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After the biological death of one, the soul takes birth again in a new bodily form.

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Exact reason for a person to become mentally disordered due to wrong practices while kundalini awakening?

If kundalini awakening practices are supervised by a guru then it will be fruitful and there will be no negative effects. But, we generally hear that if it is practiced without a guru and in a wrong ...
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What is the relationship of Krishna avatar to Jainism?

Do Jain believe Krsna (Vishnu) will become the next and final Thirtankara? Does that mean Kalki avatar is a Thirtankara?
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Is it not unfair for humanity to suffer based upon your past life karma which you aren’t aware of

I just feel its really unfair if life doesn’t give a chance for a human being to redeem his/her past life bad karma. If our past life bad karma can’t be escaped, at least shouldn’t we know what were ...
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When, How and Why soul take entry first time into cycle of birth and death? [duplicate]

It's usual to say that we take birth by birth into different species based on our Karm and desires until one gets Moksha. After Moksha one will not take any more births. This makes us think When, Why ...
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Is it possible to reincarnate as a Upadeva?

There are ten types of Upadevas: Vidyadhara, Apsara, Yaksha, Rakshasa, Gandharva, Kinnara, Pisaca, Guhyaka, Siddha and Bhuta. Is it possible to reincarnate as a Upadeva? Or, a human being can only be ...
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What is the view of Vedanta on rebirth after dying by suicide? [duplicate]

Hindu Scriptures, Gita and Upanishads. Complete works of Vivekananda
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Instances of rebirth in difference universe in sanathan dharma

Sanathan dharma has many instances regarding rebirth. For this question, I am classifying rebirth in to two categories according to the place of birth: Rebirth in the same physical universe Rebirth ...
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Reincarnation , hell, heaven & moksha etc. please give quotation according to either Vedas or other imp. books in Hinduism [duplicate]

If Hinduism believes in cycle of reincarnation,then when will the person go to heaven(swarga loka)or hell( naraka ),and how and what is moksha?
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No rebirth with Ramana's touch

Ramana maharashi is a Jivan muktha of recent times. In this video, he is touching kids, animals etc., Did Ramana maharshi ever say that there will be no rebirth to all living beings touched by him? If ...
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Has Sri Ramakrishna reincarnated?

Sri Ramakrishna said that he will be born again after 100 years*. He died in 1886. So if he kept his promise, he is with us again! Now, he should be 35 years old. Does anybody know his whereabouts? ...
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What is the explanation for Yajur Veda 19.37?

Yajur Veda 19.37 Cleanse me the Fathers who enjoy Soma! Grandfathers make me clean! May Great-grandfathers cleanse me with a sieve that brings a century. May my Grandfathers cleanse me, may my Great-...
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What happens after death according to Adavita Vedanta?

According to Advaita Vedanta, the true Self is the immortal soul, which is never born and never dies. Then how does the law of Karma apply to this philosphy? What will happen to a person who has lived ...
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Which is the lowest birth possible?

There are many lower birth like dog, pig, and etc. So which is the lowest birth possible. And what kind of a crime do I have to commit to attain such birth.
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Is it possible for a non vegetarian to attain the birth of a devatās?

If a non vegetarian do a lot of charity and other good work, will he able to attain the birth of a devatās. Or the birth of a devatās can only be achieved by a vegetarian who do the good karma as well....
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Even the Moksha achieved after getting slayed by the Supreme Lord is Impermanent?

As per this QnA, anyone killed by the Supreme Lord achieves Moksha. Then why is it that the cursed Jīvātman of Jaya & Vijaya (the door keepers of God Vishnu's Vaikuntha) had to be re-born not ...
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Can human beings be reborn as deities after living an ethical life?

I read that many Hindu traditions believe that a human being has the potential to be reborn as a deity by living an ethical life and building up good karma.
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If hell exists than what is the reason for lower birth? [duplicate]

BG 16.21: There are three gates leading to the hell of self-destruction for the soul—lust, anger, and greed. Therefore, all should abandon these three. This verse talk about hell. If hell exists ...
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Can physical injuries of past life be transferred to the new life?

If someone dies due to physical injuries, will his injury be transferred to the new body (after reincarnation)? And can one remember his past life without doing meditation or sadhana?
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Vijnanamaya-atma, Jivatma and reincarnation?

I read on this forum the following post: Vijnanamaya-atma = the Jivatma Are either the Vijnanatma and Jivatma involved in the process of reincarnation? If so, is this explained in any Vedas? If so, ...
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What are the luxuries of Swarga Loka? And how Swarga Loka has been defined in the Vedas? [closed]

Can some one fulfill his unsatisfied desires. And after enjoying in sawarg lok can one decide how he /she wants to reincarnate him/herself.reincarnation happens with our will or against our will.
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Do Vedas have these concepts?

Karma, Maya, Atman, Brahman, Moksha, Reincarnation and Indriya Nigraha (Sense Control) are they present in Vedic Samhitas? (Not Upanishads only Samhitas)
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From where concept of saath janm came?

Which scriptures mention about 7 births. If everyone has 7 births and then gets Moksha, then what is the necessity of believing in God
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Why do sinful people get punished by God if they are puppeted by the Lord?

Why do the evil-doers get continuously hurled into demoniac wombs by the Lord without ever attaining God, if they are puppeted by the Lord who resides in their hearts? Key points: It is God who ...
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If our true nature is satchidananda/atman, then why is there rebirth

Why is rebirth there if all of us are atman. Why should atma gnana be learnt for liberation. What does learning advaita do that prevents us from getting a new birth?
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Context of the following stanza in Rig Veda?

