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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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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.
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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#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.
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: -
(2/n) @trustmaddy
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).

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.
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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