Yaksha Prashna – VII

Q: What has been spoken of as water?
A: Space has been spoken of as water
Q: What has been spoken of as food?
A: The cow has been spoken of as (the way to) food
Q: What has been spoken of as poison?
A: A request (for favor) has been spoken of as poison
Q: What is considered as the time for a Shraddha?
A: A Brahmana (availability of one) is the time for a Shraddha
Q: What may be considered as a sign of asceticism?
A: Staying in one’s own Dharma is the sign of asceticism
Q: What is true restraint?
A: The restraint of the mind is the truest restraint
Q: What constitutes the highest form of forgiveness?
A: Enduring enmity constitutes the highest forgiveness
Q: What constitutes shame?
A: Withdrawing from all unworthy acts constitutes shame
Q: What is said to be true knowledge?
A: The knowledge of the divine is true knowledge
Q: What is said to be true tranquility?
A: The tranquility of the heart is the truest one
Q: What constitutes true mercy?
A: Wishing happiness to all constitutes true mercy
Q: What constitutes simplicity?
A: Equanimity of the heart is true simplicity

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