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In Principal Upanishads(Not Minor like Tejobindu) is Brahman mentioned as Sat Chit and Ananda? Please include Sanskrit verse to highlighten them with along with English translation.

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  • It is already mentioned inhttps://hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/45833/how-is-nirguna-brahman-nirguna-if-he-is-sachidananda
    – GIRIBLR
    May 30, 2021 at 13:17
  • Sir I am looking for exact words. Sat and Chit. Above verses quoted mention Existance as Satya and Chit as Vijnana. Is there a compound word in Principal Upanishads @GIRIBLR May 30, 2021 at 13:48
  • Okay, vijnana is usually translated as consciousness. See Wikipedia. Sat, Anantha, ananda are all directly mentioned in the Upanishads. Maybe chit is also mentioned but it is definitely mentioned by Shankara in his works.
    – GIRIBLR
    May 30, 2021 at 14:29
  • Prajnanam Brahman (Aitareya Upanishad 3.1.3) Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahman (Taittariya Upanishad 2.1.1) Vijnanam Anandam Brahman (Bruhadaranyaka Upanishad 3.9.28)
    – GIRIBLR
    May 30, 2021 at 14:49
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I do not think you will find the exact words, Sat, Chit, Ananda to describe Brahman in the principal ten upanishads. As you said, it is found in minor upanishads such as Tejobindu upanishad and the words of Adi Shankara.

However, you can find the words, Sat, Prajnana/Vijnana, Ananda, Anantha to describe Brahman in the principal upanishads, as seen below.

Prajnanam Brahman (Aitareya Upanishad 3.1.3)

Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahman (Taittariya Upanishad 2.1.1)

Vijnanam Anandam Brahman (Bruhadaranyaka Upanishad 3.9.28)

Vijnana is normally translated as consciousness. So Brahman having the svarupa lakshana of Existence, Consciousness, Bliss and Infinite comes from these sources.

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It is mentioned,but not in the Upanishads

Gheranda Samhita has this statement:

** I am Brahman [Supreme Soul] alone, and nothing else; my form is truth, consciousness and bliss (satcitananda); I am eternally free**

This is the link for the Gheranda Samhita,page 57 of the text,4th verse

It explicitly mentions Sat,Chit and Ananda

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