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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? KulArnava ...


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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 "Cosmic Being". 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 and feet? 12 The Brahman was his mouth, of both ...


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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 (...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Adi Shankara's Vivekachudamani जन्तूनां नरजन्म दुर्लभमतः पुंस्त्वं ततो विप्रता तस्माद्वैदिकधर्ममार्गपरता विद्वत्त्वमस्मात्परम् । आत्मानात्मविवेचनं स्वनुभवो ब्रह्मात्मना संस्थितिः मुक्तिर्नो शतजन्मकोटिसुकृतैः पुण्यैर्विना लभ्यते ॥ २॥ jantuunaam nara-janma dur-labhamatah punstvan tato viprataa tasmaad vaidika-dharma-maarga-parataa vidvattvam asmaat ...


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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, ...


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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. ...


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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 ārto ...


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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 || Meaning [Lord Shiva says ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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As per Bhagavad-gītā 16.1-3, श्री भगवानुवाच अभयं सत्त्वसंशुद्धिः ज्ञानयोगव्यवस्थितिः। दानं दमश्च यज्ञश्च स्वाध्यायस्तप आर्जवम्।।16.1।। अहिंसा सत्यमक्रोधस्त्यागः शान्तिरपैशुनम्। दया भूतेष्वलोलुप्त्वं मार्दवं ह्रीरचापलम्।।16.2।। तेजः क्षमा धृतिः शौचमद्रोहो नातिमानिता। भवन्ति सम्पदं दैवीमभिजातस्य भारत।।16.3।। The Supreme ...


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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 दानं दयामिति Learn three cardinal virtues – temperance, charity and compassion for all life. — ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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According to Ramacharita Manas (Tulsi Ramayana), Human birth is very difficult to attain for Devas also! RamacharitaManas 7.42.4: 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 ...


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Jaya Nitai! 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 ...


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**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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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It varies from person to person. No exact number can be given. Perfect Yoga When men of knowledge, conversant with the rules of Yoga, become as fixed as a stake of wood, and as immovable as a mountain, then are they said to be in Yoga. When one does not hear, and smell, and taste, and see; when one is not conscious of any touch; when one’s mind ...


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In Dattatreya's life, he has spoken of how he had attained Jnana through observing nature around him. In that he mentions, whatever a human thinks of constantly, he attains that form by citing an example. The Bhringi or the BEETLE catches hold of a worm, puts it in its nest, and gives it a sting. The poor worm, always fearing the return of the beetle and ...


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In his book Raja Yoga, Chapter VI 'Pratyahara and Dharana', (Complete Works, Volume 1, 'Raja Yoga', Available here - http://www.advaitaashrama.org/cw/content.php), Swami Vivekananda writes: The hypnotists in a similar manner, by their suggestion, excite in the patient a sort of morbid Pratyahara for the time being. The so-called hypnotic suggestion can ...


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The flat definition of "human" is "member of the homo sapiens species", which has pretty clearly defined biological characteristics. Humans have a lot of impulses, some of them conflicting: Compassion vs. egoism, fight vs. flee. There are even banal conflicts: eat vs. sleep vs. create art vs. chat with co-humans. These conflicts aren't bad, they're just how ...


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The only answer is good karma. Karmic law is mysterious. One cant say exactly about the karmas needed to be born as a human again. Well one thing matters a lot is that what u think when you die. If you die thinking about your dog. It is certain you will be born as a dog in next life. It seems foolish but is actually true. Proof: A historic person ...


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