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 3.16.2

तं चेदेतस्मिन्वयसि किंचिदुपतपेत्स ब्रूयात्प्राणा वसव इदं मे प्रातःसवनं माध्यंदिनंसवनमनुसंतनुतेति माहं प्राणानां वसूनां मध्ये यज्ञो विलोप्सीयेत्युद्धैव तत एत्यगदो ह भवति ॥ ३.१६.२ ॥

taṃ cedetasminvayasi kiṃcidupatapetsa brūyātprāṇā vasava idaṃ me prātaḥsavanaṃ mādhyaṃdinaṃsavanamanusaṃtanuteti māhaṃ prāṇānāṃ vasūnāṃ madhye yajño vilopsīyetyuddhaiva tata etyagado ha bhavati || 3.16.2 ||

2. If, within these first twenty-four years of his life, he has some ailment, he should then say: ‘O Prāṇas, O Vasus, please extend this first libation to the midday libation. As the sacrifice, may I not disappear among the Vasus, who are my prāṇas [i.e., who are like my life].’ [If he prays like this,] he gets rid of his ailment and becomes fully well.

Word-for-word explanation:

Cet, if; etasmin vayasi, within these [twenty-four] years of his life; tam kiñcit upatapet, something troubles him; saḥ brūyāt, he will say; prāṇāḥ, O Prāṇas; vasavaḥ, O Vasus; idam me prātaḥ savanam, this, my morning libation; mādhyandinam savanam, to the midday libation; anusantanuta iti, extend; mā aham, may I not; yajñaḥ, as the sacrifice; madhye prāṇānām vasūnām, in the midst of the prāṇas, who are the Vasus; vilopsīya iti, disappear; tataḥ ha eva ut-eti, he gets rid of that [ailment]; agadaḥ ha bhavati, [and] becomes well.

Commentary:

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