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Institutes of Hindu Law, Or the Ordinances of Menu, According to the Gloss ...
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according acts ancestors animals attain attendance becomes birth body born Bráhmen brother butter called cattle cause ceremony child committed considered constantly continually creatures daughter death desire destroy devotion divine duties earth equal expiation father fire five four fruit gift give given giver gods gold grain hand highest holy honour hundred husband interest keep killing king knowledge learned let the king live lord marriage married means mentioned MENU mind month mother natural never night oblation offering ordained organs penance perform person preceptor present priest produced punishment pure purified receive religious respect rites roots rule sacred sages scripture season sense servile sons sorts soul spirit student subsist Súdra texts thing twice-born Véda virtue virtuous wealth whole wife witnesses woman women
Page 2 - ... then the sole self-existing power, himself undiscerned, but making this world discernible, with five elements and other principles of nature, appeared with undiminished glory, expanding his idea, or dispelling the gloom. He, whom the mind alone can perceive, whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity, even he, the soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend, shone forth in person.
Page 191 - Three persons, a wife, a son, and a slave, are declared by law to have (in general) no wealth exclusively their own ; the wealth which they may earn is (regularly) acquired for the man to whom they belong.
Page 41 - Let him chuse for his wife a girl, whose form ' has no defect ; who has an agreeable name ; who ' walks gracefully like a phenicopteros, or like a young ' elephant; whose hair and teeth are moderate respec' tively in quantity and in size ; whose body has ex •
Page 114 - But, a widow, who, from a wish to bear children, slights her deceased husband by marrying, again, brings disgrace on herself here below, and shall be excluded from the seat of her lord.
Page 2 - In that egg the great power sat inactive a whole year of the Creator, at the close of which by his thought alone he caused the egg to divide itself...
Page 213 - Should the eldest or youngest of several brothers be deprived of his share by a civil death on his entrance into the fourth order, or should any one of them die, his vested interest in a share shall not wholly be lost ; 212.
Page 107 - Veda, and those, which confer purity. 87. ' Should a Brahmen touch a human bone moist ' with oil, he is purified by bathing; if it be not oily, ' by stroking a cow, or by looking at the sun, having * sprinkled his mouth duly with water.
Page 114 - ... and, like those abstemious men, a virtuous wife ascends to heaven, though she have no child, if, after the decease of her lord, she devote herself to pious austerity...
Page 128 - He, the god of criminal justice; He, the genius of wealth; He, the regent of waters; He, the lord of the firmament. A king, even though a child, must not be treated lightly, from an idea that he is a mere mortal: No; he is a powerful divinity, who appears in human shape. In his anger, death. He who shows hatred of the king, through delusion of mind, will certainly perish; for speedily will the king apply his heart to that man's destruction.