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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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What is the recommended set, duration and sequence of pranayama that one beginner should do for advancing spiritually?

I guess Moksha is the highest level of advancing spiritually. I guess one of the ways to reach Moksha is by practising regular Meditation. For meditation one must prepare his/her body by practising ...
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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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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 basic 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 ...