Understanding Manu Smriti

We are pleased to present a collection of valuable essays in Hindi by noted scholars on Manu Smriti edited by Dr Surendra Kumar and published by www.vedicbooks.com (Govindram Hasanand, Delhi). The essays contain some extremely useful insights which are not found elsewhere. Some of the topics discussed are:
- Fundamental ideologies of Manu Smriti
- Process, Evidence and Implications of adulteration in Manu Smriti
- Manu Smriti and Vedas
- Manu Smriti, Brahmins and Shudras
- Unique contributions of Manu Smriti
- Dr Ambedkar and Manu Smriti

The online version is an abridged one. We strongly recommend purchasing a copy of the complete book. We also recommend purchasing a copy of Manu Smriti edited by Dr Surendra Kumar. You can buy them from www.vedicbooks.com.

ManuSmriti Essays

ManuSmriti Essays

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  1. Shiva says

    I’m addicted to this website. I want all Vedas and smritis in English. I have been searching for months and i couldn’t find anywhere

    • Gaurav says

      Dear Shiva,
      I just want to add my knowledge on your query, You may be able to find Vedas either in Hindi or in English, but loose passions if you dont understand whats written in it. Vedas contain all the knowledge in basic raw from. and each word used in one sutra may have different meaning based on the context, In order to understand Vedas it be better to understand “Nirikta sutram” which defines law to translate the meaning,
      never the less, Vedas are subject of research and both language translator(some one who can understand “adi sanskrat” and “nirkuta shastra” law in detail) and subject matter expert needs to be together to make meaningful though out of it.
      Most of the people try to take meaning out of direct translation of the sutra and end up mis understanding or not understaning any thing out of it at all.

    • Arun says

      No, our scriptures on the contrary have been passed down generation to generation unaltered. Just because it does not support your religion doesn’t mean it is corrupted. It means it is different. Your scriptures came much later thousands of years later and are different from ours and other religions. Your scriptures are not the uncorrupted version of ours which is what you really are claiming.

      • Abhishek K says

        I am a student of vedanta. I have studied for around 10 years. With humble respects I would like to clear certain aspects.

        The veda is unaltered because it was sound encrypted. Veda only includes the portion of Mantra, brahmana, aryankas and upanishads (this is vedanta). However, all other books, Itihaasas (mahabharan and ramayan) and 18 major puranas are adulterated as it did not have any control over it such as encryption. That is why the stories do not add up. This is our major flaw. This does not mean that Hinduism (Sanatana dharm) is lower than any religion. In fact the opposite is true from a personal point of view. We do not have to claim to be the best. That is not our point. We only look for Dharmic living through Loka sangraha. Bhagavad gita – Krishna says – Loka sangraha evaapi sampashyan kartum arhasi – one should always act keeping the welfare of ALL (including muslims, animals, inscets, trees, etc) being in mind. For reality, the problem is since the muslims do not reciprocate this we may keep them at bay. I you give them a little space they try to conquer our own home. It is our DHARMIC right to protect our home in which case we have to stand up for our rights! If muslims get concession, let Hindus ask for concession. If they ask to go to mosque on friday, let us ask to go to temple as well. Let us not be dominated by muslims anymore.

        • Bhavesh Merja says

          Only 4 Mantra-Samhitas are the VEDAS.
          Other ancient books like Upanishads etc are man-made.
          Adulterations are found even in Braahmans & Upanishads also.
          Geeta has been adulterated in the proportion the original Jaya book has been adulterated.
          “Loka sangraha” is meaningful only if one takes ‘”lok” means Samsaar as REAL entity.
          Those so-called Vedantins who consider the world as non-existing or unreal – Mithyaa, just like a dream, or Gandharva-nagari should have no interest even for this “Loka sangraha”.
          Bhavesh Merja

    • Krishnarao says

      Same old tired argument that does not stand up to the scientific method. Vedas and Dharmic way of thought teaches, if people make a claim they have achieve something, like received a message from an angel who received it from god, than that person MUST show other people how to reproduce it OR THEY ARE LIARS. Mohammed NEVER and I mean NEVER showed his followers how to bring an angel to themselves so they many replicate what he replicated. BECAUSE HE WAS A BIG FAT LIAR.

      A true person who experienced God is a Rishi. He is one who actually received a message from God and shows others how to do the same. Real Rishis are:

      Krishna: In the Bhagavad Gita he teaches everyone how to reach enlightenment. Basically reproduce what he has done. YOGA/Meditation!!!!!!!

      Buddha: Teaches people Vipassana Meditation so they can reach enlightenment and reproduce what he did.

      Sikh Guru: Teach their followers meditation so they can reproduce what they have done.

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      • Krishnarao says

        Continued

        And we see this again and again and again with people reaching enlightenment and teach people how to reproduce it.

        One exception and BIG LIAR is mohammed who DID NOT teach people to reproduce what he did. Instead he claimed he is the VERY LAST one who can do what he did, hence claiming last prophet and discouraged others from reproducing what he did.

        So now do you see the difference. It is clear that the man named mohammed from 1400 years ago was a man fighting for power non else. A true believer in God would want everyone to experience the same thing he did and teach them how to do it.

        Tell me fellow muslims show me the technique I can do to reproduce what mohammed did so I may receive an angel. Please show me how to do that. And not just me, but the whole world so that technique is not selfishly kept only in the mind of the dead mohammed you guys worship so much. Be men not bitches and show me. I can show you the technique that Krishna, Buddha, and Vedas talk about.

        The Dharmic way to connect directly with God is for everyone. not just exclusive to one person. IT IS an equal system. It is called YOGA/Meditation. Look it up everyone.

  2. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN. A says

    IF ONE REALIZE THE EXISTENCE OF GOD IN EACH AND EVERY NOOK AND CORNER, HE WONT (NEED NOT) GO FOR THESE THINGS.

  3. राहुल says

    Hindu books are edited by Maxmullar to diminished the glory of Indian culture and science of vedas .
    Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedakar is influenced by those edited books.
    and as a consequence he wrote many anti Hinduism books.

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