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Smriti is one of the structuring dynamics of Rk Veda. It highlights the quality of MEMORY involved in structuring Rk Veda. With reference to consciousness, Smriti comprises the specific sets of laws of Nature that are engaged in promoting the quality of Rishi — the observer, the witnessing quality — within the Samhita level of consciousness, providing a structure to the eternally silent, self-referral, self-sufficient, fully awake state of consciousness, which is intimately personal to everyone. (complete table of qualities)

In the physiology, Smriti is represented by all the memory systems and reflex arcs, which allow action and perception to occur without the need for lengthy processing and analysis.

This happens on the basis of complete knowledge, or memory, of what should be the appropriate response to any situation, . . . as well as the appropriate response to more complex adjustments of social and traditional behavior in the presence of changing circumstances or environmental needs.

Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature — Prof. Tony Nader-Ram in Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature,
pp. 176-177
Smriti Physiology
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  Angirasa Smriti  71KBVyasa Smriti 110KBApastamba Smriti  102KBDaksha Smriti  100KBVishnu Smriti 79 KBYagyavalkya Smriti 285KBLikhita Smriti  77KBShankha Smriti  141KBBrihaspati Smriti  73KBAtri Smriti  90KBKatyayana Smriti  170KBParashara Smriti  191KBManu Smriti 664KBAushanasa_Smriti  65KBHarita Smriti 633KBGautama Smriti  145KBYama Smriti  70KBSamvartta Smriti  105KB Kashyapa Smriti  227KBPulastyaSmriti  126 KBVishvamitra Smriti  2.2MBDevala Smriti  380KBMarkandeya Smriti  11MBAshvalayana Smriti  3.7MBNarayana Smriti  839KBBharadvaja Smriti  5.2 MBNarada SmritiVyaghrapada Smriti  1.6MBDalbhya Smriti  628 KBPrajapati Smriti  712 KBShatatapa Smriti  698 KBBaudhayana Smriti 5 MBLohita Smriti  3 MBytesRishyashringa Smriti  37MB
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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
on the importance of
regular practice of the
Transcendental Meditation technique:

Natural Law functions through the Principle of Least Action.

This means that the orderly dynamics of Nature is founded on the ground of eternal silence; that is why natural action does not create any strain. The energy consumed in activity is simultaneously replenished from its source in eternal silence, which is pure wakefulness, absolute alertness, pure subjectivity, pure spirituality, the self-referral state of consciousness — Transcendental Consciousness on the human level of existence — easily gained through my Transcendental Meditation.

This level of intelligence is the Unified Field of Natural Law.

Maharishi University of Management, footnote p. 13

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Atharva Veda Yajur Veda Sama Veda Atharva Veda Pratishakhya (Chaturadhyayi) Krishna-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya (Taittiriya) Sama Veda Pratishakhya (Pushpa Sutram) Atharva Veda Pratishakhya Shukl-Yajur-Veda Pratishakhya Rk Veda Pratishakhya Itihas Puran Smriti Brahmana Aranyak Upanishad Vyakaran Kalp Shiksha Jyotish Chhand Nirukt Nyaya Vaisheshik Samkhya Yoga Karma Mimansa Vedant Gandharva Veda Dhanur Veda Sthapatya Veda Harita Samhita Bhel Samhita Kashyap Samhita Charak Samhita Sushrut Samhita Vagbhatt Samhita Bhava-Prakash Samhita Sharngadhar Samhita Madhav Nidan Samhita