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Yes, the word 'Purusha' is used in several places like: प्रयाजान्मे अनुयाजाँश्च केवलानूर्जुस्वन्तं हविषो दत्त भागम्। घृतं चापा पुरुषं चौषधीनामग्नेश्च दीर्घमायुरस्तु देवा।। (RigVeda 10.51.8) prayājānme anuyājām̐śca kevalānūrjusvantaṃ haviṣo datta bhāgam। ghṛtaṃ cāpā puruṣaṃ cauṣadhīnāmagneśca dīrghamāyurastu devā।। हेति: पक्षिणी न दभा...


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Usually ancient Sanskrit works do not have chapter names. There are only chapter numbers and the names of the chapters represent that. As can be seen here which shows the actual Sanskrit (some verses are pasted below). Hence it can only be an interpretation of the work. Since there is similarity with the creation described by the Purushasukta, I think the ...


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What type of caste-system (varṇāśrama) does ISKCON advocate? Birth-based or guṇa-based? It seems ISKCON advocates guna based caste-system as mentioned in this commentary: Herein it is clearly stated by Nārada Muni that one should not be accepted as a brāhmaṇa, kṣatriya, vaiśya or śūdra according to birth, for although this is going on now, it is not ...


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A partial answer .. Are scriptures like Manu-smriti Veda-viruddha? No. Because Manu Smriti itself is criticizing such Veda-Viruddha scriptures. 12.95. All those traditions (smriti) and those despicable systems of philosophy, which are not based on the Veda, produce no reward after death; for they are declared to be founded on Darkness. 12.96. ...


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W. Norman Brown in The Sources and Nature of puruṣa in the Puruṣasūkta says there are four other Rigvedic hymns that use the word puruṣa but in contexts very different from the Cosmic Being of the Puruṣasūkta. The word puruṣa occurs in four other hymns of the RV. Once it is used in the plural meaning "men" as contrasted with cows (10.165.3); once it is ...


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The Purusha sukta of Rig Veda is reiterated in Bhagavatam as well. Even 5th chapter of this 2nd canto has some correlation with Purusha Sukta. Some correlations are as follows: https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/purushasuktam sahasra-ś- īrṣā puruṣaḥ sahasrākṣaḥ sahasrapāt | sabhūmiṃ viśvato vṛtvā atyatiṣṭhad-daśāṅgulam- ||1|| The Perfect Being ...


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Are scriptures like Manu-smriti Veda-viruddha? No, because the Veda itself supports the words of Manu. From the Taittiriya Samhita of the Krishna Yajur Veda: Whatever Manu has said is beneficial. Your next question: Does it go against the Vedas to prescribe different punishments for the same crime to different offsprings of Purusha? No, because the ...


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