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Swami Vivekananda has once quoted one line from a sloka which is most probably from the Manu-samhita, that reads

charen mAdhukarim vrittim api mlechchhakulad api,

Meaning : [a monk] should beg food even from the foreigners.

Can someone provide the full sloka with source?

  • Can you include where Swami Vivekananda quoted this shloka in his work? – Pandya Apr 7 at 16:18
  • Swami-Sishya -Samvad – user17294 Apr 7 at 16:30
  • I hv used that verse in this answer .. so it is from Atri Smriti/Samhita @Pratimaputra – Rickross Apr 7 at 17:01
  • @Rickross okay thanks.Are you sure such a sloka is not there in the Manu-smriti? – user17294 Apr 7 at 17:06
  • Probably not .. going by the portion u quoted (mlecchakula, madhukari vritti ) and the translation I hv given it seems the same verse from Atri Smriti .. but I don't hv the Sanskrit verse to answer @Pratimaputra – Rickross Apr 7 at 17:17

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