Do birth marks tell something about the previous birth or reveal any other facts?
Yes they do Garuda Purana - Vol. one - Achar Kanda - Chapter -64,65 are about Samudrika science which gives us detail description of Birthmarks both on males as well as females.
Chapter 64 - समुद्रिकानुसारेण स्त्री-नर लक्ष णम् ( A brief discourse on the auspicious or ...
The following verse is saying the same:
Sampadah swapna samkAshA yauvanam kusumopamam |
TaricchanchalamAyushcha kasya syAjjAnato dhritih ||
Wealth (prosperity) is like a dream. Youth is like a flower/blossom (i.e it withers in no
time). Life-span is momentary like lightning. Who can have patience after
knowing all these?
Almost yes but replace bramha with purush in purush sukta
Purusha sukta (puruṣasūkta ) is hymn 10.90 of the Rigveda, dedicated to the Purusha, the
11 When they divided Puruṣa how
many portions did they make?
What do they call his mouth, his
arms? What do they call his thighs
12 The Brahman was his mouth, of
Yes, usually that's what is stated in the scriptures. But in certain exceptional circumstances (may be due to compassion/grace of God) even animals or beings lower than humans can also get it.
Chaturashitilakshesu Sarireshu SaririnAm | Na Manushyam VinA
Annyatra Tatva GyAnantu Labhyate ||
Among the 84 lacs kinds of bodies (wombs) Tatva Gyana (...
Yes, it has significance in the Samudra Shastra part of astrology. Which tries to predict the nature and future of a native by studying his/her various bodily signs, palm lines etc.
We can find some details of the effects of birth marks, moles etc on the future of a native in this chapter of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra:
Ch. 82. Effects of Moles, Marks, ...
Since you are asking from Vedas perspective, so I am giving the answer from Rig Veda. In Rig Veda, Mandala 10, Sukta 90 it is mentioned that, Brahmins came from Purusha's mouth, Kshatriya from His arms, Vaishya from His thighs and Shudra from His feet. This Sukta is also known as Purusha Sukta.
बराह्मणो.अस्य मुखमासीद बाहू राजन्यः कर्तः |
ऊरूतदस्य यद ...
It must be numerous rebirths. Can not be counted and explicitly stated. Certainly not seven for all cases.
Atra janma sahasreshu sahasrairapi pArvati | KadAchit labhyate
janturmAnushyam punyasanchayAt ||
[Lord Shiva says] O PArvati, thousands of Jivas get thousands of
births and among them, those which have accumulated enough merit, ...
Prof. Ian Stevenson has done extensive research on reincarnation, and one of the main findings was the connection of birthmarks with a previous birth. Usually, any wound (like a bullet shot or something) creates a birthmark at the precisely same spot of the body of the newly incarnate person. He had shown many studies where he collected the death certificate ...
karma law is equal for both gods ,humans and deamons all.Gods too suffer in epics like mahabharat and ramayana and as there are many incidents but mainly post-vedic.
I think this answer is quite simple humans who do not get immortality and do not attain the highest heaven may be those who have'nt get to their self or knowledge of self and impersnal self. ...
The scriptures definitely say that human life is rare or difficult to get. But IMO it will be hard to answer the "how much" part in your question.
Given below are a few relevant verses, which are the words of Lord Shiva.
Atra janma sahasreshu sahasrairapi PArvati |
KadAchit labhate jantur mAnushyam puntyasanchayAt ||
[Lord Shiva says ...
It says a lot of of things about the need for proper clothing.
For e.g. Manu Smriti 4.45
नान्नमद्यादेकवासा न नग्नः स्नानमाचरेत् ।
न मूत्रं पथि कुर्वीत न भस्मनि न गोव्रजे ॥ ४५ ॥
nānnamadyādekavāsā na nagnaḥ snānamācaret |
na mūtraṃ pathi kurvīta na bhasmani na govraje ||
He shall not eat food with only one piece of cloth on him; he shall not ...
Your question can't be definitely answered from Scriptures.Its true that the soul gets a variety of Yonis(wombs) as per its karmas and its also true that the number of such Yonis is 84 lacs .
But we can't exactly say how many times it gets born in a particular Yoni (possibly innumerable times) .The Scriptures only emphasize the fact that a birth in a human ...
why do the gods resemble human beings rather than other animals?
I am providing answer of your question from Aitareya Upanishad vreses.
It's said in the Upanishad that In the beginning the absolute Self was alone. Then He thought, "Let Me create the world's". & then He created the world's.
स ईक्षतेमे नु लोका लोकपालान्नु सृजा इति सोSद्भ्य एव ...
According to Ramacharita Manas (Tulsi Ramayana), Human birth is very difficult to attain for Devas also!
