147,532 words | ISBN-10: 812080113X | ISBN-13: 9788120801134
The Sanskrit text of the Satapatha-brahmana: One of the largest works in the category of Vedic (Brahmaic) literature, narrating in extensive detail the various rites, constructions, chants and utensils to be used in Hindu ceremonies. Alternative titles: Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण), Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) Shatapathabrahma (shatapatha).
atha yavamatyaḥ prokṣaṇyo bhavanti | āpo ha vā oṣadhīnāṃ rasastasmādoṣadhayaḥ kevalyaḥ khāditā na dhinvantyoṣadhaya u hāpāṃ rasastasmādāpaḥ pītāḥ kevalyo na dhinvanti yadaivobhayyaḥ saṃsṛṣṭā bhavantyathaiva dhinvanti tarhi hi sarasā bhavanti sarasābhiḥ prokṣāṇīti
Preview of English translation:
7. Now the sprinkling-water (used on this occasion) contains barley-corns. For the essence (sap) of plants is water; wherefore plants when eaten alone do not satiate; and the essence of water, on the other hand, are the plants; wherefore water when drunk alone does not satiate; but only when the two are united they satiate; for then they are sapful: “with the sapful I will sprinkle,” so he thinks.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 18.104.22.168