Institutes of Hindu Law: Or, The Ordinances of Menu, According to the Gloss of Cullʹuca. Comprising the Indian System of Duties, Religious and Civil

Rivingtons and Cochran, 1825 - 450 pàgines
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Pàgina 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.
Pàgina 284 - 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.
Pàgina 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.
Pàgina 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.
Pàgina 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.
Pàgina 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.
Pàgina 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.
Pàgina 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
Pàgina 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.
Pàgina 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.

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