The Brīhād Aranyaka Upanishad and the Commentary of Sankara Acharya on Its First Chapter

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Society for the Resuscitation of Indian Literature, 1908 - 295 pages
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Page 253 - This great unborn Soul is the same which abides as the intelligent (soul) in all living creatures, the same which abides as ether in the heart ; § in him it sleeps ; it is the Subduer of all, the Ruler of all, the sovereign Lord of all ; it does not become greater by good works nor less by evil work. It is the Ruler of all, the sovereign Lord of all...
Page 252 - They who know the life of life, the eye of the eye, the ear of the ear, the mind of the mind, they have comprehended the ancient, primeval Brahman.
Page 209 - Kabandha, the son of Atharvana.' He said to Patanchala, of the family of Kapi, and to (us) priests, 'O Kapya, knowest thou that Thread by which this world 'and the other world, and all beings are bound together?" Patanchala, of the family of Kapi, said, 'I do not know it, O Venerable.
Page 258 - Behold, not for the elements' sake the elements are dear, but for the sake of the self are dear the elements. Behold, not for the sake of the universe, the universe is dear, but for the sake of the self is dear the universe. Behold, the self is verily to be seen, heard, minded (and) meditated upon. Behold, O Maitreyi, by seeing, hearing, minding, knowing the self, all this (universe) is comprehended.
Page 70 - He did thus not feel delight. Therefore no body, when alone, feels delight. He was desirous of a second. He was in the same state as husband (Pati) and wife (Patni) are when in mutual embrace. He divided this self two-fold. Hence were husband and wife produced. Therefore was this only a half of himself, as a split pea is of the whole. Thus * Taittariya Upanishad, Bhrigu Vally, 5th Khanda. verily has Yajnavalkya declared it. This void is thus completed by woman. He approached her. Hence men were born.
Page 259 - As a piece of salt, when thrown into water, is dissolved into mere water/ and none is capable of perceiving it, because, from whatever place a person might take (water), it would have the taste of salt, (but be no piece of salt), thus, behold, this great being, which is infinite, independent and mere knowledge.
Page 162 - So far extends verily, desire," which means, desire is limited to those objects. So far extend the objects which are to be desired, viz. a wife, son, wealth and works, viz. the desire as cause. The three worlds, the world of man, the world of the forefathers, and the world of the gods, are the effects of this desire as cause ; for the desire, as cause referring to wife, son, wealth and work, is for their sake. Therefore this is one desire ; and the other, the desire of the worlds, which is also a...
Page 179 - No, no! Do not speak to me on this. I adore him verily as death. Whoso adores him thus, he reaches his whole age in this world, death does not approach him before the time.' 13. Gargya said : ' The person that is in the body, that I adore as Brahman.
Page 139 - It is well known, that the soul is like the nave of a wheel, wealth like its periphery. Therefore, although he suffers the loss of all, if he lives, he is bare of the periphery, as it is said. 15. Again there are verily three worlds, the world of man, the world of the forefathers, and the world of the gods. The world of man...
Page 47 - ... soul," in its modification of Prajapati, his sin, contrary to the nature of Prajapati, " the brother's son, perishes ;" for the son of a brother, like Bharata and others, may be also not an enemy ; but the sin produced by the contact of the senses with their objects, is at the same time a brother's son and an enemy, because it does not acknowledge the nature of the supreme soul. This sin then perishes, is reduced to dust, as a clod of earth, by its contact with life. Whose is this reward ? The...

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