POEM THREE – Kena Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Kena Upanishad

Poem three on Kena Upanishad. I decided to explore the ten Principle Upanishads and extract the essence from them. Given that the Upanishads are themselves an extraction of the extraction of the essence of all knowledge combined…

Seek to know the Self, the source within,
Beyond the senses, pure and akin.
Unseen, unheard, untouched by the eye,
Subtle essence, beyond the sky.

Not by speech or thought, can it be grasped,
Unveiling the mystery, a task unsurpassed.
Through inner reflection, meditation’s art,
The Self reveals, the essence of the heart.

Inquiry and wisdom, the path to unveil,
The Self, the eternal truth, will never fail.

This poem encapsulates the core teachings of the Kena Upanishad, which emphasize the quest to know the Self, the subtle essence that transcends the senses and thoughts, and the importance of inner reflection, inquiry, and wisdom in unveiling the truth of the Self.

*Please note that poetry is a creative expression, and this poem is a concise summary, not a literal translation of the Upanishad. For a comprehensive understanding, it’s recommended to refer to authoritative translations by qualified scholars or spiritual teachers.