17.14 deva-dvija-guru-prājña (Original)

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Chapter 17

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pūjanaṁ śaucam ārjavam
brahmacaryam ahiṁsā ca
śārīraṁ tapa ucyate

‘That is called Bodily Austerity (tapas) which consists in the worship of the Devas, the Twice-born, the Teachers and wise men; in cleanliness, rectitude, chastity and harmless-ness’

Worship (or reverent treatment rendered by the body) to the Gods, the Twice-born (=the deivas or the Brāhmaṇas, the spiritual classes), the Teachers (=the gurus) and other men, who are ripe in (spiritual) wisdom.

Śaucham = Cleanliness of person by ablutions in holy waters, etc.

Ārjavam = Conduct in keeping with the intent (of mind).

Brahma-charyam = Chastity or the absence of lustful looking at women etc.,

Ahimsā = Absence of injury to creatures (harm lessness).

These constitute Bodily Austerity.

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