Tag: Upanishads

The Upanishadic Invocation

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Oh! Guru, please lead us from darkness to light!
Oh! Guru, please lead us from wrong to right!
Oh! Guru, please lead us from sight to divine sight!



Search for God

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There is nothing further or closer than He. There is nothing smaller or greater than He. Shining in His own glory He stands firm like a tree-------One without a second. By that Being the whole universe is filled.

— Svetasvatara Upanishad
III:9



Not by thy Law but by thy Grace

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With hands and feet everywhere, with eyes, heads and mouths everywhere, with ears everywhere, That exists pervading everything in the universe.
The wise realize Him as shining through the functions of all the senses, yet without the senses, as the Lord of all, the Ruler of all, the Refuge and the Friend of all.

— Svestasvatara Upanishad III:16-17.



Not by thy Law but by thy Grace

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I know that Immutable, Eternal Being, Who is the Self of all, Who is omnipresent because of His all-pervasiveness, Whom the knowers of Brahman declare as birthless and perfect.

— Svestasvatara Upanishad III:21



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Sage said in Upanishad about the self-realization the state to which he has acquired as:---

"I have realized the Supreme Being, resplendent like the sun, beyond all darkness. It is by realizing Him that the mortal man becomes immortal. There is no other way out."

— Svetasvatara Upanishad
III:8



Thou Art Seated On The Lotus Of My Heart

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The sage shakes off pain and pleasure as he realizes through meditation on the innermost self that eternal, all-pervasive, incomprehensible Being Who lies hidden in the cavern of the body inside the cavity of the heart.

— Katha Upanishad II:12



He Dwells In the Depth Of The Heart

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In the golden case of your inner consciousness is the Supreme Self, ever-shining, purest of the pure, all white. This is the Light of all lights, This is the Omnipresent Being shining within the heart as your innermost self. By knowing the self you know That, the Infinite One.

— Mundaka Upanishad



The concept of Supreme Being

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The Supreme Being is not perceived by the eye nor expressed by the organ of speech, nor apprehended through any other organ, nor is this attainable through austerity or by the performance of deeds. When one becomes purified in mind through the clearness of understanding then one can realize that indivisible Self through meditation.

— Mundaka Upanishad
III:1.8



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Sattva is the principle of poise conducive to purity, knowledge, and joy. Rajas is the principle of motivity leading to activity, desire, restlessness or disquietude. Tamas is the principle of inertia resulting in inaction, dullness, and delusion.

— Upanishad



Right understanding

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May we realize Brahman by right understanding.
may we realize Supreme Bliss by right understanding.
May we realize Brahman, Who is Supreme Bliss, by right understanding.

— Taittiria Aryanka