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পাণ্ডিত্য ও শাস্ত্রজ্ঞান · ஆம். chastity, she, attaining sacred wisdom, may certainly obtaim final beatitude. Hence £o destroy herself for the sake of a little evanescent bliss, cannot be her duty : burning is for none but for ihose who despising final beatitudo, desire nothmug beyond a little short lived pleasure. Hence I regard a woman's burning herself as an unworthy act, and a life of abstinence and chastīty as highly excellent.— In the Shastras appear many prohibitions of a woman's dying with her husband, but against a life of abstinence and chastity there is no probibition. Against her burning herself the following authorities are found. In the Meeruangsha-durshuna, it is declared that every kind of self inflicted injury is sin The Sankhya says, that a useless death is undoubtedly sinful. The killing for sacrifice commanded by the Shastras has a reasonable cause and is yet sinful in a certain degree because it, destroys life. And while by the Meermangsha, either of the two may be chosen : by the Sankhya, a life of abstinence and chastity is alone esteemed lawful. But by the Vedanta, all works Hpringing from concupiscenee, are to be abhorreâ and forsaken ; hence a woman's burning herself from the desire of connubial bliss, ought certainly to be rejected with abhorrence.” He further adde, “No blame what ever ia attached to those who prevent a woman's burn ang. In the Shastras it is said, that Kundurpa చీ