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How many upanishads were there traditionally?
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Kurma Purana, Purva Bhaga 52.19,20 eka-vimsati-bhedena rg-vedam kravān purā sākhânāṁ tu satenaiva yajur-vedam athākarot. 19 sama-vedam sahasrena śākhānāṁ prabibheda saḥ atharvánam atho vedam vibheda ...

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Shlokas about "time, pradhana, maya are eternal" from the third person's view
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In the Avatarnika tika to the Govinda Bhashya(Brahma Sutra Bhashya) of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan, a Bhalvaveya Shruti is quoted regarding this context :-- भाल्ववेयश्रुति:– 'अथ ह वाव नित्यानि पुरुषः ...

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Is this activities count in lust/sin or not ? I mean he/she will get paap or not?
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athedānīṁ pratiṣiddha-lakṣaṇasyādharmasya tathaiva kartuḥ śraddhāyā vaisādṛśyāt karma-phalaṁ visadṛśaṁ bhavati Just as by executing various pious activities one achieves different positions in ...

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evidence slokas for 3 divisions of the universe
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Hare Krishna Vishnu Purana 3.7.1, 2, 3 श्री मैत्रेय उवाच यथावतकथितं सर्वं यत्पृष्टो असि मया गुरो | श्रोतुमिच्छाम्यहमं त्वेकं तद्भवान्प्रब्रवीतु मे ||1 सप्त द्वीपानि पातालविधयस्च महामुने | सप्तलोका...

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Did Bhagavaan Krshn engage in sexual intercourse with gopinis?
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A better translation of the aforesaid Brahma Vaivarta Purana verses. ददर्श रुक्णिी देवीमतीव नवयौवनाम्। रत्नपर्यङ्कमारुह्य शयानां सस्मितां मुदा।।४॥ अप्रौढां च नवोढां तां नवसंगमलज्जिताम्। अमूल्यरत्ननि...

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Bhagavad Gita and views on other religions?
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Apart from Abrahamic religions, If I take the liberty to quote Bhagavad Gita and its commentary by Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan called 𝑮𝒊𝒕𝒂 𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒏 , regarding its views on other Indian ...

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Are there any comments in the mahabarata or the upanishades on whether Krishna fulfilled the prophecy that he would restore dharma?
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Srimad Bhagavatam --3.2.15 sva-śānta-rūpeṣv itaraiḥ sva-rūpair abhyardyamāneṣv anukampitātmā parāvareśo mahad-amśa-yukto hy ajo 'pi jāto bhagavān yathāgniḥ 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐦...

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Significance of Hanuman in Mahabharata?
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Mahabharata Vana parva Chapter 141,verse 16 to 19 चमूं विगाह्य शत्रूणां शरशक्तिसमाकुलाम् । यदा सिंहरवं वीर करिष्यसि महाबल ॥१६॥ तदाहं बृंहयिष्यामि स्वरवेण रवं तव । विजयस्य ध्वजस्थश्च नादान मोक्ष्यामि दा...

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In Advaita Vedanta, after realizing one's true nature, does one develop dissociated identity/apathy to their body?
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Srimad Bhagavatam 11.13.36 dehaṁ ca naśvaram avasthitam utthitaṁ vā siddho na paśyati yato 'dhyagamat svarūpam daivād apetam atha daiva-vaśād upetaṁ vāso yathā parikṛtaṁ madirā-madāndhaḥ "𝐉𝐮𝐬...

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If the nature of consciousness is permanent how can there be sleep and conflicting emotions?
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Srimad Bhagavatam 11.13.34 īkṣeta vibhramam idaṁ manaso vilāsaṁ dṛṣṭaṁ vinaṣṭam ati-lolam alāta-cakram vijñānam ekam urudheva vibhāti māyā svapnas tridhā guṇa-visarga-kṛto vikalpaḥ "One should ...

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Why aren't other religions detailed in Puranas and other scriptures?
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Abrahamic scriptures may not be mentioned explicitly, but the opinion of Vyasa on other scriptures can be inferred, (All quotes are from Kurma Purana) Kurma Purana 1.2.54 सर्व लोक विरुद्धं च धर्मं अपि ...

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Are fire cracks really a part of diwali celebration?
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Yes, there is mention of firecrackers to celebrate the return of Bhagavan Rama, they were lit by fire and they would light up the skies. Anand Ramayana, Sarga 3. 306,307 https://archive.org/details/...

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Is there a name for a wrist mālā?
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Shiva Purana, 1.25. 29 (The greatness of Rudrākṣa) śatamekottaraṃ kaṃṭhe bāhvorvai rudra saṃkhyayā | kūrparadvārayostatra ᴍᴀɴ̣ɪʙᴀᴍ̣ᴅʜᴇ tathā punaḥ || 29 || "Hundred and one Rudrākṣas shall be ...

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Did Krishna summon Brahmas from countless other universes to teach our Brahma a lesson about ego?
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There is a similar instance told in 𝐒𝐫𝐢 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐚 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚,𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐲𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐥𝐚, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟏.𝟓𝟗 onwards eka-dina dvārakāte kṛṣṇa dekhibāre brahmā āilā, — dvāra-...

