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 3.17.3

अथ यद्धसति यज्जक्षति यन्मैथुनं चरति स्तुतशस्त्रैरेव तदेति ॥ ३.१७.३ ॥

atha yaddhasati yajjakṣati yanmaithunaṃ carati stutaśastraireva tadeti || 3.17.3 ||

3. After this, he laughs, he eats, and he even enjoys some sense pleasure—these represent the sounds coming from the stutas and śastras.

Word-for-word explanation:

Atha, next; yat hasati, he laughs; yat jakṣati, he eats; yat maithunam carati, he indulges in sense pleasure; stuta-śastraiḥ eva tat eti, they are like [the sounds of] the stutas and śastras [certain hymns and mantras recited during the sacrifice].

Commentary:

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