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How are Hindus supposed to live?
They should live their lives with the ultimate aim of achieving freedom from samsara , or moksha . Hindus should also care for all other living beings, such as plants, trees and animals. This means treating them with respect and looking after the environment.
What are the duties of a Hindu wife?
A Hindu wife is expected to keep her house neat and clean and decorated according to the tastes of her husband. She is also required to serve good meals to her husband and his friends, relatives and associates as a sign of her support of him. She will eat only after her husband children and family have been served.
What manusmriti says about woman?
The Manusmriti lays down the law that a woman who makes love to a man of a higher caste incurs no punishment; a woman who makes love to a man of a “lower” caste than hers must be isolated and kept in confinement. If a man from a subordinate caste makes love to a woman of the highest caste, he must be put to death.
What does Hinduism say about feminism?
Feminism, the idea that men and women are equal is, however, discovered in Hinduism as the scriptures point to the difference between the soul and the flesh. The soul has no gender. Gender comes from the flesh. The unenlightened value the flesh, hence gender, over the soul.
What Manusmriti says about caste?
For many anti-caste reformers, Manusmriti is the symbol of the caste system and the subjugation of lower castes and women. A woman is not fit to act independently. The Dharmasutras also make it clear that Shudras do not have the right to study the Vedas, nor do women.
Why did Dr Ambedkar burn Manusmriti?
On December 25, 1927, Babasaheb Ambedkar burned Manusmriti as a symbol of rejection of the religious basis of untouchability. The event was arranged during the Mahad Satyagraha. Mahad Satyagraha was a fight to assert the Dalits’ right to access public water, and to embrace humanity and dignity.
Is God a woman in Hinduism?
In Hinduism, there are diverse approaches to conceptualizing God and gender. Many Hindus focus upon impersonal Absolute (Brahman) which is genderless. The Shakti tradition conceives of God as a female. Other Bhakti traditions of Hinduism have both male and female gods.
Why is Manusmriti wrong?
Modern scholarship states this presumed authenticity is false, and the various manuscripts of Manusmriti discovered in India are inconsistent with each other, and within themselves, raising concerns of its authenticity, insertions and interpolations made into the text in later times.