Gyaneshwari 263

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


The Esoteric Knowledge

13. I am the Vedic rite, I am the sacrifice, the ancestral libation and the herb. I am the sacred formula, the clarified butter, the sacred fire, and the offering. When the knowledge dawns on him, he realizes that I am the Vedas; and I am the rites which are enjoined by them (261-265).

I am also sacrifice, which springs, O Son of Pandu, from the performance of the prescribed rites. I am the offering made to the gods, also to the Manes, I am also the soma and other plants, the clarified butter and the fire-sticks. I am the Vedic hymns, the oblations, and the presiding priest. I am the sacrificial fire and all the things required for the sacrifice.