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Prashna Upanishad

The Prashna Upanishad contains the most thought-provoking questions raised by the ancient sages ('prashna' is Sanskrit for 'question'). It expounds grave, metaphysical questions as well as a body of philosophy that has been the staple of dharm since it was written. Excerpts:-

From the Atman (soul) is born this life.

It is he who beholds, touches, hears, smells, tastes, perceives, thinks, reasons, conceives, acts, whose essence is knowledge, the Self. His foundation and dwelling is the supreme, indestructible Soul.

The seer said to them, "Stay for a year, practicing austerity, chastity and faith. Then ask me whatever you desire to ask and if we know, we shall, indeed, tell you all about it."