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Leading a life as per one's own wishes, with complete disregard for the scriptural injunctions, is never recommended in Hinduism. Because it will ultimately lead to misery and destruction. People belonging to the different classes and orders of life who are steadfastly devoted to the Laws proper to them enjoy the fruits of their deeds after death; and ...


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Gabhasti or Gabhastika is mentioned as a form of the sun in chapter fifty-one of the Agni Purana: (4). (The images of) Agni and other gods bearing the club, trident, disc and lotus should be placed in different directions (around). (The images of) the forms of Sun, commencing with Aryamā are represented as possessing four arms and placed in a diagram of ...


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One example of the symbolic interpretation of Vishnu's form is mentioned in the Vishnu Purana. http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/vp/vp057.htm PARÁŚARA. (says) --Having offered salutation to the mighty and indescribable Vishńu, I repeat to you what was formerly related to me by Vaśisht́ha. The glorious Hari wears the pure soul of the world, undefiled, and ...


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Human intellect (बुद्धि) is most of the time covered with desires that please the senses. So, being under the control of senses is the state of intellect (बुद्धि) of an average person. For an average person, who is slave of senses, all dreams and passion are merely the projections of desires of senses. His free will is the will of senses, in disguise. For ...


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From this answer, we know which deity rules over which direction. Kubera (North) Yama (South) Indra (East) Varuṇa (West) Īśāna (Northeast) Agni (Southeast) Vayu (Northwest) Nirṛti (Southwest) Now, in our head we have 7 (8 if we count the Brahmarandhra) orifices viz - mouth, 2 eyes, 2 nostrils, 2 ears. And, the organs of procreation and excretion are ...


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Lust control is incredibly hard. Take Vishwamitra and countless other Rishis who couldn’t control it! It is part of nature. Shani and any Shiva side deity like Nandi etc. helps you but ultimately YOU have to control it. I mean your soul. It is Nature/ Moola prakriti’s way of protecting the Shiva ‘Role’. Figure out what happens when the fluid raises Upwards. ...


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No, it is not necessary. BG 4:29 mentions pranayama, or breathe harmony. Focusing on the breath is an option. Good luck and keep at it!


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The Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas Pandit in Uttar-Kand (Kaak Bhushundi and Garud samvad) says it clearly, "jane binu na hohahi partiti, binu partiti na hohahi preeti; preeti bina na bhakti dridahahi, jimi khagpati jal kai chiknayi." It is said that the devotion becomes strengthened with the knowledge because by knowing someone the affinity in the ...


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Hinduism teaches freedom from the senses, not freedom of the senses. Sri Krishna says in the Gita 16.23-24 (Swami Nikhilananda translator): He who discards the injunctions of the scriptures and acts upon the impulse of desires attains neither perfection nor happiness nor the Supreme Goal. Therefore let the scriptures be your authority in determining ...


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Is it accurate to state that: "No, Hindu scriptures do not mention anywhere that there are 33 कोटि (crores) देवी देवता (devi-devata)" No, it is not accurate to state it because of the fact that there are thirty three crores of devi-devata. Some slokhas in Skanda Purana are explicitly saying the fact that there are thirty three crores of devi-devata. I ...


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