ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -2.





ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

or  


VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD 


Mantram-2.


Discussion-5. "Alone  ( eva),  ( kurvam  eve ),  ( karmani  eva), ........


Alone  ( eva)  :-  This  term  adds  power  and  strength  in  its  usage.

It  must  be  read  along  with  all  the  words  in  the  first  line  of  the  Mantram.

By  doing  verily  ( kurvan  eve )  ,  work  verily  ( karmani  eva),  a  full  hundred  years  verily  ( satagm  samah  eva ).

The  force  of  the  different  statements  have  been  supremely  enhanced  by  this  reinforcement;  such  usages  are  common  in  Samskrtam.



Thus,  the Upanishads  have  glorified  sweat  and  toil  to  the  highest  pinnacles  of  recognition  as  service.

The  "dignity  of  labour  consists  in  service,"  is  a  fact  nowhere  else  so  openly  declared  and  so  religiously  glorified  as  in  the  'Hindu'   scriptures.

Dedicated  and  noble  work  alone  can  polish  the  "Animal-Man" to  a  state  of  true  culture  and  right  discipline.

To  those  who  know  what  it  is,  work  is  not  a  slavery  or  a  drudgery,
 but  it  is  the  "catani "   ( Condiment  consumed  with  meals  to  add  flavour  and  taste  to  food ... )   to  life.

But  when  dissipated  and  demoralised  members  of  a  generation  have,
in  their  misconstrued  enthusiasm,  fallen  off  their  track  into  a  disastrous  wreckage,  they  tumble  down  into  the  pits  of  "more  wages  and  less  hours   of  work !"

To  them  even  "no  work  and  all  money" (example :  kerala  trade  union  head  load workers   "NOKKU KOOLI" )  would  still  be  only  a  state  of  terrible  and  agonising  discontentment !!

Man  is  not  born  to  revel  in  idleness.

Nature  will  whip  the  'tamasic'   on  to  the  road  of  right  or  wrong  
activity  ( rajas ),  and  thereby  evolve  him  steadily  to  ( sattva ),  a  state
of  joy  with  "activity"  in  "inactivity",  which  we  earlier  mentioned  as  "unactivity".

Next : Discussion- 6. "evam".......

To  be  continued  ....



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