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There is no conflict. Gita is talking about the Atman. Garuda Purana is talking about the linga sarira (also known as sukshma sarira) or the subtle body. The human body and personality are contained in 5 sheaths according to Vedanta: Annamaya kosha Pranamaya Kosha Manomaya Kosha Vignanamaya Kosha Anandamaya Kosha Of these koshas, Annamaya Kosha is the ...


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No, it's not like that, it can be read on normal days as far as I know. The Garuda Purana has a part known as preta kalpa which describes the journey after death and the related rituals to be done. Those are referred and read during the occasion of the passing away of someone. So it has become a taboo or fear to read it on other days like it has happened ...


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Punishment for illicit sex (which includes sexual intercourse with someone else's wife and also with one's maid) as per Srimad Bhagavata Purana is torment in a hell called "Taptasurmi". yas tv iha vā agamyāṁ striyam agamyaṁ vā puruṣaṁ yoṣid abhigacchati tāv amutra kaśayā tāḍayantas tigmayā sūrmyā lohamayyā puruṣam āliṅgayanti striyaṁ ca puruṣa-...


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Garuda purana 1.109.31 is a verse taken From manu smriti, also it's taken without its context Manu says this 8.299. A wife, a son, a slave, a pupil, and a (younger) brother of the full blood, who have committed faults, may be beaten with a rope or a split bamboo, Its not promoting violence similarly in next verse manu says Manu 8.300  But only on ...


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The same question was asked to Sri Swami Sivananda. He answers this question in his book "May I Answer That?" 267. When the Jiva undergoes transmigration and takes another birth after leaving this physical body, is it necessary that we should perform the Shraddha ceremony for him? He is no more in the heavens. To whom will the ablations go? The ...


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The verse quoted by Vedanta Desika in the Rahasyatrayasara is Garuda Purana 1.227.9 भक्तिरष्टविधा ह्येषा यस्मिन् म्लेच्छो ऽपि वर्तते स विप्रेन्द्रो मुनिः श्रीमान् स याति परमां गतिम् bhaktiraṣṭavidhā hyeṣā yasmin mleccho 'pi vartate sa viprendro muniḥ śrīmān sa yāti paramāṃ gatim I checked out the Rahasyatrayasara and it doesn't quote ...


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Let us start with the persons who are who are authorised to perform funeral rites of a deceased person. Persons authorized to perform last rites: Garuda said: 1. O Lord, now tell me who are authorised to perform obsequies and what are the methods of performance prescribed in the shästras. The lord said: 2. Son, grandson, great grand-son, his ...


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The ChaAdrAyana vrata is one of the most difficult vratas to perform. Usually, the doer gets rid of almost all the possible sins he has committed. There are many difficult rules to be followed during this vrata hence very few people are actually take up this vrata. It is considered of great merit to perform this vrata. During the krShNa-pakSha, the one ...


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Hindu death and cremation rites are fairly standard throughout India. Christians believe their souls will be reunited with the body at their final judgment, hence they see clothes as important. Hindus see the body as being returned to the elements as the jiva has left it forever never to be reunited with it again. So clothes are not important. The body is ...


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Yes the sloka is from Garuda Puranam (2.49.98). The following images(& texts) are from the book called Garuda Purana Saaraam(The essence of Garuda Purana). tŸvat tapo vrataÄ t rthaÄ japa homŸrcanŸdikam | veda ÀŸstrŸgama kathŸ yŸvat tattvaÄ na vindati || 2.49.98 || Penances, vows, pilgrimage, prayers, sacrifice, worship, scriptural study and ...


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The Motilal Banarsidass translation of Garuda Purana by J.L. Shastri is an unabridged translation and can be downloaded using the link below or from this answer. Garuda Purana English - Motilal - 3 Volumes in 1 (PDF, 120 MB) 1184 pages Vol. 1 begins at page # 1 Vol. 2 begins at page # 429 Vol. 3 begins at page # 839 I was also able to find a free copy of ...


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okay i found the verses you were searching:— CHAPTER XVI An Account of the Law for Liberation. 1-4. Garuḍa said: I have heard fromyou, O Ocean of compassion, about the transmigrating of the individual, through ignorance, in the worlds of change. I now wish to hear about the means for eternal liberation.O Lord, O Ruler of the Shining Ones, ...


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Committing suicide is not recommended in Garuda Purana. Suicide leads to a lower birth and a person has to suffer from ghosthood after death. No sraddha or water oblations are made to a person that has committed suicide. Garuda Purana (pg 5) II.22.8-13 (Chapters 21-36 are in this PDF) The lord said : 3. It is the men of sinful actions actuated by ...


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Yes, description of hell can be highlighted in itihaas (Mahabharata for example). It is just not Garuda purana Does itihaas mentions about Hell? Book 18 Svargarohanika Mahabharata When Yudhisthira chooses to stay in Hell with this brothers, Indra and other gods appears before him and tells him that ....He who enjoys first the fruits of his good acts ...


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In section CIV of Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata, Bhishma told the following words to Yudhishthira Persons of every order should never have sexual congress with other people's wives. There is nothing that shortens life so effectually as sexual congress with other people's wives. For as many thousand years shall the adulterer have to live in ...


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No, that is not correct citation for at least this part: "He who calls, O Ganga! Ganga! While life is flickering in the throat, goes when dead to the City of Vishnu and is not born again on earth.” The above verse is found in Garuda Purana, Chapter 9 by Ernest Wood and S.V. Subrahmanyam. So it's IX, 30 instead of X, 30. 30: And the man who, when his ...


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No particular reference for punishment for "consensual sex". Generally by using the term permission (mutual consent), you have made the choice very easy. The confusion in morality starts, when the consent is not involved. However, adultery is forbidden (when all parties are not in consent). Here is a quote from Bhisma during AnushAsana Parva, which comes in ...


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Garuda Purananam is a great satvika purana about the glory of Lord Vishnu. It also contains a lot of theological part and many useful mantras and shlokas. It also contains pretakalpa recited after a death takes place. Nonetheless it can be read or studied at any time. It will only add to your religious merit(punya).


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An English translation by Manmatha Nath Dutt is available online here in proofread HTML. Also see a Sanskrit/English edition which is available here in PDF format. If you are looking to buy the book, I can recommend two editions, one by Dutt, edition 2012 and the other by various translators, edition 2007


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There are lot of persons here who are masters of vedas and will give you an excellent answer. I am not as muchas experienced to them but will give an answer to my knowledge. Here you have asked a question about a specific purana in Hinduism named Garuda Purana, First you should understand that Vedas or any other purana is not an absolute rule to be obeyed. ...


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Suicide is considered to be highest of all sins as per the Srimad Bhagvatam. We do not have the right to take the life which we did not create. Taking birth in a human form is an achievement on it's own, hence the punishment involves going into a infinite ghost state, coming back from which might take a millions of years to the human form. Check out the ...


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You can find the book online in Sanskrit here. The synopsis of the book in English is available here. This link has the English translation of the Purana.


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Not much is said on this topic as it concerns the delicate topic of death. This might answer some of your questions: What is the significance of Garuda Purana after death? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Garuda Purana is all about the life after death. How the soul goes, where, what and all that. There is only certain time when you are supposed to hear ...


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