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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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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 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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Do followers of Vivekananda now accept Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

From here: Rambrahma Babu: What is your opinion of the evolution theory of Darwin and the causes he has put forward for it? Swamiji: Taking for granted that Darwin is right, I cannot yet admit ...
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Did Lord Rama or Lord Krishna ever convince any Rakshasa?

Did Lord Rama or Lord Krishna ever convince any Rakshasa and also did the Rakshasa changed his attitude to only spiritual life leaving behind all his sinful actions and follow them?
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What could be the reasons for someone falling down from spiritual life?

Is there any scriptures says some reasons for someone falling down from spiritual life?
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What is the story of Sage Shaunaka?

Sage Shaunaka, is well known for being an active listener of the Mahabharata which was narrated by Sage Suta. The Wikipedia page on Sage Shaunaka is a bit ambiguous. It mentions that Shaunaka ...
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Gods and their current life style

Just want to ask simple clear things. In Hinduism, we have lots of life stories for all gods, whether it's Rama, or Krishna, or Vishnu or even Mahadev. like we know Birth of Gajanand Race between ...
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Men are treated as god for women or both treated as same according to hinduism? [duplicate]

I have listened to both of them true. but I want to know what the Hindu scriptures say about it. Is there any scripture says that men are equivalent to god for women? and Is there any scripture ...
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Why Karn Chhedan sanskar is required?

There are 16 sanskar in Hinduism in which 9th sanskar is Karn Chhedan. Why is it required ? I googled and found it is done for good health. Can anyone explain it logically. I don't see it relatable.
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What is the story of Sage Suta?

Sage Suta, is well known for narrating most of the Puranas and the Mahabharata, in the forest of Naimish. (We can read about the importance of Naimisharanya in this other question Naimisharanya in ...
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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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What are the miracles associated with Sri Trailanga Swami?

Trailanga Swami was a famous ascetic who used to live in Benaras. What were some of the miracles associated with Him?
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Did Vivekananda prophesy he would die before the age of 40? Why didn't he prolong his life through yoga?

I heard that Swami Vivekananda predicted he would not live beyond 40. Is this true? What were his exact words in this regard? Also, since he was a master practitioner of yoga, what reasons (if any) ...
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Is it true that all animals and plants could talk in Satya Yug? then why not in Kaliyuga?

From Ramayana, we can know that there were some characters of monkeys or vanaras, Jambhavan, Hanuman etc associated with Lord Rama's job. Similarly like oceans and mountains, were also able to talk/...
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What is the definition of sorrow according to Sri Krishna, what are the main reasons of sorrow?

According to Sri Krishna, What is sorrow? and what are the main reasons of sorrow in one's life? How can someone overcome from it?
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What is the story of sage AshvalAyana?

Ashvalayana (ITRANS : AshvalAyaNa) is a famous rishi associated with a shAkha of Vedas and vedanga sutras. What is his life story ? What are some important texts written by him ?
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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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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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What is the Karma and what karma a human should do to be a perfect?

i want to know about the real Karma of human being in this kaliyug. when is someone called a perfect and pure person? my doubt is what should be a main goal of human being? how can i satisfy with my ...
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Punishment in garuda-purana

a) If someone is really depressed and want to commit suicide, are there any punishments for this also in garuda-purana? b) Doesn't it means that they have more pain than they could bear so it's not ...
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How to know What is the purpose of my life? [duplicate]

People say we need to find by ourselves the purpose we came on Earth but what if I never come to know why exactly I have been created by him and what he wants me to do? Can someone please help me in ...
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What are the Hindu beliefs on life after death? [closed]

I'm a highschool student studying the 5 Major world religions and I myself am Catholic. However as apart of an assignment I have, I must interview and collate references from people of the practicing ...
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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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What is difference between living and non-living? [duplicate]

This question arises from general perspective that one should contemplate and final result is this nothing between God and us. Could this be the case with non-living things which seem to concentrate ...
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What is the difference between Prana and Akasha?

Prana is said to be an energy and is said to be universal. Akasha is said to be very subtle form of energy. Both of these two are subtle to see and are present in all places. MY QUESTION : How do we ...
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According to scriptures, from when is the foetus/embryo considered to be alive? [duplicate]

According to Hindu Scriptures, from what stage of prenatal development is the human organism considered as being alive? In particular, do the Vedas talk about this anywhere? Note: The question ...
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Does Karma of our previous lives determine the lifetime of our present birth?

Karma gives the situation, parents, physical body,etc,... to a soul according to type of Karma that it accumulated. Living beings face untimely death and face unexpected problems in which they didn't ...
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Are there explicit statements in the scriptures about the purpose of human life?

