4.25 brahmāgnāv apare yajñaṁ (Original)

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brahmāgnāv apare yajñaṁ

‘Others pour into Brahma-fire, yajña with yajña’1. Here, with yajña refers to the apparatus, food etc., used in the (Vedic) Sacrifices.’

Others, (karma-yogis), adopt for their practice the several yāgas2 and homas3, in consonance with the ideal presented in:—

‘By Brahma-apparatus, the Brahma-oblation’ etc. (iv-24).

>> Chapter 4 verse 25.5

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  1. Cp: ‘Yajñena yajñam ayajanta Devāh.’ (Tait: Up°. Purusha-sūkta).
  2. Yāgas are the great Sacrificial rites inculcated in the Vedas, such as aśvamedha-yāga, rāja sūya-yāga, garuda-chayana etc.
  3. Homas are Sacrifices in which consecrated fire is a sine qua non in which offerings (food etc.,) are burnt.

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