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I am answering this question acording to the Garuda Purana Jiva loses the memory of its previous births at the moment he comes out of the mother's womb. It has been mentioned multiple times in the Garuda Purana. The following is the statement made by the lord Vishnu in conversation with Garuda stating that the human forgets the knowledge of previous births ...


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It is not necessary that the we will have to wait till the next life. But it takes time. And, mostly, the time taken is greater than one lifetime. This can be understood if we visualize our Karmas in the form of tree that bears fruits. Lord Shiva says the following: DAridrya-dukkha-rogAshcha vandhana-vyAsanAni cha | AtmAparAdha-vrikshasya phalAn-yetAni ...


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There are countless examples in the sacred Itihasas and Puranas. But there are also a number of examples in Vedas themselves. Purusha Sukta itself is talking about the creation of 4 Varnas obviously not humans because we came with Manu and the Saptrishis. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a ...


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First of all, Krishna Yajurveda is mixed with the Brahmana portion. Purusha Sukta is talking about the creation of 4 Varnas obviously not humans because we came with Manu and the Saptrishis. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a prayer to make all humans Aryas. So when Krishna Yajurveda is ...


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To know how a deity looks like we need to look into that deity's Dhyana Shloka (also called Dhyana Mantra sometimes). For Lord BrahmA, since his worship is prohibited, it's difficult to find a Dhyana Mantra. But I know about a DhyAna Shloka, that is quoted in the book Anhika Kritya (by Shyamacharana Kaviratna Varidhi); first BhAga; first Khanda; section-...


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YES it is possible to learn the Vedas without a Guru, if you let Lord Shiva being your Guru, with the right Devotion. As stated in Shiva Gita 6:20 गुह्योऽहं सर्व वेदेषु आरण्योऽहमजोऽप्यहम्। पुष्करं च पवित्रं च मध्यं चाहमतः परम् । बहिश्चाहं तथा चान्तः पुरस्तादहमव्ययः।। २०।। “I am the hidden secret in all the Vedas;I am the forest and the unborn.I am the ...


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No, it is not possible to understand the Vedas without an Acharya. Vedas are a very dense subject for students and sadhaks alike. There is bound be mis-interpretations without proper instruction. There are rules regarding recitation, proper pronunciation, swaras etc. So, learning under a Vedic Acharya is a must. Yes, learning sanskrit is necessary.


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Yes indeed. But of course it requires extreme sādhanā and tapas. So much that such people have even revealed new branches of Veda. The most famous story is that of rishi Yājñavalkya, who was cursed by his guru Vaiśampāyana to return all the Vedic learning. After that, he meditated on the Sun and revealed an entire new branch of Vedas, the vājasaneyī saṃhitā, ...


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The ideas and the linguistic style of the Purusha Suktam (RV 10.90) are consistent with those of other hymns (such as, for example, Hiranyagarbha Suktam (RV 10.121) and Vishvakarma Suktam (RV 10.81-82)) found in the tenth book of Rig Veda. For example, compare the "सहस्रशीर्षा पुरुषः सहस्राक्षः सहस्रपात्" - "The Purusha has a thousand heads, a thousand ...


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Beating generally doesn't means to beat physically or harshly. These type of verses are present not only for women but in many cases. This is only for the purification of soul and we should not beat harshly as written in Shiva Purana. 48-49. After sprinkling and striking lightly the disciple and remembering the Ātman of the disciple in his own, the ...


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varNa is the philosophical category according to the mode of operation (karma). A detailed analysis of the concept of varNa in Veda & Upanishad is discussed here: https://goldenreed-hiranyayavetasa.blogspot.com/2020/05/first-let-us-look-at-following-passages.html These categories exist all over the world. Until the advent of the industrial age and ...


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It is very similar to the Siva Mahimnah-stotra verse 7 (As quoted by Swami Vivekananda, appears in both vol 1 and 3 - https://advaitaashrama.org/cw/): As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, ...


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It's a new theory proposed by modern scholars of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa based on textual criticism. As noted by Robert and Sally Goldman in their translation of Uttarakāṇḍa, the same traditional commentators who wrote commentaries on the previous kāṇḍas have also commented on Uttarakāṇḍa. So, it's unlikely they were aware of problems with the Rāmāyaṇa text passed ...


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Yes, Uttara Kanda of Ramayana is an interpolation. Srimad Ramayana was written much earlier to Mahabharata. In the 272-289 Sections of Vana Parva of Mahabharata, the story of Sri Rama was narrated to Yuddhistara by Sage Markandeya. Though the story contains minor variations compared to the story told in the Srimad Ramayana, those episodes describe the story ...


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Yes, besides Uttar Kanda sargas 73-76 of Valmiki Ramayana, Puranas also mention this incident of Killing of a shudra ascetic called Shambuka by Shree Rama. For instance in Padma Purana- Shristi Kanda- Section 1 - Chapter 35 - The Killing of Sudra Ascetic we find mention of this story. Brief of the story - : After killing of Ravana, once when Shree ...


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Three letters written by Sri Vaishnava acharyas opposing ISKCON's decision to appoint female diksha gurus illustrate why Hindu women, in general, cannot become chief priests, acharyas or shankaracharyas. The central issue revolves around whether there is scriptural sanction or established tradition that allows women to initiate others. Muralidhara Bhattar, ...


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