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.
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He shall not sip rain-drops. In saluting women, a Kshatriya or a Vaisya he shall use a pronoun, not his name. If the howl of a wolf or of a solitary jackal has been heard, he shall stop the reading until he has slept. Though he may have returned home, the behaviour towards his teacher and the rest which is prescribed by the rule of conduct settled by the agreement of those who know the law, must be observed by him to the end. The ekasrika, ‘solitary jackal,’ is now called Balu or Pheough, and is considered to be the constant companion of a tiger or panther.
This explanation is, however not exact. Nor in a forest, if [a corpse or candala] is within sight.
THE ANCIENT LAW MANUAL (APASTHAMBA SUTRA)
qpastamba But if he is going to eat he shall, though pure, twice sip water, twice wipe his mouthand once touch his lips. References to the Purana in general are not infrequent in other Sutras on the sacred law, and even in older Vedic works. For he, whom a pure person causes to sip water, [becomes also pure]. Nor despicable, if he is able to afford it.
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I am not certain that my explanation is correct. And if outcasts have entered the village, he shall not study on that day, As the eating of honey and other forbidden substances is not a crime causing loss of caste, it is possible that Baudhayana himself may have considered it the duty of a pupil to eat any kind of food given by the teacher, even honey and meat. Normaly one would not accept anything from such people but in order to assist his teacher he may accept money from him.
He shall address a woman in order to reassure her, and do it in these terms: The fact, therefore, that Apastamba places a teacher whom he must have considered as a contemporary of the promulgator of the White Yajur-veda among the Avaras, is highly interesting and of some importance for the history of Vedic literature.
Dharma is undoubtedly the most central and ubiquitous concept in the whole of Indian civilization. At his pleasure he may sleep leaning against a post or the like.
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After having studied as many [branches of] sacred learning as he can, he shall procure in a righteous manner the fee for [the paastamba of] the Veda [to be given to his teacher], according to his power. And, if his teacher is near, one zutra not touch [the feet of] another Guru who is inferior [in dignity] ; The term Guru includes a father, maternal uncle, etc.
Nor that in which excrements or limbs of a mouse are found Among these, each preceding [caste] is superior by birth to the one following. One-fourth of his learning a pupil receives from his teacher, one-fourth he acquires by his own intelligence, one-fourth from his fellow students, one-fourth he apawtamba taught by time.
For if one makes impure milk curdle by mixing it with whey and water in a milk-vessel and stirs it, no sacrificial rite can be performed with the curds produced from that.
On account of incompetence, [one may go] to another teacher [and] study [there]. Thus acts causing impurity must be expiated according to the manner in which the sinful act has been committed whether intentionally or unintentionally. Manu IV, 5 3: But, a visible Vedic text has greater weight than an age-old custom from which the existence of a text may be inferred.
Nor shall one place fire under one’s bedstead. They are for your personal and spiritual growth not for copying and posting on your website. And also on meeting them, after returning from a journey.
Introduction to the Apastamba Sutras
Who then are those whose food may be eaten? This agrees with the custom now followed, which is to bend the right hand apxstamba the form of a cow’s ear, and to touch the right wrist with the left hand while drinking. Manu 2;, and Yajn. II, 18, and Weber, Ind.
Here the sutra doesn’t refer to food but rather money received as alms or a donation. But it is not [permissible to infer the former aoastamba of a [Vedic] passage in cases where pleasure is obtained [by following a rule of the Smrti or a custom]. The student should not expect the teacher to be perfect. He cites ten authors by name.
But obedience [as towards the teacher] is not required [to be shown towards such a person].
Thus sytra a Brahmana. Or until the food [eaten on that occasion] is digested. Some declare, that he shall salute in this manner even his mother and the wife of his teacher. The word Gurus, ‘venerable persons,’ includes besides the teacher and persons mentioned in the preceding Sutra, an elder brother, a maternal uncle, and all others who are one’s betters or elders. The polite way of eating would be to break or cut off bite size pieces.
He cannot be purified in this life. If the proper time for the initiation has passed, he shall observe for the space of two months 28 the duties of a student, as observed by those who are apasfamba the three Vedas.
If [two persons] each teach each other mutually [different redactions of] the Veda, obedience [towards each other] is not ordained.