Friday, August 13, 2010

मनुस्मृति - अधर्म पापः

पादोऽधर्मस्य कर्तारं पादः साक्षिणमृच्छति ।
पादः सभासदः सर्वान् पादो राजानमृच्छति ॥

- मनुस्मृति

If a sin is committed in an assembly (king's court), then one quarter of the sin is attributed to the perpetrator. Another quarter to the by-standers who did not appose it. Another quarter to the members of the assembly who may have the powers to stop it but did not. The last quarter is attributed to the king.

- Manu Smriti

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