ऐतरेय आरण्यक  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

aitarey aranyak men, panch prapathak hain, jo prithakh aranyak ke nam se hi prasiddh hain. yah aranyak sahity ka hi ek ang hai.

  • pratham aranyak men mahavrat ka varnan hai, jo gavamayanasngyk satrayag ka upanty din mana jata hai. mahavrat ke anushthan men prayojy shastron ki vyakhya isamen adhyatmik aur pratikatmak dhng se ki gee hai.
  • dvitiy aranyak ke pratham tin adhyayon men ukth ya nishkaivaly shastr tatha pranavidya aur purush ka varnan hai. is aranyak ke chaturth, pancham tatha shashth adhyayon men aitareyopanishad hai.
  • tritiy aranyak 'snhitopanishadh' ke roop men bhi prasiddh hai. isamen snhita, pad–kram tatha svar–vynjanadi ke svaroop ka niroopan hai. is khand men shakaly tatha mandookey pramriti acharyon ke maton ka ullekh hai.
  • chaturth aranyak men mahanamni richaon ka sngrah hai. ye richaen bhi mahavrat men prayojy hain.
  • pancham aranyak men mahavrat ke madhyadin savan ke nishkevalyashastr ka varnan hai.

dvitiy prapathak ke prarambh men kaha gaya hai ki vaidik anushthan ke marg ka ullnghan karane vale pakshi, paudhe tatha sarp prabhriti roopon men janm lete hain aur isake viparit vaidik marg ke anuyayi agni, adity, vayu prabhriti devon ki upasana karate hue uttam lokon ko prapt karate hain. purush ko prgya–sampann hone ke karan isase vishesh gaurav pradan kiya gaya hai.[1] aitarey aranyak men atma ke svaroop ka niroopan karate hue kaha gaya hai ki jo purush sab praniyon men vidyaman ashrut, adrisht aur avigyat hai, kintu jo shrota, manta, drashta, vigyata ityadi hai, vahi atma hai.[2] 'mahavrat' sngyk krity ke namakaran ki vyakhya karate hue kaha gaya hai ki indr vritr ko marakar mahanh ho ge isilie ise 'mahavrat' kaha gaya (aitarey aranyak 1.1.1).

aitarey aranyak se gyat hota hai ki us samay samaj men striyon ko vishisht sthan prapt tha. kaha gaya hai ki patni ko prapt karake hi purush poorn hota hai.[3] naitikata par, isamen, vishesh bal diya gaya hai. kaha gaya hai, satyavadi laukik sampatti to prapt karata hi hai, vaidikanushthanon se kirtibhajan bhi ho jata hai.[4]


panne ki pragati avastha
adhar
prarambhik
madhyamik
poornata
shodh


tika tippani aur sndarbh

  1. 'purushe tavevavistaramatma s hi prgyanen sampannatamo vigyatn vigyann pashyati' (aitarey aranyak 2.3.2
  2. 's yoatoashrutoagatoamatoanatoadrishtoavigyatoanadishtah shrota manta drashtaaadeshta ghoshta vigyata prgyata sarveshan bhootanamantar purushah s m atmeti vidyath' (3.2.4
  3. 'purusho jayan vittva kritsnataramivatmann manyate' (1.3.5
  4. 'tadetath punyn phaln yatsatyn s heshvaro yashasvi kalyan–kirtirbhavitoah pushpn hi phaln vachah satyn vadati' (2.3.6

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