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Shruti meaning(to listen to good or inspiring things in order to imbibe them) In ancient India, during the Indus Valley Civilisation, the language used by the scholars was sanskrit. This language is highly systematic and easy, but not everyone knew how to write or speak in it as it was considered to be the language of the learned people.Therefore everyone use to listen and then remember.The listening part is called shruti and the part where people memorised was called smriti.


This is the same Sanskrit word as śruti, right? In that case, they should both use IAST transliteration (the standard on Wikipedia), and there should be a disambiguation page. Comments? —Keenan Pepper 17:05, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Okay, it's been long enough, I'm moving it. —Keenan Pepper 22:04, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Do you need to be rishis, to listen to śruti?[edit]

This is not a joke I think we all can hear that, we all can hear GOD or some thing that keeps correcting us telling us what to do, what not to do, etc etc. This is nothing very supernatural. It's is already with us, we just need to do yoga to concentrate on the GOOD and keep gathering the same. This is what is śruti for me, what you all say. Comments please :). Yogis or saints are noone else but people who controlled their mind and only concentrated on the Better part of the brain and later wrote them down. Veda is as simple as this. Veda is nothing but collection of the GOOD thoughts. :). Again this is strictly my personal assumption.

Ved means to reveal the truth using mimansha (rational inquiry). Ved has nothing to do the rather :vague concept of god. From ved one gets vidya (knowledge). Sutra (thread) means a chain of logic, :or (yukti - meaning joint). The word 'Good' is rather vague in itself since it has no formal :canonical definition. So the canonical texts are not "a collection of good thoughts" but the :'result' of a lot of systematic thinking and mimansha.-- (talk) 01:04, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

BalanceRestored 05:41, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

If you want to test things, do this...
  • Is it good to harm someone? - Your reply - NO - Check Veda it will say the same.
  • Is it good to harm if the entity deserves the punishment - Your reply - Yes - Check Veda it will say the same.

For me all religion is all about this only. Well I know we cannot keep this in an encyclopedia... BalanceRestored 05:44, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Dharamshastra by Gautam Rhishi never advocated punishment, which was deemed nastik (not confident ::by logic). Whereas reform and discipline were considered astik (confidant by logic/ had logical ::support)-- (talk) 01:04, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Definitely do not merge with vedas[edit]

Its not the same vedas and sruti. Not only that vedas are part of sruti and at the same time sruti refers to an extended vedic knowledge, not just four (or three) vedas. Wikidās ॐ 07:49, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Various Śrutis[edit]

From my first glance at I could get here. "History of the Dvaita School of Vedanta and Its Literature: From the Earliest Beginnings to Our", By B. N. Krishnamurti, Sharma, Sanskriti Sharma, ISBN 8120815750

I see here a list of different Śrutis.

  • Anabhimlana Śruti
  • Agnivesya Śruti

and so on. BalanceRestored 09:23, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Commentary By The Philosopher2 Date: Sept 15, 2007 Sruti is exactly what it says 'heard from GOD' However, what has been found recorded are not the sruti's of the original; these are the recollections of those who heard from the original srutikars. Therefore, these are at best smritis (that, which is remembered).

To add confusion to the whole thing people (alleged smritikars) have added their own words, maybe not deliberately, but additions nevertheless.

Why, and how this takes place is from the functional structure of cognition/learning in the human brain. An illustration:

When I speak out 100 words, you the person hearing me, will receive only 80 % through your ears.

In the next stage you will process that information through your brain, again only 80 % of what is received will be processed (down to 64 words out of the original 100).

Now you are ready to deliver the same lesson, in your turn, only 80% of what you have processed will pass your lips (53 words out of the original 100).

This is the simplest explanation for the whole thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Haritakd (talkcontribs) 13:40, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Concerning the Atharva Veda[edit]

In the list of the vedas Atharva is as ancient as Yajur and Sama, thus it must be respected as such. I am personally offended by the POV insertion that it is not tied directly to the other Vedas. It is up to the persons who read and interpret the scriptures to discover the connections between them, to say that there is none discredits this page in its entirety. There are sects that believe there is not a connection, and they should be allowed to do so but they should not be allowed to dictate that POV in a respectable academic work as if it were fact.

I highly recommend that the 'not tied to vedic sacrifice' be removed from the initial summary as it is misleading, disrespectful and unnecessary. Thank you. -Anonymous

The meaning as stated is not correct in any sense. [1. Sruti means personal knowledge received directly from GOD] [2. Sruti was much before written language, hence has no connection with Sanskrit.] [[[Special:Contributions/|]] (talk) 13:34, 5 June 2010 (UTC)]