The Upanishads

Passages for Meditation

Filled with Brahman are the things we see,
Filled with Brahman are the things we see not,
From out of Brahman floweth all that is:
From Brahman all – yet is he still the same.

OM shanti shanti shanti

May quietness descend upon my limbs,
My speech, my breath, my eyes, my ears;
May all my senses wax clear and strong.
May Brahman show himself unto me.
Never may I deny Brahman, nor Brahman me.
I with him and he with me –
May we abide always together.
May there be revealed to me,
Who am devoted to Brahman,
The holy truth of the Upanishads.

OM shanti shanti shanti

The Upanishads are the ancient mystical documents of the Vedas, the center of India’s scriptural canon. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran.