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Is Sambhoga (sex) the need of the body or soul as per Vedas?

The soul does not have a gender like male, female etc. And, sexual needs are based on genders. So, needless to say, that the Soul can't be affected by sexual desires. Here's a verse from the ...
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Is Sambhoga (sex) the need of the body or soul as per Vedas?

Are the carnal desires being needed by the body or the soul? No Clearly carnal desires are not needed by soul , nor it is attached by it. It's also said in our Upanishads that he (soul) is pure one,...
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Is dark skin considered beautiful in Hindu scriptures?

Yes, dark complexion is considered beautiful in Hindu scriptures. Like, Draupadi is one of the most beautiful woman and she is of dark complexion. It is mentioned in Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: ...
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Where is the Manipura Chakra located?

Manipura is present in Solar Region. It is also known as Nabhi Chakra. Nabhi in Sanskrit means Navel. But as the location of Chakra is in backbone region of subtle body, hence Manipura Chakra is ...
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Is Atma the same as the body?

रुद्र विष्णुप्रजानाथप्रमुखाः सर्वचेतनाः । स्वरसेनाहमित्याहुरिदमित्यपि च स्वतः ॥ २॥ The Consciousness is the principle entity amongst, Rüdra, Vishñu, and Prajänätha(Brahma).The Instinctual ...
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Is Atma the same as the body?

In the Kathopanishad (Kath Up) we find the famous discussion between NachiketA and Yama. Where Yama gives NachiketA a short discourse on AtmAgyAna (knowledge of the self or soul). In that context, he ...
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What are the 16 impurities (ashuddhi) in a human body?

A partial answer ... There are actually only 12 impurities of a human body. Blood, tears, ear wax, phlegm, sweat, urine etc are considered as the 12 impurities of the human body as per Manu Smriti. ...
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Where is the Manipura Chakra located?

Manipura Chakra is exactly located at Nabhi (Navel) but in Subtle body along the Spinal cord. All Chakras are located in Straight line (in Subtle body). Om Swami describes method to identify seven ...
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What does Sanatana Dharma say regarding shaving pubic and anus hair?

There is no instruction that the hairs on those parts should be shaved off. In fact we have the following verse: Manu Smriti 4.144. Except when sick he must not touch the cavities (of the ...
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In the Gita, the Lord said the soul does nothing. Then who does?

The recension of the Gita that Swami Prabuhupada uses for his translation you refer to is not a generally accepted recension. The Gita recension most often referred to is the one that Sankara based ...
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Reference of Pancha Bhoota inside human Body according to Hindu Scriptures

There are such references in the Upanishads as well as in the Tantras. From the SAriraka Upanishad (one of the 108 Upanishads and it is linked with the Krishna Yajurveda): OM. The body is a ...
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Are different parts of the human body considered more/less auspicious?

Yes as per the scriptures. The part of the body which is above the navel is considered as pure but not so the part that lies below. Manu Smriti 1.92. Man is stated to be purer above the navel (than ...
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Which is responsible behind worldly relation?

Atma or the soul apparently doesn't create these relations. Because it continues to exist even after death. But body ceases to exist then. धर्मं शनैः सञ्चिनुयाद् वल्मीकमिव पुत्तिकाः । परलोकसहाया...
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How is punishment and enjoyment possible in hell and heaven without body?

In the hells, the soul is NOT endowed with the physical body, but it still has a subtle kind of a body which is capable of feeling the pain. The same question was in fact asked by Savitri (wife of ...
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Do sensory organs have their own consciousness?

Manu Smriti states that Earth, Water, Sky, Sun, Moon etc. are witnesses of any action that we perform. Manu 8.86. ’The sky, the earth, the waters, (the male in) the heart, the moon, the sun, the fire,...
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Is there a concept of Zombie in Hindu religion?

Yes and no. No in the sense of what you think of in the Western concept of the term. However, Patanjali says in his Yoga Aphorisms (III. 39): When the cause of bondage of the Chitta has become ...
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What does Hindu scripture say about the need for clothing?

It says a lot of of things about the need for proper clothing. For e.g. Manu Smriti 4.45 नान्नमद्यादेकवासा न नग्नः स्नानमाचरेत् । न मूत्रं पथि कुर्वीत न भस्मनि न गोव्रजे ॥ ४५ ॥ ...
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What types of [non-intimate] friendly touches are allowed with other women?

A Brahmachari (i.e a student) is to abstain from touching women: Manu Smriti 2.179.[Let him abstain] From gambling, idle disputes, backbiting, and lying, from looking at and touching women, and ...
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What is meant by hridaya or heart?

I have also wondered exactly which place is regarded as the region of heart. Because, after we have sipped during Achamana we are required to touch the seven holes of the head as well as the seat of ...
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Is it true that subtle body has all five senses?

Yes, actually it is no other than subtle body which consists of senses. Quoting from Vivekachudamani of Adi Shankaracharya: वागादि पञ्च श्रवणादि पञ्च प्राणादि पञ्चाभ्रमुखानि पञ्च । बुद्ध्या...
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Do chakras belong to the physical body or subtlebody?

The Chakras are not part of our gross body. I don't know about the scriptures, but some well-read people in scriptures, say so. This is what Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe) says in his book 'The ...
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Do chakras belong to the physical body or subtlebody?

The Chakras, infact rhe whole universe is present in our microcosm or Subtle Body. Though, the positioning of the Chakras can be identified on our Gross or Physical body. “piNDabrahmaaNDayoraikya.n ...
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How is bodily complexion determined from the horoscope of the native?

You get hint of the complexion from Atmakarak in Navmansha. From Jaimini Sutras, swAmsavasadgowra neela pitadivarnAh The color or complexion of the person, yellow, dark, golden or white must ...
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Is Atma the same as the body?

In Vedanta, different logical processes are described to help us understand many of its core concepts. For example, Drg-Drishya-Viveka (discrimination between seer and seen) explains logically why our ...
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Which is responsible behind worldly relation?

Hypothetical. The answer is found in polarity. In any relationship where there is sexual attraction and deep intimate connection, you’ll find the power of opposite energies in every moment of life ...
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Is Sambhoga (sex) the need of the body or soul as per Vedas?

As per Bhagwad Geeta, Shree Krishna said: Our life is like a CHARIOT (रथ). It has 5 horses that pulls it. All horses are senses (इन्द्रिया). Saarthi (driver) is the mann (invisible part of body who ...
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What is the difference between jeevatma and kaarana sareera

Jivatma is the self dwells inside the body and experiences fruits of Karma: Rigveda 1.164.20: द्वा सुपर्णा सयुजा सखाया समानं वृक्षं परि षस्वजाते। तयोरन्यः पिप्पलं स्वाद्वत्त्यनश्नन्नन्यो अभि चा...
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Is there a concept of Zombie in Hindu religion?

If by Satayavan you mean dead coming to life again then yes there are many examples. Following are some of them: According to Shiva Purana, Daksha Prajapati, father of Devi Sati, was killed by ...
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