There is no conflict. Gita is talking about the Atman. Garuda Purana is talking about the linga sarira (also known as sukshma sarira) or the subtle body.
The human body and personality are contained in 5 sheaths according to Vedanta:
Of these koshas, Annamaya Kosha is the ...
Yamaloka generally means the province of Yama. It's not actually same as Naraka (hell), but generally said so. After a person dies then he is taken to Yamaloka. Yama as the judge from Chitragupta's account determines the person's sins and virtues. Then as per that he sends the person either to hell or heaven.
So as per my experience from the scriptures I ...
No. If one does bad deeds first one goes to hell only (provided he did not atone for the sins while living). One does not get rebirth immediately.
And, after the torments of hell are over, one gets born again as various beings, depending on the residue of the sins the soul is still having.
Manu Smriti 12.54. Those who committed mortal sins (Mahapataka),
Apparently not possible.
Dharma Sadhana or Moksha sadhana is possible only in this world or the Ihaloka. It is not possible to do the same in Paraloka or in afterlife that is in either Swarga or Naraka.
Here is a relevant verse from a Shakta Agama called KulArnava Tantram:
Ihaiva NarakavyAdheshchikitsAm Na Karoti Yah | (1)
GatvA Niraushadham ...
As I discussed in this answer, according to Vedanta, the only way to attain Moksha is to realize Brahman.
वेदाहमेतं पुरुषं महान्त-
मादित्यवर्णं तमसः परस्तात् ।
नान्यः पन्था विद्यतेऽयनाय ॥ ८॥
III-8: I have realized this Great Being who shines effulgent like the sun beyond all ...
Yes, description of hell can be highlighted in itihaas (Mahabharata for example). It is just not Garuda purana
Does itihaas mentions about Hell?
Book 18 Svargarohanika Mahabharata
When Yudhisthira chooses to stay in Hell with this brothers, Indra and other gods appears before him and tells him that
....He who enjoys first the fruits of his good acts must ...
Yes that certainly seems to be the case. As mentioned in the Manu Smriti:
The sun divides days and nights, both human and divine, the night (being intended) for the repose of created beings and the day for exertion.
A month is a day and a night of the manes, but the division is according to fortnights. The dark (fortnight) is their day for active exertion, ...
Yes, the people (with bad Karma) will still go to the hells in Kali Yuga.
In fact, Puranas, like Bhavisya Purana, state that hells will over-populated in Kali Yuga. So, that means, compared to the other three Yugas, more people will have to visit hells, in Kali Yuga.
At the end of the Kali's second half there would neither by the
institutions of ...
Mr_Green's answer describes it all. So I would just like to add few more words and give the scripture references.
Some authorities say that there is a total of twenty-one hellish planets, and some say twenty-eight. My dear King, I shall outline all of them according to their names, forms and symptoms. The names of the different hells are as follows:
Every being has all 3 qualities in more or less forms within them:
sattva - illumination
rajas - passion
tamas - ignorance
Those with increased quality of tamas / ignorance or darkness, go to hell.
While rajas holds at whichever region one is; And sattva promotes to higher regions than the present one.
BG 14.18 - Those with sattva (goodness) go higher [...
It doesn't look like liberation is possible other than Bhuloka. Vishnu Purana, Book 2, Chapter 3 says that world of acts is not the title of any other portions of the universe means only fruits of Karma can be obtained in Bhuloka.
THE country that lies north of the ocean, and south of the snowy mountains, is called Bhárata, for there dwelt the descendants ...
"Why can't we enter in the heaven with the human body?"
Followers of Dharma Can enter the heaven with physical body.
There are at least 2 instances.
Sudarshana and his granddaughter-wife Oghavati (as half)
“O Sudarsana! I am Dharma Devata. (Deity of Dharma). I have come to test your mind and your devotion towards guests. Mruthyu is waiting to ...
