May our ears hear what is good, may our eyes see what is good. May we, what time
we live, be blessed with healthy limbs and body, that we may glorify the lord? May all the
gods bless us. May our minds be at peace.
This Upanishad consists of Angirass
instruction to his disciple, Shaunaka.
There are two sciences worthy of being
learnt, of which the learned treat one as higher, and the other as lower. The Vedas, the
Rig-Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda, the Atharva Veda, intonation, ritual grammar,
etymology, metre, astronomy and all else that is commonly known as learning constitute the
lower knowledge, the higher is that by which the Ever-existing is realised.*
*It should be remembered that the Veda
was the encyclopedia of all the knowledge of those days, and not a hymn-boot only.