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).
te cetayamānāḥ | etā iṣṭakā apaśyannasapatnāstā upādadhata tābhiretaṃ lokamasapatnamanupabādhamakurvata tadyadetābhirimaṃ lokamasapatnamanupabādhamakurvata tasmādetā asapatnāstathevaitadyajamāno yadetā upadadhātamevaitallokamasapatnamanupabādhaṃ kurute sarvata upadadhāti sarvata evaitadetaṃ lokamasapatnamanupabādhaṃ kurute parārdha upadadhāti sarvamevaitadetaṃ lokamasapatnamanupavādhaṃ kurute
Preview of English translation:
4. Whilst meditating, they saw these Asapatna [“foeless”] bricks; they laid them down, and by means of them they made that world foeless, undisturbed; and because by means of them they made that world foeless, undisturbed, these (are called) Asapatnas. And in like manner does the Sacrificer, by laying them down, now make that world foeless, undisturbed. On all (four) sides he lays them down: on all sides he thus makes that world foeless, undisturbed. He places them on the other side: he thereby makes that whole world foe-less, undisturbed.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 188.8.131.52