Original English Translation of the Aitareya Upanishad With notes. Translation by Jayaram V. First Published: Revised Aitareya Upanishad Translation – Mantras with Simple Meaning in English – Upanishad Bhashyas and Other Works of Adi Shankara. Aitareya Upanishad – Published by:Advaita Ashram, Kolkatta Translated by: Swami Gambhirananda. Om! May my speech be based on (i.e. accord with) the.

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Our world is called the world of death because beings here are subject to mortality and it is ruled engkish the lord of death.

Indeed if he could have seized it with skin, with sensation alone he would have had the satisfaction of eating food. The divinities who exist in the macrocosmic form of God Purusha as various energies or powers, also aitareja in His microcosmic aspect man or being as sense organs, the mind, the reproductive organs and so on.

From the water, thus brooded over, evolved a form.

The form that emerged was verily food. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: Thereafter came man, who could not exist without a sense of Self and Soul Atman. Indeed if he could have seized it with breath, with breathing alone he would have had the satisfaction of eating food. This form so created wanted to run away. In man indeed is the soul first conceived.


He did not succeed in grasping it by smelling.

Aitareya &Taittiriya Upanishads with Shankara Bhashya – English

Intelligence is the supreme controller of the being. For the gods appear to be fond of cryptic epithets; yea, the gods appear to be fond of cryptic epithets paroksha priyaahi iva devah. Then when those plants are consumed by humans and animals they enter those bodies and travel into the region where semen is produced.

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He subjected Him i. Acting as a nail, may He makes the knowledge of the Vedas stay with me.

Aitareya Upanishad English Translation – Upanishad Bhashyas by Adi Shankaracharya

The nostrils parted; from the nostrils came out the sense of smell; from the sense of smell came Vayu Air. Englishh who attains Oneness with this Prana attains the Devas. Finally, he would loose consciousness and die.

However, the first interpretation seems to be upanisgad correct one, because the teacher of the Upanishad used the expression thrice, “this is the abode,” to show the parts or the locations in his body. In the aitarreya this was but the absolute Self alone. According to another interpretation, the three abodes of the soul, the body of the father, the body of the mother and one’s own body. Thus Nature is the source of all materiality.


Air became breath and entered the nostrils. Virat aitareha hunger and thirst. But He was not able to grasp it with the mind. He wanted to take it up with the procreative organ.

Let Me create the protectors of the worlds. If He had taken it up with the mind, then one would have become satisfied by merely thinking of food. Hence, having created the body, having assigned specific duties and functions to the organs, having creaked hunger and thirst, and having upanishadd food for their nourishment, the Self decided to enter the body and become its support. It the being tried to seize it with reproductive organs. The Vedic people believed that the cloud bearing region from where rains fell was the world of rains or the ambhas.

The world is led by intelligence. All these are the different names of intelligence only.