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...
तौ ह प्रजापतिरुवाच साध्वलंकृतौ सुवसनौ परिष्कृतौ भूत्वोदशरावेऽवेक्षेथामिति तौ ह साध्वलंकृतौ सुवसनौ परिष्कृतौ भूत्वोदशरावेऽवेक्षांचक्राते तौ ह प्रजापतिरुवाच किं पश्यथ इति ॥ ८.८.२ ॥
tau ha prajāpatiruvāca sādhvalaṃkṛtau suvasanau pariṣkṛtau bhūtvodaśarāve'vekṣethāmiti tau ha sādhvalaṃkṛtau suvasanau pariṣkṛtau bhūtvodaśarāve'vekṣāṃcakrāte tau ha prajāpatiruvāca kiṃ paśyatha iti || 8.8.2 ||
2. Prajāpati said to them, ‘After getting well-dressed and putting on fine clothes and making yourselves neat and clean, then look into the pan of water.’ So the two of them got well-dressed in fine clothes, and made themselves neat and clean. Then they looked into the water. Prajāpati asked, ‘What do you see?’.
Tau ha prajāpatiḥ uvāca, Prajāpati said to them; sādhu-alaṅkṛtau, well-dressed; suvasanau, wearing fine clothes; pariṣkṛtau bhūtvā, having become neat and clean; udaśarāve avekṣethām iti, look into the vessel of water; sādhu-alaṅkṛtau bhūtvā, having become well-dressed; suvasanau, wearing fine clothes; pariṣkṛtau, neat and clean; tau ha udaśarāve avekṣāñcakrāte, they looked in the vessel of water; tau ha prajāpatiḥ uvāca, Prajāpati said to them; kim paśyathaḥ iti, what do you see?
Now Prajāpati tells them to wash themselves and put on fine clothes and ornaments, and then look again into the pan of water. He was trying to raise a doubt in their minds. This is one way of teaching the Truth.