What does our scripture say about marriage?
As per manusmriti, there are four purposes of Hindu marriage
To have progeny
Performance of religious rites
And through the above three, experience Bliss or Happiness
Why should we marry?
What Param Pujya Morari Bapu mentioned is the simplified truth to drive home a point for a larger ...
Some signs of Kali Yuga as mentioned in Parashara Smriti's 1st chapter touch upo the issue here:
30 & 31. "Religion has been overthrown by irreligion ; and truth
indeed by that which is false ; kings have been overpowered by thieves
; males have been subdued by females ; the worship of fire is dying
out ; respect to ...
Manusmriti 4.176 says
Let him avoid (the acquisition of) wealth and (the gratification of his) desires, if they are opposed to the sacred law, and even
lawful acts which may cause pain in the future or are offensive to
Hence, even any lawful act which may cause pain in the future and are offensive to men , like casteism/varna ...
Why Mahabaharata says Women are living lies ?
First Of all lets look at the whole context in which these sentences were written. Now if we look at the previous chapters which describes the whole story , we can see that-:
1) In Mahabharata Yudhishthira once asked Bhishma about discourse on women.
2) Then Bhishma told Yudhishthira a old story of Rishi ...
What is dharma and adharma is determined by scripture. Krishna says in the Gita (XVI. 23-24):
He who discards the injunctions of the scriptures and acts upon impulse of desire attains neither perfection nor happiness nor the Supreme Goal.
Therefore let the scriptures be your authority in determining what ought to be done and what ought not to be done....
The Dharma Shastra (the rule book of what to do and what not to do) to be followed in Kali Yuga is Parashara Smriti only & not those of Manu and others. This is as per the Parashara Smriti .
I don't know if there are any other Scriptures which contradicts with this or not.
Refer to Parashara Smriti :
According to the nature of age the Laws to be ...
1) Among Dharmasmritis(Manusmriti, Naradasmriti , Parashara
Smriti,Yajnavalkya Smrti ... etc) , is there any verse or historical
evidence which suggests that manusmriti is more authoritative/followed
than others(Naradsmriti,Parashar Smriti,..) or whether all have equal
authority? What if two dharmasmritis verses clash with each other,
which one ...
NOTE: Manusmriti critics have cherry-picked certain verses from the Manusmriti to show that Manu was unfair towards Shudras and partial towards Brahmins. The purpose of this answer is to provide the rest of the other verses that censure bad Brahmins and praise good Shudras, to show that the critics cherry-picked those verses unfairly, and that Manu is ...
If the father is not learned in the Vedas, even then the son is allowed to study them.
Manu Smriti 3.136. If there is a father ignorant of the sacred texts
whose son has learned one whole recension of the Veda and the Angas,
and a son ignorant of the sacred texts whose father knows an entire
recension of the Veda and the Angas,
Manu Smriti 3....
Why slaying a woman must be considered "just a minor offense" (upapataka) while killing a brahmin (ब्रह्म-हत्या) is a despicable unforgivable offense - mahapataka? Why such presumed inequality?
Why did you cherry pick the mention of women from the verse and not the mention of kshatriyas, vaishyas, and shudras, which include men?
Why shouldn't it ...
Summary: (Read conclusion below for a summarised compact understanding, since answer is long.)
Upapātaka doesn’t mean minor sin but general sin. There’s no hierarchy of sins per say except the 5 major ones and killing of women (or anyone) is in no way inferior. There is no differentiation between the killing of Men and women both have been accorded an ...
Dr. Surendra Kumar of the Arya Samaj has written a concise and critical commentary of the "Manu Smriti". A scanned version can be located on-line via Google. In this commentary, Dr. Kumar states that spurious interpolations have been made to the original text of the "Manu Smriti" over time. The interpolated verses seem to be written in a different style ...
"Hinduism" (a dharma and it's not same as a religion) is not about any impermanent worldly systems/customs/relations e.g., the varna-system. It is ultimately about mukti i.e salvation, and before that, to lead a life of OM, by performing karma as per dharma, that rather is the most personal thing for each human being. The only things that are universal are ...
As per Verse 1.59 and 1.61, the Manu of Manu Smriti is the first Manu named Svāyambhuva Manu of first (Svāyambhuva manvantra):
This Bhṛgu will fully describe to you this (Law); this sage has learnt the whole of this in its entirety, from me.—(59)
स्वायम्भुवस्यास्य मनोः षड्वंश्या मनवोऽपरे ।
सृष्टवन्तः प्रजाः स्वाः स्वा महात्मानो महौजसः ॥ ६१ ...
