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Rules For a Snātaka




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Hindu Books > Hindu Scriptures > The Institutes Of Vishnu > Rules For a Snātaka

LXXI.

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1. Now[1] he must not contemn any one (whether of equal rank, or of higher or lower rank than himself).

[LXXI. 1. M. IV, 135; Y. I, 153.--2. M. IV, 141.--3. Gaut. II, 17.--4. Gobh. III, 5, 29.--4-6. M. IV, 17, 18; Y. I, 129, 123.--8. M. IV, 19.--9. M. IV, 34; Āpast. I, 11, 30, 13; Gaut. IX, 3.--11. Gobh. III, 5, 15.--13-16. M. IV, 36; Y. I, 133.--x 4. Sānkh. IV, 11, 21.--17-21. M. IV, 37.--17, 18. Pār. II, 7, 6; Sānkh. IV, 11, 2; Āpast. I, 11, 31, 20.--23. Pār. II, 7, 8; M. IV, 38.--25. M. IV, 4 3.--26. Āsv. III, 9, 6; Sānkh. IV, 11, 1; M. IV, 53; Y. I, 135; Gaut. IX, 48.--32-35. M. IV, 56, 53; Y I, 137.--36, 37. M. IV, 54, 53; Y. I, 137.--39. M. IV, 65.--40. Āpast. II, 8, 20, 11; Gaut. IX, 32.--42, 43. M. IV, 70; Āpast. I, 11, 32, 28; Gaut. IX, 51.--44. M. IV, 69.--45. M. IV, 74; Y. I, 138; Gaut. II, 17.--46. M. IV, 69.--47. M. IV, 66; Gaut. IX, 4, 5.--48-52. M. IV, 80.--53. Sānkh.. IV, 12, 18; M. IV, 82.--54. M. IV, 250; Y. I, 214.--55. M. IV, 55.--56. M. IV, 57; Y. I, 138.--58. M. IV, 57; Sānkh. IV, 11, 6.--59. Sānkh. IV, 11, 6; Gaut. IX, 16.--60. M. IV, 58.--61, 62. Āpast. I, 11, 31, 9, 10.--62. Pār. II, 7, 14; M. IV, 59; Y. I, 140; Gaut, IX, 23.--63-68. M. IV, 60, 61.--69-71. M. IV, 63, 64.--70. Pār. II, 7, 3.--72-74. M. IV, 138; Y. I, 132.--75. Y. I, 153.--76. M. IV, 137; Y. I, 153.--77. M. IV, 94.--79. M. IV, 144.--80, 81. M. IV, 164.--82. M. VIII, 299.--83- M. IV, 135; Y. I, 153.--84, 85. M. IV, 176; Y. I, 156.--86. M. IV, 150.--87. M. IV, 2, 246; Gaut. IX, 73.--90. M. IV, 155; Y. I, 154.--91, 92. M. IV, 156, 158.

1. 'This chapter treats of the duties of a Snātaka (see XXVIII, 42, note). The particle atha, 'now,' however, signifies that some of these duties are common to the Snātaka and to the householder, whose special duties have been treated in the previous chapters. (Nand.)]


2. He must not mock those who have a limb too little or a limb too much, who are ignorant, or who are poor.

3. He must not serve low people.

4. Let him not engage in work that may keep him from repeating (or teaching) the Veda.

5. Let him wear such a dress as becomes his age,

6. And his sacred knowledge, his descent, his means, and his country.

7. He must not be overbearing.

8. He must constantly consult the holy laws and other (salutary, precepts relating to the acquisition of wealth, wisdom, and freedom from disease).

9. He must not wear a worn-out or filthy dress, if he has means (enough to procure a new one).

10. (Even though he lacks firewood or the like necessaries) he must not say to another man,

have got none.'




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