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Yoga (Sanskrit: योग) are the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that aim to transform body and mind.

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Consquences of breaking a oath

A few months ago, I took a oath that I wont cut my hairs untill I finish my entrance exam. Fast forward today, my hairs are falling off at an unimaginable rate. Im scared as hell. I have 25 days left ...
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Is it possible for humans to attain the power to display Vishvaroopa (cosmic form)of their own through any Yoga , Mantra or Tantra Sadhana?

Is it possible for humans to attain the power to display a cosmic form through any particular Yoga, Tantra or Mantra sadhana? What do different scriptures and philosophies say about it? It's ...
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Is it possible for humans to attain the power to create Universes or Multiverses of their own through any Yoga , Mantra or Tantra Sadhana?

Is it possible for humans to attain the power to create Universes or Multiverses of their own through any particular sadhana? What do all the different scriptures and philosophies say about it? It's ...
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On the nature of the soul - ability to create, fade, disappear, or still

Nature of the soul: Perishable, Uniqueness, etc. In Indian philosophy, there are multiple schools of philosophy including - Advaita, ShuddhaAdvaita (Vedantic), Sankhya, Yoga, Madhyamaka, Jaina, etc. ...
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Some techniques and practices to gain very high levels of concentration

What are some yogic techniques other than normal meditation to develop huge amount of concentration power?
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Doesn't the concept of Karma Yoga contradict modern Psychology?

This is something that has bothered me for a long time. Modern Psychology says that motivation is required to do any action - be it to drink water (thirst is the motivation) or to crack exams (...
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Reference Request: Nadis, Chakras in Hindu (or preferably Indian) nomenclature

Consider this question as a reference request. Nadis are branch points corresponding to nerves in the physical body. The branch point of Nadis is called Chakra. Primary nadi involves - Sushumna Nadi ...
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Do you know any Gurus with title of Rishi Maharshi Bramharshi or Devarshi presently?

There have been many rishis like Maharshi Mahesh Yogi,Vethathiri Maharshi etc. Do such rishis exist in present times that use similar titles?
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Similar concepts to Cells and Atoms in Hindu texts

Curious if there are any concepts similar to cells and atoms in Hindu text especially those with either vaishnava or yoga links. I wish to know more about Hindu concepts on Prakriti in this way and ...
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Yoga and Vaishnava Sampradaya

I am wondering if I could be a Vaishnava and go through Yoga philosophy versus Vedanta it's more catered to my style of learning and worshiping the supreme and seeing my relationship with him. I ...
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Clarifications on self-initiation to assume Dakshinamurti as guru

Background This post Procedure to make God(s) our Guru gives answers and references on how one can self-initiate and assume Dakshinamurti as guru. Because this is a complex topic, there are a lot of ...
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Can I consume fruits after having a spoon of Ghee?

I have a dry and vata body so I like to consume a spoon of Ghee before my meals. But I also consume a lot of fruits and soaked nuts after that. Is that a bad combination?
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Bandha/Mudra that stimulates pleasure centre

What are the specific mudras/bandhas in Hatha Yoga that stimulate/ enhance the pleasure centres. Like, for example, I think the Mula Bandha is close to stimulating the pleasure centre of the genital ...
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Question about brahmacharya recommendations and rules

So my question is there are many text about brahmacharya and they may also be with some rules and recommendations. https://www.swaminarayan.faith/scriptures/en/satsangi-jeevan/prakran-5/52#:~:text=A%...
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Are there any healing or medicinal meditation in Hinduism?

In the realm of spiritual practices, various traditions incorporate healing techniques, such as Reiki in Buddhism and the Siddha form of treatment in southern India. However, despite the extensive ...
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Reference Request [Upanishads]: Chitta and Vrittis

Are there any good references that discuss the concepts of Chitta and Vrittis used primarily in Samkhya Philosophy in Upanishads? To the best of my knowledge, Upanishads are advaitic majorly. How Yoga ...
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Laya Yoga: Upanishad References

Laya Yoga - references in Upanishads. I've heard that the methods of creation of mantras (beeja mantras specifically) follow from laya yoga where they use petals of certain chakras (or nadis) OR hear ...
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Turya (state) Beyond waking state, dreaming state and sleeping state

In many Upanishads concerning liberation, it is said that an enlightened man (or jivanmukta) is beyond three states: Sleeping, Waking, and Dreaming states (e.g. Mandukya Upanishad). Some excerpts as ...
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Inspiration from the Gods- any examples today?

By meditating deeply on God/ gods, can we become more effective in our work and professions. Are there any examples today? That is important because we have to finish our job in best way, before going ...
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Are there any instances in scriptures where a human reached other lokas beyond Swarga with their physical bodies?

In Hinduism, there are several lokas, such as Satya (Brahma), Tapa, Jana, Mahar, Svar (Svarga), Bhuvar, Bhu, Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala, Rasatala, and Patala. It is known that human ...
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Do yoga scriptures mention the average number of human thoughts per day?

There are several references to the number of times a human breathes in a day in general, which is typically around 21,600 times. The frequency of breath is an important factor in practices such as ...
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Is 'yoga' the sole means to experience colossal time dilation?

Within the vast knowledge presented in Hindu scriptures, there are instances of individuals transitioning into the future. These transitions often occur when these individuals traverse to different '...
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Is their any verse in Yoga Vasistha which promotes Varna by karma?

