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3.16.2004

Ganesha Upanishad 

PhilHine.org has a nice commentary on the Ganesha Upanishad.
The Ganesha Upanishad belongs to the class of Hindu Vedic texts that are considered to be revelatory - sruti - "that which is heard", and in some quarters, are held to be without 'origin'. It is a manifestation of a particular 'Truth'. It should be noted that the Ganesha Upanishad, like other Upanishads, is not merely to be studied as a written text, but to be spoken - the text not only functions as instructive scripture, but also as a performative liturgy - the act of speaking the Upanishad becomes a revelatory experience. It's important to note that in the Tantric traditions, written texts have only a secondary importance in relation to their oral utterance and interpretation.

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