Therefore animals come near where there is strength (of command, &c.); they come to be roused and to rise up, (they obey the commands of a strong shepherd.). 10. 12. He put himself together again by means of khandas (Vedas). The hymn vaisvanaraya dhishanam ritavridhe (Rv. III, 20, 4) the word vritraha, killer of Vritra, occurs. Ether is the bowl, for all this is poured into the ether. Then comes an insertion. 11. Mind entered, but the body lay still. Let him descend turning towards the east, for in the east the seed of the gods springs up. As there are vowels of this, so there are tones of that. This it does by the method of adhyaropa and apavada, that is, assumption of names and forms and their negation. 1. This is why the Mahavrata ceremony is called Mahavrata. The Mara (mortal) is the earth, and the waters under the earth are the Ap world. 1. Therefore if a man says Orn (yes) to everything, then that (which he gives away) is wanting to him here. Hrasva Mandukeya said: 'If we here recite the verses according to the Samhita (attending to the necessary changes of n and s into n and sh 2), and if we say the adhyaya of Mandilkeya (Ait. When these two become separated, the sun is seen as if it were the moon; no rays spring from it; the sky is red like madder; the patient cannot retain the wind, his head smells bad like a raven's nest:-let him know then that his self (in the body) is gone, and that he will not live very long. 5. 1. Therefore to whatever deity an oblation is offered, hunger and thirst are co-partners in it. By means of this he went to the delightful home of Indra (Svarga). 11. The action done (in a former state) is this man, the abode of Brahman. Verily, the sound Him is Brahman, that day also is Brahman. 4, pt.2.pdf. Aitareya Aranyaka (Original Sanskrit Text) There are five chapters each of which is even considered as a full Aranyaka. 2. (3), 3. With Sanskrit verses and its English rendering, followed by an authentic translation of Sri Shankaracharya’s commentary, this Upanishad distinctly expounds the goal of human life to be the realization of the identity of the individual soul and the Supreme Soul. To him who knows this all creatures, without being constrained, offer gifts. 3. VIII, 69, nadam va odatinam, &c. Thus the verse is to be recited as follows: In nadam va odatinam (Rv. Thus it is, Om. bones, marrow, and joints, there are 540 (parts) on this side (the right), and 540 on that side (the left). Which is the Self? 3. The Brihat (the left wing) is man, the Rathantara (the right wing) is woman. In patim vo aghnyanam (Rv. 9. He (the sun), who shines, honoured this world (the body of the worshipper, by entering into it), in the form of man (the worshipper who meditates on breath). 9. In the earlier portions of the Aranyaka rituals for the attainment of oneness with Saguna Brahman and their interpretations are dealt with. When he became great, then there was the Mahavrata (the great work). 9. 7. 12. He who knows this, becomes great by himself, while the evil enemy who hates him, is defeated. 1. That syllable Na (no) is full for oneself. Endowed with mahat the form of this day is perfect. Then follows a tristich. He is covered with the verses (khandas, metres). O mind and speech, may you bring me the meaning of the Vedas! 5. The hymn is his mouth, as before in the case of the earth. Of that triad, viz. Water and earth are food, for all food consists of these two. the couple is sweet, the offspring is sweet, and thus through the couple he conquers offspring. 1. 10. But his other self (the father), having done all he has to do, and having reached the full measure of his life, departs. 1. 3. This is an exact repetition of the third khanda. 4. Thus do sky and air serve their parent, the breath. In the (Dhayya) verse tvam soma kratubhih sukratur bhuh (Rv. If a man knows this, then the evil enemy who hates him decays, or the evil enemy who hates him is defeated. The seed of speech is action (sacrifice). Let no man swerve from it, let no man transgress it. Therefore people call him who is really Prana (breath), Vamadeva. Therefore the recitation of these head-hymns serves for production. 16. I, 40, 3), and as endowed with the word vira, strong, the form of this day is perfect. 12. The former half is speech, the latter half is mind, their union breath (prana), thus says Suravira Mandukeya. 2. A hundred iron strongholds kept me, but I escaped quickly down like a falcon. Nay, not even in excessive wealth should he curse a Brahmana, but he should say, 'I bow before Brahmanas,'-thus says Suravira Mandukeya. Here it is clearly said that he has no luck in what he has learnt, and that he does not know the path of virtue. Therefore these two, the day and the hymn, are twenty-five, yea, twenty-five. 4. 