Contemplation on Taittiriya Upanishad

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Back of the Book

Swami anubhavandanda truly, the name echoes his begin-He is the experience of Happiness-Happiness which spreads like a divine breeze amongst all who have come in contact with him. This experience is now and here! He is suave and witty and equally at home with all; children, young and the old.

A Disciple of H. H. Swami Chinmayanandaji, he had Powai- a Post graduate Academy for Vedantic Studies. He communicates the most difficult of the philosophy in a simple and direct manner.

The intercultural Open University in Netherlands Honoured Him with a Ph.D Degree for his scholarly treatise on Amrutanubhav.

He has to His credit over ten thousand hours recorded talks on the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Patanjali Yoga Darshan etc. in different electronic media. He sparkling talks series titled “Mauz Mein Raho” have been an instant hit and rendered Him the most sought after speaker on Vedanta today.

He is a visiting faculty to the following institutes in India: Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla (the oldest institution on Yoga in India); the Birla Institute of technology and science, BTTS Pilani (A Deemed University of international repute); ahmedabad Mangement Association, Ahmedabad.

He is the founder of the Sat Bhavana Trust, India; Be Happy Inc. USA; Yo Veda Inc. Australia, and Happy Folks of south Africa Whose “Mause Mein Raho” logo reflects his approach to life-Be Happy.

Foreword

These talks were delivered in Prempuri Ashram over nineteen days. The seekers of Truth were well-read and committed to the spiritual path in spite of their worldly involvements. They included all age-groups from teenage to ton age! Their commitment and intense longing for the Truth - that inspired me!

The scheme of thought presentation had been to devote first few minutes for the recapitulation followed by the next topic in the Upanishad for loud thinking. I felt this as a necessity for every seeker to be reminded of the subjective approach during the study and avoid objectification of the Self. This will be evident when repetition will be observed by the reader every now and then. This is called as abhyasa in technical terms. I was extremely thrilled while editing the pages as if it was a new revelation to me!

All the non-English words and names are in Italics for easy comprehension. The equivalent of the Sanskrit words in English is given initially when the word is first introduced.

We have followed the commentary of Bhagawan Shankaracharya in letter and spirit to understand the secrets revealed in the text. Modern day examples were found suitable to indicate and emphasise the point made by the great Master. Although we have followed His commentary, the book is presented in the form of talks and not as a word to word meaning and commentary. Hence the title - Contemplation on Taittiriya Upanishad.

The thought-wise mantras and translations are appended at the end of the book .

The untiring labour and efforts put by Chaity Biswas and Savita Nagananda deserve Self-realization!

 

Contents

 

Valli Talk Anuvak Page No.
Sheekshavalli 1 1. Introduction 1
    2. Prathama 8
    3. Dvitiya 23
  2 1 .. Recapitulation 30
    2. Tritiya 31
    3. Chaturtha 48
  3 1. Recapitulation 57
    2. Chaturtha (contd ... ) 58
    3. Panchama 65
    4. Shashtha 81
  4 1. Recapitulation 87
    2. Shashtha (contd ... ) 89
    3. Saptama 96
    4. Ashtama 101
    5. Navama 110
    6. Dashama 117
  5 1. Recapitulation 119
    2. Ekadasha 127
  6 1. Recapitulation 147
    2. Ekadasha (contd ... ) 157
    3. Dvadasha 172
Brahmanandavalli 7 1. Introduction 173
    2. Prathama 175
  8 1. Prathama (contd ... ) 200
  9 1. Prathama (contd ... ) 226
    2. Dvitiya 228
    3. Tritiya 234
    4. Chaturtha 237
    5. Panchama 240
  10 1. Recapitulation 255
    2. Shashtha 261
  11 1. Shashtha (contd ... ) 280
    2. Saptama 295
  12 1. Saptama (contd ... ) 304
    2. Ashtama 313
  13 1. Recapitulation 326
    2. Ashtama (contd ... ) 330
    3. Navama 346
Bhriguvalli 14 1. Introduction 350
    2. Prathama 362
  15 1. Prathama (contd ... ) 374
    2. Dvitiya 387
    3. Tritiya 393
    4. Chaturtha 399
  16 1. Recapitulation 402
    2. Chaturtha (contd ... ) 406
    3. Panchama 408
    4. Shashtha 412
  17 1. Recapitulation 428
    2. Saptama 445
  18 1. Recapitulation 451
    2. Ashtama 453
    3. Navama 457
    4. Dashama 461
  19 1. Dashama (contd ... ) 475
    Transliteration Guide 497
    Appendix 498