The Apastambīya Dharma-sūtra forms part of an enormous Kalpa-sūtra or In the case of the Āpastamba Dharma-sūtra it is, however, not necessary to rely on. The Apastamba Dharma and Grihya Sutras or Apastamba Sutras, are one of the many Dharma Sutras of India. They were followed mostly in South India. श् मात् नमःINTRODUCTION TO THE GRIHYA-SUTRAS We begin our discussion on Grihya Sutras which are coined with a name that life style i.

Author: Mikajinn Shakataxe
Country: Tajikistan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 8 September 2015
Pages: 481
PDF File Size: 16.59 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.80 Mb
ISBN: 170-8-56317-145-7
Downloads: 75441
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Daira

Now they quote also the following verse: From him who studies whilst transgressing these rules, the Veda goes out, etc. If another branch of the Veda [is being recited in the neighbourhood], the Saman melodies shall not be studied.

Introduction to the Apastamba Sutras

In the name of God and religion, in a society that believed in the laws of karma and the possibility of a better life through reincarnation, the Dharma Shastras attempted to achieve this rather complicated task on an ongoing basis.

Particularly men, condiments and liquids, colours, perfumes, food, skins, heifers, substances 12 used for glueing such as lac apasramba, water, young cornstalks, substances from which spirituous liquor may be extracted, red apastamab black pepper, corn, flesh, arms, and the hope of rewards for meritorious deeds. But aoastamba learned Brahmana [known] for less than three 68 years, must be saluted.

But on a journey or occupied in work, he may approach him with shoes on, with his head covered, or with implements in his hand.

Nor shall he study whilst the cows are prevented from leaving the village on account of thieves and the like. He shall not disobey from fear paastamba the unseemliness of the action. Now of him who rises before his teacher and goes to rest after himthey say that he does not sleep.


Acting thus he will gain both worlds.

Introduction to the Apastamba Sutras

He does not become suta by the hair [of his moustach] getting into his mouth, as long as he does sutda touch them with his hand. But it is countenanced by the statements of the Grihya-sutras regarding the order of studying. And whatever else, besides the Veda, [a student] who obeys the rules learns from his teacher, that brings the same reward as the Veda.

I, ; Manu IV,and But it would seem that it happened a considerable time before the Vedic period came to an end, and it certainly was an accomplished fact, long before the authenticable history of India begins, about B. If [in talking], drops [of saliva] are perceived to fall from his month, then he shall sip water.

Enjoyments taken unrighteously he shall give up; he shall say, ‘I and sin do not dwell together. There is no provision for orders to be given [by the acarya] to a graduate student. If these have diedhe must also bathe for the same number of days. Their recurrence and literal agreement may be considered an additional proof of the intimate connection of the two sections. Human customs developed from the original complete Vedas, but given the lost text, one must use customs between good people as a source to infer what the original Vedas might have stated the Dharma to be.

Rig-veda, IV, 18, aapastamba, according to which it would be lawful to eat even impure food, as a dog’s entrails, under such circumstances.

And as long as he is impure he shall avoid to pronounce the names of the gods. The natural and probably the right interpretation, however, is that rejected by Haradatta, ‘But he shall sip water after having come out [of the river or tank]. Reports, West India, vol. A person desirous of strength in his eleventh year, Nor shall he study whilst the cows are prevented from leaving the village on account of thieves and the like All four are entitled to practice the Dharma set forth by the agreement of the Law-givers.


The aphorisms on the sacred law fill the next two Prasnas; and the Sulva-sutra, teaching the geometrical principles, according to which the altars necessary for the Srauta sacrifices must be constructed, concludes the work with the thirtieth Prasna.

The Apastamba Sutras – Prasna I

But obedience [as towards the teacher] is not appastamba [to be shown towards such a person]. Nor shall he in going away move around his teacher with his left hand turned towards him; he shall go away after having walked around him with his right side turned towards him.

Further particulars [regarding the interruption of the Veda-study may be learnt] from the [teaching and works of other] Vedic schools. Another commentator says, “That student who offends aapastamba teacher in word, thought, or deed, and directs his mind improperly, ie. One should help the teacher in whatever other business he is engaged in.

He who follows such usages becomes fit for hell. But, before adding the fuel, he is free to use the broom at his pleasure After having performed this penance for twelve years, he must perform the ceremony known by customthrough which he is re-admitted into the society of the good. He shall avoid all dyed dresses, 10 It will also be proved p.

Or also reciting the Vyahrtis [om, bhuh, bhuvah, suvah]. We rely solely upon our content to serve you. He shall avoid cutting grass, crushing clods of earth, and spitting, without a particular reason, 28 And at sacrifices the orders given to the priests are headed by this word.