1. II, 5, i). Thus do water and Varuna serve their parent, the mind. The first Aranyaka deals. Because he supports it, therefore there is (the poet of the sixth Mandala of the Rig-veda, called) Bharadvaga. From the navel proceeded the apana (the down-breathing), from apana death. 5. 8. Hence birth takes place in and from the woman. Of those which are ten, nine are the pranas (opening of the body), the tenth is the (vital) self. Therefore people call him who is really Prana (breath), Ardharka. And whatever the reciter shall say to one who speaks to him or does not speak to him, depend upon it, it will come to pass. And to him who knows the food (object) and the feeder (subject) in that uktha, a strong son is born, and food is never wanting. He (breath) is a Rik (verse), for he did honour to all beings (by entering into them). Now with regard to the body. 23, 16):-, 8. It happens. Rv. I X, 113, 6- 11) ; Ud vayam tamasas pari (Rv. Him they see in this earth, in heaven, in the air, in the ether, in the water, in herbs, in trees, in the moon, in the stars, in all beings. 11. Endowed with food is a form (character) of Indra, this day belongs to Indra, and this is the (perfect) form of that day. And the seed of the man is a form of ditya (sun) therefore no one should despise it. Next Krishna-Harita confided this Brahmana concerning speech to him (his pupil) : 2. The first Aranyaka deals. 4. They come to be of eighteen syllables each. 4. 8. 7. He thought: 'Shall I send forth worlds?' Pankalakanda said: 'The Samhita (union, composition) is speech.'. the retired the आरण्यक Aranyaka verses. This day also is the end (of the sacrifice which lasts a whole year). Thus these two grow together. 11. The first Aranyaka deals. 18. There are seven pranas (openings) in the head, and he thus places seven pranas in the head. Atonement is rest, the one-day sacrifice. This (nishkevalya-sastra) becomes perfect as a thousand of Brihatis. He (breath) said: 'Let me be everything whatsoever, small (kshudra) and great (mahat), and this became the Kshudrasuktas and Mahastiktas.' With this very word, consisting of tat or tatta, he begins. 7. 9. 5. And as that self is on all sides surrounded by members, the Brihati also is on all sides surrounded by metres. But surely one metre would never support the Nivid of this day, nor fill it: therefore he inserts the Nivid among mixed Trishiubhs and Gagatis. ------------------------------------------------------------ सोऽस्यायमात्मा पुण्येभ्यः कर्मभ्यः प्रतिधीयते । अथास्यायमितर आत्मा कृतकृत्यो वयोगतः प्रैति । स इतः प्रयन्नेव पुनर्जायते तदस्य तृतीयं जन्म ॥ २.१.४ so'syāyamātmā pu. ', 6. (2), 5. Verily, these are all metres, these (Gayatri, Trishtubh, Gagati) having the Virag as the fourth. 6. He adorns that trunk as the twenty-fifth. 8. Chapter 2 40 – 42 8. For number is such (measured by ten). The English Translation of Aitareya … In reciting the hymn indram visvi avivridhan (Rv. Aitareya Upanishad – Introduction 7 – 8 3. Let him not therefore take that hymn. ), it becomes manifold and different. The Asvinau go to the sacrifice of him who knows this, or for whom a Hotri priest who knows this, recites. That body into which goes the indestructible (the breath) which we have joined (in meditation), proceeding from the indestructible (the highest Brahman), that body which the harnessed horses (the senses) draw about, that body where the true of the true follows after, in that body all gods become one. The mute consonants represent the earth, the sibilants the sky, the vowels heaven. 6. This is the path : this sacrifice, and this Brahman. Next come the reciters of the Nirbhuga. But if he does not see them, let him know then that it is so. He joins the joints with breath. The hymn is truly (to be considered as) he earth, for from it all whatsoever exists arises. Some people say: 'Let the priest make two (recitations with the offering of the) agya (ghee) on that day,'but the right thing is one'. Atonement is rest, the one-day sacrifice. They (its verses) are twenty-one, for twenty-one are the parts (the lungs, spleen, &c.) in the belly. 4. (10). He recites the hymn (Rv. Verily, the sacrificer is born from this day of the sacrifice, and therefore the hymn is endowed with (the word) birth. Featured Videos. Aitareya Aranyaka belongs to the Shakala recension of the Rigveda and it is divided into five major segments, known as Aranyakas. 8. Therefore every man when he speaks, sounds loud, as it were. Next follows the origin of seed. The hymn is truly man. And then this day (of the sacrifice) consists of twenty-five, and the Stoma hymn of that day consists of twenty-five' (verses); it becomes the same through the same. Its essence is yonder sun. 1. 22. Let them be made of Udumbara wood. He who knows this comes by this way (by making the verses the trunk of the bird) near to the immortal Self, yea, to the immortal Self. 3. Discourses on Aitareya Upanishad. the Agni-hotra, the new and full moon sacrifices, the four monthly sacrifices, the animal sacrifice, the Soma sacrifice. 