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  SCRIPTURE
 

The Taittiriya Upanishad
Translated by Alladi Mahadeva Sastry


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Book 2

LESSON 8

   

 

 

   

1. From fear of Him does Wind blow, from fear of Him does Sun rise, from fear of Him Agni and Indra (act) and Death the fifth does run.

   

 

 

   

2. This is the enquiry concerning bliss.

   

 

 

   

3. Suppose a youth, a good youth, learned in the sacred lore, promptest in action, steadiest in heart, strongest in body, -- suppose his is all this earth of wealth. This is one human bliss.

   

 

 

   

4. What is a hundred times the human bliss, that is one bliss of human fairies, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

5. What is a hundred times the bliss of human fairies, that is one bliss of celestial fairies, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

6. What is a hundred times the bliss of the celestial fairies, that is one bliss of the Pitris who dwell in the long-enduring world, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

7. What is a hundred times the bliss of the Pitris who dwell in the long-enduring world, that is one bliss of the Devas born in the Ajana, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

8. What is a hundred times the bliss of the Devas born in the Ajana, that is one bliss of the Devas (known as) Karma-Devas, those who have reached Devas by work, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

9. What is a hundred times the bliss of the Devas (known as) Karma-Devas, that is one bliss of Devas, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

10. What is a hundred times the bliss of Devas, that is one bliss of Indra, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

11. What is a hundred times the bliss of Indra, that is one bliss of Brihaspati, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, notsmitten by passion.

   

 

 

   
12. What is a hundred times the bliss of Brihaspati, that is one bliss of the Prajapati, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.    

 

 

   

13. What is a hundred times the bliss of Prajapati, that is one bliss of Brahma, as also of the man versed in the Vedas, not smitten by passion.

   

 

 

   

14. And this one who is in the man, and that one who is in the sun, He is one.

   

 

 

   

15. He who thus knows, departing from this world, attains this Annamaya self, this Pranamaya self does he attain, this Manomaya self he attains, this Vijnanamaya self he attains, he attains this Anandamaya self.

   

 

 

   

16. On that, too, there is this verse.

   

 

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