Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 43 – Slokas 44 – 49

Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Some people without understanding the quintessence of the Vedas proclaim themselves to be scholars and well-versed with the Vedas. Their acts of charity, adhyayan – study and method of conducting yagnas is to enjoy the fruits of worldly and material happiness and is with a proclivity for lust and greed.

 

In reality, one who has become displaced from the satyaswaroopa Paramātmā is motivated towards that thinking. Therefore, the methodology of performing yagnas is laid down in detail after determining the authentication of this satyaswaroopa Vedas,

 

Some perform yagnas through the mind, some others through enunciation and for some others it is accomplished through actions and inactions. A satyasankalp man receives the heavenly worlds as per his sankalpa.

 

But, performance of yagnas and other rightful actions and inactions are mandatory and need to be observed till one who has been initiated in a vrat does not achieve the sankalpa that has been made. The root name of this initiation comes from dīkṣh vratādesheSatyaswaroopa Paramātmā is the most sought after by satpurushas.

 

Because the fruit of jnāna of the Paramātmā is the most discernible and the fruit of tapas is implicit. Hence, brahmans who are well-read should be understood to be only bookworms.

 

Hence O King! Do not accept one who simply indulges in tall talk to be a brahman. One who is never separate from the satyaswaroopa Paramātmā is to be taken to be a brahman.

 

[Sanatsujatha Parva – Chapters 43 of Udyoga Parva – Slokas 44 – 49]

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