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Preface

This treaty Yajnavalkya Smrti is a code of ethics and moral regulations. The readers will see it classified in three divisions i.e. chapters on etiquettes on behavior and atonement for the sins committed. It also contains in its codicil mitaksra too wherein regulations for the distribution and enjoyment of rights on property in Hindu Undivided Family have been contemplated. In succinct way these rules for conduct and behave lead us to the sacrosanct way of living with the universe duly united.

Thus this Smrti contains a key to refresh in mind the rules for human beings gradually developed from the stage of Homo sapiens to this modern civilized era.

It is prayed for the sake of humanity as a whole that every man should keep and peruse such treaties or books to feel adopt and realize these rules all benevolent for universal brotherhood i.e. Udara cartanam to vasudhaiva Kutumbakan. A practical approach toward these rules as described under three divisions will definitely act as a torch in hand especially and save the humanity from falling into the blind alley of misconception misdirection misfeasance as prevailed in this ultra modern world or a world of mere materialistic approach. In brief rules may lead the life of a man form hell to heaven.

Every care has been exercised while conveying the true sense embedded in respective hymns all over the treaty still for the error/omission if any arise observed outright suggestions are solicited form the genius readers.

 

Introduction

D.F. Mulla in his book Principals of Hindu Law designates Smrti period as the golden age of Hindu Law as it was the most productive period. During the post Smrti period the laws propounded by the smrtis were critically studied modified and amplified by the works of learned commentators. The code of law of Yajnavalkya is assigned an eminent place in the Smrti literature and it continued exercising its influence on the social life through the works of its learned commentators who always interpreted and modified in the light of the changing needs of the society.

Right form the oldest scripture till Yajnavalkya Smrti Yajnavalkya is known to be a great personality. It is also a fact that there were many seers known by the name of Yajnavalkya.

One Yajnavalkya was born in the family of Visvamitra and one in the family of Vasistha. According to Matsya Purana he was known be the name of Yajnadatta. Yajnavalkya was also an acarya the disciple of Vaskala rsi Vayu Purana says that it is due to his name only that Rka Sisya tradition of vyasa was known as Yajnavalkya.

Yajnavalkya is a name of Acarya. It is said that in his asrama thus lived a Brahmana named Visnuyasas. It is predicted there that eleventh incarnation of Lord Visnu is Kalki will be born in his house.

According to Mahabharata Yajnavalkya is one amongst the sons of Visvamitra. His all sons were learned and were known to be Brahmavdin. Another Yajnavalkya is one who is known to be very learned scholar expert in Vedic lore master in Dharma sastra and writer of many ancient books.

R.C. Majumdar says that Satapatha Brahmana a book belonging to Sukla Yajurveda is written by Yajnavalkya. At the end of Satapatha Brahmana it is mentioned that Vajasaneya Yajnavalkya promulgated the bright Yajus received from sun Satapatha Brahmana is an important source of information about the sacrificial ceremonies theology and philosophy of ancient India. It holds that Yajnavalkya received the formula of Sukla Yajurveda form Sun. Yahnavalkya Smrit clearly says that he was the author of Brhadaranyaka that he received form sun and he also composed Yogasastra.

Bhadarapyakopanisad is a part of satapatha Brahmana. This shows that he was the author of Satapatha Brahmana. Yajnavalkyakanda of the Brhadaranyakopanisad is a proof of his intimate relationship with Satapatha Brahmana and Brhadaranyakopanisad.

Yajnavalkya is known to be a great philosopher and spiritual teacher. He knew the things very minutely. Once Janak asked Yajnavalkya if he knew Agnihotra he replied that it is Payas. If Payas is not there then how to offer Agnihotra? asked Janak. Yajnavalkya told him various options. In the end he said if nothing is available then one can offer. Satya in Sraddha. And Janaka had to say Yajnavalkya you know Agnihotra. For this, he was given hundred cows.’

Yajnavalkya had two wives Katyayani and Maitreyl. He taught the doctrine of Brahma and immortality to Maitreyi. In these chapters of Brhadaranyakopanisad. we find that Yajnavalkya had philosophical discussions with any of the scholars like Janaka, Avala. Artabhaga. Bhujyu. Kohala, Gargi. Aruni and Sakalya.