In which context the following stanza has been mentioned in the Rig Veda Samhita (verse 10.16.5)? अव सर्ज पुनरग्ने पित्र्भ्यो यस्त आहुतश्चरतिस्वधाभिः | अयुर्वसान उप वेतु शेषः सं गछतान्तन्वा जा...
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Is the avatar a copy of a god or the god himself?

When the god (like Shiva or Vishnu) is incarnated on earth, this means that He seize to exist in his Loka at the same time?, i.e: Is the avatar a copy of a god or the god himself?
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Do gods like Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and Yama, in their Lokas, have bodies or are they just Atmans?

Life after death is found in Hinduism, the Atmans are taken by Yama then they are judged and go either to heaven (abode of Indra) or to hell (abode of Yama), however this residence is temporarily and ...
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Is reincarnation eternal? [duplicate]

The question is so clear: Is Moksha the end of samsara, i.e: the end of reincarnation, the end of repeated cycles of reincarnation. Or it is the end of suffering, i.e: reincarnation is eternal and ...
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Question related to karma and rebirth

A Christian once asked me this question when I was explaining him about karma and rebirth philosophy in Hinduism. I told him that if anything happens in anybody's life, it is the result of their karma ...
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Why had the first humans on earth suffered, if they did not do any bad karma from previous lives?

Karma philosophy teaches that everyone suffer or born according to their past karma or karma of previous birth. The first humans did not have births earlier. Then what was the karma of first born ...
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Who owns a soul?

I understand the cycles of Janam, Aatma, soul visits the Material Loka to finish the cycles of Karma. I was explaining one person that we do not own soul, soul keeps changing the body. He asked me ...
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Is Atma affected by karma?

Ok first I am a Muslim and I don't get why God creates poor people and rich people, and why that kind of inequality needs to exist. That is why I am here, I know that I am not the body "I am I". I ...
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Atma ( Soul ) in Hindu Scriptures

I am very emotional, attached to my family and I am not able to socialize with people. I am a devoted Hindu. And I often feel proud and boast about my Lineage (Caste) . My question is did my Atma in ...
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Does next birth take place instantly after death? [duplicate]

Personally I feel our thoughts will never be destroyed after death. Let me explain what I feel: If I die the world won't stop. Now I can't imagine the state after death. I mean it doesn't seem ...
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What actually transfers during rebirth?

Consider the concept of rebirth in Hinduism. Is there any established definition for rebirth in Hinduism? Hinduism supports the idea of rebirth. As per my understanding, in general, the following ...
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How does reincarnation work?

How does Hinduism explains reincarnation? How would it explain the growth in human population? Even if we consider that those humans could have been some other animals in previous life then ...
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Does Rig Veda 10.59.7 talk about rebirth?

Rig Veda 10.59.7 May Earth restore to us our vital spirit, may Heaven the Goddess and mid-air restore it. May Soma give us once again our body, and Pūṣan show the Path of peace and comfort. ...
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Can one know what he was in his previous life? [duplicate]

Is it possible to know what a person was in his previous life. Male, female , person's likes and dislikes, his interests and what was his good and bad karma??
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How does one know that how many births he/she is yet to take? And is his/her present level of conciousness?

As per the book Immortal talks, every soul has a level like T12 or T13; T14 being the highest. How do we know which level soul are we?
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What are the factors that determine the next birth? Between karma and last thoughts before death, which one is more relevant? [duplicate]

What are the factors that determine the next birth? Between karma and last thoughts before death, which one is more relevant? King Bharat was so worried about his pet deer that he was re-born as a ...
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Previous births of Indrajit and Meghavāhana

Just then a muni, named Aprameyabala, who had four kinds of knowledge, came to the garden Kusumāyudha. In that same place at night his brilliant omniscience appeared and the gods held an omniscience-...
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How do the Hindu scriptures explain spiritual communication through a medium?

My understanding of karmic responsibility keeps me from understanding how a soul can be free to communicate through mediumship. Can someone please direct me to resources that explain the afterlife ...
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What happens to the soul when someone commit suicide?

What happens to the soul when one commits suicide? Does the rebirth takes instantly? Do the suicide soul try to make contact with family and friends? Is it true that the suicide soul has to stay in ...
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What is the difference between Avatar(Incarnation) and Punarjanma(Rebirth)?

What is the difference between Avatar(Incarnation) and Punarjanma(Rebirth)? Does the first only apply for Swarg Lok and the second apply only for Mrutyu Lok? I mean Avatar happens only with Gods/...
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Karma for the very first birth [duplicate]

It is explained in the Bhagavad Gita that every life is governed by deeds and actions from past life which is why some people are blessed with a silver spoon in their mouth while some suffer, which ...
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"Cows are sacred" & at the same time "It's only a sinful soul which gets born as an animal" - How to deal with this apparent contradiction?

On one hand we have the cows considered as the most sacred in the scriptures. All deities, pilgrimages, Rishis are said to be found in it's body. Giving it pain is considered as an offence. Killing ...
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In a family, does the birth of a son vs daughter, signify anything with respect to Pitru-s (ancestors)?

Scriptures suggest that, a person himself gets reborn as his own children, whether boy or girl. Bhishma said, 'The son is even as one's own self, and the daughter is like unto the son. How, ...
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Using hypnotism as a mean to access past or future lives?

In the books 'Same Soul Many Bodies' and 'Many Masters Many Lives' by Brian L Weiss there are many cases where he used hypnotism as a tool to either regress or progress the patients past/future lives ...
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Does the fragmental Atman travels?

Shankara in one of his verses gives the definition of jiva -""When the omnipresent Atman is limited or embodied by the mind,ego of subtle body, it is called jiva"". I think what he means is, once the ...
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If I born as male in this life can my soul transmigrate and became female in next life? [duplicate]

I have this question in my mind since when I knew about soul, can a person who is male and his soul in next life can be female? I hope its pretty clear, if not please let me know. My english might ...