Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Oct 2011 09:57 and updated at 20 Oct 2011 09:57


ChandogyaUpa3 7 Again, the light of Brahman that shines above this Heaven, above everything, above all, in the incomparably good and the highest worlds, even this is the light within the body of man. This light can be seen inasmuch as one has a perception of warmth when one touches the body. It can be heard inasmuch as, on closing the ears, one hears something like the sound of a Chariot or the bellowing of a bull, or the sound of a blazing fire. One should meditate on the light as seen and heard. One who meditates on this thus, becomes beautiful and illustrious yea, one who meditates thus.
ChandogyaUpa4 1,2 On hearing this, Janasruti Pautrayana took with him Six hundred Cows, a Gold necklace, and a Chariot drawn by Mules and went to Raikva and addressed him thus O Raikva, (here are for you) these Six hundred Cows, this Gold necklace, and this Chariot drawn by Mules. Now, revered sir, instruct me about the deity whom you worship.
ChandogyaUpa4 3 The other man answered him thus Ah, O Sudra, let this Gold necklace together with the Chariot and the Cows remain with you. Thereupon Janasruti Pautrayana again took with him one thousand Cows, a Gold necklace, a Chariot drawn by Mules and his daughter and went over to Raikva.
ChandogyaUpa4 4 Janasruti said to him O Raikva, (here are for you) these one thousand Cows, this Gold necklace, this Chariot drawn by Mules, this wife, and this Village in which you reside. Now, revered sir, please instruct me
ChandogyaUpa4 2,3 One of these Two paths, the Brahman priest embellishes with the mind. The Hotir, Adhvaryu and Udgatir priests embellish the other with speech. After the Prataranuvaka (the morning recitation) is commenced, and before the Paridhaniya Rik is begun, if the Brahman priest speaks out (breaking silence), then he embellishes only one path (viz. Speech) and the other is injured. Just as a man walking with one leg, or a Chariot moving with one wheel suffers injury, so also that sacrifice of this one suffers injury, and when the sacrifice suffers injury, the sacrificer also suffers injury. For having completed the (defective) sacrifice, he becomes a worse sinner.
ChandogyaUpa4 5 And just as a man walking with both the legs, or a Chariot moving with both the wheels, remains intact, so also the sacrifice of this one remains intact. If the sacrifice remains intact, the sacrificer also remains intact. He becomes great by performing the sacrifice.
ChandogyaUpa5 2 So, for you are provided a Chariot drawn by Mules, maid servants and a Gold necklace; so you eat food and see what is dear. One who thus meditates upon this Vaisvanara Atman, eats food and sees what is dear, and there is in his family the holy effulgence born of sacred wisdom. But this is only the eye of the Atman. If you had not come to me you would have become blind.
ChandogyaUpa8 2,3 Bodiless is air; and white cloud, lightning, thunder, these also are bodiless. Now as these arise out of the yonder Akasa, reach the highest light and appear each with its own form, even so this serene one rises out of this body, reaches the highest light and appears in his own form. He is the Highest Person. There he moves about, laughing, playing, rejoicing with women, vehicles or relations, not remembering this body in which he was born. As an animal is attached to a Chariot, even so is the Prana attached to this body.

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