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4 Vidyas

4 Vidyas 1. {trayI} , the triple Veda 2. {AnvIkSikI} , logic and metaphysics 3. {daNDa-nIti} , the science of government 4.{vArttA} , practical arts , such as agriculture , commerce , medicine &c. 5. Manu vii , 43 adds a fifth , viz. {Atma-vidyA} , knowledge of soul or of spiritual truth ; according to others , Vidya has fourteen divisions , viz. the four Vedas , the six Vedangas , the Puranas , the Mimansa. Nyaya , and Dharma or law [964,1] ; or with the four Upa-vedas , eighteen divisions ; others reckon 33 and even 64 sciences [= {kalAs} or arts]
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