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Was there a process of impeachment if a king was found to be in violation of dharma?

As others have mentioned, there isn't really a formal impeachment procedure mentioned in śāstras afaik but they (śāstras) do mention circumstances in which the prajā might take an action against a ...
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What does dharma say with respect to destroying an adversary in peril?

First of all you can't "wait for prarabdha" of your adversary to get over simply because you will never know how much prarabdha of his is left to fructify or it can be the case that his ...
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How to reconcile these incendiary acts of Devaguru Bṛhaspati, in the story of Dīrghatamas (from Mahābhārata)?

Ok, so the kathā is as follows [appears in Ādi Parva (104), Bhāgavata Purāṇa (9.2035-39), Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa (2.74.36-46), Vāyu Purāṇa (99.37-46), Śaunaka’s Br̥haddevatā (4.11-14)] Devaguru Br̥haspati ...
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How did Duryodhana reach heaven despite harassing Draupadi and trying to kill Pandavas in wax palace?

Yes, Duryodhana attained heaven by dying in battle. Om! Having bowed down into Narayana, and to Nara, the foremost of men, as also to the goddess Sarasvati, should the word "Jaya" be ...
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Rulelessness in Hinduism: Fact or Fiction?

This is not true. In the Bhagavad Gita (4.40), the fate of those souls who do not accept the scriptures is explained by Lord Krishna Himself through the words samśayātmā vinaśyati. अज्ञश्चाश्रद्दधा...
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Rulelessness in Hinduism: Fact or Fiction?

There are rules in Hinduism. It is not a free-for-all. Bhagavan Krishna mentions this in Bhagavad Gita 16.1 The Blessed Lord said - Fearlessness, purity of mind, persistence in knowledge and yoga, ...
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How are Asura and rakshas so powerful?

Asuras were/are never powerful than God. Your question is wrong. I disagree with you for calling their RAGE/ ANGER/ TYRANNY and MASS POLYGAMOUS & formchsnging population as "Powerful". ...
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How do Hindus wash genitals and anus during bath?

one should wear a cloth while bathing/showering. The reason for the wearing cloth is because man is expected to bath in a public place : manu 4. 203. Let him always bathe in rivers, in ponds, dug by ...
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If we carry our karma to our next life, does it mean people who are poor/sad/disabled deserve such a life? And isn't helping them a sin too?

Only Isvara can know definitively if the suffering in this life is due to past sins. Humans can't be sure. There are two reasons for this. First Reason Suffering inevitable in this world Contact of ...
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Brahmin warriors defending religion eg Somnath

According to some story, King Pours who fought Alexander was a brahmin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFp94kJWWSg
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What are the 10 doors of the Dharma?

The symbolism is that one who upholds these things is symbolically married to them. As for what they are, their meaning lies in how the ten are translated or what they translate to: Kirti - glory or ...
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What is Dharma according to the Purva Mimamsa Sutras?

I found it within Pada 1, 2nd Adhikarana sutra 2 which reads: Dharma or Duty is that which, being desirable, is indicated (or taught) by Vedic injunction.
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Is there any idea of swearing within Hinduism?

Vidura mentions this twice in the Mahabharata To control speech, O king, is said to be most difficult. It is not easy to hold a long conversation uttering words full of meaning and delightful to the ...
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Has Krishna in Mahabharata anywhere said that we have to choose lesser Adharma (or lesser evil)?

Sri Krishna himself admitted that he used unfair means to kill four Kaurava generals. He said he was forced to do this because there was no other way. Sri Krishna even says that in extreme war like ...
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