Tag Archives: Prasna Upanishad


Taitreya Upanishad, Class 10

Greetings All, Chapter # 1, Anuvakaha # 4, Shloka # 3: May I become successful among the people. Svaha. Mau I become superior among rich. Svaha. O lord of Prosperity, may I enter into thee. Svaha. Mayest thou enter into me. In that Self of Thine with a thousand branches. O lord may I purify […]

Baghawat Geeta, Class 79 – Chapter 5 Summary

Gita, Class # 79, Ch 5, 7/15/17: Continuing his teaching of Gita and concluding chapter five Swami Paramarthananda summarized the chapter today. Sri Krishna has given us the entire teaching of the Gita in chapters 2, 3 and 4 respectively. Chapter 5 is a summary of all the previous three chapters and in a sense […]

Taitreya Upanishad, Class 3

Greetings All, Continuing his introduction to the Upanishad, Swami Paramarthananda said, in the last class he pointed out that among many Upanishads ten are most important due to Shankaracharya writing commentaries on them. All of them are chosen from the Vedas. Taittiriya Upanishad is from Yajur Veda. Yajur veda has two branches. Krishna Yajur and […]

Nirupadhika and Sopadhika

This post is to explain Shloka 21, of Kaivalya Upanishads Adhyasa is of two kinds. When a rope is mistaken for a snake, the snake alone is seen. The existence of the rope is not known at all. Here the snake is said to be superimposed on the rope. This is known as Svarupa-Adhyasa. The […]

Karanam and Karyam

Portion of Swamiji’s lecture on Shivarthri: In the first stage of Ishwara Aradhanam we defined Ishwara as shrithi-shruthi-laya kartha. We use the word jagat kartha but in the second stage, Ishwara jnanam, the language is slightly changed. Instead of the word “kartha” we use the word “karanam”. Now we define God as the cause of […]

Kaivalya Upanishad, Class 2

Swamiji continued with his introductory talk. He talked about necessity of self-inquiry. Our idea of our selves and vision of scriptures about us are different. I feel “I am full of defects”. I am searching to free myself of these defects. Scriptures say, “You are free of Doshas.” There is a contradiction between what I […]

Prasna Upaishad, Class 22

Greetings All, Swamiji continued his talks on Chapter 6 of Prasna Upanishad. Shloka # 2: The sixth and last student asked for the sixteen part Purusha or Param Brahman. Here the Teacher is going to reveal Brahman through Srishti Prakaranam as Jagat Karanam. The Universe comes out of, exists and goes back into Brahman. This […]

Prasna Upanishad, Class 20

Greetings All, Swamiji continued his talks on Chapter 5 of Prasna Upanishad. Omkara Upasana is of three types.  Eka Matra Omkara Upasana or A kara is concentrated upon. Next upasana is on A kara and U kara. Third one is on A, U and M Karas. First Upasana, Eka Matra, leads to Manushya Loka or […]

Prasna Upanishad, Class 21

Greetings All, Swamiji continued his talks on Chapter 6 of Prasna Upanishad. Sukesa Bharadwaja asks the sixth and last question. Before asking his question he narrates an incident. The Rajput prince Hiranyanabha asked him about the sixteen-part Purusha. Sukesha told him he did not know about this Purusha.  Now, Sukesa, asks his Guru, Pippilada, about […]