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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #26

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  • Dualities of love and hatred are destroyed by suppression of breath. Sin is destroyed through focus in one’s prescribed duty. Sensual attachment by restraint, and false identity by contemplation of distinction between matter and spirit and constitutional position of the soul.
  • Sin comes from improper activity.
  • We are attracted to certain situations because they offer some benefits, but when we contemplate how people move through these situations as a result to their activities, we gradually lose interest in them.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #25

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  • Vanaprastha bathes 3 times a day.
  • Vanaprastha, contrary to grihastha brahmana, may live at the roots of trees.
  • Vanaprastha may have something, or not have anything. He may increase his austerities to the point of leaving the body, or maintain the body and travel as sannyasi.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #24

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TOPIC 13 LAWS CONCERNING WOMEN
  • Nothing must be done independently by a woman.
  • Woman should never seek to separate from husband, father, son.
  • Woman should always be cheerful, expert in house management, careful in cleaning and economical in expenditure.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #23

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  • Discharge of semen is purified by bathing.
  • A woman is purified after a miscarriage after as many days and months as had elapsed after conception.
  • After menstrual period woman becomes personally pure on 4th day after bathing, but she cannot perform rituals until her flow has completely ceased. If woman suffers from uterine hemorrhage she is not affected by uncleanliness.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #22

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  • For maintenance of dependents one may accept gifts from anybody, but one should not use them for oneself.
  • From one’s servant, cowherd, barber and similar shudras who one personally knows one may accept food.
  • When one offers oneself for service one should describe oneself honestly. One who lies about one’s qualifications is like a thief who steals himself.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #21

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  • One who acts unrighteously and does not deal properly with others, can never be happy.
  • One’s prosperity may continue even though one does not act properly, but that is simply continuing from the previous life.
  • Would it be easier for us to realize that we are wrong, if reactions came immediately?

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #20

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  • Brahmanas should not do things that are useless or impure. They don’t just spend their time in idle pursuits or pleasantries, they do something useful.
  • One should not slap limbs, grind teeth, make strange noises etc.
  • Certain metal dishes promote lust – white brass, bell metal, so they should not be used.
  • Grihastha should not use things used by others other than Mahaprasada of the Lord.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #19

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  • One who has grain, but is not giving anything to brahmanas is like a killer of brahmanas.
  • General tax that goes to the king is 1/6th. In emergencies the king may take up to 1/4th.
  • Business is half truth, half lie, because businessman can never honestly tell what price he bought the thing for.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #18

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  • Respectful treatment of those invited to the sraddha rite is of utmost importance.
  • The problem of smartas is not their following the rules and regulations, but not knowing what the rules and regulations are for.
  • What devotee should do if his family follows smarta rituals.

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BRIHAD MANU SIKSHA #17

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  • Gifts and offerings should be given to worthy recipients, especially in the sraddha rite because it is meant for the benefit of others.
  • Sraddha rite will only work if the brahmana fed is qualified.
  • Inviting devotees one should take care that the company is compatible because the point is quality interaction.

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