ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -1.





ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD 



Mantram -1.



 Discussion-9. "That  renounced"  (  tena  tyaktena  --   first  two  words  in  the  beginning  of  second  line  of  the  Mantram)   ....." envelops  all  this " ( Isa vasyam  idagm  sarvam  ---  in  the  beginning  of  the  Mantram  ...


"That  renounced" (  tena   tyaktena )   :- -  This  is  the  effective  part,  the  technique  to  experience  the  Lord  that  "envelops  all  this" ( Isa   vasyam   idagm  sarvam).

Identified  with  the  beauty  of  sculpture,  many  a  time,  we  fail  to  notice  the  material  with  which  it  is  made.

Very   rarely  are  you  recognising  the  paper  on  which   these  words  are  printed.

You  are  seeing  the  ideas  through  the  word-meanings,  and  not  the  colour  of  the  white  paper.

And  yet,  you  know  that  these  printed  words  are  impossible  to  read  if  the  paper were  black  in  colour!

To  see  the  colour  of  the  paper  is  to  ignore  the  words.

To  renounce  the  enchantments  of  and  hungers  for  the  names  and  forms  is  to  recognise  the  Lord,  the  Infinite.



We  are  indebted  to  "Sri  Madhavacharya" for  a  beautiful  new  meaning  to  this  portion  of  the  Mantram.

"Tena"  also  means  " by  Him,"  who  has  been  indicated  already  as  "Isa,"  the  Lord  in  the  first  line  of  the  Mantram.

"Tena,"  therefore,  is  "by  Hin,"  the  "Isa";  "tyaktena" means  renounced,  gifted  away.

So,  'tena  tyaktena' means  that  which  is  left  to  us  by  Him,  you  enjoy   ( bhunjithah ).

Offer  unto  the  Lord,  and  then,  as  His  *"PRASADAM."  what   you  get,  "enjoy" it.         

Note:

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1. "What  Gods  give  to  you,  offer  it  to  them,  and  then  partake  it;  or  else  you  are  a  thief"---Gita : ch-3. slo-12.--"Given  by  God" ( Tena  tyaktena).

2. Whatever you  see  --- greatness,  beauty,  or  glory,  O Arjuna,  know  that  to be  a  bit  of  "My  Glory"--Gita : ch-10. slo-41..

3. Interesting  to  note  that  the  word  "grdhah"  in "Samskritam"  is  "Vulture";  the  'seer'  has  rightly  used  the  term  'gradhah'  which  suggests  greed  which  is  vulture-like.   


Next : Discussion -10. "Where  is  the  wealth" ( kasya  svit  dhanam ) ...

To be continued  ... 

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