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Pashupatabrahma Upanishad

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Introduction

Pasupatha Brahma Upanishad is also called as Pasupathbrahmopanishad. It is the seventy-seventh Upanishad of Muktika Upanishad order and found attached to Atharva Veda. It has two sections namely Poorva Khanda and Uttara Khanda. Poorva Khanda contains 32 verses mainly dealing with Hamsa Vidya.Uttara Khanda contains 46 verses mainly dealing with Para-Vidya, the philosophy of Atman and Paramatman. (Note: Poorva Khanda means the initial Section and Uttara Khanda means the final section).

Poorva Khanda
When Svayambhu (who originates on his own) Brahman happened to be filled with desires, he became the creator. Then Kamesvara and Vaisravana came into being. Vaisravana belonged to the class of Rishis called Valakhilya who were of the size of the thumb.
Vaisravana asked Brahman seven questions.
What is the Vidya (philosophy and practice) of the Worlds?
Who is the deity? Who is the deity of the Jagrat (waking state) and Turya [the fourth state beyond Jagrat, Swapna (dream) and Susupti

Mandala Brahmana Upanishad

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#Mandala-Brahmana-Upanishad is the one of the twenty Yoga Upanishads and belongs to Sukla Yajur Veda. It is the forty-eighth Upanishad of 108 Muktika order. Mandala means sphere. This Upanishad speaks about the meeting of Yajnavalkya, the great sage, with Lord Aditya, the Sun God at Aditya Mandala (Sphere of Sun or the world of Sun). Hence this Upanishad is called by this name.
Part 1
The Sage Yajnavalkya went to Aditya Loka and asked the Sun God to explain the nature of Atman.
Lord Aditya replied:-
The means to attain this knowledge is #Astanga-Yoga that starts with Yama (Yoga of eight limbs) along with the Jnana (the realisation of the truth).
#Yama The four-fold Yamas are
The mastery of overheat, cold, food and Sleep,Permanent Quietude without reaction under all circumstances,Undisturbed mind andControl of senses over the objects.

#NiyamaThe Niyamas are ninefold: Devotion to Guru,Involvement in the path of truth,Experience of the real blissful stuff (Brahman),Satisfaction over such experie…