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The Taittiriya Upanishad

With the Original Text in Sanskrit and Roman Transliteration

The Upanishads capture the quintessence of Indian spiritual wisdom -- unfolding deep-set, highly perceptive reflections on human existence and how it is related to cosmic mystery. Authored by enlightened seers, at different times, during 1500-200 b.c., the Upanishadic message inheres neither a promise of heaven, nor scare of hell. Rather, it is a magnificent vision that raises human consciousness to sublime heights.
The Taittiriya -- appended to the Krishna (Black) Yajur Veda -- is one of best among   the principal Upanishads. And, schematically, is offered in three chapters, entitled: (1) Shiksha Valli, (2) Brahmananda Valli, and (3) Bhrigu Valli -- which each Swami Muni Narayana Prasad treats singly, superbly revealing the invisible thread that goes through all of them.

With origjnal Sanskrit text, its Roman transliteration and easy-to- understand English paraphrase, this stimulating, at once analytical commentary grows from Swami Muni Narayana Prasad’s prolonged reflections on the Taittiriya Upanishad, coupled with the insights he acknowledges to have gained from Nataraja Guru’s discourses on different Upanishadic themes, Narayana Guru’s mystico-philosophical poems, and numerous sessions of intellectual interaction with different groups of scholars.

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The Upanishads capture the quintessence of Indian spiritual wisdom -- unfolding deep-set, highly perceptive reflections on human existence and how it is related to cosmic mystery. Authored by enlightened seers, at different times, during 1500-200 b.c., the Upanishadic message inheres neither a promise of heaven, nor scare of hell. Rather, it is a magnificent vision that raises human consciousness to sublime heights.
The Taittiriya -- appended to the Krishna (Black) Yajur Veda -- is one of best among   the principal Upanishads. And, schematically, is offered in three chapters, entitled: (1) Shiksha Valli, (2) Brahmananda Valli, and (3) Bhrigu Valli -- which each Swami Muni Narayana Prasad treats singly, superbly revealing the invisible thread that goes through all of them.

With origjnal Sanskrit text, its Roman transliteration and easy-to- understand English paraphrase, this stimulating, at once analytical commentary grows from Swami Muni Narayana Prasad’s prolonged reflections on the Taittiriya Upanishad, coupled with the insights he acknowledges to have gained from Nataraja Guru’s discourses on different Upanishadic themes, Narayana Guru’s mystico-philosophical poems, and numerous sessions of intellectual interaction with different groups of scholars.

  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124600238
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124600236
  • Edition : 3rd Impression
  • Year : 2009
  • Pages : 211 p.
  • Size : 23
  • Weight (approx.) : 250
  • Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Bibliography; Index

Preface
Introduction

1. Shiksha Valli

Section I
Section II

The Word and its Sound -- A Word that Touches Three Worlds -- Shiksha

Section III

Both Together -- Samhita Revalued -- The Structure of the Combinations -- A Total Scheme

Section IV

Indra of the Vedas Revised and Revalued -- The Truth Hidden by Thought -- Functional Unity of Body and Mind -- No Worldly Interest -- Svaha -- Renown -- Love and Compassion

Section V

The Vyahritis and the Cosmos -- The Cosmic Egg -- The Vyahritis Revalued -- The Vyahritis as Symbols -- The Worlds -- Gods Become Worshippers

Section VI

The Space in the Heart -- The Mind-Stuff -- The Source of Indra -- Fire as 'Bhuh' -- The Sun as 'Suvah' -- Air as 'Bhuvah' -- 'Mahah' as Brahman -- Selfhood -- The Form of Brahman

Section VII

Another Vedic Concept Revalued -- Two Sets of Three Five-Fold Groups -- Mutual Support of the Five-Fold Groups

Section VIII

"ALL This is AUM" -- In the Vedic Setting -- "ALL This is AUM" -- In the Vedantic Sence

Section IX

Another Revaluation -- Svadhyaya and Pravacana -- Truth -- Austerity -- Shama and Dama -- The Sacred Fires -- The Fire-Sacrifice -- Guests -- Humanity -- Progeny

Section X

Fame -- Righteousness of the Self -- Food and Freedom -- Clarity of Mind

Section XI

Meant for Whom? -- Truth and Righteousness -- Self-Study -- Gifts to the Guru -- Line of Progeny -- Kushala -- Bhuti -- Self-Study and Teaching -- An Ethical Problem

Section XIII

2. Brahmananda Valli: Shanti Patha

Section I

The Knower of Brahman Attains the Supreme -- Brahman -- Two Perspectives -- A Unitive Vision -- "The Following has been said" -- Three Attributes -- Reality (Satyam) -- Knowledge (Jnanam) -- Infinity -- Placed Within the Cavern -- The Transcendental Space -- He Realizes All Desires -- The Cavern of Ignorance -- Food, Happiness and Earth -- A Structural System -- Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth -- No Creation -- The Order of Negation -- The Theory of Five Sheaths -- Body as the Self

Section II

The Eldest Born -- Food as a Non-Dual Value -- Food as the All-Healing Medicine -- A Complementary Vision -- The Human Form -- The Pranas

Section III

The Life Span of All -- The Expanding World of Interests -- The Body-Self Relationship -- Manas -- The Human Form

Section IV

Applied Knowledge -- Faith -- Rita and Satya -- Yoga -- Mahas

Section V

Yajna and Karma -- The Primeval (Jyeshtham) -- The Gods Who Meditate -- Living Sins While in the Body -- Attaining All Desires -- Priyam -- Moda and Pramoda -- Ananda -- Brahman

Section VI

Body and Soul -- Many Questions -- No Direct Answer -- He Desired -- Creation as a Pastime -- Dualities --  Austerities -- He Entered into it -- This World in the Beginning was Non-Existent -- Therefrom was the Existent Born -- The Well-Made -- It is Joy in Essence -- Fear and Fearlessness -- Answer to the Question

Section VIII
Section IX

3. Bhrigu Valli

Section I
Section II
Section III
Section IV
Section V
Section VI
Section VII
Section VIII
Section IX
Section X

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

 

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