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Do birth marks signify anything?

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 ...
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Is liberation possible only through a human birth?

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. ...
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Do birth marks signify anything?

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 ...
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Does Hindu scripture have statements approximating "you can't step into the same river twice"?

The following verse is saying the same: Sampadah swapna samkAshA yauvanam kusumopamam | TaricchanchalamAyushcha kasya syAjjAnato dhritih || Wealth (prosperity) is like a dream. Youth is ...
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How many rebirths does a soul go through?

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 ...
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Where from human came first?

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 ...
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Where from human came first?

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 ...
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Why do the gods look like human beings?

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 ...
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How many times jeeva gets human birth?

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 ...
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Relation between manas and moon

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 ...
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How difficult or rare is it to get human life?

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 ...
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Why God (Viraat Purush) created Devatas to enjoy and Humans to suffer?

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 ...
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Selfishness in Bhakthi

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. ...
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Selfishness in Bhakthi

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): ...
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What are the characteristics of a human being?

As per Bhagavad-gītā 16.1-3, श्री भगवानुवाच अभयं सत्त्वसंशुद्धिः ज्ञानयोगव्यवस्थितिः। दानं दमश्च यज्ञश्च स्वाध्यायस्तप आर्जवम्।।16.1।। अहिंसा सत्यमक्रोधस्त्यागः शान्तिरपैशुनम्। दया भूतेष्वलोलुप्त्वं ...
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Can any one achieve anything in this world?

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 ...
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Age swapping between humans

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 ...
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Why god do not change human's brain to worship god and do good work?

If He changed everyone's mind, His sport would be over. It is all His sport. Brahma Sutras (https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras/d/doc63661.html Swami Vireshwarananda translator) says:...
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Is it possible for humans to attain the power to create Universes or Multiverses of their own through any Yoga , Mantra or Tantra Sadhana?

No, it is not. This is directly against Brahma Sutras 4.4.17-18. It says (Swami Vireshwarananda translator): (The released soul attains all lordly powers) except the power of creation, etc. on ...
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What are the characteristics of a human being?

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,...
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Where from human came first?

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 ...
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How difficult or rare is it to get human life?

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 धा...
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Mentions of use of fire for cooking purpose in Hindu scriptures

Yes, there are mentions in Hindu scriptures on using fire for cooking. The following paragraph from Mahabharata is one among them which mention that people used fire for cooking the food before ...
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Where is the verse(s) about Sāvarṇi (a name of the first human) in the Ṛgveda (Rig Veda)? Who are Sāvarṇya and Saraṇyū?

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 ...
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Is Human birth better than heaven?

Human life is more conducive to attain Atma sakshatkaaram, as well as to progress spiritually compared to lives in certain other planes(lokas) , is well-known by its emphasis on vedantic texts (...
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Human exceptionalism in Vedanta and Hindusim?

There are verses that say so. The swan [Brahman] said, ‘I disclose unto you a great mystery. There is no status that is superior to that of humanity. Freed from sin like the Moon from the murky ...
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