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Ideas of Anon (Upan), by Text

[Indian, fl. 950 BCE, Authors of the Upanishads.]

950BCE The Upanishads
'Brihadaranyaka' p.87 The gods are not worshipped for their own sake, but for the sake of the Self
'Brihadaranyaka' p.109 A man with desires is continually reborn, until his desires are stilled
'Brihadaranyaka' p.110 Do not seek to know Brahman by arguments, for arguments are idle and vain
'Brihadaranyaka' p.112 Damayata - be self-controlled! Datta - be charitable! Dayadhwam - be compassionate!
'Chandogya' p.67 Earth, food, fire, sun are all forms of Brahman
'Chandogya' p.68 By knowing one piece of clay or gold, you know all of clay or gold
'Chandogya' p.68 Originally there must have been just Existence, which could not come from non-existence
'Chandogya' p.71 Without speech we cannot know right/wrong, true/false, good/bad, or pleasant/unpleasant
'Katha' p.16 The wise prefer good to pleasure; the foolish are drawn to pleasure by desire
'Katha' p.19 Self is the rider, intellect the charioteer, mind the reins, and body the chariot
'Katha' p.20 Brahman is the Uncaused Cause
'Katha' p.22 The immortal in us is the part that never sleeps, and shapes our dreams
'Katha' p.22 Those ignorant of Atman return as animals or plants, according to their merits
'Katha' p.24 We have an apparent and a true self; only the second one exists, and we must seek to know it
'Mundaka' p.43 Brahma, supreme god and protector of the universe, arose from the ocean of existence
'Mundaka' p.44 Charity and ritual observance distract from the highest good of religion
'Mundaka' p.47 The immortal Self and the sad individual self are like two golden birds perched on one tree
'Taittiriya' p.54 Let your teacher be a god to you