The question is
how did this movement (Vegetarianism) spread to Hinduism?
Ramayana says (Kishkinda Kanda)
पंच पंच नखा भक्ष्या ब्रह्म क्षत्रेण राघव | शल्यकः श्वाविधो गोधा शशः
कूर्मः च पंचमः || १-१७-३९
"Raghava, five kinds of five-nailed animals,
viz., a kind of wild rodent, a kind of wild-boar, a kind of lizard, a
hare and fifthly the ...
What is influence of Jainism and Buddhism in introducing Vegetarianism to Hinduism?
Vegetarianism was already a part of Hinduism and Jainism and Buddhism are religions founded based on Hinduism.
The fact is, according to Hinduism, meat can be eaten only if the animal is sacrificed in a Vedic yajna:
5.31 - ‘The eating of meat for sacrifices’—this is ...
This question was dealt as early by the scholars of the Veda as early as 1889.
Also, Yaska the author of Nirukta also alludes to this issue in that codification took place when the power of oral reproduction began to decline (see Nirukata 1.20).
The scholars of the Vedas agree that in all probability the codification took place before 600 BC.
For an ...
The question is
Are there any Hindu scriptures earlier(historically) to Mahabharata
contains either implicitly or explicitly the fact head has the
capability of thinking.
I don't know why this passage was inferred this way - the son of Pandu, filled with rage, struck off that head which was the root of the evil policy of the Kurus,.
It should have ...
This is not a proper answer, but it was large enough that I could not put it in comments. Not sure if there were any written facts about it, but given that people of those times had immense knowledge about things, they must have been aware of this simple fact.
This can actually be inferred quite easily, if you cut off hands or legs, the victim can survive, ...
The Sanskrit noun योग yoga is derived from the root yuj "to attach, join, harness, yoke".
Rig veda 5.81.1
युञ्जते मन उत युञ्जते धियो विप्रा विप्रस्य बर्हतो विपश्चितः |
वि होत्रा दधे वयुनाविद एक इन मही देवस्य सवितुः परिष्टुतिः ||
The illumined yoke their mind and they yoke their thoughts to the
illuminating godhead, to the vast, to the ...
The question is:
What if some one excuses other in-spite of getting insult? Is it
dharma to take revenge for getting insult?
People in the the other 3 ashramas, ie., brahmacharya, Vanaprastha and Sannyasa are dependent only people in Grihasta ashrama only.
So it boils down to the fact that it rests on Grihastas as to how to guide the people in ...
Siddhis (Sanskrit: सिद्धि siddhi; fulfillment, accomplishment) are spiritual, paranormal, supernatural, or otherwise magical powers, abilities, and attainments that are the products of spiritual advancement through sādhanās such as meditation and yoga.
The King in question might have obtained the siddhi - Prāpti:, ability to be anywhere at will.
In Ramayana, chAranAs were mentioned in Yuddha Kanda. In this site of Ramayana, they were described as as Celestial bards.
आविवेश महान् हर्षो देवानां चारणैः सह | रावने निहते रौद्रे
सर्वलोकभयंकरे || ६-१०८-३०
When Ravana, the cruel demon and the terror of all the worlds, was
killed, a great rejoice filled the hearts of gods and chAranAs, the
Were the Hindu scriptures really tampered with by the British?
Yes. During colonial rule britishers tried to destroy the culture and religion of India. They appointed many peoples for this work in which the most famous was Friedrich Max Müller. I will provide proofs from his letters.
Max Müller was a British agent, especially employed (in 1847) to write ...
The pre-Classical form of Sanskrit is known as Vedic Sanskrit. The earliest attested Sanskrit text is the Rigveda, a Hindu scripture, from the mid-to-late second millennium BCE. No written records from such an early period survive if they ever existed. However, scholars are confident that the oral transmission of the texts is reliable: they were ceremonial ...
It must be Solar or Sun God Worship that might have prevalent in the ancient world.
Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism : It is self explanatory that people in the land of India used to worship Sun. The Sun God was eulogised in Rig Veda. Savitr or Gayatri mantra is being recited in this land since long. Even in Shanmata ( 6 ways of Worship), worship of Surya was ...