ASSIGNMENT 7: MAITREYI
In the BṚHADĀRAṆYAKA-UPANIṢAD 2.4 and 4.5 (Olivelle, Upaniṣads, pp. 28-30 and 69-71), the sage Yājñavalkya is about to depart—either to be a renunciant or to die—leaving his co-wives Maitreyī and Kātyāyanī. The episode centers on the sage’s teachings to Maitreyī before his departure. What does Yājñavalkya say about the ātman? about death? about immortality (amṛta)?
Cite all the passages that you quote or paraphrase and the page where the passages are found. Limit yourself to the questions that must be answered.
DUE: November 8
WORDS: Between 450-600 words.