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I bow my head to the daughters of Devahuti on #InternationalWomensDay2020 . Deavhuti was the daughter of Manu whose verses became part of Rigveda, the first book of human history. She, was among 27 women poets who had her hymns in it. Unprinted for centuries, sages chanted them.
They could’ve decided not to, but in a society celebrated for mind and heard, not muscles, women had an elated position. Sanatana was always a Women’s world in which Shiva surrenders at the feet of Kali, make Gaur an equal part and becomes Ardh-Narishwar. #InternationalWomensDay
Long before folk songs and other such songs of longing became a part of human history, and when the world was in awe of Sage Agastya who’d walk down south to create Tamil grammar, his wife Lopamudra would tease him about wasting life for big things losing out on love #Rigveda
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Manusmriti isn’t god’s words spoken to someone. Manusmriti is code of conduct made for early civilisation. It may not match the modern day requirement in entirety. But does it mean it should be humiliated with public burning? Is the book written 2020 years back modern?
When we allowed burning down of Manusmriti fashionable and mainstreamed it, we allowed the erosion of faith. Books written in 1st Century AD and 525 Century AD can’t be touched. Why desecration of #Manusmriti a permissible political form of protest and not blasphemy?
Periyar made a career out of burning #Manusmriti in the name of #Dalits though he came from an upper caste. He was a Hinduphobe who loved trampling of Hindu symbols. Why should he be hailed in a College named after Sage Gargi from Rigveda?
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மனு ஸ்மிருதி,  மனு தரும சாஸ்திரம்,  மனு நீதி, மனு சட்டம் என்று சனாதன தர்மம், இந்து மதத்தில் உள்ள சட்டம், விதிகளைப் பற்றிய திரி.

#Manusmriti #ManuLaws

வேத எதிர்ப்பாளர்களை அரசன் தனது எல்லையிலிருந்து வெளியேற்ற வேண்டும். (அத்.9: சுலோகம் 225)
வேத எதிர்ப்பாளர்கள் அன்றாடக் கடமைகளை செய்யாதவர்கள்; இவர்களின் பிறப்பே வீண்; திருட்டுத்தனமாக சாதி மாறிப் பிறந்தவர்கள்; வேதத்தை கேள்வி கேட்டு நிந்தனை செய்யும் துறவிகளுக்கும்
தற்கொலை செய்து கொண்டவர்களுக்கும் அவர்களின் ‘ஆத்மா’க்களுக்காக ‘தர்ப்பணம்’ (செத்தப் பிறகு ஆத்மா சாந்தியடைவதற்கான புரோகிதச் சடங்கு) செய்யக் கூடாது. (அத்.5; சுலோகம் 89)
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Varna vyavastha practiced upto the Mahabharta period:

Manu’s social system all people had equal rights to join any of the varnas according to their merits nd vocations, irrespective of their parents profession.

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System continued from Rigvedic period until Mahabharata(Geeta) period, Geeta clearly says:

चातुर्वर्ण्यंमयासृष्टंगुणकर्मविभागशः।(4-13)

The chaturvaranya (the four-class system) has been created on the basis of people’s vocations nd merits nd not on their birth nd parentage.
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The whole community acquiring a new varna:

Besides individuals we also come across examples of a whole community or a large part of it leaving its earlier varna and acquiring a new one.
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Caste Based Reservation in India Started in 2nd Century BC. In #Manusmriti - the law book of Brahmins all the laws were based on #Caste and no Merit was ever considered. It divided people into High & Low Castes on the basis of their birth and not on the basis of Merit.
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Wealth, Political power, Spiritual leadership, Education, Ownership of Land, Trade and all lucrative aspects were reserved purely to the higher castes. This system of caste based discrimination entrenched in day today social life since ages.
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|| धर्म और अधर्म ||

व्याकरण के नियमानुसार मनुष्य अथवा चराचर सब वस्तुमात्र जिसको धारण करते हैं, वह धर्म है।
यह धर्म का शाब्दिक अर्थ है।

