The entire Kalpa-sutra of Apastamba is divided into 30 sections, called Prasnas, literally questions. The first 24 of these teach the performance of the so-called. 20 Jan Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Sastri, va ioned. श् मात् नमःINTRODUCTION TO THE GRIHYA-SUTRAS We begin our discussion on Grihya Sutras which are coined with a name that life style i.

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This Sutra, like the preceding, refers to those who are not ‘Gurus.

Intercourse, eating and intermarriage with them should be avoided. And if the teacher tries [to do something], then [the student] shall offer to do it for him, if it is in his power. The oldest writer with a known date who quotes the Apastambiya Sutrq is Sankaracarya, c. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The Hindus are, no doubt, unscrupulous in adding to the works of famous teachers.

One shall not beg for apaxtamba purposes. Then he shall bathe, reciting the Pavamanis and the other [texts mentioned above, 1. Because it procures spiritual advancement and the means to liberation. Some declare, that [one ought to avoid only, to study] in the same house [where they dwell].

Introduction to the Apastamba Sutras

II, 2, 3, 17 seqq. Even somewhat earlier Kumarila, c. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Among the southern land-grants there are several on which the name of the school appears. The Hindus are, no doubt, unscrupulous in adding to the works of famous teachers. At night [he sutda not study] in a forest, where there is no fire nor gold.

The clearest case of this kind occurs in the chapter on Inheritance, where the treatment of the eldest son on the division of the estate by the father is discussed. And also to [persons of the same caste who are] venerable [on account of learning, virtue, and the like]. They were composed to emphasize the importance of leading a virtuous and divine oriented life on earth and remain on the side of God for a better tomorrow and harmonious today.


One shall not eat food offered [at a sacrifice to the gods or the Manes], tathd ksdra-lavana madhu mdmsdni II 23 II You are commenting using your Facebook account. See also Manu 2: After that he may be instructed [in the Veda]. For he, whom a pure person causes to sip water, [becomes also pure].

Views Read Edit View history. Yajus- pavitra is the Taitt. The oblation to the gods accompanied by the exclamation Svaha which 63 may consist even of a piece of wood only; the offering to the Manes accompanied by the exclamation Svadha, which may consist even of a vessel with water only; the daily recitation. It is further alleged ver.

Its unharmonious cry is, in the present day also, considered to be an evil omen. II, 3, 7, If [the teacher] does not cease [to transgress], one shall perform those religious acts [which ought to be performed by the teacher] ; This refers to the obligatory acts of daily living of which the acarya has been negligent. Persons who are younger [than the relation deceased], must shave [their hair and beard].

Then he may be instructed in the religious duties of a householder. These utterances prove that Apastamba considered himself a child of the Kali Yuga, during which, no Rishis can be born.

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This opinion is contrary to Apastamba’s view given in Sutras 2 and 3 above. On the full moon of Sravana the 48 Upakarma should be performed once more, and that part of the Veda should be studied which has not yet been learned. These items are permitted to householders but forbidden to students. All living creatures are the dwelling of him who lies enveloped in matter, who is immortal and who is spotless. A muhurta is a period of 24 minutes.

But it is improbable that he had our Dharma-sutra before him. But it is countenanced by the statements of the Grhya sutras regarding the order of studying. And [the teacher] shall not give him anything [to eat] that is forbidden by the Vedas, [not even as] leavings, yathd ksara lavana madhu mdmsdni – iti 1 1 6 1 1 6. Know that a Brahmana of ten years and a Kshatriya of a hundred years stand to each other in the relation of father and son.


Their position in Vedic literature, however, except as far as Kanva, Harita, and Svetaketu are concerned, is difficult to define, and the occurrence of their names throws less light on the antiquity of the Apastamblya school than might be expected.

Gautama also says, He shall not drink water standing or bent forwards. But between those two the Brahmana is the father. Alms [shall] not [be considered] as leavings [ucchistha] [and be rejected] by inference [from their appearance], but on the strength of ocular or oral testimony [only].

Interestingly, although vast majority of the people were not aware of these law books, because they were not allowed to read and study, they somehow remained subservient to these laws and accepted them as their lot. Haradatta gives as an example the order to fetch water, and adds that a voluntary 64 act on a former student’s part ought not to be forbidden. If the student wears two garments, he shall wear the upper one after the fashion of the sacred thread at the sacrifices.


But if that place is known to have been [a cremation-ground], he shall not study [there] ‘Nor anywhere near it within the. Among the commentators on Smritis the oldest, who quote the Dharma-sutra, are Medhatithi, the author of the Manubhashya, and Vijnanesvara, who composed the Mitaksara, the well-known commentary on Yajnavalkya’s Dharma-sastra during the reign of the Calukya king Vikramaditya VI, of Calukya towards the end of the 11 th century.

Dancing should not be watched [by the student]. It seems not improbable that most of these teachers were authors of complete sets of Angas. Khanda 3 mahjistham rdjanyasya 1 1 7 1 1 1.