Akṣi Upaniṣad


Translated by Dr. A. G. Krishna Warrier

Published by The Theosophical Publishing House, Chennai


Om ! May He protect us both together; may He nourish us both together; May we work conjointly with great energy, May our study be vigorous and effective; May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any). Om ! Let there be Peace in me ! Let there be Peace in my environment ! Let there be Peace in the forces that act on me !



   Then the blessed Samkriti repaired to the solar world. Bowing down to the sun, he glorified the Sun by means of the science of the Wise:
   Om, Salutation to the blessed Lord, the glorious Sun, to the Power of the eye.
   Om, Salutation to the Sky-Wanderer.
   Om, Salutation to the Commander of the Army (of light).
   Om, Salutation to darkness (excess of light).
   Om, Salutation to Energy.
   Om, Salutation to Light.
   Lead me from the unreal to the Real; lead me from darkness to Light; lead me from death to Immortality.
   Of the essence of Purity, the blessed One scorches (the sins of the sinful). The blessed Swan, of the essence of Purity, is the Prototype (of the bound soul, the Jiva).
   Here rises the Sun, thousand-rayed, existent in myriad ways, the life of all animate beings. (I meditate on Him who is) omniform, compassionate, omniscient, ambrosial, of the essence of light, the Scorcher.
   Om, Salutation to the blessed Lord, the Sun, the Offspring of the Infinite, the Power of the eye. The flood of days ! The flood !! All Hail !
   Thus glorified by means of the science of the Wise the-Lord-in-the-form-of-the-Sun was highly gratified. He said: Whichever Brahmana studies without break this science of the Wise never contracts any eye-disease. None is born blind in his family. Teaching this to eight Brahmanas one becomes perfect in this science. Whosoever knows this is magnified.

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