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The key ingredient in soul is it's chetna. It is "able" to cause action (karma) be it physical, physiological, psychological, social, etc. So to test whether the virus/ virod / prons have souls we have to observe how are they behaving are they being able to "act". The most visible type of karma for these kinds should be movement, if they ...


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There is a famous shloka in Chandogya Upanishad that states that all is Brahman. Sarvam khalvidam Brahman ... Verily, all this universe is Brahman.... Chandogya Upanishad 3.14.1 So it follows naturally that viruses, prions etc are also Brahman. There is, however, a difference between them and sentient beings. Brahman is Satchidananada. Sat is the principle ...


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As described in an answer, the astrological Varna of a person is determined by checking the Varna of the rashi that the moon is placed in. I’m giving not one, but two examples of the Varna being different from the astrological Varna. These are the two avatars of Narayana viz. Shri Rama and Shri Krishna. We know that Shri Rama and Krishna were Kshatriyas and ...


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The name 'Durga' is a two lettered mantra and performing its japa is highly beneficial. In Maya-Tantra, 5-th Patala Shiva tells its benifits: धन्यं यशस्यामायुष्यं प्रजापुष्टिविवर्द्धनम्‌। सहस्त्रनामाभिस्तुल्यं दुर्गानामवरानने॥3॥ Reciting the Durga nama provides wealth, success and longevity. It gives Santanik-Sukha (offspring), and its equal to one ...


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Yes Khilanis are the section of appendices associated with Bhaskāla shakha of Rigveda. Sri suktam, Ratri suktam, Medha suktam and Shiva sankalpa suktam are the 4 khila suktas of Bhaskāla shakha of Rigveda. These suktas are separated as khilanis because of the reason that they vary in the metres of chandas with respect to early Rigvedic sanskrit and even few ...


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Yes, there are various events in our scriptures. But it doesn't mean that Lord Shiva will test for each and every devotee necessarily. 1) Testing of Upamanyu: One of the popular events is when Lord Shiva took the form of Lord Indra and tested Upamanyu. That form of Lord Shiva is known as Sureshwara. Mahabharata in this chapter describes the event: In this ...


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This is unnecessary complicating of a poetic language used in the gita. If someone says your face is like moon, it doesn't mean you have 16 scars on your face. Most probably IMHO, Krishna was speaking poetically saying I'm all the light that there is. In the light of Sun and in the light of Moon If at all you want to philosophise this, then it can mean that ...


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The *Brihaddharma Purana states नचैवमाचरेत्धर्मं वैदिकं लौकिकं तथा। पुराणपठनं वेदपठनं नापि चाचरेत्॥ शास्त्रार्थकथनं चैव न शूद्रः क्वचिदाचरेत्। विप्रं क्षत्रं विशञ्चापि पाठयेन्न कदाचन॥ वर्णान् व्याकरणदीन् वा श्लोकं श्लोकार्थमेव वा। शूद्रो विद्यां ग्रहीतारं ब्राह्मणं पातयेदधः ब्राह्मणोऽपि पठन् शूद्रादात्मानमेव घातयेत्॥ Transliteration: (A Shûdra) shouldn't ...


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Well, I asked only because if someone else asks me this, I should have an answer. Here is how I justify it - Krishna did not use plural or separate the two lights as different from each other. He did not say "I am the light of the Sun and the light of the moon" OR "I am the lights of the sun and the moon". Singular use of the word light ...


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1. Is Vasistha an (Biological) ancestor of Rama? Short answer - Yes The story is found in the Srimad Bhagavatam, which in short is as under (I’m starting from Sarvakama of the Ikshvaku dynasty instead of giving the list before): Sarvakāma had a son named Sudāsa, whose son, known as Saudāsa, was the husband of Damayantī. Saudāsa is sometimes known as ...


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