Chandogya Upanishad (Shankara Bhashya)

by Ganganatha Jha | 1942 | 149,749 words | ISBN-10: 8170842840 | ISBN-13: 9788170842842

This is the English translation of the Chandogya Upanishad, an ancient philosophical text originally written in Sanksrit and dating to at least the 8th century BCE. Having eight chapters (adhyayas) and many sub-sections (khandas), this text is counted among the largest of it's kind. The Chandogya Upanishad, being connected to the Samaveda, represen...

Section 7.18 (eighteenth khaṇḍa) (one text)

Upaniṣad text:

‘When one reflects, then he understands; without reflecting, one does not understand; one understands only when he has reflected.—But reflection itself should be sought to be known.’—‘I seek, Revered sir, to understand Reflection.’—(1)

Commentary (Śaṅkara Bhāṣya):

When one reflects etc., etc.,—‘mati’, ‘reflection’, stands for pondering, reasoning and paying attention to the subject of reflection.—(1)

End of Section (18) of Discourse VII.

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