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Brhadaranyaka Upanisad

Vol. 3 Khila Kanda by: Nitya Chaitanya Yati

This dialectical narration of the Brhadaranyaka Upanisad will help the reader discover the ancient seers’ timeless insights to appreciate an integrated system of thought and experience what is real and enduring in his/her own essence.

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ISBN: 9788124600658
Year Of Publication: 1996
Edition: 1st
Pages : xxviii, 466
Bibliographic Details : Sanskrit Index; General Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 750

Overview

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is one of the ten major Upanishads. A dialectical narration that unabashedly stands up to the rational scrutiny of the modern mind, it is directed towards both the individual aspirant caught up in the dark morass of confusion and the philosophic thinker in search of rare pearls of wisdom from humanity’s treasury. Guru Nitya’s matchles commentary will enable the reader to discover the ancient seer’s timeles insights, to appreciate a fully-developed, integrated system of thought, and, most importantly, to learn to connect with what is real and enduring in his or her own essence. Schematically, the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad — a brilliant discourse from the Yajur Veda — is set out in three volumes, entitled: Madhu Kanda, Muni Kanda and Khila Kanda. In his planned three-volume thorough-going, meticulously analytical commentary. Guru Nitya distills the wisdom teaching of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, drawing on his intimate understanding of the human psyche, as well as both Eastern and Western philosophy, science, art and literature. Dwelling in turn on each of its 435 mantras, its poetic charm, myths, metaphors, images and symbols, Guru Nitya recreates and expands the Upanishadic vision of our own nature, human interaction, and the cosmos, and their relation to the unmoved essence of all. With highly useful appendices and a comprehensive index, the commentary will hold an enduring appeal for both scholars and discerning readers.

Contents

Foreword
Guide to Sanskrit Pronunciation
General Introduction
Invocation
Introduction
ADHYAYA V
Brahmana 1
Mantra 1
Brahmana 2
Introduction
Mantra 1 to 3
Brahmana 3
Mantra 1
Brahmana 4
Introduction
Mantra 1
Brahmana 5
Mantra 1 to 4
Brahmana 6
Mantra 1
Brahmana 7
Mantra 1
Brahmana 8
Mantra 1
Brahmana 9
Mantra 1
Brahmana 10
Mantra 1
Brahmana 11
Mantra 1
Brahmana 12
Mantra 1
Brahmana 13
Mantra 1 to 4
Brahmana 14
Mantra 1 to 8
Brahmana 15
Mantra 1
ADHYAYA VI
Brahmana 1
Mantra 1 to 14
Brahmana 2
Introduction
Mantra 1 to 16
Geological Evidence of Evolution
Brahmanas 3 and 4
Brahmana 5
Mantra 1 to 4
Appendix I : Madhu Kanda
Adhyaya I
The Symbol of the sacrificial Horse for Intimate Meditation
Adhyaya II
Appendix II : Muni Kanda
Adhyaya III
Adhyaya IV
Notes
Sanskrit Index
General Index

Meet the Author
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1924
After his matriculation, Guru Nitya left home as a wandering mendicant to familiarize himself with the land and people of his country of birth. He met great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and poets of high repute and sat at the feet of several spiritual masters, including Sufi fakirs, Jain munis, and Buddhist monks, and Hindu teachers such as Ramana Maharshi and Nityananda. In 1947 he joined the University College, Alwaye, Kerala to continue his academic studies. After specializing in philosophy and psychology, he taught these subjects in Indian universities. In 1951, he accepted Nataraja Guru - founder and head of the Narayana Gurukula - as his spiritual preceptor. In 1973 he followed him as head and Guru of the Gurukula, a world community of spiritual seekers. Between 1970 and 1980 he taught courses in psychology, philosophy, yoga, and aesthetics at universities in the US and other countries. He also was the chairperson of the East-West University of Unitive Sciences and the Commissioner for World Education. Guru Nitya published over 120 books in Malayalam and 80 books in English, as well as countless articles on philosophy, psychology, social ethics, and aesthetics. His writings combine rare insight and profound wisdom with an ability to communicate in terms readily understood by students everywhere.
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