The Maitrayaniya Upanishad (Sanskrit: मैत्रायणीय उपनि षद्, Maitrāyaṇīya Upaniṣad) is an ancient Sanskrit text that is embedded inside the Yajurveda. The Maitrayaniya Upanishad is associated with the Maitrayanas school of the Yajurveda. It is a part of the "Krishna Yajurveda". The Maitrayaniya Upanishad consists of seven Prapathakas (lessons). The first Prapathaka is introductory, the next three are structured in a question-answer style and discuss metaphysical questions relating to Atman (Self, Soul), while the fifth to seventh Prapathaka are supplements. Recensions is a reverence for soul, that can be summarized in a few words as, "(Man) is the Self – the immortal, the fearless, the Brahman".