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Lecture 19

MMW 12 Lecture 19: Lecture 19


Department
Making of the Modern World
Course Code
MMW 12
Professor
Richard Cohen
Lecture
19

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The Auspicious Wife
The Laws of Manu
Wife requires discipline
Men are basically seen as gods
Verse 5.154: "…a good woman should always worship her husband like a
god."
Quantitative and Qualitative Factors in the Hierarchies of Divinity
Study of divinity in India is split into quantitative and qualitative properties
Quantitative questions
How much power does a god/goddess have?
How wide is the scope of a god's/goddess's power?
How long does a god/goddess power endure?
A man is a god as long as wife is alive to worship him, vise versus
Qualitative questions
How does a god/goddess express or use power?
Maha-yuga= 4,320,000 years
Krita Yuga= 1,728,000 years
Tetra Yuga= 1,296,000 years
Dvapara Yuga= 864,000 years
Kali Yuga= 432,000 years (present age)
Indra lives 71 mahayugas
28 Indras are born and die in 1 day of Brahma
Brahma day= 1,000 mah-yugs= 4.32 billion human years
Each day begins with creation and each day ends with destruction of everything
below the level of Brahma
Lecture 19
Friday, February 23, 2018
9:02 AM
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