Manu Smriti

Manu-smriti, (Sanskrit: “Laws of Manu” or “The Remembered Tradition of Manu”)also called Manava-dharma-shastra (“The Dharma Text of Manu”), traditionally the most authoritative of the books of the Hindu code (Dharma-shastras) in India.The text can be broadly divided into four, each of different length. and each further divided into subsections: – 

1.Creation of the world 

2.Source of dharma 

3.The dharma of the four social class. 

4.Law of karma, rebirth and final liberation. 

The text is composed in metric Shlokas (verses), in the form of a dialogue between an exalted teacher and disciples who are eager to learn about the various aspects of Dharma. The first 58 verses are attributed by the text to Manu, while the remaining more than two thousand verses are attributed to his student Bhrigu.

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Shlok 15
धर्म का लोप कर देने से वह लोप करने वालों का नाश कर देता है और रक्षित किया हुआ धर्म रक्षक की रक्षा करता है। इसलिए धर्म का हनन कभी नहीं करना चाहिए, जिससे नष्ट धर्म कभी हमको न समाप्त कर दे।
यदि धर्मका नाश किया जाय, तो वह नष्ट हुआ धर्म ही कर्ताको भी नष्ट कर देता है और यदि उसकी रक्षा की जाय, तो वही कर्ताकी भी रक्षा कर लेता है। इसीसे मैं धर्मका त्याग नहीं करता कि कहीं नष्ट होकर वह धर्म मेरा ही नाश न कर दे ⁠।⁠।⁠
जो पुरूष धर्म का नाश करता है, उसी का नाश धर्म कर देता है, और जो धर्म की रक्षा करता है, उसकी धर्म भी रक्षा करता है । इसलिए मारा हुआ धर्म कभी हमको न मार डाले, इस भय से धर्म का हनन अर्थात् त्याग कभी न करना चाहिए ।
पर-स्त्री से व्यभिचार (बलात्कार) करनेवाले मनुष्य को लोहे की तप्त (गर्म) शय्या पर सुलाकर, चारों ओर लकड़ी रखकर अग्नि लगा दे जिससे वह पापी भस्म हो जाए।
One forcefully imposing himself on a lady is to be laid on hot iron bed, surrounded by woodpiles and to be set ablaze so that sinner turns to ashes.

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