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 3.15.7

अथ यदवोचंस्वः प्रपद्य इत्यृग्वेदं प्रपद्ये यजुर्वेदं प्रपद्ये सामवेदं प्रपद्य इत्येव तदवोचं तदवोचम् ॥ ३.१५.७ ॥
॥ इति पञ्चदशः खण्डः ॥

atha yadavocaṃsvaḥ prapadya ityṛgvedaṃ prapadye yajurvedaṃ prapadye sāmavedaṃ prapadya ityeva tadavocaṃ tadavocam || 3.15.7 ||
|| iti pañcadaśaḥ khaṇḍaḥ ||

7. Then, when I said, “I take refuge in svaḥ,” what I meant was that I take refuge in the Ṛg Veda, I take refuge in the Yajur Veda, and I take refuge in the Sāma Veda. It is this that I meant.

Word-for-word explanation:

Atha, next; yat avocam, when I said; svaḥ prapadye iti, I take refuge in svaḥ [heaven]; iti eva tat avocam, it is this that I meant; ṛg vedam prapadye, I take refuge in the Ṛg Veda; yajur vedam prapadye, I take refuge in the Yajur Veda; sāma vedam prapadye, I take refuge in the Sāma Veda; tat avocam tat avocam, it is this that I meant, this that I meant. Iti pañcadaśaḥ khaṇḍaḥ, here ends the fifteenth section.

Commentary:

One should first meditate on the immortal chest, and then repeat the mantras following the meditation. To emphasize the importance of the worship, the mantras are repeated again and again.