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 4.6.3

ब्रह्मणः सोम्य ते पादं ब्रवाणीति ब्रवीतु मे भगवानिति तस्मै होवाच पृथिवी कलान्तरिक्षं कला द्यौः कला समुद्रः कलैष वै सोम्य चतुष्कलः पादो ब्रह्मणोऽनन्तवान्नाम ॥ ४.६.३ ॥

brahmaṇaḥ somya te pādaṃ bravāṇīti bravītu me bhagavāniti tasmai hovāca pṛthivī kalāntarikṣaṃ kalā dyauḥ kalā samudraḥ kalaiṣa vai somya catuṣkalaḥ pādo brahmaṇo'nantavānnāma || 4.6.3 ||

3. [Fire said,] ‘O Somya, let me tell you about one foot of Brahman.’ [Satyakāma replied,] ‘Yes, lord, please tell me.’ [Fire] said to him: ‘The earth is one part, the mid-region is another part, heaven is a third part, and the ocean is a fourth part. O Somya, these are the four parts that make up a foot of Brahman. This foot is named Anantavān, the Unlimited’.

Word-for-word explanation:

Somya, O Somya; brahmaṇaḥ te pādam bravāṇi iti, I will now tell you about a foot of Brahman; bravītu me bhagavān iti, yes, lord, please tell me; tasmai ha uvāca, [fire] said to him; pṛthivī kalā, the earth is one part; antarikṣam kalā, the space between heaven and earth is one part; dyauḥ kalā, heaven is one part; samudraḥ kalā, the ocean is one part; eṣaḥ vai somya catuṣkalaḥ pādaḥ brahmaṇaḥ, O Somya, these are the four parts that make up one foot of Brahman; anantavān nāma, named Anantavān, the Unlimited.

Commentary:

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