Some suggest the purpose of human life is happiness, but no references to explicit statements in the scriptures were provided. Are there explicit statements about the purpose of human life in the ...
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Is 'Why is there suffering?' a valid question according to Advaita philosophy?

Richard Dawkins in this debate argues that, in science, asking a question such as 'Why we exist?' or 'Why is there suffering in this world?' are not meaningful questions in the same sense as 'Why do ...
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What scriptures describe the wearing of the Mangala Sutra? [duplicate]

One of the most famous parts of a Hindu marriage ceremony is the tying of the Mangal Sutra. Yet the procedure for Vedic Marriage has nothing like Mangala Sutra involved (i.e. there is no Veda mantra ...
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Is there a way to know about my past life? [duplicate]

I am always trying to know how was my past. I just wanted to know is there any influence of my past life . So could anyone suggest how to know about past life ??
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What To Learn From The Vedas?

We know that Vedas are the “TRUE ESSENCE OF LIFE”. Ancient India has produced many precious takeaways for the upcoming generations. From among them, the most important and sacred ones have been the ...
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Bramhacharya and restriction on cosmetics

Dharma shastras restrict Bramhacharis from applying perfumes and oils. Is it possible that Moisturiser is also restricted, and if yes, then is there any shastra advice for sweaty and dry skin ...
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What is the core message of the Bhagavad-gītā? What are some verses from Bhagavad-gītā that one can refer to, to enrich life in general?

What is (or what are) the core message(s) of the Bhagavad-gītā? What are some verses from Bhagavad-gītā, that one can refer to, to enrich life in general? This question is inspired by Core messages ...
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According to Hinduism, what do we carry into afterlife and next birth?

In our life we accumulate many things like memories, beliefs, knowledge, etc. But after death what do we actually carry from current life into afterlife, and what things will fill the next body after ...
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Why man is mortal irrespective of good or bad activity?

Why man is mortal? Suppose one person is very religious and very responsible family person as well.He is very much dedicated/ respectful to god and he loves his family very much and he don't want to ...
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Does being alive have a definition? [closed]

Humanity is at the advent of developing Self Aware Artificial Intelligence. What do ancient scriptures, sayings, traditions etc. Tell us about the definition of being a living entity? Will self ...
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Which deity should be worshipped to have marriage or son early in life?

What should one do to have marriage or son early in life? Which deity should be worshipped for this purpose?
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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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Biological origins of life - Chandogya Upanishad

This wiki article says that the Chandogya Upanishad discusses the possible ways of biological origins of life. What are these ways? And, which Shloka talks about this?
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Any rules that I need to follow if I want to read the Bhagavad Gita? [duplicate]

If I want to start reading the Bhagavad Gita. What rules, if any, that I need to follow before I start reading? For example: Do I need to perform any religious rituals before reading the Gita? Can I ...
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To kill harmful animals [duplicate]

Considering that kill can bring bad karma, what must be done with some harmful animals like aedes aegypti, triatoma infestans, ticks etc., when it is on our way? And if they can be killed it means we ...
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What is the purpose of life? [duplicate]

This question may be childish or even rubbish but I have had this doubt for a long time. According to my religion, Hinduism (Sanathana Dharma), God has created all from grass to all forms of life. ...
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What is the Vedic definition of "life"?

I'm wondering what is the definition of life from the Vedic perspective. What kind of relation does life have with God? Life has so many perspectives that you can't define life I guess. For me, life ...
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Meditation, Eternity, Immortality and Asuras

It is said that if we medidate and remember GOD always, we will reach Vaikunth i.e. the abode of Lord Vishnu. We can become Eternal and Immortal. Basically we will live with the GODs. Does that mean ...
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What is an overview of Hinduism's arguments against the "unconscious violinist" analogy used to support abortion in the case of rape?

I am looking for the response of any denomination that is against abortion in the case of rape that has also responded to the scenario below or something similar to it. "A Defense of Abortion" (...
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What is the meaning of Life if all is pre-written or controlled by the will of God?

Assumptions: God is the supreme Everything that we do is the will of God which may or maynot have an effect on the future Our purpose in life is to submit to God, Do good deeds, acquire punya In the ...
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Is it wise to kill an insect just because it is bothering you

Is it wise to kill an insect just because it is wandering around your apartment or just because it is bothering you? I've seen people killing small insects just because it is wandering/jumping/hiding ...
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Is Life after Moksha possible?

Is it possible to re-enter the birth and death cycle of life after one has achieved Moksha/Nirvana ?