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  • Nagarajan
    Many thanks to the member who raised the question and to Shri.Balasubramanian for the beautiful explanation . N.Nagarajan _____ From:
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      Many thanks to the member who raised the question and  to Shri.Balasubramanian for the beautiful explanation .

       

      N.Nagarajan


      From: saibabaofindia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: saibabaofindia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of G Balasubramanian
      Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:59 AM
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      Subject: Re: [SBOI-post] difference between Upanishads and Vedas??

       

      SAI RAM,

      Upanishads are a  part of Vedas.  They contain the essence or the knowledge portion of the Vedas. Each Veda consists  of four parts:-

      1.The Mantra Samhitas  or hymns.

      2.The Brahmanas or Explanations of Mantras or rituals.

      3.The Aranyakas containing philosophical interpretations of the rituals. and 4.The Upanishads

       

       The division of the Vedas as above, some opine,  corresponds to the four Ashramas  of Sanatana Dharma viz., Brahmacharya, Grihasta, Vanaprasta and Sanyasa. This does not necessarily mean that Upanishads are meant for Sanyasins only. Not at all. In  fact  vedas are studied by brahmacharins. A thorough and indepth study of Upanishads is a pre-requisite for Sanyasa Ashramam.  While Vedas are all-comprehensive, Upanishads  deal only with  Spiritual Knowledge. The philosophy of the Upanishads is sublime, profound, lofty and,   so to say, soul-stirring. The Upanishads speak of the identity of the individual soul and the Supreme soul.

       

      Another division of the Vedas is as follows:-

      1.Karma Kanda or ritualistic section

      2.Upasana Kanda  or worship sectionand

      3.Jnana Kanda or Knowledge section corresponding to Upanishads.

       

      It is hoped that the above explanation would satisfy the curiosity of the member.

      With Loving Sai Rams,

      G.Balasubramanian


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    • jean francois berthe
      cf explanations given in this book : http://www.sairama.com/b/bibliocible/pathways.htm om sai ram ... -- Jean François jeanfrancoisbe@gmail.com cf
      Message 2 of 5 , Jun 1, 2006
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        cf explanations given in this book :
         
        om sai ram

         
        2006/6/1, Nagarajan <nagaraj45@...>:

        Many thanks to the member who raised the question and  to Shri.Balasubramanian for the beautiful explanation .

         

        N.Nagarajan


        From: saibabaofindia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:saibabaofindia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of G Balasubramanian
        Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:59 AM
        To: saibabaofindia@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [SBOI-post] difference between Upanishads and Vedas??

         

        SAI RAM,

        Upanishads are a  part of Vedas.  They contain the essence or the knowledge portion of the Vedas. Each Veda consists  of four parts:-

        1.The Mantra Samhitas  or hymns.

        2.The Brahmanas or Explanations of Mantras or rituals.

        3.The Aranyakas containing philosophical interpretations of the rituals. and 4.The Upanishads

         

         The division of the Vedas as above, some opine,  corresponds to the four Ashramas  of Sanatana Dharma viz., Brahmacharya, Grihasta, Vanaprasta and Sanyasa. This does not necessarily mean that Upanishads are meant for Sanyasins only. Not at all. In  fact  vedas are studied by brahmacharins. A thorough and indepth study of Upanishads is a pre-requisite for Sanyasa Ashramam.  While Vedas are all-comprehensive, Upanishads  deal only with  Spiritual Knowledge. The philosophy of the Upanishads is sublime, profound, lofty and,   so to say, soul-stirring. The Upanishads speak of the identity of the individual soul and the Supreme soul.

         

        Another division of the Vedas is as follows:-

        1.Karma Kanda or ritualistic section

        2.Upasana Kanda  or worship sectionand

        3.Jnana Kanda or Knowledge section corresponding to Upanishads.

         

        It is hoped that the above explanation would satisfy the curiosity of the member.

        With Loving Sai Rams,

        G.Balasubramanian


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      • narayanan uma
        Sai Ram. One explanation given by Swami on the difference between Vedas and Upanishads is that Vedas see God as seperate from the individual being and is thus
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          Sai Ram.
           
          One explanation given by Swami on the difference between Vedas and Upanishads is that Vedas see God as seperate from the individual being and is  thus clasified as " Dawitham" whereas Upanishads expounds the principle of " Adwitham", the great mahavakyas like " Aham Bramaham Asami".
           
          There are three parts in vedas like " Varnana" ( describing the Lord) "Dhayna"( Meditating on the described divine aspects of the Lord) and  "Prarthana"( Praying to the lord to bestow blessings). 
           
          Upanishads extols the unity of the individual soul and the supreme soul.
           
          This is what I understood from one of Swami's discourses.
           
          Sai Ram
           
          Narayanan

          G Balasubramanian <gbsub@...> wrote:
          SAI RAM,
          Upanishads are a  part of Vedas.  They contain the essence or the knowledge portion of the Vedas. Each Veda consists  of four parts:-
          1.The Mantra Samhitas  or hymns.
          2.The Brahmanas or Explanations of Mantras or rituals.
          3.The Aranyakas containing philosophical interpretations of the rituals. and 4.The Upanishads
           
           The division of the Vedas as above, some opine,  corresponds to the four Ashramas  of Sanatana Dharma viz., Brahmacharya, Grihasta, Vanaprasta and Sanyasa. This does not necessarily mean that Upanishads are meant for Sanyasins only. Not at all. In  fact  vedas are studied by brahmacharins. A thorough and indepth study of Upanishads is a pre-requisite for Sanyasa Ashramam.  While Vedas are all-comprehensive, Upanishads  deal only with  Spiritual Knowledge. The philosophy of the Upanishads is sublime, profound, lofty and,   so to say, soul-stirring. The Upanishads speak of the identity of the individual soul and the Supreme soul.
           
          Another division of the Vedas is as follows:-
          1.Karma Kanda or ritualistic section
          2.Upasana Kanda  or worship sectionand
          3.Jnana Kanda or Knowledge section corresponding to Upanishads.
           
          It is hoped that the above explanation would satisfy the curiosity of the member.
          With Loving Sai Rams,
          G.Balasubramanian

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