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

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What happens to the soul if a womb is aborted?

What happens to a soul if the womb is aborted? Does the soul take another birth or it attains salvation?
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What does the word "birth" means in Brahma's seventh birth.?

Vaishampayana while narrating Hayagriva story, details how Brahma worshipped Narayana. The Mahabharata, Book 12.: Santi Parva.: Section CCCXLVIII.: In that Brahma says as follows.: As regards myself, ...
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The 100 Kauravs were incarnations of Asuras but what about their sister?

The Sambhava Parva of Mahabharat gives the details of the who's who in Mahabharat and who were they the incarnations of. It has been covered at many places but my question is specific to Dhritrashtra'...
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Is Vayu identical to Pavan in Dvaita philosophy?

Is the Vayu deva (Mukhya Prana) in the Devata taratamya of Acharya Madhwa identical with Pavan deva or is he someone different?
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Previous births of Lava and Kush

Every jiva has a Purva Janma (previous birth). How about Lava and Kusha's previous birth? Any source which talks about this? Is there any particular reason for their birth?
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Do our sins really burn away if we're reborn as animals or trees (i.e., other than human)?

I have heard that we can not earn any merit or demerit in any birth other than the human birth. So my question is, do our sins (demerits) burn away in animal or tree birth? E.g., a dog born in dirty ...
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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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Are Sikh gurus the incarnations of Janaka?

I found the following interesting line while reading The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda Sri Ramakrishna accepted the divinity of Buddha and used to point out the similarity of his ...
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Regarding rebirth of animals and other non humans

The human birth is considered to be an opportunity to realise oneself and attain moksha through punya karmas. Hence only the vedas propound such truths. My question is regarding animals, how could ...
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Were ALL plants and animals existing right now humans in a previous birth?

Some plants and animals were humans in previous lives, but were ALL of them like that? Or is it only SOME of them? Have any theologians, throughout the history of Hinduism, asked and answered this ...
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Is dying while asleep considered bad as per any scripture?

If someone dies in their sleep, generally people say - "what a peaceful (and painless) way to pass away". However, recently I heard a priest say that as per Hinduism this kind of death is ...
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Is our next destination (next birth or heaven/hell) determined by our last moment of death?

Many people say that our next destination ( next birth , heaven/hell or moksha) determined by what we think at the last moment of our death . Even in Bhagvad Gita it is written whosoever thinks of ...
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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 any wrong ...
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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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Could reincarnation be intergalactic?

According to any scripture, is the process of reincarnation within Samsara always intra-galactic (the self stays on Earth and reincarnates as people or animals), or are there any texts which could be ...
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Which is second best life form after human

It is said that the human life is achieved by good deed (karma) and soul has to go through 8.4 million life forms before becoming human. So if suppose God has a point score that any soul that scores ...
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What happens when a person dies without fulfilling their greatest desire(s)?

If a person dies whether intentionally , naturally or accidentally without fulfilling their deepest desire. Whether it be sexual/materialistic/spiritualistic, what happens to their Atman after death? ...
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Does Hinduism consider animals as well as lower life forms to have a moral compass?

If the law of karma applies to all living things, one would have to infer that lower life forms and animals are endowed with some kind of moral compass. If not, a human being who is evil and is reborn ...
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Uniqueness question : How to identify a Soul as it doesn't have name, body, religion, country etc etc! How to differentiate a soul from another?

What is the id of the soul? How to identify it? As body , mind nothing is permanent how we can define a soul? Ex: How to identify the soul of Karnan? It is said that, karma will follow each births ...
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What karma should I do to get blessed with beauty and intellect in my next birth?

I have seen so many people till now who are very miserable because they were born ugly, poor, with less intelligence. And this world is cruel to ugly, poor and dumb people and there is no doubt about ...
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Need help for my friend's soul after he passed

my dog was euthanized, it was not long before he would have died naturally. Is there anything I can do for the soul to pass on more easily, and not suffer more bad karma in the next body/life due to ...
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Did soul of Sati talk with Parvati ? Can soul of one's previous birth from heaven talk with body of one's next birth?

