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Veda, 3 Definition(s)

AKA: Vedā

'Veda' belongs in these categories: Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism

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True or sacred knowledge or lore; name of celebrated works which constitute the basis of the first period of the Hindu religion.
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True or sacred knowledge or lore; name of celebrated works which constitute the basis of the first period of the Hindu religion.
Added: 23.Nov.2008 | Source: Guoxue: Buddhism Glossary
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1) Veda (वेद): Collectively refers to a corpus of ancient Indo-Aryan religious literature that are considered by adherents of Hinduism to be revealed knowledge. Many Hindus believe the Vedas existed since the beginning of creation.

2) The Vedas are identified with Brahman, the universal principle (ŚBM 10.1.1.8, 10.2.4.6). Vāc "speech" is called the "mother of the Vedas" (ŚBM 6.5.3.4, 10.5.5.1). The knowledge of the Vedas is endless, compared to them, human knowledge is like mere handfuls of dirt (TB 3.10.11.3-5). The universe itself was originally encapsulated in the three Vedas (ŚBM 10.4.2.22 has Prajapati reflecting that "truly, all beings are in the triple Veda").

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | Source: WikiPedia: Glossary of Hinduism terms
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