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våg মৃত্যুঞ্জয় বিদ্যালঙ্কার being consumed to ashes by the eye of Shiva, his wife Rutee, determined to burn herself; and commanded her husband's friend Mudhoo to prepare the funeral pile. Upon this the gods forbad her ; on which account she desisted, but, by Kalee-dasa no blame is attached to thern for this conduct. Thus also in the Shree-Bhaguvuta : a woman, Kripee, had a son, a mighty hero, from love to whout she forbore to burn herself with ber husband ; yet she was deemed guilty of no sin therein. Now also we hear of sorts and other relatives attempting to dissuade a woman from burning ; yet they are esteemed guilty of no crime. It is also evident that a womton in thus burning herself, dies merely from her own self. will, and from no regard to any shastra ; such the command of a thousand shastras would not induce to die. They merely reason thus, “By time death of my husband I have sustained an irrepar "able loss ; it is better for me to die than to live ;" hence a woman determines to die , and her relatives seeing this mind in her, provide the funeral pile, and say, “if you are determined to die, to die by falling from a precipice would be tedious, łìõ'in this manner :” tbús a father who has a to determined to go to a distant country, findigg all dissuasion vain, at length sends a guia"with him who knows all the rivers and dažigerous places. The various shastras there fore, describé this action as being merely that