Paras'ara Samhita. S'Ankha Samhita. Gautama Samhita. A'Pastamva Samhita. Vas'ishta Samhita. Vishnu Samhita
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...shall only give but never receive preseuts. He shall bathe thrice (morning, noon, and evening). Kindling fire according to the regulation of Srfimanaka (Sutra) he Shall preserve the sacred Fire. I-le shall live at the root of a tree. Living thus for over six months he shall keep no fire and have no house. He who thus 'gives their due to the deities-, departed manes and men, shall attain to the endless celestial region. A RELiCl0US rnendicant shall depart giving-ti preseiit bf.the promise of safety from injury to all creatures. New they quote the following verses as an examplef A twice-born person, who having given a promise of safety to all creatures wanders about, has nothing to fear from all creatures. I-le, who lives in this world without giving a; promise bf safety to all living creatures, destroys the born and the unborn; likewise does one who accepts presents Let; one reiiourice all the religious rites but not the recitation of the Veda. Ey discarding the Veda one becomes a S'udra and therefore one shall not renounce the Veda. To recite one syllable (Om) is the highest method of reciting Brahma (Veda) 5 to suppress vital airs is the highest form' of penance j to live on alms is bettef than fasting and compassion is preferable to liberality. An ascetic shall shave his head, shall own nothing and no home. He shall beg food at seven houses' not I selected before, when it is smokeless and when the pestle lies motionless. He shall wear a single garment, or cover his body with deer-skin or with grass that has been nibbled at by a cow. He shall live on the naked ground and shall not live long at one place. He shall live at the outskirt of a village, in a temple, in an empty house or at the root of a tree. He shall...
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