ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -2.





ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD 


Mantram-2.


 Discussion-8. 'karma'...day-to-day  activities ..."work  for  work  sake".


In  the  old  scriptural  context,  the  word  'karma'   has  been  used  only  to  denote  the  ritualistic  actions,  which,  later  on  in  the  mythological  days,  came  to  be  interpreted  as  the  'asrama  dharma.'  

In  the context  of  the  present  day,  we  have  yet  to  reorientate  and  revitalize  our  'Upanishadic'   text  by   understanding  the  word  'karma'
to  mean  and  to  include  all  our  day-to-day  activities  -----   our  social,  economic,  political,  and  domestic  duties.

These  activities,  when  pursued  in  an  attitude  of  detachment  by  individuals,  can  never  bring  them  under  the  reaction  of  these  actions.

But  when  these  duties  are  performed  with  expectations  of  definite  results,  their  actions,  in  the  form  of  reactions,  cling  to  the  man.

The  individual  should,  therefore,  if  intelligent,  function  purely  in  a  spirit  of  "work  for  work's  sake".

Next : Discussion - 9. "Gita"-2.47, 3.20" 'Duty' ....

To be continued  ....
    

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