Original English Translation of the Aitareya Upanishad With notes. Translation by Jayaram V. First Published: Revised Aitareya Upanishad Translation – Mantras with Simple Meaning in English – Upanishad Bhashyas and Other Works of Adi Shankara. Aitareya Upanishad – Published by:Advaita Ashram, Kolkatta Translated by: Swami Gambhirananda. Om! May my speech be based on (i.e. accord with) the.

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That becomes non-different from the wife, just as much as her own limb is. The heart took shape; from the heart issued the internal organ mind ; from the internal organ came the Moon. From the heart the mind, from the mind the moon. The divinities who exist in the macrocosmic form of God Purusha as various energies or powers, also exist in His microcosmic aspect man or being as sense organs, the mind, the reproductive organs and so on.

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The ears were separated. They said, “No this is not enough for us. Atman, thus embodied, has three abodes, three conditions of sleep. He holds that self of aitareyq in his own self. But reproductive organs could not take hold of it. The wife bears that embryo before the birth.

Fire becoming speech entered the mouth. He created the world of rain, the world of sun rays, the world of death, and the world in the water.

Aitareya &Taittiriya Upanishads with Shankara Bhashya – English

He subjected the Person to hunger and thirst. In the previous chapters we learned how the body was created, how the controllers or deities of various organs were established, how hunger and food were created to ensure the continuation or preservation of the being in the mortal world. He controls all the organs in the body. Everything are various names only of Knowledge the true Self Everything is led produced by knowledge. Since, the parts are subject to hunger and thirst, they need nourishment.


In man indeed is the soul first conceived. If you remember in a previous verse we heard that the Self gathered the primal being from the waters only and all the parts of the body were created from it. All this is guided by Consciousness, is supported by Consciousness.

The moon becoming mind, entered the heart. He becomes immortal, yes immortal. Featured Article 1 2 3 4. When he pours the semen into a woman, he gives it a birth.

The Aitareya Upanishad Translation by Jayaram V

The divinities so created fell into the great ocean of life. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: From the waters, thus brooded over, there emerged a condensed form. Indeed if he could have seized it with mind, with thought alone he would aitarsya had the satisfaction of eating food.

Air becoming breath entered the nostrils. From Him, so brooded over, the mouth was separated out, as with an egg; form the month, the organ of speech; from speech, fire, the controlling deity of the organ.

Inside the body he manifested different organs and infused them with the force of prana.

The verse explains how the diversity in the beings manifested, or how the different parts of the body came into existence, and how they occupied their respective spheres. They said, “No, this is not enough for us” He gave them a horse.

The moon became the mind and entered the heart. It is this heart intellect and this mind that were stated earlier.

Chapter I – The Creation of Virat. And he seized it. It is sentience, rulership, secular knowledge, presence of mind, retentiveness, sense-perception, fortitude, thinking, genius, mental suffering, memory, ascertainment resolution, life-activities, hankering, passion and such others.


If He had taken it up with the procreative organ, then one would have become satisfied by merely ejecting food. Click here to go back to the Veda Rahasya Home Page. And they asked Him, “Find out an abode for us where we can sit and eat food.

All these have Consciousness as the giver of their reality; all these are impelled by Consciousness; the universe has Consciousness as its eye and Consciousness is its end. That which is the semen is here called the germ. The lakes, oceans and rivers are always found below the ground level.

Hari Hara Subramanian,except where noted. Since they cannot make food for themselves, they face even a greater predicament. It the being tried to seize it with hearing. Become immortal, suggests the Aitareya Upanishad, by being you. Fire entered into the mouth taking the form of the organ of speech; Air entered into the nostrils assuming the form of the sense of smell; the Sun entered into the eyes as the sense of sight; the Directions entered into the ears by becoming the sense of hearing; the Herbs and Trees entered into the skin in the form of hair i.

There is upanishxd logical progression in the description of the whole process of how a being is englih and given birth. Plants and trees, the deity of air, became hairs and entered the skin. But this sense then began cogitating on itself, saying that “I atareya more than my sensory organs, I am more than my mind, I am more than my reproductive ability”, and then asked abridged.

He sought to grasp it with the virile member.