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Women In The Sacred Laws
Kulapati's Preface The Author
Foreword Prologue
The Dharma Sutras Contemporary Evidence
The Manu - Samhita The Later Law-Books
Digest On Hindu Law Espirit Des Lois
Major Sections

WOMEN IN THE SACRED LAWS PROLOGUE

I. How Dharma Came Into Existence.

The bright celestials of Heaven were seated in their Assembly Hall, Sudharma. They were sad and thoughtful. The continuous moaning of mortals reached their ears; the oppression, the tyranny and the lawlessness on earth troubled them.

Mother Earth overburdened by her load, repaired to this assembly of gods in Mount Meru. On her way, she met the holy sage Narada, the messenger of Heaven. He wafted in the air as he played the divine theme on his Veena. He escorted Mother Earth to Heaven.

They both entered the abode of the celestials. They found the bright ones seated; deep silence prevailed in the hall. Their lustre dazzled Narada Peace and silence reigned everywhere.

Who would help them? Narada thought of Brahma, the creator. He went to that wise and good deity and requested his help. Mother Earth narrated her sad tale. The devas directed them to approach Siva, the Supreme God. Brahma and Narada proceeded to the snowy peak of Mount Kailas where dwelt the great Siva.

They found the great God seated in the posture of a Yogi with his matted locks and the crescent moon on his forehead. Benignance and compassion for all reigned in his peaceful countenance.

The venomous snakes coiled round his hair fearlessly. Smiling at the approaching figures, Siva said, " You look rather troubled; what can I do to help you? "

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Women In The Sacred Laws
About Prologue
You are Here! How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.1
How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.2
How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.3
How Dharma Came Into Existence Pg.4
The Meaning And Scope of Dharma Pg.1
The Meaning And Scope of Dharma Pg.2
The Period Covered By Law-Books Pg.1
The Buddhist Law Pg.1
The Buddhist Law Pg.2
Law and Religion in Hindu Culture Pg.1
Law and Religion in Hindu Culture Pg.2
Law and Religion in Hindu Culture Pg.3

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