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It can be restored through secular scholarship. I don't know if there are are modern rishis who can "see" the original. Here is how RigVeda was restored to a more faithful form by scholarship. https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/lrc/rigveda/index.ph The approach taken by van Nooten and Holland to restore the original form of the poems was exclusively ...


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Below screenshot is of the partial page from Bibek's book. Indeed at any one point in time Ravana cannot be going back and forth between various forms. But there is hardly any inconsistency between verses 8-9 and 17, as Bibek seems to be implying. One can easily imagine that Ravana's 18 other hands were not being put to use at time of verse 17. Also based ...


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I could not find mention of multi-headed and multi-handed Gods in the Rig Veda. Bṛhaddevatā also did not mention about such issues. The 5 faces of Sadasiva were explained here (Taittariya Aranyaka). The Thousand heads (सहस्रशीर्षा) and thousand legs of Purusha, the BRAHMAN ABSOLUTE, were mentioned in RV X.90. The 1000 heads of Purusha or Brahman can be a ...


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Hindu scriptures talk of spiritual truths through stories. One should not take every detail of these stories literally. Do the spiritual truths of Ramayana depend on whether Ravana had 10 heads or one head? Multiheaded Ravana or Multi handed Gods are metaphorical and should not be taken literally. Brahma tells Narada "This brief account of the ...


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Ravana's 10 heads is just metaphor - just like Purusha's "thousand heads" in the Purusha Sukta. Om sahasra shirsha purushaha sahasrakshas sahasrapat" 1000 heads should imply 2000 eyes and 2000 feet - but the Purusha Sukta says "sahasra" for all - meaning that it is only a metaphor for infintude.


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Vedic karma Kanda and Jnana Kanda are both far below spiritual experience. They study the Vedas and discuss. But they do not realize the Ultimate Reality just as a spoon does not know the taste of food. The head carries the flowers, the nose knows the scent. The people study the Vedas. But, very few persons understand the same. Not knowing the ...


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Nyasa was already explained here. The following explanation on Mahanyasa and Laghunyasa can be found here. FIVE FACES OF SHIVA:- Because of his five faces Shiva has the name pañcavaktraḥ। pañcasaṅkhyākāni vaktrāṇi mukhāni nānārūpāṇi yasya sa tathā । (Shivasahasranamam-Padmapuranam). These faces have the following names. īśāna, ...


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The usual, traditional and scriptural answer to the question is "No, you can not" and that is not because of your age but due to the fact that you are not initiated into Vedas yet. Manu Smriti 2.172. (He who has not been initiated) should not pronounce (any) Vedic text excepting (those required for) the performance of funeral rites, since he is on a ...


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What brought me here is a dream early morning where I would go inside an ancient temple which is somewhat dark. Inside is the inner sanctum where I saw a lying statue (of lord Vishnu in classic pose) made of black/gray rock. Around it but mostly around the head and up higher but also on side are several lamp lights. Apparently an aarti is in effect and I ...


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The Vedas are divisible into two parts which are Purva Mimamsa or Karma Mimamsa dealing with rituals for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Gyana Kanda or Uttara Mimamsa/Upanishads for Moksha. Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha together are Purusartha or purpose of society and its beings. Upanishads have called Purva Mimamsa as inferior when compared to Gyana Kanda Vedanta....


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Are Vedas well-preserved or not? They are extremely well preserved. It is not just orthodox Vedic scholars who agree with this but even Western Indologists agree. Michael Witzel, who is the most profound and influential Western Indologist of current and recent times, Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University, and the "king" of the modern iteration ...


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No, they aren't. This becomes evident when you look at the mantras of Sāmaveda which are usually sourced from the Ṛgveda. There are about 75 (yoni) mantras in the Sāmaveda without the original Ṛgvedic source. And some Sāmagāna mantras, that are actually sung, without the corresponding yoni (source) mantras. 1. Introduction ... Sāma Veda Samhita, ...


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There are 60 odd in Manusmriti that prescribe behavior for students starting from 2.175 . Not only do they include behavior and lifestyle, but also to-do and not-to-do list


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The questions are Is there any recorded knowledge for how to incite or use Brahmastra or its likes in Mahabharat or any other scripture, if not, why wasn't that all recorded or known or passed on? Why isn't that available like Vedas and other things? Why does no one have any knowledge regarding those weapons, or transcending in skies with ...


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