Chhandogya Upanishad: The Interconnectedness of Everything
The Chhandogya Upanishad is number 9 of the 10 Primary Upanishads. It is the most quoted Upanishad in commentaries by Hindu scholars. The recurrent theme of the Upanishad is the interconnectedness of all things in the Universe – natural elements, celestial objects, space, colors, plants, animals, birds, right down to insects, as well as the senses within the human body and different types of breath (pranas), bodily organs, human actions and behaviour. The final message of this theme is that all of these myriad things are not to be thought of as separate, but as many projections of the ONE Self – Atman. “Sa atma tat tvam asi” (That Self – That You Are!) the Upanishad declares again and again in joyous, poetic, analogical verses that present the concept of Advaita various ways until it sinks into one’s soul! 'Tat Tvam Asi' is one of the four Mahavakyas – Great Sayings from the Upanishads. Continue your journey through the wonderful world of Upanishads with the musical verses of Chhandogya! Enjoy!
- Publication Date
- May 6, 2018
- Religion & Spirituality
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- By (author): Janki Parikh