Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Oct 2011 12:46 and updated at 21 Oct 2011 12:46


BrihadArUpa1 2 That the father produced seven kinds of food through meditation and rites means that the father indeed produced them through meditation and rites. One is common to all eaters means, this food that is eaten is the common food of all eaters. He who adores (monopolises) this food is never free from evil, for this is general food. Two he apportioned to the Devas means making oblations in the fire, and offering presents otherwise to the Devas. Therefore people perform both these. Some, however, say, those two are the new and full Moon sacrifices. Therefore one should not be engrossed with sacrifices for material ends. One he gave to the animals it is Milk. For men and animals first live on Milk alone. Therefore they first make a new born babe lick clarified Butter or suckle it. And they speak of a new born calf as not yet eating grass. On it rests everything what lives and what does not means that on Milk indeed rests all this that lives and that does not. It is said that by making offerings of Milk in the fire for a year one conquers further death. One should not think like that. He who knows as above conquers further death the very day he makes that offering, for he offers all eatable food to the Devas, Why are they not exhausted, although they are always being eaten means that the being (eater) is indeed the cause of their permanence, for the produces this food again and again. He who knows this cause of their permanence means that the being (eater) is
BrihadArUpa6 1 He who wishes to attain greatness (should perform) on an auspicious day in a fortnight in which the Moon waxes, and under a male constellation, during the northward march of the Sun, (a sacrifice in the following manner) He should undertake for twelve days a vow connected with the Upasads (i.e. live on Milk), collect in a cup of bowl made of fig wood all herbs and their grains, sweep and plaster (the ground), purify the offerings in the prescribed manner, interpose the Mantha (paste made of those things), and offer oblations with the following Mantras O Agni, to all those Devas under you, who spitefully frustrate men s desires, I offer their share. May they, being satisfied, satisfy me with all objects of desire Svaha. To that all procuring deity who turns out spiteful under your protection, thinking she is the support of all, I offer this stream of clarified Butter. Svaha
BrihadArUpa6 14 He who wishes that his son should be born fair, study one Veda and attain a full term of life, should have Rice cooked in Milk, and he and his Wife should eat it with clarified Butter. Then they would be able to produce such a son.
BrihadArUpa6 27 Then he hands him to his mother to be suckled, saying, Offering Sarasvati, that breast of thine which is stored with results, is the sustainer of all, full of Milk, the obtainer of wealth (one s deserts) and generous, and through which thou nourishest all who are worthy of it (the Devas etc.) transfer that here (to my Wife, for my babe) to suck

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