Ishopanishad, Isha Upanishad, Īśopaniṣad: 5 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Īśopaniṣad can be transliterated into English as Isopanisad or Ishopanishad, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

The Isha Upanishad (ईशोपनिषद्, 'īśopaniṣad') is one of the shortest of the Upanishads, in form more like a brief poem than a philosophical treatise, consisting of 17 or 18 verses in total. The Upanishad constitutes the final chapter (adhyāya) of the Shukla Yajurveda and survives in two versions, called Kanva (VSK) and Madhyandina (VSM).

Content: The Isha Upanishad is significant for its description of the nature of the "Supreme Being", exhibiting monism or a form of monotheism, referred to as Isha "Lord". It describes this being as "unembodied, omniscient, beyond reproach, without veins, pure and uncontaminated" (verse 8), one who "moves and does not move', who is 'far away, but very near as well'" and who "although fixed in His abode is swifter than the mind" (verses 4 & 5).

The first verse of the text has been cited as of particular importance to Vedanta or to Hinduism as a whole.

The first verse reads:

īśā vāsyam idaṃ sarvaṃ ¦ yat kiñca jagatyāṃ jagat |
tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā ¦ mā gṛdhaḥ kasya sviddhanam ||

literal translation (Ralph T.H. Griffith, 1899):

"Enveloped by the Lord must be This All — each thing that moves on earth.
With that renounced enjoy thyself. Covet no wealth of any man."

Source: Bhaktivedanta College: Hinduism

Sri Isopanisad one of the 108 principal Vedic scriptures known as the Upanisads. Sri Isopanisad is a conceptual text, rather than a description of the Lord’s pastimes. Reading and studying this book is meant to advance one’s view of life; to teach one how to re-spiritualize every endeavor of one’s actions.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Īśopaniṣad (ईशोपनिषद्).—[feminine] [Name] of an Upaniṣad.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Īśopaniṣad (ईशोपनिषद्) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—the 40th adhyāya of the Vājasaneyisaṃhitā. Io. 1095. A. 3182. W. p. 42. Oxf. 366^a. 385^a. Paris. (B 228 Iii). B. 1, 50 -54 (and—[commentary]) 130. Report. Iii. Ben. 70. 73-78. 81. 83. Bik. 102. 103. Tu7b. 6. Pheh. 11. Rādh. 3. Oudh. Ix, 2. Xv, 4. Burnell. 29^b. Bhk. 6. Poona. 61. Bhr. 487. Oppert. 7171. 7273. Ii, 377. 1239. 1607. 1661. 2459. 3111. 5168. 5728. 6043. 7351. 7939. Rice. 6. Peters. 3, 383. Bp. 283. B. 1, 50 (Kaṇvaśākhāyām).
—[commentary] Pheh. 13. Bhk. 6. Oppert. 234. 960. 1127. 7856. 7857. Ii, 32. 604.
—[commentary] Dīpikā. B. 1, 54. Rādh. 42.
—[commentary] by Śaṅkarācārya. Io. 1638. W. p. 42. Oxf. 366^a. Khn. 14. K. 14. B. 1, 50. 52. 130. Ben. 74. 75. Bik. 103. Tu7b. 6. NW. 278. 288. 318. Oudh. Ix, 2. Xv, 4. Burnell. 29^b. Bhr. 227-30. Oppert. Ii, 2458. 3593. 6834. 8167. 9906. Rice. 48. Peters. 3, 384. Cc
—¤ by Ānandatīrtha. Oxf. 366^a. B. 1, 50. Ben. 75. Bik. 103. Tu7b. 6. Oudh. Ix, 2. Xiii, 16. Xiv, 6. 10. Proceed. Asb. 1869, 136.
—[sub-commentary] by Raṅgarāmānuja. Oudh. Xv, 4.
—[commentary] by Ānandatīrtha. NW. 306. Burnell. 100^a. Bhr. 672. 673. Oppert. Ii, 6045. Rice. 48.
—[sub-commentary] by Jayatīrtha. Io. 121 A. Oxf. 392^b. Burnell. 100^a. Oppert. 3588. Ii, 6044. Rice. 48.
—[sub-commentary] by Śrīnivāsatīrtha. Rice. 60.
—[commentary] by Dāmodarācārya. Oudh. 1877, 4.
—[commentary] by Paraśurāma. NW. 282.
—[commentary] by Bālakṛṣṇānanda. Io. 1317.
—[commentary] by Brahmagiri. NW. 312.
—[commentary] Īśāvasyopaniṣacchlokārtha by Brahmānanda Sarasvatī. B. 1, 50.
—[commentary] Īśvasyopaniṣadrahasya by the same. B. 1, 52. 54. Oudh. Xi, 2.
—[commentary] by Mahīdhara. B. 1, 52.
—[commentary] by Rāghavendra. Oxf. 385^a.
—[commentary] by Rāmacandra. Bhk. 6.
—[commentary] by Rāmānuja. NW. 314.
—[commentary] Dīpikā by Śaṅkarānanda. Ben. 67. 68. Bik. 102. 103. Tu7b. 6. Np. Iii, 120. Rice. 48.
—[commentary] by Hṛdayarama. NW. 284. 286. Īśāvāsyopaniṣatkhaṇḍana. Oppert. 3587.

Īśopaniṣad has the following synonyms: Īśāvāsyopaniṣad.

2) Īśopaniṣad (ईशोपनिषद्):—See Iśavasyopaniṣad.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Īśopaniṣad (ईशोपनिषद्):—f. Name of an Upaniṣad (so called from its beginning īśā [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā xl, 1]; the only instance of an Upaniṣad included in a Saṃhitā).

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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