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    Upanishad Vs Gita

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    There is the Self. Both text in the Upanishad and The Gita alike did an excellent job in painting what the Self is and why the Self. The self is the conscious mind, where one is taken of the ordinary world to become one with nature a. In this state of conscious state one observe an experience which can be both felt inside and outside. Both the Upanishad and the The Gita, presents a Self that is sacred one found, that is unique and that is divine. The as it is picture is the ultimate gain, as a ma is happy of his accomplishment so should he/she be happy of finding the Self because nothing equals the ecstasy, benefits, joy that it gives. The conscious Self as it is said in The Upanishad holds out the promise of central principle that unify…

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    When reading and studying the Upanishads I recognized the shifting influence that the principles of the text has had upon me through my experience of time. Specifically in the Katha Upanishad, Natchiketa’s interactions gave me insight into my own with Yama, Lord of death. I can recall standing at my Cha Cha Nancy’s home where my great-grandmother rested quietly. Her paper thin skin was withered like the sides of a wind shaped mountain and she lay with her eyes closed, arms crossed, on a…

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    Upanishads

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    The Upanishads are sacred books written in India around 800 BCE (Violatti, Upanishads) that provide important information on Indian Philosophy.During this time there was a shift in the focus of religious life due to the growing corruption from the wealthy Priests; it started to focus on meditation and spirituality rather than sacrifices and rituals. The Upanishads are not used as a book of rules but are used for spiritual inspiration. It has many teachings and doctrines on how an individual…

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    The Mundaka Upanishad

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    Another translation by Swami Nikhilananda of specifically just the Mundaka Upanishad says this about the seven fires: “Kali (the Black), Karali (the Terrific), Manojava (the Swift as thought), Sulohita (the Very red), Sudhumravarna (of the colour of bright smoke; purple), Splulingini (the Scintillating), and the luminous Visvaruchi (the All-gleaming, all-formed) − these seven, flickering about, form the seven tongues of the fire” (English Translation of Mundaka Upanishad, 3). These fires are the…

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    The Upanishad Analysis

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    1. This short extract is part of the Isa Upanishad, a short Sanskrit scripture with only eighteen verses (Mascaró, 1974, Juthani, 2001, p. 125). Isa Upanishad is a significant part of The Upanishads - this collection of ancient texts was written in the 7th century BCE and hold a significant position in the philosophical tenets of Hinduism (Cohen, 2008, p. 4). The Upanishads arose out of Vedic literature, and have a strong connection to Vedic religion, one of the oldest religious traditions in…

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    Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

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    6. Creating an ideal society “Om Asato maa sad-gamaya, tamaso maa jyotir-ga-maya, mrtyor-maa amrutam gamaya. Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantihi.” - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28 [5] This is an interesting quotation from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. This is recited as a prayer requesting lord to take us from unreal to real world, lead us from darkness to light, lead us from death to immortality and may there be peace everywhere. When we recite such slokas it creates a sense of ‘Jagrithi’ in our minds…

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    Upanishad Existence

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    even is one. Ideas drift around about the methods to seek the soul and how individuals realize they contain a soul. The Upanishads created an extensive and specific guide of how to seek the soul. This paper will detail further on how the Upanishads directs followers on spiritual experiences to seek the self. Truth signifies the acceptance of the Brahman as yourself, but how one arrives at this inference varies (Kasturi, Viswanath, Kilawan, and Narine 36) in measures such as meditation, yoga,…

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    Hinduism Vs Upanishads

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    Hinduism has no clear definition, but is best described as a series of religious traditions brought approximately every five centuries or so that reform the majority of Hindus, but still holds on to important parts of the preceding traditions. Hinduism has phased through Vedic traditions, those of the Upanishads, renouncer traditions, and traditions under Bhakti, combining elements from each to create the huge concept of Hinduism. This paper will compare and contrast the early Vedic religion and…

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    Katha Upanishad Comparison

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    For centuries, the holy bible has been compared to several other sacred texts. The bible itself has an origin of being inspired by ancient texts before its existence. In this paper, a comparison of the biblical story of Abraham and Katha Upanishad is addressed. Beginning with the biblical story of Abraham in chapter twelve of Genesis shows that he was previously known as Abram. He started his journey when God ordered him to go to a far country away from his father's house and his own family. The…

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    Religious documents were common place in Mayan and Indian societies during ancient times. The Mayans’ religious document is known as the Popol Vuh and the Hindu’s is called the Mundaka Upanishad. These documents contain details about how each society believes the world was created and how to properly worship their creators. In this manner the Hindu’s Mundaka Upanishad resembles Buddhism and Christianity whereas the Mayans’ Popol Vuh more closely adheres to practices found in Greek polytheism.…

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