- Aitareya Upanishad
The Aitareya Upanishad is one of the older, "primary"
Upanishads commented upon by Shankara. It is a MukhyaUpanishad, associated with the Rigveda. It figures as number 8 in the Muktikacanon of 108 Upanishads.
The Aitareya Upanishad is a short prose text, divided into three chapters, containing 33 verses. It comprises the fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the second book of the older vedic text,
rishiof the "Aitereya Aranyaka" and the "Aitereya Brahmana" is Aitereya Mahidasa. In Chandogya Upanishad, Aitereya Mahidasa is said to have lived 116 years (Chhandogya 3.16.7).
In the first chapter of the text, Atman, the inner self, is portrayed as a divine creator. In the second chapter, the three births of the Atman are described. The third chapter deals with the qualities of the self or
Brahman. It contains one of the most famous expressions of the Vedanta, "Prajnanam Brahma", which is one of the Mahāvākyas.
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