ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -2.





ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

or  


VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD 



Mantram-2. 


 Discussion - 11. Last  four  terms  " na  karma  lipyate  nare"   in  this  second  mantram  .....


'Action  never  taints  such  a  man'  {  Na  karma  lipyate  nare  }  :

Lord  Krishna  also  says  in  the  Gita  ( 4-24)  -  that  work  can  never  contaminate  Him,  as  He  works  with  detachment  and  total  selflessness.

This  may  be  true  in  a  Godly  Perfect  One  like  Lord  Krishna.

What  about  us?

From  the  Mantram,  "even  in  you  a  mere  man"  ( tvayi  nare ),  even  though  at  this  moment  we  are  not  perfect,  even  in  us,  to  the  extent  we  can  bring  the  spirit  of  detachment   and  the  joy  of  dedication  into  our  work,  to  the  extent,  our  actions  cannot  affect  us.

Such  actions  contribute  a  purgation  of  the  existing  Vasanas   and  purify  the  instruments  of  meditation  in  the  seeker.



A  long  period  of  such  activities,  undertaken  in  a  spirit  of  detachment,  to  a  large  extent  cleanses  the  mind  of  its  impurities,  such  as,  desires,  attachments,  hatred,  selfishness,  jealousy,  greed,  etc.

Such  a  purified  mind  alone  can  have  the  required  intellectual  temper  and  spiritual  stability  to  pursue  the  path  of  righteousness  through  intense  and  high  meditation.



Thus  ends  the 'second  wave  of  thought'  in  this  'Upanishad.' 

The  first  wave  explained  to  us  'Path  of  Renunciation'  and  realisation,  
and  the  second  wave  has  exhorted  us  to  wish  for  a  full  hundred  
years  of  vigorous  life,  spent  in  loving  service  of  man  and  seeking  Him  in  and  through  the  joys  of  'selfless  activities.'

The  following  Mantram-3,  represents  the  third  'wave  of  thought',  and  it  explains  what  happens  in  case  one  is  'unwilling  to  follow  either'  of  the  above  two  paths ...

Next : Mantram-3.

To  be  continued  ....



  



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