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).
tadāhuḥ ātmayājī śreyā3ndevayājī3 ityātmayājīti ha brūyātsa ha vā ātmayājī yo vededam me'nenāṅgaṃ saṃskriyata idam me'nenāṅgamupadhīyata iti sa yathāhistvaco nirmucyetaivamasmānmartyācarīrātpāpmano nirmucyate sa ṛṅmayo yajurmayaḥ sāmamaya āhutimayaḥ svargaṃ lokamabhisambhavati
Preview of English translation:
13. As to this they ask, “Who is the better one, the self-offerer, or the god-offerer?” Let him say, “The self-offerer;” for a self-offerer, doubtless, is he who knows, “This my (new) body is formed by that (body of Yajna, the sacrifice), this my (new) body is procured thereby.” And even as a snake frees itself from its skin, so does he free himself from his mortal body, from sin; and made up of the Ric, the Yajus, the Saman, and of offerings, does he pass on to the heavenly world.
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