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According to Niranjan Dev Teerth, "The Vedas, all the Smritis, the Dharam Sindhu, Likhit Sindhu, etc, all detail the factors that justify sati." However, in the view of Swami Agnivesh, "One will have to distinguish between the spurious scriptures and the correct scriptures....
The status of women gradually declined with the Smritis and other religious texts giving diktats which adversely affected women's freedom and rights.
The sanctity and the infallibility of the Vedas, the Smritis and Shastras, the iron law of caste, the heartless law of karma and the senseless law of status by birth are to the Untouchables veritable instruments of torture which Hinduism forged against the Untouchables.
If the Vedas do not support the actions, instructions must be sought from the Smritis and if the Smritis fail to provide any such instructions, he must follow in the footsteps of the great men.
A pesar de que los textos de la ley, los Smritis, recomendaban que la edad ideal para que la jovencita se casara, era que esta tuviese un tercio de la edad del novio, asi si el varon tenia 24 anos, ella debia tener 8 anos.
This has a direct impact on the status of women because according to Indian epics, smritis and puranas a woman in the ancient times was regarded to be worth half a man, she was regarded as a property to be given away or loaned.
Dvaita philosophy is more compatible with the body of Hindu religious literature called smritis as dualism can provide the ontological explanation for why the mundane world is conflict ridden and in which we see both good and evil.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that sources of samskaras, some of which go as far back as 1,500 BCE, were Vedas, Grhyasutras, Dharmasutras, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas and certain other smritis. Overall purpose was to perfect the individual undergoing them and making him/her fit for new stage of life in accordance with dharma.
We will feel ashamed of the stray reflections on them in our smritis, and will soon forget them, Such revolutions have occurred in Hinduism in the past, and will still take place in the future, leading to the stability of our faith.
The archive, in the form of embodied and externalized memories (smritis) of speech and gesture, existed essentially with(in) the body--and that is the way they remain scattered across the length and breadth of the subcontinent as singularly demarcated bodies.
Hindu marriage is said to be derived from laws interpreted in the Dharmashastras which in turn have their roots in the 3000-year-old hyms called Vedas and Smritis. The Vedas and the Smritis are considered the oldest surviving documents from the Vedic and Epic age (what are considered the first recorded periods of Indian civilization from 4000B.C.-1200 A.D; see Kapadia, 1958; Shattuck, 1999; Lipner, 1994; Zysk, 1989).
the "shrutis" and "smritis" in the Indian tradition and grandmother's potions all over the world get scant recognition.
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