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 1.5.2

एतमु एवाहमभ्यगासिषं तस्मान्मम त्वमेकोऽसीति ह कौषीतकिः पुत्रमुवाच रश्मींस्त्वं पर्यावर्तयाद्बहवो वै ते भविष्यन्तीत्यधिदैवतम् ॥ १.५.२ ॥

etamu evāhamabhyagāsiṣaṃ tasmānmama tvameko'sīti ha kauṣītakiḥ putramuvāca raśmīṃstvaṃ paryāvartayādbahavo vai te bhaviṣyantītyadhidaivatam || 1.5.2 ||

2. The sage Kauṣītaki said to his son: ‘I worshipped the sun and its rays as one. That is why I had only one son, which is you. If you worship the sun and its rays separately, you will then have many children.’ This is the worship of the forces of nature.

Word-for-word explanation:

Kauṣītakiḥ putram uvāca, the sage Kauṣītaki said to his son; etam, this [sun with its rays]; eva, as one; aham abhyagāsiṣam, I greeted [welcomed]; tasmāt, because [of my worshipping it as one]; tvam mama ekaḥ asi, you are my only son; tvam raśmīn paryāvartayāt, if you worship the sun and its rays separately; te bahavaḥ vai bhaviṣyanti, you will have many children; iti adhidaivatam, this is the worship of the forces of nature.

Commentary:

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