Shruti

Revelation of Cosmic and Eternal principles and processes

Smruti
Customization-Localization of Eternal principles and processes for current life style and integrated welfare, also called Purushartha

Shruti’s
•The foundation of Hindu Traditions.
•Eternal truth realized by investigators of TRUTH, also called Rishi’s, Sages.

Classification of Shruti’s is technically made in to four groups: Mantra, Braahmana, Aaranyaka, Upanishad.
One way of organized arrangement of Shruti’s for convenience of study and application is the following: Rig-Veda, Yajur-veda,

Upanishads
Upanishads are organized sections dealing with Spiritual discussions.
Upanishads show that Hinduism encourages questioning, dialogue, challenging in pursuit of TRUTH.

Sama Veda, Atharva Veda

Prashna. This does not mean other upanishads are less important. Chandogya. Prime driving force of the universal activities. life. Aitareya. Post death life? . death. the mentioning of these works by many spiritual masters. Katha. Mandukya. . Munda. Spiritual meditation practices.Ten Upanishads are considered as major texts in view of their indepth coverage of the specific aspects. Issues deliberated in Upnaishads: Prime cause of Universe . Bruhadaranyaka. Kena. Each text has its own significance. Ten major upanishads: Isha. Taittiriya.

Panths Puranas Agamas Upavedas Darshanas These are deliberations In Specific periods Vedangas Itihas Dharm Shastras .

progress spiritually . There is a list of Puranas – numbers ranging from 18 to 46 /108. Sin= Causing Pain and suffering to others. blocking spiritual progress Punya = Helping to get freedom from suffering/pain.Jainism Buddhism Sikhism The common message in all Panths and Purana’s: These are resources which help to identify specific formats of customization.

Shakta Shaiva Jain Vaishnava Shilpa Architecture Dhanur Defense Gandharva Music Ayur Medicine .

maya and creation Mimansa Jaimini Explains vedas are eternal and devine . phases of creation Yoga Patanjili Practice of meditation and samadhi for renunciation Sankhya Kapil Eliminate physical and mental pains and receive liberations Vedanta Veda Vyas Explains the devine nature of soul. futility of maya Nyaya Gautama Logical quest for god.Vaisheshika Kanada Science of logic.

Astronomy Kalpa Sutra Rules related to performance of vedic religion .Vyakarna Sanskrit Grammar Nirukta Vedic Dictionary Shiksha How to pronounce vedic mantras Chanda Poetic Stanzas Jyotisha Astrology.

Kauravas and Sri Krishna .Ramayana Valmiki Life history of Sita and Rama teaching ideal values Mahabharat Ved Vyas Story of Padavas.

Samvarta. Ushna. Vishnu. Harita. Likhita. Shatatapa. Atri Parashara Smriti Continued on next slide. Daksha. . Angira. Yama. Gautama. Shanka. Pracheta.Manu Smriti Yajnavalkya Smriti Other Smritis Brihaspati. Yogishwar.

. Shukra. Law. Vidura. Pulaha. Conduct. Vishwamitra …etc. Tirukural Tamil Shavite Behavior. Politics. Artha Shastra Kautilya Economics. Shaunaka. Niti Shastra Chanakya. Garga. Ethics. Granu. Boudhayana.Upasmritis Narada. Pulastya.

The essence of Vedas and upansihads is condensed into 700 concise shlokas. These provide a guidance to the science of self.realization. .

.Sruti Dealing with internal principles Smruti Dealing with particular application of eternal principles.

Classification of Vedas Rig . •Eternal truth revealed to great sages.General knowledge Upanishads Hinduism encourages questioning and Upanishads are recordings of such conversations and dialogs. Yajur – Knowledge of action Saam – Knowledge of worship Atharva – knowledge of science .Vedas •The foundation scriptures of Hindus.

doctrine of prana and moksha Katha – Q&A between Yama and Nachiketa Taittariya – Tells more about the creation of god Brhadaranyaka – Negation of all conceptions of self Chhandogya – Sacrifices and other forms of worship Kena – Sacrifices and other forms of worship . functioning of vital force of life Aitareya – Atman and births of atman are described Kaushitaki – Course for souls after death.Ishaa – Philosophy of God and God realization Mandukya – Niraakaar(without form) aspect of god Prashna – Questions like root cause of universe.

Panths Puranas Agamas Upavedas Darshanas Vedangas Itihas Dharm Shastras .

Jainism Kalpa Sutra Buddhism Dhampad Tripitakas Sikhism Guru Granth Sahib astadas puranesu vyasasya vachan dwiyam | paropkaraya poonayay. papaya parpidnam|| Main Puranas = 18 Upa-puranas = 46 .

Shakta Shaiva Jain Vaishnava Shilpa Architecture Dhanur Defense Gandharva Music Ayur Medicine .

phases of creation Yoga Patanjili Practice of meditation and samadhi for renunciation Sankhya Kapil Eliminate physical and mental pains and receive liberations Vedanta Veda Vyas Explains the devine nature of soul.Vaisheshika Kanada Science of logic. futility of maya Nyaya Gautama Logical quest for god. maya and creation Mimansa Jaimini Explains vedas are eternal and devine .

Astronomy Kalpa Sutra Types which give concise form of vedic religion .Vyakarna Sanskrit Grammer Nirukta Dictionary Shiksha How to pronounce vedic mantras Chhanda Poetic Stanzas Jyotishya Astrology.

Ramayan Valmiki Life history of Sita and Rama teaching ideal values Mahabharat Ved Vyas Story of Padavas. Kauravas and Sri Krishna .

Ushna. Yama. Angira. Daksha. Vishnu. Likhita. Shanka. Yogishwar. Pracheta. Yajnavalkya Smriti Useful for other yugas. Other Smritis Brihaspati. Gautama. Shatatapa. Continued on next slide. Samvarta.Manu Smriti Useful for other yugas. Harita. Parashara Smriti Suitable for people of Kaliyuga. Atri .

. Politics. Ethics. Granu. Vishwamitra …etc. Artha Shastra Kautilya Economics. Garga. Niti Shastra Chanakya. Law. Conduct. Pulaha. Boudhayana. Shukra. Shaunaka. Vidura.Upasmritis Narada. Pulastya. Tirukural Tamil Shavite Behavior.

realization. which provide a definitive guide to the science of self. .The essence of into vedic knowledge has been crystallized into 700 concise shlokas.

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