Kenopaniṣad, aka: Kena Upanishad; 2 Definition(s)
Kenopaniṣad means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Hinduism)
The Kena Upanishad is one of the earlier, "primary" Upanishads, a genre of Hindu scriptures, commented upon by Shankara and Madhvacharya. It is associated with the Samaveda where it is found inserted into the last section of the Jaiminiya Upanishad Brahmana. It figures as number 2 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads.
etymology: The Kena Upanishad (Sanskrit: केन उपनिषत्, Kena Upaniṣat), or the Kenopanishad (Sanskrit: केनोपनिषत्, Kenopaniṣat). The Kenopanishad derives its name from the first word Kena, meaning ‘by whom’.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Like the Isavasya, this Upanishad derives its name from the opening word of the text, Kena–ishitam, “by whom directed.” It is also known as the Talavakara Upanishad because of its place as a chapter in the Talavakara–Brahmana of the Sama–Veda.
Among the Upanishads it is one of the most analytical and metaphysical, its purpose being to lead the mind from the gross to the subtle, from effect to cause. By a series of profound questions and answers, it seeks to locate the source of man’s being; and to expand his self–consciousness until it has become identical with God–Consciousness.(Source): Yoga-Age: Hinduism
Search found 3940 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Upaniṣad (उपनिषद्).—The four Vedas are Ṛk, Yajus, Sāma and Atharva. Each of these four has a Br...
Kaṭhopaniṣad (कठोपनिषद्).—See under NACIKETAS.
Praśnopaniṣad (प्रश्नोपनिषद्).—f. Name of an Upaniṣad consisting of six questions and six answe...
Muṇḍakopaniṣad (मुण्डकोपनिषद्).—f. Name of an Upaniṣad of the Atharvaveda.Muṇḍakopaniṣad is a S...
Kena (केन).—ind. By what ? whence, how, why; वत्सोपमन्यो केन वृत्तिं कल्पयसि (vatsopamanyo kena...
The Bṛhadāraṇyaka is the biggest and most important one among principal Upaniṣads and contai...
Sri Isopanisad one of the 108 principal Vedic scriptures known as the Upanisads. Sri Isopani...
Śrī Upaniṣad Brahman; who wrote Sanskrit commentaries on the 108 Upaniṣads.
Aḍ (अड्).—1 P. To try, exert, attempt. 5. P. To pervade, attain (Ved.).--- OR --- Ad (अद्).—2 P...
Mṛgād (मृगाद्).—m., Mṛgād is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mṛga and ad (अद्).
Māṃsād (मांसाद्).—a. flesh-eating, carnivorous (as an animal); अद्य तर्प्स्यन्ति मांसादाः (adya...
Matsyād (मत्स्याद्).—a. feeding on fish, a fisheater. Matsyād is a Sanskrit compound consisting...
Kravyād (क्रव्याद्).—m. eating raw flesh; Rv.1.16.9. Ms.5.131. (-m.) 1) a carnivorous animal, s...
Puruṣād (पुरुषाद्).—m. 'a man-eater', cannibal, goblin; अवमेने हि दुर्बुद्धिर्मनुष्यान् पुरुषाद...
Āmād (आमाद्).—a. eating raw flesh or food; आमादः क्ष्विङ्कास्त मदन्त्वेनीः (āmādaḥ kṣviṅkāsta m...
Search found 7 books and stories containing Kenopaniṣad or Kena Upanishad. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Kena Upanishad (by Swami Nirvikarananda)
Yoga Sutras with Vedanta Commentaries (by Patañjali)
Shanti Mantra (by Various authors)
Katha Upanishad (by Swami Nirvikarananda)