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Does Gita support doctrine of eternal samsara?

We find these verses in 16th chapter of Gita. tān ahaṁ dviṣataḥ krūrān saṁsāreṣu narādhamān kṣipāmy ajasram aśubhān āsurīṣv eva yoniṣu āsurīṁ yonim āpannā mūḍhā janmani janmani mām ...
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Do Vaishnavism and Shaivism differ on whether all souls ultimately achieve liberation (moksha)?

There is a very short, one paragraph-long Wikipedia article on nitya-samsarins, or eternally transmigrating souls, as classified by Sri Madhvacharya. Sri Madhva also classifies souls into mukti-yogyas ...
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In the Bhagavadgītā, what are some objections to its proposed solutions to the paradox of action?

For those un-familiar with indian philosophy, the Bhagavadgītā is a text that proposes a solution to the problem of rebirth. This problem of rebirth is as follows: We are in an endless cycle of life ...
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Soul evolution in Hinduism [duplicate]

I'm curious about cultures and religion. As I have been browsing through Wikipedia I have found this: Māyā is also a spiritual concept connoting "that which exists, but is constantly changing and ...
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Does prayer remove bad deeds of past lives?

If this birth is based on the deeds of our previous life, then our destiny is pre-determined. So, there is no need for god unless prayer offered to him will erase the bad deeds.
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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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Is there the first birth of a jiva soul in the material world or not?

According to the teaching of Vedanta a jiva soul or the living being (jivatma) has never been created, and that is because a jiva exists eternally throughout all the phases of time, namely past, ...
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Are the Rakshasas (demons) eternal?

God (Paratma) in Hinduism is beyond the realm of time, as a result of which He is eternal. According to the Hindu philosophy, each living creature possesses a soul (inner core of consciousness) which ...