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 2.21.2

स य एवमेतत्साम सर्वस्मिन्प्रोतं वेद सर्वं ह भवति ॥ २.२१.२ ॥

sa ya evametatsāma sarvasminprotaṃ veda sarvaṃ ha bhavati || 2.21.2 ||

2. He who knows that this Sāma is in everything becomes one with everything [or, becomes the Lord of everything].

Word-for-word explanation:

Saḥ yaḥ evam etat sāma sarvasmin protam veda, he who knows that this Sāma resides in everything; sarvam ha bhavati, he becomes everything.


This is an example of how far the benefit of the knowledge of the Sāma can extend: If you know that the Sāma is everywhere and in everything, you become the supreme Lord of everything.