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Noun: nastika
  1. Technical term in Hinduism used to classify philosophical schools and persons that do not accept the authority of the Vedas as supreme revealed scriptures.
    "Of the thinkers we will examine Bhartrhari, Sankara, and Aurobindo may be taken as representative of Hindu astika schools, while the Buddhist Nagarjuna comes from a nastika school."

Type of: philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

Encyclopedia: Nastika