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Why do enlightened people contradict each other?

Swami Sivananda writes in his "May I answer That" book, Page 93, Question 247 - Prophets are born from time to time to remove a catastrophe and establish Dharma. They preach according to ...
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Is there a contradiction between Atharvaveda 8.6.23 and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6:4:18?

Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad's Adhyaya 6; Brahmana 4 is describing rites and rituals for obtaining good progeny for couples. The rites are to be followed by the husband and wife who are seeking ...
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Why do enlightened people contradict each other?

It is true that enlightened people may contradict each other. In simple words, the reason for such apparent contradiction is the presence of vasanas, which are not harmful to the realization, in those ...
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Why do enlightened people contradict each other?

The Ultimate Reality is infinite. An enlightened person may not have experienced the whole of this Reality. The partial experience of the Reality leads to apparent contradictions. Let me give here the ...
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As per Shaiva theology are new Vishnu and Brahmâ are born in every Kalpa?

Purāṇas sometimes, within themselves, portray varying accounts. Although, in the general cases, we can solve them by kalpa-bheda theory. However, in this case, since it's talking about deities whose ...
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Does Gita 9.7 contradict the advaita vedanta's monism philosophy?

From Shri Adi Shankara bhasya, All the activities of the world in the form, ‘I eat this; I see; I hear this; I experience this happiness, suffer this sorrow; I shall do this for that purpose, I shall ...
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Does Gita 9.7 contradict the advaita vedanta's monism philosophy?

Gita is strictly speaking not an Advaita text, It contains verses supporting all three main schools of Vedanta. So it is all right if you want to read this Gita verse from the dualistic angle. Yet ...
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Is Chandogya 5.10.7 authentic?

None of the answers objectively proved this verse as unauthentic. All Srutis and Smritis unanimously declare varna is based on birth at many places. people who are claiming this verse as unauthentic ...
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How does one deal with contradiction in scriptures?

First see the text as a whole not in verses, for example, the Bhagavad Gita may seem contradictory at first even Arjuna feels that way, but Bhagavan Sri Krishna explains how to reconcile this. Two, ...
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Contradiction in scripture about karma

The English translation is not accurate. A better translation is: Just as the sins of the ministers are laid at the door of the king, of the wife at the husband’s, so do the sins of the disciple ...
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Why do Hindu Gods have parents if they have no masters?

Lord Krishna don't have any parents. He is the eternal lord of Vaikhunta and Goloka. He just chose to descend on earth through Devaki - “Vishnu himself, worshipped by all the worlds, appeared in ...
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Contradiction in the Gita?

Swami Sivananda in his Gita commentary(verse 9.4) explains, All beings from Brahma, the Creator down to the blade of grass or an ant dwell in the transcendental Para Brahman. They have no independent ...
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Is Chandogya 5.10.7 authentic?

The second reason is that Chandalas, as we know them today, didn't even exist in Vedic times. If the verse is authentic, it can not be referring to the group of people called 'Chandalas' today. The ...
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Is there a good source listing contradictions in Hinduism?

I am not aware of any good list of contradictions in Hinduism. There is no need for it because unlike the Abrahamic faiths sastra or scripture does not play a stellar role in Dharma. It is experience ...
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