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Sure. There are books written by popular gurus, or otherwise their teachings or biography was recorded by their disciples, and these books become a sort of modern era scripture for their followers. Examples: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Sri Sai Satcharitra (Shirdi Sai Baba) Autobiography of a Yogi (by Paramahansa ...


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One day of Pitris (day + night) is equal to 30 days of Earth/humans. This chapter in the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata states: Thirty days and nights are called a month, and twelve months are called a year. Persons conversant with mathematical science say that a year is made up of two ayanas (dependent on sun's motion), viz., the northern and the southern....


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One of the best hymns describing the characteristics of Bhagavan Indra is found in Rig Veda. Rig Veda 2.12 HYMN XII. Indra. HE who, just born, chief God of lofty spirit by power and might became the Gods’ protector, Before whose breath through greatness of his valour the two worlds trembled, He, O men, is Indra. 2 He who fixed fast and firm the earth that ...


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http://valmikiramayan.pcriot.com/ Here you can read for free , difference is that this website has removed uttara kanda while gita press has included uttara kanda. https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.21755/page/n17/mode/2up Here also Uttara Kanda has been removed https://archive.org/details/ShrimadValmikiRamayan-SanskritTextWithHindiTranslation-...


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No, it is not allowed. Some verses to support existing answers here: avihitā brāhmaṇasya vaṇijyā || 10 || 10. Trade is not lawful for a Brāhmaṇa. āpadi vyavahareta paṇyānām apaṇyāni vyudasyan || 11 || 11. In times of distress he may trade in lawful merchandise, avoiding the following [kinds], that are forbidden:— manuṣyān rasān rāgān gandhān annaṃ carma ...


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There is an english version translated by G.R. Josyer.


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The Ekoddishta Shraddha of those who have faced unnatural deaths like accidents and suicide must be performed on the 14th tithi of Pitr paksha. As per the Brahmanda Purana Upodghāta-pāda, Chapter 17: Śrāddha should be performed on the fourteenth day to those persons in the house who happened to die while young or who had been struck down dead by means of ...


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Few Basics: In the Rig Vedā, the word "Śiva" occurs more than 30 times, and all these are not personified names (swarūpa), they are various aspects of auspiciousness and pleasantness. For example, the hymn "Be Śiva with me" meaning be gentle with me. The first homage to Rudra calls Him pleasant or peaceful, then all the synonymous titles ...


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Nārāyaṇa-kavaca is prescribed for fear. It is found in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.8 , where instructions are given. Verse 5 says it is to be used "bhaya āgate", "in face of danger". It has the effect of "sādhvasāt sa vimucyate", "rid of fear" (verse 36) to those who meet its user. It frees the user from dangers (37), and the ...


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There is no concept of sub-conscious mind in shastra since mind is not conscious. Mind appears to be conscious due to the presence of the Atman. Mind is made of subtle substance that also makes up the subtle body. The real sense-organs (indriyas) are their subtle counterparts that belong to he subtle body, of which mind (antahkarana) is the main component ...


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The fire in homa shouldn't be used from petroleum based products at any cost. So, that case is eliminated. Homa especially mentioned in tantras are used to bend the energies in the nature and do whatever is intended by homa over a long period of time. Fire is seen as a universally available source and at different places at appropriate conditions that fire ...


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