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food, he is able to see, hear, perceive, think, act, and understand. Meditate on food.

2. He who meditates on food as Brahman, obtains the worlds rich in food and drink; he is, as it were, lord and master as far as food reaches — he who meditates on food as Brahman."
"Sir, is there something better than food?"
"Yes, there is something better than food."
"Sir, tell it me."


TENTH Khanda


1. "Water (ap) is better than food. Therefore if there is not sufficient rain, the vital spirits fail from fear that there will be less food. But if there is sufficient rain, the vital spirits rejoice, because there will be much food. This water, on assuming different forms, becomes this earth, this sky, this heaven, the mountains, gods and men, cattle, birds, herbs and trees, all beasts down to worms, midges, and ants. Water indeed assumes all these forms. Meditate on water.

2. He who meditates on water as Brahman, obtains all wishes, he becomes satisfied; he is, as it were, lord and master as far as water reaches — he who meditates on water as Brahman.
"Sir, is there something better than water?"
"Yes, there is something better than water."
"Sir, tell it me."


ELEVENTH Khanda


1. "Fire (tegas) is better than water. For fire united with air, warms the ether. Then people say, It is hot, it burns, it will rain. Thus does fire, after showing this sign (itself) first, create water. And