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)