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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 ...


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According to Skanda Purana V.ii.68.24-33 , one who speaks wrong about vedas and gods becomes pishacha. Those who commit breach of trust, those who have sex with other men’s wives and those who speak ill of the Vedas, attain the state of Piśāca. Men who always decry the Purāṇas and Dharmaśāstras and who calumniate others become Piśācas. Other scriptures ...


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Yes they do have provisions to accept only partial/logical parts and remove rest. A man "is said to be conversant with duty, who knows duty as depending on all four foundations". These four foundations of duty are (1) as laid down in the Vedas, (2) as laid down in the Smritis, (3) as sanctioned by ancient usage and customs and (4) as approved by ...


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Yes, Dharma Sastras do have provisions to change with time and views in society. He shall, avoid such wealth and pleasures as are opposed to righteousness, as also righteousness if it be conducive to unhappiness, or disapproved by the people. (Manu Smriti 4.176) I will quote from Parashara Smriti which says its best suitable for Kali Yuga. It has some ...


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There is a punishment. TL;DR -- Criticizing the Vedas is an act of a Pisaca, a mortal sin, and causes loss of caste. Dharmasutra/Dharmashastra Evidence: atha patanīyāni || 7 || 7. Now [follows the enumeration of] the actions which cause loss of caste [Pataniya]. steyam ābhiśastyaṃ puruṣa vadho brahma ujjhaṃ garbha śātanam mātuḥ pitur iti yoni saṃbandhe ...


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Sethu Srivatsa Koduru made an almost exhaustive list in support of the view that Smritis can be followed partially. I just want to add one more verse from Yajnavalkya Smriti. Let him diligently follow the law (Dharma) with deed, mind and speech. But let him not follow (an ordinance) which, though lawful, is yet not conducive to heaven and is offensive to ...


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A detailed answer is given by Sethu Srivatsa Koduru. I just want to add one more thing. I came across a verse in Yajnavalkya Smriti. This verse is also relevant. Let him diligently follow the Law (Dharma) with deed, mind and speech. But let him not follow (an ordinance), which though, lawful, is yet not conducive to heaven and is offensive to the people. I....


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Like all other Smritis, the Parashara Smriti also is of the opinion that some human beings and some other beings are impure to touch. Take a look at the following verse from the 6th chapter for example: On seeing a Chandala, let him look at the sun without a moment's delay. For touching a Chandala, let him bathe with his clothing on. Some more references ...


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Parashara Smriti is missing the Achara Kanda, that any Smriti must have. So, it does not say anything regarding the details of how the Upanayana ceremony should be performed. But it does talk about the sacred thread which is invested during the Upanayana ceremony. If, while performing the rite of Achamana, he has his Lead or throat wrapped with cloth, or ...


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No, if you believe the context of the Manu Smriti. The Manu Smriti says that Dasyu means anyone outside the Chaturvarna. मुखबाहूरुपद्जानां या लोके जातयो बहिः । म्लेच्छवाचश्चार्यवाचः सर्वे ते दस्यवः स्मृताः ॥ ४५ ॥ mukhabāhūrupadjānāṃ yā loke jātayo bahiḥ | mleccavācaścāryavācaḥ sarve te dasyavaḥ smṛtāḥ || 45 || All those races of the world which are outside ...


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What you are experiencing is a symptom of not following Saadhna or Dhyaan routine properly. I came across this issue in Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda earlier and would like to suggest you to read in detail Chapter 1.4.21: PRACTICAL RELIGION: BREATHING AND MEDITATION on how to practice meditation with best results. In Shrimadbhagvadgita : Chapter 6 : ...


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I found two verses from Manu Smriti against consanguineous marriage. Manu Smriti 11.171 On having had intercourse with one’s sister born of his father’s sister, or of his mother’s sister, or of his mother’s full brother,—one should perform the Cāndrāyaṇa. Manu Smriti 11.172 A wise man should never take these three as his wife; being blood-relations, they are ...


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