Kenopaniṣad, aka: Kena Upanishad; 2 Definition(s)

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[Kenopaniṣad in Hinduism glossaries]

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

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