[Advaita-l] snake-rope example

anantharaman anantharaman at touchtelindia.net
Mon Apr 17 20:33:48 CDT 2006

Pranams Sastriji

Kindly be good enough to transalate the verse in this Upanishad for benefit 
of all.

Thanks you and regards


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From: "S.N. Sastri" <sn.sastri at gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:30 AM
Subject: [Advaita-l] snake-rope example

Sub: Rope-snake example.

The oft-quoted example of the rope appearing as a snake is not found in any
of the ten major upanishads. It is not generally known that it appears in
one of the 'minor' upanishads, known as 'nirAlambopanishad'. 108 upanishads
have been listed in a certain order in muktikopanishad which is the last,
i.e. 108th upanishad. nirAlambopanishad is No.36 in this list. The
rope-snake example is mentioned in mantra 8 of that upanishad. The sentence

rajjau sarpabhrAntiriva advitIye sarvAnusyUte sarvamaye brahmaNi
jnAnam ajnAnam.

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