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Twenty-Fifth Khanda

Twenty-Fifth Khanda1. “The Infinite indeed is below, above, behind, before, right and left—it is indeed all this.“Now follows the explanation of the Infinite as the I: I am b…

Twenty-Sixth Khanda

1. “To him who sees, perceives, and understands this, the spirit (prâna) springs from the Self, hope springs from the Self, memory springs from the Self; so do ether, fire, water, appearance and dis…

Seventh Prapathaka: Third Khanda

Third Khanda1. “Mind (manas) is better than speech. For as the closed fist holds two amalaka or two kola or two aksha fruits, thus does mind hold speech and name. For if a man is minded …

Seventh Prapathaka: Fourth Khanda

1. “Will (sankalpa) is better than mind. For when a man wills, then he thinks in his mind, then he sends forth speech, and he sends it forth in a name. In a name the sacred hymns are contained, in t…

Seventh Prapathaka: Fifth Khanda

Fifth Khanda1. “Consideration (kitta) is better than will. For when a man considers, then he wills, then he thinks in his mind, then he sends forth speech, and he sends it forth in a nam…

Seventh Prapathaka: Sixth Khanda

1. “Reflection (dhyana) is better than consideration. The earth reflects, as it were, and thus does the sky, the heaven, the water, the mountains, gods and men. Therefore those who among men obtain …

Seventh Prapathaka: Seventh Khanda

1. “Understanding (vignana) is better than reflection. Through understanding we understand the Rig-veda, the Yagur-veda, the Sama-veda, and as the fourth the Atharvana, as the fifth the Itihasa-pura…

Seventh Prapathaka: Eighth Khanda

1. “Power (bala) is better than understanding. One powerful man shakes a hundred men of understanding. If a man is powerful, he becomes a rising man. If he rises, he becomes a man who visits wise pe…

Seventh Prapathaka: Ninth Khanda

1. “Food (anna) is better than power. Therefore if a man abstain from food for ten days, though he live, he would be unable to see, hear, perceive, think, act, and understand. But when he obtains fo…

Seventh Prapathaka

First Khanda 1. Narada approached Sanatkumara and said, “Teach me, Sir!” Sanatkumara said to him: “Please to tell me what you know; afterward I shall tell you what is beyond.” 2. Nar…