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From where can I get english translation of BhaavaArthBodhini or Critical Edition Of RamCharitManas by Swami RamBhadrAcharya?
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You may get hindi version of Bhavarthabodhini (by Swami Rambhadracharya ji maharaj) from https://archive.org/details/JR2008Bhavarthabodhini IMHO, there is no english translation available. So you ...

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Does the shloka 'ahiṃsā paramo dharma' or excerpt appear in Mahabharata?
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The shloka almost similar to this, appears in Ishvara Gita, which is part of Kurma Purana AhinsaayaH paro dharmo naastyhinsaa param sukham | vidhinaa yaa bhaveddhinsaa tvahinsaiv prakirtitaa || ...

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Does neo-Vedanta cater to a Western audience?
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As per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Vedanta#Criticism_of_neo-Hinduism_label In the 20th century the German Indologist used the terms "Neo-Vedanta" and "Neo-Hinduism" polemically, to ...

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Manu Smriti as a source of controversy
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Manusmriti is not canonical scriptural text in shiava, vaishnava and shakt traditions. Only in few smarta and other sects- manusmriti will be considered among religious scriptures. In those sects, ...

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Are there any Gods who are girls?
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Devi Kanya Kumari is goddess Shree Bhagavathy in the form of an adolescent girl child. Devi is also known as Shree Baala Bhadra or Shree Baala. She is popularly known as "sakthi" (Durga or Parvati) "...

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Reason for no female incarnations without accompanying male gods?
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Shakti incarnated as Mata Vaishno devi, Chhinamastika devi without any male companion.

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In which caste was Lord Krishna born into?
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At that time there was no caste (jaati) system. Do not confuse varna system with caste/jaati system. At that time yadava was a clan(kul) though. Centuries later yadava caste/mostly cow owners - ...

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Is there any shloka in scriptures, which says "justice for all"
Accepted answer
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1) Truth alone wins Satyameva jayate 2) Concept of Rtam and Law of karma ref: https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/essays/hinduism-on-justice-and-injustice Hinduism on Justice and Injustice ...

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In brahmachayra what do I do with pent up sexual energy?
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you can not just stop having sexual thoughts, you have to replace the sexual thoughts with something else. First is to have satvik food and stop seeing sexual explicit movies, sexually explicit TV ...

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What is the role of "sect" in Hinduism?
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the defining characteristic is: Hinduism as a whole, has no founder. But Sect of hinduism has a founder. Hinduism as a whole - is amalgamation of lots of organized and non-organized belief systems. ...

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What are the earliest references to Bhakti Yoga?
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Earliest references of bhakti: Chapter 12 of Bhagvad gita is named "Bhakti yoga" . It describes path of completely loving devotion to God in very detailed manner. Bhagvad gita is among ...

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How can one save Sanatana Dharma?
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[A] 'Duty towards - understanding and inculcating dharma in yourself and family, following dharma yourself and family' is also "protecting dharma": (A1) understand dharma( Read saints who ...

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Where is it mentioned about sister of Lord Shiva in religious texts?
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It is just a folk story. No basis in any vedic scripture. These days many webpages and many TV serials perpetuate folk stories and their own penned stories as scriptural stories.

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Sects of Hinduism
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You are mixing the two concepts of ishtadetaa and kula devtaa. he can change his ishtdevtaa(due to "his" own freedom of religious sect), it is his individual choice. but he can not change his ...

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Should śiṣya (disciple) blindly believe whatever the guru says? How should he resolve his cognitive dissonance?
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It is perfectly valid to make a non-human form as guru ref: What/Who is guru? Can it be a concept/idea/teachings or necessarily be a physical person? ref: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/...

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What is the meaning of Life if all is pre-written or controlled by the will of God?
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God gave you brain, and then its God's will is that "All people should have free will and they will bear the fruit of their karma choices made as per their will " (Hence, God's will and your own free ...

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Is it permissible to deny the authority of Manusmriti?
Accepted answer
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Argument 1a) Manusmriti 4.176 says Let him avoid (the acquisition of) wealth and (the gratification of his) desires, if they are opposed to the sacred law, and even lawful acts which may ...

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Is there a scriptural basis for Out-of-India hypothesis?
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In addition to @SwiftPushkar's excellent answer: Argument A1) http://nature.com/articles/srep26555 from "nature" journal established that Harappan civilization is 8000 years old and collapsed due to ...

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Do any sects other than Sri-Vaishnavas worship Viswaksena?
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Vishvaksena or Vishwaksena, also known as Senai Mudalvar (Sena Mudaliar) and Senadhipathi (all literally "army-chief"), is the commander-in-chief of the army of the Hindu god Vishnu and the gate-...

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Whom & how to worship to develop fearless or fierce instincts?
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Choose any one of the following choices : 1) Hanuman (Bajrang bali) text= Hanuman chalisa 2) Bagalamukhi mantra= Bagalamukhi mahamantra Bagalamukhi Devi smashes the devotee's misconceptions and ...

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Does any Hindu scripture say anything to the effect "all men (and women) are created equal in dignity and rights"?
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1. सहृदयं सांमनस्यमविद्वेषं कृणोमि व: । अन्यो: अन्यमसि हर्यत वत्सं जातमिवाघ्न्या॥ अ‍थर्व 3.30.1 तुम्हारे हृदय में सामनस्व हो, मन द्वेष रहित हो, एकीभाव हो. परस्पर स्नेह करो जैसे गौ अपने नवजात बछड़े ...

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What word from Hindu scripture translates to "demi-god"?
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demi-God translates to devta,dev,devi,bhagvan God translates to ishvara,svyamabhu bhagvan, supreme being For example: you say "indra dev","indra bhagvan". But you never say "indra as ishvara" but ...

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The Varna system and capitalism
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(Disclaimer: There is no caste system in Gita and Varna was not birth based originally) Let us first see the shloka: श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुणः परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात्। स्वभावनियतं कर्म कुर्वन्नाप्नो...

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What are the steps for a person to take if he/she wants to convert to Hinduism?
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Steps for conversion https://www.wikihow.com/Convert-to-Hinduism Where you can legally convert to Hinduism? Goto any Arya samaj temple. After conversion, you will be provided legally valid ...

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What are some Hindu organizations open to converts
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Where you can legally convert to Hinduism? Goto any Arya samaj temple. After conversion, you will be provided legally valid certificate. http://aryasamajthane.com/conversion.html http://www....

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Is it true that one can not convert to Hinduism from any other religion or vice versa?
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4000+ persons converted to Hinduism . see https://www.hindujagruti.org/news/2100.html Where you can legally convert to Hinduism? Goto any Arya samaj temple. After https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/...

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Looking to learn about Hinduism?
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1) http://www.hindupedia.com can be a good starter 2) Remember many people think Hinduism is polytheistic, this is totally wrong. Hinduism is pluralistic. There are many strongly monotheistic sects, ...

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Death Time for Grandmother
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1) (rituals for just after death for next few days)= If you are Smarta or non-denominational or Agamic Hindu, then go for Garuda Purana based 13 day death ritual. If you are follower of pure Vedic ...

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Which Hindu sects prohibit idol worship?
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Brahmo samaj (reform movement within Hinduism) prohibits idol worship ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmo_Samaj#Doctrine

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Can a Dalit caste person be a priest?
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Additionally to the above answer, other social movements within Hindu religion have also advocated and practised Dalit preists in past too: RSS: The RSS has advocated the training of Dalits and other ...

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