Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Swami Gambhirananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175050241
This Upanishad belongs to the Yajur Veda and is very popular among those who learn Vedic chanting in the strictly traditional manner. It reveals to the readers in a flash, with aphoristic brevity, the quintessence of the entire philosophy of the Upanishads.
Readers are also presented with a gradation of higher and higher bliss towards the end of the book. In it are also found the different layers of human personality constituted of the five sheaths and it undertakes a thorough investigation into it, which finally culminates in the climactic experience of discovering the innermost Self.
With a lucid and faithful translation of the main text and the commentary of Sri Shankaracharya with relevant notes, the value of this book for any student of Vedanta need not be explicitly stated.
This edition of the Taittiriya Upanisad has been thoroughly revised by the author himself. In the matter of printing, in order to help the reader, more space is given between the translation of the text and the translation of the bhasya. In the references, where only the figures without the name of any book occur, they refer to passages in this particular Upanisad.
In the Preface to the previous edition of this Upanisad, it was mentioned as the 'eighth and the last to be published in the current series'. However, this is not 'the last', as one more important Upanisad, the Chandogya Upanisad, has been translated by the author, and published by us in 1983, making it the ninth in this series.