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is denigration of Hindu scripture allowed just because it appears in other hindu-scriptures?

"Among these puranas Satvika Puranas lead one to liberation, Rajasa do not cause good and tamasa puranas lead one to hell." (236.2) vishnuists bring this up again and again and again and there cannot ...
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When/how users of this site will learn to do right flagging?

I have seen many stackexchange sites but only in this sites users don't know where to flag and for what purpose. I have seen many posts with wrong flagging. In this stackexchange, users specially ...
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Why the mod is repeatedly editing harmless content from my question without consent?

A moderator originally had closed my question as "opinion based". But it was reopened by other members. Even after that, this question was repeatedly edited and rolled back by the same moderator, ...
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Why did the question with "blue guy" get many views?

Yesterday a question was posted under identification-request. Some unregistered user posted a question about Shiva's family. He referred gods as people and Shiva as blue guy. It was just an ...
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Tag Wiki editing

My suggestion for the advaita tag wiki "Is the belief in the non-duality of the Atman and the Brahman" got rejected (it isn't probably the best explanation and I am not complaining). But it now reads "...
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A cross-site community promotion advertisement

On every Stackexchange site, we decide what gets advertised. Every site can have an advertisement decided by the community. Don't know if we have that advertising here, but we can make use of this ...
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Why can't we allow tags related to criticism?

Anyone who know and follow Hinduism knows well about the criticism on Hinduism by experts from other domains. In India, most of the Hindus are aware of books written by great people like Ambedkar that ...
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Why is this answer deleted?

This post answers the question and gives information that is not just a link (what happens to Arjuna): Screenshot:
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Is it ok to attempt to reply to a question - not having scriptural evidence?

There is a question that is currently marked to be closed. I would like to attempt to reply to that question - Would Karna have become the heir to the throne if he survived the war? but I cannot find ...
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poor translations / translations with an agenda

the quality of original/translated citations is something we should be concerned about to improve the overall quality of the site. issues: (1) no citations (2) Alleged citations with no clickable ...
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What should be done when user is looking for answers that supports his agenda?

Anyone who has been regular on HSE in the last few days knows that a certain user has an agenda on certain sects, on figures of authorities in Hinduism etc. Even though his questions look for open ...
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Are Buddha's origin and life going to be a nod to cross religious questions?

We know Gautama Buddha was born as a Hindu religion and also talked about topics in Hinduism including Vedas, caste system and many more. He is also predicted as an incarnation of Vishnu in the ...
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Declined comment flag again. Why?

I recently asked a question Who are these women mentioned in the Hiranyakeshin Grihya sutras? I thought the verse which I posted is from Shukla Yajurveda. But a comment came from a moderator that the ...
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Let's define the purpose of "history" tag on this site

If OP uses the history tag does it automatically indicate to the audience that OP only wants answers from a historical perspective? E.g., If OP wants to know the (biological) father of a certain ...
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Can we assume cliches are known to all and stop repeating them ad nauseum?

Prhaps an FAQ section would help. My pet peeves: (1) There is no caste system - what we have is Varna/Guna which is not by birth. (2) There is nothing called HInduism - it is actually Sanatana ...
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Requiring original Sanskrit text when asking for explanation of translation?

Many questions are of the type : English translation of Gita - Why does Krishna say so? English translation of verse - Is this valid today? and many times, the translations are incorrect either by ...
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Is asking for a natural explanation for a supernatural event allowed on this site?

The birth of Vyāsa's son, Śuka, is narrated in the Mahābhārata as follows: Bhishma said. 'The son of Satyavati having obtained this high boon from the great God, was one day employed in rubbing his ...
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is atheism/agnosticism off-topic and subject to censorship?

The censorship that takes place at this site is absurd. I can understand censoring bad language, personal remarks etc. - but ALL politely worded questions/comments should be allowed. I personally ...
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Questions on sadhana specifics and responsibility of responders

This is not really a question but I do not know where else to post. Off and on we see questions regarding yoga , meditation and chakra practices. Some of these are very personal and specific to the ...
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Answer wrongly deleted - 4 [resolved]

Here is the post: According to Hindu scriptures, should one buy a house or rent it?. This answer is deleted under no clear written policy. There are 2 requirements for answer to be valid: 1. Attempt ...
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Is the question "Hinduism ever tried to enfold Christianity" valid for the site? Please explain why

Is the following question valid for the site? Yes or No? Why? Has Hinduism ever tried to enfold Christianity (or other semitic religions)? There is lot of comparison of religions going on in both ...
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Overlap of tags or topics between Sanskrit SE proposal and Hinduism SE

Here is the link to the Sanskrit language SE proposal. The scope is defined as: Proposed Q&A site for linguists, etymologists, Sanskrit language enthusiasts and those learning Sanskrit. This ...
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Atheism vs. Agnosticism - one tag will do or do we need two?

So I accidentally created a new tag atheism not knowing there was already one with the name agnosticism Do we need two tags or one? I guess the mods can link up both via a synonym. But more ...
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Book of the Month

With reference to this question, would it be acceptable if I pick a text and started asking questions related to it? I was looking forward to the "Book of the month" idea materializing on this site, ...
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Invitation to contribute to an answer

The question Did the science of mathematics begin with the Vedas? has a beautiful answer by a user. I strongly think this is really a great question. But it can be made more beautiful if the ...
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Are spiritual interpretation of Mythological events on-topic?

As my question above states, are spiritual interpretation of Mythological events on-topic? Just for example, if you look at this answer, which explains that Amrit (nectar) is actually knowledge but ...
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Should we migrate all 'Jiddu Krishnamurti' questions to Philosophy.SE?

Questions like: What are the teachings of Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti? This is what he thought about all religions: The question is: Is there not truth in religions, in theories, in ideals, in beliefs? ...
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Twitter accounts for our main site

Recently I saw a twitter account for Academia SE. Then, I searched for such account for our main site and found an unofficial one by Mr.Alien, which is no longer active. In this context, my doubt is ...
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What will we be doing about wrong reviews?

Reputation awarded for a question was raised from 5 to 10 recently. As a result, many users earned privileges overnight. Some started to attend reviews also. But when users do not know the scope of ...
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Unsourced answers need more time before getting to VLQ queue

Background : While reviewing Very Low Quality, I noticed that some answers which are answering questions or answering partially. What they lack is just a reference. This meta is about discussion ...
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What prompted the changes to moderation in main chat room?

Recently (not very recently but a couple of months ago) there was a change in room ownership in Hinduism chat room. A couple of old owners were removed from the list of Room owners. After a week or ...
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Why is this question considered off-topic?

This question. This question is not off-topic. It is asking if a particular action is a sin, and the question which actions are sinful is relevant to Hinduism. Just because the question has the words ...
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How is this question off topic?

How is this question off-topic? The question is not off-topic because it has an answer from Hindu scriptures, as the provided answer precisely shows.
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Was it reasonable to close this question as opinion-based?

Are both Shiva and Vishnu considered supreme as per Vedas? This question has been put on hold as "primarily opinion-based" by a mod. The automatic reason stated in the banner is: Many good ...

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