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There are scriptures that have a contradictory view. These 2 verses from Manu Smriti proove that Sati wasn't enforced or even common during those days. He who takes care of his deceased brother's estate and of his widow , shall after raising up a son for his brother, give that property even to that son. (Manu 9.146) If the widow of a man who died without ...


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The Devi Bhagavatam, in the verses given below, mentions the names of the five celestial trees namely -- Mandara, Parijata, Santana, Kalpa and Harichandana. 41-44. Indra said :-- “O Devî! True that I have no other powerful enemy, yet I do not find peace nor any happiness. I fear for the sin Brâhmahattyâ in my house. O Devî! This Nandana Garden, the city of ...


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The answer is given in the first line of the verse 1.3: 'then to the world of Brahma'. The verses are describing the path to Brahma-loka followed by people who follow the path of krama-mukti (gradual liberation). Note the last line of the second verse which says 'the knower of Brahman goes towards Brahman'. Those who have the Advaita experience here do not ...


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That depends upon your definition of Sati. The source of the title is Maa Sati, who burned herself for hearing insult of her husband in front of her. This was out of pure love for her husband, Lord Shiva. By Sati, we basically means a chaste woman. Every shastra praises a chaste woman. As you already give references in the question, the first two references ...


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It is not heaven, but Vaikunta (the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu), which is eternal and above the swarga lokas. According to Madhva's Dvaita philosophy, if the soul attains moksha, it reaches Vaikunta and stays there eternally. Madhava's Dvaita philosophy (and also pushimarga?) allows for eternal hell also. Some souls are eternally doomed and can never ...


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What are the luxuries of Swarga Loka? And how Swarga Loka has been defined in the Vedas? It is a place of material happiness. Indra loka is part of Swarga loka. Vedavya's Yoga Bhashya (Vedavyasa's commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras) describes the heavens. Here is the description for Swarga: The inhabitants of the Mahendra (Maha Indra's loka) are the six ...


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Are all worlds and existences except God temporary in Hinduism? There are three eternal, fundamental entities: God (Brahman), souls (Jivatmas), and insentient matter (Prakriti). The eternality and immortality of the soul is described in the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita: 2.20 - The jīva is never born; it never dies; having been existent in the past, ...


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In srivaishnavism, the attainment of svarga (or heaven) is much inferior to that of paramapada or Vaikuntha. From the Gita Bhashya of Ramanuja, Chapter 9, English translation by S. S. Raghavachar But the great ones, possessed of a holy disposition, understand God as the eternal source of all and as having descended out of compassion, and they worship ...


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