POEM NINE – Chandogya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Chandogya Upanishad

Poem nine on Chandogya 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

From ancient wisdom, a treasure profound,
Chandogya Upanishad, teachings renowned.
Exploring the Self, the essence divine,
The ultimate reality, the eternal shrine.

Through stories and analogies, truths unveiled,
The Self within, the timeless tales hailed.
From food to breath, the vital energies flow,
Unveiling the Self, the source’s eternal glow.

The truth of Oneness, the unity of all,
Beyond forms and names, the eternal call.
Chandogya Upanishad, a beacon of light,
Guiding the seeker, with wisdom bright.

This poem encapsulates the core teachings of the Chandogya Upanishad, which expound on the nature of the Self, the vital energies within, the truth of Oneness, and the ultimate reality beyond forms and names.

*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.