[Advaita-l] re- vegetarianism
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Fri Apr 27 15:24:02 CDT 2012
bahiH prANOvaimanuSya stasyAshanaM prANO(a)snAti
saprANa Eva dIkSita AsitO bhavatiyAvAnEvAsya prANastEna saha mEdhamupaiti
Veda says that anna is of the form of prANa. And hence, for sustainenance,for must consume anna. And hence, the shrauta sutra advices the yajna dIkSita to consume annam before the commencement of shrauta ritual.
*mitrabandhvAdibhiH prArthitO bahu bhunjIta* says the sUtra.
The consumption of food is only for dharma sAdhana and that too for performance of yajnAs & kratus.
vAjasya prasavaM dEvA rathairyAtA hiraNyayaiH agnirindrO brihaspatirmaruta sOmapItayE
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