Taittiriya UpanisadWith the Original Text in Sanskrit and Roman Transliteration by: Swami Muni Narayana Prasad
The Taittiriya Upanisad is offered in three chapters treated singly by the author who reveals the invisible thread that runs through them. The analytical commentary results from the insights he has gained from interactions over the years.
Year Of Publication: 2009
Pages : 211
Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
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 Prasads prolonged reflections on the Taittiriya Upanishad, coupled with the insights he acknowledges to have gained from Nataraja Gurus discourses on different Upanishadic themes, Narayana Gurus mystico-philosophical poems, and numerous sessions of intellectual interaction with different groups of scholars.
1. Shiksha Valli
The Word and its Sound — A Word that Touches Three Worlds — Shiksha
Both Together — Samhita Revalued — The Structure of the Combinations — A Total Scheme
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
The Vyahritis and the Cosmos — The Cosmic Egg — The Vyahritis Revalued — The Vyahritis as Symbols — The Worlds — Gods Become Worshippers
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
Another Vedic Concept Revalued — Two Sets of Three Five-Fold Groups — Mutual Support of the Five-Fold Groups
ALL This is AUM — In the Vedic Setting — ALL This is AUM — In the Vedantic Sence
Another Revaluation — Svadhyaya and Pravacana — Truth — Austerity — Shama and Dama — The Sacred Fires — The Fire-Sacrifice — Guests — Humanity — Progeny
Fame — Righteousness of the Self — Food and Freedom — Clarity of Mind
Meant for Whom? — Truth and Righteousness — Self-Study — Gifts to the Guru — Line of Progeny — Kushala — Bhuti — Self-Study and Teaching — An Ethical Problem
2. Brahmananda Valli: Shanti Patha
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
The Eldest Born — Food as a Non-Dual Value — Food as the All-Healing Medicine — A Complementary Vision — The Human Form — The Pranas
The Life Span of All — The Expanding World of Interests — The Body-Self Relationship — Manas — The Human Form
Applied Knowledge — Faith — Rita and Satya — Yoga — Mahas
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
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
3. Bhrigu Valli