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 4.9.1

प्राप हाचर्यकुलं तमाचर्योऽभ्युवाद सत्यकाम३ इति भगव इति ह प्रतिशुश्राव ॥ ४.९.१ ॥

prāpa hācaryakulaṃ tamācaryo'bhyuvāda satyakāma3 iti bhagava iti ha pratiśuśrāva || 4.9.1 ||

1. [In due course, Satyakāma] reached his teacher’s house. The teacher greeted him, saying, ‘O Satyakāma.’ He replied, ‘Yes, lord’.

Word-for-word explanation:

Prāpa ha, he reached; ācāryakulam, the teacher’s house; tam ācāryaḥ abhyuvāda, the teacher greeted him; satyakāma iti, O Satyakāma; bhagavaḥ iti ha pratiśuśrāva, [Satyakāma] replied,’Yes, lord.’

Commentary:

Satyakāma tended his teacher’s cattle, but while doing so he lived an austere life and a life of deep meditation.