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Did Vivekananda prophesy he would die before the age of 40? Why didn't he prolong his life through yoga?

Yes it is quite well-known that he did. You can find it being mentioned in this PDF (Swami Vivekananda - A Biography by Swami Nikhilananda), on pp 190. At the end of an hour his hands trembled a ...
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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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Following Your Passion/ Dreams against Hinduism?

Leading a life as per one's own wishes, with complete disregard for the scriptural injunctions, is never recommended in Hinduism. Because it will ultimately lead to misery and destruction. People ...
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Is it wise to kill an insect just because it is bothering you

It is foolish to assume that one can get away with killing an insect(for whatever reasons it might be) or it(the act) does not create sins of any significant amount. Manu Smriti(Chapter 3 slokas 68,...
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Is organ donation allowed? Have any Hindu acharyas commented on this practice?

I am posting an excerpt from Mahabharata that supports organ donation: The Deities said,-…The Asuras are being aggrandised, while we are being weakened. It behoveth thee, therefore, to ordain ...
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Why man is mortal irrespective of good or bad activity?

Why is man mortal? We are not mortal. In fact no living being in true sense is mortal. it is only owing to our ignorance that we think that we are being born, growing, dying etc. in Bhagavad Geeta ...
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Why Karn Chhedan sanskar is required?

Why Karn Chhedan is required ? Sushruta Samhitavolume 1: - Chapter XVI - Puncturing and Bandaging the ear - Karna-Vyadha-Vandha-Vidhi-adhyaya.Provides us some explanation. The lobules of the ...
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Punishment in garuda-purana

Committing suicide is not recommended in Garuda Purana. Suicide leads to a lower birth and a person has to suffer from ghosthood after death. No sraddha or water oblations are made to a person that ...
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Is it true that all animals and plants could talk in Satya Yug? then why not in Kaliyuga?

Animal companions of Rama were not ordinary animals. They were specially created children of gods. http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/baala/sarga17/bala_17_frame.htm When Vishnu attained the sonship ...
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To kill harmful animals

My previous answer was entirely based on my own understanding and without any Scriptures to support it. Now,here is a completely revised answer that is based on Scriptures: When one's life is in ...
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What is the purpose of life?

Well, according to Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the goal of human life is to realise God and become one with Him, for He alone has the ability to grant us perennial bliss. Of course, it is ...
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What is the difference between Prana and Akasha?

Akasha is said be to one of the Pancha Mahabhuta and firstly created from Brahman. Taittariya Upanishad 2.1: ॐ ब्रह्मविदाप्नोति परम् । तदेषाऽभुक्ता । सत्यं ज्ञानमनन्तं ब्रह्म । यो वेद निहितं ...
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What is the difference between Prana and Akasha?

How do we find the difference between Akasha and Prana ? -- Akasha Mahabhuta is composed of many components and Prana is one of the major component of Akasha. स इमान् प्राणान् आकाशान् अभिनिर्मन्थति। ...
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Why do we have to wait till next life to reap what we sow?

It is not necessary that the we will have to wait till the next life. But it takes time. And, mostly, the time taken is greater than one lifetime. This can be understood if we visualize our Karmas in ...
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Adharma must prevail in this very Yuga?

When Kali Yuga is in full flow, Adharma will indeed prevail. Out of the 4 feet of the Dharma-Bull only one viz: the Truth foot, is intact in Kali Yuga. But then again people are hardly truthful in ...
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What is the core message of the Bhagavad-gītā? What are some verses from Bhagavad-gītā that one can refer to, to enrich life in general?

Today is Gita Jayanti and Mokshada Ekadashi. Let me cover the core messages of eighteen chapter Srimad Bhagavad Gita in 8 part in useful way. Note that you may find the answer long or lengthy as core ...
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What is the core message of the Bhagavad-gītā? What are some verses from Bhagavad-gītā that one can refer to, to enrich life in general?

The answer to this question would depend on whether the reader of the Gita is a householder or a sannyasi or monk. The best teaching for a householder is the stirring call of the Gita to fight the ...
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According to Hinduism, what do we carry into afterlife and next birth?

The 5 senses along with mind as the 6th (head of other 5) are carried to the afterlife or next birth, when the physical body dies. BG 15.7 -- Among the living world, the living being (bhuta = body) ...
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Why man is mortal irrespective of good or bad activity?

Why man is mortal? Conception of man, woman, Indian, American, etc. is not real, they are in relation to the body. The body however is not the real self as already described in the above answer with ...
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Biological origins of life - Chandogya Upanishad

The Chandogya Upansihada says that there are three possible biological origins of life. This is mentioned in the Shloka 6.3.1: तेषां खल्वेषां भूतानां त्रीण्येव बीजानी भवन्त्याण्डजं जीवजमुद्भि...
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Does Karma of our previous lives determine the lifetime of our present birth?

Upon doing bad karmas the jeeva first suffers the torments in hell and then , with the remnant karmas, gets born into animal or plant's yoni. Or, if it gets a human birth, then the body or mind will ...
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What are the Hindu beliefs on life after death?

Hinduism believes in the rebirth and reincarnation of souls. What happens after the soul leaves the body and before it reincarnates again is a great mystery about which we can form an idea after ...
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What is the story of Sage Suta?

From chapter named Prathu of Brahma Purana To glorify King Prithu, the sages performed a sacrifice and from this sacrifice there emerged two races known as the sutas and the magadhas. (Source) ...
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Gods and their current life style

Gods are in same place where they were earlier. But the thing which we lost today is not gods but Great Narrators(Mahaa Rishis) who could describe us current activities of Gods. Earlier Great sages ...
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What could be the reasons for someone falling down from spiritual life?

what-could-be-the-reasons-for-someone-falling-down-from-spiritual-life ? There are different kinds of reasons for a individual to fall off or wander away from the spiritual path /life at the ...
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Do different forms of life have different value?

Yes, human life is considered to be of higher value because of the possibility of a human attaining moksha. The swan [Brahman] said, "I disclose unto you a great mystery. There is no status that is ...
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Sri Keyuravati of krama tradition

We find a reference of her as the Guru of Govindaraja and as the disciple of a Sri Vidya Parampara Guru called Shiva Ananda Natha. One special type of Shakta Yoga, which is related to the Shambhopaya ...
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