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This verse is not present in the Ṛgveda. It is found in the Mahopaniṣad, a minor Upaniṣad related to the tradition of Sāmaveda. Mahopaniṣad has six chapters. This verse is present in chapter 6 (6.71): udāraḥ peśalācāraḥ sarvācārānuvṛttimān . antaḥsaṅgaparityāgī bahiḥsaṃbhāravāniva . antarvairāgyamādāya bahirāśonmukhehitaḥ .. 70.. ayaṃ bandhurayaṃ neti ...


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In the middle stage of Yogic practice (a stage which is known as the Ghata Avastha), an adept Yogi obtains various Siddhis (perfections). Among which floating in the air and becoming invisible are there. Quoting from Shiva Samhita: When the Yogi, though remaining in Padmasana, can rise in the air and leave the ground, then know that he has gained Vayu-...


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Why not sleep with your head facing North direction? Many Hindus don't sleep with their heads directed towards the North because there are scriptural injunctions stating that prohibition. Like the one given below: He should not overload his stomach with food ; and having washed his mouth and feet at the close of his evening meal, a house-holder should lie ...


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I am posting an excerpt from Mahabharata that supports organ donation: The Deities said,-…The Asuras are being aggrandised, while we are being weakened. It behoveth thee, therefore, to ordain what is for our good. –After the deities ceased, the Grandsire replied, - The great Rishi Dadhichi of Bhrigu’s race is now engaged in performing severe austerities. Go,...


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Thanks to the eternal Srimad Bhagwad Gita which elaborates facts pretty simply(knowing such facts isn't any way possible as such in a lifetime): As per the 'time of death' one can know what's the basic outcomes of the being: यत्र काले त्वनावृत्तिमावृत्तिं चैव योगिन: | प्रयाता यान्ति तं कालं वक्ष्यामि भरतर्षभ || 23|| अग्निर्ज्योतिरह: शुक्ल: षण्मासा उत्तरायणम् ...


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As has already been delineated about the position of dogs according to several scriptures, it can be unanimously accepted that keeping them at home can render rituals ineffective. But according to Bṛihat Samhitā, Chapter 62, A dog three of whose legs have five nails and the right forefoot six, whose lips and muzzle are red, which has the gait of a lion, ...


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Why only bride needs to move to groom's place after marriage and not groom to bride's place? Because in Vedic marriage, the daughter belongs to the groom's family after marriage, and she is no longer part of her birth parents' family. This is also why her gotra changes to her husband's gotra, and also why today her last name is changed to her husband's last ...


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I have found some references in this Youtube Video (Sankalpa Vidhi), which talks about why one should always perform Sankalpa before embarking upon any Hindu ritual. It also explains a Vidhi (method) of performing Sankalpa. In this video, we find slokas (which are supposedly) from Manu Smriti, Markandeya Purana which explain that full results of the rituals ...


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The Moksha obtained by Vidvesa-Bhakti is permanent. It takes three births to attain moksha through this method because of the specifics of the curse. Also vidvesa-Bhakti is not applicable for ordinary men and is of academic interest only. The first is the Bhagavata idea of Vidvesha-bhakti or communion through confrontation. Such a conception is not found in ...


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Astika schools are those which accept Vedas as valid proof and do not depend whether they are authored or eternal. Out of the six astika darshanas of sanatana dharma, four do not agree that the vedas are authorless and eternal. All these six schools, however, accepted Vedas as valid proof (Shabda Pramana) and authortative. Thus they are considered astika ...


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But why is this mandatory before marriage? What if it’s not done at all? As P. V. Kane explains in History of Dharmaśāstra, commentators of dharma śāstras concluded that upanayana being one of the principal saṃskāras, unless it's done, a brāhmaṇa doesn't become eligible for vivāha (marriage). It is to be noted that in modern times most of the ...


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A very nice explanation is in Tamil translation of "Deivathin Kural", called "Voice of God". There was a consolidated book called "Hindu Dharma" which can be found here in chapters... http://www.kamakoti.org/hindudharma/part17/chap8.htm http://www.kamakoti.org/hindudharma/part17/chap6.htm All from original late Kanchi Maha-Periyava ...Chandrashekarendra ...


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Its said in Mahabharata, Bishma Parva chap 40, which is the the Bhagavd Gita yatra yogeśvaraḥ kṛṣṇo yatra pārtho dhanur-dharaḥ tatra śrīr vijayo bhūtir dhruvā nītir matir mama Wherever there is Kṛṣṇa, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality.


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As the question specifically mentioned the 3 famous religions of today's time, so below answer is based on them. It's important to understand what primary reasons led masturbation being categorised as sinful. Rather than masturbation, the act of watching a women with bad intent is considered a grievous sin in hinduism, christianity and islam- which religion ...


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Incest of Prajapati from Shatapatha Brahmana was mentioned in this answer. This mention has a forerunner in Rig Veda. (X.61.5-7). The following is the translation of Stephanie W. Jamison and Joel P. Brereton. Many modern day translators misunderstood the DIVINE concept here. He whose (penis,) which performs the virile work, stretched out, discharging (the ...


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Vineet Menon's answer is perfect in itself, adding to it- They are eight elemental gods (called "Aṣṭa-vasu", 'Eight Vasus') representing aspects of nature (The Five Elements - Pancha Bhoothas: earth,fire,ether,air,water) and also representing cosmic natural phenomenon (The Sun, The Moon and The Stars). "Lord Sri Krishna tells Arjuna in Srimad Bhagwad Gita: ...


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