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).
sa yadāha | dyām mā lekhīriti divam mā hiṃsīrityevaitadāhāntarikṣam mā hiṃsīriti nātra tirohitamivāsti pṛthivyā sambhaveti pṛthivyā saṃjānīṣvetyevaitadāhāyaṃ hi tvā svadhitistetijānaḥ praṇināya mahate saubhagāyetyeṣa hyenaṃ svadhitistejamānaḥ praṇayati
Preview of English translation:
14. Now when he says, “Graze not the sky,” he means to say, “Injure not the sky!” In the words 'hurt not the air' there is nothing obscure. By 'Unite with the earth,' he means to say, “Be thou in harmony with the earth!” 'For this sharp-edged axe hath led thee forward unto great bliss,' for this sharp axe indeed leads it forward.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 22.214.171.124