Taittiriya Upanishad

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Taittiriya Upanishad

Arguably the Upanishad with the most diverse content, the Taittiriya Upanishad contains philosophical conclusions, scholarly reflections on allegory, advice to students of ancient gurukuls, guides to ethics, linguistic instruction, and prayers. A couple of fascinating excerpts:-

May the pupils inquire after me,/May the pupils come to me!/May my pupils venture forth on the way of research, inquiry!/May my pupils practice self-restraint!/May my pupils find peace and tranquility of mind!

(When) the Soul attains self-sovereignty, becomes lord of the mind, it becomes lord of speech, the lord of the eyes, the lord of the ears, the lord of knowledge; then it becomes Brahman; its body is the boundless space, its essential nature is the reality, truth; its playground the life-force, its consciousness a state of bliss, it exists in serenity, in calmness, in peace, a state of immortality.