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By Devadatta Kali

The Svetasvataropanisad is taken into account to be the main appealing of the entire Upanisads, the philosophical texts of the Hindu faith. during this new translation, Devadatta Kali takes a clean glance, and works from a brand new premise that the Svetasvatara represents a Saivite (one of the Hindu sects) viewpoint. This he claims, permits its meant aspiring to shine forth. the interpretation and statement brings to existence the seer Svetasvatara, who every now and then delights in provocation and notice play, permitting the reader to percentage the enjoyment of his liberated imaginative and prescient that each one this international is an expression of the Divine. This translation goals to trap the seer's ecstatic reaction to the wonders of production whereas pointing the reader in the direction of the even higher ask yourself of its resource. Devadata Kali's objective in his translation and the remark is to show the colourful immediacy of the Sanskrit unique and strip away many centuries of exegetical accretions so as to make Svetasvatara's message heard as he intended--as an announcement of profound perception designed to lead, encourage, and enlighten.

Features of the text:

* thirteen pages of uninterrupted fl ow of the interpretation of the Upanisad.

* 6 chapters of the Upanisad in unique Sanskrit with English translation and commentary.

* appendixes giving the word-by-word research of the Sanskrit and an entire tabulation of the correspondences with different texts and inner corresponds in the Upanisad itself.

* Index together with bilingual references and significant issues through verse.

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10). 11). 7) Siva may well represent one of India's earliest conceptions of divinity . When an exquisitely carved stone seal, some forty-five centuries old, was discovered in 1931 at Mohenjo-daro in the Indus Valley, the archeologist Sir John Marshall identified it as a proto­ typical representation of Siva. Because the seal portrays a naked, ithyphallic figure seated in a yogic posture on a dais, Marshall based his identification on Siva's age-old association with yoga. The figure, who appears to be meditating, has three faces, looking left, right, and ahead.

It signifies instead the collective wis­ dom of great teachers who had attempted, each with a distinctive voice, to express the same direct experience of transcendence. Although not presenting a consistent or methodical philosophy, all the Upani$ads share the same general point of view. All proclaim that there is a single reality, Brahman, which is pure consciousness. Although absolutely One and unconditioned, this reality of realities expresses itself through the diversity of the manifest universe even while remaining absolutely One, infinite, and transcendent.

If it did, it would be relative and not absolute. So the obvious conclusion is that even the causal relationship is apparent 63 and belongs to the realm of maya. Finally, the knowledge of Brahman is Self-knowledge. In fact, Brahman and atman are two words for the same reality. The empirical self UIva) is a composite of Self and not-self, a simple matter of wrong identification brought on by the superimposition of finite qualities on the Infinite. Liberation comes through the knowl­ edge of one's true nature.

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