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Now, that light, which shines

beyond the whole creation,

beyond everything,

in the highest worlds which are unsurpasingly good,

it is certainly this which is the light

within a person.

 

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Chandogya Upanishad 3.13.7

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A very important Sutra from the Chandogya Upanishad, in which it is said that the root of the whole world is the same as the root of a person. Thus the Universe has Brahman as its root, and the individual person also has Brahman as its root. This is the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta.

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P,J,Mazumdar is the author of “The Circle of Fire”, a book on Advaita Vedanta and Yoga. To read further on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, please go here for an overview of the basic principles and logic of Advaita:

-> Advaita Philosophy

To read more articles on various aspects of Hinduism, Enlightenment, Upanishads, etc. from the website thecircleoffire.com, please click here:

-> Advaita Vedanta Yoga

You can look up the book on Amazon here: The Circle of Fire.

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What God, of those who hear, is he

whose well-praised name we may record in this our sacrifice;

and how?
Who will be gracious? Who of many give us bliss? Who out of all the Host

will come to lend us aid?
The will and thoughts within my breast

exert their power: they yearn with love,

and fly to all the regions round.

 

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Rig Veda 10.64.

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An evocative sutra from the Rig Veda, describing the yearning for God in the sacrificer’s mind, and an earnest supplication for His blessings.

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P,J,Mazumdar is the author of “The Circle of Fire”, a book on Advaita Vedanta and Yoga. To read further on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, please go here for an overview of the basic principles and logic of Advaita:

-> Advaita Philosophy

To read more articles on various aspects of Hinduism, Enlightenment, Upanishads, etc. from the website thecircleoffire.com, please click here:

-> Advaita Vedanta Yoga

You can look up the book on Amazon here: The Circle of Fire.

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O good looking one,

by what logic can existence

verily come out of non-existence?

But surely, O good looking one,

in the beginning all this was Existence,

one only, without a second.

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Chandogya Upanishad 6.2.2.

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A very important sutra from the Chandogya Upanishad, in which the Rishi explains to his disciple the logic of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Something cannot come out of nothing, since the universe exists now, and is finite, there must have been something that existed before the universe, something that is Infinite.

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P,J,Mazumdar is the author of “The Circle of Fire”, a book on Advaita Vedanta and Yoga. To read further on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, please go here for an overview of the basic principles and logic of Advaita:

-> Advaita Philosophy

To read more articles on various aspects of Hinduism, Enlightenment, Upanishads, etc. from the website thecircleoffire.com, please click here:

-> Advaita Vedanta Yoga

You can look up the book on Amazon here: The Circle of Fire.

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O thou who art the nourisher,

the solitary traveler, the controller,

the acquirer, the son of Prajapati,

do remove thy rays,

do gather up thy dazzle.

I shall behold by thy grace

that form of thine which is most benign.

I am that very person

who is yonder in the sun.

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Isa Upanishad 16.

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A very important sutra from the Isa Upanishad, is which oblation is paid to the sun. Here also is declared the philosophy of Monism. That which is the root of our self, Brahman, is also the root of all that exists. Hence is declared, I am that very person who is yonder in the sun.

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P,J,Mazumdar is the author of “The Circle of Fire”, a book on Advaita Vedanta and Yoga. To read further on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, please go here for an overview of the basic principles and logic of Advaita:

-> Advaita Philosophy

To read more articles on various aspects of Hinduism, Enlightenment, Upanishads, etc. from the website thecircleoffire.com, please click here:

-> Advaita Vedanta Yoga

You can look up the book on Amazon here: The Circle of Fire.

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Where are they now today? Where art thou,

the Gods in heaven?
Who is the man ye strive to reach?

Who of your suppliants is with you?
Whom do ye visit, whom approach?

To whom direct your harnessed car?
With whose devotions are ye pleased?

We long for you to further us.

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Rig Veda 5.74

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A hymn from the Rig Veda, showing the earlier naturalism of Hinduism. This is a supplication made to the Gods of nature, asking for their boons and blessings, and offering prayers to them.

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P,J,Mazumdar is the author of “The Circle of Fire”, a book on Advaita Vedanta and Yoga. To read further on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, please go here for an overview of the basic principles and logic of Advaita:

-> Advaita Philosophy

To read more articles on various aspects of Hinduism, Enlightenment, Upanishads, etc. from the website thecircleoffire.com, please click here:

-> Advaita Vedanta Yoga

You can look up the book on Amazon here: The Circle of Fire.

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The Self which has no sin, no decrepitude,

no death, no sorrow, no hunger, no thirst,

has unfailing desires, unfailing will-

that has to be known.

That has to be enquired into.

He who, after knowing the self realizes it,

attains all the world and all the desires..

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Chandogya Upanishad 8.7.1

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An evocative Sutra from the Chandogya Upanishad extolling the Self, or the Brahman within us. This Self is all powerful, and it is free from all imperfections. The Self is all prevailing, and the person who realizes the Self can also become all prevailing.

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P,J,Mazumdar is the author of “The Circle of Fire”, a book on Advaita Vedanta and Yoga. To read further on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, please go here for an overview of the basic principles and logic of Advaita:

-> Advaita Philosophy

To read more articles on various aspects of Hinduism, Enlightenment, Upanishads, etc. from the website thecircleoffire.com, please click here:

-> Advaita Vedanta Yoga

You can look up the book on Amazon here: The Circle of Fire.

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The Purusha, the indwelling self,

of the size of a thumb,

is ever seated in the hearts of men.

One should unerringly separate him from one’s body

like a stalk from the munja grass.

One should know him as pure and immortal.

Him one should know as pure and immortal.

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Katha Upanishad 2.3.17

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A very important sutra from the Katha Upanishad describing the Self within. To know the Self is the ultimate goal of all, and we should use discernment and discrimination if order to know It apart from the human body.

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P,J,Mazumdar is the author of “The Circle of Fire”, a book on Advaita Vedanta and Yoga.

To read further on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, please go here for an overview of the basic principles and logic of Advaita:

–> Advaita Philosophy

To read more articles on various aspects of Hinduism, Enlightenment, Upanishads, etc. from the website thecircleoffire.com, please click here:

–> Advaita Vedanta Yoga

You can look up the book on Amazon here: The Circle of Fire.

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