Smriti is considered less authoritative than shruti. But still he comments on it in Advaitik way. It seems common knowledge that Smriti like the Puranas is considered secondary authority to Shruti texts like the Vedas. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding. The one big hurdle is that historical texts of ancient eras that are available may not be to the satisfaction of modern historians.
If one goes by types, Smritis are basically of two types. The S'ruti and the Smriti are described as the two eyes of the Vipras. The Rig Veda, Sama Veda and the Yajur Veda are collectively known an Traji. The Vedas are the most celebrated possessions of the mankind. Whereas Shruti are considered authorless and eternal in nature, Smriti are the creations of ancient seers and sages. Sutras and similar literature expound codes of conduct, judiciary etc.
A rule below borrows context from the above ones, unless stated otherwise. Smriti's in General do not have divine origin they have a author who is one of the seers of Shruti's or person with Equivalent status. Here, it must be appreciated that the nuclear scientist J. The Indian scriptures can be broadly classified into two categories: 1 The Shruti literature 2 The Smriti literature. Their original purpose was probably quite harmless to explain Vedic religion to the masses, but as it invairably happens, as soon as you get the masses involved you invite superstition, ritualism, sectarianism and that is exactly what happened. Srila Rupa Gosvami writes in his Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu 1.
The famous Manu-Smriti and other smritis and shastrasconstitute the Smriti literature. It does not forecast important events like the independence of India, the partition of India, the Indian wars with Pakistan and China, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, India's nuclear weapons why? Since He spoke the first word of Vedic knowledge, the source of this knowledge is transcendental. Smriti means which has to be remembered. That is why they are called the end of Vedas. This the Bhagavad Gita is an extremely important book because it is one of the three pillars of Vedanta. Smriti is every knowledge that is country bound - culture, history, personality, society. All the modern thinker from Swami Vivekananda,RamKrishna, Aurbindo, Radhakrishnan, Sivananda , Chinmayananda , Raman Maharishi and recent ones like Jaggi Vasudev , Sri Sri Ravishankar ,Osho they deviced this concept of Neo-vedanta which takes elements from every path and unites them to Advaita.
Similarly the essence of all the Upanishads is the Bhagavad Gita. There is some proof to the idea that within the popular cultureBhagavad Gita may have gained more importance in the recent times, since the British times, but within the intellectual tradition the Bhagavad Gita was always important as can be understood from that fact that various Acharya have commented on it from atleast 1500 years ago. These were developed and transmitted verbally, from one generation to the next, for nearly two millenniums. See my question here: Under the second view, the difference between Shruti and Smriti is that the words of Shruti have a divine origin whereas the words of Smriti are of human origin although Smriti is still divinely inspired. We are so suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem helpless. If you can back your view with proper references, it will look like proper answer. In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure, stress, and multi problems that seek for a solution and answer.
All this is told in two Books containing about twenty-two thousand couplets, and forming nearly one- fourth of the entire Sancrit Epic! Hence they clearly have been constantly edited throughout history. Translation 2: The root of the religion is the entire Veda, and then the tradition and customs of those who know the Veda , and the conduct of virtuous people, and what is satisfactory to oneself. For instance, having said one should not have extramarital relation, it says what should be legally done in cases of such relation and offspring of such relations such as property, inheritance. Factually, it's hard to accept that divine knowledge of God would be handed down in simple sources such a smriti, which can be easily interpolated and were interpolated. The later Hindu texts include fourfold sources of dharma, states Levinson, which include atmanastushti satisfaction of one's conscience , sadacara local norms of virtuous individuals , smṛti and śruti. In later years the Atharava Veda was incorporated in this group. It is believed that these recitations are the natural outpouring of Vedic rishis experiencing a mentally transcendental stage.
We all know what the rational explanation is. We all know what the rational explanation is. A vocabulary needs to be created. The Rig Veda is the oldest literary work in the history of the world. It is the highest and most sublime realization of Hinduism. As a storehouse of Hindu law and traditions and moral rules these episodes are invaluable; but they form no part of the real Epic, they are not a portion of the leading story of the Epic, and we pass them by.
It has been so stated in Hindu Scriptures only. Because a person can not make out for many years, that the person from whom he is listening about Bhakti is in reality a Impersonalist. It is a collection of 1028 hymns in Vedic Sanskrit. Do you know that most of the hymns spoke of universally recognised higher values of life such as truthfulness, honesty, dedication, sacrifice, politeness and culture. As the name suggests, it is an ancient text foretelling the events of the future. These books gave a detailed explanation of Vedic rituals and instructions and deal with the science of sacrifice.
The Puranas also mention the entire genealogies, meaning lineages of kings that ruled in India up until the Gupta kings, thus clearly showing us rational human beings that these Puranas were composed after the Gupta period. Not just the actual words, but even the long-lost musical tonal accent as in old Greek or in Japanese has been preserved up to the present. The temples and shrines are not mentioned in the Bhavisya Purana o dear simple one, they are mentioned in all other Puranas, which are not 'Bhavisya Purana' which show to us rational and intelligent people that the Puranas were edited after these temples were built. Theopulence of the Absolute rudranamshankaraschasmi Vittesoyaksaraksasam Vasunampavakascasmi Meruhshikarinamaham andit is impossible to prove that Bhagavad Gita talks about Shiva as the absolute truth. This is clearly a very accurate and authentic scholarship which is a model to be followed. If only we could stop for a moment and allow this to happen.
There are four Vedas, namely, the- Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. The Indian Nitisastras in the Tibetan version have been preserved in the Tanjur collection. The essence of cow is the milk. Bhagavad Gita is not a book for mass audience. What is Smriti Sacred texts other than Shruti are categorized as Smriti. So, among the Shruti there are the Upanishads that are to be commented upon, among the Smriti there is the Bhagavad Gita that is to be commented upon, and among Nyaya there is the Vedanta sutras that is to be commented upon.