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If one continiously remembers an incident from the past, does this mean the karma from that incident has not yet been spent?

Prarabdha karma which is experienced through the present body and is only a part of sanchita karma which is the sum of one's past karmas, and agami karma which is the result of current decision and ...
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Do deities feel envy for those that merge with Brahman before them?

Much like the demon 'Mara' that tried to tempt Gautama Buddha during his sadhana and how Ramakrishna had to slice the Goddess Kali to attain Nirguna Brahman, is it written anywhere in scripture or ...
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Is there any scriptural basis for this jinx in Hinduism?

A common belief these days is to not say good will happen for sure lest you jinx it for the person/yourself. For e.g. "I didn't say anything to him as I was afraid I might jinx him" I was ...
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What does Faith mean? [duplicate]

It could mean faith in a particular diety, mantra, ritual, remedy etc. What does faith mean and what does it involve? Does any scripture describe faith?
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Origin of “Rãma Nãma Satya Hai”

"Rãma Nãma Satya Hai" "राम नाम सत्य है" i.e. The name of Ram is the truth, is commonly chanted by Hindus while carrying a dead body to be cremated. What are its known scriptural ...
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Why does Manu Smriti state that meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures?

According to this answer https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/44832/22493: Manu Smriti 5.48. Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is ...
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Is eating meat allowed if the animal died naturally?

Much like the sadhu that is allowed to skin the tiger if it died naturally, is it written anywhere in scripture that eating flesh from an animal that died naturally is allowed?
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Scriptural references for Hanumāna Jyotish

I came across this book, Hanumāna Jyotish ( हनुमान ज्योतिष ) which has been compiled by various astrologers under several different publications and all of them, supposedly attributes the original ...
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What happens when a mantra deeksha given is totally forgotten or not followed ? Can it be restarted again?

Can a mantra deeksha given , which was stopped abruptly be restarted again ? Are there any Do's and Dont's to do so ?
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Time period of Kapila muni

If Kapila muni lived during Svayambhuva-manvantara, did he live approximately 426 Maha-yugas back?. Reasons for this question: Current Manu is 7/14. Swayambhu Manu is 1/14. Each Manu rules 71 Maha-...
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Reference of this Sanskrit quote

I read this Sanskrit shloka in a book. पृथिव्यां त्रीणि रत्नानि जलमन्नं सुभाषितम्। मूढ़ै: पाषाणखण्डेषु रत्नसंज्ञा विधीयते।। Prithivyaam trini ratnaani jalamannam subhaashitam | Mudeih paashaan-...
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Reason behind Draupadi collecting blood of Yudhishthira in water

In Mahabharata, king Virata, out of anger, strikes Yudhishthira's face. Then Draupadi collects the blood due to that act by Virata. "Vaisampayana continued, 'Saying this, the king inflamed with ...
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Etymology of the word Brahmā (ब्रह्मा)

Brahmā (ब्रह्मा) who is the creator aspect of the Trimurti God, while Vishnu (विष्णु) and Shiva (शिव ) being the Preserver and the Destroyer aspects. The most frequently used etymological meaning for ...
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Any relationship between the Three Guṇas (गुण) and the three Ayurvedic Doshas ( दोषः)?

Hinduism (Sanātan Dharma) seems to be quite interwoven and fascinated with the idea of the number - "three". The Trimurtis - Brahmā, Vishnu and Mahesh (त्रिमूर्ति - ब्रह्मा, विष्णु और महेश ),...
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Classification of Brahmm(ब्रह्म)

I was watching this program on TV and the person in there further classified the Ultimate Reality we call as Brahmm / Par Brahmm into three categories : Niraakaar Brahmm (निराकार ब्रह्म) Saakaar ...
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What is the meaning of this statement by Bhishma?

I found this in an answer from the question: Does Science contradict Hinduism? How to deal with scientific discoveries that don't line up with Vedas? *Bhishma said in Mahabharata Shanti Parva Section ...
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Where can I find the details about the weapons that kshatriyas had at olden times?

Are there any Vedas, Puranas, or holy scripts that contain their descriptions?
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Who is lord Janardana?? why is he called the prime cause of the material universe and param brahma? is there any scriptural proof for that?

in many places and even in some shaivaite puranas , he is called prabrahma and the cause of the trimurtis. but in internet or google there are a very less information about this. please provide me ...
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Custom of covering head with handkerchief in temple?

Us Punjabis cover the head with handkerchief in temples and even during home worship (panchopchar puja) but I haven't seen others do it I was wondering whether we have any scriptures which hints at it ...
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Who are Aghories?

https://images.app.goo.gl/XfbwNiieY1fSrFMCA Please give the reference from the scriptures.
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(Broad level) Classification of ghosts in Hinduism

This question is intended to know about broad level classification only. Further classification is not needed. In English language, words may not exist for each category of ghosts. So I am using an ...
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Sex as Yagna by Adi Shankaracharya

Sex is an activity involving multiple benefits. In India, according to scriptures, the primary purpose of marriage is to have progeny and then the other uses are gaining sexual pleasure, the ...
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Fasting for health in Hindu scriptures

Fasting is an integral part of Sanathan dharma. It has several benefits. One of the benefit is health. Many people in India still think that fasting is mentioned in scriptures for spiritual benefits ...
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Can a women take her head bath on Sunday at the end of her menstruation cycle?