7. They consist of different metres. 3. Nay, not even in excessive wealth should he curse a Brahmana, but he should say, 'I bow before Brahmanas,'-thus says Suravira, Mandukeya. (1), He brooded over the water. Thus let him know that day as having three Nivids. 13. 9. He joins the world of the sky with breath. Everybody is the friend of him who knows this, and for whom a Hotri priest who knows this, recites this hymn. Download in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 3. 1. 4. This Upanishad consists of 3 chapters; the first chapter has 3 sections and the remaining two chapters do not have any sections. Among animated beings again the self develops gradually, for in some sap (blood) is seen (as well as thought), but in others thought is not seen. 'And this (the son, when married) being very sweet, conquered through the sweet;'- i.e. Next follows the right wing. It is in Arkavat verses (Rv. 7. In the first verse the word tri (kakrah) occurs, and trivat is verily the end. 3. 8. Verily, it is the same with both, the father (Mandukeya) and the son. All this that is food, and all this that consumes food, is only the earth, for from the earth arises all whatever there is. Speech if uttered in a whisper is breath, if spoken aloud, it is body. Through the words (occurring in the second foot of the first verse), hastakyuti ganayanta, 'they caused the birth of Agni by moving their arms,' the hymn becomes endowed with (the word) birth. 1, 164, 38): 11. 12. 4. The first Aranyaka deals. Then he said: 'Make room for me,' and that was (called) the chest (uras). The mute consonants represent the Rig-veda, the sibilants the Yagur-veda, the vowels the Sama-veda. This has also been declared by a Rishi (Rv. Chapter 1 – Section 3 28 – 39 7. They are nine verses. He (the subject) tried to grasp it by speech. 7. Some teachers (belonging to a different Sakha) recognise a thousand of different metres (not of Brihatis only). By means of this he went to the delightful home of Indra (Svarga). He who knows this, gets offspring and cattle. This books was translated by Sitarama Sastri. 1. The seed of food is seed. For, verily, that respect is not shown which is shown to one who does not see it. This is the perfection of the (vital) self. Aitareya- Aranyaka, First Aranyaka. II, 12). 13. Delights alight on him who thus knows, why the head is called head. These interjections Bhus, Bhuvas, Svar are the three Vedas, Bhus the Rig-veda, Bhuvas the Yag-ur-veda, Svar the Sama-veda. The first Aranyaka deals. 6. 5. There are ten fingers on his hands, ten toes on his feet, two legs, two arms, and the trunk (Atman) the twenty-fifth. Some say, that there should be one plank, because the wind blows in one way, and it should be like the wind. 2. X, 7 1, 1):-. Then (follows) the hymn addressed to Savitri, tad devasya savitur varyam mahat (Rv. The Devas (speech, &c.) said to him: 'He it is who chiefly causes us to dwell on earth.' Aitareya Aranyaka belongs to the Shakala recension of the Rigveda and it is divided into five major segments, known as Aranyakas. (The wish of him) who knows this, or for whom a Hotri priest who knows this, recites. (2). The English Translation of Aitareya … Ears burst forth. These deities (Agni, &c.) are thus in the body, but their (phenomenal) appearance yonder is among the deities-this was intended. He indeed goes forward (pra + inkhate) in these worlds, and that is why the swing is called prenkha. Now this day consists of twenty-five, and the Stoma hymn of that day consists of twenty-five: it becomes the same through the same. He who knows this is over his friends. Others say: 'Let him take a Ushnih hymn for the Pra-uga. 'That which you have uttered, making it a name;'-for names are made by speech. The seed of the mind is speech (Veda). Verily, the Udumbara tree is sap and eatable food, and thus it serves to obtain sap and eatable food. Santhi Mantra 9 – 12 4. With Sanskrit verses and its English rendering, followed by an authentic translation of Sri Shankaracharya’s commentary, this Upanishad distinctly expounds the goal of human life to be the realization of the identity of the individual soul and the Supreme Soul. In the (Dhayya) verse agnir neta (Rv. That breath is (to be called) sattya (the true), for sat is breath, ti is food, yam is the sun. He who knows this digs up, by means of the sound Him, everything he may desire. Next, when he sees the ground as if it were burning, let him know that it is so. B. Keith, London 1909 Arthur Berriedale Keith, The Aitareya Aranyaka: Edited from the manuscripts in the India Office and the Library of the Royal Asiatic Society with introduction, translation, notes, ... unpublished of the Sankhayana Aranyaka, Eastern Book Linkers (1995) ISBN 81-86339-14-0; Aitareya Aranyaka – A Study . It serves for reciting one verse more than (the nine verses contained in) the Stoma. Cite. The people (visah) indeed are increase, and therefore he (the sacrificer) becomes increased. Now follows the Mahavrata ceremony. 