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How to become spiritual?

I'm trying to become spiritual in the way of Hinduism. But I don't know how to start. I have few questions: What scriptures to read that focus on spirituality? What is the definition of spirituality ...
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The third eye of lord shiva

I've known that the third eye is actually the place for 'agna' chakra in the body, and that the third eye is actually a metaphor for reaching that high level of conciousness where you start seeing ...
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Is this how we measure our spiritual level? [closed]

Please see the image. Is this how we can measure our spirituality? I think I am at 250. I am satisfied with it. What should one do if he is satisfied with his present level of spirituality?
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Is Astral projection evil?

Can anyone advise if in any scripture it is mentioned that Astral projection is evil?
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What are the different types of Ananda

Within the word Sat Chit Ananda is the word Ananda What is the difference between the Red Bindu Ananda the Spiritual Union Ananda and the Golden Loka Ananda
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What could be the reasons for someone falling down from spiritual life?

Is there any scriptures says some reasons for someone falling down from spiritual life?
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What are the signs of spiritual awakening?

What is Spiritual awakening? Some say the repetition of numericals like 11111 , 2222 etc is the most prominent and first sign of spiritual awakening. Are these things real? Is there any books on the ...
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When can one take Sannyasa?

According to Ashrama System, there are four stages of life: Brahmacharya Grihashtha Vanaprashtha Sannyasa So, Can one only take Sannyasa after Vanaprashtha or even before Vanaprastha? More precisely ...
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What is the reason behind Gita favoring the SAtvika way over others?

Usually people who have read Gita, would say that NishKAma Karma is the way of "Karma yoga". Numerous verses suggest that, NishkAma Karma is SAtvika way of life. SakAma karma is RAjasika way & ...
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Who is called Arihant?

Just like the titles Paramahamsa and Siddha, Arihant also denotes spiritual progress. But why is someone called Arihant and at what stage of spritiual progress? The earliest reference to Arihant is ...
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Can mantras help transfer energy miraculously to a person or object?

By means of a secret Mantra or formula a spiritual guru or God when pleased can donate or transfer spiritual energy to others... for example at the end of an arduous dedicated work or tapas to a ...
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Why and when does a Sadhu(Sanyasi) become Mauni(silent)?

It is said that a Sadhu/Sanyasi can be of two kinds viz: 1) Vakta - One who communicates with the world through speech. 2) Mauni - One who does not speak and keeps silence. O dear Parvati, listen ...
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Has Krishna said explicitly how to measure spiritual advancement?

One sloka I personally like refer to in order to remind me of spiritual advancement is in the Bhagavad-Gita 2.56. duḥkheṣv anudvigna-manāḥ sukheṣu vigata-spṛhaḥ vīta-rāga-bhaya-krodhaḥ ...
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How to progress spiritually without discrimination?

When I first make some progress in spiritual life, I have to develop some discrimination for certain things like food, friends, activities, etc... But I soon realized that I'm creating my very own ...
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How to differentiate between a spiritual experience and a mental disorder or delusion?

Many spiritual teachings ask the followers to develop detachment towards worldly objects and events. Certain meditation techniques ask the followers to be a mere spectator to one's thoughts and get ...
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what are the actual consequences of kundalini yoga?

I have been reading about Kundalini yoga and have realized that though people consider the Kundilini arousal state to be the consequence of spiritual enlightenment, the after-effects of this arousal ...
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Some more questions on the Atman

This is a third question in a series of questions essentially about being able to see the Atman. In the previous question I basically asked if being able to see (experience) the divinity of the Atman ...
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More questions on the Ajna chakra, and the Atman

I post some further questions in continuation of the question About the mind's eye and the third eye in Hinduism: I understand from @SwamiVishwananda's answer to the first question that the Ajna ...
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About the mind's eye and the third eye in Hinduism

How are the Third eye and the Mind's eye "defined" in Hinduism? In particular, according to Hinduism, are these separate concepts or one? According to Hinduism, do only particular individuals have the ...
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How to know level of mantra siddhi?

How to know whether I've attained mantra siddhi? How do I understand that how far I'm in attaining it?
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Which is the best mudra for meditation (likely to help in concentration)?

I have seen many type of mudras as described here but I am unable to conclude which is best one, for developing concentration.Which in turn will give better results in meditation. Following are the ...
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What is the relationship between spiritual path, sectarian affiliation, and ascetic mode?

What is the relationship between spiritual path, sectarian affiliation, and ascetic mode?
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Does a person in spiritual path gets his worldly desires fulfilled?

I would like to know if a person in spiritual path gets his worldly desires fulfilled. Because in the path of spirituality, the person gets away from desires slowly, however if he wills to stick to a ...
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How to destroy ego and fear?

I would like to know how to destroy ego, fear and negative thoughts? I am not asking this question from a personality development perspective, instead in Hinduism there are some mantras, rituals ...
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Is Sai Baba of Shirdi really a God? [closed]

There are so many conflicts in this. Some peoples are say that Sai Baba of Shirdi is a God while on the other end one the most respected Peeth's (पीठ) head Sankracharya told he is just a normal man. ...
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What is the significance of practicing silence?

How practice of mounam/silence helps a in spiritual level enhancement of sadhak? What does our vedic texts say about its practice & benefits? Can we break the silence when truly necessary if not ...
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Are mudras limited to hands?

What are Mudras ? How they help human maintain physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium and what are their type ? I know this might be huge, but I will only like to have a small brief about Mudras, ...
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“If you talk of righteousness, spiritualism, then India comes first”. Why? [closed]

I've transcribed words pronounced by Ramanand Puri during the Kumbh Mela 2001: (Source: see this video from 1:50 to 2:25) "Every place, every society, every country is famous for its specialization....
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How do I find the right Guru?

How can we trust someone and accept him as Guru? Can we know or assess the spiritual level of a person? Are there any references for choosing one? What should we do if we realize that the guru we ...
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How can one know which path among karma, bhakti and jnana is suitable for him?

The few known ways to reach god are bhakthi marga, karma marga, gnana (jnana) marga & yoga marga. How one can know the best way which suits to him? Are there any references? For this ...