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. ...
Good question! But I see a slight contradiction in your wording. You ask about "specific appearance", while at the same time asking whether "they really exist as entities".
Existence is difference from appearance. The substance water exists. But it may appear differently in solid, liquid and gaseous forms.
Similarly, the ultimate absolute ...
Do Gods really have a specific (materialistic) appearance?
No. But they can take any appearance based on their will.
I know that brahma vishnu and maheshwar are representations of creation, protection and destruction cycles. but do they really exist as entities?
True, brahma vishnu and maheshwar are representations of creation, preservation and merging ...
This is a well kept secret of Achyuta Nanda tradition of Jyotish which roots back to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu himself, and has been recently been revealed by Pt. Sanjay Rath and his students through various texts.
So my question is, is there some kind of rule that all incarnations of Vishnu have their Janma Rashi and Janma Lagna as the same?
Almost there. The ...
Do Gods really exist as entities with a specific appearance?
Yes they do, because that is how they are described in the Vedas. For example:
Indra has ever close to him his two bay steeds and word-yoked car,
Indra the golden, thunder-armed.
In the Vedas, the gods are described as having a particular body with particular characteristics, and doing various ...
I don't think Initiation is needed for chanting Vishnu Sashranama. I will keep my personal opinion aside here and go strictly by scriptures.
Of course initiation in needed to chant vedic mantras. Since vedas cannot be understood by less intelligent people like us, Puranas and Itihas were written down so that essence of vedas can be taught to people through ...
Well, the Aitareya Brahmana has a beautiful way of expressing what the Yugas really mean. This is a very famous section in the story of Harishcandra.
Aitareya Brahmana 33.3.3:
कलिः शयानो भवति संजिहानस्तु द्वापरः ।
उत्तिष्ठंस्त्रेता भवति कृतं संपद्यते चरंश्चरैवेति ॥
Kali is when one sleeps, Dvapara is when he wakes up, Treta is when he stands up, and Krta is ...
There's a verse in Srimad Bhagavatam that explains this directly.
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. ...
Rama is Consciousness itself. We only think of Him as having four arms and so on as Vishnu is depicted.
Consciousness and Bliss is Rama. That is His form. How do you describe Light? Light is light; that is all.
Who cursed Lord Narayana? He is supposed to be beyond the reach of mind and speech. How can one such receive a curse?
Once upon a time Sri Hari ...
The seer (rishi) is Visvedevas (Viśvedevāḥ) according to this Krishna-yajurveda Taittiriya Samhita published by Svadhyaya Mandal, Pune in 1957.
The screenshot below is from the Kanda 4, Prapathaka 4, Anuvaka 12. The Nila Sukta starts with gṛṇāhi | ghṛtavatī. Viśvedevāḥ is the seer for entire 4.4.12.
Recently i saw an answer posted by an user of this forum (User 808) on Oct 24, 2014. He started his answer like this:
"Please read the Mahabharata carefully. Also, the puranas Srimad bhagavatham, Varaha Purana, Padma purana, Garuda Purana, Matsya Purana etc....In all these puranas there upmteen number of instances where Shiva Worshipped Vishnu or ...