12. 11. Some people say: 'Let the priest make two (recitations with the offering of the) agya (ghee) on that … Verily, brihat is mahat (great), and as endowed with mahat, great, the form of this day (mahavrata) is perfect. Thus the verse is fit for the day. The English Translation of Aitareya … Other translators include Max Muller, Paul Deussen, Charles Johnston, Nikhilānanda, Gambhirananda, Sarvananda and Patrick Olivelle. Therefore there was the Akshara (syllable). These verses, by repeating the first three times, become twenty-five. It was decayed, and because people said, it decayed, therefore it was (called) body (sarira). Read the Translation of Aitareya Upanishad by Jayaram V. FIRST ARANYAKA FIRST ADHYAYA - FIRST KHANDA. 3. Speech yields all desires, for with speech he declares all his desires. The fivefold body into which the indestructible (prana, breath) enters, that body which the harnessed horses (the senses) draw about, that body where the true of the true (the highest Brahman) follows after, in that body (of the worshipper) all gods become one. 7. Because he went forth toward all this whatsoever, therefore there are (the poets of the eighth Mandala of the Rig-veda, called) the Pragathas. The English Translation of Aitareya … The Sudadohas is a man, the Dhayya a woman, therefore he recites the Dhayya as embraced on both sides by the Sudadohas. Verily, the intestines are confused, some small, some large. 1. Therefore people call him who is really Prdna (breath), Pada. X, 127), and then, after having fed the Brahmanas, with other food (prepared at his house) eat himself the (rest of the) oblation. Prana (breath). I know the prahitim samyoga, the union of the deities, as entered into the body. Or because the (vertebrae of the neck) run close together, they are taken to be the best food. 1, 11) he intertwines the first seven verses by intertwining their feet. 3. 6. 4. After having killed Vritra, Indra became great. Then whatever he thinks he has to do,. 9. But Brahman crept upwards and came to the head, and because he came to the head, therefore the head is called head. X, 114, 4): -, 16. It serves for the attainment of these desires. X, 54), with the auspicious word mahitva. Speech entered, but the body lay still. 'Vasishtha carried hither the Rathantara; 'Bharadvaga brought hither the Brihat of Agni.'. For the Devas love mystery, yea, they love mystery. Therefore man is well done. 5. The hymn is truly the heaven, for from its gift (rain) all whatsoever exists arises. The head consists of nine pieces. The same hymn is also long life. Whatever there is in the world of the sky of glory, greatness, wives, food, and honour, may I obtain it, may I win it, may it be mine. The English Translation of Aitareya Upanishad by Max Muller. Then follows a hymn of six verses. Verily 'this, this' is food, and thus he obtains food. Herbs and trees are food, animals the feeder, for animals eat herbs and trees. He recites the Vasa hymn, wishing, May everything be in my power. 'As large as heaven and earth, so large is it;'-verily, the self (givatman) is as large as heaven and earth. 13. 10. Thus (by reciting the hymn) he fares well. Let them be elevated in the middle (between the earth and the cross-beam). The first Aranyaka deals. 8. Therefore they serve for the conquest of the worlds. The English Translation of Aitareya … 7. 1, 50, 10)-. 5. These form the Trivrit Stoma and the Gayatri metre, and whatever there exists, all this is produced after the production of this Stoma and this metre. Let people know that breath is the uktha indeed. It looks at balance, moderation, introspection, self-development and liberation, integrating these into asana practices in a way that deepens the experience. In the other (recitations accompanying the) offerings of Agya (where Agni is likewise mentioned) the worshipers come more slowly near to Agni (because the name of Agni does not stand at the beginning of the hymn). 7. There are three metrical feet (in the Virag verses of this hymn). VIII, 76, 12):-. They strove again, saying: 'I am the uktha, I am the uktha.' 8. The first English translation was published in 1805 by Colebrooke. But here a worshipper obtains proper food at once, he strikes down evil at once. Aitareya Aranyaka belongs to the Shakala recension of the Rigveda and it is divided into five major segments, known as Aranyakas. For Aditi (indestructible) is all this whatever there is, father, mother, son, and begetting. And in man again the self develops gradually, for he is most endowed with knowledge. What is the beginning (of one), that is the end (of the other).'. The Hotrakas (the Prasastri, Brahmanakkhamsin, Potri, Neshtri, Agnidhra, and Akkhavaka) together with the Brahman sit down on cushions made of grass, reeds, leaves, &c. 14. The eighth verse (half-verse) he does not intertwine. 