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Hinduism - What Is Rta In Hindu Cosmology?

Rta is the cosmic order and regularity that allows the rhythms of time and seasons to occur in orderly succession, according to the Vedas (the oldest and most authoritative Hindu texts).

According to the texts, rta had a moral dimension to it, which humans were obligated to support.

One such moral dimension was truth, which was seen as upholding the cosmos, while its polar opposite, anrta, came to be associated with deception.

Varuna, the Vedic god who was both the guardian of rta and the deity who punished untruth, usually by affliction with dropsy, was the link between the natural and moral worlds.

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