Aitareya Upanishad

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Aitareya Upanishad

The Aitareya Upanishad expounds that the first cause of being is Consciousness and that Consciousness is Brahma Himself. This is arguably the precursor to the scientific pursuit of all humankind. What is 'creation' in Occidental religion and literature is 'srshtee' to the Oriental mind: a projection of something ongoing, this supereme Consciousness, as opposed to the springing up of something from nothing. The Aitareya Upanishad discusses the projection and process of the universe in terms that have fascinated the deepest intellects of the Orient since it was written.