4.25 brahmAgnAvapare yagyam

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Chapter 4

<< Chapter 4 verse 24.5

SlOkam – Original

brahmAgnAvaparE yagyam yagyEnaivOpajuhvathi ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

aparE – Other karma yOgis
brahmAgnau – in the fire of brahmam
yagyam – havis (offering) which is the tool for yagya
yagyEna – with the materials used in yagya
upa juhvathi Eva – are fully focussed in performing such yagya.

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Other karma yOgis are fully focussed in performing yagya where havis (offering) which is the tool for yagya, and other materials are poured into the fire of brahmam itself.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘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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