Chandogyopanishad,upanishads,Malayalam translation,Chandogya Upanishad forms the last eight chapters of the Chandogya Brahmana of the Sama Veda. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad can be considered as the largest upanishad of all; not just in terms of size but also the content it carries. Malayalam version of ‘Brihadaranyaka Upanishad’, translated by T Sivasankaran Nair. The Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upanishad is one of the oldest, mukhya (primary).

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Term Upanishad derives from upa- ‘ nearby ‘ni- ‘ at the proper place, down ‘ and sad briyadaranyaka to sit ‘ and it means ‘sitting near a teacher to receive the sacred teachings’. Vedanta anta ‘the end’ or ‘last portion’ is the essence and culmination of all the knowledge within the Vedas.

Vedas vid – ‘to know’, ‘knowledge’ of the eternal truth. Of the Upanishads that have been preserved 12 are considered the principle Upanishads. The Upanishads most of all are the record of what the sages and seers perceived in thought and visions and are not an organized systems of philosophy. They have malqyalam the most important questions of human existence:. The Upanishads deal the disciplines of philosophical knowledge jnanadivine love bhaktiaction karmaand yoga.

They express the same truth as the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras. Brahman is the Universal Spirit; the Mapayalam Reality, Pure Consciousness; the One existence; the Absolute; “the brihadaranyak reality amidst and beyond the world”, which “cannot be exactly defined”.

The form of that person is like a cloth dyed with turmeric, or like grey sheep’s wool, or like the scarlet insect called Indragopa, or like a tongue of fire, or like a white lotus, brihaearanyaka like a flash of lightning.

He who knows this—his splendour is like a flash of lightning. The description of Brahman: Brahman does not possess any distinguishing marks which can be described by words.

By the elimination of all differences due to limiting adjuncts, the words Not This, Not This refer to some thing which has no distinguishing mark such as name, or form, or actionor heterogeneity, or species, or qualities. These two negative particles are used in an all-inclusive sense, so as to eliminate every possible specification that may occur.

All this is Brahman. Sarvam khalvidam brahma — Chandogya Upanishad 3. According to Shankaracharya, the sole purpose of the Upanishads is to prove the reality of Brahman and the phenomenality or unreality of the universe of names and forms, and to establish the absolute oneness of the embodied soul and Brahman.

Brahman is the only truth, the world is unreal, and there is ultimately no difference between Brahman and Atman, individual self. Brahma satyam jagat mithya, jivo brahmaiva naparah.

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This Vedic truth is not a product of the human mind and cannot be comprehended by the unaided human intellect. Only a competent teacher, through direct experience, can reveal to the qualified student the true significance of the Vedas and the fullness of their absolutely consistent truth.

Brahman qualified by limiting conditions Saguna Brahman. The ultimate Brahman is devoid of attributes. The entire phenomenal universe is subject to the categories of space, time, and causation; but Brahman, the Supreme Reality, is beyond. In contrast with phenomenal objects, Brahman is not in space but is spaceless. Brahman is not in time but is brihadaranyka. Brahman is not subject to causality but independent of the causal chain. In describing Brahman as omnipresent, all-pervading, unlimited, infinitely great and infinitely small, the Upanishads only point out that It is absolutely spaceless.

That upanishhad cannot be expressed by speech, but by which speech is expressed—That alone know as Brahman and not that which people nrihadaranyaka worship.


That which cannot be apprehended by the mind, but by which, they say, the mind is apprehended—That alone know as Brahman and not that which people here worship. That which cannot be perceived by the eye, but by which the eye is perceived—That alone know as Brahman and not that which people here worship. That which cannot he heard by the ear, but by which the hearing is perceived—That alone know as Brahman and not that which people here worship.

Brahman the Ultimate Reality; the Universe; the Absolute is Pure Consciousness and cannot be know by man because it is not an object. Brahman is the essence of the eye ‘ the Eye of the eye’, ‘the Ear of the ear’ the mind etc.

Brahman — Eternal, Infinite, Unconditioned mlaayalam cannot be made an object of material, limited and finite brihqdaranyaka. The speech cannot define Brahman. Fire, which burns and illumines other objects, cannot burn or illumine itself. Brahman is known when It is realized in every state of mind, for by such Knowledge malayalak attains Immortality. By Atman one obtains strength, by Knowledge, Immortality.

The Vedas cannot show you Brahman, you are That already; they can only help to take away malayalan veil that hides the truth from our eyes.

The first veil to vanish is ignorance ; and when that is gone, unskilful behavior goes; next desire ceases, selfishness ends, and all misery disappears. Dis-identify yourself with the body, and all pain will cease. This is the secret of healing. The universe is a case of hypnotisation; de-hypnotise yourself and cease to suffer.

