jaya-kāle tu sattvasya
devarṣīn rajaso 'surān
"When the quality of goodness is prominent, the sages and demigods flourish with the help of that quality, with which they are infused and surcharged by the Supreme Lord. Similarly, when the mode of passion is prominent the demons flourish, and ...
Of course, they were allowed to study Vedas. It was essential for women to read Vedas before marriage.
Manusmriti 3:2. (A student) who has studied in due order the three Vedas, or two, or even one only, without breaking the (rules of) studentship, shall enter the order of householders(Husband and wife).
Padma Puran 6.242.100-104 mentions Devi Sita was ...
In this question Jasmine is looking for a yes or no answer. My answer is YES. The philosophy/science of Gita is timeless or it is permanent and is not limited by place or time. This is why even after its first narration some thousands of years back, it guides people to a better or meaning full life.
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ...
Yes, it applies even in Kali yuga. We have to remember, however, that nishkama karma is an yoga and most probably cannot be practiced by an ordinary person.
If you are attached to the result of your Karma, then you will get easily discouraged if you do not attain your goal. If you attain success then there is of course no problem! All philosophy is about ...
Of course girls are eligible to learn Vedas. It should not even be a serious question because the Veda itself contains many mantras and hymns of female rishis.
Moreover, works such as Mahabhashya define words specific to women who are Vedic professors, like "Upādhyāyā" or "Upādhyāyī". And women who studied specific branches of Veda were ...
Every action has a reaction. This is the law of karma. Good karma is referred to actions that occur according to the 4 vedic values of the vedic philosophy:
Satya - Truth, always tell the truth
Saucha - Cleanliness, purity
Ahimsa - No violence
Tapas - austerities
In contrast bad karma are actions that are performed without respecting these principles.
The deaths were not planned by anyone. It is an accident. So no body can be held directly responsible for the deaths. Any one who chooses to live in Samsara will have to face tapatraya or three types of suffering. There is no need to bring in Nyaya shastra.
What are the three types of suffering?
Of what avail will be the wealth and the objects of enjoyment ...
""Person 1 helps out Person 2 on the premise that this deed will accrue "good karma"."
Let's pause right there. Person 1 is helping Person 2 for accruing Good Karma! Then obviously the intent of the help is "not to help but accrue good karma" and yes that's obviously bad. The intent must only be to help for the sake of ...
Pandemics are part of the package deal for Samsara. Any one who chooses to live in Samsara will have to face tapatraya or three types of suffering.
Three types of suffering
Of what avail will be the wealth and the objects of enjoyment gained
by great effort for man who is naturally subject to the three types of
sufferings caused by his own body and mind (...
First you need to understand that the supreme lord is the supreme indeed even time is subordinate to him.
Lord vishnu's devotees are excused of their Karma to certain extent. a true devotee is not liable to law of karma.
I will prove That lord Vishnu/Krishna is supremacy,
Garuda Purana 3.1.41
na cāsti viṣṇoḥ sadṛśaṃ ca daivataṃ na cāsti vāyoḥ sadṛśo guruśca