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  1. [Hinduism] Technical term in Hinduism used to classify philosophical schools and persons, according to whether they accept the authority of the Vedas as supreme revealed scriptures, or not.


"Astika" is a 2006 film written and directed by Ben Rivers.

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Google previewHealing Across Boundaries (2015)

Bio-medicine and Alternative Therapeutics by Makarand R. Paranjape

The term Astika means acceptance of the other world, the paraloka.6 This is exactly the boundary that divides science and spirituality. Paraloka is the transphysical dimension of the human persona as well as the universe. It needs to be ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Buddhism (2005)

by Christmas Humphreys

takes the middle path between the realists (astika), who maintain the universe to be real, and the non-realists (nāstika), who deny all reality. The Buddha condemned both the astika and the nāstika concepts. (See Mādhyamika. ) ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions (1999)

by Wendy Doniger, Merriam-Webster, Inc

ASTIKA \'as-ti-ka\, in Indian philosophy, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hinduism (2012)

by Denise Cush, Catherine Robinson, Michael York

Astanga Yoga Astika and Nastika Astrology See: Jyotisa Asuniti Asuras Asvalayana Asvins Atharvaveda See: Samhita xxxi List of entries.

Google previewDictionary of Mysticism (2015)

by Frank Gaynor

Astika: A Sanskrit term, denoting an individual who acknowledges theauthority of the Veda (q.v.). Astikaya:ASanskrit termfor bodilyor extended substance. In Jainaphilosophy, only time is unlike a body (anastikaya), henceunextended.

Google previewDictionary of Asian Philosophies (2002)

by St. Elmo Nauman Jr

ASTIKA:(from theSanskritasti, “it is”) Theterm applied tothose systems ofIndian philosophy which affirmthe authority of the Vedas, although this does not necessarily mean that they also affirm the existence of God. Opposedto Nastikasystems ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Religion (2005)

Astika : A Hindu term for correct teachings or Orthodoxy. Astral : First type of matter or plane more subtle than physical.) Astral plane : The ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Hinduism (2005)

by Karel Werner

astika affirming ( thevalidityof Vedicteachings and of the divine origin oftheVedas); orthodox. Astrology (a ...

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