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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 982 Two early upaniṣads
TitleTwo early upaniṣads
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 982
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9962763683503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
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).
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 11-16 lines per leaf.
- 6 leaves foliated 1-6, upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; some metrical accents added in red; some folios treated with yellow turmeric powder to protect manuscript from insects.
Extent1 item (6 leaves) : 13 x 17 cm
ColophonColophon: māṃḍukopaniṣatsamāptā // śrībhagavataparabrahmaṇe namaḥ // bhadraṃkarṇe // svasti // oṃ śāṃtiḥ // (f. 6v).
- Hindu mantras
- Consciousness--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Self (Philosophy)
- Rites and ceremonies--India
- Hindu philosophy
- Philosophy, Indic
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--18th century
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--18th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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