाला मलपिण्डात्मिका जडा ॥ १५॥ ...
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understanding these slokas of the shiva gita

There are only brief explanations for the lines of Shiva Gita, and unlike Swami prabhupada's work on Bhagwad Gita As it is, I haven't been able to find a similar work on Shiva Gita, hence I am having ...
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What is the origin of Nishkama Karma (selfless action)?

I am interested to know where in the Vedas or Upanishad is the philosophy of Nishkama Karma i.e., giving up fruits of actions, mentioned? What is the origin of Karma Yoga as we know in the Gita?
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How does one contemplate his identity with Lord Shiva?

Shiva Gita chapter 16 contains the following statement. saMsArAnmuchyate jantuH shivatAdAtmyabhAvanAt | tathA dAnaM tapo vedAdhyayanaM chAnyakarma vA | sahasrAMshaM tu nArhanti sarvadA ...
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How is the Visvarupa of Lord Shiva different from the Visvarupa of Lord Krishna?

Lord Shiva showed Visvarupa to Lord Rama as per the Shiva-Gita. Lord Krishna showed the Visva-rupa to Arjuna as per the Bhagavad-Gita. Are these two 'Visva-rupa' Forms identical or different? If ...
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Is Bhagavad Gita a success manual?

A lot of people I see refer to Bhagavad Gita as success manual, many successful people like Dr. Vivek Bindra, Mahatma Gandhi, and even Einstein. Have referred to it. Does Bhagvad Gita prepares us for ...
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The three gates of hell: Lust, anger and greed. What are they? & Why are they bad?

In Gita god has told us about the gates of hell. Lust, anger and greed. What are each one of them? Why are they bad?
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Why is the Gita called "GitA" instead of 'Gitah' or 'Gitam'?

GitA (in sanskrit language) is a feminine-gender-word. My question is : Why, instead of named 'Gitah'(masculine Gender) or Gitam (neuter gender), it is named GitA? Puranas are called 'PURANAM' by the ...
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Books by Sri PanchAnan Bhattacharya

Sri Pamchanan was the chief disciple of Sri LAhIrI mahAshaya. Very well known for his geeta commentary. I would like to know about all books penned by him and if any of these available online as ...
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Why did parshuram curse stotras? Why Gita, Vishnu Sahasranama and Chandika Saptashathi among some more are free form all dosha?

Varahi Tantra says that in the age of Kali yuga, most stotras are cursed by Parashurama and hence are ineffective. While listing the ones which are free from this curse and hence suitable during Kali ...
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Where can I get Sai Gita online?

Where can I find Sai Gita in English online? I am asking about Satya Sai Baba and not about Shirdi Sai Baba.
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