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Absolutely not. But for understanding this verse's clear meaning we have to also know the other two verses before it. Here they are: Chapter 2 यामिमां पुष्पितां वाचं प्रवदन्त्यविपश्चितः । वेदवादपराः पार्थ नान्यदस्तीतिवादिनः ॥ ४३ ॥ The undiscerning, delighting in the study of the Veda, O Pārthа, speak flowery words declaring that there is nothing else. कामा...


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Does Lord Ganesha really have an elephant head or is it simply part of the iconography? Usually any Hindu Devata iconography is based on philosophical understanding of the Devata. The elephant trunk is most probably part of the Sanskrit syllable AUM since AUM stands for both nirguna and saguna Brahman. The common people many centuries ago did not understand ...


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Can we thus conclude, using the above verse, that polygyny is allowed and polyandry forbidden? Yes. P. V. Kane cites this verse in the chapter on polygamy in History of Dharmaśāstra, Vol II Part I: The Tai. S. (VI. 6.4.3) gives a dogmatic and somewhat picturesque explanation of polygamy that 'on one sacrificial post he passes round two girdles, so one man ...


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From Swami Nikhilananda's translation MORTAL: The notions of birth and death result from ignorance of man's true nature and identification with the body. IMMORTAL: The infinite and omnipresent Atman is beyond time and space and free from the law of causality. Hence birth, death, and rebirth cannot be applied to It. HERE: A man can destroy all his bondage ...


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Yes they are stated in Sri Rudram which is found in Krishna Yajurveda's Taittiriya Samhita in the 4th and the 7th chapters. You will find salutations to the Panchabhutas in quite few places. You can find the english translation of the entire Sri Rudram with meaning here. Also stating from Taittiriya Upanishad: Verse हरिः ॐ। सह नाववतु। सह नौ भुनक्तु। सह वी...


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Why materialism is bad in Hinduism? Why materialism and materialistic people are bad. Sanathan dharma does not forbid materialistic enjoyment for everyone. Discouraging pleasures depend on several factors such as the goal, occupation, knowedge, virtue of human under consideration. Pleasures from materials are encouraged by scriptures For example, you can ...


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The Gita is criticizing the Vedic fundamentalists who follow the Purvamimamsa school of thought. It is not a condemnation of the Vedas. The criticism offered here is intended to draw the distinction between the outlook of the new Gospel of Bhagavata Dharma which Krishna preached and the outlook of the Vedic fundamentalists who followed the philosophy of ...


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The Vedas, including Rig Veda 5.2.11, were composed by Rishis. They did not come down from heaven. So the question boils down to how a book written by humans can be considered to be divine. The answer is that the spiritual information contained in the Vedas is not the product of the intellect of the Rishis but have been discovered through deep meditation. It ...


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From the Anandavalli section of the Taittiriya Brahmana: आकाशाद्वयुः । वायोरग्निः । अग्नेरापः । अद्भ्यः पृथिवी । पृथिव्या ओषधयः । From ether came air. From air came fire. From fire came water. From water came earth. From earth came plants.


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