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What exactly is a leela (लीला)? Is there a scriptural definition of leela (लीला)?

When people cannot logically explain certain actions of Gods, their incarnations, Saints, Ṛṣis etc., they often use the term leela which is sometimes spelled as līlā and lIlA. I think the word ...
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Do great saints know everything?

Great Saints are said to have lot of powers which come for their meditation. Like god Sai Baba removing out the intestines and cleaning them, and Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy telling ...
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Does the Adiyogi of Sadhguru have a scriptural basis

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has a large following in India and abroad. His main sculptural work is the Adiyogi Statue in Velliangiri hills, Coimbatore. Does the Statue have any Sthala purana or is it ...
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What exactly happens during Parakaya Pravesha?

Parakaya Pravesha is power of entering into body of another person through Yoga. Sri Adi Sankara entered the body of King Amaruka of Benares. Tirumular in Southern India entered the body of a ...
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Is Swaminarayan an incarnation of any God?

I want to know the following: Who is Lord Swaminarayan? What is his story? Was he an incarnation of any God? Is there any mention of him in any old Hindu texts?
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How to identify saint/sage?

Now a days many people claim to be a saint. Is there any method to differentiate real saint and fake saint. UPDATE. A person can have only 1 Guru in his lifetime. But if I come to know there is a ...
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Are there any female rishis?

Most of the saints or rishis we see are male. Are there any female saints (except devotees through Bhakti yoga)? Why do we find female rishis only rarely? Is there any reason? Through which yoga ...
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What scriptures describe swans separating milk from water?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Who are the authors of and what are the significances of "Eka Sloki Ramayana" , "Eka Sloki Bhagawatam" and the like?

As the name suggests,the Eka Sloki Ramayana is the whole story of Ramayana told in just one sloka/verse: aadau raama tapovanaadi gamanam hatvaa mrugam kaanchanam vaidehee haraNam jaTaayu maraNam ...
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What is the significance of the Titles of Spiritual Teachers?

I came across some Titles of Spiritual Teachers(Guru): Abhaya Acharya Avdhoota Bharathi Maharaj Maharshi Paramahamsa Sant Shankaracharya Saraswati Yogi My questions are: Is ...
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Can saints get back to normal state?

I would like to know whether saints can get back to the normal state like us after realization? I mean like us with desires, fear and dualities. Can they get back to state of normal people after God ...
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Which scripture provides details about Suka?

I want to learn more about Suka (son of Vyāsa) who narrated Bhagvatam to Parikshit. Which purāna provide details on life or past-life of Suka ?
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What is the meaning of various honorific prefixes with "Sri"?

We see many gurus, babas, saints with honorific titles such as Sri Sri 108 Sri 1008 sri etc What does these prefixes indicate?
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Why do sages and saints curse others?

In many scriptures and stories, sages and saits curse others when they get upset or someone does them wrong. In some cases this can be considered as an act of self-defense (even saits need to protect ...
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Why people are afraid of Aghoris?

Why people are afraid of Aghoris? Is that because of their face and living style or do they have any supernatural powers? I heard irrespective of religion, anyone can become Aghori. Is that true? ...
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Is it necessary that an enlightened man should possess Siddhis or special powers?

We know about many saints who possessed siddhis in the past. Are siddhis a criteria for an enlightened person ?
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Was Tukaram an Advaitin philosopher?

Did Tukaram advocate the philosophy of Advaita? Can any one give proofs that he advocated Advaita?
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Who is Shivananda Swami?

There are popular aartis, that are sung in North, which have initials of Swami Shivananda in their end. For example So, my question is, who is "Swami Shivananda", composer of such Aartis?
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English Translations of Hayagreeva Stotrams by Sri Vadiraja Teertha

Sri Vadiraja Teertha, considered amongst the highest saints in the Madhva hierarchy and next only to Srimad Ananda Teertha(Madhva) and Sri Jayateertha, was an unshakable devotee of SriHayavadana ...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

One of the well-known name in the South Indian Sri Vidya tradition is Sri Bhuvanananda Natha. Is there any brief info about his life events and upasana?
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Whose avatar was Sri akkalkot swami?

He was a famous saint from maharastrian bhakti movement. He used to live in akkalkot which is a pilgrim place now Whose avatar was he ?
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What is difference between Nagas and sadhu?

I mean both of them are saints devoted to spirituality both of them follow brahmacharya etc i want to ask whether both have same significance in Hindu mythology? And what are the differences between ...
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Is it true that God himself came to saint Ekanatha's house to do his work?

I have heard the folk story that Ekanath was very busy in the social-cultural reformation of society. Also, many people came to his house for the meal every day. So, He and his wife too busy for the ...
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Does "untouchability" have any place in Hinduism? [duplicate]

I am an Indian Hindu, I face many situations where there is "Goutra", "Jaati", and many types of class related things are asked. Are the "class-division" and "discrimination" legitimate in Hinduism??...
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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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How saint become sinner?

what is the meaning of this quote A saint is a sinner who never gave up. I got this quote from here My confusion is that how saint become sinner ?
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What is the story of chokha mela?

