The Supreme Wisdom of the Upaniṣads: An Introduction

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1998 - Upanishads - 558 pages
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This book attempts to let the universal Upanisadic knowledge and experience of Divinity and reality emerge from the original texts and make it accessible to a broader western oriented audience.The book is in text commentary format and uses the method of p
 

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Contents

The Upanisads Background 156
1
The Emergence of the Upanisadic
20
of the Vedic Literature
28
The Great Teachings 57102
57
The Infinite Behind Mythology 103190
103
Purusa and the Sense Powers Outline of the Chapter
106
The Purusa Hymn
111
BrhUp 1 4 Purusavidha Brahmana
115
Forms of Vijriana
349
Vijriana and Ordinary Knowledge and Understanding
352
The Invisible Centerless Undefined Nonbased
356
I0 Vijfana of the Invisible The Essence of the Vidya as a Whole
363
Different Vrjriana Vidyas that Teach Different Kinds of Vijfana
365
Text
370
Antarjyotir Vidya Beginning B rhUp IV 3 120 K
376
The Antarjyotih Teaching
382

The New Focus on Atman
128
AitUp 1 13
133
UttaraNarayana and Tadeva
143
The Purusa Idea in Vedic and Hindu Tradition
149
The Highest as Prana
156
Prajha and PrajhaAtman
165
Postscript on Methodology
172
Teachings with Meditation on SensePowers and Deities 191315
191
Upasana and Brahma Vidya
196
Upasana in Vedanta
208
Chandogya Upanisad Upasana on Mind and AkasaChandUpll
216
The Union of the External Deities with or in the Self
222
Asti Bhati Priyam Tapati
227
Meaning of ChandUplllM
230
The Correspondences SpeechAgni PranaVayu etc
233
The First Three Quarters
241
Text 429
242
The Fourth Quarter
248
Meaning of the Vidya
249
Saguna and Nirguna Brahman
251
Satapatha Brahmana Text
256
1 36
259
Agni Vaisvanara in the Vedas and Brahmanas
262
Structure of the Satapatha Brahmana Text
274
Meaning of the Satapatha Brahmana Vidya
279
Upanisadic Text and Vaisvanara Atman
280
Meaning of the Upanisadic Vidya
287
Teachings
291
Five Sheaths and Antarjyotir Vidyas 317421
317
Taittiriya Upanisad Text of Five Sheaths Vidya
324
The First Level or Self the Physical Person
331
Second Level or Self PrEu ta
333
Third Level or Self Mind
337
The Nature of Vrjriana Based on TaittUp II 4 3
341
The Light of Knowledge or Awareness in the Heart and Dream
385
The Light of Knowledge as Awareness of Ones Own Mental Phenomena
387
Ajatasatrus Teaching to Balaki
390
Anandamaya Level and Beyond
394
The World Bor n out of the Anandamaya
396
Anandamaya from the Point of View of the AspirantDevotee
399
B rhUp IV 3 134 K
401
Brahman is Vrjriana and Ananda
404
Merger into Brahman
405
The Dahara Teaching ChandUp VIII 1 11 5
427
Vedic Roots and Universal Significance
437
Dahara Akasa as a Small Space in the Heart
445
Meditation Involving Qualities of the Self
448
Stages in Traditional Dahara Upasana
457
MahaNarUp XII 16
460
PrasnaUpV and MahaNarUp XII 16 17
466
The Dahara Akasa in Maitrdyaniya Upanisad
470
Dahara Akasa as One of a Series of Five Akasas in Vedanta
473
Alternative Exposition in Terms of the Three Kinds of Akasa of Yoga Vasistha
479
Atharva Veda X 7 716
482
Relation to Anamnesis Omniscience etc
486
Satyakama and SatyaSamkalpa of True Desire and of True Resolve
494
Sandilya Vidya
498
Overall Structure
502
BrhUp IV 2
505
BrhUplll 9 1926
512
A CosmosEncompassing SunRelated Self Equivalent to the Subtle Prana AllSelf
515
The Full Dahara Vidya and BrhUp IV 34
517
The Path of Merger by Means of Om
519
MahaNarUp Xlll 612
524
Infinitization of the Self
526
Dahara Vidya 423542
542
Index
543
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