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Questions tagged [indriyas]

Use this tag for any questions involving the senses or Indriyas. Indriya (literally "belonging to or agreeable to Indra") is the Sanskrit and Pali term for physical strength or ability in general, and for the senses more specifically.

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Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA to control lust? [duplicate]

Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA or any religious books to control lust/self-pleasure?
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Shadripus in Hinduism [duplicate]

I have read about this term "Shadripus" mentioned in a few answers on this site. And do understand that- these bind the soul to the process of birth and death and keep it confined in this material ...
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How are rishis not able to control anger despite doing meditation?

Lord Shiva does Dhyana almost all of the time. Then why can't he control his anger? There were some very famous Rishis known for their bad tempered. How also they unable to control their anger?
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Do subtle and causal bodies have sense organs like ears, eyes, etc..?

As per my understanding, after death if I go to hell then my subtle and causal bodies will suffer and not my Atma. Death causes the cessation of gross body or the Annamaya kosha and the Pranamaya ...
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Shadripu in Hindu texts

What is the source of the concept of Shadripu (six enemies) in Hindu philosophy, i.e., which Hindu religious text first described the Shadripu (षड्रिपु)? From Wikipedia : Shadripu (Sanskrit: षड्रि...
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Why are women and men asked to sit separate in religious gatherings? [closed]

I regularly attend a religious sabha in which men sit on the right and women on the left (sometimes its men in-front and women at the back). Why are we suggested to sit seperate? Is it because we ...
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Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

I have seen many Sannyasis (especially Swaminarayan) that don't look at women unless it's by accident. What is the cause behind this aversive behavior?
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Are ego and attachment evil qualities as per Vedas?

I would like to understand more about ego and attachment from the perspective of Hindu Shastras and Vedas. Are these evil qualities? If yes, how to get rid of these things from my mind?
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How to purify one's speech?

How can one purify speech? Speech or tongue is part of indriyas and mother Saraswati is the owner of it. So, how to purify one's speech?
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How do I control and slay indriyas (senses)?

I've recently read the 3rd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. At the end, the following is said to get control over the indriyas (senses): इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिरस्याधिष्ठानमुच्यते । एतैर्विमोहयत्येष ...
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What to do when a self-imposed vow is broken? Is there a punishment?

What to do when a vow of controlled (self-imposed) brahmacharya has been broken? The vow is not actually a vow of celibacy (as in the case of a Sannyasin). Here the aspirant controlled himself by this ...