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 3.17.1

स यदशिशिषति यत्पिपासति यन्न रमते ता अस्य दीक्षाः ॥ ३.१७.१ ॥

sa yadaśiśiṣati yatpipāsati yanna ramate tā asya dīkṣāḥ || 3.17.1 ||

1. That he has the desire to eat, the desire to drink, and no desire to indulge in sense pleasures—this is his initiation [i.e., this is how he has to begin practising self-restraint].

Word-for-word explanation:

Saḥ, he [the person who is performing the puruṣa sacrifice just mentioned]; yat aśiśiṣati, that he wants to eat; yat pipāsati, that he wants to drink; yat na ramate, that he has no desire to indulge in sense pleasure; tāḥ, all these; asya dīkṣaḥ, are the initiation rites [to perform the sacrifice].

Commentary:

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