What differentiate between between bad deed (paap) and good deed (punya) ?

This question has been assigned to a wrong category, if this question is asked to Vedanta followers. Than the answer is that there is...

What is the philosophy of the Upanishads?

Upanishads is created to give the self knowledge ( Atman-Gyana), therefore Upanishads are main texts for Vedanta philosophy. Vedanta is philosophy which believes that Liberation...

Difference between mantra, suktam, shloka, stotra and stuti ?

Mantra ( मंत्र) –  is a sacred utterance, a syllable orgroup of words believed to have psychological and spiritual powers. Example – Gayatri Mantra , Om...

Do we take rebirth after death and pass through the cycle of 8.4 million...

One has to think logical, before he can understand the answer to this question. What is soul ( Atman ) ? नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति...

If we really do have a never-dying consciousness, then what exactly am I doing...

Does my consciousness die, when I sleep ? No When you are awake then you perceive this world by five senses & mind. Your senses...

What is the difference between Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas?

We have to first understand the difference between Shruti & Smriti ? Shruti(श्रुति) means that which has been heard or communicated by a tradition with...

What is the number of Atman’s (souls), are they always the same?

What is a soul? As per Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात, एष त आत्मान्तर्याम्यमृतः, अतोऽन्यदार्तम्; “He cannot be seen, but...

The avataras of Manu, or manvantara

The avataras of Manu, or manvantara-avataras, are listed as follows in Srimad-Bhagavatam (8.1.5,13): (1) Yajna, (2) Vibhu, (3) Satyasena, (4) Hari, (5) Vaikuntha, (6)...

Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)

Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited to be the one who coined the word Advaita (non-dual) one of the important...

क्षपणक​ – कथा ( story of Jain monks of digambar sect)

This is a story from Panchtantra  ( पञ्चतन्त्र ) , the story is called as क्षपणक – कथा ( story of  Jain monks of digambar sect) कुदृष्टं कुपरिज्ञातं...