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Śabda needs to be rejected when it doesn't sit well with Anumāna. From Yoga-Vāsiṣṭha: api pauruṣamādeyaṃ śāstraṃ cedyuktibodhakam | anyattvārṣamapi tyājyaṃ bhāvyaṃ nyāyyaikasevinā || 2.18.2 || Even human compositions are acceptable when they are instructive of good sense; otherwise the Vedas also are to be renounced (as unreliable); because men ...

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