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Can a non-Indian person trust Sanatan Dharma, follow it and so become Hindu?
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𝐒𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐝 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐦 𝟐.𝟒.𝟏𝟖 kirāta-hūṇāndhra-pulinda-pulkaśā ābhīra-śumbhā yavanāḥ khasādayaḥ ye 'nye ca pāpā yad-apāśrayāśrayāḥ śudhyanti tasmai prabhaviṣṇave namaḥ SYNONYMS kirāta—a ...

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Wearing masks inside temple
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अज्ञो वदति विष्णाय सुज्ञो वदति विष्णवे | द्वयोः सदृशं पुण्यं भावग्राहि जनार्दनः || Or murkho vadati visnaya dhiro vadati visnave | ubhayos tu samam punyam 𝙗𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙖-𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙝𝙞 𝙟𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙝|| ...

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Does kanyadana mean donating or gifting a bride?
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𝐒𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐚, 𝐀𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚, 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐚 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓𝟎 - 𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐃ā𝐧𝐚. उत्तानपाद उघाच कन्यादानं कथं स्वा...

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Shloka regarding pradhāna and prakṛti
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Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.10 śrī-bhagavān uvāca yat tat tri-guṇam avyaktaṁ nityaṁ sad-asad-ātmakam pradhānaṁ prakṛtiṁ prāhur aviśeṣaṁ viśeṣavat "The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The ...

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Please translate Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 1.2.10
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According to Madhvacharya, Mundaka Upanishad, 1.1.9 tasmāt-from Him, etad Brahma-this chaturmukhi Brahmā, nāmarūpam-the name form, spirit matter, the conditioned Jiva, annam- prakrti, jāyate-is born.

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How to get Saakshatkaram of lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana?
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Srimad Bhagavatm 1.2.7 vāsudeve bhagavati bhakti-yogaḥ prayojitaḥ janayaty āśu vairāgyaṁ jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam 𝐁𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧...

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any resources for the sorrow of god
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Vishnu Purana, 1.12.64 to 68 दिश: श्रोत्रातक्षिति: पद्भयाम त्वत्त: सर्वांभूदिदम |64 न्यग्रोध: सुमहानल्पे यथा बीजे व्यवस्थित: संयमे विश्वमखिलं बीजभूते तथा त्वयि ||65 बीजाद अंकुर सम्भूतो न्याग्रोदस्तु सा...

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Verse Describing Potential of Soul and Human Body in Sanskrit?
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Markandeya Purana, Canto 25 to 30, The story is that of Madalasa who was a Self realised Queen who gave birth to a child. When the child cried, instead of diverting the child's attention with various ...

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evidence silokas: transmigration even among animals and plants and insects or devatas
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Hare Krishna Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, Moksha Dharma parva, chapter 302 तम:सत्वरजोयुक्तस्तासु तास्विह योनिषु | नियते प्रतिबुद्धित्वातबुद्धजनसेवनात|| 43 Due to the association with material nature the ...

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Why is it said that we shouldn't keep a copy of Mahabharata at home?
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Its said in Mahabharata, Bishma Parva chap 40, which is the the Bhagavd Gita yatra yogeśvaraḥ kṛṣṇo yatra pārtho dhanur-dharaḥ tatra śrīr vijayo bhūtir dhruvā nītir matir mama Wherever there is Kṛṣṇa, ...

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Why we should treat respect, honour, name and fame as dung and poison?
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I would like to explain in terms to Bhakti Yoga, from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's, Siksastakam -4, which is quite similar. na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ kavitāṁ vā jagad-īśa kāmaye mama janmani ...

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What is the meaning of Gita ch.14 verse 27?
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Consistency requires that Brahma must denote that which is less then and subject to Lord Krishna the Supreme Brahman. The Brahma Svarupa is discribed in Bhagavad Gita 12.3-4 ye tv akṣaram anirdeśyam ...

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what is the deep meaning of this Gita quote?
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One of the moving senses, which the mind follows, steals away the intelligence, as wind moves a boat on the water. This verse speaks of the faults arising from lack of sense control arising from not ...

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Why do sinful people get punished by God if they are puppeted by the Lord?
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Bhagavata 7.1.8 jaya-kāle tu sattvasya devarṣīn rajaso 'surān tamaso yakṣa-rakṣāṁsi tat-kālānuguṇo 'bhajat "When the quality of goodness is prominent, the sages and demigods flourish with the ...

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Is it possible to live like in Krita Yuga [Satya Yuga] for an individual, despite being in Kali Yuga?
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One should remember that the position of all in this age of Kali is :- 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐝 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐦 𝟏.𝟏.𝟏𝟎 prāyeṇālpāyuṣaḥ sabhya kalāv asmin yuge janāḥ mandāḥ sumanda-matayo manda-bhāgyā hy ...

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The Varna system and capitalism
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It is very clear from the Purport on this Verse from the Same edition of 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐀𝐬 𝐈𝐭 𝐈𝐬. ❞ One’s occupational duty is prescribed in Bhagavad-gītā. As already discussed in ...

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