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 7.6.2

स यो ध्यानं ब्रह्मेत्युपास्ते यावद्ध्यानस्य गतं तत्रास्य यथाकामचारो भवति यो ध्यानं ब्रह्मेत्युपास्तेऽस्ति भगवो ध्यानाद्भूय इति ध्यानाद्वाव भूयोऽस्तीति तन्मे भगवान्ब्रवीत्विति ॥ ७.६.२ ॥
॥ इति षष्ठः खण्डः ॥

sa yo dhyānaṃ brahmetyupāste yāvaddhyānasya gataṃ tatrāsya yathākāmacāro bhavati yo dhyānaṃ brahmetyupāste'sti bhagavo dhyānādbhūya iti dhyānādvāva bhūyo'stīti tanme bhagavānbravītviti || 7.6.2 ||
|| iti ṣaṣṭhaḥ khaṇḍaḥ ||

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

Word-for-word explanation:

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

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