3. That makes a hundred, and the trunk is the one hundred and first. 1. He lives his full age. Therefore, if he recites the Kayasubhiya hymn, it serves for mutual understanding. III, 47, 1). Then follow the hymns vane na va (Rv. Next comes this divine lute (the human body, made by the gods). 2. 14. 'They do not consider him who is not so, worthy to be (called) an atithi (guest). 3. The woman bears the germ. Aitareya Upanishad (Source: "The Upanishads - A New Translation" by Swami Nikhilananda) Invocation . The author of the Aitareya Aranyaka and the Aitareya Upanishad has been historically credited to rishi Aitareya Mahidasa. Verily, cattle have four feet, therefore they serve for the gaining of cattle. 6. When this food (the object matter) had thus been sent forth, it wished to flee, crying and turning away. 2. From the ears proceeded hearing, from hearing the Dis (quarters of the world). Atonement is rest, the one-day sacrifice. As there is a tongue of this, so there is a tongue in that. They do not know what is to happen to-morrow, nor heaven and hell. He led a horse towards them. Whereas the Brahmanas deal with the huge bulk of sacrificial paraphernalia which represents Karma-Kanda, the Aranyakas and Upanishads, on the other hand, chiefly deal with the philosophical and theosophical speculations which represent Jnana-Kanda. Breath went out, then when breath was gone out, the body fell. Tat savitur vrinimahe (Rv. There are four metrical feet (in the Trishtubh verses of this hymn). Man stands firm on two feet, animals on four. 'Then let this body indeed be the medicine of that body;'- i.e. This is the twenty-fifth with regard to the body. He performs the Prastava in five ways, he performs the Udgitha in five ways, he performs the Pratihara in five ways, he performs the Upadrava in five ways, he performs the Nidhana in five ways. One should know that the incorporeal conscious self and yonder sun are both one and the same. The object of its praise is breath, and the eighty verses (of the hymn) are food, for by means of food he obtains everything. 2. With regard to metre, it is Gayatri, Ushnih, Brihati, Trishtubh, and Dvipadi. 'A speech of eight feet;'-because there are eight feet of four syllables each in the Anushtubh. But let him end with the fifth verse, esha stomo maha ugraya vahe, which, possessing the word mahat, is auspicious. 13. III, I-III, 2) to one who is not a resident pupil, who has not been with his teacher at least one year, and who is not himself to become an instructor. In (the Pragatha) pra va indraya brihate (Rv. Indeed Idandra is the name. If the pupil asks, 'Shall I say it with the letter n or without it ? ' Surely because no other Rishi but Vasukra brought out a Marutvatiya hymn, or divided it properly. Let him mount the swing with his arms. 12. He who thus knows this Samhita (union), becomes united with offspring, cattle, fame, glory of countenance, and the world of Svarga. ... Books about The Aitareya Aranyaka : Introduction, English Translation. 4. He who knows this, after this thousand of Brihatis thus accomplished, becomes full of knowledge, full of the gods, full of Brahman, full of the immortal, and then goes also to the gods. I, 3, 1. Because he placed himself in the midst of all whatsoever exists, therefore there are (the poets of the second to the ninth Mandala of the Rig-veda, called) the Madhyamas. They increase the one (the body), but they do not increase the other,' i. e. they increase these bodies (by food), but this being (breath) is immortal. Here (with regard to obtaining Hiranyagarbha) there are these Slokas: 2. In nadam yoyuvatinam (Rv. May what I study from the Vedas not leave me! Man also consists of twenty-one. 8. 'He is able to become celebrated and of good report, but (the other) able to die before his time,' thus he said. May what I have learnt not forsake me. Next comes the Sudadohas verse. For these gods receive their gifts from hence, and are supported from hence.'. 'The bright face of the gods arose, the eye of Mitra, Varuna, and Agni; it filled heaven and earth and the sky,-the sun is the self of all that rests and moves.'. 11. The generative organ burst forth. Of that Samhita the letter n is the strength, the letter sh the breath and self (gaman). He who knows himself as the fivefold hymn (uktha), the emblem of Prana (breath), from whence all this springs, he is clever. Chapter 2 40 – 42 8. This (meditation as here described), joined with mind, speech, and breath, is (like) a chariot drawn by two horses and one horse between them (prashlivdhana). As far as the earth reaches, as far as fire reaches, so far does his world extend, and as long as the world of the earth and fire does not decay, so long does his world not decay who thus knows this power of speech. 8. 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