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).
tasya parastādevāgre'lpaśa iva prāśnāti | tadenadupanimadati tadveda na vai tathābhūdyathāmaṃsi na vai māhiṃsīditi tadenamupāvaśrayate sa ha priya evānnasyānnādo bhavati ya evaṃ vidvānetasya vrataṃ śaknoti caritum
Preview of English translation:
6. He first eats a very little from the further (back) end of it;—thereby he encourages it: it knows, “It was not so as I thought: he has in no wise hurt me.” Thus it becomes attached to him, and, indeed, whosoever, knowing this, is able to observe the vow thereof, he becomes an eater of food, dear to food.
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Other print editions:
Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 220.127.116.11