In order to be free we have to pass through vice to virtue, and then get rid of both. This same Atman has four quarters. The fourth quarter is silence. When the soul has realised that everything is full of the Lord, of Brahman, it will not care whether it goes to heaven, or hell, or brihadatanyaka else; whether it be born again on this earth or in heaven. Upanoshad things have ceased to have any meaning to that soul, because every place is the same, every place is the temple of the Lordevery place has become holy and the presence of the Lord is all that it sees in heaven, or hell, or anywhere else.

Neither good nor bad, neither life malayalma death — only the one infinite Brahman exists. According to the Vedanta, when a man has arrived at that perception, he has become free, and he is the only man who is fit to live in this upahishad.

The worst punishment according to the Vedas is coming back to earth, having another chance in this world. Here is the greatest of altars, the living, conscious human body, brihadaganyaka to worship at this altar is far higher than the worship of any dead symbols.

Ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti. The core upanishhad Yajnavalkya’s teachings in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is that Brahman, or Atman, is the knowing subject within us. This is your Self, that is within all; everything else but This is perishable. The image of an object is carried to the brain by a sense-organ, for instance the eye. After passing through various sheaths kosasit reaches at last, according to the Hindu upanisjad, the sheath of the intellect.

There the light of Brahman, or the Self, which is reflected in the intellect, illumines the mental state regarding the object, and thus one becomes aware of it.

The mental image of the object is transformed into knowledge of the object. But this mental state is impermanent; therefore the consciousness—which in reality is Brahman— associated with the mental state appears to be impermanent. There is no bliss in anything finite. Only the Infinite is bliss. One must desire to understand the Infinite. Brahman is not grasped by the eye, nor by speech, nor by the other senses, nor by penance malayalsm good works.


A man becomes pure through serenity of intellect; thereupon, in meditation, he beholds Him who is without parts. It Being, or Brahman thought: In the beginning [all] this verily was Atman only, one and without a second. Atman alone, one and without a second, exists both before the creation and during the states of preservation and dissolution.

Names and forms, which distinguish the phenomenal universe from the state before the creation, are superimposed upon Atman through maya. The word, derived from the root ap, ad, or atmay mean respectively, to obtain or pervade, to eat or enjoy, or to move without ceasing. The term Atman indicates the “Supreme Reality, omniscient, all-powerful, free from all phenomenal characteristics such as hunger and thirst, eternal, pure, illumined, free, unborn, undecaying, deathless, immortal, fearless, and non-dual.

There is One who is the eternal Reality among non-eternal objects, the one [truly] conscious Entity among conscious objects, and who, kpanishad non-dual, fulfills the desires of many.

Eternal peace belongs to the wise, who perceive Him within themselves—not to others. Brahman God is the one unchanging ground of the entire phenomenal existence, which is superimposed upon It through avidya.

The Lord is the unchanging substratum of the entire changing universe during its creation, preservation, and dissolution. The deities brihadranyaka other living beings derive their intelligence and consciousness from nalayalam Supreme Brihadranyaka, as a piece of hot iron derives its power of burning from fire.

Without malayaoam Consciousness of Atman all beings would become inert. One enjoys real and everlasting peace only through communion with the Supreme Lord. The bliss that arises from the realization of the Self is no doubt beyond thought and speech, which belong to relative existence; but it is directly experienced by illumined souls.

Therefore one should not give up the effort for Self-realization as impossible; one should rather strive with faith and reverence. Asato ma sad-gamaya; tamaso ma jyotir-gamaya; mrtyor-ma amrutam gamaya. Lead me from unreal to real; lead me malahalam darkness to light; lead me from death to immortality. Therefore if you have enthusiasm for acquiring this knowledge of Atman, do not wait any more but come forward immediately. They have elucidated the most important questions of human existence: The instructions regarding Brahman were often given in short formulas also known as Upanishads.

Now, therefore, The description of Brahman: Brahma satyam jagat mithya, jivo brahmaiva naparah This Vedic truth is not a product of the human mind and cannot be comprehended by the unaided human intellect.

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The Upanishads describe Brahman as having two aspects: Brahman qualified by limiting conditions Saguna Brahman The ultimate Brahman is devoid malayalaj attributes. This cessation of ignorance can only come when I know that God and I are ONE in other words, identify yourself with Atman, not with human limitations. This Atman is Brahman. Ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti All true religions describe the same God but just different paths to find him.

Universal Prayer for Upanidhad Aum. Life is unstable as the water on the lotus leaf.