Svetasvatara Upanishad

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Svetasvatara Upanishad

The Svetasvatara Upanishad is a exceptional Upanishad: it crystallises Lord Shiv as the primordial deity, expounds a personal god as the one's highest self, and concludes that the divine Consciousness permeates everything and everybody. Excerpts:-

As oil in sesame seeds, as butter in milk, as water in Srota, as fire in fuel-sticks, he finds in his own self that One (Atman), he, who sees him through Satya (truthfulness) and Tapas (austerity).

He sees the all prevading Atman, as butter lying dormant in milk, rooted in self-knowledge and self-discipline – which is the final goal of the Upanishad, the final goal of Upanishad.

In a clean level spot, free from pebbles, fire and gravel, Delightful by its sounds, its water and bowers, Favorable to thought, not offensive to the eye, In a hidden retreat protected from the wind, One should practise Yoga.