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Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« on: December 28, 2013, 01:34:15 AM »
Dharmash?stra~viruddho yo loke prachalitashcha yah, ?ryachary?nugo yashcha sa dharmo~tra uchyate. (1.19)
What is not against law books and which is prevalent among people, and what is according to the behaviour of nice people, I tell you that dharma here.

Rishibhishch?parairuktam swatvash?streswhu tanmaya, vishweshwarasmritau s?rtha varnyate yugasamgatam. (1.21)
What rishis have said in their law books, that I explain here according to times along with meaning.

Brahmanastu samutpannah jagaduktam pur?tanaih, navy? vidyutakanotpannam manyate tadshamshayam. (1.22)
In older times, they said the universe arose out of Brahman. People of today, believe that to have arisen certainly from nuclear particles.

S?mkhye purushas?nnidhy?t prakritih srishtik?ranam, tath? ghanarin?nunam s?nnidhyam n?tane mate. (1.23)
In Samkhya the coming together of purusha and prakriti is accepted as the reason for creation. According to the new belief, this is believed by coming together of positive and negative atoms.

Agocharam brahma matam munibhistattvadarshibhih, vaigyanikairmat? shaktirm?yeti parigrihyat?m. (1.24)
The rishis who knew the truth knew Brahman to be beyond understanding. What scientists accept as energy, understand that as M?ya.

Saiva t?pe prak?she cha chumbake vidyud?dishu, bhuvi graheshu s?ryeshu cha sarvatr?st?ti nishchitam. (1.25)
That energy certainly exists everywhere in heat, light, magnetism, electricity, etc., and in Earth, and Sun.

Samsarak?ranam Brahma m?ya tatchhaktirityadah, vedeshu yatsamakhyatam gr?hyamasy?m smrit?vapi. (1.26)
The reason for the universe is Brahman and M?ya is its power. That, which is mentioned in the Vedas should be taken as the view of this smriti too.

K?ranam yad vyavasth?y? asy?h shaktay? nirantaram, tadeva brahma gn?nagamyamat?ndriyam. (1.27)
Which is the eternal reason of this arrangement of power; that, which is known by knowledge and not attained by senses; know that as Brahman.

* "VISHWESHWARA SMRITI" (1947)
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Re: Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 02:51:25 PM »
So Brahman is another name for the universe if science is a study of the universe, it is a study of Brahman, or Brahman is a deist god.  8-)  Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Re: Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 02:06:58 AM »
Quote from: "Solitary"
.. or Brahman is a deist god.  8-)  Solitary
Have your take. I do not take Brahman as a deist God, but as what just constitutes all things in the universe.
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Re: Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 09:49:02 AM »
Brahm?ndasyakat?hastya vy?so gn?tum na shakyate, asminkana ev?~s?mkhya r?jante sauramandal?h. (1.43)
The wok-like space in the universe cannot be measured. In this many solar systems shine like small grains.

Tadandas?gare sheshastaptan?h?rar?patah, vy?py?khilam kundakairvirar?ja samantatah. (1.44)
In this ocean-like universe, Shesha pervades in all directions in shape of hot nebulae with many spirals.

Supton?r?yanashch?seet kendrashaktiswar?patah, pralaye l?namabhavadvishvam hi sachar?charam. (1.45)
There, like the central power slept Narayana. The seen and unseen universe was in a state of dissolution.

Atha k?le sam?y?te bahuly?miti samsmaran, shaktir?pastu bhagaw?njaj?g?ra swayam punah. (1.46)
Then when the time came, the Lord woke up thinking 'though I am one, let me be many'.

Gatir?virbabh?v?tha n?h?re chakravattad?, tattv?ni navatirdve cha pr?durbh?t?ni vai tatah. (1.47)
At that time, the nebulae started revolving like a wheel, and gave rise to ninety two elements.

N?h?r?t sarvamutpannam brahm?nde sachar?charam, atou navatitattv?ni karan?niha tasya tu. (1.49)
The eternal universe universe arose from the nebulae, and the ninety elements* are the reason for it.

* Two were lost in the beginning - Madhu and Kaitabha, demons killed by Lord Vishnu, that is why ninety now.

Panchatattv?mayi vy?khya sy?tsamkshepakrit? pura, yatau bhumau jale v?you saml?n?nyeshu bh?rishah. (1.50)
In earlier times the universe was taken as composed of five elements, this must have been said for brevity, because Earth, water and air are composed of many elements.

Shaktiswar?pam tejo~stihy?k?shastattvato~parah, vaignanikam matamidam samkhepena mayoditam. (1.51)
Tejas is not an element but a form of energy, Space too is not an element. I have explained this scientific view in short.

* "VISHWESHWARA SMRITI" (1947)
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Offline aitm

Re: Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 10:40:17 AM »
You talk funny.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Re: Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 01:23:15 PM »
It is fun seeing how Hinduism adopts new ideas and adjusts to new situations. Not a static religion.
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)

Offline Plu

Re: Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 02:44:22 AM »
But still running after the facts, instead of trying to get in front of them.

Offline Aupmanyav (OP)

Re: Readings from a 20th Century Hindu Law Book (Smriti)
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 06:06:40 AM »
Quote from: "Plu"
But still running after the facts, instead of trying to get in front of them.
Oh, he would never get in front of them. It was my grandfather. That he left for me to do. Watch out for the third installment.
"Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya" (Brahman is the truth, the observed is an illusion)
"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)