Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 19 Oct 2011 15:17 and updated at 19 Oct 2011 15:17


Katha 1.1.7. Like Vaisvanara (fire), a Brahmana guest enters the houses. Men offer this to propitiate him. O Vaivasvata Yama(): fetch water (for him).
Katha 1.1.8. Hope, expectation, association with the effects (of these two), pleasant discourse, sacrifice, acts of pious liberality, sons and cattle all these are destroyed in the case of the man of little intellect in whose house a Brahmana dwells without food.
Katha 1.1.9. O Brahmana, since thou, a worshipful guest, hast dwelt in my house for three nights without food, let me make salutation to thee. O Brahmana, may peace be with me. Therefore, ask for three boons in return.
Katha 1.2.25. The Self to which both the Brahmana and the Kshatriya are food, (as it were), and Death a soup, how can one know thus where It is.
Taittariya 1.8.1: Aum is Brahman. Aum is all this. Aum is well known as a word of imitation (i.e. concurrence). Moreover, they make them recite (to the gods) with the words, Aum, recite (to the gods). They commence singing Samas with Aum. Uttering the words Aum som they recite the Shastras. The (priest) Brahma approves with the word Aum. One permits the performance of the Agnihotra sacrifice with the word Aum. A Brahmana, when about to recite the Vedas utters Aum under the idea, I shall attain Brahman. He does verily attain Brahman.
Taittariya Of the preceding (physical) one, this one, indeed, is the embodied self. As compared with this vital body, there is another internal self constituted by mind. By that one is this one filled up. That self constituted by mind is also of a human shape. The human shape of the mental body takes after the human shape of the vital body. Of the mental body, the Yajur mantras are the head. The Rig mantras are the right side, the Sama mantras are the left side, the Brahmana portion is the self (trunk), the mantras seen by Atharvangiras are the stabilising tail. Pertaining to this there is a verse:
Prashna 2.6: Like spokes on the hub of a Chariot wheel, are fixed on Prana all things Riks, Yajus, Samas, sacrifice, Kshatriya and Brahmana.
Mundaka 1.2.12: A Brahmana should resort to renunciation after examining the worlds acquired through karma, with the help of this maxim: There is nothing (here) that is not the result of karma; so what is the need of (performing) karma For knowing that Reality he should go, with sacrificial faggots in hand, only to a teacher versed in the Vedas and absorbed in Brahman.

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