According to scriptures one should not take head bath(hair wash) on Sunday One who forsakes on all Sundays, Woman oil bath, meat and drinks, Will never be sick nor sad nor poor. And would reach the ...
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Are there universes without any deities?

As per Section III. Utpatti Prakaranam - chapter 29-30: Of those countless universes, O Rama, in some there are only plants; some have Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra and others as the presiding deities, and ...
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What should we do of belongings of the person who is no more?

What should we do of belongings of the person who is no more? Like what should we do with cloths and other things of that person?
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Is nAma-japa beneficial? [duplicate]

PLEASE NOTE: I come from an irreligious/atheist family. We do not have any Ishta-DevatA or Kula-DevatA. Like most people from irreligious families, I am significantly ignorant of dharma. Would NAma-...
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Person without parampara cannot be a sadhguru

Sadguru may have several definitions across scriptures. I want a definition from scriptures that is similar to the following A person is not eligible to be a Sadguru if (s)he has no known parampara(...
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Which commentary of the Bhagavata Gita is the best? [closed]

Sridhara Swami, Adi Shankara & Madhusudana Sarasvati- these 3 stalwarts of Advaita philosophy have composed their respective commentaries on the Bhagavata Gita but neither of them can be ...
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Remedies for a Gṛhastha for involving in sex on auspicious days

Answers of this question says Gṛhastha rules of the days one should not involve in sex. If a Gṛhastha involves in sexual activities on these following days, then what are the remedies one can follow?
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How are different beeja presented to world?

We may look at various beeja like 'gam' or the 'paraprasad' beeja etc. These are presented in verses with much secrecy such that, even though we read it or say it to someone the actual form of beeja ...
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In which days of week, one can cut neem tree?

If one bound to cut a neem tree then in which day one should do that? Does one need to do puja before that according to scriptures?
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What was the story of Saraswati taking a princess to another universe to show her an alternate version of her father?

I heard about this story before, but I can't remember where to find it.
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What are natural malefic planets?

There are some planets in Astrology that are believed to be natural malefic. I do not know the names and I believe that Rahu and Sani are natural malefics. Is the concept of natural malefic planets ...
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Is scriptures talking about dinosour? [duplicate]

Many people are asking if hindu scriptures are true then why no explanation of dinosour given. As modern science has shown that dinosours exist before humans, do scriptures has any information ...
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Is court marriage without saptapadi valid according to scriptures?

Now a days court marriages are also popular. Many learned people like to marry in court without much expense etc. What is the status of this marriage? Prohibited? Kalyug practice? Saptapadi is also a ...
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Story of Adi Shankaracharya as per Siva Rahasyam

What is the life story of Adi Shankara Charya as per Siva Rahasyam
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What is the correct interpretation of these verse from kaushitaki upanishad?

He going by the path by which the immortal gods travel reaches the world of Agni (fire), then to the world of Vayu (air), then to the world of Varuna, then to the world of Aditya (sun), then to the ...
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Different dharmas of different aspects of our existence

I heard something like below Hunger, thirst, increasing, decreasing, etc., are the dharmas of the body. Sad, happy, etc., are the dharmas of manas........................ I didn't remember the whole ...
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How can a European born converted Hindu become a Brahmana? [duplicate]

Converting to Hinduism and Caste Very interesting Q&A My question is: Because I am white Hindu, how can I become one day a Brahmana? Also: in astrology Indian websites, my jyotish kundli states ...
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Good and reliable books editions about pujas and Vastu?

Where to find complete Shastras or others like Agamas scriptures in order to know Why and How certain foods or flowers or scents are more appreaciated by a Deva if compared to something other to offer ...
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What are the foods to be avoided on Chaturdashi?

Is there anything in scriptures which tells about which foods to be avoided on caturdaśī Tithi?
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Do sinners directly get moksha if they die in Varanasi?

The answers of this question clearly says that any person who dies in Varanasi will get moksha. If a sinner dies in Varanasi, will that person get moksha?
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Do jambavanta is dalit? [duplicate]

Many south people tell that Jambavanta is dalit it is true what Ramayana and other scriptures are telling about jambavanta varna .
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What is the varna of Jambavan? [duplicate]

Many people in South India say that Jambavan is a dalit. Is it true? What do Ramayana and other scriptures say?
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Eye Donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures [duplicate]

What has been written about eye donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures?
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What are the days to avoid sexual intercourse for a gr̥hastha?

Is there anything like sex should be avoided during festivals and some of the auspicious days like Ēkādaśī, Amāvásyā and Pūrṇimā? Are there any scriptures which can provide the details about the days ...
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is this mentioned in scriptures that lord kridhna's son shamva ji sailed eastwards and reached japan and lived there?

Some historians say that the Japanese people were a group of Indians following the story that the Shamva, the son of Lord Krishna sailed eastwards thousands of years ago from India to settle in the ...
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The destination and fate of Murderers

I'd like to make clear the destination and fate of murders. According to Manusmriti 12.54-55, Those who committed mortal sins (Mahapataka), having passed during large numbers of years through ...
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what kind of hell are waiting for liars or deceiver who mislead people

I'd like to know what kind of hell are waiting for liars or deceiver who mislead people to wrong path other than Dharma or liberation from material world?

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