Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi

by Ganganatha Jha | 1920 | 1,381,940 words | ISBN-10: 8120811550

This is the English translation of the Manusmriti, which is a collection of Sanskrit verses dealing with ‘Dharma’, a collective name for human purpose, their duties and the law. Various topics will be dealt with, but this volume of the series includes 12 discourses (adhyaya). The commentary on this text by Medhatithi elaborately explains various t...

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation by Ganganath Jha:

एकोऽहमस्मीत्यात्मानं यस्त्वं कल्याण मन्यसे ।
नित्यं स्थितस्ते हृद्येष पुण्यपापैक्षिता मुनिः ॥ ९१ ॥

eko'hamasmītyātmānaṃ yastvaṃ kalyāṇa manyase |
nityaṃ sthitaste hṛdyeṣa puṇyapāpaikṣitā muniḥ || 91 ||

‘You think yourself, blessed man, that “I am alone”; but there ever sits in your heart the silent watcher of virtue and vice.’—(91)


Medhātithi’s commentary (manubhāṣya):

Watcher’—seer—‘of virtue and vice—‘mauni’—silent.—(91)


Explanatory notes by Ganganath Jha

Cf. The Mahābhārata 1.74.28.

This verse is quoted in Aparārka (p. 674);—and in Smṛticandrikā (Vyavahāra, p. 204).


Comparative notes by various authors

(verses 8.89-97)

[See the texts under 79 et seq.]

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