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Vedas are the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. There are four vedas viz., Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. They were compiled by Sage Vyasa.

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Where does the Rig Veda describe realizing supreme truth through Vishnu's name?

In N Raghunathan's forward to a translation of the Vishnu Sahasranamam, he gives a purported quote from the Rig Veda: The Rigveda ... affirms the potency of the Divine-Name in such verses as the ...
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How can the entire Vedas be the primary or root source of dharma?

According to Manu 2.6, vedo'khilo dharmamūlaṃ smṛtiśīle ca tadvidām | ācāraścaiva sādhūnāmātmanastuṣṭireva ca || 6 || The entire Veda is the root-source of Dharma; also the Conscientious ...
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What is the scripture verificiton of the sine-wave based seven vedic gods concept?

some of These picture everyone can see flying around the net, tellings about 7 modes of the supreme bhrahman realities. i thinks , There is some of the peculiar answers in several platforms regarding ...
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Should a Brahmin strictly follow vedas?

Should a Brahmin or a normal person strictly follow vedas to attain good birth or to attain Moksha.
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Which one of Vedas has referred to Dhyanalinga consecrated by Sadhguru?

In Sadhguru More Than A Life, one of his disciples mentioned a priest in Trichy mentioning Dhyanalinga is consecrated by a Grihasta Yogi, and he remembers reading about this in one of the Vedas. Does ...
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What is the explanation for Aitareya Brahmana III. 3

Therefore, there are several wives for one man, but not several husbands for a woman simultaneously - Aitareya Brahmana III. 3. Can we thus conclude, using the above verse, that polygyny is allowed ...
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Does apauruṣeyā mean truly authorless or simply 'no human author'? Or do different schools of philosophy interpret the word differently?

Does apauruṣeyā when applied to Vedas just mean 'not of human origin' leaving the possibility that a superhuman being could have authored them? Or do different schools of Hindu philosophy interpret ...
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Do the vedas mention shiv Ling?

So the Vedas mention shiv Ling.
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How can Vedas be Eternal & Uncreated if they refer to temporary & created beings like Brahma or Agni or Surya, who didn't exist prior to creation?

Since Brahma only comes into 'being' during Srushti (creation), and he will cease to be after Pralaya, that means Vedas reference a temporary person at a particular time in the history of the universe....
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Why do advaita vedanta believe in authorless vedas even though it follows monism?

Advaita vedanta is a monistic school of thought. Which means it believe every thing is God. Which by default should include vedas. As vedas are a part of universe(just like car, pen, sun, humans). But ...
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Is the famous sanskrit phrase - Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam, found in the RigVeda and Maha Upanishad?

The famous Sanskrit phrase is almost used by many people as an an aphorism-maxim proverb, to signify the presence of global acceptability as an Indian value. Commonly translated as: Vasudhaiva ...
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If Veda vakyams are "eternal" because they are repeated every kalpa, then why can't other vakyams also be eternal because they are repeated?

Some people say that the veda-vakyams are eternal because they are repeated every kalpa. So vakyams like "yathA purvam akalpayat" (he created the universe just as before) are eternal. But so ...
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Why would Brahman force the events of the Vedas to occur in an eternal loop just to make the Vedas eternal?

Of the 6 astika darshanas, Vedanta holds that the veda-vakyams (Vedic sentences) are themselves literally eternal. This means that veda-vakyams like: agnimile purohitam yajnasya devam rtvijam.... etc....
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How has Devī Lakshmī 's understanding developed, starting from the Vedic literature up until the recent times?

Similar to this question, which tries to discuss about the trajectory of Lord Vishnu's theological development and understanding, from the Vedic period to the Paurāṇika period. I'd like to get an ...
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In Rig Veda, what is the reference to the "faith hymns"?

In this answer by a hindu scholar What is the reference to the hymn of faith in the Rig Veda? What are these? Does this kind of terminology exists? Creation x 3 Dadhikras x 2 Dadhikravan x 1 ...
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Is there any verse in the Vedas that talks about foreigners or foreign land?

