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Is it a sin for Rakshasas, Pisachas, and Asuras to kill humans?

The armies of the Asuras (Daityas and Danavas), Rakshasas, and Pisachas frequently come to Earth and kill humans. It is even said in scriptures that the food for Pisachas is human flesh. Do these ...
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Has any human ever consumed Amrit?

I want to understand if the effects of Amrit when drunk by a human has ever been mentioned anywhere in the hindu mythology. Has there ever been a human who has consumed it ?
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What is a soul? Does it exist in all living things?

What is a soul? Does it exist in all living things? If yes, then what is difference between; Souls of two human beings Souls of a human being and another living thing
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Do gods feel uncomfortable when they approach human bodies?

I heard from this video that gods does not like to stay near human bodies and they feel uncomfortable to stay with in or nearer to human bodies? Which slokhas of which vedic scripture tells this?
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What do humans do in Manvantaras 2-6?

It seems humans are completely missing in any story in Manvantaras 2-6, despite humans known to be there as Svārociṣa, Uttama, Tāmasa, Raivata, and Cākṣuṣa Manu are present. Does anyone have a ...
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Is Advaitha the only school of thought that gives highest possible status to a Jiva?

There are many schools of thoughts in Hindu philosophy. The most powerful or highest status is becoming a Brahman. Advaitha is the only school I know assuring that highest possible status to Jiva as ...
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Parabrahman as generator of thoughts

Every human (in fact living organism) has thoughts throughout the lifetime. Thoughts occur to humans during jagrit and Swapna avasthas. Modern science believes that the brain is responsible for the ...
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Is there any shloka against public display of affection for humans in Kaliyuga?

Are there any statements in Hindu scriptures that forbid or discourage public display of affection or public romance other than Narada Muni curse on Nalakubara and Mangriva? If there are specific ...
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blonde haired and blue eyed people in Bharata varsha in earlier yugas

I am interested in knowing whether people in Bharata varsha in earlier yugas had blonde hair and blue eyes(the combination). Or is that combination foreign to Bharat varsha ? Usually these are ...
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What does Sanaatana Dharma (Hinduism) say about the early humans?

I've heard that Sanaatana Dharma (Hinduism) exists since the formation of the universe. Were the early humans also Sanaatani (Hindu)?
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How do we know that non-Indians are humans, "manushyas"?

According to Hinduism, there are many intelligent races like human (manushya/nara), asura, deva, gandharva, etc. Indians in Bharatavarsha are obviously manushya because the shastras say so. But how do ...
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Are all human beings capable of self-control?

I have been trying to find an answer to this according to the Hindu holy texts, but I cannot find reference to this in the Gita. Are all human beings capable of self-control or are there human beings ...
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Do all species have soul?

There is a famous quote which is circulating online that according to Hinduism, soul transmigrates through 8.4 million or 84 lakh bodies before reaching human form. Now, if we remove 4 lakh human ...
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What did God the Supreme Being create actually: Body or Mind?

In Bhagavad Gita, we encounter these words by Lord Krishna: 'I am the Creator and Sustainer of all living beings'.(Bhagavad Gita 9.5) All 'living beings' are endowed with consciousness that all ...
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Is the word " Kanjar (कंजर /कंजड़)" found in the scriptures?

These days it's not uncommon to hear the word Kanjar/kanjaḍa (कंजर/कंजड़) being used as either a sarcastic insult or a nominal derogatory insult against the other person. However, as per Wikipedia: ...
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How does mimamsa explain the existence of humans?

How does mimamsa explain the existence of humans. Do they take the verses about manu literary or do they believe that humans came after evolution. Or Do mimamsa believes that humans existed co-...
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Why are all the names of Kubera so dark?

So I was examining the names of Kubera in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is the supreme deity, Yakṣa form." Then, I realized literally all of Kubera's names have dark associations ...