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 4.10.3

स ह व्याधिनानशितुं दध्रे तमाचार्यजायोवाच ब्रह्मचारिन्नशान किं नु नाश्नासीति स होवाच बहव इमेऽस्मिन्पुरुषे कामा नानात्यया व्याधीभिः प्रतिपूर्णोऽस्मि नाशिष्यामीति ॥ ४.१०.३ ॥

sa ha vyādhinānaśituṃ dadhre tamācāryajāyovāca brahmacārinnaśāna kiṃ nu nāśnāsīti sa hovāca bahava ime'sminpuruṣe kāmā nānātyayā vyādhībhiḥ pratipūrṇo'smi nāśiṣyāmīti || 4.10.3 ||

3. Upakosala was upset and started fasting. His teacher’s wife said to him: ‘Brahmacārin, eat something. Why are you not eating?’ Upakosala said: ‘There are too many desires in me and they are pulling me in different directions. I am like one suffering from many ailments. I don’t want to eat’.

Word-for-word explanation:

Saḥ, he [Upakosala]; ha vyādhinā, due to mental affliction; anaśitum dadhre, started fasting; tam ācārya-jāyā uvāca, the teacher’s wife said to him; brahmacārin aśāna, brahmacārin, start eatine; kim nu na āśnāsi iti, why are you not eating; saḥ ha uvāca, he [Upakosala] said; bahavaḥ ime asmin puruṣe kāmāḥ there are many desires in this person; nānātyayāḥ, they are pulling me in different directions; vyādhibhiḥ pratipūrṇaḥ asmi, I am full of ailments; na aśiṣyāmi iti, I will not eat anything.


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