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Is the pouring of lac in a Shudra who hears the Vedas or recites them intentionally Danda or Prayaschitta?

The OP is referring to Gautama dharmasūtra (2.3.4)- atha hāsya vedamupaśṛṇavatastrapujatubhyāṁ śrotrapratipūraṇamudāharaṇo dhāraṇe śarīrabhedaḥ // Here, severe daṇḍas (not prāyaścittas) are stated ...
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What does this sutra of the Apastamba Dharma Sutras mean?

Quoting from this page: But Abhiśastas shall live together in dwellings (outside the village); considering this their lawful (mode of life), they shall sacrifice for each other, teach each other, and ...
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How to ensure Brahminas don't step out of line regarding the law

It is not true that a sinful Brahmin can go unpunished simply due to his birth in a religious family. Also, a repeat offender is no longer a Brahmin but a Brahma-bandhu. Kindly refer to the below ...
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How many Arya Samskaras are there? ten or sixteen?

Shodasha sanskāras: Garbhādhāna - This is mainly concerned with the purification of the seed and the womb so that the progeny will be endowed with good health and intelligence. Pumsavana - This is ...
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How did one become a dasa and is it consented upon

According to Manu Smriti 8.415 there are seven ways one can become a Dasa (translated here as slave). ध्वजाहृतो भक्तदासो गृहजः क्रीतदत्त्रिमौ । पैत्रिको दण्डदासश्च सप्तैते दासयोनयः ॥ ४१५ ॥ dhvajāhṛto ...
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