Isavasya OR Isa Upanisad
Brhadaranyaka Upanisad
Chandogya Upanisad
Taittiriya Upanisad
Aitareya Upanisad
Kausitaki Upanisad
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Kena Upanisad
Katha Upanisad
Svetasvatara Upanisad
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Prasna Upanisad
Mandukya Upanisad
Maitri Upanisad
 
Kausitaki Upanisad

Chapter Four

1. OM. Gargya Balaki was famed as being learned, since he had lived among the Usinars, among the Matsyas, among the Kurus and Pancalas, and among the Kasis and Videhas. He approached Ajatastru of Kasi and said to him, I must teach you about Brahman.
Ajatasatru said to him, We will give you a thousand cows. He thought, On such a teaching, people will run, crying, A Janaka, a Janaka!

2. In the sun, the great; in the moon, food; in lightning, truth; in thunder, sound; in the air, Indra Vaikuntha; in space, the full; in fire, the courageous; in the waters, brightness; so much regarding deities. Regarding oneself: in the mirror, likeness; in the shadow, the companion; in the echo, life; in sound, death; in sleep, Yama; in the body, Prajapati; in the right eye, the self of speech; in the left eye, the self of truth.

3. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the sun. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as the topmost, the great one dressed in white, the head of all beings. Whoever worships him as such becomes the topmost, the head of all beings.

4. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the moon. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as king Soma, the self of food. Whoever worships him as such becomes the self of food.

5. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the lightning. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as the self of truth. Whoever worships him as such becomes the self of truth.

6. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the thunder. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as the self of sound. Whoever worships him as such becomes the self of sound.

7. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the air. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as Indra Vaikuntha, the unvanquished army. Whoever worships him as such becomes victorious, unvanquished, a conqueror of foes.

8. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in space. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as the full, the unmoving. Whoever worships him as such is filled with offspring, with animals, with fame, with the radiance of Brahman, with the heavenly world: he attains his full life span.

9. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in fire. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as the courageous. Whoever worships him as such becomes courageous among other.

10. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the waters. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. Him as such becomes the self of brightness. Whoever worships him as such becomes the self of brightness.
So much regarding deities: now regarding oneself:

11. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the mirror. Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him.
I worship him as likeness. For whoever worships him as such, likeness is born in his offspring, not unlikeness.

12. Balaki said, I worship the person who is in the shadow.
Ajatasatru said to him, Do not make me talk about him. I worship him as the companion who never leaves us. Whoever worships him as such gets offspring from a companion and has a companion.



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