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Q: Why do the Brahmanas of the Vedas give multiple figures for the distance from Earth to Devaloka?

Keshav SrinivasanThe distance from the Earth to various heavenly bodies is mainly a subject discussed in the Puranas. In this answer, I discuss how the distance from the Earth to Devaloka is given as 100,000 Yojanas in this chapter of Vishnu Purana. But there are a few verses in the Brahmanas of the Vedas which ...

 
 
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6:07 AM
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Q: Dharma and Adharma sides of Kurukshetra war

Indu Bhusan NathIn the Kurukshetra war, the Pandava side represented Dharma, and the Kaurava side adharma.Then, why numerous warriors in the Pandavas' side also died in the battel?

 
 
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8:06 AM
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Q: Vahanas of Gods

GaneshWhy Gods and Goddesses (Devas and Devis) have their own vehicles, mounts or vahanas which comprise various types of animals and birds? Do they have some physical significance?

 
8:26 AM
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Q: Like Vish and Shiv have reverse spelling and opposite effects, does Sita and Sati have some reason behind their names?

Akshayaa GaneshAs per our Vedic literature, Vish (Vishnu) means creator and Shiv (Shiva) means evil destroyer. I was wondering similar word-meaning similarity between Sati and Sita. Is there any historical evidence for their names as like in Vish & Shiv? Thanks

 
8:37 AM
Happy Adi Shankara Jayanti! :)
 
 
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10:23 AM
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Q: Why is it necessary to follow Nitya Karma and Niyama(rules)?

Parth TrivediIt is personal to follow dharma. But still there are necessary to follow some rules like nitya krama and niyama. Why is it necessary to follow Nitya Karma and Niyama(rules)? Also practically how many of them can be followed individually?

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Q: Are vaishnava patha and shaivitee patha leads to same parmatman?

Parth TrivediAre vaishnavism patha and shaivism patha leads to same parmatman / GOD ?

 
10:33 AM
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Q: Is the universe eternal or temparary?

Parth TrivediIs the universe eternal or temparary? It is most importantly observed to differentiate illusion and truth.

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Q: What happens when Shiva dance?

Parth TrivediWhat happens when Shiva dance? Shiva the mightiest of mighty and also merciful by whose eye brows all gods work. What happens when this auspicious dance?

 
11:25 AM
@KeshavSrinivasan Hello. I want to know (more) about Sharanagati
How does it differ from Bhakti? @KeshavSrinivasan
 
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Q: Papa karma and Jivatma

harish androidWhether can person spend his earned papa (which has been done in human birth) in animal birth also?please explain.?

 
12:30 PM
Today is Adi Shankaracharya's Jayanti
@KeshavSrinivasan I've found that Vishishtadvaita is a sub school of Bhedabheda
 
12:48 PM
@Pandya Bhakti Yoga is a difficult path which requires also doing Jnana Yoga and Karma Yoga. It basically involves the complete set of teachings found in the Bhagavad Gita. Sharanagati, on the other hand, is a simple act of surrender to Vishnu. It is by far the easiest path to Moksha.
 
And what about concept of God for it? (something like this?)
 
@Pandya Well, views about the nature of Brahman don't vary according to the path like Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Sharanagati, etc. They vary based on what philosophy you subscribe to, like Advaita, Dvaita, Visistadvaita, etc.
 
@KeshavSrinivasan I am planning to put basic question about Sharanangati ; how about it?
 
@Pandya Now if you want to know the nature of Brahman according to Visistadvaita, Brahman is Saguna rather than Nirguna, and Brahman is characterized by the six Kalyana Gunas, Jnana, Bala, Aishwarya, Virya, Shakti, and Tejas.
@Pandya By the way, in order to perform Sharanagati you don't need Jnana or Bhakti or anything. You just need to do a single act of surrender.
 
1:03 PM
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Q: God murugan is considered as tamil god did he known in all hindus

sugunanGod Murugan known as lord Shiva's son. He used to be called as Tamil god. And famous in Tamil Hindus. Is he known for all Hindu society? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartikeyaenter link description here

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Q: Which are the principle texts/scriptures of Advaita Vedanta?

PandyaI want to learn and study the Advaita Vedanta. So, which are the principle texts/scriptures of Advaita Vedanta? (e.g Vivekachudamani etc.) List (with a bit of detail about) them.

 
@KeshavSrinivasan How to surrender (what should I think or follow)?
 
@Pandya You just need to perform a ceremony with a Sri Vaishnava Acharya where the Dvaya mantra is chanted:
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Q: Where in the Vedas is the Dvaya Mantra for Sharanagati to the lotus feet of Vishnu?

Keshav SrinivasanIt is well-known that the Sri Vaishnava sect (of which I am a member) emphasizes the path of Sharanagati or complete surrender to the lotus feet of Vishnu, as described in the famous Charama Shloka of the Bhagavad Gita which I discuss here: sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja | ...

 
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.......Found one article on Wikipedia.......
Saranagati or Prapatti (Sanskrit for "surrender"), in the devotional school of Hindu denominations known as Vaishnavism, is the process of total surrender to God (Vishnu or Krishna). The process of Saranagati forms the basis of devotion to Godhead in the bhakti traditions within the Sri Sampradaya, founded by Ramanujacharya (1017–1137 CE) and the Gaudiya Sampradaya, founded by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1482–1533 CE). Ramanuja considered surrender to Visnu and His consort Lakshmi to be the highest goal of life, while Chaitanya emphasizes surrender to Krishna and his consort Radha as supreme. The formal...
 
@Pandya By the way, you can see a video of the ceremony here:
@Pandya If you want a comprehensive work on Sharanagati, you can read the Rahasyatraya Sara, a work by the famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan:
 
1:37 PM
Is he really trying to answer anything or a plain troll.
 
 
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5:17 PM
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Q: What is the relationship between cause and effect as enunciated by Maharishi Kanada?

Amit SaxenaMaharshi Kanada was the founder of the Vaisheshika school of thought, one of the Shad Darshanas in Hinduism. He wrote the Vaisheshika Sutras, the most prominent text of this school. What does he say about the relationship between cause and effect?

 
 
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9:22 PM
If anyone is able to find other volumes of this journal, I'd greatly appreciate it: books.google.com/…
 

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