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What is the spiritual significance of eclipse? [duplicate]

We have heard from childhood about negativity associated with the eclipses, abstaining from food, outing ,etc during the eclipses. I request a more detailed explanation regarding this. What are the do'...
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Does consuming non-vegetarian food hinder our spiritual progress?

Does taking non-vegetarian food prevent us from becoming spiritual and getting salvation?
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Is there any technique how to overcome laziness in the morning and evening time?

Whenever I wake up in the morning and thereafter when I try to read Bhagavad Gita, I feel very sleepy and lazy, and I’m not able to read Gita in the morning. Even during the day, after lunch I feel ...
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clearing past life karmas with people [duplicate]

What are the ways to clear past life karmas with parents & other people? How to forgive people & accept them regardless of your suffering? I'm wanting to know the tangible ways of working ...
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Is those who are practising spiritual they have to sleep after lunch or not?

I have watched some lecture of Rajiv Dixit on youtube. He was saying that after lunch you must have at least a short nap/sleep for 1 hrs. Once I read in Swami Sivananda books that He was saying ...
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How much amount/quantity of food to be eat per day for spiritual person?

How much amount/quantity of food to be eat per day for spiritual person? I have read the books of swami sivananda He said that to become an Spiritual person, food play great role in ...
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Kriya to get rid of anger or related emotions?

Just wanted to know if there is any kriya stated in our scriptures that can help a sadhak get rid of anger or release related emotions from the body? I am hoping such a kriya would not need any sort ...
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Verses in Upanishads and vedas to remain Unaffected by bad company

There is a big hindrance of bad company on the path of spirituality.Most of the scriptures mention to avoid bad company. Swami Sivananda in this context says Aspirants generally complain: “We are ...
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How many years will take to become a almost completely purely spiritual person? [closed]

Nowadays im practicising spiritual and it is very difficult to control the mind. we know that in ancient times there was no internet and no technology , so at that time people are easily ...
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How can we explain love and hatred in spiritual parlance, particularly with reference to Advait Darshan?

For a seeker to appreciate and comprehend certain character traits are of utmost importance. Shall feel blessed if some blessed one could explain the philosophy of love and hatred in spiritual ...
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What is Shunya Bhumi?

Kashmiri Shaiva mystic Utpaladeva in his Shiva Stotravalli says, This fearful world has well-nigh come to an end; the heavy dross of the mind has melted away; still there is, O Lord, not the least ...
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If durva is not available then what can be offered to Ganesh ji as a substitute?

Its difficult to get durva by me so what else can be offered to Ganesh ji, instead of durva.
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Need to know precise steps for tattwa shuddhi sadhana?

As the title says I need to understand in brief precisely all the mandatory steps a sadhak needs to follow for tattwa shuddhi sadhana. Please cite authentic references.
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deekshya vs. gyan what's the difference

When I read the bhagwat geeta I not even once came across the word deekshya only gyan , but outside the geeta and on majorly other forms of attaining liberation i.e. forms different from devotion I ...
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How to prepare oneself for the grace of Guru?

It is said that once the student is ready the Guru will appear before him, but my question is what are the steps a person (wanting to be a student seeking a true guru) should follow in order to ...
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Is being Vegan necessary for spiritual growth?

Is there Any if at all relation between Spirituality & food? If yes, what is good and what is bad? I want to know if there is some proper text/scripture suggesting best food for spiritual growth? ...
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If one worships Lord Vishnu and smells pleasant out of nowhere during worship, what does it mean, a good sign or bad? [closed]

Hi this question might seem personal but it is important for just any devotee of Lord Vishnu... I worship him and some times out of nowhere I start smelling Divine smells.... Not only me but people ...
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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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Why do most of the people visit India to achieve high spiritual state or for becoming great?

I am always curious to know why do most of the people visit India to achieve high spiritual state or for becoming great ? Example Steve Jobs, Mark Zukerburg etc.. the list is long.
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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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Should we worship God according to our ability?

I've seen videos on the internet where people are worshiping god, almost all the time... They suggest to do so too... It really makes me uncomfortable, as I am not much spiritual. Is it necessary to ...
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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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What is Spirituality? What is a Spiritual path?

What is the spiritual path that people go through... Is it for moksha? And why does it have so many restrictions like.. no sense enjoyment, no desires etc...
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What exactly do we mean by the term 'deep meditation'?

When we say that a person is in deep meditation then what exactly do we mean: Is the person still aware of what is going around him, like he can hear the various sounds be it anything? He is not ...
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What happens to the spiritual progress achieved in this life after death?

