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 7.3.2

स यो मनो ब्रह्मेत्युपास्ते यावन्मनसो गतं तत्रास्य यथाकामचारो भवति यो मनो ब्रह्मेत्युपास्तेऽस्ति भगवो मनसो भूय इति मनसो वाव भूयोऽस्तीति तन्मे भगवान्ब्रवीत्विति ॥ ७.३.२ ॥
॥ इति तृतीयः खण्डः ॥

sa yo mano brahmetyupāste yāvanmanaso gataṃ tatrāsya yathākāmacāro bhavati yo mano brahmetyupāste'sti bhagavo manaso bhūya iti manaso vāva bhūyo'stīti tanme bhagavānbravītviti || 7.3.2 ||
|| iti tṛtīyaḥ khaṇḍaḥ ||

2. ‘Anyone who worships the mind as Brahman can dp what he pleases within the limits of the mind.’ Nārada asked, ‘Sir, is there anything higher than the mind?’ ‘Of course there is something higher than the mind,’ replied Sanatkumāra. Nārada then said, ‘Sir, please explain that to me’.

Word-for-word explanation:

Saḥ yaḥ, he who; manaḥ brahma iti upāste, worships the mind as Brahman; yāvat manasaḥ gatam, as far as the mind goes; tatra, that far; asya yathā-kāmacāraḥ bhavati, as he wishes he can go; yaḥ manaḥ brahma iti upāste, he who worships the mind as Brahman; bhagavaḥ, sir; manasaḥ bhūyaḥ asti iti, is there anything higher than the mind; manasaḥ vāva bhūyaḥ asti iti, there is certainly something higher than the mind; bhagavān, sir; tat me bravītu iti, please explain it to me. Iti tṛtīyaḥ khaṇḍaḥ, here ends the third section.

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