Saturday, July 23, 2022


 the Upanishads are referred to in the Mundaka itself a" 'the great Vveapon, the mighty bow' thr·ough which the individual soul (the Atman) can be sped towards the goal of Brahman and become ·one with it. Adi Shankaracharya takes the word 'Upanishad' to mean that knowledge by which ignorance is loosened or destroyed. Taken together, it is clear that the Upanishads represent a unique corpus of philosophical thought and spiritual experience. Tu the Hindu tradition there is not the curious dichotomy that we :find in the West between philosophy and religion , the former beiug merely a mental formulation not necessarily connected with spiritual vision and experience.


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