17.27 yajñe tapasi dāne ca (Original)

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Chapter 17

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yajñe tapasi dāne ca
sthitiḥ sad iti cocyate
karma caiva tad-arthīyaṁ
sad ity evābhidhīyate

‘To be implanted in Yajña, Tapas and Gifts, is called SAT; and all acts on that account are by Sat itself designated.’

Hence the settlement of the three Vaidika Castes in Yajña, Tapas and Gifts, (because they follow and observe them), is called SAT (good), since they are of an auspicious character. And these acts, Yajña &c. which are for the sake of the Three Castes, are themselves called SAT.

Hence the relation to (1) Vedas, (2) Vaidika works and (3) The Three Castes implied by the word Brāhmaṇa, of the symbols OM, TAT, and SAT, is denotative of how these differ from what are non-Vedas, and from such as are not Vaidikas.

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