Bhagavad Gita states that: On this path, effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort towards spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear. - Bhagavad ...
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What is angamardana yoga system?

I would like to know specific details about angamardana yoga. Things I am interested in knowing about it are: Basic info about angamardana system for a beginner. Postures/poses associated with it. ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

For spiritual progress I want to know the role of food intake. Which type of food is suggested in scriptures for one who want to approach the path of Yoga? In other words, do Shastras recommend or ...
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Vedanta and Kundalini

Kundalini and Chakra are mentioned in many Hindu scriptures. But My question is specific to Vedanta. So Does Vedanta(Basically Main Upanishads) also talk/believe about/on chakras and kundalini concept ...
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How various 'Kavach Stotras' from Hindu Puranas can protect women from suffering molestation and other severe crimes? [closed]

We come across various Kavachas or Armours of deities which claim that the one who reads them will be protected. Nowadays we see the crimes against women are ever increasing. Isn't it the right time ...
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Is there any Hindu spiritual principle that causes many Hindus to oppose the Aryan Migration Theory?

Recently a question was asked about the reasons why many Hindus are opposed to the Aryan Migration Theory (AMT)? The question was asked in a manner that does not fit with the requirements of this site....
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Difference between meditation buzzing & Tinnitus?

I used to do meditation chanting OM/AUM (with help of a YouTube audio) using headphones but not now, I follow different method now. But my question is: How does a person know that the constant ...
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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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Avoiding the company of persons who are not spiritually advanced

According to SB 3.29.18: TEXT 18 ādhyātmikānuśravaṇān nāma-saṅkīrtanāc ca me ārjavenārya-saṅgena nirahaṅkriyayā tathā TRANSLATION A devotee should always try to hear about spiritual ...
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Can a saint who is not in physical plane be called a Guru?

I often see people considering a saint as their Guru who is no longer in physical plane. Many such saints lived hundreds of years ago. When a Guru is not in physical plane, how you will get your ...
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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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What is esoteric meaning behind eclipse timing?

It is commonly known idea that merit time is a sacred one and it is suggested that one must do good deeds like sacred bathing, charity, japa, homa, etc. during the eclipse. Activities like eating, ...
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What is the significance or benefit of chanting Maha Mrityunjay Mantra? [duplicate]

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ... tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam urvārukamiva ...
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How to increase one's ojas capacity ?

The Yogis claim that of all the energies that are in the human body the highest is what they call "Ojas". Now this Ojas is stored up in the brain, and the more Ojas is in a man's head, the more ...
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Should one always abide by his parents' will or can he go against it only if he is right? [duplicate]

I want to ask this question with the help of a real life scenario. Basically, what if one wants to pursue an educational field associating with this world just for a living so that he can progress in ...
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How to become materialistic from spiritual?

I know you may find it odd. But Hinduism is not spiritual or material based. So what should be done if a spiritual person wants to become materialistic. (Shankaracharya also went to a King's body to ...
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What is Spiritualism means in Hinduism?

Spiritualism is commonly referred as a practice of specific religious thoughts and belief in afterlife or spirits. Basically, the word spiritualism has no specific definition as it’s meaning differs ...
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Why some spiritual people become cynical?

Why some spiritual people become cynical? Even though they know soul is ansha of GOD, they don't meet people, act as selfish person and meet in specific time. Why? When one really need guidance their ...
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Please Explain The Number 108

Why is 108 significant in Hinduism? What is the scientific/mathematic/spiritual/religious significance??? We are told to aim for 108 reps of Surya Namaskar (I'm on 69 reps a day, LOL) If you ...
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Importance of Guru (गुरु) in our daily Life as well as in Spiritual Life? [duplicate]

What is Importance of Guru in our daily life as well as spiritual life?
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What is Adhyatma (spiritual)?

I am looking for a precise scriptural definition of Adhyatma (अध्यात्म) which is also known as spiritual in English. So, Let me ask relevant questions: What is the definition (meaning) of Adhyatma? ...
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Modality of spiritual power transfer [closed]

At the time of slaying Hiranyakasipu it was estimated that power of Vishnu alone was insufficient to counter the Rakshas due many clever boons he received from Brahma to ensure impossibility of his ...
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What is the story behind Lord Dattatreya giving spiritual guidance to Parshurama?

I have heard that Lord Dattatreya has given liberation or spiritual guidance to Parshurama. What is the story behind that?