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Earliest mention of 4 classes of humans was made in Purusha Sukta from Rig Veda X.90.12. The Brahman was his mouth, of both his arms was the Rājanya made. His thighs became the Vaiśya, from his feet the Śūdra was produced. We have to remember that this division was based on guna and karma , but not based on birth based. This was reiterated by Sri ...


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Varna System based on the birth is rigid only in Satyuga when everyone follow their Dharma, Varna and Ashram strictly. As the Yugas deteriorates, varna system based on birth starts collapsing. For example Ravana of Treta Yuga born from a Brahmin father and Rakshasha mother was an example of outcast. Similarly, are the mixed offsprings Yadu, Puru of a ...


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Most of the epithets used by the seers of Rig Vedic period will have multi-layered meanings, which are very difficult to comprehend for ordinary scholars of our generation. Another seer of Sri Ramana Maharshi's calibre can interpret those mantras in a proper way. Asura had been mentioned even in Rig Veda (I.35.10) also. However, the word Asura was used, ...


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Parjanya Sukta was mentioned in Rig Veda V.83. As mantras in Rig Veda contains multi-layered meaning, It can be interpreted spiritually and literally. It is for rain God. However, readers should bear in mind that utterance of these mantras not only require proper knowledge of method of recitation, but also austerity power of the invoker. For example, ...


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Kṛṣṇa gave us the solution in Bhagavad-gītā 3.14: annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ TRANSLATION All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rain. Rains are produced by performance of yajña [sacrifice], and yajña is born of prescribed duties. ...


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Its Time_dilation(time slowing), not time travel. Time Dilation is a difference in the elapsed time measured by two clocks, either due to them having a velocity relative to each other, or by there being a gravitational potential difference between their locations. After compensating for varying signal delays due to the changing distance between an observer ...


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Yes there is mentioning of a creature called as "Sarabha" , having eight legs , who dwells in snow mountains and is foe of elephants and lions etc. i.e. he is a eight-legged beast. This Sharabha creature is mentioned in Mahabharata -Shanti Parva- Rajadharmanushasana Parva- Chapter 117. This is a story of a dog transformed into various animals like lion ,...


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Read Shiva Sahasranama (Rudrayamala Tantra). sāmapriya sāmavettā sāmaga sāmagapriya | dhīrodātto mahādhīro dhairyado dhairyavardhaka || 84||


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There are some good mantras in Mahabharata-Shanti - Parva-Moksha Dharma Parva - In the chapter related to Daksha Yajna. Daksha praised Lord Shiva with 180 mantras after Lord Shiva destroyed his Ashwamedha Yajna to pacify him. The above mantra is a similar type of mantra you want where fierce as well as peaceful aspect of Lord Shiva is adored. अघो...


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Viveka (विवेक ) means right understanding "discrimination" or "discrimination knowledge. Viveka is the quality of a person to differentiate between the real and unreal, eternal and temporary, Atma and Anatma ,Good and bad etc. There are five kinds of Viveka mentioned in the book Panchadasi by Vidyaranya , previously known as Madhavacharya. ...


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This kind of education is possible in good families that live in good communities. From my experience, the best way for becoming a first-class son or daughter is to love your parents with full heart. Best sons and daughters always send good wishes to their parents and loved ones and by this process you become a first-class human being. This is from Buddha ...


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The actual statement referring by the question is from the book titled Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook. The particular statement is Brahmagupta discusses the illumination of the moon by the sun, rebutting an idea maintained in scriptures: namely, that the moon is farther from the earth than the sun is. In fact, ...


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Both the statements of Sri Ramakrishna and that found in Manu Smriti are correct. However, they require a little deeper understanding. Many people will get struck at the sentences, of Sri Ramakrishna's statement, made in the beginning, but forget that the crux of his statement lies in the last sentences - Let each man follow his own path. If he sincerely ...


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Samarth Ramdas swami says, you should say name of lord ram loudly Jani Bhojani Naam Vache vadave ATI Adare Gadya ghoshe mhanave Harichintanene ann jewit jave Tari shri hari pavijeto swabhave While wandering in the masses, and while consuming food, recite the name of lord Ram Recite it with respect, clarity and loudly You should consume your food while ...


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Chakras are described in Tantrik Yoga Shasthra. Each chakra has its own adhi devata, yantra and characteristics. By meditating the adhi devata of the chakra will give us success to raise the kundali power towards the chakra. Chakra(Energy Center) starts from Mooladhara and ends at Sahasahara(Parabhamham - Eternal and Pure state). Soundharyalahari(A ...


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The story of Adam and Eve from the Holy texts of Jews/Christians traced to in Rig Veda and Upanishad, where epithets was mentioned about deep spiritual concepts. In Rig Veda I.164.20 and in 3.1.1 of Mundaka Upanishad (page 51), there was a mention about 2 birds perching on a branch of a tree. दवा सुपर्णा सयुजा सखाया समानं वर्क्षं परि षस्वजाते | तयोरन्यः ...


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How can this apparent contradiction be resolved? Not any and every path leads to Brahman or liberation. There are paths that lead to hell, some lead to swarga, and others lead to Brahman. The same Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita later says that people who follow non-Vedic, Asuric paths go to hell. BG 16.23: Those who act under the impulse of desire, ...


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Gita doesn't support Ram Krishna here nor does any scripture but since he was of a purified mind, we would try to investigate the reasons behind his saying. For now, understand that the verse you have quoted - Gîtâ IV.11: In whatsoever way men approach Me, even so, do I reward them; for it is My path, O Partha, that men follow in all things. is not ...


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Normally, a competent Guru is required to understand a subject at deeper levels. It applies to every branch of knowledge, be it SPIRITUALITY, or science or arts or something else. Again, a competent Guru will not share all his knowledge to every passerby. He/She should find a suitable disciple, who is competent enough to receive the knowledge. Sri ...


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Guru and Sishya relationship may not always ends in SPIRITUALITY as explained in this answer. In Kacha and Devayani story Kacha tells Devayani that she is like a sister to him as she was the daughter of his guru. In Mahabharata Arjuna spent one full year in the inner women apartments of King Virata as a dance teacher of Uttara. After his victory over ...


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