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Yajnavalkya Smriti Quotes

A collection of quotes and teachings from Yajnavalkya Smriti.

Success of actions rests equally on destiny and one’s efforts. Of these two, destiny is the expression of the efforts made in a previous life.

A Dharma detested by the world must not be practiced.

By resorting to what is condemned or prohibited and by not controlling the senses man incurs crime.

Human beings are, by nature addicted to sinful deeds or crimes.

Decisions should be made according to law, uninfluenced by agreed or anger.

Of all works, like sacrifices, rituals, control of senses, harmlessness, charity or study of the Vedas, this one thing is the highest duty: that one should seek the Self through Yoga.
Yajnavalkya Smriti