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Following Your Passion/ Dreams against Hinduism?

Leading a life as per one's own wishes, with complete disregard for the scriptural injunctions, is never recommended in Hinduism. Because it will ultimately lead to misery and destruction. People ...
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Was Sage Vishvamitra self -realized when he fell for Menaka's beauty?

Was Vishvamitra Self - Realized while falling in Menaka's Beauty ? Can Self - Realized beings can also fall in Lust ?<br> We find the he answers of above questions given in Valmiki Ramayana ...
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Is lust the most powerful among the shada ripus?

I assume that you are here asking only about sexual desire as lust not about other forms of desires. According to Ayurveda lust(sexual desire) is one of the natural four-fold human desires: Sarire ...
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How can I work without desires?

Dharma, Artha, Kama and moksha are four purusharthas. So Sanatana dharma accepts that ordinary people will have desires. So people are free to work with desires. Nishkama karma, work with out desire, ...
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Are there any specific Mantras mentioned in scriptures that reduce sexual lust?

Sexual Lust is one of the forms of Kāma (or desires). And Kāma is very difficult to control. However, as per an excerpt from the Devī Bhāgavatapurāṇa, we may deduce that recital of the monosyllabled ...
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Is setting a goal useless if Bhagavad Gita says to work without expecting the rewards?

Giving up of actions motivated by desire is what the wise understand as sanyās. Relinquishing the fruits of all actions is what the learned declare to be tyāg. BG-18.2 Actually, without following ...
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Is Boon for Moksha grantable?

First of all we need to understand the concept of 84 lakhs of Yonis that a Jiva or soul has to travel through before merging back to Brahman again. And, this merging back is called Moksha. ...
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Can any one achieve anything in this world?

In Dattatreya's life, he has spoken of how he had attained Jnana through observing nature around him. In that he mentions, whatever a human thinks of constantly, he attains that form by citing an ...
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How is moha (मोह) different from kaama (काम)?

Sri Krishna says in Gita about desire - काम and delusion - मोह. ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते। सङ्गात् संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते।।2.62।। In the case of a person who dwells ...
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Is lust the most powerful among the shada ripus?

Yes Kama is greatest enemy amongst the Six enemy’s (Shada Ripus). More appropriate version of Lust is Kama or Deisre. Lust is sexual Desire while kama is generalized form of desire, Kama is most ...
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If we desire to live without desire will it be a desire?

If we desire for desirelessness isn't it a desire ? Yes, it is indeed a desire, Which is necessary. Does karmas takes place in these kinds of actions ? Gita explains this in form of " निष्काम ...
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Is setting a goal useless if Bhagavad Gita says to work without expecting the rewards?

Every work (action) has a result (consequence), which is received by the doer. The fruit of the action is not the same as result of the action. Result of action = Consequence of the action, after ...
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Following Your Passion/ Dreams against Hinduism?

Hinduism teaches freedom from the senses, not freedom of the senses. Sri Krishna says in the Gita 16.23-24 (Swami Nikhilananda translator): He who discards the injunctions of the scriptures and ...
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Following Your Passion/ Dreams against Hinduism?

Human intellect (बुद्धि) is most of the time covered with desires that please the senses. So, being under the control of senses is the state of intellect (बुद्धि) of an average person. For an ...
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Do Gods help us in controlling desires?

Lust control is incredibly hard. Take Vishwamitra and countless other Rishis who couldn’t control it! It is part of nature. Shani and any Shiva side deity like Nandi etc. helps you but ultimately YOU ...
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Is there a way in Hinduism to get blessed with something that is not in one's destiny?

It is possible. For example, the atmadeva incident in Srimad Bhagavatha illustrates this. On the banks of river Tungabhadra, lived a well learned person by name Atmadeva. He was good natured person, ...
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Hinduism on sexual desire and its conceptualisation

Hinduism accepts that sexual desire is quite natural but at the same time suggests that restraining or curbing that desire bestows great merits. Manu Smriti 5.56. There is no sin in eating meat, in (...
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How to eliminate Kaama?

Kama doesn't need to be eliminated completely. It needs to be controlled, as per the Dharma, to be followed by a householder is a must for societal order, and slowly, and slowly through penance (tapas)...
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What happens to the past desires of a person when they get enlightened?

Bhagavad Gita 4.36 answers this question. अपि चेदसि पापेभ्य: सर्वेभ्य: पापकृत्तम: | सर्वं ज्ञानप्लवेनैव वृजिनं सन्तरिष्यसि Even if you be the worst sinner among all sinners, still you will cross ...
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How can I work without desires?

In Gita, Krishna says: कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥ २-४७ Krishna always has emphasized on doing our duty(dharma). Thus it becomes a life mission or a ...
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How do matras/Slokas/japa work to reap benefits?

Japa is repetition of mantra. Mantra (=man +tra) means liberating the mind. There are hidden powers in the human mind. These powers are located in Chakras that are present in seed form in every human ...
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Following Your Passion/ Dreams against Hinduism?

As per your dreams and passion, your way of life might come under the category of Tamsik or Rajsik pravatti (Way of life), but it is acceptable and allowed. Unless it is unlawful or illegal or ...
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Will god get angry if I start worshiping another god?

The simple answer to your question is NO he won't get angry. As far as I remember Krishna himself mentioned that, he resides in all and all resides in him (e.g. Vishwa-Rup). He also said that if you ...
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Is setting a goal useless if Bhagavad Gita says to work without expecting the rewards?

Faintheartedness and fear sometimes come in the guise of sattva but are actually tamsaic in origin. In one of his commentaries on the Gita, Swami Vivekananda says (Complete Works, V4, p 107-10; ...
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