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The wisdom of The Upanishads

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T here should be no error in the duties towards the gods and [men] . . . . Let your mother be a goddess unto you. Let your father be a god unto you. Let your teacher be a god unto you. Let your guest be a god unto you. The works that are not blameworthy are to be resorted to, but not the others.


quote 8428  | 
Taittiriya Upanishad, Tr. Swami Gambhirananda, I-xi-2-4 




T he offering should be with modesty. The offering should be with awe. The offering should be with sympathy.


quote 8427  | 
Taittiriya Upanishad, Tr. Swami Gambhirananda, I-xi-2-4 




J ust as the Brahmanas do, who may happen to be there and who are able deliberators, who are adepts in those duties and customs, who are not directed by others, who are not cruel, who are desirous of merit. This is the injunction. This is the instruction.


quote 8426  | 
Taittiriya Upanishad, Tr. Swami Gambhirananda, I-xi-2-4 




Speak the truth. Practise righteousness. Make no mistake about study. Having offered the desirable wealth to the teacher, do not cut off the line of progeny. There should be no inadvertence about truth. There should be no deviation from righteous activity. There should be no error about protection of yourself. Do not neglect propitious activities. Do not be careless about learning and teaching.


quote 8425  | 
Taittiriya Upanishad, Tr. Swami Gambhirananda, I-xi-1 




E very thought of men is interwoven with the senses, and when thought is purified, then the Self arises


quote 8417  | 
Mundaka Upanishad, Tr. Max Mller, III.1.9 




K now the Self to be the master of the chariot, and the body to be the chariot. Know the intellect to be the charioteer, and the mind to be the reins.


quote 8416  | 
Katha Upanishad, Tr. Vidyavachaspati V. Panoli, 1-III-3 




B eing left by the living self this body surely dies, but the living self does not die.


quote 8415  | 
Chandogya Upanishad, Tr. Swami Swahananda, VI-xi-3 




A nd his austerity, gifts, uprightness, non-violence, and truthfulness all these are the largesses of this sacrifice.


quote 8414  | 
Chandogya Upanishad, Tr. Swami Swahananda, III-xvii-4 




T he Self cannot be attained by the study of the Vedas, not by intelligence nor by much hearing. Only by him who seeks to know the Self can It be attained. To him the Self reveals Its own nature.


quote 8413  | 
Katha Upanishad, Tr. Vidyavachaspati V. Panoli, 1-II-23 




S peak the truth. Practice dharma. Do not neglect the study of the Vedas. . . . Treat your mother as god. Treat your father as god. Treat your teacher as god. . . . Whatever deeds are faultless, these are to be performed, not others. . . . . . . you should conduct yourself in such a way as brahmanas would conduct themselves brahmanas who are competent to judge, who of their own accord are devoted to good deeds and are not urged to their performance by others, and who are not cruel, but are lovers of dharma. This is the teaching. This is the secret wisdom of the Vedas. This is the command of God.


quote 7620  | 
Taittiriya Upanishad, Book 1, chap. 11, sec.1-4 




T risanku proclaimed after the attainment of the Knowledge of the Self: I am the mover of the tree of the universe. My fame rises high, like a mountain peak. My root is the Supremely Pure Brahman. I am the unstained essence of the Self, like the nectar of immortality that resides in the sun. I am the brightest treasure. I am the shinning wisdom. I am immortal and imperishable.


quote 7619  | 
Taittiriya Upanishad, Book 1, chap. 10, sec.1 




T he wise one who has realized that his own higher Self has become all, and sees the oneness of entire existence (non-dual), what sorrow and what delusion can overwhelm him?


quote 7618  | 
Ishavashya Upanishad 1:7 




T he wise one perceives ones own higher Self in all, and all in ones own higher Self. Therefore, he does not hate or injure anyone. Such a person loves everybody as one loves God.


quote 7615  | 
Ishavashya Upanishad 1:6 




T he Supreme Lord is higher than Brahma and even beyond Brahman. He is vast and hidden in the bodies of all living beings. By knowing Him, who alone pervades the entire universe, one become immortal.


quote 7614  | 
Shvetashvatara Upanishad 3:7 




I t is the non-dual Self that exists at all times before and during the creation and after dissolution of the universe. It assumes manifold powers and appears as the Divine Lord . . . He is the protector of all the worlds . . . Those who realize this Being, become immortal.


quote 7613  | 
Shvetashvatara Upanishad, 3:1 




H e (the Self ) is all-pervading, radiant, bodiless, spotless, all-powerful, pure, untouched by sin and all-seeing, all-knowing, transcendent, and self-existent. He assigns duty and properly gives the fruits of ones karma.


quote 7612  | 
Ishavashya Upanishad 1:8 




A ll faces are his faces; all head, His heads; all necks, His necks. He dwells in the causal hearts of all beings. He is the all-pervading Bhagavan. Therefore He is the omnipresent and merciful Lord.


quote 7607  | 
Shvetashvatara Upanishad 3:11 




K nowledge of the Divine dissolves all bonds, and gives freedom from every kind of misery including birth and death.


quote 5383  | 
Svetasvatar Upanishad 




K now that all this, whatever moves in this moving world, is enveloped by God. Therefore, find your enjoyment in renunciation; do not covet what belongs to others.


quote 5369  | 
Ishavasya Upanishad 




W hen the speech of this dead person enters into the fire, breath into the air, the eye into the sun, the mind into the moon, the hearing into space, into the earth the body, into the ether the Self, into the shrubs the hairs of the body, into the trees the hairs of the head, when the blood and the seed are deposited in the water, where is then that person?


quote 5361  | 
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 




Y ou are what your deep, driving desire is As your desire is, so is your will As your will is, so is your deed As your deed is, so is your destiny.


quote 5348  | 
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 




T his earth is the honey (madhu, the effect) of all beings, and all beings are the honey (madhu, the effect) of this earth.


quote 5346  | 
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 




A s large as this ether (all space) is, so large is that ether within the heart. Both heaven and earth are contained within it, both fire and air, both sun and moon, both lightning and stars; and whatever there is of him (the Self) here in the world, and whatever is not (i.e. whatever has been or will be), all that is contained within it.


quote 5341  | 
Chandogya Upanishad 




K now the Self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer, and the mind the reins. The senses they call the horses, the objects of the senses their roads. When he (the Highest Self) is in union with the body, the senses, and the mind, then wise people call him the Enjoyer.


quote 5325  | 
Katha Upanishad 




T he wise who knows the Self as bodiless within the bodies, as unchanging among changing things, as great and omnipresent, does never grieve. That Self cannot be gained by the Veda, nor by understanding, nor by much learning. He whom the Self chooses, by him the Self can be gained. The Self chooses him (his body) as his own. But he who has not first turned away from his wickedness, who is not tranquil, and subdued, or whose mind is not at rest, he can never obtain the Self (even) by knowledge.


quote 5321  | 
Katha Upanishad 



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