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Good and Bad are opposites and are part of Wisdom/Satva and Ignorance/Tamas Talks with Sri Ramana Mahrshi If one wants to abide in the thought-free state, a struggle is inevitable. One must fight one’s way through before regaining one’s original primal state. If one succeeds in the fight and reaches the goal, the enemy, namely the thoughts, will ...


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Good/Bad means Dharma/Adharma, then yes Dharma does change with time. There is something called Yuga Dharma (duties prescribed for a certain Yuga). anye kritayuge dharmAs tretAyAm dwApare apare | anye kali-yuge nrinAm yugahAsAnurupat || Manu Smriti 1.85. One set of duties (is prescribed) for men in the Krita age, different ones in the Treta and ...


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I found a Puranic verse circulating online which may promote violence against intercaste (Pratiloma) marriage: Matsya Purana 227.131 “If a low caste man wants to marry a high caste girl and does so would be punished with death; similarly a high class woman marrying a low caste man should be punished with death. I am not aware of any Smriti text which ...


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Drona did not deny Karna, the knowledge of archery. Karna could not excel Arjuna as he did not have the determination. Then Drona endued with great prowess taught the sons of Pandu (the use of) many weapons both celestial and human. And, O bull of the Bharata race, many other princes also flocked to that best of Brahmanas for instruction in arms. The ...


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Such quotes are unlikely to be found. Not sure whether you will get anything dealing with the issue directly from the Vedas either. But Smritis state that only during emergencies one may not follow Dharma. This injunction is not applicable during normalcy. Parashara Smriti's 7th chapter has the following verses: During a civil commotion, or in exile, ...


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By seeing an alternate translation of that verse, i.e. Rig Veda 10.18.8, it says the opposite of Sati. Rise, woman, (and go) to the world of living beings: come, this man near whom you sleep is lifeless: you have enjoyed this state of being the wife of your husband, the suitor who took you by the band. Also, there is commentary from Saynacharya ...


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The answer is No. Vyasa says there are not inauspicious. In fact, a sensible man should worship her. Kashi Khanda of Skanda Purana chapter 4 contains characteristics of a chaste woman. These are said by Brihaspati. These are again narrated by Vyasa. After talking about duties and characteristics of a chaste woman, Vyasa continues to talk about duties of ...


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Skanda Purana says so. Skanda Purana, Vaishnava Khanda (Book II), Vasudeva Mahatmya (Section IX), Chapter 22: Of all inauspicious things, a widow is the most inauspicious one. Her sight or touch destroys the merit of men. (11) If at time of starting on a journey one sees a widow in front, one shouldn't go at that time. Otherwise death is certain....


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