(In Hinduism and some forms of Buddhism) a work of sacred scripture.
- The dharma shastras discuss at some length the issue of unworthy or even dangerous guests, yet advising that no matter what the circumstances, the visitor should at least receive food.
- Neither shastras nor smritis suggest that there exists an immutable, universal moral doctrine.
- The Vedas and shastras are many, but life is very short.
From Sanskrit śāstra.
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