In Mahabharat era - Mahatma Vidura [महात्मा विदुर] - who was a dasi-putra (son of servant of Hastinapur's king) - was considered as Shudra (means worker class) Varna. And Sri Krishna did visit his home - when he visited as a "messenger of Pandavas" - with the purpose to avoid the war.
Curses are supposed to work even in Kali Yuga and currently we are going through Kali.
The following verse from Parashara Smriti (verse 27, Chapter 1) is relevant here:
Krite Tatkaalikah saapah Tretaayaam Dasamirdinaih | Dwapare
Chaikamasena Kallou Sambatsarenatu ||
A curse in Krita takes effect immediately,in Treta it does so in 10
days time,in Dwapara ...
Puranas do exist at those times. There are instances where Pandavas quotes from Puranas to prove that their arguments are dharmic.
One such event happens during the discussion regarding Draupadi's marriage.
During the discussion, Drupada, Dhrishtadyumna says that woman marrying more than one man is a sin. At that time Yudhishtira provides information ...
See we need to understand that Bhagavan doesn't differentiate anyone based on Birth/Class. Lord Krishna(Vishnu/Rama) hugged Kubja(Nishada) and even visited her house.He embraced Guha and accepted love of Sabari. He also married Jambavati(Nishada).He ate banana peels offered by Sudra Vidura's wife and prefers to live in his small house than royal Kingdom of ...
There are four goals of life according to Hinduism. These goals are dharma, artha (wealth), kama (desire) and moksha. Gita is for those who are fed up with artha and kama and want to attain moksha. Who are the people who want to attain moksha? They are people who think of this world as a vale of sorrow.
Ocean of Life – Need for Moksha
"That Ocean, so ...
There seems to be an indirect reference to 12 zodiac signs in Rig-Veda 1.164.48 as,
48 Twelve are the fellies, and the wheel is single; three are the naves. What man hath understood it?
Therein are set together spokes three hundred and sixty, which in nowise can be loosened.
the Rishi speaks about the wheel of twelve spokes, which has three navels with ...
The next things preparatory to practise Japam are to wear the Tilaka
marks of ashes and to put on the Rudrâksa beads. He who holds
thirty-two Rudrâksa beads on his neck, forty on his head, six on each
ear (12 on two ears), twenty four beads on two hands (twelve on each
hand) thirty-two beads on two arms (sixteen on each), one bead on each
eye and ...
The rule according to rig Veda is that one cannot share a common paternal ancestor for 7 generations and maternal ancestor for 5 generations.
I had encountered this in a book on Rig Veda, but I am not able to recollect it.
Also Manusmriti 3.5 says:
"Marriage should he performed with persons not belonging to the same Pravara;—above the Seventh grade ...
Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.10
yat tat tri-guṇam avyaktaṁ
pradhānaṁ prakṛtiṁ prāhur
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The unmanifested eternal combination of the three modes is the cause of the manifest state and is called pradhāna. It is called prakṛti when in the manifested stage of ...
B G. 15.16 dvaimuh purushho lokkae shra akshara yeva cha
Shra saravani bhoothani kutaaskhara uchyathye
There 2 types purusha/soul/jiva one is destructible and another is non destructible. All destructible bootha/jiva reach sky as their destination.
Adhyatmic interpertation: 2 types of jiva are Normal souls other is Lakshmi who is consort of sriman Narayana ...
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
अशोच्यानन्वशोचस्त्वं प्रज्ञावादांश्च भाषसे |
गतासूनगतासूंश्च नानुशोचन्ति पण्डिता: || 11||
śhrī bhagavān uvācha
aśhochyān-anvaśhochas-tvaṁ prajñā-vādānśh cha ...
The doubts raised are genuine as the style of the language points to much after 10th century only. Please show the evidence where Shankaracharya quoted YV. In fact it is other way around. YV uses the points made by Shankaracharya. Further see the funny statement in Wikipedia - YV is a philosophical text attributed to Valmiki, although the real author is ...