Beings higher than human beings are eligible for Jnana and Moksha. Most prominently, the Devas, who dwell in Swarga. Vyasa discusses this in Adhyaya 1 Pada 3 of the Brahma Sutras:
Badarayana thinks that beings higher than those (men) (are also qualified for knowledge), for that is possible.
If it be objected that this (...
In the hells, the soul is NOT endowed with the physical body, but it still has a subtle kind of a body which is capable of feeling the pain.
The same question was in fact asked by Savitri (wife of Satyavan) to Yamaraja in Devi Bhagavatam's book 9.
O Bhagavan! What is the size of the several kundas or hells that Thou
hast just now enumerated? How do ...
I am only answering this part:
Is there any expiation for the sin of illicit sex?
Various Dharmashastras declare various expiation for illicit sex. I am quoting some of them as below:
Gautama (23.12, 13, 32).—‘The guilt of one who has intercourse with the wife of a friend, a sister, a female belonging to the same family, the wife of a pupil, a daughter-in-...
Disbelief in God does not lead to hell according to Hinduism.
Gita acknowledges the right of a person to reject its teachings.
‘..Reflecting on this entire teaching, do as you think fit.’
Gita's description of atheists.
According to them nothing is ultimately real in this world. It is
Godless and without any moral basis. Being born of ...
No they instead experience superior bliss and no pain at all as they have now reached a higher state after release from a low caged status in which they were hitherto locked in.
At the back of their minds sinners were convinced of the Lord's supremacy and nurtured a death wish from His hands as culmination of evil deeds they helplessly committed. If not so,...
What will happen to them after getting killed by God, will they go to hell or heaven or soul itself gets destroyed?
In Hinduis evey Danava ,Daitya or Manushya got killed by Bhagvanta for some specific reason ,usually due to their past karmas. They were either realeased from their bondage or got moksha ,by getting being killed through God. Some of them ...
Soul is Ananda-swarupa ie. Supreme Bliss in it self. It doesn't experience punishment or enjoyment in heaven or hell. The one which experiences them is the body.
Now the question arises that the dead body is burnt here itself so how can it experience good or bad fruit of deeds ?
The soul is actually wrapped under five bodies, known as pancha-kosha. The ...
Yudhishtira was simply In hell. He was not Tortured in hell.
The keyword is 'behold'.
A king is supposed to know the sufferings of their subjects. The only way they can do so is to experience pain themselves. But because they are kings, they can't be punished by anyone while on earth. So they are shown a sample of tortures in hell after they leave the ...
According to Mahābhārata, only the man is to be blamed if a woman commits adultery, so any kind of punishment on earth or hell does not apply to the woman:
If men, after accepting the hands of wives in marriage and pledging themselves to earn religious merit without being dissociated from them, seek congress with other people's wives, they then cease to ...
Because you have asked "according to Vedas", the answer below is provided from the primary sources and does not take into account mythological sources like Puranas.
The word Naraka is not found in the Rig Veda. However, a reference to a dark place deep down (padaṃ gāmbhīram) is found in the Rig Veda Samhita:
पापासः सन्तो अनृता असत्या इदं पदमजनता गभीरम् 4....
Garuda purana describes about various types of hells.. But there is a permanent adho loka called andhamas.. papa jiva will be in permanent state of andhamas.. according to madvacharya but I don't have exact reference..
if you turn away from god.. Krishna says that he will make him born in womb of demoness and then andhamas..BG 16.16-20 sloka
We can see ...
There are lot of persons here who are masters of vedas and will give you an excellent answer. I am not as muchas experienced to them but will give an answer to my knowledge.
Here you have asked a question about a specific purana in Hinduism named Garuda Purana, First you should understand that Vedas or any other purana is not an absolute rule to be obeyed. ...
There is no eternal hell. There are Gita verses that suggest that some Jivas can never get out of the cycle of Samsara.
These vicious men, oppressive, cruel and sinful as they are, - are
always hurled down by Me into demoniac wombs, in life after life, in
the transmigratory cycle.
O son of Kunti! Falling into demoniac wombs, in life ...