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Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having signaling and self-sustaining processes from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death), or because they lack such functions and are classified as inanimate.

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What is the life story of Sri Lakulisha?

Sri Lakulisha was the famous propagator of pAshupata tradition of Shaivism. He is considered as an incarnation of Shiva. What is his life story? What are his main teachings? Are there any miracles ...
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Some daily-life hacks to always keep remembrance of God / Isht Devta or Devi

Life has lots of challenges, ups and downs. It is very easy to forget your Isht Devi/Devta (God), while enganged in worldly activities. What are some life hacks to stay connected to God, while ...
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Why is only Earth (Prithvi) chosen for life of human beings?

According to astrology (Jyotisha), there are nine planets (Graha). Brahma created many planets and among all planets, He made only earth (Prithvi) livable for humans. He established life only on earth,...
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Does Every Jiva Go Through Approximately Same Amount Of Pain & Suffering Before Moksh

I think that Vivekanand said every jiva eventually reaches enlightenment after many lifetimes, and he also said there is no freedom in maya, everyone is made to go through things, behave a certain way,...
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How can insignificant beings (microscopic organisms, insects, plants, etc.) ever acquire enough merit to be born as humans?

And without earning a human birth, one cannot attain liberation.
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What is the story of Sri shankar purushottam teertha?

Famous guru in the siddha yoga line of sri narAyaNa tIrtha What was his life story and teaching
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What does scriptures say about dealing with family conflicts from an Advaitic point of view?

We do not have control over the family that we are born in. But by gods grace, past Karma, etc. if an individual is somehow able to develop deeper understanding about his true self. Then how would ...
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What is the life story and miracles associated with Sri ShyAmAcharan lAhiri (mahAshaya)?

Sri lahiri mahashaya was a well known yogi who lived in Varanasi. He was a householder yogi. His contribution was immense in propagating yoga. What is his life story? What are the books written by ...
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Hinduism Stories Of Creating A Fully Grown New Person (Like Draupadi)

Aside from Draupadi and her twin brother brought about by Drupad yagya in Mahabharath, what are the other stories in Hindu religious texts and Puran where a fully grown new person is created ? I think ...
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What is the life story and miracles associated with kanakadasa?

Kanaka dasa was a poet saint hailing from Karnataka region. He belonged to the bhakti sampradaya and composed many devotional songs and kirtans especially on lord Krishna It is also said that some ...
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What determines the value of a life of a lifeform?

Killing a human is a bigger sin than killing a fish, and killing a fish is a bigger sin than killing a tree. This is because a human has a more valuable life than a fish or a tree. What determines the ...
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Many people do bad things but live long and prosperous lives. How?

If theory of Karma is correct , then how do many people who do bad things live long , rich and prosperous lives.
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Adharniya Vega and Brahmacharya

According to Charaka Samhita(Lesson 1- Chapter 7) Sorry about not being able to paste in text format but as you see, While Brahmcharya prohibits all sexual desires, Charaka Samhita seems to ...
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Is there a Hindu equivalent of the Buddhist Dukkha?

I really like the Buddhist teaching on suffering-unsatisfactoriness (Dukkha), a characteristic of existence and how to get rid of it. I was wondering if there was a Hindu equivalent? A similar ...
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If all my sufferings are due to my previous life's karma I did, then what is the evidence that in my previous life I did bad karma?

Hindu puranas and scriptures says all sufferings and happiness are due to the karma we did in our previous life. If so, then what is the evidence about my previous life' s karma. How can I blindly ...
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What is the yoga of Sri VallalAr?

He was (is?) a well known divine figure of the south Indian shaiva siddha tradition. His name was Sri RAmalinga swamigal and lived in tamil nadu. It is believed that he DEMATERIALIZED his physical ...
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Why goodness is taught and hailed?

Why goodness is taught and hailed?. It is taught in our holy texts that certain behavioural attributes and attitudes are way to attain bramah. Why only such traits can bring you enlightenment and can ...
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Are infants and small children really manifestation of Bramhan

There is a saying in hindi Bacche bhagwan ka roop hote hai literally meaning Kids are incarnation or manifestation of Bramhan. Since Bhagwan is used to refer Bramahan or the Ishta devta (for ...
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How can one get rid of all the diseases, Illnesses?

Hey it's my first question on this site I hope I will get a reply soon. So my questions. Is there any way to get rid of all the diseases, illness and sickness like seasonal cold, influenza virus and ...
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Signs From The universe In Hinduism?

Do Hindu texts say there are always signs from the universe about good or evil, or bad/good omens ? Searching on here and online there are some topics that indicate what is a good omen or a bad omen. ...
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What's the significance of Mṛta Sanjeevani Vidyā, when sages (like Bhṛgu Rishi) can revive dead people just by their tapas itself?

As I ask in this Question about some of my doubts in reference to the Mṛta Sanjeevani Mantra (मृत संजीवनी मंत्र), similarly, there have been several instances when sages have been able to revive the &...
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Is there any good book to compare western philosophy with Hindu philosphy?

I feel like the Western philosophy is inherently depressing and their world-view is mostly nihilistic, I want to juxtapose the Western philosophies with Hindu/Indian philosophy. Are there any good ...
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If a person dies unnatural death accident or by murder, then is it also due to his/her karma?

We know that if a person does good or bad karma then he/she has to suffer during his time of death. So if a good person dies unfortunately by an accident or if he is murdered then does that also is ...
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Life on other planets in our solar system

Do Hindu scriptures mention anything about life on other planets of our solar system?
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Can someone give me the translation of this Mantra?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b7SXLECcCA Om Lakshmi Vigan Shri Kamala Dharigan Svaha Thank you. By the way, the "Om" of the first 5 seconds is magnificent!
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What is the major difference between a Brahmana and a Maha Rishi (sage)? They both have divine knowledge, so what are their purposes?

. Are Brahmana and Rishis same? What makes them different? .
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How somebody can get rid of Vyanthara?

I want to know what is Vyanthara and how to get rid from them.
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What are Nitya karma of a Brahmin?

What are must to do daily ritual for a brahmin.
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