As we know some of Brahma's mind born sons also had progeny. So technically not all humans are descendants of Manu. Is my understanding correct? And if so, is manusmriti applicable on them?

  • Visravasa, father of Ravana, was described as the mAnasaputra of Pulastya - पुलस्त्यस्य तु तेजस्वी महार्षिर्मानसः सुतः . Actually, what did you understand by mAnasaputra? @Carmen sandiego Nov 7 '19 at 14:37
  • Manussmriti is applicable only to descendants of Manu not to the mind born sons. Those people are already were enlightened and do not need guidance from Manu.
    – Wikash_
    Nov 7 '19 at 15:22
  • @srimannarayanakv - Those that were not created through a typical reproduction. Out here I am referring to sages like Atri, Bhrigu etc. So is manusmriti applicable on their descendants Nov 7 '19 at 16:06
  • @Wikash_ - I am asking if applicable on their descendants Nov 7 '19 at 16:07
  • @Carmensandiego:What you had stated is known definition. As far as I know mAnasaputra indicates that there are a father and a son, but they are not father and a son. The term mAnasaputra indicates that in a subtle way about a Guru and a disciple, fathers of the both are different. A Guru accepts a disciple, who excels his Guru, to be his son-like. Here there is no biological relationship, but a disciple is a son-like to the Guru. He transfers all his knowledge to that disciple only. Sri Vivekananda is mAnasaputra of Sri Ramakrishna. Nov 7 '19 at 16:14

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