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What is required for a Westerner who agrees with Advaita Vedanta to attain a good rebirth?

Gita gives the minimum needed to avoid a bad rebirth. Lust, anger and greed - this triad leads to the destruction of man's spiritual nature. They form the gateway to hell; they should be abandoned. ...
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Difference between astika and nastika

In his Introduction (under the heading The Six Systems of Philosophy) to his translation of the Brahma Sutras, Swami Vireshwarananda writes (https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras/d/...
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Why and how do Advaitans reconcile that one's true nature is Atman/Brahman alone?

Why can't it be that Subtle body alone is our true nature ? The subtle body can't be our true nature because it perishes after moksha. A Jiva is eternal. Never was there a time when I did not exist, ...
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If absolute consciousness cannot be objectified ,what is the way to realize it? How to know it exists and all 5 sheaths appear to it and not the mind?

In The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Vivekanandaji says (Complete Works, Volume 6, 'Conversations and Dialogues', V. - available here - https://advaitaashrama.org/cw/content.php): Disciple: ...
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Tonsuring head of new born

Tonsuring (Chudakaran) the head of the newborn is one of the ten sanskaras (Dasha Sanskaras) of the Aryas or Hindus. Sanskaras are practised according to the instructions in the Grihyasutras (part of ...
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On what basis does an enlightened person decided what to do and what not to do in advaita vedanta?

The (Prarabdha) Karma which has fashioned this body prior to the dawning of knowledge, is not destroyed by that knowledge without yielding its fruits, like the arrow shot at an object.(Vivekachudamani ...
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How valid is this verse regarding chanting mantras for 108 times?

The ancient scriptures mention 108 energy lines or nadis converging to form the heart or anahata chakra. Chanting or doing meditation with mantras 108 times is believed to help align these energy ...
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Why did Sri Adi Shankaracharya not consider Vaikuntha as eternal loka ? Pls answer according to Vaishnava perspective

Firstly, Not only Adi Shankara but Sri Madhusudana Sraswati too, in the Advaita Siddhi, refuting the claims of the Dvaitin, concludes: [Pariccheda 2, p.745 of the Edition published by MM ...
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As per Upanishads, do people who attain Brahman also acquire its properties like omniscience and omnipotence?

On Omnipotence Realized souls are not omnipotent. According to the Brahmasutras 4.4.17-22, the liberated soul which has attained Brahmaloka has all the lordly powers except the power of creation, ...
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Good karma yields good results. What is role of GOD here?

The role of GOD is to be the judge and the jury of your karma.
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Is experience of Self/Atma not a mystical experience as per Traditional Advaita Vedanta? If so how can it be experienced?

It is an adhyatmik experience. This Atman cannot be attained by the study of the Vedas, or by intelligence, or by hearing of sacred books. It is attained by him alone whom It chooses. To such a one ...
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How to experience consciousness in every experience?

There is a shloka in the Bhagavad Gita that says that there is consciousness in every object. To one of the above descriptions, the ladle with which the offering is made and the oblations are Brahman;...
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Who is the Sakshi/Witness-Consciousness that watches the mind? How to realize it or be situated in it?

It is not possible to defend the concept of the Atman or the Self or prove it purely intellectually. Let me post Sri Sankaracharya's defense of the Self in Brahma Sutra. And (the ego-consciousness ...
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What is required for a Westerner who agrees with Advaita Vedanta to attain a good rebirth?

Please read, contemplate and abide as per the teachings of nondualism in these books - Tatva bodha (Chinmaya mission) or internet achive Atma Bodha (same) Aparkoshanubhuti (same) -Drg Drishya Vivek (...
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Regarding showing that universe is in the consciousness in Shankar's Aparokshanubhuti

The universe is in Consciousness as without that Consciousness, you cannot experience anything and all experiences lie within your awareness(witness-consciousness). Hence there cannot be a world ...
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What exactly is Sat & Asat?

Krishna says to Arjun the Supreme Brahman is called neither being nor non-being in 13.13. He does not say it is being and non-being in 13.12 as someone mentioned, that is the wrong line and also the ...
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Did Adi Shankara say that women and low castes cannot attain moksha?

You yourself Decide. Brahm-Sutra is the most confusing/tough tough-to-understand work of Shankaracharya (pretty obvious). It's prescribed to be read under the guidance of a Guru
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What is the Advaita argument for why causes can't have real existence?

I think what Shri Harsha is trying to describe here is If cause =things ,then cause will also be just another thing ! Then which would go against the Upanishad conclusions on bramhan , therefore cause ...
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How did the Advaita Acharya Gaudapada meet Vyasa's son Shuka?

The notion of Sukadeva being the guru of Gauṛapāda was popularized by the late 14th century mahanta of Sṛṅgerī maṭha Śrī Vidyāraṇya in his biography of Ādi Śaṅkara. However, the author of the ...
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