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...
यो ह वा आयतनं वेदायतनं ह स्वानां भवति मनो ह वा आयतनम् ॥ ५.१.५ ॥
yo ha vā āyatanaṃ vedāyatanaṃ ha svānāṃ bhavati mano ha vā āyatanam || 5.1.5 ||
5. He who knows the abode becomes the shelter of his family. The mind is the abode.
There is something in the body-mind complex of human beings called āyatana. If a person knows this ‘āyatana,’ it is to be understood that he is a wise person. And such a person is able to serve as an āyatana to his own relatives. That is to say, he is
The mind is the āyatana of the body-mind complex. Why? Because the sense organs have their experiences, but all those experiences take shelter in the mind.