According to Brhadäranyakopanisad (6.3.15). Uddalaka Arupi was the Guru of Yajnavalkya. He is known to be an inhabitant of Videha because of his relations with Janaka. Satapatha Brahmana (XIV.9.4.29) gives a list of Acaryas. Yajnavalkya is forty-fifth in the list. Here also Aruni is said to be his Guru. As regard the time of Yajnavalkya he seems to be born before Pini. He belonged to the time of later Samhitas and Brahmanas.

 

CONTENTS

 

Preface v
Introduction vii

Part One
Acaradhyayah ( A Section on Etiquettes )

1. The Source of Common Behaviours 3
2. Bachelorhood or Life of Celibacy 7
3. Marriage 20
4. Class and Caste Consciousness 33
5. Rules for Householder 36
6. Rules for an Initiated Householder 47
7. Estable and Non-eatable Food 58
8. Purification of Matters (Articles) 62
9. Munificence or Gift 67
10. Oblation to the Manes 72
11. Ordinance of Lord Ganapati 87
12. Propitiations of Planets 93
13. Duties of the King 98
Part Two
Vyavaharadhyayah (A Section on Behaviour)
1. The Source of Common Behaviours 115
2. The Source of Uncommon Behaviours 118
3. Lending 127
4. Sealed Deposits 137
5. Witness 139
6. Written Document 143
7. Divine Oaths 146
8. Coparcenary Shares 151
9. Boundary Disputes 162
10. Disputes Between Proprietor and Herdsman 165
11. Non-Proprietary Sale 168
12. Resumption of Gifts 170
13. Disputes regarding Rescission of Purchase 171
14. Breach of Service Contracts 173
15. Violation of a Contracts 175
16. Non-Payment of Wages 178
17. Rules for Calling out Gambling 180
18. Reproachful Speech 182
19. Assault or Violence 185
20. Robbery 190
21. Non-delivery after Sale 196
22. Trading in Partnership 198
23. Theft 200
24. Adultery with Women 205
25. Miscellaneous Disputes 209
Part Three
Prayascittadhyayah (A Section on Atonement)
1. Impurity 215
2. Unspecified Customary Procedures (in Exigency or Calamity) 224
3. Religion of a Hermit 227
4. The Duties of an Ascetic 230
5. Atonement 267
Index of slokas 301

 

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Preface

This treaty Yajnavalkya Smrti is a code of ethics and moral regulations. The readers will see it classified in three divisions i.e. chapters on etiquettes on behavior and atonement for the sins committed. It also contains in its codicil mitaksra too wherein regulations for the distribution and enjoyment of rights on property in Hindu Undivided Family have been contemplated. In succinct way these rules for conduct and behave lead us to the sacrosanct way of living with the universe duly united.

Thus this Smrti contains a key to refresh in mind the rules for human beings gradually developed from the stage of Homo sapiens to this modern civilized era.

It is prayed for the sake of humanity as a whole that every man should keep and peruse such treaties or books to feel adopt and realize these rules all benevolent for universal brotherhood i.e. Udara cartanam to vasudhaiva Kutumbakan. A practical approach toward these rules as described under three divisions will definitely act as a torch in hand especially and save the humanity from falling into the blind alley of misconception misdirection misfeasance as prevailed in this ultra modern world or a world of mere materialistic approach. In brief rules may lead the life of a man form hell to heaven.

Every care has been exercised while conveying the true sense embedded in respective hymns all over the treaty still for the error/omission if any arise observed outright suggestions are solicited form the genius readers.

 

Introduction

D.F. Mulla in his book Principals of Hindu Law designates Smrti period as the golden age of Hindu Law as it was the most productive period. During the post Smrti period the laws propounded by the smrtis were critically studied modified and amplified by the works of learned commentators. The code of law of Yajnavalkya is assigned an eminent place in the Smrti literature and it continued exercising its influence on the social life through the works of its learned commentators who always interpreted and modified in the light of the changing needs of the society.

Right form the oldest scripture till Yajnavalkya Smrti Yajnavalkya is known to be a great personality. It is also a fact that there were many seers known by the name of Yajnavalkya.

One Yajnavalkya was born in the family of Visvamitra and one in the family of Vasistha. According to Matsya Purana he was known be the name of Yajnadatta. Yajnavalkya was also an acarya the disciple of Vaskala rsi Vayu Purana says that it is due to his name only that Rka Sisya tradition of vyasa was known as Yajnavalkya.

