The Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. They explore the concepts of Brahman (Ultimate Reality) and Atman (Soul, Self), which are the spiritual core of Hinduism.
The Prashna Upanishad derives its name from the six metaphysical questions that the six disciples of Sage Pippalada ask. From question 1 through 6, there is a step-wise ascension from the basic or gross to the subtle metaphysical questions of life. Each question is beautifully answered by Sage Pippalada through a combination of mythological stories, symbolism, poetic analogies and instructions. Various ideas around one central theme intertwine and flow, right up to the climactic end where the final theme is clearly stated by Pippalada “Only thus far do I know Brahman – that there is nothing higher than Him!” (6-8)
Continue your journey into the world of Upanishads with the Prashna Upanishad. This is a journey of self-realization from which there is no turning back!