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The passage you quoted in your question is from Shreemad Bhagavata Maha Purana 4.4.17 and it says that "one should by force cut out the blasphemer's tongue and kill the offender". And your enquiry is about "does Vaishnavism ordains one to the cut-the tongue of a blasphemer? " The answer is No. Not only Vaishnavism but none of the sects of ...


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It seems that this is taken from the Garuda Purana: Brahma (Moksa) Khanda: Chapter 1: The wise declare knowledge to be manifold, consisting of various grades — high, low and middling. All that knowledge is found in the Bhagavata Purana. Hence, Bhagavata is the highest of all Puranas. The Visnu Purana comes next then comes Garuda. The three are principal ...


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I. Can one with predominance of Rajas and Tamas worship Lord Vishnu? Yes. Those with Rajasic and Tamasic Guna predominance can become devotees of Vishnu. Where Vishnu is considered the Supreme, though in his Saguna form as Vishnu he is sattvic, yet as the Supreme God he is the Lord of Maya and above these gunas which are in fact a product of Maya. ŚB 6.1. ...


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Namaskar, The mantra does occur in the chaitanyabhAgavata. Chaitnya said it in Adi 14.145-146, and this is obvious when you see the original Bengali text as well: hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare, hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare. ei sloka nama bali laya mahamantra, solanama batrisaaksara ei tantra. This consists of sixteen names of the ...


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Yes, even if you don't chant with devotion, Lord will listen to you because he is all pervading and gives knowledge to you in form of Paramatma residing in your heart. When people properly glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead or simply hear about His power, the Lord personally enters their hearts and cleanses away every trace of misfortune, just as ...


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God might not be equivalent to Brahman (or Vishnu) because it can't be ascertained if the given God being worshipped is the supreme reality or some devata worthy of worship. There is a Buddhist Tantra Kaalchakra which doesn't equate Islamic God to be the ultimate reality or any of traditional devatas. It claims their God to be some inferior being from lower ...


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A commentary on a Bhagavata Purana verse clarifies that Vaishnava Sannyasis are Tridandis. The Vaishnava sannyasi is known as a tridandi-sannyasi. The Mayavadi sannyasi accepts only one danda, not understanding the purpose of tri-danda Scriptures like Daksha Smriti also talk about triple staff holder Sannyasis. Many persons drive their livelihood Under ...


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The difference in tithis(dates) is due to the difference between Vaishnavas and Smarthas. Even this year Janamashtmi is being celebrated on two separate days. Some celebrated it on 11 august while others are celebrating it today i.e 12 august. This difference is further explained in this video(in hindi). Basically, Smarthas consider the tithi from its ...


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Srimad Bhagavata Purana has something to say about this phenomena. Various differences of interpretation arise due to different types of minds. If you accept the Bhagavata Purana's take then one can't say that sectarian interpretations are necessarily anti-sanatana dharma. Of course such sectarian differences should not degenerate into violence. Just as one ...


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Bhagavata and all other Puranas which mention Buddha were Post Buddhist. The Lord once more came to you as Buddha and taught you how to feel, how to sympathise with the poor, the miserable, the sinner, but you heard Him not. Your priests invented the horrible story that the Lord was here for deluding demons with false doctrines! True indeed, but we are the ...


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All serious Vaishnavas consider Buddha an avatar of Vishnu, but the question is which Buddha? First, let us prove that the Buddha was indeed an avatar. Some claim that the Buddha was either an interpolation in the puranas or that the puranas themselves came after the time of the Buddha. Allegedly, this would bring Buddhists into the fold of Hinduism. However,...


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This is based on what Brahmaji said in Rudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana itself which claims to be the greatest of all Puranas. Vishnu is stated as only a demi-god on the same level as Rudra. While Shiva is free from all Gunas. And Vishnu is not only on the same level as Rudra, he is called Tamasic. Also Laxmi is called Tamasic. Vishnu, Rudra and I (Brahma) ...


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The Sanskrit root word here is “Shata” - शठ. In Vaishnavite tradition, one of Nammaazhvar’s titular names is Shata-kopan. Legend is that after He was born, He drove away Shata-vayu in anger. Keshav Srinivasan has discussed Shata Vayu’s significance above. Since He spurned off Shata in anger, thus the title Shata-Kopa. As for “chadaari”, the word is actually “...


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Nither a vedic source, nor a very direct statement. In Nila-Saraswati Tantra 12th Ullahasa 9th Verse: तावत्तन्त्रे भेदबुद्धिस्तावदेव प्रृथक्‌ क्रिया। हरिहरे भेदबुद्धिर्जायते जगदम्बिके-! ॥ Until that* is realized the tantras would be separate, until that the actions (kriya) are separate. Until that 'Hari' and 'Hara' would be different. (*): Knowledge (its ...


