Tuesday, November 3, 2009

#002 STEAL A ROPE OR BREAK A POT AND PAY GOLD COIN AS FINE.

AUTHORITY: 8/194 OF MANUSMIRTI.
Yastu rajjum ghat`am kuupaat dhareet bhindyaat cha yaa prapaam
Sa dand`am praapnuyaan maasham tachchat tasmin samaahareet.

GIST
A king should punish a thief who steals a rope or a pot at a well or breaks them, with a fine of a gold coin (maasha).

BLOGGER'S VIEWS
What a system of justice!