Tag: Upanishads

To Be Spiritually Minded is Life

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The self-existent One so created the living creatures that their senses look outward; they do not see the spiritual Self within. Rare is the wise person, who desirous of immortality, looks inward, realizes the Spiritual Self and becomes free forever.

— Katha Upanishad



Right understanding

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He is not grasped by the eye, nor by speech, nor
by other senses, nor by austerities, nor by work.
But he whose mind is purified by the clearness of
knowledge sees Him, the Absolute, through
meditation.

— Mundaka Upanishad III:1.8



Radiant Being

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When the seer sees the Radiant Being, the Maker, the Ruler, the Origin of origins, then he, having shaken off merits and demerits, stainless and illumined, attains supreme calmness.

— MUNDAKA UPANISHAD 111:1.3



By Loosing Yourself You Find Yourself

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He who created in the beginning the cosmic being and delivered to him the Vedas[the treasury of spiritual Knowledge], Who is partless, flawless, stainless, immutable and tranquil, who is sublime bridge for reaching immortality, and resembles fire consuming fuel[as the destroyer of ignorance],to that effulgent Being, the Revealer of Self-Knowledge, I, a seeker of liberation, resort for refuge.

— Svestasvatara Upanishad VI: 18-19



By Loosing Yourself You Find Yourself

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He is the Self of Nature and the souls, the Supreme Ruler, the Protector of the universe, ever-existent, all-pervading, who governs the world eternally[throughout its creation, continuance, and dissolution]. There is no other Ruler but He.

— Svestavatara Upanishad VI:17.



By Loosing Yourself You Find Yourself

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Finer than the fine, greater than the great, the Self dwells in the heart of every living being. One free from desires, with the senses and the mind tranquil, sees the glory of the Self and goes beyond sorrow.

— Katha Upanishad II:20



Prayer and Meditation

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May He, the Lord of the universe, the great Seer, the Terror of the Terrible, Who is the origin of the gods and their Sustainer, Who brought into being the Cosmic Soul in the beginning, may He grant us salutary understanding.

— Svetasvatara Upanishad
III:4



Search for God

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Being absorbed in deep meditation they perceived within themselves the self-luminous Supreme Being with Its power hidden by the manifestations of its own gunas. It is He who presides over all the causes beginning with time and ending with the individual self.

— Svetasvatara Upanishad
1:3



The Body is Like A Garment

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That great,unborn Self,which is identified with the intellect and which dwells in the midst of the organs,lies in the akasa{ether}within the heart.It is the controller of all,the Lord of all,the Ruler of all.It does not become greater through good deeds or smaller through evil deeds. It is the Lord of all,the Ruler of all beings,the Protector of all beings...Knowing It alone one becomes a sage.

— Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV:4.22



The source of all delight

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Verily, Brahman is Bliss. It is by attaining
Bliss, that the knowers of Brahman become
blessed.
One who experiences the Bliss of Brahman
beyond words and thoughts has nothing to fear.

— Tattiriya Upanishad II: 7,9.