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In a conflict between Guru and Shastra, what should be precedent? The shastra takes precedence. From the Manusmriti: 2.6 - The entire Veda is the root-source of Dharma; also the Conscientious Recollection of righteous persons versed in the Veda [Smritis], the Practice of Good (and learned) Men [Achara], and their self-satisfaction [ātmanastuṣṭi]. The ...


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The meaning of Shastra; Shastra (शास्त्र) is a Sanskrit word that means "precept, rules, manual, compendium, book or treatise" in a general sense. The word is generally used as a suffix in the Indian literature context, for technical or specialized knowledge in a defined area of practice. Shastra has a similar meaning to English -logy, e.g. ...


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Sri Chandrasekhara Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham said once that the proper time to do sandhyavandanam is hinted in the tamil saying " Kaanaamal konaamal kandu kodu". There is one important step in Sandhyavandhanam named Argya Pradhaanam (means giving Argyam to Sun God). As per this Tamil saying this Argya Pradhaanam is to be given along with ...


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Shastra is a general term. If you mean sruti, then a true guru cannot contradict sruti. A true guru is living sruti. If you mean smriti, or any other meaning to scripture, than a guru can contradict, for two reasons. First, not being sruti, they are by definition written by man, not by God. Second, different sects accept different smritis as smriti. The real ...


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