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According to Vedanta schools, upAsanA of the Parabrahman is the only path to mokSha. However several scriptures attribute the fruit of no rebirth to specific actions. E.g. In Bhagavad Gita chapter 4, the Lord declares that one who understands the secret behind his incarnations sheds his body and is not born again. Now such points (dying in Kashi, ...


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Actually, our individual omnipresent soul can be understood to be divided into 10 different souls, of which one is affected by pitra dosha,...... like wise - similarly one part of it is affected by the fine worried thought ejaculated (occured)/(desire expressed) during thoughtlessness i.e. death moments. These combined forces decides one's next set of ...


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Yes, that's true as per the Puranas and that's what the Hindu belief is. That's why many Bengalis used to build additional homes in Kashi so that they can pass their last days in Kashi. And, that's how Kashi has become the second home of the Bengali people. Kashi is considered as the chief among all Mokshapuris or the abode/city of Moksha and is considered ...


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The ancestral offerings are more important than the performance of rites dedicated to gods. Anyone not doing them properly becomes impure and hence unfit to perform any other rituals. And, this impurity is a permanent one unlike the impurities related to birth/death. Manu Smriti 3.203. For twice-born men the rite in honour of the manes is more important ...


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