Is there any verse in the Vedas or upanishades that talks about foreigners or foreign land, language, customs.
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Which is the clearest verse from the vedas that say "vedas are eternal"? [closed]

Which is the clearest verse from the vedas that clearly say vedas are eternal?
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Does the Katha Upanishad verse 2.3.1 contradict the immortality verses about Devatās?

ūrdhvamūlo'vākśākha eṣo'śvatthaḥ sanātanaḥ | tadeva śukraṃ tadbrahma tadevāmṛtamucyate | tasmiṃllokāḥ śritāḥ sarve tadu nātyeti kaścana | etadvaitat || 1 || Root up and branches down is this ancient ...
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How can Vedas be Eternal if they do not talk about Hitler or iPhone? How can Vedas be Universal if cats cannot understand Sanskrit? [closed]

There is a prevailing notion that Vedas are Eternal (Anadi), Uncreated (Apaurusheya) and Universal (Akhila). Eternal - always/omniscient - past, present and future. Meaning, it cannot refer to things ...
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How did humans attain the wisdom of vedas, according to mimamsa school of thought?

Since mimamsa doesn't believe in God, they would definitely reject "the divine revelation" thing. And they will also reject that the Vedas were composed by humans (rishis) because they ...
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Is the concept of Sattvik, Rajasik, Tamasik food found in the Vedas?

Sattvik BG 17.8: Persons in the mode of goodness prefer foods that promote the life span, and increase virtue, strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, succulent, ...
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Vedas are pan-geographic?

Are All Veda samhitas pan-geographic? That is, do veda samhitas pertain only to Bharatavarsha or to the entire world of creation. This doubt arises because of two things I find contradictory. Many ...
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What is the etymology of the term Veda?

There are revelation (such as hymns, stotras, etc.) even in the scriptures other than Vedas yet they ain't part of Vedas. It makes me wonder What is its etymology or definition of Veda? What is a ...
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Learning the Vedas and other scriptures [closed]

I would like to read and learn our Hindu scriptures. I do not know where to start at. As I understand the primary source of all knowledge is from the Vedas. I have a very basic understanding of ...
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What are the basic facts and summary of what the Rigveda is about?

I'd like to know more about the ancient book Rigveda. However, I think I need some basic information on this book first before I start to read it - so any shortcuts on what would be some good ...
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Vomitting knowledge as food - is it an allegory?

SOURCE Yajnavalkya was the son of Devavrata and the student of the renowned sage Vaisampayana. Once Vaisampayana got angry with Yajnavalkya as the latter argued too much about the inclusion of some ...
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Does the Gita contradict the Vedas in these verses and if yes, is there ANY universally accepted hierarchy of authority among scriptures?

Krishna in Bhagavad Gita says: 2.42-43 Those with limited understanding, get attracted to the flowery words of the Vedas, which advocate ostentatious rituals for elevation to the celestial abodes, ...
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Are there any other vedic ritual other than yajnas?

Samhita is the ritualistic part of the Vedas. There must be many rituals in the Samhita. So are there any other vedic ritual other than yajnas
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Dharma sandeham [duplicate]

1: I hear many people telling things like there is no need for women in periods to not work and be normal but sanatana dharmam strictly says women should not do any kind of work for those three day. 2:...
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Is the eternality of the Vedas contradicted by brihadaranyaka upanishad 2.4.10?

As from a fire kindled with wet faggot diverse kinds of smoke issue, even so, my dear, the Rg-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, Atharvahgirasa, history, mythology, arts, Upanishads, verses, aphorisms, ...
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Which school of thought is correct. And they belief is the truth? [closed]

We know that vedas can be interpreted in many way. That's way there are different schools of thought in Hinduism. All of these schools understand vedas.in there own. And they controdict each other a ...
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How human age is related to number of breaths?

Is it true that brahma assigns certain number of breaths to each creature based on karma? Why it's breaths count and not time?
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Does Hinduism encourage dead body preservation?

