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Questions tagged [sin]

Questions related to various sins.

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Actions performed during Devi Paksha affects the individual tremendously?

Are their any such stories or myth, where people are being blessed or cursed by the Goddess for their deeds, which are performed during this phase of Devi paksha? I would like to know, if sinful acts ...
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Which verse of taittiriya brAhmana talks of extinguishing agnihotra fire as sinful?

The book Hindu Dharma (comprised of speeches given by Chandrashekarendra Saraswati) states in this chapter that: The Taittiriya Brahmana has it that to extinguish the agnihotra fire is to earn ...
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Is it a sin if one leaves his wife and children and take sannyasam?

From the sage Pattinathar and Raghavendra left the home and families (for example in the kaliyuga). I thought this is a sin and make a guilty feelings since families are only our depends and we ...
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Hanuman and Sagarollanghana

I read in this question that Sagarollanghana is prohibited and leads to a loss of caste. Now Sagarollanghana literally means 'leaping over the Saagara'. It appears from the answer that the Manusmriti ...
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An unmarried girl has sex with his lover but marries other man . What reward is given to her for this act? [duplicate]

Is sex so sinful ,if done with someone other than husband before marriage?
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Becoming free from all sins by listening slokas

We encounter many statements in scriptures as below Statement one from Bhagavata Puranam SB 10.66.43: Any mortal who recounts this heroic pastime of Lord Uttamaḥ-śloka's, or who simply hears it ...
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Are all human beings capable of self-control?

I have been trying to find an answer to this according to the Hindu holy texts, but I cannot find reference to this in the Gita. Are all human beings capable of self-control or are there human beings ...
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How does the quality of “Tamas” viz. “ignorance”, affect Moksha/Liberation?

There are 3 qualities for any being or existence, named as : Sattva (illumination), Rajas (passion), Tamas (ignorance). Gita discusses them in great detail. According to it, the quality of Rajas is ...
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Are religions (generally) inducing fear in humans in the name of hell to make them believe in God? [closed]

There are different kinds of pleasures and pains both physical and mental pain and there are also various tastes like sweet, sour, hot etc., Some like sweet and some are allergic to sweet (which may ...
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What is the punishment for abusing god? [duplicate]

If a person abuses God, what punishment the person has to undergo? Let us consider the following slokas from Geetha 1 2 O son of Kunti, even those devotees who faithfully worship other gods also ...
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What is the punishment given for using filthy and vulgar language towards women [duplicate]

What's the punishment given for abusing, using filthy vulgar language towards wife and children according to scriptures?
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Why the act of accepting gifts at sacred places (Tirthas) is considered a bad Karma?

In the Devi Bhagavata Purana's 9th Book's 34th Chapter, Savitri (wife of Satyavan) asks Yamaraja: Sâvitrî said :-- “O Bhagavân! What is, according to the S’âstras, Brahmahattyâ (murdering a ...
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What types of [non-intimate] friendly touches are allowed with other women?

As per scriptures, is it allowed for men to touch either married or unmarried women, not from own family, with or without her permission? The touch I used here refers to handshakes, keeping hands on ...
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Is years in all eras(yugas) calculation related to any increment of sins on earth?

We have 4 eras like a Satiyuga, Dwaparayuga, Tretayuga, Kaliyuga. I have read all of the time periods. But, Is this calculation linked to any other criteria like increment of sins on earth or ...
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Are husband and wife, associated/affected by each others' sins?

Is it true, that husband is associated in his wife's sin but the wife is not associated in her husband's sin? Example: Robber Valia's wife told him that I have not associated with your sin. Later he ...
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Does a men wishing a goddess as his wife is a sin? [duplicate]

In mythology, several women like Sati wanted God as their husband, but as far as I know, men did not allow to do same. Is there any reason behind it? Is it okay to want a Goddess as wife? If not, how ...
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What is the punishment for watching porn [duplicate]

What are the punishments faced by a person who watches porn according to scriptures?
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What does hinduism says about saving money

In 21st century there are various(legal) investments which pays more without doing any work or with less work. For example(Hypothetical): cryptocurrency, so if a person invests some amount and after ...
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Is underage sex for pleasure considered bad?

Do Hindu scriptures consider engaging in sex for pleasure an evil malpractice when the persons involved are juvenile? If not, why does the orthodox Indian/Hindu community believe so?
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What is the consequence of performing deity worship using stale flowers?

In a deity worship, flower (or Pushpa) is an important Upachara. It is thus included among both Pancha Upacharas and the Shodasha Upacharas. Now, I know that the act is very much proscribed in ...
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Do farmers have the right to kill pests?

To control caterpillars, thrips, mites and whiteflies, farmers use insecticides and kill a large number of these insects. It is in fact necessary to use these pesticides, otherwise crops will not ...
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Is it a sin to alter or tamper with scriptures?

If a person interpolates scriptures with a good intent e.g., by replacing offending/controversial words/verses that are not current with the times, but doesn't disclose the modifications to maintain ...
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Do Gods inherit sins committed by their avataras?

I remember reading somewhere that for the sin of killing Vali from hiding, Vali was reborn as Jara and killed the Krishna avatara.
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Is the concept of sin (papa) developed in Rig Veda?

By the time of Shatapatha Brahmana incest had become taboo. But in the Rig Veda, Pusan is said to be the wooer of his mother and the lover of his sister Dawn. Did the concept of sin only develop ...
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How did Saraswati end up as “wife” of Brahma?

