This book contains the complete original Sanskrit text of the Upanishad on Nirvana, one of the Sannyasa Upanishads, with translation and commentary by a modern master.
Nirvanopanishad explains the nature of Paramahamsa sannyasins, who are one with the divine. It elaborates on their connection with disciples, spiritual path, lifestyle, and the teachings that they embody and live.
This Upanishad is the forty-seventh among the one hundred and eight Upanishads and forms part of the Rigveda. It enunciates in the style of aphorisms the progress of the Self-realized mendicant monk. His external accoutrements of patched garment, emblematic staff, sacred thread, etc., are all merged in the state of Self-realization. He is liberated while alive. He observes no religious vows and worships no gods. He is ever in the state of enjoyment of bliss and has realized the non-dualtiy of the Self. "The Nirvana Upanishad is worth knowing. It is full of the bliss of Nirvana. It is the kingdom of the bliss of Aum. It should be reflected on as the Self only." Commentary by Paramhamsa Niranjanananda.