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 6.7.5

तं होवाच यथा सोम्य महतोऽभ्याहितस्यैकमङ्गारं खद्योतमात्रं परिशिष्टं तं तृणैरुपसमाधाय प्राज्वलयेत्तेन ततोऽपि बहु दहेत् ॥ ६.७.५ ॥

taṃ hovāca yathā somya mahato'bhyāhitasyaikamaṅgāraṃ khadyotamātraṃ pariśiṣṭaṃ taṃ tṛṇairupasamādhāya prājvalayettena tato'pi bahu dahet || 6.7.5 ||

5. The father said to him: ‘O Somya, from a blazing fire, if there is but a small piece of ember left, the size of a firefly, the fire can again blaze up when you add some grass. The fire, in fact, can then blaze up even more than it did before’.

Word-for-word explanation:

Tam ha uvāca, he said to him [to Śvetaketu]; somya, O Somya; yathā, just as; mahataḥ abhyāhitasya, of a big blazing fire; ekam aṅgāram, one ember; khadyotamātram, the size of a firefly; pariśiṣṭam, that is left; tam, that; tṛṇaiḥ upasamādhāya, with some grass; prājvalayet, becomes blazing; tena, by that [grass]; tataḥ api bahu, even more than before; dahet, bums.

Commentary:

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