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Is it not unfair for humanity to suffer based upon your past life karma which you aren’t aware of

I just feel its really unfair if life doesn’t give a chance for a human being to redeem his/her past life bad karma. If our past life bad karma can’t be escaped, at least shouldn’t we know what were ...
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Have any prominent gurus or scripture explained why abortion is a sin, but curing cancer (without saving the cancer) is not?

The orthodox view of most religions is abortion is a sin. One thing that does not make sense to me about this is pretty much everyone does not think curing cancer is a sin, even though a fetus and ...
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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 Advaita's method of interpretation of Puranas?

The madhva philosophy as given and follow method of interpretation of Purana. They follow tribhasha and saptabheda . Do advaita as method of interpretation of Purana ? Advaita as method of ...
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Where can I find the complete English translation of Astanga Hridaya?

Astanga Hridaya is one of the great texts on Ayurveda by Vagbhata. It can be divided into five parts: SUTRASTHANA SARIRA STHANA NIDANA STHANA CIKITSITA STHANA KALPASIDDHI STHANA and UTTARASTHANA I ...
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Why Hindu Gods do not protect Hindus anymore? [closed]

I read a book on atrocities performed on Hindus in the past 200 years by invaders. By reading it, anybody's faith will be shaken to the core. For example one account was of a Muslim invader asking a ...
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What happens if someone dies in shukla paksha dwadashi?

What happens if someone dies in shukla paksha dwadashi?
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Do followers of Advaita accept Madhvacharya's Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya commentary?

Do followers of Advaita accept Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya ? If not did any of advaita acharyas or scholars either refuted points or whole of Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya ?
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Is there a Puranic basis for Graha relationships in Jyotisha? Else what is their basis as is traditionally taught?

Below is a tabulated form of the friends, the neutrals and the enemies of each graha as per Jyotisha. (Source): Graha Friend Neutral Enemy Surya Chandra, Mangala, Guru Budha Shukra, Shani Chandra ...
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Collection of hindu scriptures? [duplicate]

Is there any authentic, reputed and recognised website with collection of all Hindu scriptures in Sanskrit and in devnagari script ? Edit - my question is different from What are some online sources ...
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Does Treta Yuga have a personified form like Satya, Dvapara and Kali? [duplicate]

Kali and Dvapara have personified forms in the Mahabharata and Satya has a personified form in the Kalki Purana, among their other appearances. Does Treta Yuga have a personified form, or does it not ...
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How to prepare "meat juice" that has been mentioned in Charaka Samhita?

The following two excerpts from chapter 27- Diet and Dietetics (Annapana-vidhi) of the Charaka Samhita mentions meat juice #1: Meat-juice nourishes By its very nature, water moistens, salt liquefies, ...
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3 births and twice born men?

https://archive.org/details/ManuSmriti_201601/page/n29/mode/2up shloka 169- According to the injunction of the revealed texts the first birth of an Aryan is from (his natural) mother, the second (...
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Is there any type of food capable enough to change the contents of causal body?

According to Sanatana Dharma, a Jeeva or human contains three bodies: Physical body, subtle body, and causal body. It is well known that food can directly impact the physical body. We can also notice ...
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What is the name of the chapter of charaka Samhita that deals with ideal food habits?

Charaka Samhita of the ancient books of Sanatana Dharma. Consider the following paragraph from Britannica about Charaka Samhita Charaka divided the treatise into eight parts, or ashtanga sthanas: ...
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Are any ancient sports mentioned in our scriptures [duplicate]

I wish to know if team sports existed in the ancient times. Especially in Ramayan and Mahabharat. By sports I don’t mean swimming, archery etc. I’m looking for something like football and cricket ...
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Whose happines matters more ours or of others?

Should we sacrifice our happiness and be sad for others happiness or sacrifice their happiness to make our self happy?
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Have any prominent critics of the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa explained the second references to Christianity and Islam?

A common criticism of the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa is that it was written after the prophecies for Christianity and Islam. I don't find this at all convincing, because the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa references them at ...
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What is the unique call to prayer in Sanaatana Dharma?

Sanaatana Dharma says God (Ishwara) is only one. So what is the unique call to prayer in Sanaatana Dharma to praise Ishwara? Just Like Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer Barechu, the Jewish call to ...
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Kadamba Age Ashtabhairava temples

Well this is a history+geography+hinduism type of question - I appreciate any guidance. There is a cluster of AshtaBhairava temples built by the Kadambas as per a decree found - all around South ...
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Is there any scriptural reference for Satyabhama killing Narakasura?

There are many scriptures which say that Krishna went along with his wife Satyabhama. During the war, Krishna used his discus to kill Narakasura. I have heard another theory that Narakasura had a boon ...
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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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Story of King Prithu's request for Ten Thousand ears

Swami Tulsidas ji mentions about King Prithu while describing gunas of bad people. He states that King Prithu had requested for ten thousand ears (likely a boon) to listen to Ishwar's greatness. Doha ...
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Is it possible to use astras in Kali Yuga

Is it possible for human to use ancient weapons in Kaliyuga? Can humans in Kaliyuga really control it? How much time does it take to understand those weapons?
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When will the 6th century manuscript of Ramayana be published? [closed]

When is the 6th century manuscript likely to be translated and made available to view by the public?
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Ramayana: insertions in Yuddha Kand

Is the Agni Pariksha and the events preceding it, an interpolation? Throughout Ramayana, Ram is depicted as maryada purushottam, yet in the Yuddha Kanda chapter 115 and onwards, there is no rationale ...
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How can Formless Brahman create this universe?

