ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -1.





ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

or  


VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD 



Mantram -1.


Discussion - 13. "Do  not  covet  the  wealth  of  another." .....


The  very  first  mantram,  there  is  therefore,  not  only  a  statement  of  Truth  and  its  amplifications,  but  a  definiten  method  of  realisation  is  also  pointed  out.

Even  this  much  would  have  been  sufficient  to  raise  the  Mantram  to  the  pinnacles  of   a  literary  perfection  and  philosophical  beauty  unparalled  in  any  language;  but  this  is  not  at  all.

To  crown  the  entire  effort,  as  it  were,  here  within  the  same  Mantram,  the  Rishi  has  also  hinted  at,  how  much  a  Perfect  One  will  live  thereafter  and  how  a  seeker  in  his  pilgrimage  should  try  to  live.

As  an  injunction  to  the  seekers  and  as  a  description  of  the  mental  attitude  of  the  Perfect  One,  we  have  the  statement  in  the  last  quarter  of  the  Mantram  :  

"Do  not  covet  the  wealth  of  another."

"Covetousness   aruses  from  the  muddy  pools  of  desires;  desires  procreate  thoughts,  and  thoughts  degenerate  into  actions."



The  Seer  in  the  Upanishad  is  advising  not  to  covet  the  wealth  of  others,  thereby,  he  is  prescribing  for  the  Seeker  training  for  the  control  of  his  desires.

To  control  desires  is  to  control  the  actions,  and  to  that  ectent  it  is  an  atempt  to  throttle  the  activities  of  the  "ignorance" or  "error"  in  us.

To be continued  ....


   

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