[Advaita-l] Is there a Cityupanisad?

Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 05:44:57 CDT 2012

The reference says it all. The third chapter in the taittiriya aaraNyakam
is called the cityupanishad, although I have not heard of it being referred
to by that name.

The chapter starts citti sruk, cittamaajyam, ..., which may explain the

The mantra being referred to is in the anuvaakam which begins suvarNaM
gharmaM pariveda venam, ... The exact reference is probably sarve vedaa
yatraikam bhavanti, sa maanasiina aatmaa janaanaam.

The entire chapter is about the inner meaning of Vedic yajnas.

No need for any costly photocopying. You can find the saayana bhaashyam for
the taittiriiya through google.


On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, PNKKrishnadas <p at gmail.com> wrote:
> As requested, here is the reference in the Taittiriya Upanisad,
> II.iii.1 (Translation and Commentary by Swami Gambhirananda):
> "....the Vedic text, "Where all the Vedas get united is the Self in
> the mind" (Cityupanisad, XI. 1, Tai. A. III. ii, 1) which declares the
> identity of the Rg-mantras etc., with the eternal Self, can be
> reconciled only if the mantras are eternal."
> Thank you.
> Krishnadas
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> Venkata sriram P
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> Subject: [Advaita-l] Is there a Cityupanisad?
> Namaste Krishnadas Ji,
> If you can type the excerpts from the commentary, it would be of
> immense help.
> I can see only 2 options here:
> 1) The word *city* might be a true translation of the word *pura* in
> sanskrit.  So, it could
>     have been Tripura Upanishad.
> or
> 2) It could have been a sandhi of *iti+upaniSad* which is read as
> *ityupanishad*.
>     The word *C* could be either a typo or parenthesis (left bracket)
> This is my understanding as i havn't gone through the book.
> regs,
> sriram
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