astika

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From Sanskrit आस्तिक(āstika, orthodox, believing, pious, faithful), from अस्ति(asti, "is, exists", believing, pious).

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astika ‎(uncountable)

  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.

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