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 5.1.6

अथ ह प्राणा अहंश्रेयसि व्यूदिरेऽहंश्रेयानस्म्यहं श्रेयानस्मीति ॥ ५.१.६ ॥

atha ha prāṇā ahaṃśreyasi vyūdire'haṃśreyānasmyahaṃ śreyānasmīti || 5.1.6 ||

6. Once the sense organs began to quarrel among themselves, each one claiming it was supreme. They each said, ‘I am the best. I am the best’.

Word-for-word explanation:

Atha ha, once; prāṇāḥ, the sense organs; vyūdire, began to quarrel [among themselves]; aham-śreyasi, each thinking it was the best; aham śreyān asmi aham śreyān asmi iti, saying, ‘I am the best, I am the best.’

Commentary:

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