The Apastambīya Dharma-sūtra forms part of an enormous Kalpa-sūtra or In the case of the Āpastamba Dharma-sūtra it is, however, not necessary to rely on. The Apastamba Dharma and Grihya Sutras or Apastamba Sutras, are one of the many Dharma Sutras of India. They were followed mostly in South India. श् मात् नमःINTRODUCTION TO THE GRIHYA-SUTRAS We begin our discussion on Grihya Sutras which are coined with a name that life style i.

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Some declare, without any reference to caste, that the staff of a student should be made of the wood of a tree that is fit to be used at the sacrifice. If it is sufficiently mentally developed at eight years, the ceremony must then be performed; and if it be then neglected, or, if it be neglected at any time when the capacity for learning exists, the expiation prescribed in the following Sutras must be performed.

Substances which have turned sour without being mixed with anything else are to be avoided. Nor shall one [in going away] walk around the teacher with the left hand turned towards him; one shall go away after having walked around him with his right side turned towards him. But if it is taken together with two other facts, it gains a considerable importance.

Manu IV, 2 It may also indicate that both authors drew from one common source. Let him not answer directly a question that is difficult to decide.

They are for your personal and spiritual growth not for copying and posting on your website. Most of apasyamba tribes however, are or were given to thieving.



Now the Vajasaneyi Brahmana declares also, ‘The daily recitation is a sacrifice at which the Veda is offered. And respect must always be shown to one’s elders and bettersaccording to the injunction 10 given above and according to the order of their seniority. Apastamba’s remark that ‘the knowledge of Sudras and women is a supplement of the Atharva- veda,’ proves that he knew the division of Hindu suttra which is taught in Madhusudana Sarasvati’s Prasthdnabheda.

But see Manu II, seq. Haradatta possessed in the older Vrittis abundant and apastwmba materials on which he could draw; he himself apparently was, well versed in Hindu law and in Sanskrit grammar, and distinguished by sobriety and freedom from that vanity which induces many Indian commentators to load their works with endless and useless quotations.

Likewise a spy, 30 X, ; Manu II, Every day he shall rise in the last watch of the night, and standing zutra his teacher, salute him with [this] suhra Professor Weber has rightly objected to this reasoning. Another important fact bearing on this point may be mentioned here, viz.

When accompanying a teacher on a visit, if a seat is not offered to the teacher, the student should not sit down either. He must have either been unacquainted with Panini or have considered his teachings of no great importance.


Or [he may put it down] near a sudra servant [belonging to his teacher]. The deaf and dumb who cannot make use of the sacred knowledge are thus sutrx. If the teacher transgresses the law through carelessness or knowingly, he shall point it out to him privately.

If he is impure, he shall not greet [anybody]; ‘Impure,’ ie.

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And let him avoid to cross a river swimming. As regards the first point, the Karana-vyuha, a supplement of the White Yajur-veda which gives the lists of the Vedic schools, informs us that the Apastambiya school formed one of the five branches of the Khandiklya school, which in its turn was a subdivision of the Taittiriyas, one of the ancient sections of the Black Yajur-veda. He explains it by itself: If two persons teach each other mutually different redactions of the Veda, obedience towards each other is not ordained for them.


And he shall not announce it to the owner if a cow does damage by eating corn or grass in a field. For the the 4 name Apastamba, just like those of most founders of Vedic schools, e.

The housholder has duties towards his family and society and thus should not be staying away from his family for 2 whole months in order to continue his studies. Pure water is that which a cow will drink. Other persons of a similar character must be understood to be included by the term.

Thus the duties of a student have sura explained.

The Apastamba Sutras – Prasna I

And also on meeting them, after returning from a journey. But it is countenanced by the statements of the Grihya-sutras regarding the order of studying.

They take it to mean: He shall void excrements far from his house, having apastqmba towards the south or south-west. There they shall kill him and thereby he becomes pure. According to this rule he shall act until his last breath.