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Aitareya Upanisad (Studiu introductiv, traducere şi note)
Aitareya Upanisad (Introductory Study, Translation and Notes)

Author(s): Ovidiu Cristian Nedu
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Non-European Philosophy, Metaphysics, Theology and Religion, Indian Philosophy, History of Religion
Published by: Muzeul de Istorie „Paul Păltănea” Galaţi
Keywords: Aitareya Upanisad; Brahmanism; Indian Philosophy;

Summary/Abstract: Aitareya Upanisad is one of the oldest Upanisads; apart from this, the text is also important due to some doctrinal reasons. In its first part, it consists of a cosmogony, which depicts a classical Indian anthropological conception, namely the similarity between man, viewed as a microcosm, and the Universe, in its entirety. The way man and Universe are created accounts for their structural similarity. Equally important is the third part, which is a classic in Indian literature, frequently quoted as a scriptural proof for the identification of the absolute with consciousness. A part of verse III.1.3, “Consciousness is Brahman”, is considered as one of the great affirmations (mahāvākya) of Hindu philosophy.

  • Issue Year: XXVI/2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 189-206
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Romanian