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‘”He carries himself (atman) in two parts, the breath and the sun. These are its two paths, the inner and the outer. They both move on in a day and a night. Maitri. Upanishad or Maitrayaniya Upanishad. Sacred Philosophical Hindu Literature, number 24 in the Muktika Canon of Upanishads, branch of the Krsna. The Maitri or Maitr&yanfya Upanishad belongs to the Maitri- yaniya ยง&kli& of the Black Y^’ur Veda. It appears to have originallj formed a part of a lost Br&hma^a.

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The offerer, the enjoyer, the oblation, the sacrificial formula mantrathe sacrifice, Vish? You could not think the thinker of thinking. It is listed as number 14 in the Muktika canon of Upanishads, the Upanishad contains mantras or verses in six chapters. But among the early Upanishads these first crude cosmogonic theories had not yet been displaced.

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This leads over to what was stated on page 21 as the second stage in the development of the conception of Brahma as the world-ground, namely, that It is in some sense a Soul co-related with maltri finite ego. Vac chittam Shiva Sutra: The Puranas include cosmos creation myths such as the Samudra Manthan churning of the ocean. This moon is honey for all things, and all things are honey for this moon.

The supplementary section starts with the theory of Yogaas the way by which the highest human goal of Self-knowledge can be attained. As when the ball of iron is Imtntnerccly the fire is not overpowered, so this soul is not overpowered ; it is the elementid soul which is over- powered by its connection with the component elements of the body.


From it, indeed, are all these breathed forth. Now with reference to the self. Indra, taking the form of a bird, delivered them [i. Thus, the sequence of A to Ha contains within itself not only all the letters of the Alphabets, but also every phase of consciousness, both transcendental and universal.

Now whoever departs from this world [i. Out of this penetrating intuition those early Indian thinkers elaborated a system of pantheism which has proved most fascinating to their descendants. He had no enjoyment, being alone. These three Gunas reside in everything. That is the Immortal veiled by the real satya.

The warmth of the body is its ghee. Views Read Edit View history. It is estimated that the text probably reached something of a form by the early Gupta period.

He who breathes out with your breathing out is the Soul of yours which is upanisahd all things. He saw them inanimate and lifeless, like a stone, standing like a post. Among the early Indians, as among the early Maotri, an explanation of the beginnings of the world, its original substance, and its construction, formed the first and most interesting subject of philosophical speculation.

By them this Life is veiled. Hindu practices include such as puja and recitations, meditation, family-oriented rites of passage, annual festivals. The four directions and the four intermediate directions form its petals.

Therefore this [is true]: The eastern direction is his head. He was, indeed, as large as a woman and a man closely embraced.

Not only in sleep and in a supposititious condition beyond profound slumber does one reach that unity with the Self. As the lamp consists of the imion of the wick, the vessel, and the oil, so from the union of the hpanishad body and the world exist the Individual Soul and the pure Sun. But who is to be meditated on? Rama with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana during exile in forest, manuscript, ca. Yonder sun is Indra.


Manisinah manasah svaminah svadhinamanaska brahmana vacyasya sabdabrahmani dhigantaro yoginah paradicatvari padani viduh jananti. Epistemological idealism must henceforth be the path traveled in order to reach the goal of an absolute unity.

One should reverence the self alone as dear. The self is mind. The thought of any people and of any generation is exceedingly complex, consciously or unconsciously containing certain elements from the past, which are being gradually discarded, and also certain presentiments of truth which are only later fully recognized.

The Vishnu PurAna, L 10, makes them the sons of Kratu by his wife Bannati, and describes them as ” the 60, pigmy sages, no bigger than a joint of the thumb, chaste, pious, resplendent as the rays of the sun.

So someone has said:. On Him creatures here are woven.

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That which was of gold is the sky. The immortal formless is truth, the truth is the Brahman, the Brahman is the light, the light is the Sun which is the syllable Om as the Self. Verily, that is the divine Speech whereby whatever one says comes to maigri. By the practice of Yoga a man attains to contentment, to the endurance of contraries, and dispassionate- ness.