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What exactly is a leela (लीला)? Is there a scriptural definition of leela (लीला)?

First of all, a question arises: How or why is the name or concept of Leela relevant in Hinduism? It's because Brahman is defined as fully omniscient and omnipotent by many Vedic verses. Brahman is ...
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Is Swaminarayan an incarnation of any God?

Partial answer As far as I know, Swaminarayana was a saint. One of the most famous temples dedicated to him is the Aksharadham temple in Delhi. I imagine it is one of the largest temples in the ...
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What scriptures describe swans separating milk from water?

I found multiple scriptural references to this phenomenon. First of all, in this chapter of the Aranya Kanda of the Ramayana, when Surpanakha's brother Khara promises to kill whoever cut off ...
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How to identify saint/sage?

By definition a Saintly person is dear to God so as Bhagwan says in Bhagwad Gita 12.20 ये तु धर्म्यामृतमिदं यथोक्तं पर्युपासते। श्रद्दधाना मत्परमा भक्तास्तेऽतीव मे प्रियाः।।12.20।। Those who follow ...
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What scriptures describe swans separating milk from water?

Swans separating Milk from water is mentioned in Shukla Yajurveda Samhita - Madhyandin Shakha -Chapter 19 - Mantra 73 अद्भ्यः क्षीरं व्यपिबत् क्रुड.डांअङ्गिरसो धिया। ऋतेन सत्यमिन्द्रियं विपानं ...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

He was a well known name in the upasana mandalis of Sri Vidya in the southern india. He was also the guru of Kanchi Paramacharya before his sanyasa. Many people from his parampara has become well ...
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Why people are afraid of Aghoris?

Aghora is one of the 'vaama-marga' in Hinduism i.e. left-hand-path is considered vaamachaara. The normal Hindu rituals are dakshinachara or colloquially called right-hand path. Aghoris believe that ...
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What exactly happens during Parakaya Pravesha?

The key to every power in Yoga comes from Samyama. If you apply Samyama to other body, then you enter that body. When the mind has attained to that state when it identifies itself with the internal ...
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Who are the authors of and what are the significances of "Eka Sloki Ramayana" , "Eka Sloki Bhagawatam" and the like?

अहमेवासमेवाग्रे नान्यद् यत सद्सत परम । पाश्र्चादहं यदेतच्च योsवशिष्येत सोS स्मयहम ।।32।। ऋतेSर्थं यत प्रतीयेत न प्रतीयेत चात्मनि । तद्वीद्यादात्मनो मायां यथाSS भासो यथा तमः ।।33।। यथा ...
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Are there any female rishis?

To answer the title question Are there any female rishis? Yes, there are many. I would like to give one example here of Lopamudra. She was the wife of Sage Agastya. There are verses in the Rig ...
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Bhakti Parampara saints from South Indian states

I must have skipped some of the great saint in my answer, I seriously apologies for that. Adi Shankara His works in Sanskrit discuss the unity of the ātman and Nirguna Brahman "brahman without ...
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What exactly is a leela (लीला)? Is there a scriptural definition of leela (लीला)?

Verily, everything is born of will. As the Soul, so the Lord too, has a Will. Only whereas the Lord Wills out of Plenty, the Soul wills out of lack thereof: Whilst the Lord creates the World, ...
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Whose avatar was Sri akkalkot swami?

Sri Swami Samarth Maharaj of Akkalkot is considered as an incarnation of Shree Dattatreya. In this incarnation Shree Narasimha Saraswati had also personally manifested. This is described in a book ...
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Does the Adiyogi of Sadhguru have a scriptural basis

Sadhguru's background seems to be based on various Shaivite sects across Yoga and Tantra. In my answer, I am not confirming Sadhguru's view (version of AdiYogi) exactly as he tells, but only providing ...
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What is difference between Nagas and sadhu?

Sadhus: A sadhu (IAST: sādhu (male), sādhvī (female)), also spelled saddhu, is a religious ascetic, mendicant (monk) or any holy person in Hinduism and Jainism who has renounced the worldly life. ... ...
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How to identify saint/sage?

The same question was asked to Lahiri Mahasaya by one of his devotees: How to identify true saint? He replied: Those whose can place the tongue above the soft palate and into the nasal cavity ...
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Who is Shivananda Swami?

Good question!!!! Many among the devotees who sing such Aarti don't know who is Shivanand Swami !!!! His actual name is "Shivanand Vamdev Pandya" who later became Swami Shivanand. His life span was ...
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Is it necessary that an enlightened man should possess Siddhis or special powers?

No it is not. Powers are a diversion which keeps one bound to this world. Patanjali in his Yoga Aphorisms, Chapter 3 (commentary by Swami Vivekananda; available here under the heading Raja Yoga, sub-...
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What is Sadhu? Is Any Parameters That Defines Them? Difference from Sajjan(good will person)

Basic meaning of Sadhu and Vairagi is someone who is a complete renunciate, for whom everything on and including earth belongs to them, yet they own nothing. Sajjan means a virtuous person who takes ...
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Was Tukaram an Advaitin philosopher?

The path to Self Realisation taken by Saint Tukaram was 'BhaktiMarga' or path of Devotion. But when he experienced God within him He said "'अणु-रेणु' या थोकडा । तुका आकाशाएवढा". This means,&...
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What is importance of satsang according to various scriptures?

Dhruva Stuti Verse 6 bhaktiM muhuH pravahatAM tvayi me prasango bhUyAd-ananta-mahatAM amalASayAnAM / yenAnjasolbaNam-uruvyasanaM bhavAbdhiM neshye bhavad-guNa-kathAmRta-pAna-mattaH May my ...
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Are there any female rishis?

please have a look at the link to get an idea of female rishis and their contributions. https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/compilers-composers-rig-veda-six-major-families/ Vakdevi :composed ...
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Regarding some questions on Mahavatar Babaji

Birthdate of Mahavatar Babaji is not known, he is the immortal Siddha who is living since many centuries.                &...
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Regarding some questions on Mahavatar Babaji

There is a lot of fancy and myth surrounding mahavatar or Kriya baba. This became very famous from some of the books of Yogananda Paramahamsa and other monks. However, Lahiri Mahashaya did not refer ...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

Sri Bhuvanananda Natha was my Great Grandfather. I am his eldest son's granddaughter. He lived in Tippirajapuram and had a family of four children, all of whom are no more. He took Abath Sanyas, close ...
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What is the story of chokha mela?

I am compiling a short biography Of Saint Chokhamela a 14th century Bhakti Parampara poet saint form Maharashtra by taking ref. material from these two books. . Story of Eight Saint Reformers: ...
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Does the Adiyogi of Sadhguru have a scriptural basis

From Harappa till date, the world and its literature took various turns. We cannot put them all into a single text. The word Adi Yogi is a derived term and not a textbook term. Same can be said with ...
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