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 3.10.1

अथ यत्पञ्चमममृतं तत्साध्या उपजीवन्ति ब्रह्मणा मुखेन न वै देवा अश्नन्ति न पिबन्त्येतदेवामृतं दृष्ट्वा तृप्यन्ति ॥ ३.१०.१ ॥

atha yatpañcamamamṛtaṃ tatsādhyā upajīvanti brahmaṇā mukhena na vai devā aśnanti na pibantyetadevāmṛtaṃ dṛṣṭvā tṛpyanti || 3.10.1 ||

1. With Brahman [in the form of praṇava, Om] as their leader, the Sādhyas enjoy the fifth nectar [that which seems to be trembling within the sun]. As a matter of fact, the gods and goddesses neither eat nor drink. They enjoy merely by seeing the nectar.

Word-for-word explanation:

Atha, next; yat, that which; pañcamam amṛtam, the fifth nectar [i.e., what appears to be vibrating within the sun]; tat, that; sādhyāḥ, the Sādhyas; upajīvanti, enjoy; brahmaṇā mukhena, led by Brahman [i.e., praṇava]; vai, as a matter of fact; devāḥ, the gods and goddesses; na aśnanti na pibanti, neither eat nor drink; etat amṛtam, this nectar; eva dṛṣṭvā tṛpyanti, they become happy by only seeing.

Commentary:

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