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    • (lcgft) Sacred works
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    • Upaniṣad
    • Upaniṣads
    • Ao i shu
    • Upʻanisyadŭ
    • Upanishhad
    • Upaniṣadas
    • Vedanta
    • Vedas. Upanishads
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  • Sources

    • found: Its Daśopanishads, 1934-36.
    • found: Subrahniam, N.S. Encyclopaedia of the Upaniṣads, c1985.
    • found: Wu shih Ao i shu, 1984:t.p. (Ao i shu) pref. (Chinese term for Upanishad)
    • found: Chino, Sŏk. Indo ŭi sasang, 1984:t.p. (Upʻanisyadŭ)
    • found: Libros sagrados de la India, 1988:t.p. (Upanishhad)
    • found: Swami Prem's new insights into Upaniṣadas, c1987.
    • found: Wikipedia, March 30, 2018(Upanishads; The upanishads (Sanskrit: Upaniṣad [in roman]), a part of the Vedas, are ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts and ideas of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism, and Jainism; Of all Vedic literature, the Upanishads alone are widely known, and their central ideas are at the spiritual core of Hindus; The Upanishads are commonly referred to as Vedānta)
    • found: Britannica online, March 30, 2018:Upanishads (Upanishad, also spelled Upanisad, Sanskrit Upaniṣad ("Connection"), one of four genres of texts that together constitute each of the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of most Hindu traditions. Each of the four Vedas--the Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda--consists of a Samhita (a "collection" of hymns or sacred formulas); a liturgical prose exposition called a Brahmana; and two appendices to the Brahmana--an Aranyaka ("Book of the Wilderness"), which contains esoteric doctrines meant to be studied by the initiated in the forest or some other remote place, and an Upanishad, which speculates about the ontological connection between humanity and the cosmos. Because the Upanishads constitute the concluding portions of the Vedas, they are called vedanta ("the conclusion of the Vedas"), and they serve as the foundational texts in the theological discourses of many Hindu traditions that are also known as Vedanta. The Upanishads' impact on later theological and religious expression and the abiding interest they have attracted are greater than that of any of the other Vedic texts.)
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