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Shri Krishn opposed inter-caste marriage in the context of varnashram-dharm. In the context of Bhagavat-dharm, He neither criticized nor supported it. Furthermore, if we extrapolate marriage to the realm of Jeeva-Bhagavan-relationship, He was all for it. Jeeva has no gender, or rather, is feminine on account of being Shakti of Bhagavan. As such, all jeevas ...


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Sri Krishna did not address inter-caste marriage in the Bhagavad Gita; that is not the purport of the Bhagavad Gita. Sri Krishna does address marriage in the Uddhava Gita Chapter XII (Swami Madhavananda translator). In this chapter, He first addresses what the qualities, or tendencies, of each of the castes. He defines caste as a person's tendencies, not ...


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This distinction between Upanishads and Vedas had not quite solidified yet -- even the Buddha does not mention the Upanishads, but speaks of all texts as forming part of the Vedas. Strictly speaking, the Upanishads are Vedic scripture -- they affirm the validity of the Vedas and are encoded within it. The Upanishads themselves, I would say, consider ...


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"Reading" Gita is easy. It is available in several languages. However, to understand and use its knowledge to improve the life is the task most Hindus and Indians do not put in practice. For several of us this book has become a historical document. I live in USA, and hear people including Americans read and understand and discuss it in English only....


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Although making charity is highly praised and a meritorious act, but at the same time it is also true that by accepting gifts the recipient's hands get sullied. In Kularnava Tantra 15.78, Lord Shiva says: jihvA dagdhA parAnnena karau dagdhau pratigrahAt | mano dagdham para-stribhih kArya-siddhih katham bhavet || The tongue is burnt by the food of another; ...


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In the commentary on this verse (Bhagavad Gita with the commentary of Sankaracarya translation by Swami Gambhirananda): ...On the contrary, we shall exist. The meaning is that even in all the three times (past, present, and future) we are eternal in our nature as the Self [Brahman]. The plural number (in we) is used following the diversity of bodies, buy ...


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Our current life is totally based on our desires, sanskars, bhakti of our previous life. We all are stuck in this jail only due to our desires and there desires play a vital role which type of life we will live next. After the body dies, soul carries sanskars too with him, which help him achieve liberation And last thing that a soul carries is the devotion ...


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There are at least 3 verses that have strong Advaita flavor. As a kindled fire reduces all fuel to ashes, so, Arjuna! does the fire of knowledge reduce all works to ashes. Gita 4.37 All these (four) are noble; but the knower, I deem to be My very Self; for, with an integrated self, he has resorted to Me alone, the goal without parallel. Gita 7.18 Moved ...


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BG 6.30: For those who see me everywhere and see all things in me, I am never lost, nor are they ever lost to me. BG 9.7-8: At the end of one kalp, all living beings merge into My primordial material energy. At the beginning of the next creation, O son of Kunti, I manifest them again. Presiding over My material energy, I generate these myriad forms again ...


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According to Madhva Taratamya Lord Hanuman is son of main deity Vayu who belongs Level 3 in Devatha heirarchy tree (Taratamya Tree) who is the husband bharathi. They are called parashukla thriya (higher bright 3) they Lakshmi,Brahma/Vayu and Saraswathi/Bharathi. Why because they dont have even bit of wrong knowledge of Narayana or his Gunas. Apart from this ...


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