धर्मशब्द सुखहेतु गुण, कर्म वा द्रव्य का वाचक अभीष्ट है, किन्तु दुःखहेतु गुणादि का वाचक नहीं।
जहाँ दुःख का हेतु धर्मशब्द आता है, वहाँ उसमें नञ् अव्यय संयुक्त करके अधर्म कहते हैं।
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यजुर्वेद के ३१वें अध्याय में ‘यज्ञेन यज्ञमयजन्त देवास्तानि धर्माणि प्रथमान्यासन्॰’ यहाँ धर्मशब्द कर्म का पर्याय वाचक है।
#मनुस्मृति में धर्म

महर्षि मनु ने विश्व के आदि मानव धर्मशास्त्र में धर्म की महिमा और धर्म व अधर्म के लक्षणों के विषय मे लिखा हैं।
महर्षिमनु के अनुसार धर्म के दस लक्षण इस प्रकार हैं:

धृति: क्षमा दमोअस्तेयं शोचं इन्द्रिय निग्रह:।
धीर्विद्या सत्यमक्रोधो दशकं धर्म लक्षणं।। (६/९)
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#Manusmriti Change of Varna:

Examples in history:

Hundreds of examples from Bharatiya history can be cited in support of the fact that Varna Vyavastha is based on an individual’s vocation andaction, and has nothing to do with his birth.
1. Aiterya Rishi was the son of Das. But he became a "उच्च कोटि" Brahmin and composed Aiterya Brahmana and Aiterya Upanishad.
Aiterya Brahman Grantha is considered to be very important to understand the Rigveda.
2. Raja Vishvamitra who- was born of Kshatriya parents became a Brahmarshi.
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#thread: The position of women in the #Manusmriti

Women are held in highest esteem

It is clear from the internal evidence of the Manusmriti that the anti-women picture of Manu presented by some is baseless and contrary to the facts.
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The provisions concerning women in Manu have been inspired by his sense of respect, justice and goodwill and his concern for their securityand equality with men. Here are some facts of evidence in support: -
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Maharshi Manu is the first great man of the world to have given the society the highest ideal about women which adds remarkably to the dignity’, status and self-respect of women.
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Thread:- #Manu & #Manusmriti

Maharshi Manu is the first to have given the world a well-regulated, systematized, ethical and ideal pattern of living for human beings. He is the first among manavas (one of the human races).

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The first among scripturewriters,the first among law-makers, law-givers and social philosophers, the pioneer statesman and above all the first sage-ruler. Manu is the religious teacher who introduced the yajna-rituals.
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The Dharmic scripture composed by him which today is known as the
#Manusmriti is the oldest of the Smritis.
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"If your wife is unyielding for sex, strike with stick or hand and curse her!"

Wife Beating and #MaritalRape in Vedic Literature: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.4.7

Original Sanskrit verse & Commentary by Adi Shankara (Shankara Bhasya) translated into English by Swami Madhavananda:
One, The Early Upanishads are considered Vedic Literature attached to Veda Samhitas. Two, Context is SEX; Procreation OR not; spelled out in 6.4.10-11. Three, The interpretation "buy her over with ornaments" is from Shankara Bhasya, & THIS version was used.
Is he @MisraNityanand dishonest or just plain ignorant? He goes till verse 8 of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.4 & concludes "context is procreation only (needed for life)". Go further till 10 & 11. Husband chants "may she not conceive!" 6.4.10. Context is Sex.
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द्विधाकृत्वात्मनो देहमर्धेन पुरुषोभवत्
अर्घेन नारी तस्यां स विराजमसृजत्प्रभु। - #Manusmriti

“In the beginning, the world was equally split into two and from one part man was created, while from the other a woman.”
Note The EQUAL split. #Hinduism #InternationalWomensDay
No. Not created from a man because he was bored and lonely. Woman isn’t a man’s entertainment.
परपत्नी तु या स्त्री स्यादसंबन्धा च योनित:
तां ब्रूयाद्भवतीत्येव सुभगे भगिनीति च।
A woman who isn’t your wife and who isn’t related by birth should be addressed respectfully as “Blessed” “thou” or “Sister” respectfully. - #Manusmriti #WomensDay

Wouldn’t SM be wonderful then?
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