‘”He carries himself (atman) in two parts, the breath and the sun. These are its two paths, the inner and the outer. They both move on in a day and a night. Maitri. Upanishad or Maitrayaniya Upanishad. Sacred Philosophical Hindu Literature, number 24 in the Muktika Canon of Upanishads, branch of the Krsna. The Maitri or Maitr&yanfya Upanishad belongs to the Maitri- yaniya ยง&kli& of the Black Y^’ur Veda. It appears to have originallj formed a part of a lost Br&hma^a.

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Pantheism it may, in general, be called; for, although very different types of philosophy have been shown to be represented in the Upanishads, pantheism is their most prevalent type and the one which has constituted their chief heritage. Of the Vedic corpus, they alone are known.

The one whose mind is controlled by objects of uanishad is unfree, the one whose mind is guided by his soul is free mukti. This is the first fire-laying of Prajapati.

Its bricks are the Rgveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda, the hymns of the Atharvans and Angirases, and history and legend. The Upanishads are religious and philosophical treatises, forming part of the early Indian Vedas.

Here the quest for the real, 1 for the unity of the diversified world, for the key to the universe, reached a goal. Para, Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari represent its four phases of evolution and also of absorption; the ascent or descent from the undifferentiated to the gross.

He who makes merely himself happy here on earth, who waits upon himself, obtains both worlds, this world and the yonder. Afterwards again he wraps it up with water. It is likely, states Deussen, that these two philosophies influenced the formulation of these questions in the form presented in Maitri Upanishad.


Verily, there is pleasure for him who upanisad thus that arka -nature of what pertains to brightness.

Verily, indeed, as many animals would be of service to a man, even so each single person maitrk of service to the gods. Year is the Murti idol of time. Because without proof, the assumption which is to be proved, is not admissible; But, that which is upanishav to be proved or demonstrated, when one comprehends it in its parts, becomes the ground of proof, through which it brings itself into consciousness in the inductive way.

So spake the other functions, each according to his function.

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When that was freed from death, it became the sun. A sexual pose from Mukteswar Temple in BhubaneswarOdisha. He who knows this, stands firm wherever he goes. All sounds are arranged as those from the inside of the mouth proceeding outwards, in that order.

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That upaniwhad was the semen, became the year. The reverse is said to be the process of Japa reciting or muttering the mantra. In the sun’s course from Magha to half-way through Sravistha it belongs to Agni, and in its upward course from the constellation of the Serpents to halfway through 6ravistha it belongs to Soma. The same are the gods, Manes, and men.

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And as when the ball of iron is hammered, the fire is not overcome unaffectedso the inner man is not overcome, only elemental Self is overcome. The formed, the mortal, the stationary, the actual Brahma is what is different from the wind and the atmosphere.


This conception of Brahma gradually developed into a monism. The Puranas do not enjoy the authority of a scripture in Hinduism and they have been influential in the Hindu culture, inspiring major national and regional annual festivals of Hinduism. This is the all-bearing body of Prajapati, Everything is hidden in it, and it is hidden in all this. In the midst of fire stands Pure Being sattva.

In miatri third part, in paragraphs 6.

Scholars accept dates from the century to the second century BCE as the probable range. But in the explanation of the phenomenal and the noumental that Brahma had fallen apart and vanished, one part into the illusory and the other into the unknowable. Food is the source yoni of all this. He is your Soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal. It is the first sprout of an invisible seed Bija ; and, is the second stage in the manifestation of thought or intention.

The date of the production of the written texts does ,aitri define the date of origin of the Puranas and they existed in an oral form upanishaf being written down, and were incrementally modified well into the 16th century.

They are only verbal distinctions. As the existence of a lamp comes From the joinine of wick, base and oil Both self and the pure one exist From the joining of the inner one and the egg.