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Can a woman get moksha ? Or is getting moksha reserved only for men ? I don't think any sacred scripture says that Moksha is reserved for men only. Moksha means liberation of soul from cycle of birth and attaining the supereme one. The soul has no gender. It is possible that a person who is man in this life was a women in one of his previous life but still ...


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Yes, a woman can also attain moksha. Renunciation is mentioned in the Taittiriya and other Upanishads: 'Some have attained immortality, not by acts, nor by offspring, nor by wealth, but by renunciation alone' (Kaivalya Upanishad., 3). Females also are entitled to this kind of renunciation. The Caturdharike of the Mokshadharma, by using the word bhikshuki (...


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Nowhere in the Veda you find that Varna is based on birth. Here's what निरालम्ब उपनिषत् (number 34 of the Muktika canon) says- जातिरिति च । न चर्मणो न रक्तस्य न मांसस्य न चास्थिनः । न जातिरात्मनो जातिर्व्यवहारप्रकल्पिता ॥ १० ॥ - निरालम्ब उपनिषद् जाति (शरीर के) चर्म, रक्त, मांस, अस्थियों और आत्मा की नहीं होती। उसकी (मानव, पशु-पक्षी या ब्राह्मण, क्षत्रिय आदि ...


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Check the meaning of vipratipanna on a dictionary, like here: https://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/simple/mw/vipratipanna. "Flowery" is not the best word there, I think. The Veda is huge and some parts of it contradict each other, so it can be perplexing and uncertain. On the contrary, the verse says one should be niścala, https://www.sanskrit-...


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Yes, the universe is only one fourth manifestation of the Supreme Brahman.: According to Ekakshara Upanishad.: “ekaakshara.n tvakshare.atraasti some sushhumnaayaa.n cheha dR^iDhii sa ekaH | tva.n vishvabhuurbhuutapatiH puraaNaH parjanya eko bhuvanasya goptaa |” (Ekakshara Upanishad 1) “praaNaH prasuutirbhuvanasya yonirvyaapta.n tvayaa ekapadena vishvam.h | ...


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There is a verse that says that the universe is only one fourth of Brahman. Such is the greatness of this (Brahman called Gayatri). This Person is even greater than this. All this world is a quarter of Him, the other three quarters of His (constitute) immortality in heaven. Chandogya Upanishad 3.12.6 There is no division in Brahman; but to make it clear ...


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Usually while doing chanting of mantras/stotras one has to face either East or North. One must not face the other two directions. Quoting from the book "JAPA YOGA -- A COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON MANTRA-SASTRA by Sri Swami Sivananda" The glory of the Name of God cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can certainly be experienced ...


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Varna is a measure of a man's moral standing. It is possible to go up in the Varna scale. Sage Pulastya said,"..by vows, by investiture of the sacred, by fasts, by rites, and by Mantras, one becometh a Brahmana." (Mahabharata, Aranya Parva LXXXIII) One has to transcend the Varnas, i.e. the Gunas, if one wants to attain moksha. The embodied ...


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In Sanatana Dharma calibacy is said to be the one of the highest dharma. Let us see some verses to prove the same.: Bhishma who had no other parallel on earth except Krishna in knowledge who could stand before him, such a great seer sang the glory of Brahmacharya to Yudhishthira in response to his query as follows. "svakarmaniratānāṃ ca śūrāṇāṃ cāpi ...


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