POEM SEVEN – Taittiriya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Taittiriya Upanishad

Poem seven on Taittiriya 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 combinedโ€ฆ

The blissful Self, the essence of all,
Within us shines, beyond the veils that enthrall.
From ignorance to wisdom, a journey unfolds,
Seeking the truth, as ancient wisdom beholds.

Five sheaths adorn, the layers of existence,
From physical to causal, a divine dance.
Brahman, the source, the ultimate reality,
Unveiling the Self, with profound clarity.

The cosmic sound, AUM, the sacred chant,
Resonating within, the divine enchant.
Taittiriya Upanishad, a treasure trove,
Revealing the Self, the eternal treasure trove.

This poem encapsulates the core teachings of the Taittiriya Upanishad, which delve into the layers of existence, the quest for truth, the blissful nature of the Self, the cosmic sound of AUM, and the ultimate reality of Brahman.

*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.