ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -3.( Last Part )






ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD


Mantram-3.


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 -  
"Atma-hanah".

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 ....


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