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Taittriya Upanishad and Bhagavan
« on: July 27, 2008, 11:54:29 AM »
Taittriaya Upanishad comes under Krishna Yajur Veda. It has
three divisions, Brugu Valli, Siksha Valli and Ananda Valli.
Brugu Valli speaks about what Brugu the Sage, taught to his
son.  Siksha Valli speaks about the truth taught to disciples
by the guru, the importance of hearing, reciting and contemplating
various truths.  Ananda Valli speaks about the bliss of Brahman.

Once Viswanatha Swami, is a devotee who came to Bhagavan in His
early years and remained with Him permanently and he was
incidentally, Bhagavan's cousin's son.  He was well versed in
Sanskrit and Tamil and one day requested Bhagavan about the
sloka Aham vkksasya reriva... which appears in Chapter 10 of
Sikaha Valli.  This is what Trisanku the sage, said after realizing
the Self.  Bhagavan with all His grace, directed Viswantha Swami,
to Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni, who was staying in Pachiamman
Koil.  Kavyakanta explained the purport of this sloka to Viswanatha
Swami and finally told him:  "Go to Bhagavan.  I have only explained
the meaning.  Bhagavan is the embodiment of this sloka!"  Thus
while Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni knew all the scriptures, Bhagavan
was the embodiment of the Truth behind these scriptures.  Kavyakanta
was the knower of sastras, while Bhagavan was the knower of the

The sloka states:  "I am the inspirer of this tree called the world.  My
glory is ass high as the mountain-peak.  The sun gives food and
thereby gives immortality to all.  The sun is above the earth and pure.
I am also high and pure, because I am Brahman. I am Consciousness.
I am precious like jewels.  I am luminous like the Self. I have a sharp
intellect.  I have no fear of death.  I am always the same, the never
changing, Consciousness.

Arunachala Siva.