The Laws of Manu

Clarendon Press, 1886 - 620 pàgines
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Pàgina 330 - For women no sacramental rite is performed with sacred texts, thus the law is settled ; women who are destitute of strength and destitute of the knowledge of Vedic texts, are as impure as falsehood itself, that is a fixed rule.
Pàgina 80 - When (the father) gives away his daughter according to the rule, after receiving from the bridegroom, for (the fulfilment of) the sacred law, a cow and a bull or two pairs, that is named the Arsha rite.
Pàgina 230 - Let him not strike one who (in flight) has climbed on an eminence, nor a eunuch, nor one who joins the palms of his hands (in supplication), nor one who (flees) with flying hair, nor one who sits down, nor one who says 'I am thine;
Pàgina 26 - The very birth of a Brahmana is an eternal incarnation of the sacred law; for he is born to (fulfil) the sacred law, and becomes one with Brahman. A Brahmana, coming into existence, is born as the highest on earth, the lord of all created beings, for the protection of the treasury of the law. Whatever exists in the world is the property of the Brahmana; on account of the excellence of his origin the Brahmana is, indeed, entitled to it all.
Pàgina 77 - But a prudent man should not marry (a maiden) who has no brother, nor one whose father is not known, through fear lest (in the former case she be made) an appointed daughter (and in the latter) lest (he should commit) sin.
Pàgina 370 - Even to the daughters of those daughters, it is fit, that something should be given, from the assets of their maternal grandmother, on the score of natural affection. 194. WHAT was given before the nuptial fire, what was given on the bridal procession, what was given in token of love, and what was received from a brother, a mother, or a father, are considered as the six-fold separate property of a married woman : 195.
Pàgina 345 - Let man and woman, united in marriage, constantly exert themselves, that (they may not be) disunited (and) may not violate their mutual fidelity. 103. Thus has been declared to you the law...
Pàgina 207 - Against an angry man let him not in return show anger, let him bless when he is cursed, and let him not utter speech, devoid of truth, scattered at the seven gates.
Pàgina 27 - The rule of conduct is transcendent law, whether it be taught in the revealed texts or in the sacred tradition ; hence a twice-born man who possesses regard for himself, should be always careful to (follow) it 109.
Pàgina 509 - ... that which Brahmanas (who are) Sishtas propound, shall doubtlessly have legal (force).' 109. Those Brahmanas must be considered as Sishtas who, in accordance with the sacred law, have studied the Veda together with its appendages, and are able to adduce proofs perceptible by the senses from the revealed texts.

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