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Taittiriya upanisad (siksavalli)
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||