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Tejo Bindu Upanishad – Para Vidya

Para Vidya


Para Vidya means the Knowledge of Brahman. Chapter one of Tejobindu Upanishad describes this Knowledge.

Tejo Bindu Upanishad is the 37th of 108 Upanishads and forms part of Krishna Yajur Veda. This Upanishad is the bigger one when comparing with the other Upanishads that in the group of yoga upanishads.

It is said that the Upanishad was expounded by Lord Siva. It contains six Chapters.  

Pre-requisites for the attainment of Brahman

It states the methods to be assumed for the attainment of Brahman. The seeker should be temperate in food, leveled in anger.

He should have given up all attachments to the objects of desires, have subjugated the senses, have overcome the pairs of opposites like heat and cold, pain and pleasure, etc.

He should have restricted his egoism and worldly desire for satisfaction.

He should meditate on Hamsa (I am He) or Paramatman who is the witness of and is beyond the three normal states like Jagrat (waking), Svapna (dreaming) and Susupti (dreamless sleep).  

Para Vidya

The Upanishad now speaks about Para Vidya, the knowledge of Brahman or God. It explicates what is Brahman or Paramatman.  

This is Para Vidya.


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