Aharastvapi sarvasya 17.7



āhārastvapi sarvasya tri-vidho bhavati priyaḥ

yajñas tapas tathā dānaṁ teṣāṁ bhedam imaṁ śṛiṇu


āhārastvapi – the food (ahara) established (stvapi)

sarvasya – for the entire

tri-vidho -the education of the 3 paths

bhavati -the growth 

priyaḥ-that is loved

yajñas – as is the sacrifice (prayer) to agni from that

tapas -burning

tathā -in that manner 

dānaṁ -donate

teṣāṁ -to the chosen

bhedam -differences among people in the society

imaṁ -knowing this science 

Śṛiṇu-also heard


Full meaning:

The right, it’s worthiness unto that person, the education of the 3 paths for the entire, the growth that is loved. As sacrifice (prayer) is to agni from that burning, in that manner donate to the chosen differences among people in the society knowing this science, also heard. 


What does it say in Gita?


I have an entirely different meaning from what is in the text. I do not know the meaning for this verse in text.  In discussing the verse, I do know there is a difference in aharamu meaning the source of food and arhata, one’s right.  Aharas, however it is written aharastvapi. You would not say aharastvapi to mean food or the source of food with tvapi would you? And tri-vidho makes sense following that with words bhavati priyah? The meaning of this entire verse in the text (see image) comes from jumbled up word meanings, you do not speak the language that way though there are differences in the way language is spoken. When we read the sanskrit we still read it from left to right. It is all at your discretion to understand, with that intellect, this however is the meaning I have for this verse.

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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