Essentials of Upanishads

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Pages : xi + 85

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ISBN : 81 – 7994 – 043 – 8


TABLE OF CONTENTS

(i) Note to the Readers/vi

(ii) Abbreviations/viii

(iii) Transliteration Scheme/ix

1.Introduction/1

2.Veda and Upanishads/2

3.Overview of the contents of Upanishads/6

4.Facets of Vedic Education: Anecdotes/10

4.1 Satyakama Jabala and the Vedic Society/11

4.2 Upakosala with Agni as teacher/14

4.3 Chakraya´a U¾hasti and apat dharma/16

4.4 The Sage Raikva, the Yoked One/17

4.5 The heavenly word da and its three meanings/18

4.6 K¾hatriya as teacher/19

4.7 The arrogant one eager to teach/20

4.8 Yajnavalkya/21

4.9 Teaching given step by step: Indra and Virochana/23

4.10 Narada & Sanatkumara/24

4.11 Uddalaka and Shvetaketu/25

4.12 Krshna, Son of Devaki/26

5.Ten, ninety eight and fifty Upanishads/27

6.What is Brahman/34

7.From Ignorance to Knowledge

8.Truth, Knowledge and Infinity/40

9.Ten Major Upanishads: Highlights/41

9.1. Isha/41

9.2. Kena/44

9.3. Katha/44

9.4. Mundaka/46

9.5. Mandukya/47

9.6. Prashna/48

9.7. Aitareya/49

9.8. Taittiriya/50

9.9. Brhadaranyaka/51

9.10. Chhandogya/54

10.Mahavakyas, Great or Potent Sayings/55

11.OM in Upanishads/57

11.1 OM in Taittiriya U./58

11.2 OM in Prashna U./58

11.3 OM in Mandukya U./58

11.4 OM in Chhandogya U./59

12.Exposition of Bliss/60

13.Madhu Vidya or the Doctrine of Delight/61

14.Vaishvanara or the Universal Divine/63

15.Veda Quotations in Upanishads/65

16.Invocatory Peace Chants in the Upanishads/67

17.References/73

Appendix 1: The Three Schools of Vedanta and Their

Connection/74

Appendix 2: Frequently Asked Questions/78

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