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Why did hindus build lots of temples on mountain tops ?

In most places in India ,many temples are built on mountain tops. These temples are often grand in design with lots of stone masonry work along with elobarate designs on pillars, plus stories and ...
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Is there a Sanskrit term that overlaps semantically with ἀ–λήθεια (a-letheia)?

Sat (Sanskrit: सत्): is a Sanskrit adjective meaning "the ideal; pure and true essence (nature)" of an entity or existence in the Vedanta. It can thus be concluded as "the self-existent or ...
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Reference request: the Brahma-Sûtra-Bhâshya of Śaṅkara

The Brahma-Sûtra-Bhâshya of Śaṅkara is the commentary by Śaṅkara of the Brahma-Sûtra. Śaṅkara was one of the greatest Hindu philosopher. The Brahma-Sûtra is one the greatest text on ontology of the ...
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What do the different aspects of Hindu gods mean? [closed]

In Hinduism there are the main gods, and then each one has many aspects. What is an aspect? And what is it from a knowledge point of view? Is it a kind of relativity?
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How should I understand the word corruption in this passage of the Bhagavad Gita?

Steve Bruce in his book Fundamentalism writes: Hinduism might be better described not as a religion but as a loose collection of religions—that of the Shaivites, the Vaishnavas, the Shaktas, the ...
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Vedas knowledge about the world?

It is known that ancient indian Vedas contain enormous amount of knowledge about the world in different fields: philosophy, physics, medicine, etc... Does somebody know how these books are called, ...
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On non-duality: Is there really such a thing as evil? [closed]

The non-duality philosophy idea seems to be that polarity is an illusion, because in reality everything is connected and whole. Even when things seem separated they are still connected and depend on ...