Sage Yajnavalkya of Mithila is a legendary sage of the Vedic tradition and is credited with many important contributions to the Vedic culture. These include the Satapatha Brahmana, which includes the gigantic Brhadaranyaka Upanisad, and also the Yoga Yajnavalkya and the Yajnavalkya Smrti. He is also featured in some of the major Upanisads as a key personality.Read More
A short story from Chandogya Upanisad
Long ago, there were two men of wisdom (Rsi-s) who lived in a peaceful and quite hermitage in the middle of the forest. They were ardent devotees of the wind God Vayu, and spent most of their time offering chants and rituals to honor him.
One afternoon, just as they were about to begin their meal, a beggar arrived holding his begging bowl and made a sincere request to them. "Pardon me respectful sages, could I beg for a part of your excess meal so I can sustain myself?"Read More