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Evidence shloka that time and material energy are eternal?

To discuss with scientist, I have to prove that time and material energy, Maya, are eternal or no beginning and end by reference shloka . Someone pandit, could you help me, please.
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Shloka regarding pradhāna and prakṛti

I'm looking for the shloka which explains that there are two eternal principles: pradhāna or prakṛti.
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Sections of scriptures which deal with Bearing the Physical Pain

What sections of scriptures deal with Bearing the Physical Pain because of disease, old age or accident? What kind of discourse is given regarding the physical pain? Any lead would be fine, One can ...
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Prahlada later got abusive about Vishnu

The great Bhaktha Prahlada much later in life accused Vishnu during exchanges with Adi Parasakthi. This is attributed to his genetic nature being that of a Rakshas that took over his personalty. I ...
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Ancient texts on the art and science of debate

I thought 'tarka shastra' was the search text I was looking for, but the books I found were rather modern writer's literary text. What I was looking for the science written by the rishis, I just found ...
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Where can i find the story of Ashtavakra's birth and his other stories?

Where can i find the story of Ashtavakra's birth and his other stories like: Giving curse to devis of swarga-loka who laughed at his crooked form? Giving curse to Krishna I have head an alternate ...
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Manusmriti with commentary of Kulluka Bhatta

I am looking for translated versions (English/Hindi) of Manusmriti with commentary of Kulluka Bhatta online .
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Sri Bhuvaneshwari scriptural references?

Where can the first historical references of Sri Bhuvaneshvari be found? Is there any reference that precedes the Mahavidyas?
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What do scriptures say about luck? [duplicate]

I am looking for scriptural references which mention for and against luck. Eg: Against luck, would be anything (but not limiting to) like hard work creates luck For luck, would be anything (but not ...
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References of Santatita Kala

Where is the exact reference about Santatita Kala in the Saivagamas? Please provide scriptural references.
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Lord Shiva wearing Rudraksha

How many Rudraksha Lord Pashupati is wearing over the Wrists (lower and higher near the shoulders) and is there any reference over the Scriptures about it?
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Goddess Ushas : references in the Vedas

Ushas (Marici for Buddhists) is the goddess of the dawn. What are the passages in the vedas where she is mentioned exactly?
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reference for the slokam kalashepo na kartavyaha

Can some one tell me reference for the following slokam Kālakṣēpo na kartavyaha kṣinamāyuhu kṣaṇē kṣaṇē Yamasya karuṇā nāsti kartavyam harikīrtanam Rough meaning goes as follows : Kalakshepo ...
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Where can i find this verse chanted before honoring Mahaprasad

In Gaudiya vaisnava temples i have heard the following prayer before honoring (eating) Mahaprasada: mahā-prasāde govinde nāma-brahmaṇi vaiṣṇave svalpa-puṇyavatāḿ rājan viśvāso naiva ...
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Where can we find reference of the story of Holika burning instead of Prahlada?

I have checked some of the places where the story of Prahlada-Nrisimhadev-Hiranyakashipu is mentioned, for eg: in the Narasimha Purana, the Srimad Bhagavatam and Vishnu Purana for a mention of ...
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Are we God in a state of forgetfulness? Reference needed

I have heard this idea which I think it comes from the Upanishads. Can anybody give a a reference in the Vedas, Gita or any other literature from Hinduism in which existential ignorance is explained.
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What is the earliest reference of three truths doctrines found among Advaitin's literature? [duplicate]

As of today, almost all Advaita VedAntins espousing three truths theory using below terms prAtibhAsika satya vyAvahArika satya (Relative truth) pAramArthika satya (Absolute reality) Does any Adi ...
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Where is Bhagavad Gita referred to as Hari Gita?

I heard that Bhagavad Gita is referred to as Hari Gita. I don't know the exact reference. Where is it referred as Hari Gita?
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How to reduce Tamasic qualities?

Is it possible to reduce Tamogun (Tamasic qualities) ? If so, then which steps can be taken to reduce Tamogun by following: Worship, Behaviour, Mental attitude and Seva It would be great if any ...
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Mention of Siva cursing Saudasa(Somadatta) in Skanda Purana

Does Skanda purana mention the incident of Shiva cursing Saudasa to live as a Rakshasa?
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Which scriptures discuss purusha avatars?

This article lists 6 categories of avatars one of them being Purusha Avatar: Purusha avataras Lila avataras Guna avataras Manvantara avataras Yuga avataras Shaktyavesha avataras ...
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Where did the following name of Vishnu has been taken from?

Vishnu can be called by name श्रिहान. It is not present in Vishnu Sahasranamam. Which scripture contains the name and what is the actual meaning of it? 2, 3, 4 ....
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Which scripture contains the event of Shiva beheading Vinayaka?

Consider the sequence of events : Parvati making Vinayaka, Vinayaka disallowing Shiva, Shiva beheading Vinayaka, Shiva joining Elephant's head on Vinayaka's body, etc., Which scripture contains this ...
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Scriptural references for the family goddess of Indian famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan

The following paragraphs says that Ramanujan credited his mathematical capabilities to the goddess Namagiri Thayar A deeply religious Hindu, Ramanujan credited his substantial mathematical ...
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating eating during war?

