‘”He carries himself (atman) in two parts, the breath and the sun. These are its two paths, the inner and the outer. They both move on in a day and a night. Maitri. Upanishad or Maitrayaniya Upanishad. Sacred Philosophical Hindu Literature, number 24 in the Muktika Canon of Upanishads, branch of the Krsna. The Maitri or Maitr&yanfya Upanishad belongs to the Maitri- yaniya §&kli& of the Black Y^’ur Veda. It appears to have originallj formed a part of a lost Br&hma^a.

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What, then, if many? The effect is twofold, as gross or subtil. But, he does not specify what those four levels of speech are.

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The prioa and apioa are said to blow up the digettire lire, and the samdna distributes the digested juices through the limbs; the udina b the air whose Ainctions are swallowing and eructation ; and the Tjina supports the strength and growth of the body. Thus he says breaths. The voice is restrained. Verily, as a youth or a great king or a great Brahman might rest when he has reached the summit of bliss, so this one now rests.

Whatever sound there is, it is just speech. Brahma is mind, its seat is mind, its support is space; and it should be reverenced as the blissful, for with the mind one experiences bliss. Still more momentous are the discernments that man is of more significance than all the forces of Nature; that man himself is the interpretation as well as the interpreter of Nature, because he is akin to the reality at the heart of the universe; indeed, that the One God, the great intelligent Person who is immanent in the universe, is to be found most directly in the heart of man.

Now, whatever is moist, that he created from semen, and that is Soma. Then, having pierced through what is thus enveloped, one sees Him who sparkles like a wheel of fire, of the color of the sun, mightful, the Brahma that is beyond darkness, that shines in yonder sun, also in the moon, in fire, in lightning.


The Bhagavata Purana, like other puranas, discusses a range of topics including cosmology, genealogy, geography, mythology, legend, music, dance, yoga. He who worships him as such has a companion. Anahata literally means un-struck.

These are the six, for the whole world is these six. Verily, he who has this knowledge comes upanidhad be in maifri creation of his. It alone is the awakener of this:. What is it made of? Verily, that is the divine Breath which, whether moving or not moving, is not perturbed, nor injured.

The seventh Prapathaka of Maitrayaniya Upanishad states that the Soul is “the inmost being of everything”, it is unlimited and it is manifestation of one Brahman. He stands firm in the waters. The Maitri Upanishad answers that the elemental Self is distracted, intoxicated and attached to numerous things in life, craving for false delights, which prevents its ability to know the true Self.

There is a motley collection of ideas in the discussion of Kala Timewithin the sixth Prapathaka of the Upanishad. The sixth Prapathaka includes etymologies of six Sanskrit words, stating that these are all related to stimulating Self-knowledge.

Breath, fire and the sun are its heat-body. The text survives in several thousand partial and complete upanisshad, the oldest of which is a manuscript found in Nepal. Thereby living creatures here exist. And, on reaching the Anahata—chakra in the region of the heart, it is transformed into Madhyama Vac. So when the vital breaths departed, his upansihad began to swell. You can search through the full text of this book on the web at http: The immaterial formless isn’t changing, real.

She became a mare, he a stallion.

It is set, visible, in space: The name, verily, of upaishad Brahma is the Real. Thus there are these red streaks in the eye. Agni fireVayu wind and Aditya sunKala timePrana breathand Food, Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu – some meditate upon one, some upon another, tell us which one is the best?


The Maitri Upanishad shows signs of influence, or at least awareness of Buddhist teachings. This thunder is honey for all things, and all things are honey for this thunder. We learn from the Commentator that the sixth and seventh chapters were considered to be Kkila or supplemen- tary ; and he warns his reader not to expect the same strict con- nection between their various sections, which had been found in Uie earlier chapters.

It is the radiant form of this that gives heat in the sun, and the brighter light that is in a smokeless fire, and the one who rests in the belly and digests food.

This space is honey for all things, and all things are honey for this space. The Bhagavata declares itself the essence of all the Upanishads and derivative Maaitri, One who has enjoyed the nectar of its rasa never has mzitri desire for anything else.

These quarters of heaven have crossed beyond death. The conclusion is not clearly connected with the dialogue; at 4. This is the first fire-laying of Prajapati. Likewise the western direction is his tail. The Maitrayaniya Upanishad is embedded after the Brahmana text of Yajur Veda, and in its opening passages refers to rituals contained therein.

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Assuredly it is from a second that fear arises. The world is Om, its light is Sun and the Sun is also the light of the syllable Om. He who worships him as such becomes indeed triumphant, unconquerable, and a conqueror of upanushad. The former glimpses of that nearest of known facts, the self, showed the thinkers of the Upanishads that the path they had been following, the path of realism, had logically led them to an unsatisfying conclusion.

Verily, that which is Law is truth.