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Completing the explanations of dharma shastras/dharma sutras, for at least the ones that both appear to be there completely and are in the Padma Purana canon, is the explanation of the Vāsiṣṭha Smriti/Dharma Sutra. It conveniently just tells you it's from Manu. Manu has declared that the (peculiar) laws of countries, castes, and families (may be followed) ...


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It is incorrect to say that the fruit of sin goes only to the husband after marriage. Sins and merits are shared equally between husband and wife, for as per the Manusmriti, Vedic rites have been enjoined for them jointly. The Brihaspati smriti explains that husband and wife are like two halves and the fruit of action is shared by those two halves. Here the ...


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