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Few Basics: In the Rig Vedā, the word "Śiva" occurs more than 30 times, and all these are not personified names (swarūpa), they are various aspects of auspiciousness and pleasantness. For example, the hymn "Be Śiva with me" meaning be gentle with me. The first homage to Rudra calls Him pleasant or peaceful, then all the synonymous titles ...


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Here is how Vedas count Rudras: The diversity in counting Rudras is taken into consideration during the Yajñá in the discussion. For example, Kṛṣṇa Yajur Vedā Taittirīya Saṃhitā 1.4.11 states “three and thirty in troops”; at the same time it says “eleven are seated on waters”. When Vedic meter is considered, Rudras are associated with Triṣṭubh which has 11 ...


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We all know famous 108 upanishads(mukhya upanishads) , but many are not well known (some consider them to be new upanishad). Chakshumati Vidya comes from chakshushopanishat or its another name is netropanishat. https://archive.org/details/Aprakashita.Upanishad/page/n33/mode/2up. Here you will find this upanishad where whole mantra has been given, the author ...


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This is one of the minor Upanishads namely चाक्षुषोपनिषद् cākṣuṣopaniṣad. The knowledge gained from this Upanishad is capable of completely destroying the diseases of the eyes. This makes the eyes sparkle. Ahirbudhnya is the seer of the mantras of this visual knowledge. Chhand is Gayatri and the deity Surya (Savita) is the Lord. It is used for the prevention ...


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https://archive.org/details/the-secret-of-the-veda-sri-aurobindo/mode/2up This may help . This book is written by Sri Aurobindo and titled "The Secret of the Veda" . However if you want translation of samhitas , I must warn majority of verses have deep meanings and are not to be understood literally . https://archive.org/search.php?query=dr+tulsi+...


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Vedas talk of other paths than Karma Yoga. I give below two examples. Verily, all this universe is Brahman. From Him do all things originate, into Him do they dissolve and by Him are they sustained. On Him should one meditate in tranquility. For as is one's faith, such indeed one is; and as is one's faith in this world, such one becomes on departing hence. ...


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The question is who is God and why should you ask him any favors. Is this Krishna or Jesus or any one of the thousands of gods we know of? If you are Hindu and one day decide to ask Jesus for help, does it mean he won't because you are Hindu? Who is this unknown, unseen personality that we send our prayers to and expect him or her to answer. And if you feel ...


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Only those who practice spiritual disciplines are guaranteed complete protection. Whoever, being devoted to me solely, engage themselves always in contemplation and worship of Me - to such ever steadfast devotees I ensure the procurement of all their wants (salvation) and the preservation of their assets. Gita 9.22 Others have to live according to their ...


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There is a punishment. TL;DR -- Criticizing the Vedas is an act of a Pisaca, a mortal sin, and causes loss of caste. Dharmasutra/Dharmashastra Evidence: atha patanīyāni || 7 || 7. Now [follows the enumeration of] the actions which cause loss of caste [Pataniya]. steyam ābhiśastyaṃ puruṣa vadho brahma ujjhaṃ garbha śātanam mātuḥ pitur iti yoni saṃbandhe ...


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Iswara (loosely translated as God, Lord, Deity) is another word for Saguna Brahman. There are many, many instances of the description of Saguna Brahman in the vedas (Upanishads). But to address what I think is you specific question, the Svetasvatara Upanishad 4.10 uses the word Maheisvarah (Mahe - great or supreme, Isvarah - Lord) specifically. The verse ...


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1. Is the concept of one Ishwara present in Vedas? The term Isvara may not be there in the Rig Veda. The concept of monotheism, one Supreme, is in the Rig Veda. They call him Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni, and he is heavenly nobly-winged Garutman. To what is One, sages give many a title, they call it Agni, Yama, Matarisvan. Rig Veda 1.164.46 To you I come ...


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Nārāyaṇa-kavaca is prescribed for fear. It is found in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.8 , where instructions are given. Verse 5 says it is to be used "bhaya āgate", "in face of danger". It has the effect of "sādhvasāt sa vimucyate", "rid of fear" (verse 36) to those who meet its user. It frees the user from dangers (37), and the ...


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According to Skanda Purana V.ii.68.24-33 , one who speaks wrong about vedas and gods becomes pishacha. Those who commit breach of trust, those who have sex with other men’s wives and those who speak ill of the Vedas, attain the state of Piśāca. Men who always decry the Purāṇas and Dharmaśāstras and who calumniate others become Piśācas. Other scriptures ...


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No, it is not allowed. Some verses to support existing answers here: avihitā brāhmaṇasya vaṇijyā || 10 || 10. Trade is not lawful for a Brāhmaṇa. āpadi vyavahareta paṇyānām apaṇyāni vyudasyan || 11 || 11. In times of distress he may trade in lawful merchandise, avoiding the following [kinds], that are forbidden:— manuṣyān rasān rāgān gandhān annaṃ carma ...


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Sanskrit words have a lot of meanings. For example asura means both good and bad. The etymology of agni is given in Nirukta 7:14. He indeed takes the letter a from root I (to go), the letter g from akj (to shine), or dah (to burn) with the root no as the last member.


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