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Volume - VIII
Preface Prayer
The path of devotion Uddalaka's advice to svetaketu
The Asramas Image Worship
Yogaasanas Ayurveda
Mathematics in India Warfare in Ancient India
Aurobindo Ghose 1857 Warof Indian Independence
Birth of congress GopalKrishna Gokhale
Quit India Movement Rabindranath Tagore
Major Sections
Culture Course
Volume-I Volume-II

Volume-III

Volume-IV

Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

Volume-X

UDDALAKA'S ADVICE TO SVETAKETU

Uddalaka: "You put the salt into the water in this cup. Will you take the salt out?
Svetaketu "I am unable to find the salt; for it has dissolved."
Uddalaka "Taste a drop from the surface of this water."                                  Svetaketu "It is saltish."
Uddalaka "Now taste a drop from the middle of the cup."
Svetaketu "It tastes the same, saltish."
Uddalaka: "Now taste a drop from the bottom."

Svetaketu "It is saltish all the same."
Uddalaka "Now child, you do not see the salt, although it is certainly in the water. Even so, the True Being is present everywhere in this universe, although you do not see Him. He is the essence of all, and the desired of all. He is known to the subtlest intellect."

Svetaketu became humble thereafter, and became a great rishi himself in course of time. This is a story from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.

Uddalaka's Advice to Svetaketu
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