• Tripura Upanishad Translation Prabuddha Bharata January 2016

    Author(s):
    Narasimhananda Swami (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Hinduisms, Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies, Textual Scholarship
    Subject(s):
    Sanskrit, Spiritual development, Theology, Indian religions, Spirituality, Religious literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Advaita Vedanta, Indian Studies, Theology of Religions
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/97y8-m564
    Abstract:
    Tripura Upanishad is a minor Shakta or Tantra Upanishad explaining the structure of and meditation on Sri Chakra or Sri Yantra—a diagrammatic representation of the universe through nine interlocking triangles coming out of a central point. To date, there are two English translations of this Upanishad. The first and the earliest, by A G Krishna Warrier done in 1967, is a verse translation and because of the obvious constraints of such translation, fails to explain the intricacies and implied meanings of this cryptic Upanishad. The second translation done many years later, is by Douglas Renfrew Brooks, who has also beautifully translated the commentary on this Upanishad by Bhaskararaya in the book 'The Secret of the Three Cities' published by the University of Chicago Press in 1990. While maintaining a high level of accuracy and bringing out the intricate nuances of this Upanishad, the emphasis of Brooks' translation seems to be more on the geometrical aspects of the Sri Chakra. The present translation emphasises the practice aspect of this Upanishad as derived from Bhaskararaya's commentary.
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