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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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The Hindus are, no doubt, unscrupulous in adding to the works of famous teachers. Or if, whilst they study, another person comes in, he shall continue his recitation, after those words, ‘Ho, study!

The passage referred to, Dh. But, before adding the fuel, he is free to use the broom at his apastambq These remarks will suffice to show that a Vedic Karana which had its origin in the south, cannot rival in antiquity those whose seat is in the north, and that all southern schools must belong to a comparatively recent period of Vedic history.

Some say, that one must press both feet, each with both hands, and hold them. He whom a student asks for instruction, shall certainly not refuse it; 3 4. Nor as long as his hands are wet. But he may answer the teacher sitting if the teacher himself suta sitting or lying down. He shall not sit on a seat higher than that of his teacher9. Since a devout student takes apwstamba from women, who refuse to give him alms, the merit gained by Srauta -sacrifices, by gifts, and by burnt-offerings offered in the domestic fireas well as their offspring, their cattle, the sacred learning of their familiestherefore, indeed, a woman should not refuse alms to the crowd of students; for amongst those who come to begthere might be one of that devout kind, one who thus conscientiously keeps his vow.

Some forbid it only in case one has eaten a funeral meal. Intercourse, eating and intermarriage with them should be avoided.

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Apaetamba he has been touched by a dog, he shall bathe, with his clothes on; He shall not sit on a seat higher [than that of his teacher].


A residue left by a father and an elder brother may be eaten. And under him the sacred science must be 13 studied until the end, provided the teacher does not fall off from the ordinances of the law.

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. This [second] birth is the best. Or let him make a braid of the lock on the crown of the head, and shave the rest of the hair. Some declare, that the deceased Srotriya must have been a fellow-student.

Likewise sheep’s milk, 22 By way of laudation they are called ‘great sacrifices ‘ or ‘great sacrificial sessions.

Its unharmonious cry is, in the present day also, considered to be an evil omen. They are for your personal and spiritual growth not for copying and posting on your website. See above, I, 1, 2, If there is only one pupil, he shall sit at the right hand of the teacher. I, 51; Weber, Ind. apastqmba


Among the southern land-grants there are several on which the name of the school appears. Haradatta explains Bahya, ‘outcasts,’ by ‘robbers, such as Ugras and Nisadas. But some declare that he ought to embrace the feet of his teacher at every occasion instead of saluting him.

And whilst performing acts for his pleasure, A student who studies the sacred science shall not dwell with anybody else than his teacher. Your use of the website is subject to these Terms of Use. If he has been on a journey, [he shall salute the persons mentioned] when he meets them on his return. But on a journey or occupied in work, one may approach him [with shoes on, with his head covered, or holding implements], na ced upasldet II 12 II We shall quote the verses from the Veda which refer to the attainment of the knowledge of the Atman.

II, 7, 17, 17 that the custom of pouring water into the hands of Brahmanas invited to a Sraddha prevails among the northerners, and he indicates thereby that he himself does not belong to the north of India. Some declare, that students who have returned home on completion of their studentship, shall never shave, except if engaged in the initiation to a Srauta-sacrifice.

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It fully confirms the result of the preceding enquiry, viz. Intercourse, eating, and intermarriage with them should be avoided.

The latter meaning is that applicable to this Apqstamba. As no other author of a Dharma-sutra but Baudhayana is known to have quoted it, the conclusion is that Apastamba’s remarks are directed against him. After the wind has ceased, [the interruption of the recitation continues] for one muhurta 48 minutes.

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A man apastmaba any caste excepting the first, who has slain a man of the first caste, shall go on a battle-field and place himself between the two hostile armies. If he is impure, he shall not greet [anybody]; ‘Impure,’ ie. The authority [for Dharma] is the agreement of those who know the law. Then he shall wash his hands. One should receive holy water in two hands – the right held above the sutrx. But to work it out further would be useless.

But he shall [always] eat in addition [to the meal given in honour of a dead person], food which has not been given at a sacrifice to the Manes.

And whatever else, besides the Veda, [a student] who obeys the rules learns from his teacher, that brings the same reward as the Veda. He shall not enter the village by a by path. In the case of the Apastamba Dharma-sutra it is, apastammba, not necessary to rely on its position alone, in order to ascertain its genuineness.

But when he meets his teacher after sunrise [coming for his lesson], he shall touch [his feet]. Here also Haradatta states that the permission to leave the teacher is to be restricted to those who have not solemnly bound themselves to their teacher by undergoing the ceremony of initiation.