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).
yatra pūrve sādhyāḥ santi devā iti prāṇā vai sādhyā devāsta etamagra evamasādhayannetadeva bubhūṣantasta u evāpyetarhi sādhayanti paścedamanyadabhavadyajatramamartyasya bhuvanasya bhūneti paścāhaivedamanyadyajñiyamāsa yatkiṃ cāmṛtam
Preview of English translation:
3. “Where first the perfect gods were,”—the perfect gods, doubtless, are the vital airs, for it is they that perfected him in the beginning when they were desirous of becoming that (body of Prajapati); and even now, indeed, they do perfect (him).—[Rig-veda X, 149, 3]—“Thereafter this other became meet for sacrifice by the abundance of the immortal world,”—for thereafter, indeed, other things here—whatsoever is immortal—became fit for sacrifice.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 10.2.2.3