अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसम्भव: |
यज्ञाद्भवति पर्जन्यो यज्ञ: कर्मसमुद्भव: || 14||
कर्म ब्रह्मोद्भवं विद्धि ब्रह्माक्षरसमुद्भवम् |
तस्मात्सर्वगतं ब्रह्म नित्यं यज्ञे प्रतिष्ठितम् || 15||
annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ
yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ
karma brahmodbhavaṁ viddhi brahmākṣhara-samudbhavam
tasmāt sarva-gataṁ brahma nityaṁ yajñe pratiṣhṭhitam
annāt—from food; bhavanti—subsist; bhūtāni—living beings; parjanyāt—from rains; anna—of food grains; sambhavaḥ—production; yajñāt—from the performance of sacrifice; bhavati—becomes possible; parjanyaḥ—rain; yajñaḥ—performance of sacrifice; karma—prescribed duties; samudbhavaḥ—born of
karma—duties; brahma—in the Vedas; udbhavam—manifested; viddhi—you should know; brahma—The Vedas; akṣhara—from the Imperishable (God); samudbhavam—directly manifested; tasmāt—therefore; sarva-gatam—all-pervading; brahma—The Lord; nityam—eternally; yajñe—in sacrifice; pratiṣhṭhitam—established
Beings are born of food, food is produced from rain, rain arises from yajna, yajna is born of action, action arises from Vedas, Vedas are born from the Imperishable Paramatma; therefore know that the Supreme Being is established in the yajna.
Dharma Chakra –
Braham – Veda – Karma – Yajna.
From Brahma, Veda, from Veda, Karma; from karma, yajna – this is the order of creation. So in yajna, Brahma is established. Yajna is an act of self-purification which leads to the realisation of the Supreme (In the above Chakra, rain, food, and the body are included in yajna, and so they are not separately mentioned). Yajna and other righteous works are not ordinary actions, because the all-pervading Brahman is directly present in them. Let all seekers take refuge in them and cross the ocean of samsara.
It is said that yajna produces rain, and its non-performance is the cause of drought and other evils from which mankind suffers. So it is an act of human welfare and personal redemption.
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 3 🔻 (43 Verses)
Question: Why is yajna an act of purity?
Answer: It is pure because the all-pervading Brahman is directly present in it.