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Oral sex, also known as "Auparishtaka" is described in many Hindu scriptures. The Srimad Bhagavatam 5.26.26 strongly condemns oral sex: यस्त्विह वै सवर्णां भार्यां द्विजो रेत: पाययति काममोहितस्तं पापकृतममुत्र रेत:कुल्यायां पातयित्वा रेत: सम्पाययन्ति ॥ २६ ॥ yas tv iha vai savarṇāṁ bhāryāṁ dvijo retaḥ pāyayati kāma-mohitas taṁ pāpa-kṛtam amutra ...


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No. In the mythology of the Puranas and the epics, the picture of sins (pāpa ) and virtue (pūnya) that emerges is mostly based on the superstitions and is not comprehensive to present a unequivocal, logical, argumentative answer to your question. However, Vedas presents an answer that appeals to logic and legal philosophies. Before dealing with the ...


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These are not sins. They are tāpas. Literal meaning is heat. We can say they are type of pains experienced by us due to different reasons. They are three in number and are called tāpatraya meaning trio of tāpa. The Hindi translation linked in the question also uses this terminology. It's a mistake made in translating Hindi to English.hey are: ādhyātmika (...


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As per laws of Manu, V, l66. WOMEN. 197: But a woman who from a desire to have offspring violates her duty towards her (deceased) husband, brings on herself disgrace in this world, and loses her place with her husband (in heaven). Offspring begotten by another man is here not (considered lawful), nor (does offspring begotten) on ...


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Image worship is based on the principle of love. Master (to the teacher): “What is wrong with image worship? The Vedanta says that Brahman manifests Itself where there is ‘Existence, Light, and Love’. Therefore nothing exists but Brahman.” The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, With the Devotees at Dakshineswar (II) The manifestation is withdrawn when the ...


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I am reproducing the question part: Dasharatha killed a brahmin (unintentionally) and didn't leave his kingdom for forest. Pandu killed brahmin and left kingdom. Rama killed Ravana, a brahmin, and didn't do anything as parihara. What are the parihara for sins of brahmin killing? Let me answer point-wise: Dasaratha never killed any ...


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It is a myth that anyone can indeed subtract sin from virtue or doing a certain activity would rid one of one's sins or give moksha! The Law of Karma is very complex as well as subtle. According to Ramayana, the fruits of Dharma as well as Adharma have to be borne by the individual concerned separately. न तु धर्मोपसंहारमधर्मफलसंहितम्।।5.51.28।। ...


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In his bhasya on Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Ch 4.3.15, Sri Shankara has dealt with the issue in some detail. He concludes one para by saying, "nobody considers himself a sinner on account of sins committed in dreams, nor do people who have heard of them condemn or shun him". This comment of the great master clearly sums up the issue. Other highly convincing ...


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The question is: Being a guru, Brihaspati had sex with his younger brother's wife and yet why did the devas let him be their guru? Puranas came into existence, post Mahabharata period. The main content of each purana will revolve around the main deity. For example: Shiva Purana: Shiva Bhagavata Purana : Vishnu Devi Bhagavatam : Devi Apart ...


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Women menstruated before they partook Indra's sin. Women were never "cursed" with menstruation according to Samhitas and Brahmana, which are the only authentic portion of the Vedas. Even in the most quoted verses from the Taittirya Samhita, the women were not cursed. The plain meaning of the text-only leads to the fact that the women accepted the sins of ...


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In Rig Veda elimination of Vritra by Indra was mentioned . According to the Rig Veda, Vritra kept the waters of the world captive until he was killed by Indra. Tvashtra fashioned the thunderbolt (Vajrayudha) for Indra. Thereafter, he defeated Danu, the mother of Vritra. Indra killing Viśvarūpa or Triśiras - created by Tvaṣṭā to dethrone Indra, a part ...


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The Vishnu Smriti condemns bestial acts: Causing (bodily) pain to a Brāhmaṇa; smelling at things which ought not to be smelt (such as excrements), or at spirituous liquor; dishonest dealing; sexual connection with cattle, and (sexual connection) with a man (or non-vaginal intercourse with a woman): such are the crimes resulting in loss of caste. He who ...


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For this purpose we don't have Mantras but we do have Stotras. From this page you can learn for example the Shiva Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram, which is asking for forgiveness from Lord Shiva for the faults the devotee might have committed. Aadau karmaprasangaat, kalayati kalushham, maatrikukshau-sthitam maam, Vin-muutraa-medhya-madhye, kathayati ...


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Whenever any smiriti talks about no sacrifice for women, they means that they can't sacrifice alone. Even husband can't perform sacrifice without her wife. Atharvaved 12:3:1"O men! sit on your place for sacrifice and take your wife with you. The couple who performed this ritual before and your reward will be same."[Shri Ram Sharma] So Vedas say ...


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This text has a summary of the same story and conveys the meaning better: This Purana relates that a king, Manobhadra, having grown old and weak, resolved upon dividing his kingdom between his two sons. He therefore convoked a council of his ministers, when, of a sudden, a vulture and his mate flew into the hall, to the surprise of the whole assembly. ...


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You have to read it in connection with immediately preceding statement: No sacrifice, no penance, and no fasting is allowed to women apart from their husbands... And then comes your statement: A woman who keeps a fast or performs a penance in the lifetime of her lord... It means that fasting without permission of husband, or holding a ...


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The point that is being missed here is that the theory of karma is not based on pratyakSha pramANa (direct observation), but anumAna pramANa (inference). Nobody has witnessed the previous life of the house-owner to certify that he committed some sin, because of which he is suffering this loss in his present life. It is only from inferring that because he ...


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The questions are: Why does one become favored by the gods? What qualities make Rama heroic, aside from his status as an avatar of Vishnu? Was there a reason he was selected to be Vishnu's avatar? Are there qualities that are viewed as traditionally "heroic?" In the west, and Christianity, there's heavy emphasis placed on things like charity and ...


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Mahabharata gives a list of methods to get rid of the effect of sin. Yudhisthira says,’…a perpetrated sin is expiated by auspicious acts, by publishing it wildly, by repentance, by alms-giving, by penances, by trips to tirthas after renunciation of everything, by constant meditation on the scriptures. Of all these, he that has practiced ...


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According to Mahābhārata, only the man is to be blamed if a woman commits adultery, so any kind of punishment on earth or hell does not apply to the woman: If men, after accepting the hands of wives in marriage and pledging themselves to earn religious merit without being dissociated from them, seek congress with other people's wives, they then cease to ...


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Sin (Sanskrit: पाप pāpa "vice") describes actions that create negative karma by violating moral and ethical codes, which automatically brings negative consequences. Sri Krishna says in Gita about 3 major emotions, which result in sin. ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते। सङ्गात् संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते।।2.62।। In the case of a ...


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No, God does not punish entire countries for their sins. The theory of karma only applies to individuals. God remains detached from the universe. It is primordial nature that runs the universe. Please check Gita verses given below. Gita's teaching overrides anything in other scriptures since Gita is the king of smritis. Resorting to Prakrti, Nature, ...


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Vedacharya David Frawley explains the above issue in his book Gods, Sages and Kings: Vedic Secrets of Ancient Civilization, as follows: The symbolism of ships is as pervasive in the Vedas as that of the sea, which it tends to reinforce. The saving action of Agni, the sacred fire, is frequently compared to a ship that carries us across the river or ...


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