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Fate Of Sinners In Hinduism

The redemption for the sinners in Hinduism is different from Christianity. The sins you committed will not be washed by God because divine nature resides in every living being and realization of this true redemption. In Hinduism, the person has to realize the futility of sin and cleanse it and merge with God. This may take several births. A closer and deeper study of the fundamentals principles of Hinduism reveals that though there is no room for forgiveness of sin in Hindu teachings yet they fill the heart of a sinner with dignified hope and confidence in the amelioration of the undesirable condition and the attainment of perfectly moral life in course of time. Whatever may be the cause of his sins, they can be exhausted and put an end to by suffering. Having suffered once and having paid all this karmic debts in the form of sorrow and sufferings of every description here and hereafter, he becomes as pure as snow. He suffers because he sins, but deliverance from evil tenden

Bhairavrath Mandir At Kikali Near Satara, Maharashtra

Bhairavnath Mandir At Kikali near Satara in Maharashtra is wonderful Shiva temple not known much to the world. The temple is located around 30 km north of Satara and is off the NH48. The temple was constructed between 12 th and 14 th century AD during the Yadava period. It is one among the 14 important Bhairavnath temples in Maharashtra. The main sanctum has a Shivling and the temple follows the tridala plan of architecture. There are two Bhairavnath murtis in the temple. The temple has beautiful carvings and panels depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Nandi, lamp post, numerous naga sculptures; pillars make the temple worth a visit. Many parts of the shrine are in a dilapidated state. The hero stones near the perimeter wall of the temple are another important attraction here. You can take a view of some beautiful and important pictures of Kikali Bhairavnath Mandir here.

Effects Of Good Deeds Done In Previous Births In This Birth

Effects of good deeds done in the previous births of an individual yield good results in this birth. This is known as purva punya. The concept of karma of previous birth affecting life in this birth came to be equated later with luck and fate. The beneficial results in this birth due to previous birth good karmas are determined by worldly standards such as birth in a good family and lineage, absence of poverty, a good education, absence of physical and mental defects, a good temperament, and favorable circumstances to pursue the four ends of life. In Hindu astrology, the stock of merit from previous births carried by an individual is estimated from the ninth, second and eleventh houses of the horoscope of the individual. The effect of purva punya on different aspects of life such as progeny, health and longevity can also be ascertained from these houses. The karma theory of Puranas and Mimamsa look at purva punya in the following manner: the success or otherwise of an act

Main Sources Of Information On Life And Teachings Of Krishna

The main sources of information on the life and teachings of Krishna are the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa, the Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata Purana and the post Bhagavata literature. The earliest mention of Krishna, the son of Devaki, is contained in the Chandogya Upanishad, where he is described as the pupil of one Ghora Angirasa, from whom he is said to have learnt that the real sacrifice is the life of man himself – strikingly similar to that taught in the Gita. Chandogya Upanishad belongs to the 6 th century BC. The next mention of Sri Krishna is in Panini, who refers to Vasudeva and Arjuna as objects of worship. Panini’s Ashtadhyayi belongs to the 4 th century BC. The above two sources are only bare mentions. Our earliest source of information for Sri Krishna’s life is the Mahabharata itself. But there it is only his later life that is given – not his early life in the Vrindavan. For this we have to go to Harivamsa and Vishnu Purana. The information contained in th

Bulleh Shah Teachings

A collection of teachings of Bulleh Shah. My dear, first know thyself. First realize the true nature of your Self. As you are ignorant of your own Self you are drowned in the ocean of sorrows. Nothing short of the knowledge of Self can make you happy. None can ever be happy in other million means. Having learnt the mystery from all clever scholars of the earth, Bulleh Shah addresses every man thus: “My dear, the four Vedas and the Quran all declare that you are the embodiment of absolute bliss and knowledge. Closing your eyes and nose (i.e. all sense organs) be seated in solitude and meditate on Absolute Reality. Give up desires as they make the mind outward. Realize the emptiness and illusoriness of this world. Conquest of mind is possible only by desirelessness. The intellect is the knower of the external world. But Atman illumines the intellect. That atman is the immortal part of your being. Bulleh Shah says, My friend, realize this mystery and pass time in peace.’ I