Khandogya-Upanishad: Second Prapathaka, Twelfth Khanda

Updated May 14, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
1. The hinkara is, he rubs (the fire-stick); the prastava, smoke rises; the udgitha, it burns; the pratihara, there are glowing coals; the nidhana, it goes down; the nidhana, it is gone out. This is the Rathantara Saman as interwoven in fire.

2. He who thus knows this Rathantara interwoven in fire, becomes radiant and strong. He reaches the full life, he lives long, becomes great with children and cattle, great by fame. The rule is, “Do not rinse the mouth or spit before the fire.

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