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Kaivalya-Upanishad in Short

Ashwalayana went to Brahma and asked him: "Please initiate me into Brahmavidya (Divine Wisdom), by which the learned reach Purusha, the Supreme of the supreme."

Brahma answered: "Know it through meditation, that which is above Swarga (heaven) and is in the cave (of the heart), and attain Paramatma in the Brahma-world and finally get liberated.

"The source of Maya has no beginning, is Chidananda (Consciousness-Bliss), is formless, and is serenity.

"The Muni attains Paramatma, the Self-Shining who is.

"It is only He (Paramatma) who, deluded by Maya, assumes a body with the internal organs and does everything - is gratified with women, food, drink, and other enjoyments.

"The source of all is Bliss, and is Absolute Wisdom. Parabrahman is eternal, is only yourself. "All emanate from me alone. I have power unthinkable.

"He who thinks Paramatma as being in the cave (of the heart), as having no form, as being secondless, as being the witness of all and as being neither Sat nor Asat, attains the pure form of Paramatma.

"Whoever recites this Upanishad becomes purified from the sins of theft of gold, of drinking alcohol, and the sins of murder of a Brahman. He becomes purified from the sins of omission (of those that ought to be done) too. And he attains the Kaivalya State (Freedom)."

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Kaivalya: isolation or emancipation.

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Amritabindu-Upanishad in Short

That mind which is attracted by objects of sense tends to bondage, while that which is not so attracted tends to emancipation.

When a mind freed from the desires for objects and controlled in the heart attains the reality of Atma, then is it in the Supreme Seat.

Brahman is devoid of partiality.

Whoever cognizes "I" to be that Brahman [p. 35} attains certainly Brahman. is. There is no emancipated person for a wise and emancipated man. This is the truth.

The Jiva [soul, individual Self] is enveloped by the Maya of sound, is never able to come to (or see) the sun (of Parabrahman) from the darkness (of ignorance).

One who has completely mastered Sabdabrahman attains Parabrahman.

In time the learned man should discard the whole of the books, as a person in quest of grain gives up the straw.

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