ISAVASYA UPANISHAD : - Mantram - 4.






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VAJASANEYI    SAMHITA    UPANISHAD


Mantram-4.


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  ...    

       

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