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Anusthan vs vrata

What are the differences between vrata and anusthan? I grew up hearing about vratas. Heard about anusthan and purascharana recently. By vratas can a person get spiritual development?
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Good karma yields good results. What is role of GOD here?

Good karma yields positive results, while bad karma leads to negative outcomes. Consequently, our experiences are shaped by our karma, prompting curiosity about the role of God in this process. Can a ...
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Being Religious vs Being Spiritual

We sometimes hear people claiming to be spiritual over religious. What is the difference between 'Being Religious' and 'Being Spiritual' as per the Scriptures?
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Uniqueness question : How to identify a Soul as it doesn't have name, body, religion, country etc etc! How to differentiate a soul from another?

What is the id of the soul? How to identify it? As body , mind nothing is permanent how we can define a soul? Ex: How to identify the soul of Karnan? It is said that, karma will follow each births ...
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How can I progress spiritually as a Hindu?

I don't have too much time to give as I am preparing for competitive exams and don't have enough resources to seek a Guru right now. I do jal abhishek of Lord Shiva and go to nearby temple daily every ...
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If everything is a fairytale(vijnana bhairava tantra) then aren't all religious disputes just people arguing about which fairytale is better?

Hare Krishna, Recently while reading the english translation of Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, i came across a verse.. अप्रिद्धु मतीनाम एता िाऱविभीवषका् मातृमोदकित्सिं प्रिृत्त्यथ धमदु ाहृतम १३ ॥ tr - These ...
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Do Our Thoughts come from the Cosmos?

I have been learning more about the nature of the mind, pranayama and, in general, the Hindu view of reality. One thing I’ve really been exploring as of late is this idea that we are not our thoughts ...
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What is the logic behind claiming the world is an appearance in brahman/atman/Self in advaita vedanta?

Advaita Vedanta claims that we are consciousness and this world is an appearance in consciousness. I understand that we are consciousness but I don't understand how this world is an appearance in ...
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In what form do lord Brahma,Vishnu and lord Shiva exist? What is the only source of their infinite power!? What is their life like & what do they eat?

So, only lord Brahma lord Vishnu and lord Shiva corresponds to this entire existence and what are they and what are we!? How they were created and what energy they surpass through!? Is there any ...
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Can anyone chant saum sanischaraya namha?

I've been listening to a spiritual master(online) he advised to chant om saum shanischaray namha on Saturday for blessin of Saturn can anyone chant this mantra??
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How did Leadbeater know about Jiddu Krishnamurti potential?

I've been watching Krishnamurti's discussions with the physicist David Bohm and other scientists, as well as his various other talks. I delved a bit into his biography and there's a section that ...
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Who is the spirited king Vasumitra, the reincarnation of Danayu's son Vikshara?

The eldest of the four sons of Danayu, who was known by the name of Vikshara, became known on earth the spirited monarch, Vasumitra https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm The eldest of the ...
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Existence of Maya and God

Would God help only those who are Good or follow Dharma ( I know this is false as there are many stories in which he helped people who were under Maya ) still what I don't get is Why can't he help ...
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what should i do about the hearing voices in my head? [closed]

I am suffering from hearing voices problem every second (similar to schizophernia) since 2020. the voices are saying that they are ghosts or spirits. someone send them as to harm me. they ghosts are ...
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Categorisation of spiritual discipline (upaayas/means of approach)?

The path of spirituality needs a lot of discipline and inner instinct and belief for that parmatma who is highest realisation. My question is, is there any categorisation of spiritual discipline(...
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Why is the Spine so important in spiritual activity?

I am currently reading God talks to Arjuna, by Paramahansa Yogananda, and I find the knowledge of chakras and the body very confusing, especially the importance of spine. What is it that makes the ...
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How to learn tantra vidya ? Any good master who teach us?

I am searching for genuine tantra vidya course and gurus. Which is the best place where I can find the gurus who teach such course. If any genuine gurus please help me out. I come from hyderabad, ...
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Are there any specific Mantras mentioned in scriptures that reduce sexual lust?

