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Thirty Minor Upanishads "Whoever recites this Upanishaḍ becomes immaculate like agni. Like vāyu, he becomes pure. He becomes freed from the sin of drinking alcohol. He becomes freed from the sins of the theft of gold. He becomes a jīvanmukṭa. This is what is said by the Ṛgveḍa. Like the eye pervading the ākāś (seeing without effort everything above), a wise man sees (always) the supreme seat of Vishṇu. The brāhmaṇas who have always their spiritual eyes wide open praise and illuminate in diverse ways the spiritual seat of Vishṇu. "OM, thus is the Upanishaḍ." Footnotes 1 This means boar and refers to the incarnation of Vishṇu as a boar. 2 Books such as Mahābhāraṭa and Rāmāyaṇa. 3 Prāṇa, Apāna, Uḍāna, Vyāna and Samāna, having their respective places and functions in the body. 4 Sound, touch, form, taste and odour. 5 Producing respectively uncertainty, certain knowledge, fluctuation of thought, and egoism and having certain centres in the body. 6 In the states of waking, dreaming and dreamless sleeping. 7 Being past karmas now being enjoyed, past karmas being in store to be enjoyed hereafter and the karmas now produced to be enjoyed hereafter. 8 Presiding over water or tongue. 9 Presiding over odour or nose. 10 Presiding over leg or nether world. 274 of 318

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