Sunday, June 22, 2008

Laws of Manu (Manu, the 1st man, adam of the Hindus)

I am always excited about the the old things, historic places, old temples and somewhere down the line I know I believe in sacred texts and scriptures, hence just of curiosity I went throught the "Laws of Manu"

Manu was the legendary first man, the Adam of the Hindus. This is a collection of laws attributed to Manu.

A few interesting laws that I read :

a ) He who eats meat, when he honours the gods and manes, commits no sin, whether he has bought it, or himself has killed (the animal), or has received it as a present from others.

b) He who habitually salutes and constantly pays reverence to the aged obtains an increase of four (things), (viz.) length of life, knowledge, fame, (and) strength.

There was still lot to read but will go through them some other time, Even in the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says "I instructed this imperishable science of yoga (Bhagavad Gita) to Sun God Vivasvan and Vivasvan further instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Iksvaku"

Manu's son was Iksvaku, the King of this planet earth and forefather of the Raghu Dynasty in which Lord Ram appeared