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Taittiriya upanisad (siksavalli)

 

sasana  Discipline

 

taittiriya upanisad

 

 vedamanucyacaryo'ntevasinamanusasti |   Having taught the Veda,the Teacher instructs the Pupil.

 

 satyam vada |   Speak the Truth.

 dharmam cara |   Practise Virtue.

 svadhyayanma pramadah |   Do not neglect your daily Study.

 acaryaya priyam dhanamahrtya   Offer to the Teacher whatever pleases him,

 prajatantum ma vyavacchetsih |   Do not cut off the line of progeny. 

 satyanna pramaditavyam |   Do not neglect Truth.

 dharmanna pramaditavyam |   Do not neglect Virtue.

 kusalanna pramaditavyam |   Do not neglect Welfare.

 bhutyai na pramaditavyam |   Do not neglect Prosperity.

 svadhyayapravacanabhyam na pramaditavyam || 1||   Do not neglect Study and Teaching. I:11:i

 

 devapitrkaryabhyam na pramaditavyam |   Do not neglect your duty to the Gods and the Ancestors.

 matrdevo bhava |   Regard the Mother as your God.

 pitrdevo bhava |   Regard the Father as your God.

 acaryadevo bhava |   Regard the Teacher as your God.

 atithidevo bhava |   Regard the Guest as your God.

 yanyanavadyani karmani tani sevitavyani |   Whatever deeds are blameless, they are to be practised,

 no itarani |   not others.

 yanyasmakasucaritani |   Whatever good practices are among us 

 tani tvayopasyani | no itarani || 2||   are to be adopted by you, not others. I:11:ii

 

 ye ke carumacchreyaso brahmanah |   Whatever Brahmins there are superior to us,

 tesam tvaya''sanena prasvasitavyam |   should be honoured by you by offering a seat.

 sraddhaya deyam |   Give with Faith,

 asraddhaya'deyam |   Give not without Faith; 

 shriya deyam |   Give in Plenty, 

 hriya deyam |   Give with Modesty, 

 bhiya deyam |   Give with Awe, 

 samvida deyam |   Give with Sympathy.

 atha yadi te karmavicikitsa va   Then if there is any doubt regarding any Deeds,

 vrttavicikitsa va syat || 3||   or doubt concerning Conduct, 

 

 ye tatra brahmanah sammarsinah |   As the Brahmins who are competent to judge,

 yukta ayuktah |   adept in Duty, not led by others, 

 aluksa dharmakamah syuh |   not harsh, not led by passion,

 yatha te tatra varteran |   in the manner they would behave 

 tatha tatra vartethah |   thus should you behave.  I:11:iii

 

 athabhyakhyatesu |   Then as to the persons accused of guilt 

 ye tatra brahmanah sammarsinah |  like the Brahmins who are adept at deliberation  

 yukta ayuktah |    who are competent to judge, not directed by others  

 aluksa dharmakamah syuh |   not harsh, not moved by passion,

 yatha te tesu varteran |   as they would behave in such cases

 tatha tesu vartethah |   thus should you behave. 

 

 esa adesah |   This is the Command.

 esa upadesah |   This is the Teaching.

 esa vedopanisat |   This is the secret Doctrine of the Veda.

 etadanusasanam |   This is the Instruction.

 evamupasitavyam |   Thus should one worship.

 evamu caitadupasyam || 4||   Thus indeed should one worship. I:11:iv

 

|| iti taittiriyopanisade siksavalliname prathamadhyaye ekadaso'nuvakah||