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בפי. भूङ्काङब्र विधांणकांद्र then can they be equally optional 2 By Brumhachurya the widow obtains bliss though she have no son.” He then quotes several authors, as declaring. that women ought not to burn, because it, is merely a work of concupiscenee ; the Juluoamala-vilas and others as declaring that the practice is merely the effect of cnpidity and not the froit of a virtuous ond constant mind ; and the Mitakshura as declaring. that by ersbracing a life of abstinence the widow by means of divine wisdom m;iy nbtain beatiiude ; and hence, that a wom in's burning herself ts itu propor ; adding, that in fortner ages nothing was heard of women's burning them...elves : it is sound only in this corrupt age. The following is the conclusion drawn by this able pandit and jurist from the perusal of the whole of these works. “After pertising many works on this subject the following are my deli - berate and digested ideas ; Vishnoomoonee and various others say, that the husband being dead, the wife may either embrace a life of abstinence and chastity, or mount the burning pile ; but on viewing the whole I esteem a life of abstinence and chastity, to accord best with the law ; the preference appears evidently to be on that side Vyasa, Sungkoo, Ungeera, and Hareeta speaking of a widow's burning, say, that by burning herself with her husband she may obtain connubial ..bliss in heaven ; while by a life of abstinence and