ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram - 4.
ISAVASYA UPANISHAD :
VAJASANEYI SAMHITA UPANISHAD
Discussion-3. terms "anejat" ( motionless, steady, changeless ) ......"jagat" ( moving, running, changing ) ....
The term 'anejat' used here is in perfect cotrast with 'jagat,' which is our constant experience.
Sotoo, the Upanishad indicates Truth as one ( Ekam ) as a contrast with many ( Anekam ) that we experience.
Thus the Truth has been here defined through the indications contained in these terms as something other than our 'known' experinces.
It is the One in many, the constant factor that sustains in and through all changes; as the Ocean does, in spite of the calamities of the waves!
The seekers strive to realise this Unity in the diversity, this unifying chord of love and joy, existence and power that strings them all together.
Read : Gita : Chapter-7. Slokam-7.
"Sutre manigana iva"
The Upanishad asserts that the Self ( Atma ) is swifter than the mind.
By denying motion, it is not denying the speed which is its rate of motion.
But the Self runs faster, because the Reality in the form of 'existence' is already there, before the mind could reach the spot of its contemplation.
You could see, at this moment, in thought, any distant place which you might have visited earlier.
The thought can certainly move to that place of previous experience in almost no time, but, by the time the thought has reached the spot, the spot seems to have been already blessed by the quality or the Princile of Existence.
Thus, Reality seems to have already reached the places where the mind could, in its arrow flight, land at any time.
Next : Discussion -4. "Self ( Atma ) ..All-pervading ...'Deva-s could not overtake it'...
To be continued ...