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Read Taittiriya Upanishad in English

Taittiriya Upanishad is a part of Taittiriya Aranyaka under the Taittiriya branch of Krishna Yajurveda. Out of the ten chapters of Taittiriya Aranyaka, the seventh, eighth and ninth chapters are called Taittiriya Upanishad.

The commentary written by Lord Shankaracharya on Taittiriya Upanishad is very thoughtful and logical. In the beginning, while quoting the book, God has told that knowledge is the only reason for attaining the supreme selfless form of salvation. There is no other means for this. According to the Mimamsakas, the word ‘Kharg’, Nirtishay Preeti (Prey) is salvation and the means to achieve it is Karma. Acharya has refuted this opinion with many arguments and has proved the impermanence of both class and karma.

Taittiriya Upanishad Introduction:

It is divided into three sections, Shikshavalli, Brahmanandavalli and Bhriguvalli – there are a total of 53 mantras which are given in 40 anuvakas. Shikshavalli is also called Varuni Upanishad or Varuni Vidya due to the origin of Samhiti Upanishad and Brahmanandavalli and Bhriguvalli are the originators of Varun.

Taittiriya Upanishad is divided into three sections: Shikshavalli, Brahmanandavalli and Bhriguvalli. In these 3 sections, there are 12 Anuvakas and 25 Shlokas in Shikshavalli, 9 Anuvakas and 13 Mantras in Brahmanandavalli and 19 Anuvakas and 15 Shlokas in Bhriguvalli.

Brahmavidya has special importance in Brahmananda and Bhriguvalli Upanishad, which guides human life towards the realization of Brahma and attainment of bliss. In these Upanishads, Brahman is described as truth, knowledge, and infinite, signifying the best and ultimate truth of human consciousness.

In this Upanishad, the origin of Brahma and the process of creation has been discussed in detail. Here the creation of the Saguna form of Brahma by Brahma’s creator Bhrigu has been described, which happens through the Saguna symbols like Sat, Chitta, Anand, and Prana etc.

In the seventh Anuvaka of these Upanishads, an attempt has been made to explain the origin of the world from ‘Asat’, which is the defining word of the unexpressed Brahman, which has been expressed in the distorted form called ‘Sat’. Here the unique form of bliss has been described, which is extremely blissful in the entire creation and through which the listener attains complete bliss. This makes it clear that in these Upanishads, important things about the unique nature of Anand and Brahma have been expressed in detail.

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