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Suka Rahasya Upanishad

Translated by Dr. A. G. Krishna Warrier Published by The Theosophical Publishing House, Chennai Om ! May He protect us both together; may He nourish us both together; May we work conjointly with great energy, May our study be vigorous and effective; May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any). Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment ! Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me ! 1-19. Now we expound the Rahasya Upanishad: the divine sages, worshipping Brahma, asked: Lord, tell us the Rahasya Upanishad. He said, In the past Vyasa, the treasure of all Vedas and penance asked Shiva: O Lord of great wisdom, who has vowed firmly to break the bondage (of life). The time has come to give initiation to my son Suka into the sacrament of Veda. Shiva said, When the sole Brahman is imparted by me, your son will depart by himself having got detachment. Vyasa said: Be it as it may; in the Upanayana, when Brahman is imparted, may my son become omniscient very quickly and get the four kinds of Moksha. Then Shiva, hearing this sat in a divine seat to give instruction. Suka, the fortunate, came there with devotion and getting the Pranava, spoke again to Shiva. Suka aid, First among gods, all-knowing, be pleased. The supreme Brahman, inherent in Om, has been imparted; the special sense 'That Thou Art' etc., with the six limbs, I desire to hear. Shiva said, Well said, O treasure of knowledge, you have asked for the desirable, the mystery of the Vedic texts, named Rahasyopanishad with the six parts, knowing which one shall be directly released. The texts without the six parts one should not teach. Just as Upanishads are the crown of the Vedas, so is the Rahasya of Upanishads. For the wise man who meditates upon Brahman, holy spots, Vedic rites and mantras are useless. One wins a hundred years of life, meditating the sense of major texts. The same is won, uttering this once. 20. Om, for this mantra, Hamsa is the Rishi, unmanifest Gayatri is the metre, deity is Paramahamsa, Hamsa is the seed, Sama-Veda is the power. I am That is the pin. Its application is in the context of uttering the major text to secure the grace of the Paramahamsa. Truth, knowledge, infinity is Brahman. Bow to the thumbs, Eternal joy is Brahman Svaha to the index fingers. Brahman is eternal joy, mostly Vasat to the middle fingers. That which is plenitude Hum to the ring fingers. The lord of plenitude Vasat to the little fingers. One and non-dual is Brahman. Phat to the inside and outside of the palms. Truth, knowledge, infinity is Brahman Phat to the inside and outside of the palm. Truth, knowledge, infinity is Brahman bow to the heart. Eternal bliss is Brahman Svaha to the head Vasat to the braid of hair. That which is plenitude Hum to armour Vausat to the three eyes. One and non-dual Brahman Phat to the missile. The earth, old region, heaven, Om, this is the link of space. 21-22. Meditation: I bow to the noble teacher, beyond becoming and the three Gunas, one, eternal, holy, witness of all knowledge, giver of bliss, beyond the world, sky-like, We Create Time

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