OM

“OM…

May Brahman protect us,

May he guide us,

May he give us strength and right understanding.

May love and harmony be with us all.”

Bhrigu, respectfully approaching his father Varuna, said: “Sir, teach me Brahman”. Varuna explained to him the physical sheath and the function of the senses, and added: “He from whom all beings are born, in whom they live, being born, and to whom at death they return – seek to know him. he is Brahman.”

Bhrigu practised austerity and meditation. Then it seemed to him that food was Brahman. for of food all beings are born, by food they are sustained, being born, and into food hey enter after death.

This knowledge, however, did not satisfy him. He again approached his father Varuna and said: “Sir, teach me Brahman.”

Varuna replied: “Seek to know Brahman by meditation. Meditation is Brahman.”

Bhrigu practised meditation and learned that primal energy is Brahman. For from primal energy all beings are born, by primal energy they are sustained, being born, and into primal energy they enter after death.

But Bhrigu was still doubtful about his knowledge. So he approached his father again and said: “Sir, teach me Brahman.” Varuna replied: “Seek to know Brahman by meditation. Meditation is Brahman.”

Bhrigu practised meditation and learned that mind is Brahman. For from mind all beings are born, by mind they are sustained, being born, and into mind they enter after death.

Still doubtful, he approached his father and said: “Sir, teach me Brahman.” His father replied: “Seek to know Brahman by meditation. Meditation is Brahman.”

Bhrigu practised meditation and learned that intellect is Brahman. For form intellect all beings are born, by intellect they are sustained, being born, and into intellect they enter after death.

Not yet satisfied, doubting his understanding, Bhrigu approacged his father and said: “Sir, teach me Brahman.” Varuna replied: “Seek to know Brahman by meditation. Meditation is Brahman.”

Bhrigu practised meditation and learned that joy is Brahman. For from joy all beings are born, by joy they are sustained, being born, and into joy they enter after death.

This is the wisdom that Bhrigu, taught by Varuna, attained within his heart.”

See how the upanishads get their message across by repetition and story-telling. Taittiriya Upanishad is such a good demonstration of both…

 

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