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Thirty Minor Upanishads the eye, and during svapna in the throat; during sushupṭi, it is in the heart and during ṭurya in the head. 4 (Because buḍḍhi unites) the Praṭyagāṭma with the Paramāṭma, the worship of sanḍhyā (union) arose. So we should perform sanḍhyāvanḍana (rites). The sanḍhyāvanḍana performed by ḍhyāna requires no water. It gives no trouble to the body or the speech. That which unites all things is the sanḍhyā of the one-staffed (sannyāsins). Knowing That from which speech and mind turn back without being able to obtain it and That which is the bliss of jīva, the wise one is freed. The secret of Brahmaviḍyā is to reveal the real nature of the Āṭmā, that is allpervading, that is like ghee in the milk, that is the source of āṭmaviḍyā and ṭapas and to show that everything is in essence one. "So ends the Brahmopanishaḍ." Footnotes 1 In this Upanishaḍ, the Southern Indian edition begins later on but the other portions also are given as being fuller. 2 The South Indian Edition begins here. 3 This manṭra is repeated whenever the holy thread is newly worn. 4 The five sentences from here relating to Sanḍhyā are not to be found in the South Indian Edition.

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