Wednesday, June 16, 2010

याज्ञवल्क्य - दण्ड

ज्ञात्वाऽपराधं देशं च कालं बलमथापि वा ।
वयः कर्म च वित्तं च दण्डं दण्ड्येषु पातयेत् ॥

- याज्ञवल्क्य

A king must consider all the following to give appropriate punishment for a crime - nature of the crime, place where it happened, time when it happened, strength of the perpetrator, his age, his occupation, his financial status. Only then will it be just.

- Yajnavalkya

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