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The Aitareya Upanishad is one of the older,
"primary" Upanishads commented upon by
Shankara. It is a
Mukhya Upanishad, associated with the
Rigveda. It figures as number 8 in the
Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads.
The Aitareya Upanishad is a short prose text in three
chapters. It comprises the 4-6 chapters of the second book
of the older vedic text Aitareya Aranyaka.
In the first chapter of the text, atman, the inner self,
is portrayed as a divine creator. In the second chapter, the
three births of the atman are described.
The Aitareya Upanishad is one of the oldest of the
Upanishads. It belongs to the Aitareya Aranyaka of the
Rigveda. It is divided into three chapters and contains 33
verses. The Upanishad deals with the process of creation.
its a commentary on few aspects of the Rig veda by an
individual, one must not take it as the absolute truth
although it was analysed by one of great spiritual and
intellectual minds of all time.