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shruti and smriti
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Definition: In Hinduism, the term shruti means "that which is heard directly" and refers to scritpures which have been directly revealed to humans by the gods. Examples of shruti include the Upanishads and the Veda. The term smriti, however, is "memorized tradition." Examples of this include the Puranas.

Also Known As: none

Alternate Spellings: sati

Common Misspellings: none

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What is Theism?
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What is Religion?
A system of human beliefs, ideals and practices which is harder to define than it may at first appear.

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