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Ms. Coll. 390 Two early upaniṣads

Title

Two early upaniṣads

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Ms. Coll. 390
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

Manuscript is used for contemplation, study, and recitation, and is a collection of three early upaniṣads; these are late Vedic, philosophical treatises employed to reinforce and instill ideas and concepts about the makeup of the universe. Such ideas and teachings typically went beyond tradition Vedic training that focused on the performance of and/or strict adherence to rituals alone; however, the texts themselves comment on and/or espouse different kinds of ritual practices. Includes a discussion of various states of consciousness and employs various mantras (words or phrases of power) to be used in meditation and ritual, for unlocking the secrets of higher knowledge, especially knowledge of the Self (ātman).

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Extent

1 13 x 17 cm

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Paper

Colophon

Colophon: māṃḍukopaniṣatsamāptā // śrībhagavataparabrahmaṇe namaḥ // bhadraṃkarṇe // svasti // oṃ śāṃtiḥ // (f. 6v).

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