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.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 -- Printed Pages: 211. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Taittiriya Upanisad is offered in three chapters treated singly by Swami Narayana Prasad who reveals the invisible thread that runs through them. The analytical commentary results from the author's own reflections and the insights he has gained from interactions over the years.
Inhaltsangabe: Hindu philosophical classic.
Titel: The Taittiriya Upanisad
Verlag: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
Buchbeschreibung Motilal Banarsidass Pub, Delhi, India, 2001. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. rubbing along the edges and ends of the cover and spine. minor rips at the ends of the spine and cover. pages are bright and tight. stamp on the page block. Artikel-Nr. 153441