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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1223 Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad. / बृहदारण्यकोपनिषद्

Title

Bṛhadāraṇyakopaniṣad. / बृहदारण्यकोपनिषद्

Call number

Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1223
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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Publisher

University of Pennsylvania

Language

In Sanskrit

Summary

Called the Great forest upaniṣad, it is the first section (of six) of one of the oldest of the upaniṣad genre and is a sub-section of the Śatapatha brāhmaṇa, a Vedic ritual manual and hymns for performing public śrauta rituals. Contains the famous verse beginning "asato mā sad gamaya" ("lead me from non-reality to reality") and is an exegesis of ritual knowledge; speculates on the nature of the Self and meant to supplement the ritual learning. Attributed to the legendary sage Yājñavalkya.

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Extent

1 item (12 leaves) : 10 x 21 cm

Support

Paper

Colophon

Colophon: iti ṣa[?]brāhmaṇaṃ // tṛtīyo 'dhyāyāyāṃ prathamo 'dhyāyaḥ (f. 12v).

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