Dear list members,

I am working on a paper and translating therefore parts of  the Sanskrit text known as Kṛṣiparāśara, in which practices of astral sciences are applied to  agricultural activities. Verses 8b and 9 are a tribute to the practice of honoring guests. As they are not related neither with  previous nor with subsequent verses, and as they remind Brahmanical prescriptions found in dharmaśāstra literature, I suspect they may have another source, which however I struggle to locate. Any information offered would be very much appreciated and, if used, would be properly attributed.

kṛṣirdhanyā kṛṣirmedhyā jantūnāṃ jīvanaṃ kṛṣiḥ 

hiṃsādidoṣayukto ’pi mucyate ’tithipūjanāt ||8||


tenārcitaṃ jagat sarvamatithiryena pūjitaḥ |

arcitāstena devāśca sa eva puruṣottamaḥ ||9||



P.S. Verse 2  may also sound dharmaśāstric:


caturvedāntago vipraḥ śāstravādī vicakṣaṇaḥ |

alakṣmyāḥ gṛhyate so’pi prārthanālāghavānvitaḥ ||2||


Thank you very much in advance,

yours sincerely,