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  • n. Plural form of Upanishad.

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  • The religious public of India has never felt any difficulty in accepting works of merit -- and often only very moderate merit -- as revelations, whether called Upanishads, Puranas, Sutras or what not.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • But that is the conclusion, that is the thread which runs all through the 'Upanishads' -- the identity of the self of each individual with the self of every other individual throughout mankind, and even with the selves of the animals and other creatures.

    Pagan and Christian creeds: their origin and meaning

  • The study of the Upanishads has been a source of great inspiration and means of comfort to my soul.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • He was so impressed by their philosophy that he declared with passion, 'The Upanishads are the production of the highest human wisdom and I consider them almost superhuman in conception.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The Brahmanas and the Upanishads are the record of a powerful revival which took the sacred text and ritual as a starting-point for a new statement of spiritual thought and experience.

    The Ages of Intuition

  • The Upanishads is a collection of Sri Aurobindo's final translations of and commentaries on every Upanishad or other Vedantic text he worked on.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • One section of the Vedas is known as the Upanishads see page 106.

    The Sivananda Companion To Meditation

  • The nature of Brahma as conceived in the Upanishads is a subject on which endless controversies have raged, and we need not add to them.

    Hindu Gods And Heroes Studies in the History of the Religion of India

  • They are followed (800-500 B.C.) by the so-called Upanishads, concerned chiefly with pantheistic speculations on the nature of deity and the end of man; and lastly, by the Sutras (600-400 B.C.), which are compendious guides to the proper observance of the rites and customs.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • By the time of the Upanishads, that is about 600 B.C., we trace three clear currents in Indian religion which have persisted until the present day.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1

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