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The Science of Upaniṣads - Conclusion

It is now time for us to conclude. We studied all the eleven most important Upaniṣads belonging to the corpus of spiritual thoughts of India, spanning over many centuries or even millennia. 4,104 more words

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Taittirīya Upaniṣad

Taittirīya Upaniṣad consists of three discourses of Taittirīya Āraṇyaka which belongs to Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda. The focal areas in this Upaniṣad are rules of conduct and nature of Brahma. 5,562 more words

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Praśna Upaniṣad

Praśna Upaniṣad is one of the three Principal Upaniṣads belonging to Atharva Veda; we have already seen two, Māṇḍūkya and Muṇḍaka. Praśna in Sanskrit means question; this Upaniṣad is fully set in question-answer format and hence the name. 5,165 more words

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Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad

We have already studied the science of all the ten Principal Upaniṣads (Daśopaniṣads). Now, in this article, we take up for study the Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad which does not belong to those ten but is considered at par with them in view of the significance of its spiritual expositions. 8,856 more words

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Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad

“SATYAMEVA JAYATE (सत्यमेव जयते)” is the national motto of India. All Indians do know it; but, most of them may not know that this is part of an Upanishadic mantra. 7,253 more words

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Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad

In the series ‘The Science of Upaniṣads’, it is Māṇḍūkya (माण्डूक्य) Upaniṣad that we now take up for study and rational review; this is the sixth in the series of eleven Upaniṣads. 5,137 more words

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Kena Upaniṣad

In this article, which is the fifth in the series ‘The Science of Upaniṣads’, we propose to study Kena (केन) Upaniṣad. This is very small in size, but, content-wise amazingly terse and succinct. 3,649 more words

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