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Taittiriya Upanishad Quotes - A Collection of Teachings From Taittiriya Upanishad

Taittiriya Upanishad is a part of the Krishna Yajur Veda. The Taittiriya Upanishad quotes are mainly collected from translation of the upanishad. Some of the important teachings of Vedanta can be found in the Taittiriya Upanishad.

In the beginning all this was nonexistent. From it was born what exists. That created Itself by Itself; therefore It is called the self-made.

That which is self-made is flavor; for truly, on obtaining the flavor one becomes blissful.
Who could direct the prana and the apana if this Bliss did not exist in the akasa? Brahman verily exists because it alone bestows bliss.

A Collection of Teachings From Taittiriya Upanishad


When a man finds fearless support in that which is invisible, incorporeal, indefinable and supportless, he has then obtained fearlessness.

If he makes the slightest differentiation in It, there is fear for him. That becomes fear for the knower who does not reflect.

That One who is Self-existent is verily Joy, Bliss, and Supreme Happiness. Who would have lived and breathed had not this Infinite Bliss existed? This verily is that which bestows bliss—the highest happiness.

[The person of Self-knowledge] obtains sovereignty; he attains the lord of the mind; he becomes the ruler of speech, the ruler of eyes, the ruler of ears, the ruler of knowledge. Over and above all these he becomes Brahman, which is embodied in akasha, which is identified with the gross and the subtle and has truth as its real nature, which revels in the vital forces, under whose possession the mind is a source of bliss, which is enriched with peace and is immortal. Thus, O Prachinayogya, you worship.  (Taittiriya Upanishad, 1.6.2)

annam na nindyat; do not insult food. (Taittiriya Upanishad, 3.7.1.)

‘That (Brahman) having created entered into that very thing. And having entered there, It became the formed and the formless, the defined and the undefined, the sustaining and the non-sustaining, the sentient and the insentient, the true and the untrue. Truth became all this that there is. They call that (Brahman) Truth.’ (Taittiriya Upanishad, 2.6.1.)

Tat (Brahman) having created entered into that very thing. And having entered there, It became the formed and the formless, the defined and the undefined, the sustaining and the non-sustaining, the sentient and the insentient, the true and the untrue. Truth became all this that there is. They call that (Brahman) Truth.

The person of Self-knowledge obtains sovereignty; he attains the lord of the mind; he becomes the ruler of speech, the ruler of eyes, the ruler of ears, the ruler of knowledge. Over and above all these he becomes Brahman, which is embodied in Akasha, which is identified with the gross and the subtle and has truth as its real nature, which revels in the vital forces, under whose possession the mind is a source of bliss, which is enriched with peace and is immortal.

The enlightened man is not afflicted by the remorse as to Why did I not perform good deeds, and why did I perform bad deeds?

Taittiriya Upanishad – How to make an offering?

An offering should be made with honor.
The offering should not be made with dishonour.
The offering should be made according to one’s prosperity.
The offering should be made with modesty.
The offering should be made with awe.
The offering should be made in a friendly way.