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Mantram-4.


 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  ....





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