Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Never break wind on a twice born

"282. [If out of arrogance] he breaks wind (against [a superior]), [the king shall cause] the anus [to be chopped off]."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/manu/manu08.htm


Also for the interested:

281. A low-caste man who tries to place himself on the same seat with a man of a high caste, shall be branded on his hip and be banished, or (the king) shall cause his buttock to be gashed.

What that means is that I searched through the whole corpus of Manusmriti with the word "buttocks", "anus", "break() wind"

There are plenty more and if you ever tell this to anyone, you bastards, don't forget who told you this.

2 comments:

Always Happy said...

hilarious

Anonymous said...

This is slightly unfair to Hindus and to some extent Indians as a whole since there is little evidence of Manusmriti being actually implemented in a real sense or on a large scale anywhere in India.

But so hasn't abolition of caste system and cessation systematic persecution and degradation of dalits ever been really implemented in the same fashion.
Neither has the separation of church and state, abolition been really implemented in modern secular democratic India.

Also for Americans reading the above and laughing hysterically at the backwardness of Indians,

5th grade History and Civics Question (US):
Who said the following? "Where in the constitution is the separation of church and state?" - 5 points
Where in the constitution is the separation of church and state? - 1 points


- Baby V