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How to overcome jealousy?

Jealousy is considered a sin by many people along with other vices like greed, anger, arrogance, lust and delusion. How do scriptures suggest to overcome jealousy (aka matsarya)?
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Does the “sin that dwelleth in me” corresponds to kundalini? [closed]

In the Letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul writes about "sin" as some entity that dwells in the human body. Now, I do believe that this entity corresponds to kundalini. sin entered into ...
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Is the practice of Gayatri Parivar allowing everyone to undergo Upanayana (Janaeu) ceremony adharmika?

It's a well-known fact about the Gayatri Parivar's stance on allowing everyone (including married women, non-Hindus, and Śhūdras, etc.) to undergo the sacred thread ceremony (Upanayana or Yagnopavita ...
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How to reconcile these incendiary acts of Devaguru Bṛhaspati, in the story of Dīrghatamas (from Mahābhārata)?

In the Book 1: Adi Parva, Sambhava Parva (Section 104) of the Mahābhārata, we encounter an appalling story of sage Dīrghatamas, as narrated by Pitāmaha Bhīṣhma to Satyavatī. I'm quoting the ...
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Is it a sin to kill a mosquito in Hinduism?

If I kill mosquitoes in my room with an electric mosquito-killing racket, will that be considered a sin? Why?
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Possessing ego for being “scripturally righteous” or being a sinner (knowingly or unknowingly): Which of the two is worse?

We all commit in some way or another various sins (pāpa) and good acts (puṇya). My question pertains to the situation: Suppose one person, might be conducting themselves in all righteousness (dharmic),...
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Any sins committed when Bilva tree is desecrated in any way?

Does the scriptures enjoin any sins with cutting the Bilva tree and it's leaves, done either deliberately or by mistake?
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Does sin arise in this case?

If X goes to Y's house, Y has a low opinion about X and insults him. X is hurt and he thinks that it is his papam. Is there any papam arising to X by inciting or provoking Y to behave in a bad manner....
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Is it sin to criticize Hinduism?

Is it sin to criticize Hinduism? Can one find faults in the Vedas and upanishades, or even criticize the guru for something the Student doesn't agree with. By criticize I don't mean to mock or to ...
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Is there any verse that talks about bad human births?

Now after having suffered the torments inflicted in the hells, the evil-doers pass into animal bodies. 2. Criminals in the highest degree enter the bodies of all plants successively. 3. Mortal sinners ...
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Is it sin for Brahmins if they eat artifical meat (Cultured meat)? [duplicate]

Is it sin for Brahmins if they eat artifical meat (Cultured meat )? Does scriptures scriptures say anything about this?
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Is life predestined or on the freewill? [duplicate]

If someone is in hard times, should he has to think that these problems are because of his past karmas for which he has to suffer or he should make an effort in order to get off of such situation? If ...
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What is the Hindu view of blasphemy? [duplicate]

blasphemy : the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk. Is blasphemy sin in Hinduism.
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On which days should one not study the Vedas?

From Brahmanda Purana's Anusanga Pada Chp35 28-30. There are fifteen Vājins. They are the disciples of Yājñavalkya viz.—Kaṇva, Baudheya Madhyandina, his son, Vaidheya, Addha, Bauddhaka, Tāpanīya, ...
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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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Can you get rid of bad karma by self harm?

If someone is inflicting pain on himself because he wants to get rid of bad karma, will he be able to get rid of bad karma like this? And is there any way to get rid of bad karma other than suffering ...
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If I broke a promise that I made to Bhagwan - specifying the consequence of me breaking it, what can be done? [duplicate]

I made a promise to Bhagwan that I would not effuse semen for a month, and if I did, I asked Him to throw me in naraka or make me go through animal reincarnation (8.4 million times). I broke it. Also, ...
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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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What is a sin in Hinduism and what do vedas and upanishad say about it [duplicate]

Is there any God give law in Hinduism. If not how can we distinguish between good and evil. Please give reference.
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What is the greatest sin in Hinduism. According to vedas [duplicate]

Is eating beef greatest sin. Not worshipping God is greatest sin. Or some thing else.
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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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Is this activities count in lust/sin or not ? I mean he/she will get paap or not? [duplicate]

suppose if someone is not married .If he is doing sex with many girls ( call girl, prostitute) or if she is doing sex with many boy's( play boy) Is this activities count in lust/sin ? I mean he/...
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Why sin done by Indra is suffered by all Women?

As discussed here, the sin of Indra is suffered by women. But, why the sin done by someone is suffered by someone else? What I know is, we suffer the result of sinful action so that we can realize the ...
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Repentance or atonement for killing a cow or eating beef

Some observations: In a particular society in India, the repentance for consuming beef is that the "sinner" must put on the rope around his/her neck (i.e. the rope wound around a cow's neck)...
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Why do we have mantras and rituals for sinful activities?

Let's take gambling. As seen in these answers here and here, gambling is a vice. No two ways about it. But there is an entire sukta in Atharva Veda dedicated to success in gambling as seen here I have ...
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What Puranas and Shastras comment about the reason behind pandemics?

I am thinking if the Corona pandemic we are suffering is the result of similar and collective bad Karma of almost all we people on earth. What Puranas and Shastras comment about the reason behind ...
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If the sins due to bad past life karmas are removed or destroyed by extreme devotion in this life, will the devotee still suffer?

