ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram - 4.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-2. "The Atma or the Self is motionless " .....Says the Upanishad.
When it says that it is motionless, it is not to be understood as explaining the inability or the impotency of the Supreme.
The word 'motionless' is only an indicarion of the all-pervasiveness of the Supreme Reality.
Motion is a change in time and space.
example : If an object 'O' is at a place 'P' at a time 'T,' and if 'O' is found at different place 'P1' at different time 'T1,' then the movement is OPT becoming OP1T1. This is possible only when 'O' is conditioned by PT and P1T1.
I can go from this chair to another chair, the other chair I am not sitting in.
A thing can move to another spot only when it is not already occupying that indicated spot.
When I am sitting in this chair, I cannot move myself into this very chair; for I am already filling with myself this entire chair.
Similarly, the "Atma" cannot move because it is all-pervading.
An all-pervading Reality cannot and need not move anywhere because there is "NO SPOT WHEREIN IT IS NOT ALREADY EXISTING."
This idea is indicated in the epithet "motionless" used there by the great Rishi.
Next : Discussion-3. terms "anejat" ( motionless, steady, changeless ) ......"jagat" ( moving, running, changing ) ....
To be continued ....