Aham kratur aham yajnah 9.16



ahaṁ kratur ahaṁ yajñaḥ svadhāham aham auṣadham

mantroham aham evājyam aham agnir ahaṁ hutam


ahaṁ -I am 

kratur -the sacrifice from the burnt offering

ahaṁ -Iam

yajñaḥ -the sacrifice in science of action

svadhāham -that is under my control

aham -Iam

auṣadham -the medicine for the body

mantroham -of the mantras recited to me

aham -Iam

evājyam -surely (eva) the clarified butter (ajyam)

aham -Iam

agnir -the fire in the sun

ahaṁ I am

hutam -the one summoned/called/invited


Full meaning:

I am the sacrifice from the burnt offering. I am the sacrifice in science of action that is under my control. I am the medicine for the body of the mantras recited to me. I am, surely of the clarified butter. I am the fire in the sun, I am the one summoned/called/invited. 

This tells us why we as Hindu’s partake in ritual worship. This verse informs us the reason for anything we do, and what we do. 

What does it say in Gita?

What I have is not that much different from what is in the text here, however it is not one and the same, example svadhaham is not ancestral offering. 

About Iksvakave

I am on a quest to understand my religion --- Hinduism. I have decided to keep a log of my discoveries, and experiences and what I have come to learn in the process. I like to travel through people vicariously. To observe the working of the mind, body and spirit. And heart. The soul infact is what our bodies have and what we are ultimately or in the end! The pricelessness of the soul is a soul is only potentially divine. Our journey here is therefore to understand that divinity in our lives. The ideals of societies, language, culture religion, and spirituality, is what interests me. what we know and don't know and outside of our four walls, maybe the priceless truth of that journey here on earth also, our yoga to be learned and equally perfected in life. What this blog is about is the values of the mother tongue India. And the values and culture of India and my nationality America. Pricelessness of it one will come to know you see. The forehead, is the center of the Hindu conscious. veena kodali

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