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  SCRIPTURE
 

The Taittiriya Upanishad
Translated by Alladi Mahadeva Sastry


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Book 2

LESSON 3

   

 

 

   

1. After Prana do Devas live, as also men and beasts. Prana, verily, is the life-duration of beings; thence it is called the life-duration of all. The whole life-duration do they reach, who Prana as Brahman regard. Prana, verily, is of beings the life duration; thence it is called the life-duration of all. Thus (ends the verse).

   

 

 

   

2. Thereof, -- of the former, -- this one, verily, is the self embodied.

   

 

 

   

3. Than that, verily, -- than this one formed of Prana, -- there is another self within formed of Manas (thought-stuff). By him this one is filled.

   

 

 

   

4. He, verily, this one, is quite of man's shape. Of him, the Yajus itself is the head, the Rik is the right wing, the Saman is the left wing, the ordinance is the self, the Atharva-Angirases are the tail, the support.

   

 

 

   

5. On that as well there is this verse:

   

 

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