10 Facts About Aitareya Upanishad


Aitareya Upanishad is a Mukhya Upanishad, associated with the Rigveda.

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Aitareya Upanishad discusses three philosophical themes: first, that the world and man is the creation of the Atman ; second, the theory that the Atman undergoes threefold birth; third, that Consciousness is the essence of Atman.

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Aitareya Upanishad is a primary ancient Upanishad, and is listed as number 8 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads.

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Aitareya Upanishad is a short prose text, divided into three chapters, containing 33 verses.

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The overall idea of chapter 2 of Aitareya Upanishad is that it is procreation and nurturing of children that makes a man immortal, and the theory of rebirth, which are the means by which Atman sustainably persists in this universe.

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Aitareya Upanishad is one of the older Upanishads reviewed and commented upon in their respective Bhasyas by various ancient scholars such as Adi Shankara and Madhvacharya.

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Adi Shankara, for example, commented on Aitereya Aitareya Upanishad, clarifying that some of his peer scholars have interpreted the hymns in a way that must be refuted.

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Aitareya Upanishad who attains Oneness with this Prana attains the Devas.

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Adi Shankara then reminds the reader that the Aitereya Aitareya Upanishad must be studied in its context, which starts with and states Atma va idam in hymn 1.

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Author of the Aitareya Aranyaka and the Aitareya Upanishad has been historically credited to rishi Aitareya Mahidasa.

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