ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -1.







ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD 



Mantram -1.


Discussion-15. "Path  of  Renunciation"  or  " Knowledge"  ......


Each  of  these  topics,  themselves  the  theme  of  chapters  of  discussion  in  all  orthodax  textbooks,  has  been  clearly  pointed  out  here  with  simple  phrases,  each  constituting  a  pada  of  the  Mantram.

Thus,  in  the  four  line  Manrams,  there  are  these  four  aspects  of  philosophy  completely  discussed  through  indicative  and  pregnant  phrases.



This  mantram  is  intended  for  those  of  our  generation  who  believe  in  the  "Path  of  Renunciation" or  "Knowledge".

In  the  next Mantram,  we  have  a  complete  exposition  of  the  "Theory  of  Action",  which  is  the  manifesto  advocated  by  the  opposite  group  of  mental  temperaments.

This  is  an  immortal  and  eternal  controversy.




So  long  as  man  is  constituted  as  he  is,  there  will  certainly  be  this  great  controversy  raging  with  different  intensities  at  different  periods  of  history,  men  are  apt  to  advocate,  encourage  and  live  the  "life  of  renunciation  and  pure  knowledge",  while following  it  comes  the  other  wave  of  a  revolt  against  this  life  of  quiet  growth  and  inward  culture,  abd,  in  its  place,  history  carves  out  a  wild  outward  civilixation  of  material  gains  and  physical  comforts.


These  usher  in  an  era  of  sweat,  toil  and  labour.


Next : Final summation  of  whole  discussion  ....

To be continued  ....






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