During Mahabharata Yuddha Kanda, there don't seem to be many verses depicting that Krishna ate food. Are there scriptural verses putting down eating during war ?
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating old age?

As mentioned in another post, Vishnu's human avataras don't seem to age beyond young adulthood. Are there scriptural verses putting down old age?
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What are the earliest commentaries available on Sri Devi Bhagavatam and from which sampradaya?

While reading through on a different topic, I came across this link, which talks about Sri Bhaskararaya, which states: Bhaskaracharya was born in the period between the last part of the ...
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Do humans breathe 21600 times in a day according to the Yoga sastra?

I came to know that a human breathes 21,600 times per day according to Yoga sastra. Which shloka explicitly states it?
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Which shloka describes human qualities? [duplicate]

Where can I find the collection of shlokas on the great human qualities? Qualities like perseverance, hardworking, visionary, Kind, Passionate Honesty and Integrity etc?
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Does Pillai Lokacharya’s commentary on the Gadya Trayam still exist?

The Sri Vaishnava sect has two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai. Vadakalais follow the teachings of Vedanta Desikan, whereas Thenkalais follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya. My question is ...
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Has there been any mention of withdrawal of maya sarees by Krishna in any version of Mahabharata?

It is stated in the video by the Swamiji (as narrated to him by his Guru) Lord Krishna supplied unending sheet lengths of saree at first as a rescue measure in the hour of Draupadi's need when ...
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What is Natal chart and where it has been mentioned?

What is meant by Natal chart? Which text describes about Natal chart in detail?
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Has there been any commentary on “Soundarya Lahari” by any scholar from Sri Shankaracharya's lineage?

This page describes Soundarya Lahari as being authored by sage Pushpadanta and Adi Shankara. While there are many who believe this to be incorrect attribution, I am more interested to know if any ...
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Exact References of number of wives of krishna in mahabharat?

Please give exact shloka number(and its translation) in Mahabharat(not puranas) , where number of wives of krishna is mentioned, Esp. the 16000 wives in narakasura episode and other wives? I will ...
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Scriptual reference for causes of being born in the Kaliyuga

The Kaliyuga is, especially by Puranic sources, considered to be the deteriorating state of humanity where ethtics, morality and intelligence are spiralling out of control. For example, at the end ...
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Science of dice in ancient Hinduism scriptures

In section LXXII of Mahabharata, there is an excerpt regarding the science of dice. "Vrihadaswa said, '.......Rituparna said, 'O Vahuka, thou art the only charioteer, there is none other in this ...
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Which rules are not applicable for Ganga river?

Somewhere in Mahabharata Pandavas tell to Gandharvas that Ganga river can get served at any time and there are no rules for Ganga to get service like other rivers. Please give those reference and the ...
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Scriptural definitions for caste, Varna, class and tribe [duplicate]

The words such as Varna, caste, class, tribe etc., was used extensively in Hinduism scriptures. Please provide the definitions for each of the listed along with a single person example as shown below;...
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Slokas about discipline in Mahabaratha

It is well known that many people in Mahabaratha such as Bhishma, Drona, Arjuna, Duryodhana, Karna, Abhimanyu etc., are experts in certain fields. In order to gain such expertise, there should be a ...
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Does BIBI Nanchari has any scriptural evidence? [duplicate]

Many people in South India believes that Bibi Nanchari is a female goddess married to Venkateswara and belongs to the Muslim religion. Is there any scriptural evidence for her or just created in ...
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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

What is scriptural source (preferably vedic) of the term vedAnga? or In which acaryas' writing do we find the description that there are six limbs of the vedas or six Vedangas and what they enlist?
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Which scripture contains the story of Lord Venkateswara?

Which authentic Hindu scripture contains the total story of Lord Venkateswara? From where one can read it?
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Donating money or food to beggars, and its karmic results [duplicate]

I have heard that it is better to donate food (or clothes etc.), instead of money, to beggars. The reason is that if the beggars mislead the donor into thinking that they will use the money to buy ...
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Where can one learn Chandas through english?

Chandas is one of the limbs in the study of Vedas (Vedangas). It is the study of Vedic verses with emphasis on poetic meters. What are the best introductory resources for the study of Chandas ...
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Did Lava and Kusha found cities in Pakistan?

Wikipedia article on Kusha says: Kusha or Kusa (Sanskrit: कुश) and his twin brother Lava were the children of Lord Rama and Sita. Their story is recounted in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Hindu ...
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How many puranas are there and is there any full list mentioned in any of the scriptures

How many "puranas" are there? Are there any authentic full list of all the puranas (not just 18 mahapuranas) backed by some other puranas or scriptures?
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Does the shloka 'ahiṃsā paramo dharma' or excerpt appear in Mahabharata?

Ahimsa paramo dharma, is it taken from Mahabharata? Many sources over internet say so and claim that it is a half-truth and the remaining half is Himsa dharma tadaivacha. Is it true? Who is the ...