Shikshapatri : Specific dharma for married women

Gujarati English Swami Ni Vato Refs.

Verse 159
have suvaasinee baaeeonaa vishesha dharma kaheee chheee - amaare aashrita je suvaasinee baaeeo temane potaano pati andha hoya, rogee hoya, daridree hoya, napunsaka hoya to pana tene eeshvaranee pethe sevavo ane te pati pratye katu vachana na bolavu. Now I will give the special dharma of married women. Married women under My shelter should reverentially serve their husbands as ishvar, even if they are blind, sick, poor, or impotent. They should not speak harsh words to their husband.
Verse 160
ane te suvaasinee streeo temane roopa ne yauvana tene yukta ane gunavaana evo je anya purusha teno prasanga sahaja svabhaave pana na karavo. And married women should not keep even the casual association of other men that are handsome, young, virtuous, etc.
Verse 161
ane pativrataa evee je suvaasinee streeo temane potaanee naabhi, saathala ane chhaatee tene beejo purusha dekhe ema na vartavu ane odhyaanaa vastra vinaa ughaade shareere na rahevu ane bhaandabhavaaee jovaa na javu ane nirlajja evee je streeo tathaa svairinee, kaaminee ane punshchalee evee je streeo temano sanga na karavo. And devout married women should not behave such that other men can see their navel, thighs, or chest. They should not remain without wearing something that covers their body. They should not see vulgar shows, nor associate with women that are shameless, immoral, lustful, or adulterous.
Verse 162
ane te suvaasinee streeo temane potaano pati paradesha gayesate aabhooshana na dhaaravaa, roodaa vastra na paheravaa, paarake ghera besavaa na javu ane haasya vinodaadikano tyaaga karavo. When their husbands have gone out of town, married women should not wear fine clothing and jewellery, nor visit others' homes, and should stay away from (places where there is excessive) joking and the like.
   



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