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 5.6.1

पृथिवी वाव गौतमाग्निस्तस्याः संवत्सर एव समिदाकाशो धूमो रात्रिरर्चिर्दिशोऽङ्गारा अवान्तरदिशो विस्फुलिङ्गाः ॥ ५.६.१ ॥

pṛthivī vāva gautamāgnistasyāḥ saṃvatsara eva samidākāśo dhūmo rātrirarcirdiśo'ṅgārā avāntaradiśo visphuliṅgāḥ || 5.6.1 ||

1. O Gautama, the earth is the [sacrificial] fire; the year is its fuel; the sky is the smoke; night is the flame; the quarters are the embers; and the intermediate directions are the sparks.

Word-for-word explanation:

Gautama, O Gautama; pṛthivī vāva agniḥ, earth is the fire; saṃvatsaraḥ eva tasyāḥ samit, the year is its fuel; ākāśaḥ dhūmaḥ, the sky is the smoke; rātriḥ arciḥ, night is the flame; diśaḥ aṅgārāḥ, the quarters are the embers; avāṅtaradiśaḥ visphuliṅgāḥ, the intermediate directions are the sparks.

Commentary:

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