Through these actions, a Brahmin gets free from the sin he commits unknowingly. A cordial welcome should also be extended to such a guest like the ones already present. Even the guest arriving after dining is over should be welcomed with honour. Such a pious conduct of a householder today ensures his right to a place in heaven. A guest should not be asked to reveal his caste and creed for it indents the religion.

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The Smritis are based on the teachings of the Vedas. It lays down the laws which regulate Hindu national, social, family and individual obligations. Some things are better dead than alive. A Kricchhra consists in reciting the Gayatri verse ten thousand times. Krichchhra-chandrayana, Krichchhra-santapana, Prajapatya, Chandrayana etc were different types of fasts which one should observe for so and so many days keeping such and such traditions and taking bath sometimes 12 times a day to get rid of sins.

In some of these, eating cow dung was also prescribed! Urine of the cow, cow-dung, milk, curd, and ghee, these five are the five articles derived from a cow, some verses mention five articles so keep these items in mind.

Urine of a black cow ought to be taken; dung of a white cow; milk of a copper-coloured cow; and curd from the milk of a blood-coloured one; the ghee from the milk of a tawny cow; or all the five may be taken from a tawny cow. You will read about horse-sacrifice is commanded sometimes to get rid of sins acquired by killing a Brahmin. Parashara Smriti written by Parashara is full of hatred against Shudras and Dalits and these Brahmins have built temples in his name all over India.

All these temples should be demolished. Most of the times Shoodras become pure by gifting Brahmins some stuff or cows! Women are not free, hell lots of restrictions and controlling methods discussed in the book. You get impure when someone is born in your home!

Brahmin never gets impure, keep on touching his feet! On occasions Smriti says, a Shoodra is pure by the making of a gift only e. The whole Smriti is about glorifying Brahmins and demeaning other varnas and whole women society. No matter how idiot Brahmin is, he is still better than others. This is what the centre point of the whole book. Courts in India are full of Brahmin judges. Offer cows to Brahmins. How one should use all his strength to get the cow out of the ditch if she falls.

How killing a cow would lead to sins, punishments involved for injuring cows and saving a life of cow can get your sins washed. What kind of ropes you should use to tie cows and much more nonsense, literally. I wonder if this is a religious book of cows or do-it-yourself farming guide! How one should not conceal killing of the cow from Brahmin, otherwise will go to hell. Pay Brahmins and get punishment and you will be saved, this is what chapter 9 talks about. In many cases as a punishment, there is shaving of the head but there is a way out by paying double fees to Brahmins!

When drinking, should any water issue from the mouth and drop into the vessel; that should be considered as not fit to be drunk; one must perform the Chandrayana penance for it. It justifies child marriages by making parents feel guilt and shame. Further, it is interesting to read how Parashara Smriti asks people from other caste groups when they are bitten by worms to purify with cow urine and cow dung but for Shudra and Chandala purity comes by giving gifts to Brahmins!

Further purity for Shudra women while in her period is also achieved by giving gifts to Brahmins but for other groups such Brahmins, Kashatriya etc it is through fast or purity comes automatically after certain days! They enslaved us justifying with their religious scriptures. You Thought Manusmriti is the Worst? The highest virtue for a Shoodra is to serve the members of the regenerate castes.

Fruitless for him is everything else that he may do. Salt, honey and oil, curded milk, whey, and milk all these are not polluted by the touch of persons of the Shoodra caste. Shoodra may sell these to all the castes. By selling Wine and meat, by consuming prohibited foods,cohabiting with prostitutes a shoodra falls from his caste. By drinking the milk of a tawny cow, by cohabiting with a woman of the Brahman caste, by discussing the sense of the words of the Veda, a Shoodra becomes a Chandala Lowest sect Chapter 2 1.

Now, I shall explain, conformably to what Parasara formerly propounded, the law relating to the duties and observances prescribed for a householder, in the age of Kali ; also the rules of conduct, which, being common to all, are suited to the four castes and stages of life, so far as they are able to follow.

