Vedic Upanishads

ŚVETAŚVATARA UPANISHAD OF THE BLACK YAJUR VEDA. First Chapter. 1. The enquirers after Brahma converse (among each other): What cause is Brahma? Whence are (we) produced? By whom do we live, and where do we (ultimately) abide? By whom governed, do we walk after a rule in happiness and unhappiness, O ye knowers of Brahma? 2. Is time Brahma (as

THE PRAŚNA UPANISHAD OF THE ATHARVA VĒDA First Praśna 1. Sukesan, the soil of Bharadvāja, Satyakāma, the son of Śiva, Gārgya (a descendant from the Garga family), the grandson of Sūrya, Kauśalya, the son of Aśvala, Bhārgava (a descendant of the Bhrigu family), the son of Vidarbhi, and Kavandhin, the son of Katya, all these, devoted to Brahma and firm

THE MUṆḌAKA UPANISHAD OF THE ATHARVA VĒDA. First Muṇḍaka FIRST SECTION. 1. Brahmā, the creator of the universe, the preserver of the world, was first produced among the gods. He taught the science of Brahma, the foundation of all sciences, to Atharva, his eldest son. 2. Atharvan revealed of old the science of Brahma, which Brahma had explained to him,

THE MĀṆḌŪKYA UPANISHAD of THE ATHARVA VĒDA. 1. "Om" this is immortal. Its explanation is this all; what was, what is, and what will be, all is verily the word "Om;” and everything else which is beyond the threefold time is also verily the word "Om." 2. For this all (represented by "Om") is Brahma; this soul is Brahma. This

KENA UPANISHAD , also called TALAVAKARA UPANISHAD OF THE SĀMA VĒDA FIRST SECTION. 1. (The disciple asks): By whom decreed, (by whom) appointed, does the mind speed (to its work)? By whom ordained does the first life proceed? By whom decreed, is the word pronounced? Which god assigns (their functions to) the eye and ear? 2. (The teacher answers:) He

KATHA UPANISHAD. FIRST CHAPTER First Valli. 1. Once desirous (of heaven) the son of Vājāsrava (Gautama) gave away all his property. He had a son, Nachikētas by name. 2. When the presents were brought, filial anxiety (about the welfare of his father) penetrated the youth. He thought:- 3. (A sacrificer) who bestows (cows) which have drunk their water, eaten their

Īśā Upanishad 1. Whatever exists in this world, is to be enveloped by (the thought of) God (the Ruler). By renouncing it (the world), thou shalt save (thy soul). Do not covet the riches of any one. 2. Performing sacred works, let a man desire to live a hundred years. If thou thus (desirest), O man, there is no other

THE AITARĒYA UPANISHAD OF THE RIG VĒDA. FIRST CHAPTER. First Section. Salutation to the supreme soul! Hari, Om! 1. This (world) verily was before (the creation of the world) soul alone, and nothing else whatsoever active (or non-active). He reflected: “Let me create the worlds." 2. He created these worlds, viz., the sphere of water, the sphere of the sunbeams,

Mandukya Upanishad translated by Sri Aurobindo 1. OM is this imperishable Word. OM is the Universe, and this is the exposition of OM. The past, the present and the future, all that was, all that is, all that will be, is OM. Likewise all else that may exist beyond the bounds of Time, that too is OM. 2. All this

Kena Upanishad translated by Sri Aurobindo First Part 1.By whom missioned falls the mind shot to its mark? By whom yoked moved the first life-breath forward on its paths? By whom impelled is this word that men speak? What god set eye and ear to their workings? 2.That which is hearing of our hearing, mind of our mind, speech of