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

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Born on 13th day after death of grandpa

If a, nale is born on the 13th day of his grandfathers death (that is on vaikuntam that too after lunch), is there anything to infere from it, good or bad!
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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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Can Hindu Gods reincarnate

Can Gods reincarnate in a body for helping their devotees ? I am not talking about mythological characters to help humanity I am talking about daily life, thus means living a full life as a ...
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What if a Deva is desireful for moksh

Would it be difficult for them to take a human birth and is there a set procedure for that?
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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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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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How to guarantee rebirth in a western nation after death?

What karma must one do to achieve rebirth in a western nation?
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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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Can majority of Hindus living in deplorable conditions be explained by karmic law?

Majority of Hindus live in india, a third world country with abysmal living conditions, can it be inferred that majority of Hindus are born in india due to their bad deeds(karma ) in past lives? Also ...
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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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If we carry our karma to our next life, does it mean people who are poor/sad/disabled deserve such a life? And isn't helping them a sin too?

I have heard a lot in hinduism about our karma passing on to our next life. If I am a horrible person this life and living a great life, the next one is going to be miserable. By that logic, people ...
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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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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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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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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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Does knowledge of the self or spiritual knowledge move from life to life?

I remember hearing one claim that if you don't get Moksha in this life whatever merits (spiritual actions or where you were in the spiritual rank) moves from one body to another or in other words you ...
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What is required for a Westerner who agrees with Advaita Vedanta to attain a good rebirth?

In more detail, I am someone who lives in the West (1) who accepts the teaching of traditional Advaita Vedanta (through self-study), but (2) who doubts I will be able to attain moksha in my current ...
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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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How to explain the conflict between the theory of Karma and hell?

According to Hinduism, souls reincarnate and experience the fruits of their Prarabdha Karma. Bad things happen to people because of their bad karma from previous birth. Then what is the function of ...
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What's the proof that Karma is doing its job?

I am not that much of a religion virtuoso you will excuse my materialistic reasoning plane We keep being told that Karma will catch with you . Good Karma and Bad Karma are awarded appropriately etc ...
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What was the body of Kama made of?

Kāmadeva is perhaps the only deva who was resurrected from the dead. Generally, resurrection of the dead occurs in the same body. But in the case of Kāmadeva, his original body was burnt down by ...
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Was Buddha reincarnation of Agni?

Was buddha the reincarnation of vedic god agni? āga means fire. the pali way is tathāgata. the jain way is tathāgaya. blue_ego's way is tathajāta.
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To attain moksha, must you be born as a Hindu?

Imagine that a person is living in the USA or anywhere in the world like Africa is peaceful, loving, and worships God but does not know anything about moksha. Will he get moksha or he will again be ...
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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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Is any rebirths of humans mentioned in Mahabharata?

I know Devas and Asuras' reincarnations is mentioned in Mahabharata? But, Is any human being's reincarnation mentioned in the Mahabharata or it's appendix Harivamsha?
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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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Why a person get birth as a woman?

Why a person take birth as a woman ? What is the reason behind it ? What sin a person commit in their previous lives to take birth as a woman ? Can someone cite the scriptures regarding it ?
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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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Can one be reborn as a rock?

I know that reincarnation is an important part of Hinduism, but I always thought that a person could only be reincarnated as a plant or an animal (a living thing). However, this passage from ...
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Do people who are born in dwija castes did lots of virtues in their previous lives?

Is it true that those who born in twice-born castes (Brahmin , Kshatriya and Vaishya) did lots of virtues (Punyas) in their previous lives ? I am asking this as in the past only twice born castes had ...
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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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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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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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The verse which particularly says that it's the same Lord Brahma who takes birth from Lord Vishnu's navel everytime.?

I saw a screenshot of a verse in Quora last year or so, in some answer or comment where Lord Vishnu says to Lord Brahma that "It was you only who took birth from my navel last 7 times or so and ...
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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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Does moral character of previous lives impact moral character of current life?

Do people inherit their characters from previous lives? If a man was a sinner in his previous life, will he be inclined to sin in the current life? If a man was virtuous in his previous life, will he ...
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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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Which shashtra mention about bhoota pichahsa and other negative energies in detail?

In Bhagvadgita and other popular shashtra like garuda puran there is a mention of life after death and bhooth yooni, pichisha yoni. Is there any text/Shastra which explains about. How a person is ...
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Do individuals in this world have their own fixed identity?

Everyone born into this world gets a name—lets use x. x goes to school, eats, sleeps, does whatever they want, marries, has children, goes to work, retires, and dies. Per reincarnation theory, they ...
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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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What does hinduism say about killing insects?

What does hinduism say about killing insects?Is it ok or not?
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Will we take birth as crows after death?

During pithrupaksha, we keep food for crows assuming our ancestors will come and have in the form of crows. So one day we become ancestors too. So do we all take birth as crows after death? In that ...
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Does soul have an identity after it departs the human body?

So, it is said that human body is just a cover/dress which everyone leaves at death to continue their journey according to their Karma. But the human body has an identity, name, religion, community it ...
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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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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 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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How does the soul get the memory of past lives? [duplicate]

In this life one forgets the past lives, now if someone dies how can they remember the past lives? As it is said in the womb one remembers all their past lives.
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Can a Jeevatma be re-incarnated as a non living being?

I have gone through many lectures on Advait Vedanta. Here is what I understand. Bramhan Anything you are aware of i.e. sound, signs, smells all these, they are objects of consciousness. You are aware ...
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Jato Mat Tato Pat, but what about reincarnation?

Namaskar, Bhagawan Shree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is known to have said Jato Mat Tato Pat, means As my religions so many paths. The Ramakrishna mission considers Jesus as a manifestation of divine and ...
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