बड़ें भाग मानुष तनु पावा। सुर दुर्लभ सब ग्रंथिन्ह गावा।।
साधन धाम मोच्छ कर द्वारा। पाइ न जेहिं परलोक सँवारा।।
"It is by good fortune that you have secured a human body which - as declared by all the scriptures - is ...
The word Bhakti (devotion) taken from the sanskrit word 'Bhaj', meaning 'to be attached to God' .Bhakti is a sacred, higher emotion with sublime sentiments that unites the devotees with the Lord.
चतुर्विधा भजन्ते मां जना: सुकृतिनोऽर्जुन | आर्तो जिज्ञासुरर्थार्थी
ज्ञानी च भरतर्षभ || 7.16 Geeta
chatur-vidhā bhajante māṁ janāḥ sukṛitino ’rjuna
I will try and give an answer from a Vaishnav (Gaudiya) point of view. In Bhagavad Gita 7.16, Sri Krsna tells us that 4 types of people will approach the Lord (in the mood of Bhakti):
catur-vidhā bhajante māḿ
janāḥ su-kṛtino ’rjuna
ārto jijñāsur arthārthī
jñānī ca bharatarṣabha
O best among the Bharatas, four kinds of pious ...
Your question is about age swapping or exchanging some of the age of one person to another in order to give him some years of life or to revive him from death .
Yes there is yet another intresting story of Saint Ruru and his bride Pramadvara in Mahabharata- Adi Parva- Pauloma Parva- Chapter 8-9. Saint Ruru swiped half of his life for his bride ...
Ṛṣi Parāśāra in Bṛhat Parāśāra Hora Śāstra says,
The Sun is the soul of all. The Moon is the mind. Mars is one's strength. Mercury is speech-giver while Jupiter confers Knowledge and happiness. Venus governs semen (potency) while Saturn denotes grief. 3-12/13
There are a lot of stories which discribes ideal persnality lord shiva, lord vishnu, lord rama(purushottam) i.e. best among men, lord krishna,mata sita,goddess radha, goddess parvati ,raghuvnshis,chandravanshis etc
तदेतत्त्रयँ शिक्षेद् दमं
Learn three cardinal
virtues – temperance,
compassion for all
The creation hymn of Rig Veda is the oldest creation theory proposed in Hindu scripture. It is also the oldest recorded creation theory in the history of humankind. It is very poetic, and it talks about possibilities and speculations.
Later in Samkhya philosophy, we find a fully formed creation theory. Vedantins later adopted the Samkhya view on creation. ...
Rig Veda X.62.9,11 speak about Sāvarṇya and Sāvarṇi.
न तम॑श्नोति॒ कश्च॒न दि॒व इ॑व॒ सान्वा॒रभ॑म् । सा॒व॒र्ण्यस्य॒ दक्षि॑णा॒
वि सिन्धु॑रिव पप्रथे ॥९॥
No one succeeds in taking hold of him any more than the back of
heaven. The priestly gift of Sāvarṇya spreads out like a river
स॒ह॒स्र॒दा ग्रा॑म॒णीर्मा रि॑ष॒न्मनु॒: सूर्ये॑णास्य॒ यत॑मानैतु॒
I do not recall seeing any such discussion in the Rig Veda Samhita (translator: Griffiths) or in Sam Veda and Yajur Veda Samhitas (translator: Devi Chand).
I do not recall seeing any such discussion in the Gita or the Upanishads.
The idea that humans are superior to others is there in the Mahabharata .
The swan [Brahman] said, ‘I disclose unto you a great ...
**When is someone called a perfect and pure person?
real Karma of human being in this kaliyug**
I think when a person perfectly follow Dharma or SwaDharma , Performs his duties towards all according to the rules laid out by Shastras and when he completely immerse himself in meditation of Brahman / devotional service /Bhakti , then the person is called a ...
Renunciation of the fruits of Karma leads to a perfect person.
Yudhisthira says,’…a perpetrated sin is expiated by auspicious acts,
by publishing it wildly, by repentance, by alms-giving, by penances,
by trips to tirthas after renunciation of everything, by constant
meditation on the scriptures. Of all these, he that has practiced
renunciation is ...
A part of the universe consisting of 3 lokas (which includes earth, sun, solar system) gets destroyed and created every 4.32 billion years in a cyclical fashion for all eternity (past and future).
Brahma creates Manu (through mental energy or manasa srishti), and from Manu comes Manushya or man. In this 4.32 billion years, which equals one day of Brahma, 14 ...
In Shalya Parva:50 there was a place where humans were slaughtered in sacrifice.
He then saw him in the regions of those foremost of men that perform the horse-sacrifice and the sacrifice in which human beings are slaughtered.
It is through sacrifices that the high-souled celestials had waxed so wondrously powerful; and having celebrated rites did they ...