Yaksha Prashna – VI

Q: For what virtue must one donate to Brahmanas?
A: It is for religious virtue that one must donate to Brahmanas
Q: For what must one donate to mimes and dancers?
A: One must donate to mimes and dancers for fame
Q: For what must one donate to servants?
A: It is to sustain them that one must donate to servants
Q: For what must one donate to a King?
A: It is out of fear (protection from) that one must donate to Kings
Q: What envelops the entire Universe?
A: It is darkness that envelops the entire Universe
Q: What causes one NOT to discover the self?
A: It is Tamas that causes blindness to self-discovery
Q: What causes one to forsake friends?
A: It is avarice that causes one to forsake friends
Q: What prevents one from obtaining heaven?
A: It is attachment to the world that prevents one from obtaining heaven
Q: When can a man be considered dead?
A: A man can be considered due to poverty
Q: When can a kingdom be considered dead?
A: A kingdom without a King can be considered dead
Q: When can a Shraddha ceremony be considered dead?
A: A Shraddha performed with the aid of a Brahmana who has no learning may be considered as dead
Q: When can a sacrifice be considered dead?
A: A sacrifice in which there are no gifts (dana) to Brahmanas may be considered as dead
Q: What is considered as the way?
A: The noble are considered as the way (path to follow)
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One thought on “Yaksha Prashna – VI

  1. Namaste,
    this is a wonderful piece here. But I find a small mistake, and bring it to your notice, so that in its absence, the work is more perfect.
    Q: When can a man be considered dead?
    A: A man can be considered due to poverty
    Here in Answer, add after considered- “dead”. A very small mistake indeed. 🙂

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