Yajnavalkya is a name of Acarya. It is said that in his asrama thus lived a Brahmana named Visnuyasas. It is predicted there that eleventh incarnation of Lord Visnu is Kalki will be born in his house.

According to Mahabharata Yajnavalkya is one amongst the sons of Visvamitra. His all sons were learned and were known to be Brahmavdin. Another Yajnavalkya is one who is known to be very learned scholar expert in Vedic lore master in Dharma sastra and writer of many ancient books.

R.C. Majumdar says that Satapatha Brahmana a book belonging to Sukla Yajurveda is written by Yajnavalkya. At the end of Satapatha Brahmana it is mentioned that Vajasaneya Yajnavalkya promulgated the bright Yajus received from sun Satapatha Brahmana is an important source of information about the sacrificial ceremonies theology and philosophy of ancient India. It holds that Yajnavalkya received the formula of Sukla Yajurveda form Sun. Yahnavalkya Smrit clearly says that he was the author of Brhadaranyaka that he received form sun and he also composed Yogasastra.

Bhadarapyakopanisad is a part of satapatha Brahmana. This shows that he was the author of Satapatha Brahmana. Yajnavalkyakanda of the Brhadaranyakopanisad is a proof of his intimate relationship with Satapatha Brahmana and Brhadaranyakopanisad.

Yajnavalkya is known to be a great philosopher and spiritual teacher. He knew the things very minutely. Once Janak asked Yajnavalkya if he knew Agnihotra he replied that it is Payas. If Payas is not there then how to offer Agnihotra? asked Janak. Yajnavalkya told him various options. In the end he said if nothing is available then one can offer. Satya in Sraddha. And Janaka had to say Yajnavalkya you know Agnihotra. For this, he was given hundred cows.’

Yajnavalkya had two wives Katyayani and Maitreyl. He taught the doctrine of Brahma and immortality to Maitreyi. In these chapters of Brhadaranyakopanisad. we find that Yajnavalkya had philosophical discussions with any of the scholars like Janaka, Avala. Artabhaga. Bhujyu. Kohala, Gargi. Aruni and Sakalya.

According to Brhadäranyakopanisad (6.3.15). Uddalaka Arupi was the Guru of Yajnavalkya. He is known to be an inhabitant of Videha because of his relations with Janaka. Satapatha Brahmana (XIV.9.4.29) gives a list of Acaryas. Yajnavalkya is forty-fifth in the list. Here also Aruni is said to be his Guru. As regard the time of Yajnavalkya he seems to be born before Pini. He belonged to the time of later Samhitas and Brahmanas.

 

CONTENTS

 

Preface v
Introduction vii

Part One
Acaradhyayah ( A Section on Etiquettes )

1. The Source of Common Behaviours 3
2. Bachelorhood or Life of Celibacy 7
3. Marriage 20
4. Class and Caste Consciousness 33
5. Rules for Householder 36
6. Rules for an Initiated Householder 47
7. Estable and Non-eatable Food 58
8. Purification of Matters (Articles) 62
9. Munificence or Gift 67
10. Oblation to the Manes 72
11. Ordinance of Lord Ganapati 87
12. Propitiations of Planets 93
13. Duties of the King 98
Part Two
Vyavaharadhyayah (A Section on Behaviour)
1. The Source of Common Behaviours 115
2. The Source of Uncommon Behaviours 118
3. Lending 127
4. Sealed Deposits 137
5. Witness 139
6. Written Document 143
7. Divine Oaths 146
8. Coparcenary Shares 151
9. Boundary Disputes 162
10. Disputes Between Proprietor and Herdsman 165
11. Non-Proprietary Sale 168
12. Resumption of Gifts 170
13. Disputes regarding Rescission of Purchase 171
14. Breach of Service Contracts 173
15. Violation of a Contracts 175
16. Non-Payment of Wages 178
17. Rules for Calling out Gambling 180
18. Reproachful Speech 182
19. Assault or Violence 185
20. Robbery 190
21. Non-delivery after Sale 196
22. Trading in Partnership 198
23. Theft 200
24. Adultery with Women 205
25. Miscellaneous Disputes 209
Part Three
Prayascittadhyayah (A Section on Atonement)
1. Impurity 215
2. Unspecified Customary Procedures (in Exigency or Calamity) 224
3. Religion of a Hermit 227
4. The Duties of an Ascetic 230
5. Atonement 267
Index of slokas 301

 

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