REL 340-02

Big Forest Upanishad, conclusion

  • Brahman
    • singular/monist
    • consciousness
    • knower

Chandogya Upanishad

  • Svetaketu (youth)
  • Uddalaka (father)
    • p.50

Mahavakyas = great sayings

  • Tat tvam asi = that you are, you are that

Modern-day Hinduism, majority view?

  • nirguna brahman = brahman without qualities (Upanishadic)
  • saguna brahman = brahman with qualities (Gita & more modern)

Katha Upanishad

  • near end of Up. period
  • dialogue with Naciketas & Yama (god of death)
  • 3 wishes
    • return home
    • explain fire sacrifice
    • nature of afterlife (or not)
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