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Swami Sivananda writes in his "May I answer That" book, Page 93, Question 247 - Prophets are born from time to time to remove a catastrophe and establish Dharma. They preach according to the time, place, conditions and requirements. Lord Buddha preached, “Don’t kill”. Guru Govind Singh preached, “Kill”. When Buddha was born, people were ...


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This is taken from this blog https://tattvamasiblog.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/concise-overview-of-indian-religious-schools-focused-on-hinduism/ based on “A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy”, Chandradhar Sharma The above groups Nyaya and Vaisheshika, Samkhya and Yoga. But there are subtle differences within this group also. Mimamsa can not be compared ...


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Six Schools of Indian Darshana's are as below: Nyaya Vaishesika Purva Mimamsa Samkhya Yoga Uttra Mimamsa Here Uttra mimamsa is Upanishad (Vedic postulate) and Purva mimamsa is vedic text itself (yaga and other vedic literature). Nyaya is Logic which (madhva school of philosophy greatly emphasis) Nyaya Sudha, Nyayaamruta, chandrika, Parimala. Samkhya is ...


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The oriental propensity for exaggeration, embellishment, mythologization and conscripting of purported history for spiritual instruction it is impossible to say what actually took place in any form of verifiable detail. For example the alleged long and detailed conversations between the characters cannot possibly have actually taken place, since there were ...


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Yes, (saguNa) brahman is considered omnipotent by Adi Shankara. He mentions this in Brahmasutra bhAshya 1.1.2. अस्य जगतो नामरूपाभ्यां व्याकृतस्य अनेककर्तृभोक्तृसंयुक्तस्य प्रतिनियतदेशकालनिमित्तक्रियाफलाश्रयस्य मनसाप्यचिन्त्यरचनारूपस्य जन्मस्थितिभङ्गं यतः सर्वज्ञात्सर्वशक्त कारणाद्भवति, तद्ब्रह्मेति वाक्यशेषः। Translation That omniscient omnipotent cause ...


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As per Parshurama Kalpa Sutras, By Dr. Param Hans Mishra, Bhagwan Shiva himself created Six Darshanas; they are: Shaiva Darshana Vaishnava Darshana Bramha Darshana Saur Darshana Shakta Darshana Baudhdha Darshana Since the book is in Hindi, used Google Translator for English translation: Apart from these, six darshans are also Bhagavatpravart. By whom real ...


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It is pertinent to note that although Rishi Agastya drank the ocean the earth was not devoid of water i.e. seas, rivers etc. were still around. This can be confirmed from Vana Parva. After Devas had slain the Kalakeya demons, they asked Sage Agastya to replenish oceans but he replied 'That water in sooth hath been digested by me. Some other expedient, ...


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This has been covered in Caraka Samhita's Pannarupiyam Indriyam Adhyaya i.e. Indriya Sthana Chapter 7.Fatal signs of changes in shadows, complexion, and luster. In the section under features of fatal prognosis as per shadows following is stated If any sorts of deformity observed in body parts in the shadow of the person in moonlight, sunlight, light of a ...


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Upanishads have multiple teachings - some say Atman and Brahman are same and some they are completely different. Visish Advaitha reconciles both using Ghataka Shruti. It uses portion of Upanishads saying Brahman is the inner controller (Antaryami) present inside all Chit and Achit elements of Brahman. We can say like Trees have various fruits but are ...


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First of all, each Jiva has lived an innumerable number of lives, so even if you lived an unhappy life and got moksha, doesn't mean you've never lived a happy life before. Since each Jiva has lived an infinite amount of lives before, we can presume that it has lived at least one happy human life before: Bhagavad Gita 2.12 - There never was a time when I did ...


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The Ultimate Reality is infinite. An enlightened person may not have experienced the whole of this Reality. The partial experience of the Reality leads to apparent contradictions. Let me give here the experience of Totapuri, the Advaita Vedanta Guru of Sri Ramakrishna. Sri Puri has had the Advaita moksha experience after 40 years of effort. He did not accept ...


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Realising Brahman is moksha. But Brahman is independent of the body. Brahman is Sat Chit Ananda. Thus ananda can be experienced without a body. Talk 396, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi Births, being of the body, cannot affect the Self. The Self remains over even after the body perishes. The discontent is due to the wrong identity of the Eternal Self with ...


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No there is no difference between soul and self. Shiva Sutras verse 1.1 says, चैतन्यमात्मा Awareness which has absolute freedom of all knowledge and activity is the Self or nature of Reality or Atma. Clearly here self is considered same as Atma. In Vijnanbhairava Tantra, verse 100, it says, The Same self characterized by consciousness is present in all ...