A Brahman who regularly performs the six ceremonies, may also betake himself to agriculture. By making a gift of one-sixth part to the sovereign of the land, one twenty-first for the sake of the gods, and one-thirtieth to the Brahman caste, one is freed from all sins. Abandoning the service of the regenerate castes, the Shoodras who betake to improper occupations become short-lived beings, and undoubtedly go to hell.

An able-bodied bull, free from disease, well-fed and hearty, and not impotent, should be made to work for half the day. Then should one give the bull a wash. He who refrains from making gifts to Brahmans, when he stands at the foot of the heaped-up paddy, is a thief; he is the most wicked of all possible sinners ; he should be proclaimed as a Brahman-killer. Chapter — 3 1. Now I shall speak of the term of impurity resulting on the occurrence of a birth, or a death.

Brahmans in three days become pure again, when a relative has died, or has been born. A Kshatriya recovers purity in twelve days ; a Vaisya, when fifteen days have passed ; a Shoodra, after the lapse of a month ; this is conformable to what Parasara has said. In the case of pollution by a birth, it is allowable to touch the body of a Brahman who has been polluted by such a cause. If the relatives are sprang from the same progenitor, but of a higher caste , and from a mother of an inferior caste, the above rule of impurity should be followed by them, when either a birth or a death has taken place.

If information arrives that a person of the same family has died in a country other than his native land, — then the rule of three days or of one day does not obtain; then the relatives are purified by bathing themselves on that very day.

If the child should perish, while yet in the womb, or should be miscarried, — then the woman has an impurity of as many days, as would be equal to the number of months the child had been in the womb.

For those who died in the course of doing service to the Brahman caste, or while rescuing women, or cows being carried away by force, or in battles, — the impurity lasts only for a single night. The sun trembles from his place on seeing a brahmana who has taken sanyasa. This sanyasi pierces the solar orb and reaches the ultimate position of brahman. Where a Brahman from ignorance follows the corpse of one who belongs to the military caste, he becomes impure for a single night, and purifies himself by eating the fivefold products of a cow.

When the period of three nights is complete, he should repair to a river that falls into the sea ; there a hundred Pranayamas are to be practised by him ; hereafter he eats clarified butter, and restores him to purity again.

Chapter — 4 5 and 6. The Brahmans who touch the corpse of a person killed by cows or bulls, or of one who hanged himself, or of one whose death was caused by a person of the Brahman caste; and those who carry the corpse, or set fire to it; or those other persons who follow the corpse ; and also those who cut down the rope ; all should purify themselves by a Taptakrichchhra ; and then a number of Brahmans should be fed by them.

By way of a gratuity they should give to a Brahman, a cow accompanied by a bull able to draw a cart. Hot water should be drunk for three days , hot milk for three ; hot ghee for three ; and air should be the sole subsistence for the next three days.

This rule governs the penance Taptakfichchhra If a woman meets not her lord, on the day that her monthly courses stop, — she after death goes to hell, — and becomes a widow in repeated births. If the husband meets not his wife on the day that her monthly courses cease, and she be near at hand, he incurs the awful sin of having killed a foetus. There is not the slightest doubt herein. This is in conformity to what Manu has said. An elder brother remaining unmarried while a younger marries, and that same younger brother himself who marries before his elder brother, and the woman who becomes the wife of such a younger brother, together with the person who gives away the bride, and the priest who officiates at the marriage, — all these are doomed to hell.

If a woman follows her departed lord, by burning herself on the same funeral pile, she will dwell in heaven for as many years as there are hairs on the human frame, — which reach the number of three crores and a half. Chapter 5 1. If a superior Brahman is bitten by a wolf, or by a dog, or a jackal, or the like, he should wash himself, and should inaudibly recite the Gayatri verse, the holy mother of the vedic hymns. Chapter — 6 9. For killing a mouse, a cat, a snake, a monster snake, or the dundubha snake, a number of Brahmans should be fed with krisara, Khichri, — rice, ghee and peas or sesamum cooked together, and the gratuity should be an iron rod.

