Shankaracharyas' view on Dharmashastras

Ashish Chandra ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 9 20:17:04 CST 1999


I was going through the list archives on the subject of adhikAra. Thanks to
Vidya, Bala and Jaldhar for some informative posts. I also came across
something Vidya had written about 3 years back on the soc.religion.hindu
list on the question of adhikAra of reciting Vedas for shudras and women.
The post is at

My question is, since the Jagadguru has himself pointed out to the
non-applicability of some Smritis, as mentioned in Vidya's post, what
exactly is a Smartha to follow ? What should be retained and what discarded
? Is there any agreement on these things? Is there a better way of learning
about this (i.e. from a book or articles)?


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