यच्छ्रोतव्यमथो जप्यं यत्कर्तव्यं नृभिः प्रभो ।
स्मर्तव्यं भजनीयं वा ब्रूहि यद्वा विपर्ययम् ॥३८॥

yac chrotavyam atho japyaṁ
yat kartavyaṁ nṛbhiḥ prabho
smartavyaṁ bhajanīyaṁ vā
brūhi yad vā viparyayam

 yat - whatever; śrotavyam - worth hearing; atho - thereof; japyam - chanted; yat - what also; kartavyam - executed; nṛbhiḥ - by the people in general; prabho - O master; smartavyam - that which is remembered; bhajanīyam - worshipable;  - either; brūhi - please explain; yad vā - what it may be; viparyayam - against the principle.


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Please let me know what a man should hear, chant, remember and worship, and also what he should not do. Please explain all this to me.

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