Chokha was a saint from Maharashtra bhakti movement. He is known to have faced many difficulties due to caste but continued the good work. One of his well known abhanga which reflects social norms ...
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Are there any current female saints in shaktism?

Are there any current saints in Shaktism,like Sarada Devi or like anandamayi maa were for general hinduism? Are there any saints in shaktism right now that are well known?
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Want to know about Sri Pavhari Baba

Pavhari Baba was a famous Sri Vaishnava sect of Gajipur, contemporary of Sri Ramakrishna. He was very respected in the Eastern Part of India. I am interested in knowing about the life and especially ...
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Did Sri Lokenath Brahmachari meet Sri Trailanga Swami at all?

Some of Sri Lokenath Brahmachari's biographies claim that He met Sri Trailanga Swami.But Sri Lokenath Brahmachari refers to SrinTrailanga Swami as 'Hitalal Mishra' which is NOT the name of Sri ...
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Before taking Samadhi Dnyaneshwar did follow Ashtangyoga?

Ashtangyoga contains 8 parts in yoga. Ashta means 8. Ashtangyoga - Yam Niyam Aasan Pranayam Pratyahar Dharana Dhyan Samadhi These are eight parts of Ashtangyoga. The saint Dnyaneshwar has taken ...
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What is the purpose of Navnath? [duplicate]

I heard that Navnath are the 9 saints who were born in Kaliyuga. They were so powerful and full of spiritual energy that even Devas were unable to defeat them. Question is, in Kaliyuga, how those ...
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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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Thirumangai alwar

What are the special characteristics of this alwar and how many names was given to him by almighty? What is his significant contribution towards Vaishnavism ?
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What is importance of satsang according to various scriptures?

I want to know scriptural verses which glorifies satsang and saints.
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Bhakti Parampara saints from South Indian states

I am familiar with some of the Bhakti Parampara Poet-saints from Western and Northen part of India and their works. Some of them are -: Saint Dyaneshwar - commentary on Shree Bhagavad Gita (...
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Regarding some questions on Mahavatar Babaji

I came to know from Autobiography of a Yogi, by Swami Yogananda that Babaji is an immortal. My questions are: What is the birthdate of Mahavatar Babaji? What is the last account of babaji? I mean ...
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Elites saying "Buddhism is a child of Hinduism."

Experts and Elite Personalities of Sanatana Dharma knows that Buddhism is born from Hinduism but do not agree with some teachings of Hinduism. Swami Vivekananda is an elite personality states this ...
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What are some bhakti parampara saints in the Advaita sect?

Can anyone tell about the bhakti parampara saints in the Advaita sect and, also about any Shudra saints in the Advaita Shankaracharya till the 19th century?
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What are some notably difficult tapas yogis have performed in modern days?

I just learned of Shivabalayogi's tapas of meditating for 23 hours a day for eight years. And 12 hours a day for two more years. That is the most notable tapas I have heard of. What are some other ...
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Was Nepal formed by a Hindu saint called Ne Muni?

This wiki article claims that As it is believed that Ne Muni established Nepal, some important priests in Nepal are called "Tirthaguru Nemuni" Is there any more details available about the saint?...
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How did Saint Dnyaneshwar made the ox to recite veda mantras?

I heard somewhere (someone posted this on quora and some people said this on twitter as well) that Sant Dnyaneshwar made an ox recite vedas. Can someone give some reference of this story and also ...
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Who is Thyagaraja?

Who is Thyagaraja to Hinduism? Is he a poet or rishi or jivanmukta or avaduta or avatar etc.,?
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What are the teachings of saint JanA bAi?

She was one of the famous.saints in the vArkari bhakti movement. What were the principles she preached?
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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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Whose avatar was Sri Eknath?

Sri Eknath was one of the famous saints from the Varkari line of Bhakti tradition. Whose incarnation was he ?
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What is 'Kabir Sagar'?

I read some part of ' Kabir Sagar'. It is a book on Saint Kabir which concerns with philosophical knowledge (or so I think). But I don't understand what it talks about to begin with. Will anyone shed ...
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Can one saint be more intellectual than the other? [closed]

Generally people don't compare the intellects of saints. But sometimes when they talk about them, they say great saints. What does it mean by great saints? Does any saint has high intellect or know ...
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What is Sadhu? Is Any Parameters That Defines Them? Difference from Sajjan(good will person) [duplicate]

I want to ask that : what is sadhu? Are there any parameters defined for that. Are they need to be Vairagi? What is the difference between Sadhu And Sajjan? I mean to ask Sadhu is Derived from sadhana ...
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Is there any relation between Trailanga Swami and Kulandai Swami?

Sri KulandaiAnanda Swamigal: According a current biography of Sri Trailanga Swami, He and Sri Kulandai Ananda Swamigal (Who left His body in Madurai) are one and the same. Some websites also supports ...
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