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This is a good question often asked by people. This question is asked because people think that good karma automatically should lead to moksha, bliss and relief from suffering. I will try to establish that this simplistic idea is not right. Does Ishvara distinguish between a devotee and an atheist? The answer is no. I am the same towards all beings. None is ...


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Firstly from Brahman alone this whole world comes and from that, Sat (Eternal i.e Atman ) and Asat(Non Eternal like Body, Elements in Prakriti etc) come from. But still Brahman transcends everything and is in-dweller of the body as well as the creation. Desires only in accordance with Dharma will lead to good path. Other desires keep binding man in Samsara. ...


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Your question has logical fallacies in it and draws illogical conclusions from assumptive statements. In Chapter 16 of the Gita, the Lord says (Swami Nikhilananda translator): 16.7 Men of demonic nature know not what to do and what to refrain from doing. Purity is not in them, nor good conduct, nor truth. 16.8 They say: "The world is devoid of truth, ...


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In bhagwadgita, it is said that the dharma of a kshatriya where rajputs are said to have descended from is to fight in battle to protect dharma itself (BG 2.31). Dharma here includes all vedic knowledge, cultures, customs & beliefs of the hindu people and the wider umbrella called Sanatana Dharma, it is the duty of a kshatriya just like any varna group ...


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There are already answers which tell the answer to your question. I impose a question: why are the contradictions or whatsoever you want to call it arise? The answer is we humans interpret, compare and discriminate between science and vedas. Science and vedas must not be compared, they are two completely different things. Science is modeling of universe ...


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However, it is very simple to deride scientific rationalists using the same argument. I can call any scientific statement ('Atoms exist' or 'Vaccines save lives') as 'non-falsifiable' because it is very hard or impossible for me to verify Let’s start by your statement -- leaving aside for a moment the polemics -- Can you proof that Atoms exists? difference ...


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The notation of 'falsifying' lies in finding or showing a contradiction in a certain statement. As per OP: SCIENCE: Theory - Sky is blue How to disprove it ? - Open your eyes. If sky is green, theory is disproved. This small example is a fraction of the entire process of science. Science not always begins by a claim, it usually starts with a observation ...


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This is answered by Bhishma to Yudhishthira in theShanti Parva of the Mahabharata Yudhishthira said: O sire, what the difference is between the Sankhya and the Yoga system of philosophy. O foremost one of Kuru's race, everything is known to thee, O thou that art conversant with all duties! Bhishma said: The followers of Sankhya praise the Sankhya system and ...


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A wealthy merchant from Sindh, Pakistan started this movement. Brahma Kumaris call him Prajapita Brahma Baba. In this animation movie from Brahma Kumaris, they have explained their worldview. They believe in the four Yugas. Each Yuga consists of 1250 human years. Now we are at the very end of the Kaliyuga. At the end of Kaliyuga, Satyuga will begin. Brahma ...


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It depends on how we interpret/translate the term "universe". I believe the "universe" in the verses refer to the whole reality experienced by the self through sense organs, or rather, our own personal experience of the perceivable reality which manifests/appears as different forms in our consciousness. That is, 'universe' in these ...


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There is no best option available other than gita on all life problem. Its said gita for emotional pain to loss of people either naturally or accident. Baghavad Gita Chapter 2 sloka 11-13 श्रीभगवानुवाच | अशोच्यानन्वशोचस्त्वं प्रज्ञावादांश्च भाषसे | गतासूनगतासूंश्च नानुशोचन्ति पण्डिता: || 11|| śhrī bhagavān uvācha aśhochyān-anvaśhochas-tvaṁ prajñā-vādānśh ...


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Yeah this is true just like there is no significance of Sun without its rays. Same is the case with Shiva, the highest consciousness. If Shiva is consciousness then his svabhava is vimarsha. As Acharya Abhinavagupta puts it, "If the Highest Reality did not manifest in infinite variety, but reminded cooped up within its solid, singleness, it would ...


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Good question. Your analogy sounds like a martial arts teacher thinking to himself why can't people with hands and legs figure out the art themselves? Why should I bother teaching them? Only compassionate teacher, a Guru will think the art he learnt will benefit others as well like how it benefitted him and decides to teach others.


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Indeed even a non Hindu can attain Moksha. Swami Harshananda in one of his introductory essays writes "The statement of Sri Ramakrishna that there are several ice-bergs in the boundless ocean clinches this issue very well. All the ice-bergs as also the ocean itself, are all WATER only! Once this Vedantic background is grasped, the idea of polytheism ...


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