Why does Krishna in the Gita say that food determines the gunas of a man? Does it mean that eating non-veg food leads to bad behaviour?

According to Srimad Bhagwad Geeta the food each person prefers is of three kinds, according to the three modes of material nature- Satvic, Rajasic and tamasic. Our food habits say a lot about us— āyuḥ-sattva-balārogya-sukha-prīti-vivardhanāḥ rasyāḥ snigdhāḥ sthirā hṛidyā āhārāḥ sāttvika-priyāḥ (chapter 17, verse 8) Satvic foods promotes longevity, virtue, strength, health, happiness, and joy …

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If Hinduism is not a religion, why did Swami Vivekanand insist on attending a conference of all religious leaders when he wasn’t even invited?

Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma) is the oldest religion of the world. But, it is more than just a religion- it is a way of life. As far as, Swami Vivekananda is concerned— he sailed all across the sea to America to rejuvenate the lost confidence of his countrymen. Swami Vivekananda traveled to various places of spiritual significance, …

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What was the secret behind Swami Vivekananda’s extraordinary intelligence?

The Secret behind his intelligence and extraordinary memory power lies in his high level of Concentration. Some are born intelligent and some develop it through external effort. Swami Vivekananda’s intelligence came naturally—practice of meditation boosted his ‘natural intelligence’. Swami Vivekananda was a voracious reader from his childhood- his interests were particularly in the fields of …

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How do I develop my concentration power, intelligence, attention power and thinking ability like Swami Vivekananda?

High level of concentration, intelligence, attention span and thinking ability can be developed through meditation. Swami Vivekananda was inclined to meditation since his childhood. His guru Pujya Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa used to send him in various places at night in the garden of Kali Temple to practise meditation. In his book Raja Yoga, Swami Vivekananda …

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বিগত ৩২ বছরে আজেন্টিনার অর্জন শুধু কি একটাই??

আর মাত্র কয়েকদিন পর রাশিয়া বিশ্বকাপ আরম্ভ। বিশ্বকাপ নিয়ে অন্যান্য দেশে যতটা লাফালাফি তার চেয়ে বেশী লাফালাফি হয় বাংলাদেশে। বিশ্বকাপ শুরুর হাওয়া লাগতেই সোস্যাল মিডিয়া, চায়ের দোকান সব জায়গায় চলছে ফুটবল নিয়ে তর্ক বির্তক। যদিও বাংলাদেশে জার্মানি, স্পেন,ফ্রান্সের কিছু সমর্থক আছে তবুও ফুটবল নিয়ে তর্ক মূলত ব্রাজিল আর আজেন্টিনার সমর্থকেরাই করে। কথা হচ্ছে আজেন্টিনার অর্জন …

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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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