ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -2.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
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 ....