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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 attention becomes birth body born Bráhmen brother butter called cattle cause ceremony CHAP child committed considered constantly continually creatures daughter death desire devotion divine duties earth eaten equal father fire five four fruit gain gift give given giver gods grain hand highest holy honour hundred husband impure keep killing king kinsmen knowledge learned let the king live lord manes manner marriage married means Menu mind month mother natural never night oblation obsequies offering ordained penance perform person preceptor present priest produced punishment pure purified received religious respect rice rites roots rule sacred sages scripture servile sons spirits student subsistence Súdra texts thing tion touch twice-born Véda VIII virtue virtuous wealth whole wife witnesses woman women
Page 60 - 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 respectively in quantity and in size ; whose body has exquisite softness.
Page 168 - Let her emaciate her body by living voluntarily on pure flowers, roots, and fruit ; but let her not, when her lord is deceased, even pronounce the name of another man. "Let her continue till death forgiving all injuries, performing harsh duties, avoiding every sensual pleasure, and cheerfully practising the incomparable rules of virtue, which have been followed by such women as were devoted to one only husband.
Page 16 - Brahman springs to light, he is born ' above the world, the chief of all creatures, assigned to ' guard the treasury of duties, religious and civil.
Page 67 - When money or goods are given to damsels, whose kinsmen receive them not for their own use, it is no sale : it is merely a token of courtesy and affection to the brides. 55. Married women must be honoured and adorned by their fathers and brethren, by their husbands, and by the brethren of their husbands, if they seek abundant prosperity : 56.
Page 3 - 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. " 13. And from its two divisions he framed the heaven abate and the earth beneath : in the midst he placed the subtile ether, the eight regions, and the permanent receptacle of waters.
Page 168 - 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 75 - Grass and earth to sit on, water to wash the ' feet, and, fourthly, affectionate speech are at no time ' deficient in the mansions of the good, although they
Page 110 - Over a string, to which a calf is tied, let him not ' step ; nor let him run, while it rains ; nor let him look ' on his own image in water : this is a settled rule.
Page 183 - A mansion infested by age and by sorrow, the seat of malady, harassed with pains, haunted with the quality of darkness,* and incapable of standing long ; such a mansion of the vital soul let its occupier always cheerfully quit : 78. As a tree leaves the bank of a river, when it falls in, or as a bird leaves the branch of a tree at his pleasure, thus he, who leaves his body by necessity or by legal choice, is delivered from the ravening shark, or crocodile, of the world.