Upanishads : " The Cream of Vedas"
Vedanta ( Veda +anta i.e; the end of Vedas ) as the literal meaning connotes comprises the philosophical portion of Vedas, called the Upanishads.
Of about 280 Upanishads unearthed so far, 108 have been accepted as authorised texts , and out of them have been commented upon by great Acharyas lika Sri Sankaracharya , Sri Ramanjacharya, Sri Madhavacharya and thus are classified as major.
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Mundakopanishad : " Saunaka's question after approaching the teacher 'Angira.' " Mantram-3
Mantram-3. " Sounaka's question after approaching the teacher.... 'Angira.' "
Discussion-4. Introduction -part-4.
This great disciple, rich and prosperous, respected and revered in the society, approached his Guru according to the Upanishad 'in the prescribed manner.'
Today, we find a Commander-in-chief or a Premier, a Minister or a Secretary visiting a Master by appointment, when the 'Mandalesvara or the Mathadhipathi' is advised to arrange pipers and drummers from the railway station to the 'Asramam'!
Such an attitude of arrogance or even equality is n ruinous and suicidal for the seeker.
( The Scriptural Treatise )
"Harih Aum, Aum,-ityetad-aksharam-idam sarvam
tasyopa-vyakhyanam bhutam bhavad-bhavisyad iti
sarvam-onkara eva, yac-canyat-trikalatitam
Harih Aum = symbol of para Brahmam;
Aum iti = Omkara ( iti ) thus;
etat aksharam = this syllable;
idam sarvam = ( is ) all this;
tasya = of that ( Omkara );
upa-vyakhyanam = a clear exposition;
bhutam = the past;
bhavat = the present;
bhavishyat = ( and ) the future;
iti = thus ( belonging to );
sarvam = all this;
Omkara eva = ( is ) Omkara only;
yat = that which is;
ca = and;
anyat = anything else;
trikala atitam = beyond ( the three periods of ) time;
tat = that;
api = also;
Omkarah = ( is ) Omkara;
eva = only.
"Harih Aum, Aum, the word, is all this. A clear explanation of it is ( the following )" : -