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Harshit Mahey

Learning From The Upanishads


Fundamental Philosophies and Theories

Etymologically, the word ‘Upanishads’ means sitting near a teacher and devoutly learning from her. It is believed that innumerable Upanishads existed. Many of them are lost. However, one hundred and eight have been preserved. Out of them too, ten Upanishads -- for which Shankaracharya wrote a commentary -- are treated as ‘principal Upanishads’...