Bhikshuka Upanishad of Shukla-Yajurveda

by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar | 1914 | 419 words

Summary: This is the English translation of the Bhikshuka Upanishad (belonging to the Shukla-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a collection 108 extant upanishads, dating to at least the 1st millennium BC.

The Bhikshuka-upanishad describes four kinds of bhikshus (religious mendicants) as well as their lifestyle such as eating habits. It prefers Yoga as the path towards spiritual liberation for all four of these. A Bhikshuka or Bhikshu refers to one who lives on bhiksha or alms. Hence a religious mendicant.

Alternative titles include Bhikṣukopaniṣad (भिक्षुकोपनिषद्), Bhikṣuka Upaniṣad (भिक्षुक उपनिषद्).

Alternative transliteration: Bhiksuka Upanisad, Bhiksukopanisad.

source: archive.org

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