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Where is this verse from in the Vedas about the Manusmriti?

Krishna Yajurveda ➡ Taittariya Samhita : 2.2.10.2 Quoting Sanskrit text from Wikisource: Taittariya Samhita, Adhyaya-2, Prapathaka-2, Anuvaka-10, 2nd Mantra: VERSE: 2 वै तिष्यः सोमः पूर्णमासः साक्षा...
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Is it permissible to deny the authority of Manusmriti?

Argument 1a) Manusmriti 4.176 says Let him avoid (the acquisition of) wealth and (the gratification of his) desires, if they are opposed to the sacred law, and even lawful acts which may ...
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How do Hindus refute the Muslim belief that the Quran is Apaurusheya?

As the question is framed, I don't see why Hinduism needs to refute Islamic beliefs about its own scripture. None of Hinduism's tenets are affected by Islam's tenets. The question of refutation comes ...
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Is there any verse or historical evidence suggesting that manusmriti is more authoritative than other smritis?

1) Among Dharmasmritis(Manusmriti, Naradasmriti , Parashara Smriti,Yajnavalkya Smrti ... etc) , is there any verse or historical evidence which suggests that manusmriti is more authoritative/...
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What is Anumana Pramana to be precise?

I am partially answering the question for Anumana. As we know in Samkhya, three standards or proofs are accepted - direct perception, inference (Anumana) and Apta Vakya (or scriptures). ...
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What does "belief in the Vedas" actually mean?

Traditionally Hindus are the one who believe in Aparusheyatva of Vedas. Swami Prabhavananda says the following in book Spiritual Heritage of India. The Vedas, on the other hand, are said to be ...
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What do ancient Hindu acharyas say about accepting the authority of Shruti but denying the authority of Smriti?

Ancient Acharyas say that it is only logical to accept the validity of Smriti, because the expounders of Shruti also expound the Smriti. Hence, the Smriti is based on Shruti. Firstly, we accept the ...
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in which sect of hinduism manusmriti is canonical text?

May be the SmArta Sect. Actually, as far as i know, no sects explicitly say that Manu Smriti, in particular, is one of the fundamental texts for them. But on the other hand, Manu Smriti is one ...
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How can agama be treated as shruti?

First of all it should be understand that Agama is a very wide subject. It involves various aspects such as mantra, yantra, upasana, diksha, anushthana, temple construction, idol construction and so ...
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Are Pramanas mentioned in the Vedas?

The Vedas do not mention about PramAnas. It's the Darshana scriptures which talk about them. For example, in SAmkhya Darshana, three PramAnas (standard) are accepted. ...
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Did Sayanacharya believe in the authority of Ithihas and Puranas?

Sayanacharya often alludes to Puranic legends to explain certain Vedic Mantras. This I have noticed at some places of the YajurVeda books I have. In the book Rig Veda Mandala 5 (R.L.Kashyap) the ...
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If there is a conflict between Pratyaksha pramana and Sruti, which one takes precedence according to Vishishtadvaita Vedanta?

Here is what Ramanujacharya says in this section of the Sri Bhashya, in the course of refuting the Advaita belief that we should believe that duality is unreal on the basis of scripture despite it ...
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How accepted are the Smritis?

From Shiv Rahasya book (less information available about this book) says following about the laws of Man (Smritis). It says such laws Should be followed with wisdom, not blindly. O you who are ...
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Why are only 3 pramanas accepted in Vishishtadvaita?

Visistadvaita does not dispute the validity of other Pramanas, it just says there are three independent Pramanas, namely Pratyaksha, Anumana, and Sabda, and other Pramanas are reducible to these three....
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On what basis do Hindu philosophies say Sabda Pramana is infallible?

TL;DR: Shabda pramana is infallible insofar as it does not contradict perception or inference, and comes from a trustworthy authority. If shabda contradicts perception or inference, then believe in ...
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Is science any different from religion when it comes to "falsifiability" of claims? Which Pramana is different between the two?

However, it is very simple to deride scientific rationalists using the same argument. I can call any scientific statement ('Atoms exist' or 'Vaccines save lives') as 'non-falsifiable' because it is ...
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Is it permissible to deny the authority of Manusmriti?

The Manusmriti verse 4.176, He shall, avoid such wealth and pleasures as are opposed to righteousness, as also righteousness if it be conducive to unhappiness, or disapproved by the people.—(176) ...
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Reference for "Dayanand Saraswati rejected Brahmanas (of Vedas) and Aranyakas (of Vedas) and Upanishads"

Swami Dayananda Saraswati considered only the Samhitas to be divine revealtion. Brahmanas and the Upanishads are compositions of men at a much later date. Swami Dayananda, whose commentary I have ...
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Reference for "Dayanand Saraswati rejected Brahmanas (of Vedas) and Aranyakas (of Vedas) and Upanishads"

Reference for Dayanand Saraswati rejecting Brahmanas of Vedas and Aranyakas- The ref. can be found in his work Rigvedaadi Bhasya Bhumika - Chapter VI - Definition of the Vedas. Page no. 34-38. Below ...
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Vaisheshik does not consider Shabda as pramana, then how they hold veda as valid and reliable source for knowledge

For the topic of Dharma the Vaisheshika Sutras are considering word of vedas as reliable source of knowledge. It's said in the below sutra that the Ishwara created this universe through the Dharma ...
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Do all Vedantic philosophies agree on the number of Pramanas?

Most Vedantic philosophies other than Advaita agree on the number of Pramanas. As I suspected, Advaita accepts the same six Pramanas as Kumarila Bhatta; here's what the 17th century Advaita ...
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Does Science contradict Hinduism? How to deal with scientific discoveries that don't line up with Vedas?

There are already answers which tell the answer to your question. I impose a question: why are the contradictions or whatsoever you want to call it arise? The answer is we humans interpret, compare ...
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Is science any different from religion when it comes to "falsifiability" of claims? Which Pramana is different between the two?

The notation of 'falsifying' lies in finding or showing a contradiction in a certain statement. As per OP: SCIENCE: Theory - Sky is blue How to disprove it ? - Open your eyes. If sky is green, theory ...
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What is Akhyati vada of Prabhakara school and how does it compare with Anirvacaniya khyati of Advaitins?

Akhyati vada of Prabhakara school is different from Satkhyati Vada of Shri Ramanujacharya. You have to take a single example of silver in the nacre or snake in the rope example and look at all the ...
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Who believes in 10 Pramanas?

Jiva Goswami of Gaudiya Vaishnavism accepts all 10 pramanas. Here is what this website has to say: By accepting only three of the ten pramanas Jiva Gosvami does not exclude the other seven. He ...
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Does Science contradict Hinduism? How to deal with scientific discoveries that don't line up with Vedas?

Science itself never and can't contradict with hinduism. Only some partial (adhuri) knowledge scientist try to contradict. When knowledge of one topic is limited to someone (scientist) then they start ...
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If I consider only Isha Upanishad as infallible canonical pramana, will I be (scripturally) considered a valid Hindu/Sanatani?

The short answer to this question is yes. I will now discuss why the answer is yes. '... Reflecting over this entire teaching, do as you think fit.' Gita 18.63 Lord Krishna's advice is to reflect on ...
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