Sunday 26 November 2017

MANU SMRITI 7.46: WHY AVOID KAMA AND KRODA [ काम क्रोध गण ] ?

2017 1126 48  Manu Smriti 7.46: Why avoid Kama and Kroda [ काम क्रोध गण ] ?

कामजेषु प्रसक्तो हि व्यसनेषु महीपतिः  | 
वियुज्यते अर्थ धर्माबयां क्रोध जेष्वू आत्मना एव तु  ||  M 7.46  

M 7.46. For a king who is attached to the vices springing from love of pleasure, loses his wealth and his virtue, but (he who is given) to those arising from anger, (loses) even his life.  


See also Bhagavad Gita 16.21:

Sunday 19 November 2017

MANU SMRITI 7.18-19: PUNISHMENT IS DHARMA [ दण्डं धर्म ]

2017 1119 47  Manu Smriti 7.18-19: Punishment is Dharma  [ दण्डं धर्म ]

दण्डः शास्ति प्रजाः सर्वा  दण्ड एव अभिरक्षति  | 
दण्डः सुप्तेषु जागर्ति  दण्डं धर्म  विदूर बुधाः     ||    M 7.18

M 7.18. Punishment alone governs all created beings, punishment alone protects them, punishment watches over them while they sleep; the wise declare punishment (to be identical with) the law (Dharma).

समीक्ष्य स धृतः सम्यक सर्वा रञ्जयति प्रजाः  | 
समीक्ष्य प्रणीतस तु विनाशयति सर्वतः      ||       M 7.19  

M 7.19. If (punishment) is properly inflicted after (due) consideration, it makes all people happy; but inflicted without consideration, it destroys everything.


Sunday 12 November 2017

MANU SMRITI 8.15: DHARMA PROTECTS [ धर्मो रक्षति ]

2017 1112 46  Manu Smriti 8.15:  Dharma Protects [ धर्मो रक्षति ]

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धर्म एव हतो हन्ति धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः  | 
तस्माद धर्मो न हन्तव्यो मा नो धर्मो हतो वधीत्   ||    M 8.15

धर्म एव हतो हन्ति   Dharma being violated, destroys;
धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः  Dharma being preserved, preserves.
तस्माद                  Therefore,
धर्मो न हन्तव्यो       Dharma must not be violated   
मा नो धर्मो हतो      lest violated Dharma destroys us.


Sunday 5 November 2017

MANU SMRITI 10.63 : DHARMA IN SUMMARY [ सामासिकं धर्मं ]

2017 1105 45  Manu Smriti 10.63  Dharma in Summary

अहिंसा सत्यं अस्तेयं शौचं इन्द्रिय निग्रहः   | 
एतं  सामासिकं धर्मं चातुर्वर्ण्ये अब्रवीन मनुः  ||   M 10.63

10.63:  Dharma in Summary [ सामासिकं धर्मं ]

01 अहिंसा    Abstention from injuring (all living things), 
02 सत्यं        Truthfulness
03 अस्तेयं     Abstention from unlawfully appropriating (the goods of others), 
04 शौचं        Purity, and 
05 इन्द्रिय निग्रहः  Control of the sense organs, 

Manu has declared to be the summary of the law for all [the four castes of]  men.