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In case of ignorance Or athiesm if one criticize ved will he incur great sin and go to hell?

I want to know if one is childish and disrespect ved without knowing much about it in ignorance. Will he face serious consequence. Also if one with context say a material thing is greater than ved ...
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Does a person in a position of power ordering his subordinate to perform a sinful act incur a bigger sin?

For ex if a maharaja or king orders his minister to perform an act, which is called sinful in smritis. Will the king get sinful reaction bigger than minister or equal or only minister will get the sin ...
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What place does a thing like prostitution occupy in the Hindu context?

As to why I was curious upon a question like this : given that ancient Hinduism has given world the popular literature work of kama sutra, so surely there must be some reference as to a thing like ...
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Is it sin when one sing prayer of other religion(if he goes to convent school)?

Vyasa says, '..The rejection of one's own creed, the practice of other people's creed, ......- these all have been pronounced by persons conversant with duties to be acts that no one should do.’ ...
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Whose sin is Prajapati's son referring to when he says "I am अनपहतपाप्मन् = anapahatapApman" in Shatapatha Brahmana?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/satapatha-brahmana-english/d/doc63292.html Kanda VI, adhyaya 1, brahmana 3 The "boy" is the incestuous offspring of Prajapati and his daughter Ushas ...
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Are there any verses of reduced punishment for sinners in kaliyug

1.does mahabharat, ramayan(or puran /upnishad)have any verses where it says there might be a less punishment for sins in kaliyug?? Or are punishment same in all yuga 2.Also if one do sin knowing it's ...
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View of scripture on:Is blasphemy forgivable or unforgivable and what is their atonement in hinduism?

Is blasphemy forgivable or not in hinduism for A) Blasphemy by thoughts B) Blasphemy by speech C) Blasphemy by acts (intentional /unintentional) I also want to know what's the possible way of ...
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Unholy literature and media, what our scripture says

I want to know what scripture says on unholy sources of entertainment like a film promoting alcohol, smoking, or literature magazine promoting sexualization. What do scripture recommend us?
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Is it true that by doing chairty one can get rid of his sin?

Is it true that by doing charity (giving daan) one can get rid of his sin ?
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How can we help souls that died unnaturally in hinduism?

I know of some people who died by suicide and snake bite. I am not related to them. Is there any way as per vedic rituals I can help their souls/atone their sins to reach better state than what they ...
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Is it possible that a person can do sin without knowing?

Are all sins committed by a person fully knowing ? Isa person saying that he committed sin not knowing or out of ignorance false pretence ? For example - Suppose a person steps on some ants on the ...
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Can God forgive anyone's sin?

Can God forgive anyone's sin. Or no matter what a person has to bear the fruits of his karma ?
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Question about thoughts and actions

Parashara Smriti's Chapter 1 verse 26 " In the satyug, sin is incurred by one who converses (with a sinner) ; in the Treta by one who touches (the sinful man) ; in the Dvapara by taking the ...
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dharmraj yudhistir's dharm

There was a huge gathering, and you were betting on Draupadi. ​​Tell Yudhishthir, how can you be called Dharamraj? this is a part of a poem and i know that it was a sin of yudhistir, can anyone ...
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Any way to face consequence of all good and bad deeds in one life?

I have committed many paap/sins (broke promise, insult and abuse, dishonesty) and good deeds like helping people, charity. But good and bad deeds make one to continue material existence. What I want ...
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Is there any prayachitta for pornography(please tell from scripture verses if any)

Lord Shiva says in the Mahabharata: Those men who, impelled by desire in their hearts, cast their eyes on naked women, those men of wicked deeds take birth in this world to pass their whole lives in ...
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Is having sex with wife for non-reporduction purpose sin?

Should sex be done only for the reproduction purpose ? Is having sex with one's wife for the purpose of enjoyment wrong ? Is it sin ?
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Is desert usually a place where lots of paap/adharm has happened?

In Hinduism, is this a thing ? In many texts I’m trying to read, this seem to be implied. Not sure though. That desert type region occurs where tons of sins have taken place ? Because desert can’t ...
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What are the punishments for evoking lust in another person?

What are the punishments given to a man/woman (mostly woman) who creates lustful feelings to the opposite sex by showing skin / private parts and blabber. Any references from scriptures like Garuda ...
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What are the repercussions for a woman who remains unmarried lifelong?

If a woman remains unmarried all her life... Is she sent to Hell? Who is considered the sinner? She, her father, or someone else? If she is sent to Heaven, then on what grounds? She did not even ...
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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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What would be the traditional Hindu perspective of anti natalist ideas?

The ideas are, procreation is immoral because it adds to the sum of suffering in the world. By not procreating, one spares their unborn children of preventable suffering and misery. Are there any ...
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Is non-veg really banned in hinduism?

I personally believe that eating non veg is a sin for any hindu,but there are many sects in hinduism which allow non veg such as bengalis offer fishes to kaali ma , a brahmin sect in bihar do also eat ...
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how to do bhakti with non bhakt parents? [closed]

I am a jee aspirant belongs to a middle class family and my parents wants to see me studying any time every second. they behave very angry and awkward when they caught me listning a bhajan on youtube. ...
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Is it sin to pluck or broke flowers from plants after evening?

there is popular belief particular in Gujarat that it is sin to pluck or broke flowers from plants or tree after evening. My Question really Is it sin to pluck or broke flowers from plants or tree ...
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Is abortion permissible if life of mother is in danger?

