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Insulting someone is a verbal sin. So, prima facie it is Y who has committed a sin not X. Manu Smriti 12.5. Coveting the property of others, thinking in one’s heart of what is undesirable, and adherence to false (doctrines), are the three kinds of (sinful) mental action 12.6. Abusing (others, speaking) untruth, detracting from the merits of all men, and ...


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Dharma is indeed created by Brahman, rishis, and devatas. This is known because dharma is based on Vedic vidhis (injunctions). Each vidhi was authored at a certain time in history. This means that before the vidhi was authored, the action enjoined or prohibited by the vidhi was not dharma. There are also many instances recorded in the Vedas themselves as ...


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My question is, can someone provide an English commentary for that verse, or an English translation of the Sanskrit commentary for that verse? The verse is cited by Vijnaneshvara in the famous Mitakshara, which is a commentary on the Yajnavalkya smriti. He cites this Narada smriti verse in the commentary of a similar Yajnavalkya smriti verse and says that &...


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As per Vishnu Purana: Part 1: Chapter 15, such rules are not applicable for Manus, Ptajapatis and other sages who were responsible for the creation in the very beginning. MAITREYA.--Daksha, as I have formerly heard, was born from the right thumb of Brahmá: tell me, great Muni, how he was regenerate as the son of the Prachetasas. Considerable perplexity also ...


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These 2 verses show the mindset of ancient householders. Modern Hindus do not have to accept such obviously wrong teachings. Vedic or other scriptural authority does not extend to matters that can be decided by human reason. There is no need to interpret these verses and should be taken at face value and simply rejected. Apologetic defense of the ...


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In the Uddhava Gita XVI.19-20 (Swami Madhavananda translator), Sri Krishna says: By ascribing worth to sense-objects a man comes to be attached to them; from attachment arises the desire for them; from attachment arises the desire for them, and desire leads to dispute among men. Dispute engenders vehement anger, which is followed by infatuation. ...


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Yes. During Samudra Manthan, Bhagavan Vishnu gives the analogy of a snake, rat & hunter, to Devas when discussing whether to shake hands with Asuras temporarily. When a snake gets caught in a hunter's net, it asks it's janma-virodhi (rat) for help to gnaw away the net, assuring it of future safety. When rat gnaws off the net, the snake escapes then ...


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