ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -2.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion- 6. "evam".......
Thus ( evam ) : - Physical activities for an entire life-time, with knowledge of the Real and in a spirit of paying homage unto Him, detached from the anxiety for the fruits and from the ego-sense, is recommended here.*
* "Renouncing all actions in Me, with mind centred on the Self, free from hope and egoism, free from ( mental ) fever, fight"( Gita-3.30.)
For, such activities are laudable, being no bar to spiritual progress.
In fact, these are helpful to prepare the students for the highest meditation-flights.
The term evam, meaning 'in this manner,' can be referred to what has been already indicated in the previous mantram, or may refer to the pattern of work as expounded in the following mantra-s of this Upanishad.
In either way, it amounts to saying that even a Man of Perfection, who through renunciation has come to experience the world 'clothed in Isa' must also work; to seekers, dedicated work is a sadhana for their inner purification of vasana-s.
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To be continued ...