In this episode of hindi serial it is shown that soul of Sati talked with Parvati (who was alive). (Watch from 26:23) Also It was shown that Shiva used to meet and talk with soul of Sati secretly from ...
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Do Things And Objects Have A Soul Or Have A Jiva

This is a dumb question, plz excuse that, I don’t understand so am asking. It’s easy to see how alive things have a soul, like a plant or tree, and I get that there is karma that made them be a tree ...
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Moksha on putrada ekadashi

My Dad expired on Putrada ekadhashi will get get Moksha or rebirth? What can I do to give him sadgati if he has not attained moksha?
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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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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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Do souls (jeevas) meet or associate even before their first physical encounter?

As said by one of the famous writers the important encounters in our present life have been planed by souls even before the bodies (in control of these souls) have met each other. Is it true that our ...
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If dharma always protects someone , then how would one have to bear the fruits of karma of previous lives?

It is being said that if one follows the dharma and do the right things , then he will be protected against any mishappening in life. But It is also said that we have to bear fruits of our karma of ...
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Instances of curses given to commit crimes?

Refer to the comment trail to this answer for background. My main question was if it is really in the hands of a thief to not thieve. Later the curse to Jaya-Vijaya is discussed. I received useful ...
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Why was Vardhamana the last Tirthankara recorded in history?

Why has there been no Tirthankara such as Mahavira to have been born since? Is one expected? How do we know if we have or have not entered a period when a 25th, or a 1st new Tirthankara is or has ...
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Is there a conflict between free will and samskaras (innate tendencies)?

According to the theory of Karma, we carry our qualities to the next life. There is a famous verse in the Upanishad that as a caterpillar reaches the end of a blade of grass, it curls and collects its ...
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Does Our Love For Dying Animal/Person Help Them With Death & Rebirth

Do our Hindu texts say whether our huge amount of love for a dying person or animal can have any kind of good or helpful effect on their death and rebirth ? So before they’re dying we’re thinking of ...
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Hindu Gods/Goddesses In Meditation : Rebirth After Position Duties Fulfilled

Many people have asked questions on the lifespan of Hindu deities, and has often been answered on here that after their position duties are finished, they are reborn in this universe or another ...
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Can a kshatriya be born as a brahmin in next birth? Can a woman be born as a male in next birth and vice versa?

What does the scriptures say about rebirth, is a brahmin always a brahmin , kshatriya always a kshatriya ?
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Is there any equivalent of Buddhist Pure Land in Hinduism?

In East Asian Buddhism, there is a tradition called Pure Land Buddhism. Pure Land Buddhists call out the name of the Amitabha Buddha, so that when they die, he will take them to be reborn in his Pure ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good and Evil and Reincarnation

I'm a day new to Hinduism. Does Hinduism teach that your God is the creator of good and evil? The Bible infers this, that God is working everything according to his will. I have a suspicion that ...
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Goddess Lakshmi reborn with an elephant face?

I was going through the Skanda Puran where I came across an interesting story related to the curse of Lakshmi to a girl and the resultant curse of that girl's father on Lakshmi to be born with an ...
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Are there Any Annihilationist schools in Hinduism?

Among, All the schools of Hinduism, The Madhva school believes in eternal hell for Tamo-yogya Jivas who are beyond saving. There are a few other schools who also believe in the concept of nitya-...
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As per Advaita, Atman/Self/Brahman is unborn and doesnt "pass" away when body dies? What is the reference for it?

As per Advaita Vedanta, its the Sukshma Sharira(Subtle Body/Mind) which reincarnates after a body dies and Atman/Brahman/Self does not "pass away" or "leave" when body dies. But in ...
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Question regarding eternal kakola narak from which no escape is possible

TIL there is a naraka called Kakola Narak from which one cannot escape by reincarnating. I read on several sources that there is a narak called Kakola Narak (black poison) after reaching which the ...
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Are there any philosophies other than Dvaita that have the concept of Nitya Samsari?

I have heard that the Dvaita school of Madhvacharya has the concept of 'Nitya - Samsarins'; which means that as per them a particular class of souls would perpetually be bound in the cycle of rebirth. ...
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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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