3.14 annAdh bhavanthi bhUthAni

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Chapter 3

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SlOkam – Original

annAdh bhavanthi bhUthAni parjanyAdh annasambhava: |
yagyAdh bhavathi parjanyO yagya: karmasamudbhava: ||

word-by-word meaning

annAdh – from food
bhUthAni – all beings such as dhEva (celestial), manushya (humans) et al
bhavanthi – created;
parjanyAth – from rain
anna sambhava: (bhavathi) – creation of food occurs
yagyAth – from sacrifice
parjanya – rain
bhavathi – occurs
yagya: – sacrifice
karmasamudhbhava: (bhavathi) – is born from karma (righteous actions)

Simple Translation

All beings such as dhEva (celestial), manushya (humans) et al are created from food; creation of food occurs from rain; rain occurs as a result of sacrifices; sacrifice is born from karma (righteous actions).

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

‘From food come all beings; by rain[2. Cp. “Parjanyo varshati”, etc., Tait: Nārāyaṇa 50th Anuvāka.] is produced food; Yajña causes rain; and result of actions is Yajña.’

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