The Agastya Nadi Jyotish revealed some of the sins I had made because of the bad karma I did in last life. I am a devotee and I chant GuruMantra everyday for an hour. Will it help me(people like me) ...
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What can be called a sin? [duplicate]

What type of action can be considered sin, is the action irrelevant but the motive? What if the action and motive are not good but it has no direct adverse effect on anyone. Like if a person gains ...
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Is cutting trees a sin? [duplicate]

I had purchased some land as an investment and then planned to clear all trees on the land to do some business, but now feeling bad about cutting down the trees. Is cutting trees really a sin? I am ...
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What is the meaning of “shantam papam”

I have heard this phrase a number of times. Also have heard this in the Indian historical drama viz. Bharat Ek Khoj, wherein Dushyant wasn't able to recollect about Shakuntala, and Shakuntala claimed ...
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What are the vedic definitions for paapa and punya?

Paapa and Punya are very famous words in Hinduism. I used to believe that whatever karma is performed by the humans, if recommended/accepted by scriptures, is called Punya else Paapa. But recently I ...
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Is Karma transferable from one person to another according to śruti (Vedas, Upaniṣads, etc.)?

The Mahābhārata narrates the story of King Somaka and his chief priest who conduct a human sacrifice but only the priest is seen spending time in hell for his actions. And as the conversation between ...
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If there is hell and heaven in Hinduism. Then why is there rebirth and moksh? [duplicate]

We see the concept of rebirth and moksha , while we also see hell and heaven in Hinduism. Garuda purana says a lot about punishments in hell Also read https://www.quora.com/If-early-Hinduism-believed-...
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Do Hindu Gods commit sin and go to hell? If yes please quote the scripture

because Krishna said that Gods are also trapped in the system of creation Krishna said He is the one who does all- both good and evil by incarnating himself. Does it mean that when a bad guy is ...
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Help regarding translation of a text from Padma Purana 7.3.47b-51

The following quote is from Padma Purana, Kriyāyogasāra-Khaṇḍa, Chapter 3 - The Story of King Manobhadra, verses 47b-51: https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-padma-purana/d/doc365844.html ...
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What is the sin incurred of a wife having lllicit sex? [duplicate]

What is the sin incurred of one's wife having illicit sex?
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Is oral sex forbidden (or is a sin) in Hinduism?

I haven't found any scriptures which explicitly forbid this. So my questions are: Is oral sex involving male genital organ that is totally consensual with the said person's wife a sin? Is oral sex ...
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Is online piracy (downloading books/videos/etc) considered as stealing in Hinduism? [closed]

Context: Online piracy means downloading of books/games/movies/courses which might be available for sale at some non-zero price. Hinduism has strict rules against stealing. But is online piracy ...
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Is destroying an idol of a god equivalent to killing an avatar of that god?

In Sri Vaishnavism, Brahman makes himself accessible to humans in 5 forms: Para, Vyuha, Vibhava, Archa, and Antaryami. Para refers to the form of Vishnu that exists in Vaikuntha. Vyuha and Vibhava ...
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What is the punishment in hell for destroying the statues of gods in temples? [duplicate]

What is the punishment in hell for destroying the statues of gods in temples? In Sri Vaishnavism, Brahman makes himself accessible to humans in 5 forms: Para, Vyuha, Vibhava, Archa, and Antaryami. ...
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Sins and parihara for killing Brahmin [duplicate]

Dasharatha killed a brahmin (unintentionally) and didn't leave his kingdom for forest. Pandu killed brahmin and left kingdom. Rama killed Ravana, a brahmin, and didn't do anything as parihara. ...
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Prayer for requesting forgiveness from GOD?

Are there Mantras, stotra, anything; to seek forgiveness of God, for ignorance, for the Sins committed, or Sins your gonna committ. पापमोचन, क्षमा Especially If you chant Mantra wrong or wrong ...
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Women fasting is sin? [duplicate]

Whats does this means in "The institutes of vishnu book" : A woman who keeps a fast or performs a penance in the lifetime of her lord, deprives her husband of his life, and will go to hell. ...
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Question related to karma and rebirth

A Christian once asked me this question when I was explaining him about karma and rebirth philosophy in Hinduism. I told him that if anything happens in anybody's life, it is the result of their karma ...
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What defines a “hero,” from a Hindu perspective?

For some context, see this question, which I will also summarize: I plan to run a Dungeons & Dragons game soon for some people who follow Hindu faith. For those unfamiliar, it's like a cooperative ...
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Was Rama sinful?

Valmiki Ramayana Aranyakanda 63:4 I might have definitely, habitually, and desirably committed damnable deeds in my previous births, and now the result of those impious deeds is very much ripened and ...
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Can you subtract sin with enough virtue? Scriptural quotes/activities/instruction to wipe out any and all sin!

I'm well aware that everyone's driven by the 3 modes of material nature! Reading of ways to get rid of sin is very different from LIVING and DOING the ways to get rid of sin. For instance, if I'm a ...
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How is prāyaścitta different from daṇḍa? Are both complementary to each other?

How is prāyaścitta (atonement or expiation) different from daṇḍa (punishment sanctioned by the king)? Is prāyaścitta a voluntary/self-imposed punishment for a sin that one commits? Are both ...
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What is the punishment in hell for women who commit adultery?

For example, Brahmanas who drink liquor will have molten lead poured down their throat in hell, men who commit adultery will be forced to embrace a burning hot, iron image of a woman, those who eat ...
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What are 3 sins mentioned in Shivastotravalli?

Shivatotravalli is one of the great work of Kashmiri Acharya Sri Utpaladeva. In chapter 2 verse 3 he says: "O Paramatma Deva! Because of being full of bliss "balsamic", because of destroying all 3 ...

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