Yaksha Prashna – II

Q: What gives divinity to Kshatriyas?

A: Arrows and weapons brings divinity to Kshatriyas

Q: Which practice of the Kshatriyas makes them pious?

A: Performance of sacrifices makes Kshatriyas pious

Q: What makes Kshatriyas just like ordinary humans?

A: Their liability to fear makes them human like

Q: Which practice of the Kshatriyas makes them impious?

A: Refusing to protect (others) is an impious act for Kshatriyas

Q: What constitutes the ‘Sama’ of a sacrifice?

A: Prana (life-essence) constitutes the Sama of a sacrifice

Q: What constitutes the ‘Yajus’ of a sacrifice?

A: The mind is the Yajus of a sacrifice

Q: What is the refuge of the sacrifice?

A: The ‘Rik’ is the refuge of the sacrifice

Q: Without what can a sacrifice NOT be done?

A: A sacrifice cannot be done without ‘Rik’

Q: To those who cultivate, what is most valuable?

A: Rain is most valuable to those who cultivate

Q: To those who sow, what is most valuable?

A: The seed is most valuable to those who sow

Q: To those who wish for prosperity, what is most valuable?

A: The cow is most valuable to those who wish for prosperity

Q: What is most valuable to those who bring forth?

A: Offspring is most valuable to those who bring forth

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