ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-7. People ( Janah )....Atma-hanah .... and final summation ....
People ( Janah ) = Those who destroy their Self in them : - meaning, "those who cloud Its brilliancy by the mental agitations and consequent false values of life," are called -
The Self ( Atma ) is immortal, blissful, perfect.
In not identifying with this Divine Centre in us, we hug on to the "body-mind-intellect" vehicles, and come to experience ourselves to be mortal, pain-ridden and imperfect.
Such ego-s ( jiva-s ), as a result of their "Vasanas," again and again take up forms and come to be born in different environments where they seek satisfaction through sense-gratification, happiness through desire fulfilment, security through wealth, and glory through popularity.
Suffering failures, sorrows, dejection and despairs, the man ( jana ) again dies, to be reborn in other environments with required vehicle to fulfil his life and its inner urges.
Those, who thus are caught in the wheel of life-death-and life again, are called "Janah".
With this mantram the third "wave-of-thought" in the Upanishad has ended.
Here follows the fourth 'wave-of-thought' in which we find a beautiful description of the Self, the goal to be reached, where alone is the divine sense of eternal fulfilment.
Next : Mantram-4.
To be continued ....