I want some verses from Yoga Vasista which says Varna is by karma if there's any only from Yoga Vasista.
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What are great books on breath Yoga?

In Bhagavad Gita,I read that one should learn to have a balanced breath. I want to know What are some sutras or literature on breath Yoga?
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What should be the sequence of Morning Routine?

I am confused about morning routine. After waking up, In what order should one perform these actions: Brushing Teeth (Is usually the first thing) Bathing (15 mins) Meditation (takes 15-30 mins, ...
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what are advaitin's established arguments against yoga school of Patanjali?

the only weakness I know is that since Patanjali subscribes to samkhya, his philosophy also inherites the same weakness of samkhya, a potential follow up conclusion would be "if yoga philosophy ...
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Spiritual work of past life

Suppose I get initiated into a mantra and chanted it in my past life would I need initiation to chant that same mantra in this life
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Nishkaam karma Yoga

"Your right is to work only and never to the fruit thereof. Do not be the cause of the fruit of action; nor let your attachment be to inaction." - Bhagvad Gita, Gita Press 2.46 I accept that ...
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What's the color of the sahasrara chakra?

In some sources, I read that the Sahasrara chakra is white, in others violet, and in others purple. What is its color, and what's the meaning of the color?
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How to chant ashttotar satnamavali?

I want to know which is a better way to chant ashttotar satnamavali like all 108 names at one time by seeing a book,page or phone (coz obviously I can't remember every name line by line) or chanting ...
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Benifit of chanting devi suktam individually?

In an article on hindupedia website which talks about strota chintamani it says to chant ya devi sarva bhuteshu smirti rupenaa" 108 times for 40 days to improve memory does same applies to things ...
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What does patanjali mean by performing samayama on friendship?

In patanjali yoga sutras patanjali told to concentrate on qualities of friendship, what exactly is quality of friendship, what exactly one have to focus on...
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How to change your personality?

Is there any method mentioned to change your personality coz there are many descriptions how a man should act like but is there any method to change your personality to that
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How many forms of Lord Narasimha are present?

It is mentioned that there are multiple forms of Lord Narasimha which are worshipped by specific groups of individuals, for instance: Ugra Narasimha:Never to be worshipped in a household directly. ...
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How to receive guidance from your deity?

I want to know how you're supposed to receive any guidance from your deity when you don't know what to meditate on or chant any mantra/strota of that deity or something else ?
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Is there a Hindi translation for Patanjali Yog Sutras and Vyasa's commentary on Sutras?

I am looking for a hindi translation for Patanjali Yog Sutras and Vyasa's commentary on Sutras. Is there a Hindi translation? If there, could someone provide to me the translation or tell where to ...
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How to practice chandra yoga?

Can someone explain Chandra yoga in simple words to me as mentioned in tirumantiram by Tirumala like exactly how to practice it
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About tirumantiram shakti mantra

I want to know about sakti mantra that tirumantiram mentions(om na ma si va) Can anybody change or there are some specific rules since book doesn't mentions any??
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How to change your samskaras?

I want to know if is there any method to change samsara since samsara has been given so much importance in our culture and scriptures is there any way to get rid of bad samskaras and create good ones
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Is brahmacharya necessary in bhakti yoga?

I just want to know is brahmacharya necessary in bhakti yoga does any scriptures mention following brahmacharya in bhakti yoga
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Who and how can one practise Brahmacharya?

So I've read so many books about Brahmacharya and most of them say that it has so many benefits but it is beneficial for only those who know to transfer that sexual energy into upper channels OR those ...
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Which the best way to start spiritual journey?

I want to know the best way to start my spiritual journey? Could someone suggest any type of Dhyana or meditation?
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How to start?? From where to start?

I want to know how should I start my journey I'm trying to start my spiritual journey but all the time something comes in the way 2 months ago I started doing ajapa japa after 21 days I got high fever ...
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Which is the fastest way to increase your intelligence as mentioned in scriptures?

I'd there any methods mentioned in scriptures to increase intelligence
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What to do if nostril closed while doing ajapa japa?

I was practicing ajapa japa daily till I got fever&cough a few days ago after getting well I started it again but my nostrils close which destroy the rythm and produce a very unpleasant ...
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Questions Re Yogi Making New Body

Am wondering, when a yogi makes a new body, where is his soul located, is it in the new body he made, or in his old body ? Or is it in both at the same time. Cause making a new body is different from ...
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How to do gazing on idol to praise a deity?

I've heat that in some kind of advanced stage of gazing on Idols or Saints, the deities and saints are pleased with the sadhaka and that they help him in all ways.. How to do this??
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How to get body of vajra like Duryodhan?

How to get body of vajra like Duryodhan?Is there a way, by tapas or yoga?I know yogis who can go on cold mountains without much clothing.
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Do you know any Vaishnava Kundalini Yoga Guru?

Namaste, I am searching for a Vaishnava Guru who teaches Kundalini Yoga. Most Gurus, (With Due respect) I know teach either Advaita or Shaivism/Shaktism or a combination of both. But I am searching ...
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How to do kevali pranayama or ajapa japa according to gheranda samhita?

I've read gheranda samhita but I'm little confused how to do kevali pranayama or ajapa japa are both same? What is the exact process of doing it
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