3 Days 3 Quotes Round 4, Day 3!

Then Yajnavalkya said: Verily, not for the sake of the husband, my dear, is the husband loved, but he is loved for the sake of the self which, in its true nature, is one with the Supreme Self. Verily, not for the sake of the wife, my dear, is the wife loved, but she is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the sons, my dear, are the sons loved, hut they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of wealth, my dear, is wealth loved, but it is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the brahmin, my dear, is the brahmin loved, but he is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the kshatriya, my dear, is the kshatriya loved, but he is loved for the sake of the self.

Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad II, IV-Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (I), 5

Verily, not for the sake of the worlds, my dear, are the worlds loved, but they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the gods, my dear, are the gods loved, but they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the beings, my dear, are the beings loved, but they are loved for the sake of the self. Verily, not for the sake of the All, my dear, is the All loved, but it is loved for the sake of the self. Verily, my dear Maitreyi, it is the Self that should be realized-should be heard of, reflected on, and meditated upon. By the realization of the Self, my dear-through hearing, reflection, and meditation-all this is known.

 

 

Vikram at Blogmaniac has nominated me for this challenge. Vikram is a self-made person who has wide array of interests and writes thoughtful and inspirational posts on his blogI recommend you to visit his blog and follow him!

Challenge’s rules:

  • Post three consecutive days.
  • You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  • Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Today I take quotes from Upanishads

 

Sixth Brahmana, Brahdarnayaka  Upanishada( 1.6.3)

  • Verily this(world) is a triad of name, shape and work. Of these as regards names, speech is the source, for from it all names arise. It is their common feature for it is common to all names. It’s their Brahman, for it sustains all names. 

  • Now, of shapes eye is the source, for from it all shapes arise. It is their common feature for it is common to all shapes. It is their Brahman, for it sustains all shapes. 

  • Now, of works body is the source, for from it all works arise. It is common to all works. It’s their Brahman, for it sustains all works. These three together are one, this self; the self, though one, is this triad. This is immortal veiled by the real. Breath, verily, is the immortal, name and shape are the real. By them this breath is veiled. 

     

     

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15 thoughts on “3 Days 3 Quotes Round 4, Day 3!

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    1. Speech, vision and body as triads of world–which is manifestation of self. The first quote is about how everything is sweet to us only because it is sweet to self. Be it husband, wife, daughter, son, fame, materials and so on.

      Sage Yajnavalkya has two wives Maitreyi and Kaushitaki. The first one was well versed in Vedas and the second one was a housewife.

      When he was going to jungles and wanted to share his belongings among two wives, Maitreyi asked him to give a discourse on Vedas, which is in Brihdaranyka Upanishada. This quote is an excerpt from that.

      Why am I telling you this story?

      Because as was made a discrimination later on, by some ignorant people, to keep women away from Vedas and Vedanta(Upanishada) was not really prevalent in earlier ages. Maitreyi and other women were well versed in Vedas. 🙂

      Upanishadas are also called Vedanta. 🙂

      Thanks for your interest 🙂

      Love and light ❤

      Anand 🙂

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