If a woman, an artist, or a mechanic, be killed, two prajapatyas is the penance prescribed, and the gratuity is a bull and ten cows. Should one kill an innocent member of the military caste, or a similar Vaisya, he should expiate it by a double atikrichchhra, and a gratuity of twenty heads of cattle, If a Brahman should ever happen to kill any person of the Chandala caste, let him perform a Krichchhra prajapatya; and give a gratuity of two cows. If a person belonging to the Chandala caste, should happen to be killed by one of the Kshatriya tribe, or by a Vaisya, or by a Shoodra, the slayer becomes pure by half a krichchhra.

In all Krichchhra Vrat one should not shave head, take bath, do Havan and worship Hari. A man becomes sinless by doing this Vrat.

If a thief, a Svapaka, or a Chandala, comes to be killed by one of the Brahmin caste, the murderer may purify himself by fasting for an entire day, and by tasting the five articles derived from a cow. For sleeping together with many of the Chandala caste, let a Brahman fast for full three nights.

If he treads a path that a Chandala has trodden, his sin is removed by a remembrance of the Gayatri verse For touching a Chandala, let him bathe with his clothing on. If a Brahman drinks water from a tank excavated by a Chandala, and if it be done without knowledge, he will be pure by omitting one meal ; else it is necessary to fast for a day. If a Brahman, a Kshatriya, a Vaisya, or a Shoodra, should by inadvertence drink water, or curd, or milk contained in the vessel of the lowest castes ; — then the regenarrates are purified by Brahmakoorcha and a fast ; a Shoodra by a fast and by making gifts, so far as his ability extends.

Brahmans well-versed in the rules of law and thoroughly conversant with all the Vedas, should propound rules which have emanated from the mouths of saints, and rescue the sinking sinner from his sin. Having done all this, he should thereafter gratify the Brahmans with food ; and the gratuity prescribed to be given them is thirty cows, and a single bull.

The ground itself is rendered pure, by being plastered anew, by digging up, by offerings made on the fire, or by the recitation of the sacred words ; it loses its pollution also by the Brahmans having rested their feet upon it. If a washerwoman, or a woman of the caste that works in leather, or of the hunter, or of the fowler caste, or of that works in bamboo, should live unknown in the house of one who belongs to any of the four chief castes ; — then, when the fact is known, the process for purification is half of what has been described above ; the house, however, need not be burnt ; but the rest of the foregoing ceremony must necessarily be performed But an earthen vessel filled with an oily substance need not be thrown away.

The house should be washed with cow-dung and water, mixed together. A person who has been bitten by worms, should for three days wash himself with cow- dung and with the urine of the cow, and with curd and milk, and with ghee; he should swallow the same ; he would thus become pure.

A Kshatriya too, should become pure, by making a gift of five mashas of gold. For a Vaisya, the prescribed penance is, — the gratuity of a cow, and likewise a fast. The defects in the performance of any religious rite, whether recitation, or austerities, or the performance of a sacrificial rite — are all removed, if the Brahmans signify the approval thereof.

If the sinner be ill, or in distress, or fatigued, or in times of I scarcity or civil commotion, — the fast, the austerities and! Or the Brahmans in a body, may, out of grace, sow an indulgence to the sinful man.


Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra

The Smritis are based on the teachings of the Vedas. It lays down the laws which regulate Hindu national, social, family and individual obligations. Some things are better dead than alive. A Kricchhra consists in reciting the Gayatri verse ten thousand times. Krichchhra-chandrayana, Krichchhra-santapana, Prajapatya, Chandrayana etc were different types of fasts which one should observe for so and so many days keeping such and such traditions and taking bath sometimes 12 times a day to get rid of sins.


Parashara smriti

In later and modern scholarly usage, the term refers to tradition, memory, as well as a vast post-Vedic canon of "tradition that is remembered". In Hindu mythology, [12] Smriti is the name of the daughter of Dharma [13] and Medha. All Smriti texts are regarded to ultimately be rooted in or inspired by Shruti. Each of six major schools of Hinduism has its own literature on dharma. At the personal dharma level, this includes many chapters of Yogasutras.

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