ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -3.






ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD


Mantram-3.


 Discussion -3. 'If  a  generation  refuses  to  live  the  higher  values  of  the  Life  Divine,  ......? ....( Continue   reading  from  here )   ...


and  plan  out  its  cultural  activities  and  creative  programmes,  it  must,  at  least  necessarily,  work  in  the  world  with  all  enthusiasm  and  zeal  to  produce   sufficiently,  to  distribute  equally,  and  to  enjoy  liberally.

In  short,  the  world  can  sustain  itself  only  through  diligent  activity  either  in  its  spiritual  life  or  in  its  planned-out  material  existence.




This  particular  mantram  under  discussion  is  opening  out  to  us  a  danger  which  is  well  known  in  our  communal  living.

If  a  community  is  neither  willing  to  live  the  higher  values  nor  be  efficient  in  its  constructive  material  programme,  such  a  generation  should  slowly  decay  both  in  its  head  and  heart  and  come  to  live  a  life  of  barbarous  excesses.

To  them,  thereafter,  is  left  only  the  philosophy  of  the  animals.

Their  pre-occupation,  thereafter,  can  only  be  in  demanding  ample  chance  to  earn  with  least  activity,  maximum  idleness  and  endless  leisure,  indiscriminate  breeding  with  no  duties  towards  their  own  children!

If  such  be  the  state  of  existence  of  any  community,  surely  'that  community  that  has  lost  its' :  "soul,"  and  it  will  only  carve  out  for  itself  a  civilization  clamouring  urgently  for  the  sorrows  of  a  "dark  age!! "

Next : Discussion -4. "Historical Truth ---- because  of  such  individuals  and  communities "......

To  be  continued  ...



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