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CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD

The Self

"When the person in the eye resides in the body,
he resides where the organ of sight
has entered into the Akasa (i.e. the pupil of the eye);
the eye is the instrument of seeing.

He who is aware of the thought:
Let me smell this, he is the Self;
the nose is the instrument of smelling.

He who is aware of the thought:
Let me speak, he is the Self;
the tongue is the instrument of speaking.

He who is aware of the thought:
Let me hear, he is the Self;
the ear is the instrument of hearing.

"He who is aware of the thought:
Let me think this, he is the Self; the mind is his divine eye.
He, the Self sees all these desires in the World of Brahman through the divine eye, the mind and rejoices.

"The gods meditate on that Self.
Therefore all worlds belong to them and all desires.
He who knows that Self and understands It
obtains all worlds and all desires."

Thus said Prajapati, yea, thus said Prajapati

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As pure water poured into pure water becomes the very same, so does the Self of the illumined man or woman verily become one with the godhead.

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There is a Spirit which is pure and which is beyond old age and death...This Atman, the Spirit in man.

~ Chandogya Upanishad

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There is a bridge between time and eternity; and this bridge is Atman, The Spirit of man.

~ Chandogya Upanishad

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The bow is sacred OM and the arrow is our soul. Brahman is the mark of the arrow, the aim of the soul. Even as an arrow becomes one with its mark, let the watchful soul be one in him.

~ Mundaka Upanishad

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Because liberation is assured for a mind which is not devoted to objects...for that very reason, the mind should constantly be made free of attachment to objects, by one who aspires for liberation.

~ Amrtabind Upanishad

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The Atman must be regarded as One and the same in waking, dream and dreamless sleep. For that One who has transcended the three states, rebirth does not exist.

~ Amratind Upanishad

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(Katha Upanishad, 10th Mantra, Canto 2)

I know that (all) wealth is transient; and verily the eternal is never attained by the transient;

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(Katha Upanishad, 9th Mantra, Canto 2)

"This (spiritual) understanding which thou hast obtained, O Nachiketa, cannot be attained by logical reason; it becomes easy of comprehension, O dearest one, when taught by another. Indeed thou hast thy will yoked to truth. May we have questioners like thee!"

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(Katha Upanishad, 8th Mantra, Canto 2)

This (Atman) can never be well comprehended if taught by an inferior person, even though variously pondered upon. Unless taught by another (who has realized his oneness with It), there is no way (to comprehend It). Subtler than the subtlest is It, and beyond tarka or logical reason.

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When a seer sees the brilliant
Maker, God, Person, the Brahma-source,
Then, being a knower, shaking off good and evil,
Stainless, he attains supreme identity with Him.

Truly it is Life that shines forth in all things!
Understanding this, one becomes a knower.
There is no superior speaker.
Having delight in the Soul, having pleasure in the Soul,
doing the rites,
Such a one is the best of Brahma-knowers.

Mundaka Upanishad

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Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear.

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Even as birds, O beloved, return to their tree for rest,
thus all things find their rest in Atman, the Supreme Spirit.
All things find their final peace in their inmost Self, the Spirit.

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"From the waters everything is made, both what is manifest and what is Unmanifest. Therefore, all manifestation (murti) is water." - Prasna Upanishad, l.-4-5.

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We are like the spider.
We weave our life and then move along in it.
We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream.
This is true for the entire universe.

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In the beginning this [universe] was the Self alone… He [the Self] reflected and saw nothing but the Self. He first said, 'I am He'. Therefore He came to be known by the name aham ['I'].

~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, trnsl. Swami Nikhilananda

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Om is the Akshara, or imperishable syllable. Om is the Universe, and this is the exposition of Om. The past, the present and the future, all that was, all that is, all that will be, is Om. Likewise, all else that may exist beyond the bounds of time, that too is Om. -- Mandukya Upanishud

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It is That which is Brahman.
It is That which is the Adhyatma.
It is That which is the Supreme.
It is That which is of the nature of Infinity.
It is the Atman.

~ Tejabinduopanishad
Sloka 9

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Realizing the pure Paramatman as the Self,
who lies in the cavity of the heart,
who is part-less,
one without a second,
the Witness of all,
beyond both existence & non-existence - one attains to the Paramatman Itself.

~ Kaivalya Upanishad

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He [Brahman] alone is all that was, and all that will be, the Eternal.
Knowing him one transcends death; there is no other way to freedom.

KAIVALYA UPANISHAD

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Om Asato Ma Sadgamaya - in sanskrit with meaning - mantra from Upanishad
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय
Om Asato Ma Sadgamaya



Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya |
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
1: Om, Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of Self),
2: Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
3: Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality.
4: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

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Even as fire finds peace
in its resting place without fuel,
when thoughts become silent,
the soul finds peace in its own source.

When the mind is silent,
then it can enter into a world
which is far beyond the mind.

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Brahman is all, and the Self is Brahman.
This Self has four states of Consciousness.

The first is called Vaishvanara, in which
One lives with all the senses turned outward,
Aware only of the external world.

Taijasa is the name of the second,
The dreaming state in which, with the senses
Turned inward, one enacts the impressions
Of past deeds and present desires.

The third state is called Prajna, of deep sleep,
In which one neither dreams nor desires.
There is no mind in Prajna, there is no
Separateness; but the sleeper is not
Conscious of this.
Let him become conscious
In Prajna and it will open the door
To the state of abiding joy.

Prajna, all-powerful and all-knowing,
Dwells in the hearts of all as the ruler.
Prajna is the source and end of all.

The fourth is the superconscious state called
Turiya, neither inward nor outward,
Beyond the senses and the intellect,
In which there is none other than the Lord.
He is the supreme goal of life.
He is Infinite peace and love. Realize him!

~ Mandukya Upanishad,

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Speak the truth. Practise righteousness. Do not neglect study. Do not swerve from the truth. Do not swerve from righteousness. Do not neglect (personal) welfare. Do not neglect prosperity. Do not neglect learning and teaching.

TAITTIRIYA UPANISHAD

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As oil in the sesame seed, butter in the curd, water in the stream, fire in the arani wood, so is the Atman in one’s self to be discovered by one who realizes It through truth and tapasya.

BRAHMA UPANISHAD

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One becomes happy by coming in contact with that source of joy. Who
indeed will inhale and who will exhale if this Bliss be not there in the supreme space (within the heart). This One indeed enlivens people.

TAITTRIYA UPANISHAD

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