We have to remember that proper education, whichever branch the student may drift into, should have a strong moral foundation. brahmacharya - maintaining celibacy (one of the meanings) was made sine qua non, in this country, for getting education.
A glorification of the Brahmachgri or religious student was mentioned in Atharva Veda.
By Fervour and ...
This question was dealt as early by the scholars of the Veda as early as 1889.
Also, Yaska the author of Nirukta also alludes to this issue in that codification took place when the power of oral reproduction began to decline (see Nirukata 1.20).
The scholars of the Vedas agree that in all probability the codification took place before 600 BC.
For an ...
The question is
Are there any Hindu scriptures earlier(historically) to Mahabharata
contains either implicitly or explicitly the fact head has the
capability of thinking.
I don't know why this passage was inferred this way - the son of Pandu, filled with rage, struck off that head which was the root of the evil policy of the Kurus,.
It should have ...
This is not a proper answer, but it was large enough that I could not put it in comments. Not sure if there were any written facts about it, but given that people of those times had immense knowledge about things, they must have been aware of this simple fact.
This can actually be inferred quite easily, if you cut off hands or legs, the victim can survive, ...
No, it isn't because it's a late invention in Hinduism based on the Satya Pir Cult of 16th century Bengal.
"Satya Pir" over time became "Satya Nārāyaṇa" and came to be associated with Viṣṇu. So, any references to the Satya Nārāyaṇa pūjā in the Purāṇas are most likely late additions.
From The Islamic Syncretistic Tradition in Bengal by Asim Roy:
As per Matsya Purana Chapter 155-156, Adi was son of Asura Andhaka and to take revenge of his father, He went to Shiva's place knowing Parvati resolution of doing penance to become fare, he thought of killing Shiva, he passed Virbhadra(Who was guarding so that no one can enter Shiva's place) first being in the form of snake so that he won't be recognized by ...
To the first question of whether Lord Satyanarayana is an 'avataar' of Lord Vishnu, the answer is no. To the second question of whether the same is mentioned in the puranas, the answer is also no, he is not mentioned in any of the scriptures. This vrataam has started around 100 or 200 years ago. The chapter that gets mentioned in the story is not there in '...
Yes, it is mentioned.
1)Why tides occurse?
Vishnu puran 2:4:89
“अन्यूनानतिरीक्ताश्च वर्धन्यापो हसंती च उदयास्तमनेष्विन्दो: पक्षयो: शुक्लकृष्णयो:”
It holds Moon responsible for water’s ‘up & down (tide)’.
According to modern science, moon attracts water through it's gravity it means Hindus knew about gravity.
2)Why objects fall?
Caraṇavyūha (चरणव्यूह), a work of Shaunaka mentions the association of Upavedas with Vedas in AtharvaVeda Khanda. As I've informed in this question I have not found its English or Hindi transnational yet and hence quoting original Sanskrit verse from Sanskrit book available on Internet Archive:
Transforming into IAST:
Were the Hindu scriptures really tampered with by the British?
Yes. During colonial rule britishers tried to destroy the culture and religion of India. They appointed many peoples for this work in which the most famous was Friedrich Max Müller. I will provide proofs from his letters.
Max Müller was a British agent, especially employed (in 1847) to write ...
The pre-Classical form of Sanskrit is known as Vedic Sanskrit. The earliest attested Sanskrit text is the Rigveda, a Hindu scripture, from the mid-to-late second millennium BCE. No written records from such an early period survive if they ever existed. However, scholars are confident that the oral transmission of the texts is reliable: they were ceremonial ...
The primary purpose of the Veda is the sacrifice. These sacrifices are executed according to a predetermined time. Therefore, Vedāṅga Jyotish of Lagahda exists and it provides information to determine the time for performance of the Vedic sacrifices. It categorically says that Vedas are for sacrifice (2.3).
vedā hi yajnñārthamabhipravṛttāḥ kālānupūrvā ...
In a Rig Veda, the word asura can be found over 100 times, in which most of the times it conveys positive sense while disparaging reference occurs only a very few.
It is generally associated with different Vedic gods:
with Agni RV 2.1.6, RV 3.3.4;
त्वमग्ने रुद्रो असुरो महो दिवस्त्वं शर्धो मारुतं पृक्ष ईशिषे ।
त्वं वातैररुणैर्यासि शंगयस्त्वं पूषा वि...
Brahma Sutras 2.3.9 (Swami Vieswarananda translator - https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras/d/doc64257.html):
Adhikarana summary: Brahman is not created
Brahma-Sutra 2.3.9: Sanskrit text and English translation.
असंभवस्तु सतः, अनुपपत्तेः ॥ ९ ॥
asaṃbhavastu sataḥ, anupapatteḥ || 9 ||
asaṃbhavaḥ—There can be no origin; tu—...
No one has created Brahman. There is no beginning or end of Brahman. Only Jagat (universe) is what apparently created and destroyed.
Following is the the text from Chhandogya Upanishad constitutes the knowledge Aruna gave to his son Shwetaketu when he returned home after learning of 12 years:
VI-ii-1: 'In the beginning, dear boy, this was Being alone, ...
Similar question was also asked by Gargi to Yagyavalkya, the scholar of vedas who defeated other Brahmin scholars in the courtyard of Janaka. This is what he answered
3.6.1 Then Gārgī, the daughter of Vacaknu, asked him. ‘Yājñavalkya,’ she
‘if all this is pervaded by water, by what is water pervaded?’ ‘By
air, O ...
Yes, Shree Krishna talked about Shree Rama in Srimad Bhagavad Gita 10.31. While giving a discourse to Arjuna. Krishna reveals his divine being in greater detail, as the ultimate cause of all material and spiritual existence, one who transcends all opposites and who is beyond any duality. Krishna says he is the atman in all beings.
पवनः पवतामस्मि रामः ...
Both the correct words and the mantra is mentioned in following sources.
National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage (NIIMH) - ebook
Indian National Science Academy Journal
It is called Dhanvantari Nighantu, that's all I could find in my own search for the correct mantra, which also led me to this question.
Edit: As I searched further about Moola ...
I was reading Swami Paramarthananda's Introduction to Vedanta earlier and it referenced varna, kamma, and guna determinations and the ranking or gradation between them for priority.