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]."


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.