Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 02 Nov 2011 13:10 and updated at 02 Nov 2011 13:10


BrihadArUpa1 3 Three he designed for himself means the mind, the organ of speech and the vital force; these he designed for himself. (They say), I was absent minded, I did not see it I was absent minded, I did not hear it It is through the mind that one sees and hears. Desires, resolve, doubt, faith, want of faith, steadiness, unsteadiness, shame, intelligence and fear all these are but the mind. Even if one is touched from behind, one knows it through the mind; therefore (the mind exists). And any kind of sound is but the organ of speech, for it serves to determine a thing, but it cannot itself be revealed. Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana, Samana and Ana all these are but the vital forces. This body is identified with these with the organ of speech, the mind and the vital force.
BrihadArUpa3 10 Yajnavalkya said he, how many classes of hymns the Udgatir chant in this sacrifice to day Three classes Which are those three The preliminary, the sacrificial, and the eulogistic hymns as the third Which are those that have reference to the body The Prana is the preliminary hymn, the Apana is the sacrificial hymn, and the Vyana is the eulogistic hymn What does he win through them Through the preliminary hymns he wins the Earth, through the sacrificial hymns he wins the Sky, and through the eulogistic hymns he wins Heaven Thereupon the Hotr Asvala kept silent.
BrihadArUpa3 1 Then Usata, the son of Chakra, asked him. Yajnavalkya said he, explain to me the Brahman that is immediate and direct the self that is within all. This is your self that is within all Which is within all, Yajnavalkya That which breathes through the Prana is your self that is within all. That which moves downwards through the Apana is your self that is within all. That which pervades through the Vyana is your self that is within all. That which goes out through the Udana is your self that is within all. This is your self that is within all.
BrihadArUpa3 26 On what do the body and the heart rest On the Prana On what does the Prana rest On the Apana. On what does the Apana rest On the Vyana. On what does the Vyana rest On the Udana On what does the Udana rest On the Samana This self is That which has been described as Not this, not this It is imperceptible, for it is never perceived; undecaying, for It never decays; unattached, for It is never attached; unfettered It never feels pain, and never suffers injury. These are the eight abodes, the eight instruments of vision, the eight deities and the eight beings. I ask you of that Being who is to be known only from the Upanishads, who definitely projects those beings and withdraws them into Himself, and who is at the same time transcendent. If you cannot clearly tell me of Him, your head shall fall off Sakalya did not know Him; his head fell off; and robbers snatched away his bones, mistaking them for something else.
BrihadArUpa5 3 Prana Apana and Vyana make eight syllables, and the third foot of the Gayatri has eight syllables. So the above three forms of vital force constitute the third foot of the Gayatri. He who knows the third foot of the Gayatri to be such wins all the living beings that are in the universe. Now its Turiya, apparently visible, supramundane foot is indeed this the Sun that shines. Turiya means the fourth. Apparently visible foot because he is seen, as it were. Supramundane because he shines on the whole universe as its overlord. He who knows the fourth foot of the Gayatri to be such shines in the same way with splendour and fame.

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