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Vedaism, Vedism

1. the teachings of the Vedas, the four most sacred writings of Hinduism.
2. an adherence to these teachings; orthodox Hinduism. — Vedaic, Vedic, adj.
See also: Hinduism
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Noun1.Vedism - the form of Hinduism that revolves primarily around the mythic version and ritual ideologies in the Vedas
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
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In this conflict at the heart of Indian civilization--that of Brahmanism and Vedism versus Buddhism--the latter's message points specifically to the possibility of breaking the cycle of reincarnations, of "breaking free from the wheel of life and death".
The ritual structures produced by this relationship are what I intend by the term "Astrological Vedism."
There are abbreviations, bibliography, annexes, bibliographical update, and a glossary of terms related to Vedism. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)