If the Dharma-sûtra were the production of a different person and a later addition, the Pseudo-Âpastamba would most probably not have hit on this peculiar. The Dharmasutra of Āpastamba forms a part of the larger Kalpasūtra of Āpastamba. It contains thirty praśnas, which literally means ‘questions’. TITUS: Texts: Black Yajur-Veda: Apastamba-Dharmasutra: Frame>: Index>.

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The etymological foundations of Om are apastabma discussed in the oldest layers of the Vedantic texts, the Brahmana layer of Vedic texts equate Om with Bhur-bhuvah-Svah, the latter symbolizing the whole Veda. While continuing to hold the vessel in his left hand, he drinks some water prior to the meal, saying: They could not have been the historical authors of the texts ascribed to them.

Temperance is defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint. These objections were then answered by Vatsyayana, with the declaration that kama is as necessary to human beings as food, just like good food is necessary for the well being of the body, good pleasure is necessary for healthy existence of a human being, suggests Vatsyayana 8. When a man performs his private vedic recitation with this knowledge, he wins as great a heavenly residence as a man who gives as a gift this world filled with wealth— indeed, he wins a heavenly residence even greater than that, a residence that is unending; and he overcomes repeated death.

Introduction to the Apastamba Sutras

OM I quench Satya. The text has been reproduced and reformatted from Sacred-texts. OM I quench the Divine Seers. May Brah- manaspati and Brahman cleanse the earth! Pure oblations to you, O Maruts, who are pure. I have introduced them only to make it easier for readers to wade through this complex material.


Let him not sow hdarma on barren soil. It is very unlikely that people of Greek origin in sufficient numbers to attract attention would have lived in north-western India before the invasion of Alexander.

In like manner, when a man follows the Law, he obtains, in addition, other benefits. OM I quench the grandfathers— Svadha! For Sikhs, the word means the path of righteousness. There can be no division of property between a husband and a wife, because they are linked inextricably together and have joint cus- tody of the property A 2.

Some of them had their own reasons to support a belief system that ensured the continuation of their family names and privileges and at the same time kept the lower castes and the women at the bottom of the oppressive, feudal and religious hierarchy. Please protect Dharma by following its paastamba, which include non-stealing. A man plants a mango tree to get fruits, but in addition he obtains also shade and fragrance.

Their numbers are given in small superscript before each sutra so as not to be intrusive, because they frequently appear in the middle of sentences. OM I quench Jayanta. Sanskrit und Deutsch Berlin: The irregularities apastmaba the construction are less frequent.

The hand with a wheel on the palm symbolises the Jain Vow of Ahimsa. It is difficult to capture the meaning of artha, or related terms of dharma, kama and moksha, john Lochtefeld describes artha as the means of life, and includes material prosperity. It sugra bordered by Telangana in the north-west, Chhattisgarh in the north, Odisha in the north-east, Karnataka in the west, Tamil Nadu in the south apxstamba the water body of Bay of Bengal in the east.


Unless otherwise stated, the terms grandfather, grandson, etc.

Full text of “Dharmasūtras – The Law Codes Of Āpastamba, Gautama, Baudhāyana And Vasiṣṭha”

OM I quench Mahasena. OM I quench the maternal grandfathers— Svadha!

The Dharama Shastras were meant for people who were driven dharna the illusory world, who would engage in desire oriented actions and needed to be regulated for the purpose of maintaining or preserving the moral, social and political order. May the Maruts pour upon me, may Indra and Brhaspati; and may this fire pour upon me long life and strength. Krishnanp. OM I quench the Seven Seers.

In the context of theory, karma is complex and difficult to define, other Indologists include in the definition of karma theory that which explains the present circumstances of an individual with reference to his or her actions in past. Loving him like a son and totally devoted to him, the teacher should impart knowledge to him, without holding anything back, with respect to any of the Laws.

They do not harm their ancestors. Bhandarkar Oriental Research Insti- tute, Kielhorn 3rd revised edn.

Apastamba Dharma-sutra

OM I quench the son of the god Bhava. For he says, p.

It is dharma that provides the guidelines for proper and 23 Scholars have assigned two somewhat different meanings to this term.