I have had a doubt that do hindus encourage body preservation as Muslims and Egyptian did?
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Do the Vedas mention mixed-castes (Varṇa Saṅkara-s)?

The famous Purūṣa Sukta doesn't mention Varṇa Saṅkara-s. Kṛiṣṇa also didn't talk about Varṇa Saṅkara-s despite of concerned raised by Arjuna, adharmābhibhavāt kṛiṣhṇa praduṣhyanti kula-striyaḥ ...
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Should a guru that teaches vedas be a Indian?

Guru means teacher, he teaches us about vedas and upanishads. So can a guru be a non Indian ?
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Is there any verse or any quote we find in any of the scriptures talking abour racism?

I am searching for any mentioning about racism in sacred scriptures like Puraans, Veds, Bhagawad Geeta or Upnishads? I am unable to find it myself but I think there must be something. I will be happy ...
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What is the Jiva Atma? What is the Paramatma? Are they Different? Is the Jiva-Atma the Mind, Or Are They Different? [duplicate]

Basically, the title are my questions. I have heard the jiva atma and the paramatma used interchangeably, but then they are separated in, for instance, Vaishnavism. Is it the case that when we are in ...
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Do Rigveda samhita mention himalyas and mount-kailasha?

Do Rigveda samhita mention Himalayas? or the Himalayan range? Vedas mention Kailasa as adobe of lord Rudra in Yajurveda but does the Rigveda mention 1. Himalayas 2. Mount Kailasa (as in Yajurveda ...
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How many ways are their to recite vedas?

I read somewhere that you can recite vedas in 11 different way. So how many ways are there to recite vedas. Can you give some video examples of those ways? I read about 11 different way in this cite ...
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Are vedas for the entire humanity? [duplicate]

Vedas are shruti the highest text in Hinduism, so is the wisdom or knowledge of vedas for the entire humanity. Or for Indians who are brahmin. [And can a foreigner understand and properly translate ...
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Is the phrase "Sanatana Dharma" (सनातन धर्म) found in the Vedas?

The phrase "Sanatana Dharma" seems to imply the eternal duties. So, is the phrase found in the Vedas because I have seen many people saying that they are Sanatani and their religion is ...
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Modern contribution to Scriptures

I would like to find out what, modern contribution to Hindu scriptures are? Something akin to Brahmagupta or those insights of great Rishis. Today, we are not endowed with ‘aparushya’ visions. However ...
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What are the sastras or Vedas or Upanishads of taxashila or Nalanda University destroyed by foreigners? [closed]

I have heard most of the people saying some Greek, Persians etc invaded India and burnt Vedas Upanishads etc or the knowledge present in the form of books. Why and who destroyed them? And, what ...
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Vedas as authoritative but not eternal?

What if someone unequivocally accepts vedas as the Supreme authority for their philosophical and theological beliefs, but do not concur with them being either God authored or eternal (Apauruṣeyā) ? ...
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Where can I find upanishad's verse in vedas?

Upaniṣads are the part of vedas. Is it possible to find the verse of upanishad in vedas. For example : Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad Chapter I > Section IV - The Creation and Its Cause In the beginning,...
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How can we understand vedas?

Sanskrit is a very rich language and old language. One word may have multiple meaning. Language evolve on change time to time. Vedas were at least written around 1500bce. So how do we know that the ...
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Why did Indra showed himself to Nema in Rigveda 8.100.4?

Question There is an episode between Indra (here the God) and Nema (here the sceptic) in Rig Veda, that highlights this point I made. Nema, a sceptic, does not believe in God's existence. He says: &...
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What are the Agama scriptures? Are they related to Shruti/Vedas?

I know that Hindu scriptures classified as Shruti and Smriti but don't know much about Aagama. I would like to know about Agama Scripture: What are the Agama Scriptures? Are they related to Vedas? ...
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Classification of Brahman(ब्रह्मन्)

I was watching this program on TV and the person in there further classified the Ultimate Reality we call as Brahman / Par Brahman into three categories : Nirãkãr Brahman (निराकार ब्रह्मन्) Sãkãr ...

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