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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.