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Post by Seva Lamberdar Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:31 am

Believing and following the injunctions / proclamations of Manusmriti (मनुस्मृति), smriti using the famous sage name Manu (मनु), is Manusmritya (मनुस्मृत्या) and not Manuvaadi (मनुवादी).

Manu was a great ancient sage who finds glorious mention, without any reference or implication with respect to casteism and sexism. in several sacred hymns of the Rig Veda (the most ancient Hindu text).

However, there is a text named Manusmriti, using the name of famous Vedic sage Manu, which mentions Rig Veda several times, implying thus clearly that Manusmriti is post-Vedic (after the Rig Veda) in origin and character.

Manusmriti, incidentally, includes several casteist and sexist injunctions / proclamations, which have no similarity with the hymns in the Rig Veda and sage Manu's depiction in the Rig Veda (Ref. 1).

This indicates that someone else, during the post-Vedic era (much after the Rig Veda), might have used the famous Vedic sage Manu's name to compile the Manusmriti with own arbitrary injunctions, while inserting famous Vedic sage's name in the title (Manusmriti) basically to make that book (Manusmriti) popular and easily acceptable to public.

Needless to say, the casteist and sexist thinking and injunctions of Manusmriti do not reflect the pre-existing Rig Veda or Rig Vedic famous sage Manu (Ref. 1, including Appendix), implying thus that any association between Manusmriti and the famous Vedic sage Manu is imaginary, spurious and in name only, especially as Manusmritya (strictly according to the Manusmriti) and not Manuvaadi (based on the thinking of Rig Veda and Vedic sage Manu).

References

(1) Subhash C. Sharma, "Manu, smriti and the medical paradox," May 29, 2004, http://web.archive.org/web/20090315171021/http://www.geocities.com/lamberdar/manu_smriti.html
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Post by Seva Lamberdar Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:54 am

Another link to "Manu, smriti and the medical paradox" in the above reference, 
http://creative.sulekha.com/manu-smriti-and-the-medical-paradox_332859_blog
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