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The proper practice to be followed in the use of the Mrityunjaya Mantra is described in this excerpt from the Rudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana. The sage Dadhichi once got into a fight with a king named Khshuva. Kshuva easily overpowered Dadhichi, so Dadhichi's ancestor Sukracharya (guru of the Asuras) came and magically healed his wounds, and then told ...


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Advaita perspective: Yes, Lord Ganesha is a form of the Eternal Brahman. Therefore He is eternal. The stories relating to the birth of Lord Ganesha are also of a deep spiritual significance. Here is what Veda and some saints have said about Lord Ganesha. Symbolic meaning of Lord Ganesha Lord Ganesha is a form of the eternal Brahman. The form and stories of ...


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Soma is not a metaphor rather it represents two distinct yet related things - ONE is the Moon-god also known as Chandrama and other is the invigorating drink that was consumed by the gods. They are both inter-related hence there is sometimes confusion regarding its real nature but the following excerpts should be able to help us understand the distinction as ...


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The gods were mortal when they were born just as their brothers Asuras. However, they gained immortality even before drinking Amrita as is evident from the following verses from the Shatapatha Brahmana 2.2.2: Now the gods and the Asuras, both of them sprung from Pragâpati, were contending with each other. They were both soulless, for they were mortal, and ...


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Soma was really a creeper, which when pressed, used to produce a juice that was drinkable and that drink used to be intoxicating and mind-altering in nature. Apart from the Mantras that you have already given, there are other Vedic Mantras too that give the impression that Soma is purely symbolic. For example: somenAdityA valinah (1) somena pritihvi ...


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In many stories there are demons who ask Brahma for immortality boon and he refuses. There should not be any doubt, even Vishnu and Shiva refuses if the recipient is not worthy enough. It doesn't mean that Brahma never granted boon of immortality to anyone or didn't have power to grant such boons. As per UTTARA KANDA of Valmiki Ramayana, Brahma granted ...


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Yes, Upanishads often declares the same thing by four fruits for who attains the Brahman. 1. Amrutva 2. Moksha 3. BrahmaLoka 4. Liberation from joy and grief. (and 5. Ultimate Peace in some verse) Actually Moksha means the ultimate liberation from birth-rebirth cycle in Samsara and Amrutva (immortality) is the state not bounded by time or space. So, they ...


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1. What is meant by eternal Right now you are thinking that eternal means that the physical body will never die. However this is a wrong notion. The BODY IS ALWAYS MORTAL. The physical body is subject to birth, decay and death. There is no body that can live forever (except in case of certain incarnations which are supposed to exist forever). Gita 2:18 ...


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The devtas were born to Aditi, and so the law of the universe applied to them. "All things born must die." They were able to go against this law by drinking the amrit. However God was immortal. The devtas are not equal to god. They are rather the attendants of God who fulfill several necessary tasks in the God's absence.


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Immortality of Shiva Atharvashira Upanishad ॐ देवा ह वै स्वर्गं लोकमायंस्ते रुद्रमपृच्छन्को भवानिति । सोऽब्रवीदहमेकः प्रथममासं वर्तामि च भविश्यामि च नान्यः कश्चिन्मत्तो व्यतिरिक्त इति । सोऽन्तरादन्तरं प्राविशत् दिशश्चान्तरं प्राविशत् सोऽहं नित्यानित्योऽहं व्यक्ताव्यक्तो ब्रह्माब्रह्माहं प्राञ्चः प्रत्यञ्चोऽहं दक्षिणाञ्च उदञ्चोहं अधश्चोर्ध्वं चाहं दिशश्च ...


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OK, I need to cite my answer but here is what I found: We cannot say that immortality is impossible in this world especially in Hinduism as we have many example of immortal persons like Hanuman, Narayan, Parsuram, Ashwathama and many others. This is one of my interest of topic (Just postponed this interest due to lake of resources now I searching on how to ...


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