shastra
   Shastra (from shas, to order or enjoin) is a term for any authoritative scripture in the Brahminical or Hindu tradition. For example, the ARTHASHAS-TRA is an authoritative scripture on artha (worldly action) as it relates to a king. The DHARMASHAS-TRA is authoritative scripture concerning DHARMA (right conduct).
   Further reading: A. L. Basham, The Wonder That Was India (Calcutta: Rupa, 1997); Klaus K. Klostermaier, A Survey of Hinduism (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989).

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. . 2007.

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  • Shastra — (Sanskrit: शास्त्र, śāstra) bezeichnet eine Schrift, Lehre, Anweisung im allgemeinen Sinne. So bedeutet Astra Shastra das Wissen über die Waffen, Astra heißt Waffe, und Shastra Wissen oder Lehrbuch. Es kann sich dabei sowohl um Schriften… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shastra — (en Sánscrito, शास्त्र) significa tratado, escrito o enseñanzas. Se utiliza para designar los comentarios posteriores hechos sobre un escrito formal. En el Budismo, los Shastras son tratados sobre las doctrinas contenidas en los Sutras, escritos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shastra —   [ ʃastra; Sanskrit »Theorie«, »Belehrung«, »Lehrbuch«] das, / s, Bezeichnung für eine Vielzahl zum Teil als heilig geltender Lehrwerke der indischen Literatur, die mit den Inhalten der Veden übereinstimmen und diese erläutern. Die Shastras… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Shastra — IAST|Śāstra (anglicized either shastra or sastra) is a Sanskrit word used to denote education/knowledge in a general sense. The word is generally used as a suffix in the context of technical or specialised knowledge in a defined area of practice …   Wikipedia

  • Shastra — Shaster Shas ter, Shastra Shas tra, n. [Skr. c[=a]stra an order or command, a sacred book, fr. c[=a]s to order, instruct, govern. Cf. {Sastra}.] A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shastra — shastrik, shastraik /shah stray ik/, adj. /shahs treuh/, n. any of the sacred books of Hinduism. [1620 30; < Skt sastra] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shastra — Shas|tra* [ʃ...] vgl. ↑Schastra …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • shastra — [ ʃα:strə] noun (in Hinduism and some forms of Buddhism) a work of sacred scripture. Origin from Sanskrit śāstra …   English new terms dictionary

  • shastra — shas·tra …   English syllables

  • shastra — /ˈʃastrə/ (say shahstruh) noun any of the sacred texts of Hinduism. {Hindi (from Sanskrit) sāstra} –shastric, shastraic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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