What do the Vedas say about fair treatment?

Upanishads preach – there is only one consciousness, not two. So hurting others mean hurting self. ‘Amritasya Putrah’ – “We are all begotten of the immortal.” This is how Hinduism introduces human beings. “Every individual soul is potentially divine”, proclaimed Swami Vivekananda. Taittiriya Upanisad of Yajurveda. Om saha navavatu, saha nau bhunaktu Saha veeryam karvaavahai Tejasvi naa vadhita mastu …

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Does Bhagavad Gita promote caste system?

Gita promotes Varna System based on Guna-Karma. Not hereditary caste system by birth which is prevalent in India. Gita encourages the duty based on own mental inclination. Because if one does not like a Job, one can not perform it perfectly. This selection of a profession based on likeness or own mental inclination is known as Varna system – …

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When exactly did Indians/Hindus/Vedic societies start assigning caste (varna) to people from birth?

Mostly caste by birth has happened during Smriti period which is 200 BCE to 200 CE. There is also genetic evidence – Caste system has left imprints on genes: study In Vedic time, caste was A self-declared system and later converted to hereditary system. Our Veda (the Sruti), the only Hindu authority, does not mention anything on caste …

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Valmiki: Great Sage and Author of The Ramayana

Maharshi Valmiki, the author of the great Indian epic Ramayana, was a Hindu sage who lived around the beginning of the first millennium B.C. He is referred to as the ‘adikavi’, the original creator of the Hindu ‘sloka’ – a verse form in which most of the great epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas, and other works are composed. …

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Why didn’t Swami Vivekananda allow women in the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission?

Swami Vivekananda has established a women branch. This is known as Sarada Math, a sister concern of Ramakrishna Mission. Holy mother Sarada Devi has a vision to establish a nunnery to uplift the women. She wanted that to be a completely independent organization managed by females without any male involvement from Ramakrishna Mission. This is …

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Vaishnavism and Buddhism

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Vaishnavism and Buddhism   The analysis is done based on history centric opinions of western and Indian scholars. Also Swami Vivekananda has pointed many stuffs in this angle. In fact Swami Vivekananda is the first scholar to study Hinduism from a history centric point of view. It may sound different to mythology oriented people, but this is …

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Migration of Jiva as per Hindu scripture

Migration of Jiva as per Hindu scripture (Muktipada Behera) Introduction: The rebirth of a human being is based on Karma and migration theory of Hinduism. As you act, so you become. Out of all types of living species [Jiva], here we will discuss the birth of a human child. All Hindu texts describe how Jiva migrates based …

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