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Maitrāyaṇī Upaniṣad


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Considered to be the most recent of the ‘major’ Upaniṣads, the Maitrāyaṇī (named after its principal teacher, Maitri) belongs to the Maitrāyaṇī Saṃhitā of the Black Yajur Veda. There is no general agreement about its date, but many detect evidence of Buddhist influence and a well-developed Vaiṣṇava theism in the Maitrāyaṇī, as well as references to a relatively late form of Sāṃkhya-Yoga. This suggests a composite text, assembled over a lengthy period, possibly between the 4th century bce and the early centuries ce.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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