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 ātmānamupāsīta manomayam prāṇaśarīram bhārūpamākāśātmānaṃ kāmarūpiṇam manojavasaṃ satyasaṃkalpaṃ satyadhṛtiṃ sarvagandhaṃ sarvarasaṃ sarvā anu diśaḥ prabhūtaṃ sarvamidamabhyāptamavākkamanādaraṃ yathā vrīhirvā yavo vā śyāmāko vā śyāmākataṇḍulo vaivamayamantarātmanpuruṣo hiraṇmayo yathā jyotiradhūmamevaṃ jyāyāndivo jyāyānākāśājjyāyānasyai pṛthivyai jyāyāntsarvebhyo bhūtebhyaḥ sa prāṇasyātmaiṣa ma ātmaitamita ātmānam pretyābhisambhaviṣyāmīti yasya syādaddhā na vicikitsāstīti ha smāha śāṇḍilya evametaditi
Preview of English translation:
2. Let him meditate on the Self, which is made up of intelligence, and endowed with a body of spirit, with a form of light, and with an etherial nature, which changes its shape at will, is swift as thought, of true resolve, and true purpose, which consists of all sweet odours and tastes, which holds sway over all the regions and pervades this whole universe, which is speechless and indifferent;even as a grain of rice, or a grain of barley, or a grain of millet, or the smallest granule of millet, so is this golden Purusha in the heart; even as a smokeless light, it is greater than the sky, greater than the ether, greater than the earth, greater than all existing things;—that self of the spirit (breath) is my self: on passing away from hence I shall obtain that self. Verily, whosoever has this trust, for him there is no uncertainty. Thus spake Sandilya, and so it is.
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 10.6.3.2