I understand abortion in general is a sin as per the answers to this question here But what if mother's life is in danger due to a complicated pregnancy. In that case is it permissible ? If not ...
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Can we paint religious images with laterite?

I'm planning to make an image of Mahalakshmi and shankh-chakra on my tulasi-thara (tulsi-vrindavan) to surprise my mother as she's always wanted to have it painted (just plain white right now) but we ...
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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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Why did the Devas let Brihaspati be their guru even though he had sex with his brothers' wives?

Being a guru, Brihaspati had sex with his younger brother's wife and yet why did the devas let him be their guru? This is is mentioned in Devi Bhagavata Purana here. Did Brihaspati suffer any ...
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Did I sin after trying to help a sick kitten but it died?

I found a sick kitten by the road. I simply couldn't leave it. I brought it home and applied medicines on it. I fed it food and made it a warm place to sleep using cardboard boxes. The next day, its ...
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Why don't we remember our past lives?

If we remember our past lifes' mistakes then there are less chances of making that mistake again, at our good times we can understand it as result of our past good deeds/punyam and at bad times we ...
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Is it a sin to rub Vibuthi or Tilak off the forehead?

Is it okay to rub Vibuthi or Tilak off one's forehead? Does it amount to insulting god?
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According to the Garuda Purana, what happens to a son who strikes his father?

What happens when a son beats an abusive father? What kind of punishment will he get? (Specifically according to the Garuda Purana)
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Dharmashastra and certain types of alcoholic beverages

Among the 5 greatest sins, is the drinking of Surā or alcohol. Basically, Tamasic foods are not recommended which include, fermented items such as alcohol. However the dharmashastras have carved an ...
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Scriptural verses that mention whether sleeping during the day is a sin or has negative consequences

I am currently reading the Prashna Upanisad. Verse 1.5 reveals that the sun is associated with prana: आदित्यो ह वै प्राणो रयिरेव चन्द्रमा रयिर्वा एतत्सर्वं यन्मूर्तं चामूर्तं च तस्मान्मूर्तिरेव रयिः ॥...
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Instances of curses given to commit crimes?

Refer to the comment trail to this answer for background. My main question was if it is really in the hands of a thief to not thieve. Later the curse to Jaya-Vijaya is discussed. I received useful ...
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What are the factors that are responsible for our actions?

What exactly compels us to perform evil or immoral deeds? What tempts humans to lead hedonistic lives here on Earth?
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Is it true that people who keep dogs as pet go to hell?

Is it true that people who keep dog as a pet goes to hell ?
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What do scriptures say about using swear or abusive words for cursing people?

I am asking this question from a modern perspective. Does Hinduism consider the use of abusive words as "Vaani Hinsa"? Is there any punishment for this and also does it affect our deeds (...
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Does singing about certain things offend gods?

For example, does singing about the Moon, or a sing with lyrics referring to the Moon, offend Soma, the Lord of the Moon? EDIT: I wish to specify that I do not mean a song sung in praise or worship, ...
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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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How to do repentance if he hurt someone? If the person forgives us , do we get rid of the sin?

If we hurt (physically or emotionally) someone , we absorb bad karma in us. How to do repentance for it to get rid of that sin ? Is it best to seek forgiveness from the person directly or should we do ...
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Is there any idea of swearing within Hinduism? [duplicate]

Is there a concept of swearing or saying bad words in Hinduism? Is it considered as a sin?
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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 the crimes for which people become ghosts, and for how long do they stay so? [duplicate]

What are the crimes for which people become ghosts, and for how long do they stay so? (I got this part here), but for how much time will they stay as ghosts? (references are better than personal ...
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My health is deteriorating. Should I continue taking fasts?

I've been taking fasts (Mondays, Tuesdays, Ekadashis, and Trayodashis) for the last two years. Before, I was able to fast continuously even for five days. I was also able to take many nirjala fasts. ...
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What karma should I do to get blessed with beauty and intellect in my next birth?

I have seen so many people till now who are very miserable because they were born ugly, poor, with less intelligence. And this world is cruel to ugly, poor and dumb people and there is no doubt about ...
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As Suicide is a henious crime, then why did Vallabhacharya commit suicide?

Suicide is a heinous crime according to Hindu scriptures (see this thread - What does Hinduism say about Suicide?). Then how come an Acharya (Vallabhacharya) who propounded Shuddhadvaita darshan (...
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Doing which things purifies a person and causes him to get rid of all (or some) of his past sins?

It is believed that by taking bath in Ganga river a person get rid of all his past sins. Which other things are also capable of making a person pure and making him free from his past sins.
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How is kama one of the four aims of life (purusharth) and also one of the known vices (shadaripu)?

Kāma is one of the vices(Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya) and also one of the four aims of life (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha). Can someone explain why and how it is so and also is there a ...

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