1. The Prescription of Fine
(See table below to avoid reading)
The basic rule for fine in case of verbal abuse has been dealt with in Dharmashastras like Brihaspati which purport to derive their authority from Manu (see below). Also from comparative notes, Yajnavalkya Smriti is in agreement with this, and as discussed here is supposed to be similar to Manu. ...
Quoting from the extant Manusmriti. The provisions dealing with female homosexuality are given in the chapter on adultery. The punishment for the same is as follows:
If a maiden pollutes another maiden, her fine shall be two hundred; she shall also pay the double of her nuptial fee and shall receive ten lashes.—(Manu 8.369)
But if a woman pollutes a maiden, ...
This Shloka is available in Manu Smriti, Chapter 2, Verse 12.
वेदः स्मृतिः सदाचारः स्वस्य च प्रियमात्मनः ।
एतच्चतुर्विधं प्राहुः साक्षाद् धर्मस्य लक्षणम् ॥ १२ ॥
vedaḥ smṛtiḥ sadācāraḥ svasya ca priyamātmanaḥ |
etaccaturvidhaṃ prāhuḥ sākṣād dharmasya lakṣaṇam || 12 ||
The Veda, the Smṛti, the Practice of cultured Men, and what is agreeable to oneself—these ...
When Uddhava asked Shree Krishna about characteristics of men who are bounded ,free and who are devotees.Lord krishna given uddhava similar answers as given to arjuna in Bhagvat Gita. We can find that conversation in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana.
इन्द्रियैरिनिन्द्रियार्थेषु गुणैरपि गुणेषु च । गृह्यमाणेष्व हं कुर्यान्न विद्वान यस्त्वविक्रिय:।।9।।
There seems to be more than ten Manasa Putra of Lord Brahma as I have described in this answer. Some Puranas include Svayambhuva Manu and Shatarupa also in the list of Lord Brahma's mind-born children.
According to Vishnu Purana and Shrimada Bhagavatam, Lord Brahma divided himself into two parts. Male part is Svayambhuva Manu and female part is Shatarupa.
It is condemned. Reason is- by inter-mixing of castes Varnasankaras are created and they do not belong to the realm where Manu's laws apply well.
Manu Smriti 10.24. By adultery (committed by persons) of (different)
castes, by marriages with women who ought not to be married, and by
the neglect of the duties and occupations (prescribed) to each, are
Why is intercaste marriage bad?
Intercaste marriages are bad because the offspring produced are genetically inferior. This is especially the case for Pratiloma marriages. Even when the husband is a higher caste than the wife, the wife should ideally be just one caste lower. The best form of marriage is same-caste marriage because it produces children with ...
First of all it should be understand that Agama is a very wide subject. It involves various aspects such as mantra, yantra, upasana, diksha, anushthana, temple construction, idol construction and so on.
There are many references which say that shruti are of two kinds. One is Vedas and other is agama. There is another post on agamas which you can go through ...
The word "China", referring to a particular tribe, is found in Manu Smriti 10.44:
10.43. But in consequence of the omission of the sacred rites, and of their not consulting Brahmanas, the following tribes of Kshatriyas
have gradually sunk in this world to the condition of Sudras
10.44. (Viz.) the Paundrakas, the Chodas, the Dravidas, the Kambogas, ...
The word is KanyA dAna and not what you said also it is not DH but D..
See Manu Smriti 3.29:
एकं गोमिथुनं द्वे वा वरादादाय धर्मतः ।
कन्याप्रदानं विधिवदार्षो धर्मः स उच्यते ॥ २९ ॥
ekaṃ gomithunaṃ dve vā varādādāya dharmataḥ |
kanyāpradānaṃ vidhivadārṣo dharmaḥ sa ucyate || 29 ||
‘When the maiden is given away in due accordance with rule, ...
The Cambridge Dictionary defines rape as:
to force someone to have sex when they are unwilling, using violence or threatening behaviour
In this regard the prescription of the currently available Manusmriti, 8.364
is very clear i.e. death penalty:
योऽकामां दूषयेत् कन्यां स सद्यो वधमर्हति।
सकामां दूषयंस्तुल्यो न वधं प्राप्नुयान्नरः॥३६४॥
If a man violates an ...