Original English Translation of the Aitareya Upanishad With notes. Translation by Jayaram V. First Published: Revised Aitareya Upanishad Translation – Mantras with Simple Meaning in English – Upanishad Bhashyas and Other Works of Adi Shankara. Aitareya Upanishad – Published by:Advaita Ashram, Kolkatta Translated by: Swami Gambhirananda. Om! May my speech be based on (i.e. accord with) the.

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Aitareya Upanishad – Wikipedia

O self-luminous Brahman, be manifest to me. It the being tried to seize it with breath. Annotated Text and Translation. O mind and speech, may you bring me the meaning of the Vedas!

All Rights are reserved. May you both speech and mind be the carriers of the Veda to me. It is the source of delight. Next he subjected them to hunger and thirst so that they would listen to the body, depend upon it and do their part in its survival and continuity.

He did not succeed in grasping it by smelling.

Become immortal, suggests the Aitareya Upanishad, by being you. The gist of these verses is that hunger and thirst cannot be satisfied by using the senses. Atman, thus embodied, has three abodes, three conditions of sleep.

This one is an abode.

Adi Shankara then reminds the reader that the Aitereya Upanishad must be studied in its context, which starts with and states Atma va idam in hymn 1. In man indeed is the soul first conceived. According to this verse, the creator did not create a specific region for hunger and thirst, while he did it for the rest of the aitareua.


Hunger and thirst symbolically englksh for desire, which is the main motive power behind the functioning of the sense organs.

Rather, states Shankara, the context is abundantly clear that one must know, “Atman exists, I am consciousness, and that self-realization of one’s Atman, its Oneness with Universal Soul is the path to liberation and freedom.

He clothed it with a form and a body. The reproductive organs were separated. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the mind, one would then have been satisfied by merely thinking of food. This is the opening, which is known by its name vidrti.

Aitareya &Taittiriya Upanishads with Shankara Bhashya – English

The being is also a controller. The three kind of dreams are the waking state, the dream state and the deep sleep state. Food not only upanishac to the food we cook and eat, but all things that aid in our survival and continuity. In the second chapter, Aitareya Upanishad asserts that the Atman in any man is born thrice: The waters upanishd semen and entered the virile member.

The world is led by Knowledge. If He had taken it up with the procreative organ, then one would have become satisfied by merely ejecting food. From the skin, the hairs, from the hair plants and trees. Englisu holds that self of his in his own self. This one who lives on food is verily of the nature of air.


The third chapter of Aitareya Upanishad discusses the nature of Atman. Then the eyes were separated out; from the eyes, the organ of sight; from sight, the sun, the controlling deity of the organ. Plants and trees, the deity of air, became hairs and entered the skin.

The Aitareya Upanishad English Translation

After completing his works, he departs. Let Me create the protectors of the worlds. Indeed if he could have seized it with sight, with seeing alone he would have upanishxd the satisfaction of eating food. It goes away only when you eat food with your mouth.

Max Muller translates parts of the chapter as follows abridged[9]. He who is manifested, may He manifest himself before me. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the ear, one would then upanoshad been satisfied by merely hearing of food.

This is the first birth. Finally, he subjected them to death by creating outgoing breath and rebirth by creating reproductive organs. He the father protects the son at the very start, soon after his birth. He did not succeed in taking it up through speech. That which is the semen is extracted from all the limbs as their vigour.