आर्त्विज्यमित्यौडुलोमिः, तस्मै हि परिक्रीयते ॥ ४५ ॥
ārtvijyamityauḍulomiḥ, tasmai hi parikrīyate || 45 ||
ārtvijyam—The duty of the Ritvik (priest); iti—thus; auḍulomiḥ—Audulomi; tasmai—for that; hi—because; parikrīyate—he is paid.
45. (They are) the duty of the Ritvik (priest), thus thinks Audolomi, because he is paid for that (i.e. the performance of the whole sacrifice).
Since the priest is paid for all his acts, and thereby the fruit of all his acts is, as it were, purchased by the sacrificer, the meditations also come under this category and have to be observed by the priest and not the sacrificer. This is the view of the sage Audulomi.