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One of the principal Upanishads, embedded as the last chapter inside the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Shukla Yajurveda.

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How was the Madhu Vidya passed down before Dadhichi?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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What kings passed on the Panchagni Vidya of the Upanishads?

As I discuss in the this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage ...
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Is the Madhyandina Shakha of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad available in English?

As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas consists of four parts: Samhitas, which consist of mantras addressed to the Devas; Brahmanas, which consist of instructions for public Yagnas; ...
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Does anyone agree with the Mimamsa interpretation of this Upanishad verse?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Can Kshatriyas teach Brahmanas some Brahma Vidyas?

According to Hindu scripture, only Brahmanas can teach the Vedas and knowledge that directly comes from Vedic texts: Manu 1.88 - For the Brāhmaṇas he ordained teaching, studying, sacrificing and ...
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What is the difference between Narayana Maya and Asuras?

According to Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, chapter 1, Third Brahmana, it is said that Asuras win against gods when one follows his natural inclinations such as wanting to eat something that tastes good ...
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Shankaracharya on performing activities with meditation

I have read in multiple places that Shankaracharya champions the idea that whereas mere works (that is, those that are not accompanied with meditation) lead one only to the worlds of manes to the ...
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Fire and water in the process of creation

The process of creation is accepted as: Akash → Vayu → Agni → Water → Earth This is said by Sri Shankaracharya in the BU (Brihadaranyak Upanishad) 1.2.1 commentary: As he was worshipping, water, an ...
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Do these rituals in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad to bear children give fruition in this lifetime?

These rituals in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad are for getting certain types of children to be born: In case one wishes, 'That a white son be born to me! that he be able to repeat a Veda! that he ...
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recitation of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad - chapter 3 section 7

I am looking for the recitation of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad - chapter 3 section 7. I searched, but couldn't find this section online, although their are many talks related to it - https://archive.org/...
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