According to Shatapatha Brahmana, Brahma conceives a passion for his own daughter but the gods condemn Brahma, even the goddess goes away from Brahma. Prajāpati conceived a passion for his own ...
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What is Vivekananda's / his disciples' / Ramakrishna Math's stance on homosexuality?

What were Swami Vivekananda's views on homosexuality? What did he preach on this topic? If he did not discuss this topic, what is the current view of his disciple-acharyas at the Ramakrishna Math? ...
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What are the recommended remedies for childless couples who are eager?

I am very sure and believe that the previous birth sins will follow a person in the next birth. Hence, due to sins committed in the previous births, some of the couples don't have children in this ...
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How are trees sharing Indra's guilt?

As given in puranic stories, Indra shared His guilt of killing a Brahmana among Women, Trees, Water and Earth. The below verse tells the guilt shared by trees: तुर्यं छेदविरोहेण वरेण जगृहुर्द्रुमा...
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A few questions on homosexuality and hinduism

Sorry this is a taboo topic but I have 2 questions What are some examples of bad karma that result in a birth as a homosexual ?It seems that it can only be a bad karma as good karma can't possibly ...
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Do all Hindu schools of thought believe that bathing at holy places helps clear sins? [duplicate]

Bathing at pilgrimages like Ganga, Yamuna, etc. helps clear sins. Is this a universal Hindu belief or does it differs across school of thoughts? As it is commonly believed in our country that bathing ...
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Clarification on loosing caste due to Samudrolanghana (sea voyage)?

The question How to recover from lost caste status after crossing an ocean? and it's answer says that one looses his caste if he takes a sea voyage. Now, these are my doubts: Is there any distance ...
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How to recover from lost caste status after crossing an ocean?

Based on what I know, the most loss of Hindutva that can happen is loss of caste (which would include the right to cremate one's parents), for example for crossing the ocean. From here: Baudhayana ...
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Is there any significance of flying Eagle touching head?

Today an eagle touched my head while I was in my open terrace. For last few days it was flying very near to me. In various chapters of Mahabharata, there are instances of signs provided by animals. ...
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How listening to and reading Bhagvat Gita or the Puranas can remove sins?

It is said that if you read or listen to Bhagavat Gita then all your sins will be removed. I also believe this. But like to know, how do they remove the sins?
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What is the prayaschitta (atonement) for a Brahmin for accidentally killing a cat?

Suppose, a Brahmin accidentally kills a cat. What is the prayaschitta for this act?
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Is “cow” a concept or does it refer to just one species of milk-producing bovine animals?

3. The murderer of a Brāhmaṇ becomes consumptive, the killer of a cow becomes hump-backed and imbecile, the murderer of a virgin becomes leprous,--all three born as outcastes. The Garuda Purana, ...
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What do scriptures say about greed & corruption? [duplicate]

These days if you see people are always greedy about others' money. The theives & beggars in the society are increasing. Some common examples include One borrowss money from others and will not ...
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Who should be responsible to protect the Cows from various atrocities? [duplicate]

Cow is considered the most sacred animals constituting various deities. They are maintained by cowherds & dairy people. India is topmost milk producer. But now a days mostly, after when these ...
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Story of Bhujyu

Rigveda alludes a story of Bhujyu who happened to be a son of king Tugra. The king got to know about some enemies planning to attack his kingdom so he sent Bhujyu along with his few confederates on a ...
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What do Hindu scriptures say about gambling?

Is gambling considered righteous or is it a sin? Are Kshatriyas allowed to gamble? Do Kshatriyas have accept a gambling invitation compulsarily? (The Mahabaratha answer seems to say so) Is ...
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Forgiveness of SIN [duplicate]

In hinduism, if someone has sinned then how can his/her sin be forgiven? What are the procedures or practices to get your sin washed? And how will you know that your sin has been forgiven?
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Will someone be punished again after death after once being already punished on the earth?

If someone did papa karma and got punishment for his karma on the earth. May be jailed for entire life, or death punishment or any type of punishment, then will he be again punished for that?
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How to wash away sin after unconsciously consuming non-vegetarian food?

If any person unconsciously consumed non-vegetarian food and later learned that he/she has done so, is there any provision in Hindu religion to wash that sin?
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Which are the crimes in which people becomes ghost and for how much time? [duplicate]

Which are the crimes in which people becomes ghost I got this part here thanks and for how much time (references will be surly better then personal openion)? I asked about suicide but looks like if ...
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What is the definition of sin according to Hinduism?

What is a definition of a sin? What are the criteria by which an act becomes sinful?
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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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What are the categories of papas in Hinduism? [duplicate]

The Vishnudharmottara purana classifies papa into 8 distinct categories in decreasing order of their graveness MAHANMAHATTARPATAKA, SUMAHATTARPATAKA, SUMAHAPATAKA, MAHAPATAKA, PATAKAs, UPAPATAKAS, ...
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What are the Panch Maha Paap?

I have come across the term Panch Maha Paap (5 great sins) in colloquial usage and in astrology. What are the Panch Maha Paapas, their astrological indicators and what are the parihara(remedies) for ...
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Is stay in any of the narakas eternal?

If child is not born even after several years of trying in marriage....is there anyway to escape from punnama hell? says stay in naraka for childless is eternal or at least till pralaya. Which ...
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What are the after-effects of insulting gods/goddesses?

I'm seeing a lot of insult of Gods nowadays by Non Hindus like- Kicking/breaking the idols of Gods. Doing inhuman acts with the pictures of gods/goddesses which is difficult to explain. Making ...