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Guru mantras detail and translation

Someone recently asked about these mantras and no one has translated anything in their answers. Anyone willing to translate and discuss any points about the meanings? Bless all. gururbrahmā ...
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Are there any possible senses(meanings) for the word Varna wrt humans other than the ones given?

I recently asked a question requesting for Sanskrit verses containing the word Varna in different contexts. I provided the five senses: Varna assigned by Krishna for each individual based on guna and ...
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Meaning of chitraguptha and its corresponding entity in Jiva

Chitragupta, according to widely known belief, is a god who stays near Yama and records all the karma of an individual. The actual meaning of Yama, according to a dictionary is The one who decides ...
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What is the interpretation of Nirukta-1:20?

Nirukta-1:20 sākṣāt kṛta dharmāṇa ṛṣayo babhūvuḥ te avarebhyo asākṣāt kṛta dharmabhya upadeśena mantrānt samprāduḥ Upadeśāya glāyanto.avare bilma grahanāya imam grantham samāmnāsiṣur vedaṃsa va veda ...
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Which school of thought is correct. And they belief is the truth? [closed]

We know that vedas can be interpreted in many way. That's way there are different schools of thought in Hinduism. All of these schools understand vedas.in there own. And they controdict each other a ...
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Is the story of Shunahshepa an allegory?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunahshepa mentions some scriptures it occurs in and some interpretations. (1) does his name mean "dog penis"? why was he given that name? (2) is there ...
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Commentaries for Shiva taking linga form from Shiva Maha Purana

Puranas of Sanatha dharma allows different types of interpretations. Some are historical, some are metaphorical, some are symbolical, some are allegorical, some are scientific facts including ...
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Is there any statement from scriptures that has been proved false in all possible interpretations?

Although there are some questions in our site regarding this line, I found no question that is asking directly for such statement. Is there any statement for scriptures that has been disproved by ...
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Is there any modern interpretation for Indra's curse to women and other entities?

Scriptures say that Indra killed Vishwroopa. It causes a Brahmahatya sin to Indra. Some entities then shared the guilt of Indra. The following passage from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam contains detailed list of ...
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Is there scriptural support for Madhwa's "atat tvam asi"?

The book "A History of the Dvaita School of Vedānta and Its Literature", Volume 1 By B. N. Krishnamurti Sharma says in the footnote of page 373 that Madhwa, in his Chandogya Bhashya cites a post-...
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Have Madhwa's methods of scripture-interpretation been criticized by later commentators?

Madhwa's methods have been characterized as "often Sri Madhva's arguments rely on nuances and ingenious usage of grammar, often lending unusual meanings to very familiar and straightforward words."...