The Upanishads by Sri Aurobindo – 1

  1. The Upanishads are a great work of the Indian mind.
  2. The genius of the Indian mind has been very well expressed through the profound character of the spiritual revelation in the Upanishads.
  3. This shows that Indians have a unique mentality and unusual turn of the spirit.
  4. The Upanishads are a record of the deepest spiritual experiences of the rishis of that time.
  5. The Upanishads have been written by a mind in which religion, philosophy and poetry are made one.
  6. They rise beyond all cults and religious-ethical conventions, and speak of the infinite discovery of God and of Self.
  7. It is not an abstract intellectual speculation but a Truth that is seen, felt and lived.
  8. It gives all the truths about the self, God and the universe.
  9. The Vedic seers had a combination of an intuitive mind and psychological experience.
  10. The Katha Upanishad says that the Spirit builds its very own body.

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