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Yes, it is predetermined. Right when a person is a foetus in the womb, his span of life is already determined based on his past karma. Here's what chapter 32 of the Uttara Kanda of the Garuda Purana says: O Tarksya, thus, man is born in the mortal world as a result of his own actions. The five characteristics, viz. the span of life, action, wealth, ...


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As mentioned here Chiranjivins (Sanskrit nominative sing. ciranjivi, चिरंजीवी): The word is a combination of "chiram" (long) and jivi (lived). Aswathama Balir Vyaso Hanumanash cha Vibhishana Krupacharya cha Parashuramam Saptatah Chirjeevanam Which means that Aswathama, King Mahabali, Veda Vyasa, Hanuman Ji, Vibhishana , ...


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Quoting from here , Shankara’s dates Modern scholarship is agreed on dates in the 8th century C.E., though it has proved impossible to reach agreement on Shankara’s precise dates of birth or death. Some religious groups, however, ascribe B.C.E. dates to him. If these dates were true, then much of what is claimed about his activities, ...


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The lower planetary system (Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talātala, Mahātala, Rasātala and Pātāla) is also known as बिलस्वर्ग (subterranean heaven) and fear of old age and death is not there. न वा एतेषु वसतां दिव्यौषधिरसरसायनान्नपानस्‍नानादिभिराधयो व्याधयो वलीपलितजरादयश्च देहवैवर्ण्यदौर्गन्ध्यस्वेदक्लमग्लानिरिति वयोऽवस्थाश्च भवन्ति ॥ १३ ॥ Since the residents of ...


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I heard from one of my friends that half of current Brahma's time is passed, is that true? Yes, that's true as per Chapter 46 of Markandeya Purana and Chapter 5 of Kurma Purana. How much time has been passed of current Brahma's life span? As per Chapter 46 of Markandeya Purana, For a hundred of his (Brahma's) years is denominated a Para; and a ...


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Hinduism had their own scale of measuring mass, length and time, and they have done this to both extremes. Time can be measured to very small units as well as to humongous scales. Quoting Hindu Units of Time|Wiki and BG 8.17, 1 human fortnight (15 days) = 1 day (light) or night of the Pitṛs 1 human month (30 days) = 1 day (light) and night of the ...


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As your enquiry is , I am herewith enlisting some of the verses mainly from Taittiriya Samhita of Krishna yajurveda and Shatapatha Brahmana Of Shukla Yajurveda. In Taittiriya Samhita we find many direct references about lifespan of human being i.e. of 100 years. We can also notice that a single mantra is repeated lots of places to denote this 100 years ...


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The inhabitants of the lower worlds (Atala, Vitala, Sutala etc upto Patala) are all various kinds of demons. Yet they seem to have a much more pleasurable and luxurious lifestyle compared to the gods who live in the heavens. Also, more importantly, they are not troubled by old age. Quoting from Devi Bhagavatam Book 8; Chapter 18: O Devarsi! At the lower ...


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He is one of the seven immortals or Chiranjivi, of Hinduism. The Kalki Purana writes that he will re emerge at end time to be the martial guru of Kalki. He will then instruct the final avatar to undertake penance to receive celestial weaponry, required to save mankind at end time.


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Scientifically: You are correct. By Hinduism: Its a soul,which is going to change a body like clothes, leaving off the old one and wearing newones.see this vaasaa.nsi jiirNaani yathaa vihaaya navaani gRRihNaati naro.aparaaNi. tathaa shariiraaNi vihaaya jiirNaanyanyaani sa.nyaati navaani dehii.. B.G. II-22 वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय नवानि ...


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There are many stories about immortal people in Hindu Epics Ashwathama, King Mahabali, Vyasa, Hanuman, Vibhishana, Kripacharya, and Parashurama are the seven death-defying or immortal personalities. They are also called Chiranjivis. The extant Puranas, the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata describe seven long-lived personalities in the Hindu pantheon. While ...


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Well, the answer needs a proper understanding of the concept of Karma. Hindu philosophy divides Karma into - Prarabdha, Sanchita and Agami. Sanchita Karma is the store house of all past Karmas. It is our Causal body/Karana sharira. Prarabdha Karma refers to those Karmas which has started to give results. A person gets a birth, takes on a body based on ...


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Yes, certainly Shree Ved-Vyasa is still alive. He being Chiranjeevi (immortal) is still alive. The answer is clearly given about him in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana - Skandha 8 - Chapter 13 - Shloka 15-16. It's said in those shlokas that Ved-Vyasa is still alive and living in their respective ashramas by Yog-Bala or Yogic Power. गालवो दीप्तिमान्रामो द्रो...


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Yes we are in the 2nd part of Lord Brahma's lifetime as evidenced by the well known sankalpam mantra 'adya brahmanah dvitiye parardhe shveta varaha kalpe '.


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Yes, lifespan of any being can be reduced or can be more. The lifespan is not measured by the number of years but rather by number of breaths. At birth, every being is given a fixed number of breaths. When they run out of those breaths, death is bound to come. Swami Sivananda says: A Yogi measures the span of his life not by the number of years but by the ...


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Let me preface this by stating my view that your question, as stated, doesn't make sense; that which is preordained by Vishnu is guaranteed to happen no matter what. There are certainly cases, like the story of Markandeya, where Yama god of death assumes that a person is destined to die at a particular time but the person does not end up dying. But that's ...


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Irrespective of the yuga, it is simply impossible for a single human being to perform a thousand-year yajña. "sahasra-samam" or "1000 years" in the context of yajñas should be interpreted as 1000 days. This is what Ganganath Jha says summarizing the Pūrva Mīmāṁsā arguments on this topic: VISHVAJIT SACRIFICE ... Whenever the Veda enjoins the ...


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The cause of the death is disputed. There is a detailed chronology of the last day of Swami Vivekananda in the Bengali Best Seller 'Achena Ajana Vivekananda' by Sankar. 9:00 pm: The Swami was lying face up.He turned on his left side. For a few second his right hand shook slightly. There were beads of perspiration on his forehead. Then he began to cry ...


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Those who are born are certain to die. Only beginningless doesn't have end for the obvious reasons. BG 2.27 - Those who have a birth, it's certain [for them] to die, Hence you don't have to grieve about inevitable Ashwathama, shri Hanuman & all others are born with certain attributes. Though they are Chiranjivi(long lived), they are not immortal from ...


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Whatever that takes a form in this world, be it a tree, a human being, a bird, a mountain, etc, has to cease to exist one day. That is law of the NATURE. Sages, though enlightened, do follow this Natural law. Swami Vivekananda followed this principle of the Nature. However, each sage will remain in this world as long as their allocated work has been ...


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Since I am not entirely satisfied with the answers and comments to my question I decided to compose the answer. Yes it can happen that the length of a man's life somehow becomes reduced during a man's lifetime, and so one has to die before he was destined initially. There are statements in the scriptures about that. It is said in the Manu-smriti, ...


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Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that the soul is eternal i.e. life neither begins nor ends. Ofcourse, the body if formed again and again as mentioned in nobalG's answer. TEXT 2.12 na tv evaham jatu nasam na tvam neme janadhipah na caiva na bhavisyamah sarve vayam atah param SYNONYMS na—never; tu—but; eva—certainly; aham—I; jātu—become; na—never; ...


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Actually there are 8 immortals in Hinduism, they are: Ashwathama. Mahabali (Bali). Rishi Ved Vyasa. Hanuman Ji. Vibhishana. Kripacharya. Parashuram. Markandeya.


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