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 4.5.2

ब्रह्मणश्च ते पादं ब्रवाणीति ब्रवीतु मे भगवानिति तस्मै होवाच प्राची दिक्कला प्रतीची दिक्कला दक्षिणा दिक्कलोदीची दिक्कलैष वै सोम्य चतुष्कलः पादो ब्रह्मणः प्रकाशवान्नाम ॥ ४.५.२ ॥

brahmaṇaśca te pādaṃ bravāṇīti bravītu me bhagavāniti tasmai hovāca prācī dikkalā pratīcī dikkalā dakṣiṇā dikkalodīcī dikkalaiṣa vai somya catuṣkalaḥ pādo brahmaṇaḥ prakāśavānnāma || 4.5.2 ||

2. The bull said, ‘Let me also tell you about one foot of Brahman.’ Satyakāma replied,’Yes, lord, please tell me.’ Then the bull said to him: ‘The east is one part of Brahman, the west is another, the south is another, and the north is yet another. O Somya, this is one foot of Brahman, consisting of four parts. This foot is called Prakāśavān, the shining’.

Word-for-word explanation:

Brahmaṇaḥ ca te pādam bravāṇi iti, [the bull said,] let me also tell you about a foot [a quarter] of Brahman; bravītu me bhagavān iti, yes, lord, please tell me; tasmai ha uvāca, [the bull] said to him; prācī dik kalā, the east is one part [i.e., one sixteenth—a quarter of a quarter]; pratīcī dik kalā, the west is one part; dakṣiṇā dik kalā, the south is one part; udīcī dik kalā, the north is one part; eṣaḥ vai somya catuṣkalaḥ pādaḥ brahmaṇaḥ, O Somya, this is one foot of Brahman having four parts; prakāśavān nāma, it is called Prakāśavān [the shining].

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