॥ शीक्षावल्ली तैत्तिरीयोपनिषदि ॥

शासन Discipline तैत्तिरीय उपनिषद् । Taittiriya Upanishad. वेदमनूच्याचार्योऽन्तेवासिनमनुशास्ति । Having taught the Veda, the Teacher instructs the Pupil. सत्यं वद । Speak the Truth. धर्मं चर । Practise Virtue. स्वाध्यायान्मा प्रमदः । Do not neglect your daily Study. आचार्याय प्रियं धनमाहृत्य Offer to the Teacher whatever pleases him, प्रजातन्तुं मा व्यवच्छेत्सीः । Do not cut off the line of progeny. सत्यान्न प्रमदितव्यम् । Do not neglect Truth. धर्मान्न प्रमदितव्यम् । Do not neglect Virtue. कुशलान्न प्रमदितव्यम् । Do not neglect Welfare. भूत्यै न प्रमदितव्यम् । Do not neglect Prosperity. स्वाध्यायप्रवचनाभ्यां न प्रमदितव्यम् ॥ १॥ Do not neglect Study and Teaching . I:11:i देवपितृकार्याभ्यां न प्रमदितव्यम् । Do not neglect your duty to the Gods and the Ancestors. मातृदेवो भव । Regard the Mother as your God. पितृदेवो भव । Regard the Father as your God. आचार्यदेवो भव । Regard the Teacher as your God. अतिथिदेवो भव । Regard the Guest as your God. यान्यनवद्यानि कर्माणि तानि सेवितव्यानि । Whatever deeds are blameless, they are to be practised, नो इतराणि । not others. यान्यस्माक सुचरितानि । Whatever good practices are among us तानि त्वयोपास्यानि । नो इतराणि ॥ २॥ are to be adopted by you, not others . I:11:I ये के चारुमच्छ्रेया सो ब्राह्मणाः । Whatever Brahmins there are superior to us, तेषां त्वयाऽऽसनेन प्रश्वसितव्यम् । should be honoured by you by offering a seat. श्रद्धया देयम् । Give with Faith, अश्रद्धयाऽदेयम् । Give not without Faith; श्रिया देयम् । Give in Plenty, ह्रिया देयम् । Give with Modesty, भिया देयम् । Give with Awe, संविदा देयम् । Give with Sympathy. अथ यदि ते कर्मविचिकित्सा वा Then if there is any doubt regarding any Deeds, वृत्तविचिकित्सा वा स्यात् ॥ ३॥ or doubt concerning Conduct, ये तत्र ब्राह्मणाः संमर्शिनः । As the Brahmins who are competent to judge, युक्ता आयुक्ताः । adept in Duty, not led by others, अलूक्षा धर्मकामाः स्युः । not harsh, not led by passion, यथा ते तत्र वर्तेरन् । in the manner they would behave तथा तत्र वर्तेथाः । thus should you behave . I:11:Ii अथाभ्याख्यातेषु । Then as to the persons accused of guilt ये तत्र ब्राह्मणाः संमर्शिनः । like the Brahmins who are adept at deliberation युक्ता आयुक्ताः । who are competent to judge, not directed by others अलूक्षा धर्मकामाः स्युः । not harsh, not moved by passion, यथा ते तेषु वर्तेरन् । as they would behave in such cases तथा तेषु वर्तेथाः । thus should you behave. एष आदेशः । This is the Command. एष उपदेशः । This is the Teaching. एषा वेदोपनिषत् । This is the secret Doctrine of the Veda. एतदनुशासनम् । This is the Instruction. एवमुपासितव्यम् । Thus should one worship. एवमु चैतदुपास्यम् ॥ ४॥ Thus indeed should one worship . I:11:iv ॥ इति तैत्तिरीयोपनिषदि शीक्षावल्लीनामप्रथमोध्याये एकादशोऽनुवाकः ॥ Ever since I read Radhakrishnan's translation of the `Principal Upanishads,' one of his comments has stuck to my mind. There is a passage in the Taittiriya Upanishad, which is an address by the Teacher to his students as they left the Gurukula, beginning with `satyam vada, dharma.n chara......' Radhakrishnan noted that this is a convocation address by the Vice-Chancellor that is still observed at the Banaras Hindu University. (At one time he was its President, and I don't know if in his modesty he did not say whether he introduced the practice.) This could be one of our pages to memorize. Wherever I have been asked to say a few words at a graduation party, I have used this to keep my speech short !! -- Sunder Encoded, proofread, translated by Sunder Hattangadi sunderh at hotmail.com Encoded on Jan 29, 1998

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% Transliterated by     : Sunder Hattangadi sunderh at hotmail.com
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