Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 02 Nov 2011 13:01 and updated at 02 Nov 2011 13:01


BrihadArUpa4 3 Let me hear whatever any one may have told you Udanka, the son of Sulba, has told me that the vital force Vayu() is Brahman As one who has a mother, a father and a teacher should say, so has the son of Sulba said this that the vital force is Brahman, for what can a person have who does not live But did he tell you about its abode (body) and support No, he did not This Brahman is only one footed, O Emperor Then you tell us, Yajnavalkya The vital force is its abode, and the ether (the Undifferentiated) its support. It should be meditated upon as dear What is dearness, Yajnavalkya The vital force itself, O Emperor said Yajnavalkya; for the sake of the vital force, O Emperor, a man performs sacrifices for one for whom they should not be performed, and accepts gifts one from whom they should not be accepted, and it is for the sake of the vital force, O Emperor, that one runs the risk of one s life in any quarter one may go to. The vital force, O Emperor, is the Supreme Brahman. The vital force never leaves him who, knowing thus, meditates upon it, all beings eagerly come to him, and being a Deva, he attains the Devas I give you a thousand cows with a bull like an elephant said Emperor Janaka. Yajnavalkya replied, My father was of opinion that one should not accept (wealth) from a disciple without fully instructing him

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