My question is more pertaining towards sexual lust/desires/infatuations. I want to know if our scriptures have mentioned specific Mantras or something related that can be done by a devotee to reduce ...
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Who controls the mind according to Advaita Vedanta?

According to Advaita Vedanta if I am always the witness consciousness, Brahman, then who 'controls' the mind? Mind control is an important part of most Sadhana, and if I am the watcher of my thoughts, ...
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Wearing chakra specific color clothes?

We know that each chakra has a specific color associated with it and that there are certain types of food or gems specified in our texts for each chakra that helps balancing/activating/aligning that ...
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Why do yogis prefer bathing with cold water?

I have been reading in many autobiographies and biographies about the preference of cold water for bathing even during harsh winters. So my question is: for the person on the path of spirituality does ...
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Is Ajanu (At / Below the Knees) Arms From Birth or can they be developed over time

We all know that the human body is temporary and changes over time (infant --> child --> adolescence --> adult ---> old ---> cadaver). We also know that practicing spirituality can ...
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During the period of practising silence(mauna), bhajan /kirtan is allowed or not?

Suppose if someone is practicing mauna( silence) , then kirtan/bhajan is allowed or not ? My thinking : Practice of mouna mean don't produce any sound(voices) from mouth .when we do kirtan/bhajan ...
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Why should one practice spirituality?

How can Spiritual Practice bestow happiness to a man and why should someone peruse spiritual path? What if perusing Spiritual path yields more unhappiness to a person?
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Are there any ragas/musical instruments associated with each chakras/energy centres?

I am interested in knowing and understanding if there are any Indian classical ragas/ musical instrument associated with the chakras/energy centres? Reason am asking is coz we have seed syllables/beej ...
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Which substance in a female body is converted to Ojas?

For males, it's told that it's the semen ( vírya ), that when preserved via Brahmacharya gets converted to Ojas, travelling upto ajña chakra, by the process called Urdhareta. So, as per the relevant ...
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Milestones on the path of spiritual progress

Can anyone please enumerate point by point what are the milestones on the path of spiritual life? How we measure the progress, if any? Quoting from the shastras and/or Teachings from the Sages and ...
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How Guru decides his Shishya and chose for preachings?

This question is beyond what we all think as per my knowledge. The ultimate Guru, Shishya relationship was Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as per the story i have read. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa ...
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Explanation for the "spinal energy" and other "Kundalini awakening" symptoms?

Lots of people have been sharing first-hand reports of their personal experience of the so-called "Kundalini awakening". The following are a few illustrative anecdotes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ...
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What are the benefits of kundalini awakening?

Are there any tangible or real life benefits of kundalini yoga or awakening? Or is it that the benefits are blown out of proportion by spiritual gurus?
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Is past life real?

Is past life talked about by various spiritual gurus true or it's a scam.. ? Do people who are alive now really lived some time back...and took birth again
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How to control /manage the mind when angry and lustful thoughts attack you very badly?

Our life is not constant some times go up and sometimes down In our day to day life sometimes lust thought/anger thought attack you but not badly , but at some special day lustful thought/anger ...
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Why do Atma and Parmatma split if they are one after all?

As per Advaita philosophy, the ultimate goal of an Atma is to merge into its source, the Parmatma just like drops of water merge into the ocean but my question is how and why do Atma and Parmatma ...
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Being passionate of something not spiritually good?

I love maths and computer science, so does that mean I am in moha? Or attached to worldly things which not good in path of reaching god?
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What is the exact meaning of this quote by Neem Karoli Baba?

Actually, I do not deeply understand this quote given below. “Attachment is the strongest block to realization.” Neem Karoli Baba What is the exact meaning of this quote by Neem Karoli Baba?
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What are some books written on Indian philosophy of spirituality by western philosophers?

It is true that spiritualism is best depicted in Hindu scriptures, and we do have some records of western saints going to Indian land for the development of their spiritual lives. We have some western ...
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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 basic steps a person (wanting to be a student seeking a true guru) should follow in order to ...
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