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No, animals don't attain moksha. Because the natural order is as below: sthāvarāḥ krimayo'vjāśca pakṣiṇaḥ paśavo narāḥ dārmmakāstridaśāstadūnamokṣiṇaśca yathākramam [VP - 2.6.34] Meaning After experiencing the sufferings of hell, the sinners go through the various stages of existence in the following order: immovable trees, worms, birds, animals, ...


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Yes, usually that's what is stated in the scriptures. But in certain exceptional circumstances (may be due to compassion/grace of God) even animals or beings lower than humans can also get it. Chaturashitilakshesu Sarireshu SaririnAm | Na Manushyam VinA Annyatra Tatva GyAnantu Labhyate || Among the 84 lacs kinds of bodies (wombs) Tatva Gyana (...


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Naga Panchami falls on the Sukla Paksha (the bright phase of moon) Panchami Tithi of the Shravana month. So, we need to check the effects of getting born on the bright phase of moon as well as that of getting born on the Panchami Tithi. Quoting from Astrojyoti.com: 459 – 461. Results of Fortnights: Now stated are effects of births in the two ...


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Do birth marks tell something about the previous birth or reveal any other facts? Yes they do Garuda Purana - Vol. one - Achar Kanda - Chapter -64,65 are about Samudrika science which gives us detail description of Birthmarks both on males as well as females. Chapter 64 - समुद्रिकानुसारेण स्त्री-नर लक्ष णम् ( A brief discourse on the auspicious or ...


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Yes, it has significance in the Samudra Shastra part of astrology. Which tries to predict the nature and future of a native by studying his/her various bodily signs, palm lines etc. We can find some details of the effects of birth marks, moles etc on the future of a native in this chapter of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra: Ch. 82. Effects of Moles, Marks, ...


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Well,they probably can get Moksha too.Its all upto Parameswara to decide. Manu Smriti says that even insects & plants can attain higher worlds(i.e heavens) by austerities!.So,if they can attain higher worlds they can probably attain moksha too.Because,even attaining heavens is an equally impossible task(seemingly of course) for all those beings. Manu ...


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Prof. Ian Stevenson has done extensive research on reincarnation, and one of the main findings was the connection of birthmarks with a previous birth. Usually, any wound (like a bullet shot or something) creates a birthmark at the precisely same spot of the body of the newly incarnate person. He had shown many studies where he collected the death certificate ...


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I agree with @Mr_Green's answer in the comment. Srikalahasti is the place where The Spider (SRI), Cobra (KALA) and Elephant (HASTI) rendered service with devotion to lord shiva and attained moksha (wiki). Second as again pointed by @Mr_Green, Gajendra_Moksha is a good example. Elders say this is when the makara/crocodile got boon to turn into makara ...


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Although the Supreme Lord is beyond the nature of time and planetary influence, but still he acts in such a way that he is being influenced as a part of his leela. For eg. See the verses of Valmiki Ramayan Bal kanda during birth of Lord Rama.. _______________________________________ ततो यज्ञे समाप्ते तु ऋतूनाम् षट् समत्ययुः | ततः च द्वादशे मासे चैत्रे ...


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The first breathe coming out of the body is the one we must look for because breathe is a unit of time measure as per the Rishis. The below is from Surya Siddhanth : Chapter 1 verse 12 in Phanindra Ganguly's translation. And sixty nadis make a sidereal day and night.... The manuscripts without commentary insert, as the first half of v. 11, the usual ...


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Yes , animals can attain moksha. Sri vaishnavas take sharanagathi from a guru. The guru can also give sharanagati to a cow in the house of a vaishnava. From Padma Purana Uttara Kanda Chapter 224 Those devotees of Visnu, having stuck to (i.e. round) their necks the garland of Tulasi or lotuses or a rosary, having the marks of conch or disc at the roots ...


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Ramakrishna mission sums it up best: आत्मनो मोक्षार्थं जगद्धिताय च Atmano mokshartham jagad-hitaya cha For one’s own salvation AND for welfare of world


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Where else but the ‘Ajna chakra’ right between your eye brows - the seat of your consciousness and the ‘I’ experience. You have free will but mostly in Waking state of your consciousness. Even in Waking state, Many a times your sub-conscious mind uses it to do its things which your conscious mind does NOT notice or register. It’s like a partly shared seat ...


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In his book Raja Yoga, Chapter VI 'Pratyahara and Dharana', (Complete Works, Volume 1, 'Raja Yoga', Available here - http://www.advaitaashrama.org/cw/content.php), Swami Vivekananda writes: The hypnotists in a similar manner, by their suggestion, excite in the patient a sort of morbid Pratyahara for the time being. The so-called hypnotic suggestion can ...


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It appears so. From the book Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life by Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati: The rites performed before a child is born are intended for the birth of a male child (niṣeka, puṃsavana, sīmanta). ... Astronauts are kept in isolation before being sent up in space and after their return. Mantras have their own ...


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Tarakasur was born Before Kartikeya During Sat Yuga.He was son of Vajranga who was son of Sage Kashyapa . Here is how Tarakasur born according to Padmapuran Sage Kashyap blessed his wife Diti to give birth to a great warrior ‘Vajranga’ who like a diamond was unbreakable and indestructible. Diti desired to avenge the killing of several Asuras in the past ...


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The only answer is good karma. Karmic law is mysterious. One cant say exactly about the karmas needed to be born as a human again. Well one thing matters a lot is that what u think when you die. If you die thinking about your dog. It is certain you will be born as a dog in next life. It seems foolish but is actually true. Proof: A historic person ...


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Stealing other's wealth, cheating others and taking their belongings take the wind type predha roop and will roam with hungry and thirst. He will cause difficulty to his family members and relatives.He will not allow pithrus to enter the house on ceremony [pithru arrival days]. He will take the havis offered for them.He will cause difficulty to his son by ...


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