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Meaning of "Svetaketu Vidya>"


Svetaketu Vidya


श्वेतकेतु विद्या


śvetaketu vidya

In General

Upanishad uses the word vidya as a technique to do spiritual Sadana. It is meditation and also all other faculties like memorizing, wishing, understanding, aspiring, contemplating and physical activities like developing personality. The technique help the Sadhaka to finally evolve into a supra physical spiritual life


This Vidya occurs in the Chhandogyopanishad (6.8). Uddalaka instructs Svetaketu on the identity of the Atman and the Brahman.

That which is the finest Essence, the whole universe has That as its Self. That is the Reality. That is the Atman. That thou art, O Svetaketu

This is called the Abheda-Bodha-Vakya or the Brahma-Upadesa-Vakya which asserts the one Unity of Existence, the Unity of the subjective Self and the Infinite Brahman. This is understood through its right and direct meaning or Lakshyartha which conveys the truth of one's being the Highest Brahman Itself. The Lakshyarthas of That and Thou are Brahman and the Kutastha-Chaitanya and the word Art signifies the oneness of these two forms of Pure Consciousness.

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