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Have any Hindu philosophers attempted to solve the Riddle of Epicurus?

The cruelty and evil seen in the world are the results of Karmic factors of Jeevas and God can't be blamed for that. It is stated in Brahma Sutra 2.1.34 as: Inequality (of dispensation) and ...
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Does the concept of Evil Spirits occur in Hinduism?

Yes there is a concept of Evil spirits in Hinduism , but not similar with the concept of Satan of Abrahamic religions. Instead the evil spirits are grouped in classes like Bhoot (ghosts) , Pisachas(...
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Have any Hindu philosophers attempted to solve the Riddle of Epicurus?

Swami Vivekananda says in his Complete Works, V1, section Karma Yoga: This world is neither good nor evil; each man manufactures a world for himself. If a blind man begins to think of the world, it ...
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Do entire countries suffer punishment for their sins?

Do entire countries suffer punishment for their sins? Yes, Lord Rudra destroys evil countries. From the Mahabharata: In consequence of the sins perpetrated by sinful men, the god Rudra appears in ...
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Have any Hindu philosophers attempted to solve the Riddle of Epicurus?

The answer to the riddle has been given in the Gita. Brahman is unattached and it's primordial nature, the shakti of Brahman, which brings forth the creation. Brahman does not interfere in the ...
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Does evil get stronger at specific times?

Yes evil does get stronger at certain hours of the day and certain days of the month. According to various scriptures, the demons were created by Brahma from his Tamsik body after he created night-...
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Why is evil so strong?

I do not think your assumption is correct. Let me clarify why - Ravana - he was not so powerful. kArtavIrya Arjuna manhandled Ravana very badly, he crushed Ravana in his powerful arms like how Garuda ...
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Why do people do evil actions? Is it due to karma?

The following is the excerpt from the teaching of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Sri Ramana Maharshi : Man’s real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self. His search for happiness is an ...
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What can a king do to prevent Rudra from destroying his kingdom and people?

What can a king do to prevent Rudra from destroying his kingdom and people? By offering the Ashvamedha. After the sacrificial horse has been slain in the year-long Ashvamedha ritual performed by ...
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In Hinduism, is God both good and evil?

Brahman is beyond good and evil. Good and evil are anthropomorphic concepts, i.e. they only apply to Jiva. Brahman is beyond vidya and avidya, knowledge and ignorance. It is beyond maya, the ...
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Have any Hindu philosophers attempted to solve the Riddle of Epicurus?

From the lenses of Prakruti, certain attribute is seen as "good" or "evil". They are aspects of enjoyment or consumption by the consciousness (purusha): BG 13.22 - Purusha being situated in ...
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Which God should i pray to get rid of speaking ghost and evil spirits and what mantra should I chant according in Vedas and Hinduism

Chanting.: "|| ॐ नमो नारायणाय ||" (Om namo nārāyaNāya). Followed by Bhagavadgita, adhyaya 11 sloka 36. अर्जुन उवाच | स्थाने हृषीकेश तव प्रकीर्त्या जगत्प्रहृष्यत्यनुरज्यते च | रक्षांसि भीतानि...
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In Kaliyug Is Three Out Of Every Four People Evil?

this is wrong to say 3/4 people will be evil in kalyug . watch this video about kalyug https://youtu.be/xTMzZwMwERY , your all doubts will be solved .
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Which shashtra mention about bhoota pichahsa and other negative energies in detail?

After some some research i have found a text named Bhoot Damar Shashtra which answers first question. For Second question, bhagvada geeta says alot. There is another text which answers first question, ...
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Is god ultimately responsible for cancer?

God in any religion is the absolute all knowing and omnipresent creator. He doesn’t have any particular form but he can exist in various forms at the same time depending on his different attributes. ...
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What is BrahmaGraha?

Directly quoting from this question on HSE itself, which in short, (kind of) gives the answer to your question: Although Vimsottari is popular and more applicable daśā (दशा ) among all, there are ...
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Do entire countries suffer punishment for their sins?

No, God does not punish entire countries for their sins. The theory of karma only applies to individuals. God remains detached from the universe. It is primordial nature that runs the universe. ...
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In Hinduism, is God both good and evil?

Depends on what He is dealing with. Evil with "evil" and good with good. Clearly stated..abhyudhhanam adharmasya, parithranaaya sadhoonam... sambhavami yugay, yugay. Godhead is Nirguna, there is ...
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Have any Hindu philosophers attempted to solve the Riddle of Epicurus?

All the humans are dominated by one or more than one of the 3 Gunas, ie., Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Whatever evil or good that one encounters or perceives is the result of one's deeds propelled by the ...
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Are Hindu scriptures (itihasas) written from the winners' perspective?

To look up to the good and great is a hallmark of civilized society. Because Truth triumphs and is lasting. By not doing so you are promoting evil. And have you not heard that history is written by ...
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Does the concept of Evil Spirits occur in Hinduism?

There are multiple evil spirits prevalent in Hindu culture. Some of these are : Preta(प्रेत): Literally mean ghosts. Hindus believe that after death, all souls remains in the state of a Preta for one ...
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