[ (ooh-pah-nuh-shahdz, ooh-pan-uh-shadz) ]

A group of writings sacred in Hinduism concerning the relations of humans, God, and the universe.

Words Nearby Upanishads

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How to use Upanishads in a sentence

  • This is very clearly enunciated in the philosophy of the Upanishads.

  • In the corner of Schopenhauer's apartment there sat an effigy of the Buddha; volumes of the Upanishads lay on his table.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
  • In the Upanishads the sacrifice of the horse is infused, as we have indicated, with mystic symbolism.

    Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • You will come across that word in the study of the Upanishads, in the Vedas, in the Gita, and in many such books.

    The Inner Consciousness | Swami Prakashananda
  • This idea is first inculcated in the Upanishads, and is recognized in Hindu systems of philosophy.

    The Religions of Japan | William Elliot Griffis