Taittiriya Upanishad Bhashya Vartika

by R. Balasubramanian | 151,292 words | ISBN-10: 8185208115 | ISBN-13: 9788185208114

The English translation of Sureshvara’s Taittiriya Vartika, which is a commentary on Shankara’s Bhashya on the Taittiriya Upanishad. Taittiriya Vartika contains a further explanation of the words of Shankara-Acharya, the famous commentator who wrote many texts belonging to Advaita-Vedanta. Sureshvaracharya was his direct disciple and lived in the 9...

Sanskrit text and transliteration:

शिखा ते वर्धते वत्स गुडूचीं श्रद्धया पिब ।
मातेव प्रेरयेद्बालं सदसम्भाव्यसिद्धये ॥ २३ ॥

śikhā te vardhate vatsa guḍūcīṃ śraddhayā piba |
māteva prerayedbālaṃ sadasambhāvyasiddhaye || 23 ||

English translation of verse 2.23:

Just as a mother prompts a child by saying, “Dear child, drink the medicine with faith: your hair will grow,” so also Scripture prompts a person with a view to the attainment of liberation, not attainable through any means (other than knowledge).

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