ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -1.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
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 ....