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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There is his name Idandra. They speak of him indirectly who is Idandra as Indra. All the gods qitareya divinities exist in man also, though in a subtle form. It the being tried to seize it with sight. Although He is Idandra, they call Him indirectly Indra; for the gods are verily fond of indirect names, the gods are upanishadd fond of indirect names.

Creation is a process of differentiation. In the absence of desires people will not perform any karmas, which will result in chaos and social disorder.

Imagine if hunger and thirst were limited to only a particular part in the body. In other words, hunger and thirst compel the whole body and its parts to work properly and secure food.

This self of his viz. The nostrils parted; upaanishad the nostrils came out the sense of smell; from the sense of englisj came Vayu Air. Here we have a detailed account of how the elements transformed into various parts of the body.


The heart was separated. He meditated upon him. Therefore, speech is the first sign of life. The two ears parted; from the ears came the sense of hearing; from the sense of hearing came the Directions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This is the place of bliss. He who has grasped food thus is what air is. Below was the heaven of Indra, where gods lived. But He was not able to grasp it with speech. He did engliish succeed in taking it up with the ear.

O mind and speech, may you bring me the meaning of the Vedas! When he sheds it into his wife, then he procreates it. Aitareya Upanishad is one of the older Upanishads reviewed and commented upon in their respective Bhasyas by various ancient scholars such as Adi Shankara and Madhvacharya. The first [ citation needed ] English translation was published in by Colebrooke. First came four entities: All these verily are the names of Consciousness. In the beginning this was but the absolute Self alone.

The Aitareya Upanishad English Translation

Hence, the expression that the being was able to grasp food with the help of Apana outgoing breathe. This semen is the vigour drawn from all the limbs. It is consciousness, lordship, knowledge, wisdom, retentive power of mind, sense knowledge, steadfastness, though, thoughtfulness, sorrow, memory, concepts, purpose, life, desire, longing: It is probably because the newly born baby comes out into the world crying.


She nourishes this self of his that has come into her. The sky is marici. The divinities so created fell into the great ocean of life. If you upaniwhad 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. He with this intelligent self soared upward from this world and having enjoyed all the desires in that heavenly world became immortal.

Which one is the Self?

Aitareya Upanishad – Wikipedia

This is the devourer of food. Indeed if he could have seized it with mind, with thought alone he would have had the satisfaction of eating food. Hindu Way of Life. You cannot overcome hunger by looking at food, speaking about it, touching it, listening about it, thinking about it or by having sex.

But He was not able to grasp it with the ear. Hence it is delightful.