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It is certainly correct to say that Vedas do not espouse a hierarchy of the Devas. There is no superior or inferior deity in the Vedas, as seen in RV 1.164.46, which you have mentioned. Similarly, RV 5.59.6: अज्येष्ठा ... अकनिष्ठासः ... अमध्यमासो They have no elder, younger or middling members Also, RV 10.72.4: अदितेर्दक्षो अजायत दक्षाद्वदितिः परि From ...


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No, the murti in Tirumala is that of Lord Vishnu. I quote from the book of Dr. N. Ramesan, who was the Chairman of TTD, see Chapter V of this book. Mother Lakshmi is carved out on the right chest of the mula murthi and is an integral part of the idol. The yajnopavtiam and a set of four necklaces or ornaments can also be seen clearly made out on the idol.The ...


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A Srimperambudur manuscript also admits that the deity was worshiped as Shiva until the time of Rāmānuja and that ‘he established the forms of worship, of offering food, of bathing the deity and other ceremonies which are still going on’. A reference also shows that among the special utsavas performed at the temple, there is one which is called Shivarātri ...


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Rshabhadri or Vrishabhari is Alagar koil near the present day Madurai. Vadiraja swamy has mentioned this place in his Teertha prabhanda. Yama, the God of Death, is said to have worshipped Lord Vishnu here in the form of a bull and hence the name Vrishabhachala or Vrishabhadri.


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The verses are out of context and incomplete. Linga Purana 1.24.141-143 says "All devas and Ganas are identical with Vishnu. There is no goal equal to the goal of attaining Vishnu. Thus sing the Vedas perpetually. Then how did this happen that the Lord of Devas(Vishnu) worshipped you in the Linga and remained ever devoted to you? " Shiva answers as ...


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The essence of the question is why did Brahman get involved in the universe by getting into bodies and physical things. The standard theory in the Upanishads is that Brahman was “bored”. Brahman became the multiplicity of the universe because of desire to play multiple roles and be many individuals interacting with each other, instead of a single, boring ...


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Who is lord Janardana?? why is he called the prime cause of the material universe and param brahma? Janardana means one who gives happiness to people. Janardana is one of the name of supereme God who manifest in the form of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Even though Janardana is associated with Vishnu (Vishnu Sahasranama name 126), it is the name of Supereme God ...


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There's a verse in Srimad Bhagavatam that explains this directly. tadā rajas-tamo-bhāvāḥ kāma-lobhādayaś ca ye ceta etair anāviddhaṁ sthitaṁ sattve prasīdati Translation: As soon as irrevocable loving service is established in the heart, the effects of nature's modes of passion and ignorance, such as lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the heart. ...


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Vivekanand provides a concise reason for why a soul needs a body : to express itself. If soul wants to express its divinity, it should take form of a body "The Hindu religion - complete works" But why should the soul take to itself a body? For the same reason that I take a looking-glass — to see myself. Thus, in the body, the soul is reflected. ...


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Since you're asking strictly for Rig Veda, the answer would be in the negative. The word "Narayana" does not even occur in Rig Veda Samhita. The word "Lakshmi" occurs once: RV 10.71.2: सक्तुमिव तितउना पुनन्तो यत्र धीरा मनसा वाचमक्रत । अत्रा सखायः सख्यानि जानते भद्रैषां लक्ष्मीर्निहिताधि वाचि ॥ Where the wise created Speech with intent ...


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No. Vaishnavaism and Shaivism are not at all anti-Hindu or anti-Vedic. In Hinduism we have two shools of thoughts one is Astika,the other is Nastika. Contrary to popular beliefs Astika doesn't mean atheist. Astika is a term used for those Hindu schools which believe in authority of vedas while nastika include those schools which don't believe in Vedas. All ...


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The scholarly opinion (R. C. Hazra's) is that it was written in the 11th or 12th century A.D. so it cannot be a Mahā-purāṇa. The Devī-Bhāgavata, though a work of the eleventh or twelfth century A.D., claims to be the real Bhāgavata Purāṇa and includes the Vaiṣṇava Bhāgavata among the Upapurāṇas. But it really is an Upapurāṇa adapted carefully by its author ...


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The book is available at the following places: https://archive.org/details/vrindavan_mahimamrita krishnakosh.com


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I think it is in this website [https://www.hinduwebsite.com/sacredscripts/puranas/gp/gp.asp on]


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Firstly, I am pleasantly surprised to see the rare mention of the book Yatindramatadipika (यतीन्द्रमतदीपिका). It is a very good, well-written prose that is easy to understand. Just to give a brief intro about the book itself, it literally means "the light on the system of philosophy of Yatindra i.e. Ramanuja". Dharmabhutajnanam (धर्मभूतज्ञानम्) is ...


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Dhamabhutajnana is not a building block of cit and Isvara but it is an attribute of both. Dharmabhutajnana is the means by which Cit or Jiva experiences the Universe external to itself. It is compared the the light that comes out of a lamp and illuminates the world. It is classified as a substance. However it has no independent existence other than in ...


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