If Brahman as per Advaitha was Nirguna, how can it assume forms and create everything ? How can something which is formless take forms and create all materials in universe ?
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Is Kali Purush, the equivalent of Satan in Hinduism? [closed]

Not exactly a duplicate of Does the concept of Evil Spirits occur in Hinduism? In the linked question, the accepted answer states: There's no equivalent of Satan in Hinduism. Hinduism has a ...
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Are these 2 lines of Shiva Geeta still valid in the Kali Yuga?

Shiva Geeta Chapter 1, verses 9, 10, 11 and 12: नित्याग्निहोत्रिणो विप्राः संति ये गृहमेधिनः त एव सर्वफलदाः सुराणां कामधेनवः [9] भक्ष्यं भोज्यं च पेयं च यद्यदिष्टं सुपर्वणाम अग्नौ हुतेन हविषा ...
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How was Shakuni so good at playing dice?

Shakuni is considered being good at dice even though people say that he deceitfully won Indraprastha for Duryodhana. My question is, how is Shakuni so good at playing dice that whatever number he ...
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Is the concept of “grace” present in Hinduism?

The importance of Karma and its consequences is well known,by which things that happen to an individual can be attributed to his past karma. (Even in the famous hymn “Enna thavam..” the hymn‘a answer ...
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Who was the kul guru of Hastinapura before Kripacharya?

Kripacharya, the immortal rishi is the kul guru of hastinapur but who was the kul guru of hastinapur before him?
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When, How and Why soul take entry first time into cycle of birth and death? [duplicate]

It's usual to say that we take birth by birth into different species based on our Karm and desires until one gets Moksha. After Moksha one will not take any more births. This makes us think When, Why ...
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Why should we help people?

If the goal for everyone is to go beyond worldly happiness and sadness, and sadness can help nudge people towards vairagya why should we help people materially?
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Any side effects of doing pranayam and meditation wrongly or without Guru mentioned in scriptures?

Are there any side effects mentioned on doing Pranayam and/or Meditation wrongly or/and without Guru in Hinduism scriptures?
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Who possessed Pashupatastra other than Arjuna and Shiva?

Shiva gave Pashupatastra to Arjuna but who possessed it besides those two?
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Is there a good source listing contradictions in Hinduism?

It's a personal belief I think apparent contradictions in Hinduism are trying to tell us something. Does anyone have a good list made by skeptics or unbiased Hindus like those for Bible contradictions?...
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Does Patibhakti lead to Moksha?

Pati is a jivatma, not paramatma. What systems of thought say that having bhakti for jivatmas is a valid way to Moksha? Could Swamibhakti, patibhakti, or bhakti for characters like Bharat, etc lead to ...
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explain with reference to bhagavat geeta "why humans feel "I"

With reference to chapter 7 sloka 6 and the commentary offerred by sri T.N.Sethumadhavan at esomskruthi.com (a) the three divinly components viz para, apara prakruthis and the soul are ...
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What do we know about Khadgi, the wife of nirrta?

All of the gods are extensively covered but khadgi wasnt found anywhere. What do we know about her?
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Is there any merit to the claim the Gita was written as a repsonse to Buddhism? [closed]

Ambedkar, author of the Indian Constitution, was a student of theology, approaching it from his lower caste experience. He argued that the Gita was compiled as a philosophical defense of Hinduism for ...
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Did Parasara and Satyavati do any penance so that Vyasa might be born to them?

Pandu did severe penance to Indra so that he may get a famous son who is an invincible warrior. Krishna did penance so that his one of his sons, I forgot the name but his son was born with the ...
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In which parva of mahabharat is Parikshit born?

I heard that Parikshit got killed when he was stillborn. Was he born immediately or after? When exactly as in which parva or book of mahabharat? In Sauptika Parva?
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Is there any scriptural opposition to humane animal slaughter?

Note that I'm not talking about general ethics - I mean only from a religious scriptural perspective. To give you full context on why I have this question: Because cow slaughter is banned in many ...
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What lokas did Arjuna attain after death?

In Swargarohana Parva, I heard that Yudhisthira see Arjuna with Krishna but later, the end of the Mahabharata characters is explained.Karna merges int o Surya, Krishna merges in to Vishnu and ...
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What was Garuda's previous life?

As we know, Garuda known as god of birds' character comes in purana as son of Vinata to free his mother from slavery from Kadru. But Is there any book says regarding the previous life of Garuda? What ...
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Is Radha mentioned in Garuda Purana?

Is Radha, the consort of Sri Krishna mentioned in Garuda Purana? If yes, which chapter of which Samhita is she mentioned?
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Is Bhakti is part of Upasana or It is connected with any of the Darshana?

This verse of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is very popular and a favorite of the Advaita Acharyas: योगास्त्रयो मया प्रोक्ता न्èणां श्रेयोविधित्सया । ज्ञानं कर्म च भक्तिश्च नोपायोऽन्योऽस्ति कुत्रचित॥ (११.२०.६)...
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Is there a contradiction in the tree parentage of Māṛṣā? (whether multiple or one)

In the Viṣṇu purāṇa, Māṛṣā is described as the offspring of trees. WHILST the Pracetasas were thus absorbed in their devotions, the trees spread and overshadowed the unprotected earth, and the people ...
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Can someone translate this from Sudrakamalakar?

Can someone translate this from Sudrakamalakar, its on varna position of Kayasthas.

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