Lights on the Upanishads


Pages : x + 196

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81-7994-029-2

This book gives a detailed discussion of the six vidyas, four from the Chhandogya Upanishad. We know of no other book which explains certain aspects of the ancient and voluminous upanishad, Chhandogya, in such a great detail.


A. Introduction (by K.B. Ramakrishna Rao)
1. The Upanishads – An Integral Part of the Vedic Wisdom
2. The Connection between Veda and Upanishads
3. The Vidyas: Their Esoteric Nature and Symbolism
4. Select Vidyas Under Study
5. From Sadhana to Siddhi
B. Lights on the Upanishads (T.V. Kapali Sastry)
1. Bhuma Vidya: (Chh. U. 7.26.2)
2. Prana Vidya: (Chh. U. 5.2.3)
3. Shandilya Vidya: (Chh. U. 3.14)
4. Vaishvanara Vidya: (Chh. U. 5.11-18)
5. Nachiketa Vidya: (Katha U. 6.4)
6. Vedic Wisdom in the Vedanta
7. Madhu Vidya – Doctrine of Mystic Honey: (Br. U. 2.5)
8. Conclusions 161
C. Sri Aurobindo Darshana
(Samskrut text, transliteration and translation)