ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram -3.







ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :

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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD


Mantram-3.


Discussion-5. "Swami Sankaracharya's interpretations  .....


The  men  of  wisdom,  in  the  scriptures,  forecast  that  such  people  who  are  "Slayers  of  their  Souls",  will  go  to  the  "Sun-less
worlds",  'when  they  leave  their  bodies  (  pretya )'.



Swami  Sri  Adi  Sankaracharya,  however,  has  his  own  'orthodax'  interpretation.

Swamiji  wants  to  point  out  that  mere  rituals  without  knowledge  will  bring  the  individual  only  to  the  Heaven,  the  abode  of  the  'Suras'  ( Gods ).

Without  the  knowledge  of  the  Self  ( Atma )  even  these  worlds  of  the  Suras  are  only  the  worlds  of  'Asuras',  full  of  sorrow.

When  compared  with  Absolute  Bliss  in  the  Self,  they  are  indeed,  a  "A-Surya  worlds".



"Blindening  darkness  (  andhena  tamasa  )"  -  Again,  this  also  brings  out  the  contrast.

Here.  in  ignorance,  we  live  now  at  least   in  'visible'  darkness.

There,  in  the  Heaven,  due  to  the  extreme  enjoyments  freely  available  for  the  longer  periods  of  time,  it  may  be  considered  as  living  in  'blindening  darkness'.

Next : Discussion-6. 'theory  of  incarnation'  ...  'ego-centric equipment' ...  at  the  moment  of  death  ...

To be continued  ....    
 
 

   

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