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 3.15.5

अथ यदवोचं भूः प्रपद्य इति पृथिवीं प्रपद्येऽन्तरिक्षं प्रपद्ये दिवं प्रपद्य इत्येव तदवोचम् ॥ ३.१५.५ ॥

atha yadavocaṃ bhūḥ prapadya iti pṛthivīṃ prapadye'ntarikṣaṃ prapadye divaṃ prapadya ityeva tadavocam || 3.15.5 ||

5. Then, when I said, ‘I take refuge in bhūḥ,’ what I meant was that I take refuge in the earth, I take refuge in the mid-region, and I take refuge in heaven.

Word-for-word explanation:

Atha, next; yat avocam, when I said; bhūḥ prapadye hi, I take refuge in bhūḥ [the earth]; iti eva tat avocam, it is this that I meant; pṛthivīm prapadye, I take refuge in the earth; antarikṣam prapadye, I take refuge in the mid-region; divam prapadye, I take refuge in heaven.

Commentary:

That is to say, I meant that I had taken refuge in all the three worlds.