Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad

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Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad (Skt., ‘of the Great Forest’). The longest and perhaps oldest of the principal Upaniṣads. Composed in prose style between c.8th and 6th cents. BCE, it consists of six chapters attached to the final book of the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa. The central religious and philosophical themes adumbrated in this Upaniṣad have been variously interpreted in important commentaries by Śaṅkara, Rāmānuja, and other pivotal religious thinkers of Hinduism.