17.25 tad ity anabhisandhāya (Original)

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Chapter 17

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tad ity anabhisandhāya
phalaṁ yajña-tapaḥ-kriyāḥ
dāna-kriyāś ca vividhāḥ
kriyante mokṣa-kāṅkṣibhiḥ

‘With TAT, are acts of Yajña, Tapas, and of Gift, performed by Moksha-aspirants, wishing not for fruit.’

Whatever acts, Veda-learning, Yajña, Tapas and Gifts are done by the Moksha-aspiring Three Castes, they are designated by the word TAT, since they are means to attain Brahm, —TAT Signifying Brahm. That TAT signifies Brahm is evident from such authority as:

‘Sa(ḥ), Vaḥ, Kaḥ, Kim, yat Tat, (denote) the Most Supreme.’[1. Vish: Sah: Nāma: (Mahā-bhā: Anu: Parva, 149 92)]

Hence the connection of the symbol TAT, has been shown by showing that it signifies the Moksha-leading acts, Veda-learning, Yajña etc. Its connection with the Three Castes also is shown, because of their following them.

In order now to show how the symbol SAT is connected with them, the etymology of that term as in vogue in the world, is (first) examined:

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