Chandogya Upanishad (english Translation)

by Swami Lokeswarananda | 165,421 words | ISBN-10: 8185843910 | ISBN-13: 9788185843919

This is the English translation of the Chandogya-upanishad, including a commentary based on Swami Lokeswarananda’s weekly discourses; incorporating extracts from Shankara’s bhasya. The Chandogya Upanishad is a major Hindu philosophical text incorporated in the Sama Veda, and dealing with meditation and Brahman. This edition includes the Sanskrit t...

Verse 1.2.11

तेन तं ह बृहस्पतिरुद्गीथमुपासांचक्र एतमु एव बृहस्पतिं मन्यन्ते वाग्घि बृहती तस्या एष पतिः ॥ १.२.११ ॥

tena taṃ ha bṛhaspatirudgīthamupāsāṃcakra etamu eva bṛhaspatiṃ manyante vāgghi bṛhatī tasyā eṣa patiḥ || 1.2.11 ||

11. This is why Bṛhaspati worshipped prāṇa as udgītha. Prāṇa is regarded as Bṛhaspati, for vāk [speech] is great [bṛhatī] and prāṇa is its lord [pati].

Word-for-word explanation:

Tena, for that reason; bṛhaspatiḥ, Bṛhaspati; ha tam, that [prāṇa]; udgītham upāsāñcakre, worshipped prāṇa as udgītha [as Brahman, to whom Om is sung]; etam u eva bṛhaspatim manyante, they regard this [prāṇa] as Bṛhaspati; hi, for; vāk, speech; bṛhatī, is powerful; tasyāḥ eṣaḥ patiḥ, prāṇa is its lord.

Commentary:

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